Nestled in a spectacular seafront location near the picturesque towns of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda, the 5 star Minos Palace 360° sea view resort is rightfully regarded as one of the best hotels in Crete. A member of the family-owned bluegr Hotels & Resorts, the Minos Palace ensures a quality luxury holiday in Crete, fulfilling the needs and desires of even the most discerning guests. Amidst minimalist surroundings and beautifully landscaped grounds, and only 1, 5 km from the centre of Agios Nikolaos, this multi-award winning, adults-only hotel resembles an island-within-an-island and invites guests to experience the ultimate in relaxation, peace and tranquility.
With bespoke and natural materials that merge gracefully into the space, our rooms and suites constitute a serene hideaway to comfort.
The hotel is located 60km from the airport of Heraklion. In the prestigious area of Crete on the first coastline. Agios Nikolaos (nightlife district) is 2 km away.
A small sandy beach is equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. There is a stone plate with an artificial descent into the sea.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
- AMALTHEA: With a privileged 360 ⁰ seaview, Amalthea restaurant is located on the top floor gazing the Cretan sea and mountains serving an inspiring choice of Greek and Mediteranean cuisine. Live cooking stations, tempting appetizer, fresh salad and sweets corners are designed to attend all dietarry requirments and please the most demanding pallettes.
- Inblu All day Bar Restaurant: In an enchanting setting overlooking the sea, the Inblu All day Bar Restaurant reveals the secrets of the al fresco gastronomy and Cretan inspired mixology to it’s special guests. Diners will discover the distinctive characteristics of the local cuisine, full of fresh fish, olive oil, fruits and vegetables, all whilst gazing at the sparkling waters of the Mirabello Bay. Enjoy beautiful al fresco flavors throughout the day in a unique Restaurant with sea view in Agios Nikolaos, Crete.
- Bacchus Bar: Reflecting the elegance and authenticity of a 5 star island resort, the Bacchus Bar offers the perfect place for socialising, enjoying a glass of wine with friends or simply relaxing in peace and quiet. The natural stone and nautical design details add a touch of class to the atmosphere, allowing guests to fully unwind whilst enjoying their holidays in style.
- Island Beach Bar: Perched serenely on the edge of the hotel’s private beach, the Island Beach Bar invites guests to unwind in view of the endless blue of the sea, all whilst enjoying a glass of chilled local Cretan wine, exotic cocktail or refreshing soft drink. The laid-back atmosphere and beachfront setting radiate a feeling of peace and serenity, allowing guests to switch off and relax in a true Cretan island haven.
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Beachfront Resort Hotels
Number of Rooms
UPPER-DECK SEA VIEW ROOM
SIZE 25-30 SQ. M.SLEEPS 3 GUESTS
Upper-deck sea-view rooms in Crete offer a bright and airy 25-30 sqm of comfortable living space with stunning views of the Mirabello Bay and the town of Agios Nikolaos beyond, all of which can be enjoyed from the privacy of your own private balcony. Tastefully decorated in calm, muted colour tones, with all modern comforts and amenities included for a comfortable stay, upper-deck sea-view rooms provide the perfect base for your Cretan holiday experience.
UPPER-DECK OCEAN VIEW ROOM
SIZE 30 SQ. M.SLEEPS 3 GUESTS
Upper-deck ocean-view rooms feature stunning panoramic seaviews of the Mirabello Bay and Mediterranean sea – the perfect scenery to wake up to every morning! These spacious, 30 sqm sea view rooms in Crete are elegantly decorated in soft, muted colour tones, and with all modern comforts and amenities included, you can sit back and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing and comfortable stay.
SUNSET SEA VIEW ROOM
Spacious and elegantly adorned, the Sunset sea view room offers panoramic seaviews of the Mirabello Bay. These airy and bright 30 sqm rooms are fitted with all comforts and modern conveniences for a truly relaxing stay in their charmingly adorned interiors. The sea view rooms feature one bedroom with a one double bed, bathroom with walk-in shower and come complete with a large balcony offering panoramic views to the sea and coastline.
