Grecotel Amirandes

‘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 Grecotel Greek luxury. Amirandes is ideally situated within easy access to 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.

In Our Opinion

‘This is a comprehensive luxury resort that provides a stylish base – the location is slightly remote but this is counter balanced by the stunning landscapes, beautifully appointed accommodation and vast array of exciting facilities and activities.’


Enjoy American gourmet and Greek buffet breakfasts as well as traditional Mediterranean cuisines and world delicacies for lunch and dinner. Amirandes also hosts themed evenings. 


A beachfront seafood restaurant open for al fresco lunches.

By the Pool

A place to enjoy snacks and fresh salads poolside.


An a la carte Cretan restaurant serving dishes made from organic produce. A children's menu is also available here.

Blue Monkey

Enjoy modern twists on Eastern favourites as well as oriental delicacies for dinner. Children's menus are also available. 

Lago di Candia

A waterfront location serbing prime steaks and fresh fish, with additonal children's menus.


A gourmet Italian restaurant with an a la carte dinner menu. 

Agreco Taverna

Enjoy a sumptuous six course fresh menu for dinner at this farm taverna near Rethymno. 

Labyrinth Lagoon Bar

Sink into sunken lounges and listen to live music while enjoying a drink or a cocktail. 

Sunset Lounge

Enjoy live DJ music and cocktails by the beach. 

Room Service

Available 24 hours a day for an extra charge. 


  • Two coves of sandy beaches
  • Separate Villa Beach area with private gazebos 
  • 1 Olympic size seawater swimming pool 
  • 1 children's freshwater pool 
  • 1 indoor freshwater spa pool 
  • Amphitheatre 
  • Orthodox Greek Chapel

Elixir Alchemy Spa 

  • Indoor pool 
  • Sauna 
  • Private massage rooms 
  • Beauty salon 
  • Beach massage area

Fitness Room 

  • Elliptical trainers
  • Treadmills 
  • Bikes 
  • Weight benches
  • Technogym weights 
  • Aerobic area

Land Sports

  • Mini soccer
  • Basketball 
  • Beach volley 
  • Table tennis 
  • Boccia 
  • Tennis 
  • Golf Academy 

Water Sports (extra charges apply)

  • Water sports school 
  • Sailing cruises
  • Pedal boats
  • Canoes 
  • Kayaking 
  • Wind surfing 
  • Jet ski 
  • Boat safari 
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving (nearby)


  • Boutiques 
  • Wi-fi 
  • Grecotel mobile app 
  • 24 hour WhatsApp concierge 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Medical services 
  • Car rental desk 
  • Taxi service 
  • VIP luxury transfers 
  • Money exchange 
  • ATM 

The hotel welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following to make their stay more enjoyable.


  • Residences are suitable for children 


  • Children's menus are available at select restaurants
  • Children up to 12 years old dine for free at the 'Tasty Corner'


  • Baby equipment can be pre ordered before arrival 
  • Baby food made to order

Grecoland Kids Club

  • Ages 4-12 - under 4's must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian 

Grecoteens Activities 

  • Ages 13+
  • Run seasonally 


  • Doctor on call, extra charges apply 


  • Available for an extra charge



Grecotel Amirandes is in the Gouves area on the east coast of Crete, just under 20 minutes away from Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis.

Nearby Attractions Include

  • Gouves – 1.8 miles
  • Heraklion – 12.3 miles
  • Crete Golf Club – 16.5 miles