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Minos Palace Hotel & Suites

Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

Overview

This adults only, beachfront luxury hotel is located on a private peninsula with 360 degree views of the Mediterranean sea providing peaceful tranquillity allowing you to connect to yourself. The beautifully landscaped grounds have minimalist aesthetic design which embodies Cretan natural elements is easy on the eyes adding to the blissful surroundings. Relax during the day with a whole host of signature spa treatments and wellness activities which speak to your soul then let your hair down in the evening with relaxing lounge DJ sets whilst you sip on a sundowner. There is an emphasis on authentic Cretan experiences including nature walks, ancient history tours, tasting Cretan wine and food, meeting the locals and experiencing their festivals and celebrations.   

When to go

Crete enjoys a Mediterranean climate all year round so tends to be warm for most of the year. January is usually the coolest month.
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What we love

  • 360 degree seaviews making you feel like you are on your own private island
  • Different range of activities that offer a real taste of Greece including workshop on mythology
  • Embracing Cretan cuisine and local home grown food for a healthy fresh dining approach

Who should go

  • Friends or couples looking for a relaxing luxury spa experience
  • Solo travellers embracing the 'Eat, Pray, Love' experiences and classes on offer
  • Those looking to connect with themselves and nature

Offers

  • 10% discount on accommodation
  • Free Room Upgrade at time of booking (subject to availability)
  • Free voucher for a Body Composition Analysis (value of 30€ per person) 
  • Free treatment if you book our exclusive package (Wellbeing Booster, Personalised Yoga, Intro to Mindfulness)
  •  nights)Loyalty offer - for those booked the hotel with us in the past: all above + free return airport transfer from/to Heraklion (only for waterfall suite, min stay 7 nights)
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Bed & Breakfast Stay

Just the hotel, no programmes
£86
per person

Exclusive Wellbeing Booster

Our signature wellbeing booster programme promises to relax your body and soothe your soul. Relax with aromatherapy massage and Minoan body and face ritual. Stretch your limbs or your mind with a private yoga, meditation or PT classes and learn something new with an activity like pottery or cooking. Minimum 3 nights stay.
£545
per person

Exclusive Intro to Mindfulness

This Intro to Mindfulness package is a great introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Enjoy 3 private meditations classes where you can choose from different meditations styles. To aid your mindful state, package also includes one session of pranayama - breathwork, private yin yoga class and an aromatherapy massage. Min stay is 3 nights.
£547
per person

Exclusive Personalised Yoga Retreat

If you are a dedicated yogi and wish to keep up your practice on holiday or if you are a beginner who would like to dive in and start a regular practice, this is a right programme for you. Practice your downward dog and other asanas with 5 private classes. Add the Minoan face and body ritual and a free foot massage and you have a winning combination! Minimum stay is 5 nights.
£780
per person

Pray Well - Short

Enjoy the silence of the space and connect to your surroundings. Through meditation and mindfulness practices, we offer a wellness program that ensures we focus on the present moment. Recommended stay is between 3 - 7 nights
£888
per person

Love Well - Short

By connecting to nature and to the universe, we shift that energy to ourselves and our loved ones. Our love-well programme consists of solo or couples activities and treatments. Enhancing the feeling of self-love, our programmes help guests extend their connection towards their partner and the surrounding nature. Recommended stay is between 3 - 7 nights
£892
per person

Eat Well - Short

It is important to be mindful when nourishing ourselves. Providing a diet consultation to our guests, we prepare a customised meal program based on their needs and preferences. We create a healthier relationship with food, while offering specialised wellness programmes that nurture mind, body and beauty. Recommended stay is between 3 - 7 nights
£958
per person

Pray Well - Comprehensive

Enjoy the silence of the space and connect to your surroundings. Through meditation and mindfulness practices, we offer a wellness program that ensures we focus on the present moment. Recommended stay is between 7 - 14 nights
£1,433
per person

Love Well - Comprehensive

By connecting to nature and to the universe, we shift that energy to ourselves and our loved ones. Our love-well programme consists of solo or couples activities and treatments. Enhancing the feeling of self-love, our programmes help guests extend their connection towards their partner and the surrounding nature. Recommended stay is between 7-14 nights
£1,608
per person

Eat Well - Comprehensive

It is important to be mindful when nourishing ourselves. Providing a diet consultation to our guests, we prepare a customised meal program based on their needs and preferences. We create a healthier relationship with food, while offering specialised wellness programmes that nurture mind, body and beauty. Recommended stay is between 7 - 14 nights
£1,652
per person

Wellness

Wellness is an integral element of this hotels concept with the aim of providing caring, intuitive service resulting in a well-healed guest. The resort is designed with tranquility in mind including various spaces for meditative relaxation and silent zones to listen to the sound of the waves.

The spa offering here emulates the 'Eat, Pray, Love' concept with yoga and meditation to calm the mind, cooking and smoothie mixology classes to awaken the senses, mythology classes to spark creativity and imagination. The Love Well programme is designed for couples to extend their connection and for solo guests to enhance their feeling of self-love. These signature spa programmes will take your body on a journey of relaxation.

For those looking to improve their diet and eating habits the wellness programmes encourage mindful eating and creating a healthier relationship with food. You will be offered a customised meal plan following your consultation with a dietician. 


Facilities include private blue flag beach, outdoor freshwater pool, fitness centre, tennis court, volleyball court. Variety of water sports are also available and diving can be arranged. 



