The center of Agios Nikolaos city is the best choice for shopping in the area as it has the biggest variety of shops of all kinds.
Agios Nikolaos has an impressive variety of goods to offer shoppers, from top designer labels, high quality leather goods and exquisite jewelry to excellent articles of traditional Cretan art, minoan copies and local cosmetics, food products and delicacies.
One can also find fine art galleries and woven handicrafts, international bookstores, kiosks with greek and foreign press, cafeterias as well as traditional coffee shops, tavernas and restaurants with an inexhaustible assortment of snacks and specialities of greek and Cretan cooking.
The area of Mirabello is home to many important producers of herbs, natural cosmetics, honey and olive oil of great quality and nutritional standards. Many of them open their facilities for visitors and ofter offer educational courses for children and families, providing the opportunity for people to combine shopping with knowledge. It is a wonderful experience for people of all ages.
Shops are open from 9 am to 9 pm from Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Tourist shops are open 9 am-10 pm 7 days a week.