Nestled in a beautiful natural landscape, Agios Nikolaos is a charming mountain village with a rich historical heritage. The tranquil Sminos River flows through the municipality's wider area, adding to the village's serenity. Perched on a hill, the prominent cement tower and village houses offer a breathtaking view that is hard to resist. This fortress was built during the Greek Civil War (1946-1949) and is a testament to the village's past.
Adjacent to the village, Bardounia Castle holds a central geographic position among the Frangic castles of Mystras and Leuctra. Dating back to the Byzantine era, this castle sits naturally fortified, offering a glimpse of the past.
At the "Myloi" location, a charming stone bridge connects the two sides of the river while ancient watermills still stand, a reminder of days gone by. The river's flow has sculpted natural formations a short distance uphill, creating inviting pools for a refreshing swim.
The former children's camps, constructed in 1964 using traditional materials like stone and tile, are approximately one kilometre from Agios Nikolaos. They blend perfectly into the lush green surroundings, adding to the village's timeless beauty.
Perched on the slopes of Mount Taygetos, Agios Nikolaos offers breathtaking views of the plateau, with the majestic peaks of Taygetos dominating the horizon. Chestnut trees, walnut trees, oak trees, dense plane trees, and vast olive groves line a winding road leading to the village, which seemingly disappears amidst the lush foliage.