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Grecotel Amirandes, Crete

Designed in keeping with the grand palaces of the Minoan kings, Amirandes is an exclusive beachside resort that epitomises Crete’s most inspiring features: beautiful architecture, warm hospitality, excellent cuisine and stunning land and seascapes.

Just 20 minutes from Heraklion Airport, the Resort also offers good sea links and is just a short drive from attractions including the Palace of Knossos and Crete Golf Club.

Rooms in the main building overlooking the sea are furnished with unique exclusive features such as private fitness rooms, home theatres and modern designer bathrooms with a Jacuzzis and colour aromatherapy.

The resort also has a luxurious selection of Villas and Private Residences each designed to provide the ultimate in seclusion and comfort with outdoor gardens and private pools.

The resort has a selection of restaurants with varying cuisine, decor and atmosphere. These restaurants include the luxurious floating Amarindes Restaurant specialising in Mediterranean food and glorious views of the Cretan sea.

Other flavours include the Far Eastern influences of Blue Monkey and the succulent seafood of the costal Petrino restaurant.

Grecoland - A fairytale resort within a resort, Grecoland was created entirely with children in mind. Brightly coloured benches and tables, shelves overflowing with paints, crayons and toys and a world of costumes, crafts, activities and competitions create a magical holiday experience for children aged 3 - 12 years. Grecoland offers regular, supervised, morning and afternoon sessions.

Elixir Spa – Spa treatment rooms and Ayruvedic therapies.

Water sports, horseback riding and the Crete aquarium are available nearby, along with the splendid Crete Golf Course. The hotel can also organise tours around historical sites such as Knossos Palace and the Archaeological museum.

The floating restaurant in particular is spectacular. The superb children’s facilities make this resort very family friendly.


Destination:  Europe

Location:  Crete

Transfer Time:  20 minutes from Heraklion Airport

Rooms:  212 rooms, suites and villas

Restaurants:  5 restaurants and bars

Spas:  Yes

Golf:  Crete Golf Club