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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 European luxury. Amirandes is ideally situated within easy access of Heraklion’s international airport and the archaeological site of Knossos. It features a spa, a range of dining options from Mediterranean buffet style to stylish Italian cusine, there is something for everyone.



In Our Opinion

‘Comprehensive luxury resort that provides an stylish base – the location is slightly remote but this is counter balanced by the beautiful location, stunning accommodation and array of facilities and activities on offer’

  • Direct dial phone
  • 32’’-37’’ Flat screen satellite LCD TV/CD/DVD
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Independent air-conditioning & heating
  • Electronic safe
  • Mini Bar with international brands of refreshments
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Beach & pool towels
  • Daily maid service
  • Welcome drink and escort to room
  • Welcome offer in room, fresh fruits & mineral water
  • 24 hours room service (with charge)
  • Deluxe toiletries

Creta Dream Villa with Courtyard ,Sea View and private Heated Pool

The villa is set in an elegantly landscaped courtyard and a private terrace with a luxurious infinity pool and is perfect for a family or a couple who want the maximum privacy. On the ground floor, there is an entrance hall with WC/shower and a spacious living area, which can be converted to a bedroom for 2 children.

FEATURES

  • 65sqm indoor/67sqm outdoor
  • 13sqm pool
  • King size master bedroom facing the sea
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Living area which can be converted to a bedroom for 2 children
  • Located in the exclusive villa area
  • 2 floor residence
  • Infinity pool with temperature control
  • Private entrance with landscaped courtyard and decorative fountain
  • Al fresco sunken lounge with dining area
  • 2 (26" - 37") flat screen satellite LCD TVs
  • BANG & OLUFSEN 32" Flat screen LCD TV/CD/DVD/stereo system and 26' Flat LCD TV
  • BANG & OLUFSEN cordless phone
  • Wine Cooler
  • Cosmetic Cooler
  • Pillow Collection
  • Selection of amenities
  • Private beach gazebo on Villa Beach

Superior Guest Room with Garden View for Single Use

These elegantly decorated rooms offer all the comforts and amenities that set the standard at Amirandes. There is a bathroom & shower cubicle, suede padded wall or blue wallpaper behind the bed, glass and wood panels and enclosed balcony.

FEATURES

  • 31sqm indoor/ 5.5sqm outdoor
  • One double/single bed
  • Maximum occupancy 1 person
  • Bathroom & shower cubicle, bath and a wash basin with vanity unit
  • Enclosed balcony
  • Breakfast nook
  • Panoramic view to gardens

Superior Guest Room with Garden View - Double use

These elegantly decorated rooms offer all the comforts and amenities that set the standard at Amirandes with stylish bathroom with shower cubicle, suede padded wall or blue wallpaper behind the bed, glass and wood panels and enclosed balcony.

FEATURES

  • 31sqm indoor/ 5.5sqm outdoor
  • One double bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Bathroom with shower cubicle, bath & WC
  • Enclosed balcony
  • Breakfast nook
  • Panoramic view to garden

Superior Family Room

Ideal for families with two children this comfortable family accommodation is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The master bedroom and living room can be separated by sliding doors to become a children’s sleeping area.

FEATURES

  • 40sqm indoor
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Master bedroom/living room separated by sliding doors
  • Bathroom with shower cubicle/tub/double vanity
  • Semi-private garden or balcony
  • Garden views

Superior Guest Room with Sea View

These elegantly decorated rooms offer all the comforts and amenities that set the standard at Amirandes. They have a bathroom & shower cubicle, suede padded wall or blue wallpaper behind the bed, glass and wood panels and enclosed balcony.

FEATURES

  • 31sqm indoor/ 5.5sqm outdoor
  • One double bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Bathroom & shower cubicle, bath and a wash basin with vanity unit
  • Enclosed balcony
  • Breakfast nook
  • Panoramic view to the sea

Luxury Guest Room with Sea View

The luxury guestrooms offer a complete feeling of luxury and comfort and comprise one elegantly decorated bedroom with sitting area. There is also a bathroom and private enclosed balcony with glass and wood panels offering breath-taking panoramic sea/lagoon views that are also reflected from a mirrored wall.

