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Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas

Crete, Aghios Nikolaos

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The Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas boasts a fantastic location overlooking the picturesque Daios Cove and the dazzling blue sea, seven kilometres from Aghios Nikolaos. Well-equipped modern guest rooms, luxury suites and villas all provide superb views and have been finished in crisp, neutral tones. The impressive infinity pool and poolside bar provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy the hypnotic views. The hotel also has many sundecks, which offer comfortable sunbeds and direct access to the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. The dining is superb, try the traditional Greek Taverna or head over to the Ocean Restaurant overlooking the infinity pool and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist. Alternatively, for those looking for a pampering experience, the hotel's GOCO spa and health club, has a range of rejuvenating treatments, allowing you to truly relax on this luxury holiday. For families, the renowned Worldwide Kids run the creche and kids club with multilingual and fully qualified staff to keep children of all ages entertained with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. There's also special children's menus and high chairs at all of the restaurants. 

Brand new for 2018 is the stylish beach house - a great place to relax, drink in hand, whilst you take in the stunning sea views.

Guests booking in suites and villas can benefit from the Premium All Inclusive Residents’ Club. You can enjoy lunch and dinner at all restaurants, à la carte menus, selected drinks and cocktails, a bottle of wine with every lunch and dinner, ice cream, soft drinks and fresh fruit for children, complimentary 24-hour room service and your minibar stocked with wine, prosecco and a range of soft drinks, replenished daily. Complimentary for stays 15 April - 7 July 2018 and 29 August - 3 November 2018, a supplement applies during other dates.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-13 years.

The hotel has 290 rooms, suites and villas. 

  • Located on the serene Vathi beach with crystal blue waters
  • Just seven kilometres from Aghios Nikolaos
  • Excellent dining facilities including a Greek taverna
  • Spectacular heated seawater infinity pool
  • Luxury GOCO spa offering an extensive range of treatments

Added value

Room Discounts and Free Upgrade

Save up to an additional 10% on the Early Booking discount when booking a Deluxe Sea View room and receive a guaranteed upgrade to a Deluxe Sea View with Individual Pool for holidays between 12 April - 16 May 2019
Save up to an additional 5% on the Early Booking discount when booking a Deluxe Sea View room and receive a guaranteed upgrade to a Deluxe Sea View with Individual Pool for holidays between 17 May - 07 July 2019.
Valid for bookings made by 19 October 2018 (minimum stay of 5 nights is required)

Early Booking Discount

Save up to 30% on the hotel price for holidays between 05 April - 03 November 2019 booked by 31 December 2018 (minimum stay of 5 nights is required).

Free upgrade to Premium All Inclusive Residents Club

Guests staying in a Junior Suite Private Pool, One Bedroom Suite Sea View, One, Two, or Three Bedroom Villas (all types) and the Mansion for holidays between 29 August - 03 November 2018.

  • Premium All Inclusive includes the following:
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) at all restaurants on a daily basis, including à la carte restaurants ((three course menus consisting of an appetiser, a main course and dessert per guest)
  • Drinks and signature cocktails
  • One bottle of wine from a selected wine list with every lunch and dinner
  • Ice-cream, soft drinks and healthy juices for all children at the pool and beach bar
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Mini bar with branded spirits replenished once per day
  • Breakfast service at Ocean Restaurant
  • Children's welcome gift
  • Dedicated guest concierge
  • Private heated seawater pool in Villas accommodation up to 25 degrees Celsius
  • Pillow menu selection
  • Personalized air scent with essential oils
  • Bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival
  • Natural bathroom amenities

Family Offer

Single parent offer is available when staying in a Deluxe Sea View or a Deluxe Sea View with Individual Pool for holidays between 15 April - 03 November 2018 and 05 April 2019 - 03 November 2019 (please call our Trusted Advisers for further details).

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoon couples staying between 15 April - 03 November 2018 and 05 April - 03 November 2019 receive sparkling wine and fruits upon arrival, flower decorated bed, room upgrade (subject to availability) and a free entrance to the spa areas (treatments are not included). 

Minimum nights stay is required for some of the above special offers.


Bars & Restaurants

Ocean Bar

Opening Times:
10:00 - 18:00

For those not wishing to leave the pool, the Ocean Bar serves light snacks and refreshing drinks.


Opening Times:
07:30 - 10:30
19:00 - 21:30

Included With:
Bed & Breakfast , Half Board

Dress Code:
Smart casual dress code (long trousers for gentlemen) will apply during dinner.

Newly redesigned for 2018, Pangea is an international restaurant serving American buffet breakfast and buffet dinner. The restaurant features an open-air kitchen and two spacious outdoor areas with fantastic views of the ocean. The restaurant also hosts themed nights.

Guests on half board can eat at this restaurant.


Opening Times:
12:00 - 00:00

Dress Code:
Smart casual dress code (long trousers for gentlemen) will apply during dinner.

