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Minos Beach Art Hotel

Crete, Aghios Nikolaos

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Good for Couples
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  • Boasting a unique and beautiful waterfront setting
  • Within 800 metres of the lively bars and tavernas of glamorous Aghios Nikolaos
  • Enjoy the tranquil landscaped gardens featuring stunning contemporary works of art
  • Relax and unwind, with luxury accommodation and amenities

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your holiday then the Minos Beach Art Hotel is the perfect choice. As much a gallery as a beautiful hotel there’s architecture and works of art at every turn. Peaceful and stylish, it’s ideal for couples looking for a sophisticated getaway. Maximise the tranquillity of the location at Minos Beach Art Hotel by staying in a Waterfront Bungalow room, which comes with a private sea facing terrace, reserved loungers and your own steps straight into the calm sea.

 

An ideal destination for foodies, Minos Beach Art Hotel celebrates the taste of Cretan cuisine and boasts a diverse range of dining options. From romantic evenings at the fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant La Bouillaisse to stylish lunches at the traditional Cretan Terpsis, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can even enjoy your own floating breakfast in your private pool and private dining on the stunning waterfront deck. For nightlife head to the chic town of Aghios Nikolaos, earning the nickname “the St Tropez of Crete” it’s dotted with elegant cafés, lively bars, and chic boutiques.

 

There’s plenty to do at the hotel, from enjoying the Sculpture Garden, taking part in a wine master class to hopping on the hotels blue bikes to discover Cretan hidden gems. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s a PADI certified dive centre and for the those looking for something a little more relaxed there’s a wellness centre complete with an extensive range of spa treatments.

 

Minos Beach Art Hotel is a member of the bluegr Hotels & Resorts and DESIGN HOTELS.

 

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–12 years. This hotel is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. The hotel has 126 rooms spread across one main building on one floor.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Dionyssos Bar


This laid back cocktail bar is located in the lobby where you are able to enjoy an extensive menu of premium drinks including, creative cocktails, fresh juices, local wines and premium coffees.

 

Here you can relax in an elegant setting and enjoy the drink of your choice along with a light snack.

Open: 17:00-01:00

Ibiscus Pool Bar


Situated next to the main pool, The Ibiscus Pool Bar serves tropical cocktails and local wines as well as hot beverages, soft drinks and light snacks.

Offering the perfect place to escape the midday sun and enjoy a cool beverage in a shady spot.

Open:10:30-18:30

La Bouillaisse

An evening at the prestigious La Bouillabaisse Mediterranean is the perfect way to enjoy a delicious meal and make any occasion a special one.

This restaurant offers stunning ocean views whilst you enjoy a delicious Mediterranean inspired gourmet menu served with a creative culinary touch.

Open: 20:00-23:00 from mid-May to beginning of October and closed one day a week

Gentleman are requested to wear long trousers for dinner.

Pure Lounge Bar

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a drink whilst relaxing on a beautiful waterfront location then Pure Lounge Bar is ideal. Here you can enjoy the fresh sea breeze and calming background lounge music all on the prime position on the beachfront.

 

This bar offers extensive refreshment menu including hot and cold beverages.


Open: 11:00-19:00

Terpsis Cretan Restaurant

If you’re looking for authentic local delicacies, this traditional Cretan restaurant is one you won’t want to miss. Serving al-fresco lunches on the edge of the beautiful Mirabello Bay, this open air terrace restaurant offers stunning sea views all whilst you enjoy delicious flavours of Cretan gastronomy.


Open: 13:00-15:00

The Bacchus Restaurant


Ensure every morning starts with a delicious breakfast by enjoying the buffet at Bacchus Restaurant. In the evening, you can also enjoy stunning sunset-views whilst you have your dinner.

Choose from the finest Cretan creations as well as other international flavours using the finest local ingredients.

Open: 05:00-07:00, 07:30-10:00 and 19:00-21:30

Gentleman are requested to wear long trousers for dinner.

Beach & Pools

Beach


Choose from a sand or shingle beach and lounge on one of the many complimentary sunbeds. 

Swimming Pools


Relax and take a dip in the heated freshwater swimming pool, which is open from April to October.

