MINOS BEACH ART HOTEL
Perfectly situated on the waterfront with the mountain range for a rear-view mirror, this luxurious sea side resort in Ágios Nikólaos is a hotel reference in Crete. Those who appreciate genuineness and authenticity can learn about the island's food, culture and way of life in the hotel's premises. Have a morning swim in the private sandy beach, lunch on their waterfront restaurant, dive in the afternoon into their freshwater outdoor pool followed by a spa treatment before finishing a night at one of Minos Beach Art Hotel's four restaurants.
The hotel’s main building was originally built in 1961 and was taken over by the bluegr Mamidakis Hotels in 1989. Since then extensive refurbishments in 1993, 1999 and 2007 by the architect Vassilis Rodatos have added a number of luxury features to the hotel; Superior Bungalows and Villas with Private Pool, Pure Lounge Bar. Minos Beach art hotel has been influenced by the traditional.
Minos Beach Art Hotel is a five star resort that actually feels like a boutique hotel as the bungalows are quite spread out and everyone has their own private outdoor space to themselves. This 5 star hotel in Crete meets all the standards of a qualitative stay, from the awarded restaurants and lavish accommodation options to the family friendly services that will have any guest wanting to stay the whole holiday. Little Venice, aromatic green gardens, minimalist ambience and the outdoor gallery makes this one of the top hotels in the whole of Greece. Minos Beach Art Symposium displays the works of contemporary Greek and international artists. Expect to find art work serenading the paths as you walk the numerous lanes that take you to dazzling blemishes of paradise.
We especially love the two beaches, on most mornings, it almost felt like ours for the taking. If you ever get bored of the sea, the freshwater heated pool is your salvation. The immense section of the pool has a bar, where you can enjoy drinks of your choice under the Cretan sun.
For lunch there is the waterfront Cretan tavern, the Terpsis restaurant. The first plate is a typical Cretan buffet of your choice with a main which has choices of meat or fish. Once a week for dinner, you can expect a Greek folk music performance with dozens of extremely cardiovascular, jumpy dance. The selections at these dinner events tend to be a more rustic Cretan choice of food with Greek style lamb on a spit. There's also the Bacchus & Ambrosia which, Bacchus is where you begin your sumptuous breakfast with a lavish buffet selection of salads, cheese, pastries and a rich choice of appetisers and Ambrosia is the restaurant available for Superior and villas accommodation only. A fourth option for eating around the premises is the La Bouillabaisse restaurant, a mediterranean gourmet cuisine overlooking the sea, open from mid May till the beginning of October if the weather is still mild.
- Complimentary buffet breakfast with authentic, local cuisine.
- Complimentary parking for guests only.
- 1 sandy beach and 1 gritty sandy beach. Sun beds and umbrellas are free of charge.
- Games/Play room - table tennis, pool table, air hockey etc.
- 24h reception, multilingual staff and luggage safekeeping.
- Gym / Spa / Massage service
- Free high speed WiFi everywhere in the resort.
- Swimming pool with fresh water
Rate - Start from 128 euros per night
Location - this high-end resort is 2 km from Lake Voulismeni and the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos.
Suitable for - couples, friends, families and water sports aficionados
Tips - 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel you can find Piato (ΠΙΑΤΟ) restaurant, creative homemade Greek treat. Also, be sure to rent the bike and make your way to the Marina going towards Sensimar Minos Palace for more stunning views.