If you feel like combining your visit with local activities, try to be in the village on the 29 th June, at the feast in honor of St. Paul, or on the 26 th of September when it is celebrated the feast of Aghios Ioannis Evangelistis (St. John the Evangelist); both are celebrated with the well-known local feasts (“panighyri”), where you will have the chance to join the locals in eating, drinking and dancing in honor of the Saints.
The village offers good accommodation facilities in hotels and rooms to let; restaurants, taverns and cafes for food and drink are available both in the village itself and at the nearby beaches. You will enjoy swimming at the well-protected beach just off the village, as well as at the beach of Aghia Fotia, 2 kilometers eastern to the village, at the exit of a valley, also well protected from the winds; you may also go to the beaches of Panemidi or Galini, some 3 kilometers at the East. If you wish to avoid big and noisy crowds, you may choose Achlia, some 5 kilometers far from the village at the East too.
Access from Aghios Nicolaos is possible by rented or private car and motorbikes, as well as by taxi from nearby Ierapetra.