FEATURES

  • 35sqm indoor/6sqm outdoor
  • King size bed facing sea
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with seperate cubicle/bath with waterfall lighting
  • Folding glass balcony doors
  • Sea views

Luxury Bungalow Front Row

The elegantly furnished luxury bungalows stand on the first row of the seawater nestled in the hotel gardens. They feature a dressing and grooming area with separate his-and-hers sinks.

FEATURES

  • 33sqm indoor/35sqm outdoor
  • One bedroom with double bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Designer bathroom/bathtub centred in room facing the sea
  • His & hers Noir marble washbasins
  • Generous dressing and grooming area
  • Spacious terrace
  • Garden view

Family Suite with Garden View

These suites provide ample space and living areas that are ideal for families with two children with both master bedroom and living/sleeping area opening onto the front balcony.

FEATURES

  • 40sqm indoor
  • Master bedroom/living room seperated by sliding doors for children's sleeping area
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with shower cubicle/bath/double vanity
  • Walk in dressing area
  • Garden views

Family Suite with Sea View

These suites provide ample space for distinct dressing, sleeping, and living areas ideal for families with two children with both master bedroom and living/sleeping area opening onto the front balcony.

FEATURES

  • 40sqm indoor
  • Master bedroom/living room seperated by sliding doors for children's sleeping area
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with shower cubicle/bath/double vanity
  • Walk in dressing area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Spacious garden
  • Sea views

Luxury One Bedroom Suite with Frontal Sea View

These open plan suites offer sea views and features white furniture and wooden floors plus BANG & OLUFSEN technology features throughout. The king size bed is placed next to the balcony door, enabling a magnificent view of the Cretan Sea and sunset.

FEATURES

  • 70sqm indoor
  • Located on the sea front in the Lagoon Wing
  • One bedroom with king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with open bathtub/2 washbasins & shower
  • Folding glass balcony doors
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sea views

One Bedroom Grand Suite with Frontal Sea View

These open plan suites offer a magnificent view to the sea and features white furniture, wooden floors plus a walk-in wardrobe and  BANG & OLUFSEN technology features throughout. The king size bed is placed next to the glass balcony doors, enabling a magnificent view of the sea.

FEATURES

  • 90sqm indoor
  • One bedroom with king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child
  • Bathroom and shower cubicle with Hydro Massage & open tub
  • Walk-in Wardrobe
  • Connecting to a luxury guestroom
  • Glass balcony doors to maximise space
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sea views

Grand Beach Residence Sea front with two private pools and extensive Garden

The Grand Beach Residence offers unique accommodation with vast sleeping and living space with two private swimming pools, extensive gardens on the beachfront and two entrances.

FEATURES

  • 155sqm indoor/150sqm outdoor
  • Master bedroom of master villa has direct access to private infinity pool & bathroom with Jacuzzi/aromatherapy and colour therapy
  • Second bedroom has a seperate living area and a sea view bathroom
  • Maximum occupancy 8 persons
  • Amirandes 'Star' Pool - a pool with star lights, temperature-control and a smooth current for exercising
  • Infinity pool with temperature control and smooth current for exercising
  • Private beach gazebo on villa beach

  • Direct dial phone
  • 32’’-37’’ Flat screen satellite LCD TV/CD/DVD
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Independent air-conditioning & heating
  • Electronic safe
  • Mini Bar with international brands of refreshments
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Beach & pool towels
  • Daily maid service
  • Welcome drink and escort to room
  • Welcome offer in room, fresh fruits & mineral water
  • 24 hours room service (with charge)
  • Deluxe toiletries

Amirandes Junior Family room Private Pool

The Amirandes Junior Family Room is ideal for a family with one child with a pool in a beautifully landscaped garden which includes sunbeds, umbrellas and a shaded terrace.

FEATURES

  • 31sqm indoor/72sqm outdoor
  • Master bedroom plus sofa bed for child
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with shower and bath
  • Pool 15-19 sqm
  • Located on ground floor Candia wing
  • Shaded terrace with dining area
  • Sun umbrella & sunbeds
  • Garden view

Amirandes Family Suite with individual Pool & Gard

The Amirandes Family Suites feature ample space making them ideal for families with two children. The master bedroom and living room can be separated by sliding doors to become a children’s sleeping area. A spacious garden furnished with sun beds and an outdoor terrace is ideal for relaxing and enjoying quality family time.