UPPER DECK INFINITY BLUE ROOM
SIZE 30 SQ. M.SLEEPS 2 GUESTS
Spacious and elegantly adorned, the Upper-deck Infinity blue rooms offer panoramic seaviews of the Mirabello Bay and Mediterranean sea. These airy and bright 30 sqm rooms are fitted with all comforts and modern conveniences for a truly relaxing stay in their charmingly adorned interiors. The sea view rooms feature one bedroom with a one double bed, bathroom with walk-in shower and come complete with a large balcony offering panoramic views to the azure sea.
OCEAN VIEW BUNGALOW
SIZE 32 SQ. M.SLEEPS 2 GUESTS
Nestled peacefully in the beautiful hotel gardens, overlooking the private beach, Mirabello Bay and Mediterranean sea beyond, the ocean-view bungalows provide 32 sqm of living space within their beautiful, airy interiors and boast exceptional sea views from their large terraces. With calm, pastel colour tones and modern, minimalist interiors, these sea-view bungalows are perfect for guests looking for a peaceful hideaway on the beautiful, sun-drenched island of Crete.
JUNIOR SUITE SEA VIEW LOWER DECK
SIZE 38 SQ. M.SLEEPS 4 GUESTS
Located on the ground floor level of the hotel, these stunning luxury seaview suites in Crete provide a spacious 38 sqm of living space and have private terraces with sun-beds, affording spectacular views of the Mirabello Bay and the town of Agios Nikolaos beyond. With one bedroom, living area (second sleeping area) and large bathroom with bathtub, the junior suites are the perfect choice for travellers looking for peace, quiet and understated luxury under the Cretan sun.
ONE-BEDROOM SUITE UPPER DECK SEA VIEW
SIZE 53 SQ. M.SLEEPS 4 GUESTS
Located on the upper floor, these spacious, stunning sea-view suites in Crete consist of 53 sqm of living space, making them the perfect base for an extended stay. Each one bedroom sea-view suite has a private balcony with spectacular views of the Mirabello Bay and town of Agios Nikolaos beyond – the perfect location to enjoy a sunset aperitif whilst admiring the beautiful landscape of Crete. Featuring one bedroom, living area (second sleeping area) and large bathroom with bathtub.
JUNIOR SUITE SHARING POOL SEA VIEW
SIZE 38 SQ. M.SLEEPS 2 GUESTS
Located on the ground floor of the south side of the hotel, these stunning sea-view suits with pool in Crete provide 38 sqm of living space and feature one bedroom, living area (second sleeping area) and large bathroom with bathtub. Each junior suite with sharing pool also has direct access to a semi-private swimming pool (shared between 4 suites), perfect for enjoying those endless summer days on Crete.
JUNIOR SUITE SHARING POOL OCEAN VIEW
SIZE 38 SQ. M.SLEEPS 2 GUESTS
Embraced by the fragrant gardens and the majesty of the sea, the Superior Suites with shared pool ensure a luxurious stay beyond imagination in an area of 38 m2 that can accommodate up to 2 guests. Charmingly adorned and elegantly appointed the suites feature comfortable bathrooms, a spacious living room that can also be used as a sleeping area and a bathroom with a walk-in shower and luxury toiletries. The living room doors open out to the fully furnished sun kissed terraces and shared swimming pool where guests can relax and unwind in view of the endless horizon. (one for every four suites).
WATERFALL SUITE WITH PRIVATE POOL
SIZE 62 SQ. M.SLEEPS 2 GUESTS
Specially designed for seekers of the ultimate in luxury and tranquility, the 61 sqm waterfall pool suites consist of a large double bedroom, bathroom with walk-in shower and elegant living area. Louvred doors open up onto a furnished private terrace, ideal for sunbathing and alfresco dining, whilst a private freshwater pool with waterfall affords spectacular views of the Mirabello Bay and town of Agios Nikolaos beyond. The warm, earth-tone colours decorating this luxury private pool suite in Crete, combined with the calming echo of its running waterfall, reflect the peaceful nature of Crete and invite guests to a enjoy a special, unforgettable and unique island experience.