Taverna is a Greek à la carte restaurant overlooking the cove and serving superb local specialities, including freshly caught fish, with a fine selection of Greek and international wines.

Guests on half board will receive a credit of 30 euros per adult towards dining in this restaurant.


Reservations are required.

Beach Bar

Opening Times:
10:00 - 19:00

Enjoy drinks and light snacks during the day at the Beach bar or from the comfort of your sun lounger.

Ocean Restaurant

Opening Times:
08:30 - 10:30
20:00 - 00:00

Dress Code:
Smart casual dress code (long trousers for gentlemen) will apply during dinner.

Overlooking the infinity pool and the cove, the Ocean Restaurant is your departure point for a memorable journey around the world of à la carte cuisine. Its international menu features French, Peruvian and Nordic influences and is the passport to an exciting culinary adventure. The Ocean also serves breakfast exclusively to Suite and Villa guests.

Guests on half board will receive a credit of 30 euros per adult towards dining in this restaurant.


Reservations are required.

Crystal Box

Opening Times:
10:00 - 01:00

The Crystal Box is a bar with its own contemporary and comfortable outside lounge, offering a spectacular panorama of the bay it is the perfect place to sit, sip a signature cocktail and unwind. You can also relax in its cool, stylish and elegant interior, and see those incredible views from another perspective: framed through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Beach & Pools


Relax on the private sandy beach overlooking the crystal clear Aegean waters, complete with complimentary umbrellas and sunbeds with mattresses, changing cabins and food and drink service. Test your skills on water skis or canoes under the supervision of trained watersports staff or enjoy an unforgettable undersea adventure for all levels, with coaching from PADI trained diving professionals.

Swimming Pools

Daios Cove boasts a spectacular heated infinity pool, situated overlooking the private cove. The pool is filled with skin-friendly seawater, and even has a section dedicated to children and younger guests.

For Families

Daios Kids' Club and Creche

Daios Cove offers younger guests a range of fun and friendly activities, provided by the Kids' Club and Creche services.

Run by renowned children's club operator Worldwide Kids, the kids' club has qualified staff on hand to introduce your children to a range of fun and educational activities including pool games, kids' dinners and fun group activities.

The hotel also offers babysitting and creche services at extra cost.

Children's club for ages 4 - 12 years, some activities may incur charge

Creche service for ages 4 months - 4 years, at extra charge

Spa & Wellness


Opening Times:
10:00 - 19:00

The 2,500 square metre spa is the perfect place to unwind, offering eight private treatment rooms, a wet spa area, Finnish sauna, Mediterraneo (a combination of a sauna and steambath) and Nimfea reaction showers. Relax by the indoor hydro massage pool or get your heart racing in the fitness studio complete with cardio-fitness equipment and yoga and pilates classes. Choose from the range of revitalising and purifying treatments for the face and body by the French award-winning skincare specialist Anne Semonin, in the comfort of your private treatment room. Take advantage of one of the two double rooms, especially designed for couples.

New beach cabanas located on the water's edge will be available when guests book certain spa treatments and there's also a new innovative spa menu that features a range of treatments including surgery-inspired facials by Harley Street skin specialists 111Skin. 

The indoor spa area, fitness studio, sauna and pools are strictly for the use of guests over the age of 16 years.

Activities & Entertainment

Scuba Diving

Guests can experience the thrill of the deep at Daios Cove, thanks to the resort's excellent diving centre. Feel confident as you dive below the surface with training from PADI diving professionals, and choose from a range of underwater excursions including a trip to a ship wreck.

Tennis Courts

Daios Cove boasts two beautiful artificial grass tennis courts, which are suitable for amateurs or those with a little more experience. Floodlights are also available, so games don't have to be played under the sun.

About the location
Aghios Nikolaos has been dubbed Crete's St Tropez, thanks to its chic cafés, elegant boutiques and stylish bars. The town - one of the island's prettiest - is built around an inner lagoon (Lake Voulismeni) on the lovely Bay of Mirabello and is overlooked by the eastern mountains. By day, the harbour is dotted with brightly painted fishing boats; by night, the water reflects the lights from the cluster of tavernas and restaurants. The narrow streets that wind their way through the town are edged with bars and shops, as well as a fair few churches. There are a couple of shingle beaches in Aghios Nikolaos - if you're after a sandy stretch, head a couple of kilometres down the road to Almiros, a historic harbour town named after its charming Byzantine chapel.
Transfer time
55 minutes from Heraklion airport
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trevorlord195, Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 15 2018
Our first visit to Daios Cove and overall impression was positive. We travel as an older couple and did sense the resort had a slight identity crisis trying to attract every age and family group. Not...
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A truly memorable getaway
Shirley R, Reading, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 12 2018
From the moment you set your eyes upon this resort, you are enthralled. The gorgeous azure waters of the cove are a welcome sight after a long travel. The arrangement of the rooms & villas around the...
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