Agios Nikolaos anchorage
Location: 35* 11'.6 25*43'.0 (28410) 22312 VHF Ch 6,7,8,12,19
Agios Nikolaos is easily seen as you come from Spinalonga. There is a small
island in front of the city with a church on it. The town is built on the hills
above the shore. The small harbour in front of Agios Nikolaos is used by tour
boats in the summer and the inner harbour (under the bridge) by small fishing
boats. The new marina constructed east of Akrotiri Mandraki has full facilities
and can accommodate many boats. Approaching from the east the white government
buildings above the marina can easily be seen. From the west you pass the old
harbour, round Akrotiri Mandraki and the harbour is evident.
Facilities: The new marina provides full services, electricity and water on
the quay. Fuel refills are easily arranged. There are Port Police, Customs and
Immigration as Agios Nikolaos is a Port of Entry. The city of Agios Nikolaos
has a General Hospital, private doctors, dentists, and pharmacies. There are
banks, post and telephone offices that offer complete services. Many shops are
available for provisions and most repair work can be done here. Agios Nikolaos
has many hotels and tavernas. During full season it may be difficult to find
a room in town.
Comments: The stern-to, bow-to and alongside moorings in the new marina provide
excellent shelter in all weather. The harbour entrance is lit with green on
the right and red on the left. The Akrotiri Mandraki also has a flashing red
light on the north point.
This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.