FEATURES

  • 40sqm indoor/22sqm pool
  • Master bedroom/living room may be separated by sliding doors
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • bathroom with shower cubicle/bath/double vanity
  • Shaded terrace
  • Children’s bedroom also facing front view
  • Garden with sun umbrella, sun beds and dining area
  • Wooden deck allowing access to the garden
  • Walk-in dressing area
  • Garden views

Deluxe Junior Bungalow Suite with Sea View & Private Heated Pool

Designed with romance in mind with a stylish king size four poster designer bed, private terrace, heated swimming pool and sea views.

FEATURES

  • 45sqm indoor/30sqm outdoor
  • Located on 1st row of the seawater
  • Four poster designer bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Private pool with temperature control
  • Shaded terrace with romantic love seat
  • Outdoor lounging furniture
  • Sea view

Luxury Junior Suite, private heated pool & gym with sea view

Especially designed for those who want to keep fit during their holiday these super luxurious suites include a gym area with exercise equipment and LCD TV, an open plan living area, a glass door leads from the bathroom to a private patio where there is an outdoor rain shower.

FEATURES

  • 61sqm indoor/45.5sqm outdoor
  • One raised king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with open bathtub, washbasins and seperate shower
  • Pillow collection
  • 18sqm swimming pool
  • Glass balcony doors to maximise space
  • Gym area with exercise equipment and 15" LCD TV
  • Large front terrace with direct access to private "star" pool with smooth current for exercise (water temperature over 25c at extra charge)
  • Outdoor rain shower
  • Sea views

Amirandes VIP Two Bedroom Suite, Gym and private heated pool with Garden view

These magnificent suites have been designed for the sophisticated traveller who demands superior comfort and style equipped to provide the ultimate private sanctuary with star shaped pool, outdoor terrace area and gym.

FEATURES

  • 85sqm indoor/50sqm outdoor
  • Master bedroom with raised king size bed
  • Second bedroom accessible from entrance hall
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Stylish living area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Gym area with exercise equipment and 15" LCD TV
  • Large front terrace with direct access to private "star" pool with smooth current for exercise (water temperature control)
  • Sea or garden view

Amirandes VIP Two Bedroom Suite,Gym and Private heated pool with Seaview

These suites have been designed for the sophisticated traveller who demands superior comfort and style equipped to provide the ultimate private sanctuary.

FEATURES

  • 85sqm indoor/50sqm outdoor
  • Master bedroom with raised king sized bed
  • Second bedroom accessible from entrance hall
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults and 1 child
  • Bathroom with open bathtub/washbasins and seperate shower
  • Stylish living area
  • 18sqm swimming pool
  • Glass balcony doors to maximise space
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Gym area with exercise equipment and 15" LCD TV
  • Large front terrace with direct access to private "star" pool with smooth current for exercise (water temperature over 25c at extra charge)
  • Sea or partial sea view

Amirandes Two Bedroom Dream Villa with Courtyard ,Sea view and private heated Pool

This elegant two level residence is ideal for a larger families or two couples who want maximum privacy. It is set over two floors and comprises a yard entrance with landscaped garden, spacious living area on ground floor which can be converted to a bedroom for 2 children and a 2nd bedroom with WC/shower off a small lobby. The master bedroom is on the 1st floor and has a bathroom with dressing area.

FEATURES

  • 85sqm indoor/50sqm outdoor
  • King size master bedroom on 1st floor
  • Second double bedroom with en-suite
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with dressing area
  • Two floor residence
  • 14-15 sqm infinity pool with temperature control
  • Al fresco sunken lounge with dining area
  • Private beach gazebo on Villa Beach
  • Beach views

Creta Beach Villa Sea front and private heated pool

The elegantly decorated residence-style villas comprise two bedrooms making them perfect for a family. The master bedroom has a living area in an open plan style and a generous sea view bathroom whilst the second double bedroom has a LCD TV, bathroom and leads to a landscaped courtyard.

