Agios Nikolaos is a wonderfully authentic seaside village It warmly welcomes those who come here in search of genuine Greek village life, but has no intention to turn itself into a cosmopolitical holiday resort.
Fishing reains the main economic activity and, after their early morning sortie, the fishermen still sell their catch every day on the simple marble slab beside the small picture-book harbor. Much of this fish finds its way into the kitchens of the taverns that set out their tables in row. In the night during busy months of summer the road along the harbor turns into a pedestrian road.
There are also super-markets,café-bars,café, restaurants, butcher’s shop, sweet shops, bike hire shop and pharmacy in the village, fact that makes Agios Nikolaos a pleasantly self-contained place for a thoroughly easy-going holiday.
The small village of Agios Nikolaos is the sort of place that dedicated grecophiles return to year after year, but about which they will only tell their closest friends, for fear that its discovery by other travelers might eventually cause its exceptionally unspoilt character to change.
in a few words. The village of Agios Nikolaos is situated in the southern part of the Peloponnese, 45 kilometres away from the city of Kalamata. It is an unspoiled fishing village with its picturesque harbor offerring a quiet and peaceful holiday. Agios Nikolaos can be used as a base for sight-seeing excursions in the Peloponnese.
History Agios Nikolaos was a centre of fighting during the Greek Civil War. There are still three towers, built as machine gun emplacements scattered around the village; the largest about 20 metres / 66 feet high dominates the 'skyline' on the main road into the village.