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A huge Mediterranean garden, a wonderful view of the Mediterranean Sea, direct access to the beach, 5 star service and exquisite, elegant design all make the Minos Beach Hotel in Crete the ideal luxury hotel for a beach vacation on the largest of the Greek islands in the Mediterranean.

The Minos Beach Art Hotel

The Minos Beach luxury hotel is located only a few kilometers outside of the center of the city of Aghios Nikolaos, a picturesque town east of Heraklion. Perched up on its own little peninsula, the beach hotel in Crete is a large complex consisting of several scattered bungalows, the main building, direct access to the beach and the lush green garden oasis. The Minos Beach Art Hotel truly lives up to the “art” in its name. The luxury hotel displays a unique and impressive design, right down to the smallest detail, combining discreet elegant luxury with select original decorations.

The Facilities of the Luxury Hotel

The 5 star hotel Minos Beach not only provides its own beach, but also includes a seawater swimming pool, a sauna, a fitness studio and a spa area! The spa offers guests of the Crete hotel numerous massages and treatments – perfect for restoring the natural harmony to your body on a relaxing vacation. For more active types, the beach hotel offers excellent watersports, including water skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing in the Pegalos dive center in the hotel grounds.

The Rooms of the 5 Star Hotel Minos

The Minos Beach Hotel has 129 spacious and excellently furnished rooms altogether, in different categories ranging from suites to bungalows and regular double rooms. The rooms and suites are found in the main building of the 5 star complex, and the bungalows are scattered over the hotel’s peninsula, the most exclusive are found down close to the water. These feature (along with the standard amenities such as air-conditioning and heating, a minibar, a safe and a TV with satellite reception) their own swimming pool! The furnishings of the rooms and bungalows includes everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel. With a touch of exquisite minimalism, the rooms are decorated with fine fabrics and linens, plenty of attractive polished wood and select design elements for a perfect unforgettable beach vacation.

Four Different Restaurants

The Minos Beach Hotel in Crete has four different stylish restaurants, either right on the water or back in the beautiful garden. The restaurant Terpis offers traditional cuisine from Crete, while La Bouillabaisse is the true gourmet restaurant of the 5 star hotel. The third restaurant is Ambrosia, with its grilled specialties awaiting you, and the last restaurant at the Minos Beach Hotel is Bacchus, where there is a gala dinner and a theme buffet offered every week!

The Escapio Hotel Profile:

The Lowdown:
The Essentials
Beachside, parking lot, restaurant, sauna, 24 hour reception, air conditioning
Hotel Type
Romantic, Design, Boutique, Honeymoon, Beach, 5 star, Luxury
modern, traditional, charming
Perfect for
Couples, Single travelers, Leisure guests, Families with babies
We were particularly impressed by:
  • Right by the sea
  • The nearest village is a few minutes by foot
  • Pristine gardens with various art features
  • Diving, snorkelling, watersports in hotel’s own Dive Center
Good to Know:
  • Smoking is not allowed in the public areas but there is a separate open air smoking area as part of the restaurant
  • There are two small sandy beaches and a stone platform reached via small ladder
  • More suited to couples than to families with children

Features & Services | Minos Beach Art Hotel

wireless LAN in lobby free
air conditioning in all rooms
parking parking spaces, free parking spaces
garden / outside area sunbathing area
restaurant La Bouillabaisse Mediterranean Gourmet June - September closed Mondays, closed Sundays
reception 24 hour reception
evening entertainment at extra charge
safe free
concierge, wireless LAN, night porter, laundry service, bar, restaurant, restaurant Bacchus Restaurant Breakfas & Dinner, restaurant Ambrosia Restaurant dinner, restaurant Terpsis Cretan Restaurant end may - beginning October, tour and excursion bookings, room service
Spoken languages in hotel
German, English, French, Greek, Italian
Board Options
breakfast buffet American
half board buffet cold, hot
half board breakfast plus lunch or dinner
breakfast , half board menu
Pets in the Hotel
dogs on request
pets not allowed in restaurant, pool area, bar / café, lobby, spa, fitness area, breakfast room, all common areas
Complimentary Extras with every Escapio Booking (regardless of rate conditions or room):
fruit platter / fruit basket, welcome drink

Themes & Special Features | Minos Beach Art Hotel

Sports & Leisure
billiards extra charge
tennis hotel tennis court: extra charge, tennis lessons
table tennis table tennis free of charge
water sports diving, snorkeling, waterskiing, sailing, fishing
fitness studio free
Boutique & Design
architect Cretan Style with bungalows
interior designer light earth colours in minimal style
artworks by local & interbnational artists display of works
Families with Children
childcare babysitter, hourly care 8 € per hour
Spa, Wellness & Beauty
sauna sauna use at extra charge
indoor sauna Finnish sauna
wellbeing massage back & neck massage, full body massage, facial massage, Ayurveda massage, relaxing massage
treatments facials, body treatments
massages, beauty salon
Romance & Romantic Touches
room decoration (on request) sparkling wine, champagne, flowers, rose petals
gourmet restaurant Mediterranean cuisine, gourmet chef / head chef: Kyriakos Mylonas, awards: Greek Awards Chrisoi Skoufoi, 35 seats, main course price 12 € to 35 €
wine selection prices for bottled wines 25 € to 250 €
Memberships & Awards
memberships Small Luxury Hotels of the World
awards Thomson Gold Award in year 2011
Hotel Style & Atmosphere
modern, traditional, charming
Gay & Lesbian

Hotel Location | Minos Beach Art Hotel

beach right on the beach, sandy beach, medium fine sand, beach use free of charge, hotel's private beach, sun beds, sunshades, shower, toilets, watersport rentals, beach bar, free use of beach facilities
waterside sea, directly beside water, bathing area by water: sand
on a side road, peaceful location, city suburbs: distance to city center: 1 km
Hotel with views of
motorway Aghios Nikolaos - Heraklion 1,5 km
airport Heraklion Airport 65 km
harbor Heraklion Harbour 70 km
nearest city Agios Nikolaos Town 1 km
nightlife district Agios Nikolaos town 0,8 km
shopping Agios Nikolaos Town 0,5 km
golf course Crete Golf Course Hersonissos 40 km
historic district Spinalonga Island 12 km
tourist sights Knossos archaeological site 75 km
city center aghios Nikolaos 1 km

Nearby (max. 10km) | Minos Beach Art Hotel

Further beaches
Ammoudi Beach 0.3 km away
golf course 40 km away, 18 hole
watersports sailing, diving, waterskiing, snorkeling
bicycle rentals, fitness center, outdoor pool, table tennis, billiards
Spa & Wellness
boat trips, boat rentals
Leisure & Entertainment
nightlife district approx 800m
bars / pubs, shopping, restaurants, museum / gallery, tourist sights

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Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00
No. of rooms: 129
Year built: 1963
Year renovated: 2002
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