We Love —
- Set amidst fragrant gardens on the East coast of Crete, this stylish hideaway features an Olympic-sized seawater pool, a stunning spa and an amazing array of restaurants.
- Located close to Heraklion and the ancient archaeological site, Knossos Palace.
- Choose from two luxurious room types, with a complimentary Half Board upgrade.
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Here to Help —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 20:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 to 17:30.
Your Destination —
The Heraklio region has Crete's most important and fascinating archeological sites. The island's rich & unique cultural heritage comes alive when traipsing through the Minoan palaces of Knossos, Phaestos, Malia & Gortyna. The many treasures unearthed at these sites are in the exceptional collection of the Archaeological Museum in the city of Heraklio—the island's capital.
Distances from your hotel
Heraklion city & port: 13 miles
Knossos Palace: 14 miles
Your Hotel —
This stunning luxury resort from luxury Grecotel group, excels in the stylish design and 5* services the brand is renowned for.
The beachfront location offers stunning sea views, complemented by the sleek, minimalist architecture of the hotel.
Start your day with sunrise yoga, then cool off with a lap or two of the Olympic sized infinity pool. Fill up on fantastic local cuisine at the buffet restaurant, or splash out on one of the many a la carte choices, for extra indulgence.
The serene spa offers Ayurvedic treatments to re-balance your body and mind, or if it's culture you;re after, book an excursion to one of the many ancient archaeological sights or charming villages nearby.
- 205 guestrooms
- 7 restaurants
- 2 bars
- Beach Lounge
- 1 Olympic-sized seawater pool
- 1 Children's paddling pool
- 1 heated indoor pool
- 2 tennis courts
- Watersports school
- Fitness classes
- PADI diving centre (nearby)
- Mountain Bike Centre (nearby)
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Please note: cancellation terms differ to those outlined in our T&C's and are likely to be higher
Your Room —
You may choose from a Superior Guestroom Garden View or a Superior Family Room.
Just for you: Wine and fruit basket in room upon arrival
Sleeps up to
These elegantly decorated rooms are located in the Candia & Lagoon Wings, and offer 31m² of space and a furnished balcony with view of the landscaped gardens. The stylish bathroom has a shower cubicle, bath and a wash basin with vanity unit.
Amenities include: Free wifi, satellite TV, bathrobes & slippers, electronic safe and independent air-conditioning & heating.
Sleeps up to
These more spacious rooms measure 40m² and are ideal for a family, thanks to the separate living area with convertible sofa beds and sliding doors for privacy.
Rooms located on the ground floor have a semi-private garden, whilst first floor rooms have a furnished balcony.
Amenities are as above.
Your Board Basis —
Just for you: upgrade to half board dining (breakfast and evening meal served in main Amirandes restaurant - excludes drinks) plus Tasty Corner for kids up to 12 years old (Snacks, drinks and choice of lunch from 11 to 5 pm)
AMIRANDES - MEDITERRANEAN BUFFET RESTAURANT
Traditional Mediterranean cuisine combines with international delicacies in the hotel’s main restaurant. Serving extensive buffets for breakfast and dinner - including healthy and vegetarian options. Four dining areas encircle the ornamental lagoon.
LAGO DI CANDIA - FINE DINING
The elegant Lago di Candia restaurant features an international a la carte menu inspired by its spectacular waterfront setting. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximise the views across the romantically illuminated lagoon, beach and sea whilst dining in the evening. Children's meal on request.
MINOTAUR - MODERN ITALIAN CUISINE
Named after the mythical creature which lived in the Labyrinth of the Palace of Knossos, a few kilometres from Amirandes, this restaurant features an amazing collection of genuine Picasso ceramics of the Minotaur. Sophisticated and refined Italian food is this restaurant's specialty.
PETRINO - SEA FOOD AL FRESCO
Savour simple, stylish, al fresco lunches with seascapes to match. Feast on the succulent catch of the day, or share a Greek meze with friends. Children's meals on request.
XASTERIA - CRETAN ORGANIC CUISINE"
Xasteria pays tribute to Cretan cuisine with a menu bursting with island flavours. When Cretan people eat, they spend a long time, eating and drinking raki or wine while talking about everything under the sun. Xasteria recreates a village-style menu using the freshest ingredients from local villages including organic produce from Grecotel’s own Agreco Farm.
BLUE MONKEY - ASIAN RESTAURANT
Serving oriental delicacies cooked to order, Blue Monkey features modern twists on Eastern favourites. Breathtaking sunsets create the perfect backdrop for an avant-garde Asian dining experience. Children’s meal on request.
BY THE POOL - ALL DAY BRASSERIE
Ideal for relaxed daytime refreshments, 'By the Pool Brasserie' is situated next to the Olympic-size seawater pool. Natural stone terraces with seemingly endless sea views provide private spots for morning coffee, all-day snacks, relaxing lunches or simply watching the world go by, with toes dangling in the cooling water.
LABYRINTH - LAGOON BAR
The Labyrinth lounge bar reflects the resort’s indulgent details and cosmopolitan appeal. A popular spot for sipping a sundowner and enjoying a light bite, the views of the lagoon and sea from the plush sunken seats create the impression of floating on the surrounding water. There is also live evening music.
SUNSET LOUNGE - EXCLUSIVE BAR BY THE BEACH (high season only)
This brand new beach lounge showcases stunning sunsets over the mesmerizing Cretan skyline.
Grecotel’s Agreco Farm gives a whole new meaning to ‘real experience.’ Founded by Grecotel’s owners on a 40-hectare estate near Rethymno, Crete, the traditional farm showcases centuries-old farming methods. The farm provides a fascinating insight into the organic production of the island’s simple and healthy food – a must for any visitor to Crete. Offers tours, cooking lessons and tasting sessions.
Your Time —
Head to the serene spa for pampering, where signature treatments use organic plants, herbs and extracts from Crete’s fertile landscapes. Ayurvedic therapies by expert Indian therapists are another highlight.
• Seven treatment and massage suites
• Indoor pool
• Relaxation Lounges serving complimentary tea & juices
• Men’s and women’s changing rooms with sauna, showers & lockers
• Beauty Centre with manicure / pedicure room
• Gym equipped with the latest Cardio -Fitness equipment
• Ayurveda Centre
• Open-air seafront Yoga area
It's easy to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors with the wide range of sports on offer here. Choose from tennis, watersports, aerobics classes and more.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers are included for members who book flights with us. The transfer distance/time from Heraklion airport is approximately 19km/25min.