Example treatments at Minos Palace Hotel & Suites
  • Facial & beauty treatments
  • Rituals
  • Body massages
  • Wraps
  • Scrubs

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Gym
  • Beach
  • Swimming
  • Tennis 
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports
  • Diving
  • Cooking class
  • Mixology class
  • Garden Tour
  • Mythology class
  • Olive oil making
  • Cheese making
  • Cretan pottery lesson
  • Wild herb essential oil making

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit Plaka which is a traditional fishing village to try some of the freshest fish
  • Scuba diving in the crystal clear waters
  • Spinalonga island, the former leper’s colony, just a short boat trip away
  • Visit the city of Aghios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) and explore the cafes, shops and bars

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Circuit training
  • Pilates
  • Functional training 
  • Body conditioning 

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There are 149 accommodation units in total split between rooms and suites. The accommodation uses neutral tones to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings and create a calming environment. The hotel benefits from the sea front so all rooms overlook either Mirabello Bay or the Mediterranean Sea.



Upper Deck Sea View
Upper-deck sea view rooms are bright and airy with 25-35sqm comfortable living space.

The stunning views from the private balcony look down on Mirabello Bay and the town of Agios Nikolaos.

There is a double bed and bathroom has a bathtub. 

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

Upper Deck Ocean View
Upper-deck ocean-view rooms feature stunning panoramic seaviews of the Mirabello Bay and Mediterranean sea.

30 SqM, elegantly decorated in soft, muted colour tones, and with all modern comforts.

There is a double bed and twin beds can be arranged. Bathroom has a bathtub. 

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

Sunset Sea View

Airy and spacious at 30 SqM the sunset seaview rooms offer panoramic sunset seaviews of Mirabello bay. 

Room features bathroom with walk in shower and large balcony. 

There is a double bed and bathroom has a walk-in shower. 

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

Upper Deck Infinity Blue

Upper deck infinity blue rooms offer panoramic seaview of Mirabello Bay and Mediterranean sea. 

Rooms are spacious at 30 SqM and feature a large balcony.

There is a king size bed and bathroom has a walk in shower. 

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

Junior Suite Sea View Lower Deck

Located on the ground floor these luxury 38 SqM villas have private terraces with sun loungers. 

Spectacular views of Mirabello Bay can be enjoyed from the terrace.

There is a separate living area from the bedroom and a large bathroom with a bathtub.

Sleeping room can be arranged as a twin. 

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

1 Bed Suite Sea View Upper Deck
Located on the upper floor for stunning seaviews. 

With 53 SqM of living space these suites are ideal for an extended stay. 

Feature separate living area and bedroom with a large bathroom and balcony.

Sleeping room can be arranged as a twin.

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

Bungalow Ocean View
Nested in the peaceful hotel gardens overlooking the private beach. 

The spacious bungalows provide 32 SqM of living space coupled with exceptional sea views from the large terrace. 

Bungalow interior is modern with calm pastel colour tones. 

Bathroom has a bathtub.

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

Superior Junior Suite Sharing Pool Sea View
These 38 SqM seaview suites feature a direct access shared fresh water pool between 4 suites. 

There is a separate living area and bedroom with large bathroom and fully furnished terrace.

Bathroom has a bathtub. Twin beds can be arranged. 

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

Superior Junior Suite Sharing Pool Ocean View

Surrounded by fragrant gardens and stunning seaviews. 

These 38 SqM seaview suites feature a direct access shared fresh water pool between 4 suites.

There is a separate living area and bedroom with large bathroom and fully furnished terrace.

Sleeping room has a king size bed and bathroom has a bathtub and walk in shower. 

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries.

Waterfall Suite with Private Pool
If you are seeking the ultimate luxury and tranquillity these 62 SqM suites do not disappoint. 

They feature a large double bedroom, bathroom with walk in shower and elegant living room. 

The furnished private terrace features a private freshwater pool with waterfall for ambient calming echo, perfect for alfresco dining. 

Views overlook Mirabello Bay and the town of Agios Nikolaos. 

Facilities include welcome amenities, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, satellite LCD TV, bathrobe and slippers, minibar, safe, hair dryer and toiletries. 

What’s on the menu

The hotel has some of the best healthy Cretan restaurants in Agios Nikolaos area. All meals are fresh, simple and natural, based on traditional recipes, with most of the produce grown in their gardens. An authentic farm to fork experience is provided by the dining team using locally sourced ingredients and indigenous Cretan herbs. Meals are not restrictive but focus is on mindful eating approach. Here, you will be asked to slow down, embrace your inner hunger and create a healthier relationship with what you eat. 

There are two restaurants both offering a la carte menus and two bars, a beach bar and a pool bar. 

Wellness is at the fore front of the dining offering here with customised meals and diet consultations provided.

Breakfast and dinner is buffet style.


Amalthea Restaurant
Tuck into some amazing Greek and Mediterranean dishes! Amalthea has 360 degree sea views and you can choose between a la carte and buffet. Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Inblue all day bar restaurant
Al fresco dining with amazing sea views, Inblue is an all day dinner offering delicious a la carte menu as well as Greek cuisine. Degustation menu is available and there are live DJ sets on some days.
Bacchus Lounge Bar
Located by the pool serving alco and non alco refreshments, classy cocktails and light snacks. Enjoy live DJ sets or bands in the evening. Lunch and dinner is also served here.

Location

The hotel is ideally located between the beautiful village of Elounda and small town of Agios Nikolaos overlooking the spectacular Mirabello Bay in Eastern Crete.  Located on a private peninsula with 360 degrees views of the sea for tranquil surroundings. The resort features its own private sandy beach with pristine clear waters. The surrounding area has beautiful walks in the small mountain villages and hidden beaches.  


Nearest airport

The transfer time is approximately 45 minutes from Heraklion Airport. 

The flight time is approximately 4 hours from London. 

Families, Children & Infants

This hotel is adults only.

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