FEATURES

  • 53sqm indoor/40-90sqm outdoor
  • Located at waterfront on villa beach
  • Master bedroom with open plan living area/sea view bathroom & jacuzzi
  • Second double bedroom with en-suite with views from bath tub of sea/pool and veranda
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
  • 17-18sqm infinity pool with temperature control and smooth current for exercising
  • 15" LCD TV in bathroom
  • Stylish living area with a sofa bed
  • 2nd bathroom with a Noir washbasin and separate shower
  • Private beach gazebo on villa beach
  • Outdoor furnished veranda
  • Direct access to the villas beach area
  • Sea and garden views

Junior Presidential Villa Seafront with Private Heated Pool & Garden

These seafront villas consist of one sea view master bedroom and a stylish living room plus landscaped courtyard. The master bedroom features a king size bed set against a theatrical backdrop of coloured lanterns. The luxurious en suite bathroom has an overflowing deep soaking Jacuzzi, aromatherapy and colour therapy bathtub.

FEATURES

  • 67.5sqm indoor/52.5sqm outdoor
  • Sea view master bedroom with king size water mattress bed and living room
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • En-suite bathroom has deep soaking Jacuzzi, coluir therapy bathtub and rain shower
  • Romantic love seat in the garden
  • Amirandes "Star" Pool – a pool with star lights, temperature control and a smooth current for exercising
  • Direct sea views

Luxury Two Bedroom Beach Villa, Sea front with private heated pool and garden

These elegant and spacious villas are the ultimate choice for discerning travellers and are located directly on the exclusive villa beach. The living area leads to a second bedroom through a landscaped open air courtyard.

FEATURES

  • 75sqm indoor/40-90sqm outdoor
  • Master bedroom with en-suite living area and sea view bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub
  • Second bedroom with veranda and sea views
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults & 1 child
  • 15" LCD TV in bathroom
  • Infinity pool with temperature control and smooth current for exercising
  • Stylish living area with a sofa bed
  • Private beach gazebo on villa beach
  • Outdoor furnished veranda
  • Sea and the landscaped garden views
  • Direct access to the villas beach area
  • Sea view

Royal Villa with Courtyard, Sea View & Private Heated Pool

The cool and contemporary design reminiscent of a Mediterranean Beach House makes these villas ideal for a family or two couples. There is a grand entrance and the villa is set over two floors. The ground floor features a comfortable living room, master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and hydro massage shower. The second floor comprises a stylish lounge suite with oversized king bed and bathroom.

FEATURES

  • 130 m² 250sqm indoor/250sqm outdoor
  • King Size beds in master bedroom & 2nd bedroom
  • Maximum occupany 2 persons
  • Free standing bath tub offering sea and garden view
  • 2 levels residence
  • Amirandes "Star" Pool – a pool with star lights, temperature control and a smooth current for exercising
  • Outdoor day bed for two on terrace
  • Iron gates/grand entrance
  • Landscape garden with palm & fruit trees
  • 2 parking spaces
  • Outdoor special dining area
  • Sea view

Presidential Villa Seafront with Private Heated Pool and Garden

A funky and stylishly cool environment equipped with the latest state of the art audio and visual entertainment units, they comprise an entrance hall, two bedrooms, a luxurious living room and two bathrooms.

FEATURES

  • 88sqm indoor/52-60sqm outdoor
  • Master bedroom with direct sea views
  • 2nd bedroom with private bathroom
  • Maximimum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Jacuzzi bath tub with aromatherapy and colouyr therapy
  • Amirandes "Star" Pool – a pool with star lights, temperature control and a smooth current for exercising and built in sunken lounge
  • Private furnished garden
  • Direct access to the Villa Beach
  • Jacuzzi bathtub with aromatherapy and colour therapy
  • Sea view

Leisure

• Extravagant Elixir Spa
• Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool, indoor pool
• Gym
• Beauty Centre and hair salon
• Over 60 private Amirandes ‘Star Pools’ with star lights, temperature control and smooth current pools
• Library
• Meetings & Function spaces
• Private Chapel
• Open-air Patio for events
• Charisma” Jewellery & SunStores” holiday boutiques
• Golf Course (10 min)
• Three floodlit Astroturf tennis courts
• Multi-sport area for basketball, mini football, archery
• Amphitheatre for entertainment
• Water Sports School (windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, kayak)

