Occupying a rocky headland close to Agios Nikolaos, the elegant, contemporary style hotel Minos Palace hotel & suites enjoys marvellous sweeping views over Mirabello Gulf and Agios Nikolaos Bay. Guests may take a swim in one of the pools or in the sea, which is directly accessible through a small beach. Other first-class facilities include a restaurant with Greek and International cuisine as well as delightful landscaped gardens. The town centre of Agios Nikolaos with Lake Voulismeni and numerous taverns, restaurants and bars is within walking distance. A perfect choice for the more demanding guest
Distance to city centre 2.5km
On the beach
Distance to airport 61.5km
Address: 00302841023801, Ammoudiou, Ag. Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos, Greece
Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
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Minos Palace is surrounded by water and located on demi-island.
Excellent location, food and service. I loved the sheep yogurt and orange juice "squeezed by yourself" for breakfast. However, water in the pool was quite cold, more like sea temperature.
Kriti itself is more expensive, then Greece. Exploring the island, the North part is for tourists and the South is for growing fruits and vegetables. If you do not afraid of risky mounting roads and prefer to skip crowds, the way from Vai beach to South will be really joyful.
And yes, coffee is tasty everywhere :)
Tripadviser allows to live the time range up to AUG 2019, however we visited hotel around 5 years ago.
We visited crete at the end of our honeymoon. By this time, we just wanted somewhere where we could relax and unwind after walking so much around Europe. Minos palace was the perfect place for this...buffet breakfast, pool all day, visit Agios Nikolaos town at night. We didnt care for exploring the island. 3 days was sufficient for us. The hotel is the perfect example of an island type resort, with an amazing pool. Bonus that it was adult only and therefore so peaceful and relaxing. Breakfast options were ample with certain meals made fresh on the spot. Our room, although had views of the sea, was a little disappointing for a 5 star resort. The bed and bedding were outdated , although it was spacious and clean. Service was friendly. Agios nikolaos is a fair way from heraklion airport so be prepared to travel over one hour by bus or taxi. We caught taxis to and from the main town at night as it would have been quite the walk. Overall a great hotel and would most likely come back.
What should have been a special time was in fact less good than a 3 star hotel. Our superior sea view room was pokey with no window. There were no drawers for clothes, just the wardrobe, which meant we could not unpack everything. To get to the minute bathroom we had to sideways shuffle past a dressing table placed right outside the door. Very disappointing. The water was £4 a bottle which was crazy when it was 50p in the supermarket. Desserts are not lalelled and with an allergy I had to stick to fruit.