10. Agios Nikolaos, Crete – Greece
The colourful streets lined by chic clothing stores, buzzing bars, earthy coffee houses (kafeneia), bustling waterfront, and flamboyant fashionistas, Agios Nikolaos is not just a coastal town sitting pretty partially upon the ruins of the ancient city of Lato pros Kamara but an amazing summer holiday island in Europe. Named after the patron saint of sailors Saint Nicholas Agios, Nikolaos was settled in the bronze age on the Greek island of Crete.
Picturesque and fun, this gorgeous island attracts a huge number of tourists from across the globe especially in summers when it is the best time to explore the spectacular beaches of the town. A small lagoon Lake Voulismeni is also a popular tourist attraction. However, the best way to enjoy your summers here is by strolling along the beach. Park yourself in a café or bar, buy swanky clothes and relax. This summer, head to Agios Nikolaos. You won’t regret it.