‘Idyllic Getaway Nestled in Cretan Cove’
Situated in a private cove on the north east of Crete is Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas. With accommodation integrated into the environment, you can choose between rooms, suites, and villas. The resort has a seawater infinity pool overlooking the Aegean ocean, a water sports centre on the beach, tennis courts and newly refurbished speciality spa. Six restaurants showcase Cretan cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
‘Celebrated Beauty of the Southern Mediterranean’
Gardens lapped by turquoise waters and palm-fringed lagoons swirling past natural stone terraces are the hallmarks of Grecotel Amirandes – a sophisticated beachfront resort that offers the highest standards of Mediterranean luxury and refinement. Styled after the sprawling palaces of the Minoan kings and Venetian nobles who once ruled Crete, Grecotel Amirandes introduces guests to the easy elegance of true European luxury. Amirandes is ideally situated within easy access of Heraklion International Airport and the archaeological site of Knossos. It features 3 refreshing pools - both freshwater and seawater - an extensive and well equipped spa, and a range of incredible dining options from Mediterranean buffet style to stylish Italian cuisines. Guests can dine on the beachfront or atop the lagoon on floating pavilions. Villa residences have access to an exclusive area of the beach with private gazebos, perfect for relaxation on soothing shores.
‘Boutique Exclusivity on the Coast of Crete’
Fringed by the Gulf of Mirabello and just one mile away from the fishing village of Elounda, this boutique hotel offers suites and villas set in landscaped gardens with sea views. A family-owned and run property, Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites has a Private Beach Club which is a 10-minute shuttle ride away. It has a bar and sun beds, and water sports and activities are offered on request. The hotel has a spa with a sauna, steam bath, and a fully equipped gym. There are two restaurants, and events include private dining and Culinary Theme Nights.
‘Private Villas and an Award-Winning Spa’
Overlooking the gulf of Mirabello in Crete, Blue Palace has much to offer including a private beach, spa and excursions across to nearby island, Spinalonga. Rooms and suites come complete with a balcony or terrace and villas are on another level. The Grand Villa, for example, offers a 31sqm outdoor hydro jet pool, indoor sauna, large lounge area and access to The Haven, a beach space exclusively available to guests staying in villas and the Island Luxury Suite. There are a number of restaurants and bars offering Asian, Greek and Cretan dishes.
'A Luxurious Resort in a Scenic Corner of Crete'
CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa is Elounda's most stylish design hotel, with 70 rooms and villas boasting private swimming pools and gorgeous ocean views over the legendary Spinalonga Island. With four restaurants and menus created by the famous Greek Michelin Chef, Lefteris Lazarou, Cayo's delicious cuisines make it the perfect destination for foodies. The soul nourishing Armonia Spa offers a diverse menu of treatments, an indoor relaxing pool, steam room, and sauna. Enjoy slow days relaxing by Cayo's grand swimming pools or on sunbeds on the resort’s prime spot on Plaka Beach. The surrounding area is ideal for water sports and adventurous excursions in the culture-rich location. Customers of Destinology can also enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine from Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa.
'All Suites, Villas and Residences – Stunning Spinalonga Views'
A member of the luxury Domes Resorts portfolio, Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is on the north coast of Crete overlooking the historic island of Spinalonga. After a renovation, the look and feel of the main building and new suites are now aligned with the design of Domes Luxury Residences. You'll find well-equipped suites, residences and villas, each with either a private pool or Jacuzzi, while guests staying in the Private and Luxury Residences or Luxury Villas will receive Domes Resorts' signature Haute Living inclusions as standard. The Domes Spa with stunning views of the Mediterranean, features a black mosaic freshwater pool, sauna and hammam alongside Elemis products and treatments.
‘Private Resort on a Blue Flag Beach’
St Nicolas Bay is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is in a spectacular waterfront location overlooking Mirabello Bay. The resort offers discreet luxury with a focus on intimacy, privacy and elegance. Using both stone and marble the local architecture features a modern and contemporary twist. It is set within landscaped gardens with both olive trees and flowers and spectacular sea views. There are a variety of pools, the Poseidon Spa, boutique, small shop, art gallery and water sports centre. St Nicholas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas has introduced a number of new features of 2023, including a new range of accommodation located at Olives & Sea – these secluded suites with harbour and sea views are the perfect residences for families and couples, and some also have private pools. The resort has also open a new outdoor, adults only swimming pool, a new open air gym and yoga space, and a new semi open air children’s playground. Guests can enjoy jogging routes through the olive tree grove and herb gardens, as well as a new teenagers club with various activities available, and dishes created using seasonal fruits and vegetables from the resort’s organic gardens.
‘Ultra-Stylish, Open Plan, Contemporary - Private Pools’
Abaton Island Resort & Spa is a luxurious hotel which overlooks the bay of Malia. This contemporary Greek property has 152 rooms and suites – 71 with a private pool, or access to a shared pool. There are four restaurants - seafood, Cretan or sushi and steak, you’ll also find a Buddha-Bar Beach Abaton Crete. Leisure includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa with Elemis products, private karaoke room, private helipad and fitness centre.
‘Picturesque Beachfront Hotel with Family-Friendly Amenities'
Located directly beside Kolymvari Beach in one of the most scenic bays in Crete, the Avra Imperial Hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay in a beautiful setting. Each room or suite offers a sleek modern interior and outdoor area, with some featuring a private pool. The hotel offers several activities for children of all ages as well as child-friendly accommodation and children's pools. Sample Mediterranean, Italian, or Greek cuisine at one of the delicious poolside restaurants or unwind with an aromatherapy massage in the luxury spa. For those eager to stay active, the hotel has a fitness centre, two tennis courts, yoga classes and pilates classes.