Services


• Multilingual staff
• Wi-Fi
• 24-hour room service
• Guest Relations & Privilege Club service
• Doctor on call – 24 hours
• Private dining options
• Personalise your stay service
• Destination assistance
• Special meals upon request
• Humidor with cigars upon request
• Dry cleaning/laundry
• Helicopter & yacht hire
• Luxury transport hire
• In villa beauty treatments
• Postal services
• Parking
• Transfer from and to airport
• Express check in/check out
• Complimentary welcome drink
• Welcome offer in room
• Supervised children’s entertainment in Grecoland
• Turn down service
• Butler service
• Bath butler service
• Electric club car service
• Private villa beach service
• Private chef service
• Newspaper/ magazine service
• Business and secretarial support
• Tea and juice station in spa
• Pillow/sheet menu
• Preferred luxury bath toiletries
• Catering and private function service
• Special lunch baskets upon request
• Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) upon request
• Organic produce from Grecotel’s own Agreco Farm

Dining Options
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“Amirandes” Main Restaurant

Traditional Mediterranean cuisine combines with old-world glamour at Amirandes, the resort’s main restaurant. Serving extensive buffets for breakfast and dinner including healthy and vegetarian options; the restaurant appears to ‘float’ on the water and has sweeping views across the lagoon and sea. A children’s menu is available.

Lago di Candia Restaurant

This restaurant has an international à la carte menu with the backdrop of a waterfront setting. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer guests stunning views across the beach giving the illusion of outdoor dining.

Blue Monkey Asian Restaurant

Serving oriental delicacies cooked to order, Blue Monkey features modern twists on Eastern favourites and offers breathtaking sunsets which create the perfect backdrop for an avant-garde dining experience.

Petrino Gourmet Restaurant

Catch more than the sea breeze at Petrino, with a menu reflecting the seafood of the day. Specialities include authentic Greek lobster spaghetti and fresh grouper on spinach and herbs coulis. Located on the waterfront beside the Amirandes restaurant, Petrino offers simple, stylish, al fresco lunches with seascapes to match.

Xasteria Cretan Restaurant

Xasteria pays homage to Cretan cuisine with a menu brimming with the freshest regional ingredients transformed into favourite traditional dishes. Local produce – including a selection of organic food from Grecotel’s own Agreco Farm is creatively combined with home grown herbs and spices, ensuring an authentic island flavour.

The Labyrinth Lounge Bar

This offers a selection of snacks and light bites with views across the lagoon and saea from the sunken seats which gives you the feeling of floating on the water.

By the Pool Brasserie

This is located next to the seawater pool and it offers sea views while you enjoy a morning coffee. snacks and light lunches.

Customised Dining

Create and customise your own dining experience, prepared and served by our staff in a location of your choice. From sunset cocktails and beach banquets to a private meal in your villa or special celebration aboard a yacht.

Private Dining

Amirandes In-Room Dining is a fine-dining experience within the comfort and convenience of your suite or villa. Choose from an extensive menu, day or night, from a light bite to a romantic dinner under the stars.

Minotaur

Named after the mythical creature, Minotaur displays genuine Picasso ceramics and serves modern Italian cuisine. Enjoy a special candle lit meal on the restaurant's floating deck by the lagoon overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Grecotel Amirandes is in the Gouves area on the east coast of Crete by the beach.

Nearby Attractions
• Gouves: 2 km
• Knossos: 25 km
• Hersonissos: 10 km
• Heraklion: 23 km
• Regular public bus services run from a bus stop just 300m from the resort to Hersonnisos and Heraklion
• Heraklion’s International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis: 18 km
• Crete Golf Club: 10 km
• Agios Nikolaos: 46 km

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

• Grecoland Children’s Club including playground
• Babysitting service
• Cots and highchairs
• Aqua Plus: Just 10 min from Amirandes, Aqua Plus is a children’s paradise and features lots of pools, slides and rides in a hillside garden setting
• Children’s menu

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