Spa & Wellness

Ananea Spa


Enjoy signature Cretan treatments ranging from seaweed therapy to Cretan mud masks at the Ananea Spa. With a focus on holistic wellbeing and nurturing the body and soul, expect to emerge feeling tranquil and at peace.

Open: 10:00-18:00

Guests must be over 16 years old to use the spa. 

Activities & Entertainment

Inspired By The Sea

If you’re someone that enjoys the sea there are many ‘Blue Experiences’ you can enjoy such as sailing trips, fishing trips and even diving at the hotels PADI certified Diving Centre. You can also enjoy a wide range of water sports, from motorboat excursions to water skiing, ideal for adrenaline junkies.

Art & Culture

From ancient history to modern art, Minos Beach Art hotel offers many options to help you delve into the Cretan culture.

 

The sculpture garden hosts the valuable collection of G&A Mamidakis foundation which includes beautiful contemporary art by leading Greek & International artists. These creative art installations, were created during a series of symposia held at the hotel.

 

You can enjoy a mythology class and even discover the humble life of a monk at Toplou Monastery.

Blue Experiences

Created by Minos Beach Art Hotel, these are their signature experiences to help you take your holiday to the next level.

 

Experiences include:

  • Floating Breakfast
  • Private Dining
  • Wine Masterclass
  • Blue Bikes

Cretan Nature

Visit the hotels aromatic gardens where you can learn about the healing properties of Mediterranean and Cretan aromatic herbs.

 

Discover the beauty and diversity of Crete by exploring the natural environment such as Richtis Gorge and Vai Palmforest.

About the location
Minos Beach Art Hotel is nestled on Crete’s north east coast, in the town of Aghios Nikolaos. This thriving town is ideal for history lovers who can visit the archaeological museum or simply wander through the streets and admire the Venetian architecture of the buildings. The lake surrounding the town is also said to be where the Greek goddess Athena bathed. 

If you prefer to relax, there are golden sandy beaches dotted along the coastline and backed by restaurants and beach bars. Home to a host of loungers, you can spend the days unwinding or try some of the water sport available.
Transfer time
Minos Beach Art Hotel is a 50 minute drive from Crete Heraklion Airport. 
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Sea View Bungalow

Max 2 adults

Located within the gardens, Bungalows feature a bedroom, bathroom with bathtub or shower cabin and a dressing area. Views of the sea can be enjoyed from the terrace.

20-26m²

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Superior Garden View Bungalow

Max 3 adults

Superior Bungalow Garden View Rooms are located amongst the gardens and consist of an open-plan bedroom and living area, dressing area and veranda with wonderful garden views.

40-45m²

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Double Sea View Main Building

Max 2 adults

Situated in the main building, these double rooms feature one bedroom with two beds, a sofa bed, bathroom with bathtub and a spacious balcony with wonderful views of the sea.

35m²

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Nature Junior Suite

Max 3 adults

Located in the main building, Junior Suites feature an open-plan bedroom and living area, dressing area, bathroom and balcony offering inland views. They are located close to the main restaurant.

40m²

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Seafront Bungalow

Max 2 adults

Bungalow Seafront rooms are situated on the second row of the water's edge and have a bedroom, dressing area and bathroom with a shower. The terrace offers magnificent views of the sea.

Approximately 26-30m²

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Superior Sea View Bungalow

Max 3 adults

Superior Bungalows feature a bedroom, bathroom with bathtub and/or shower and a dressing area. From the terrace, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the sea.

40m²

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One Bedroom Suite Sea View Main Building

Max 3 adults

This suite boasts a bedroom, separate living room with two sofas, a dressing area and a bathroom with bathtub and a spacious balcony with panoramic views of the ocean.

54m²

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Waterfront Bungalow

Max 2 adults

Waterfront Bungalows rooms are situated directly of the water's edge and have a bedroom, dressing area and bathroom with a shower. The terrace offers magnificent views of the sea.

Approximately 26-30m²

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Superior Beachfront Bungalow

Max 3 adults

These stylish bungalows are situated in front of the beach at the south side of the hotel, and consist of an airy open-plan double bedroom & living room, bathroom with bathtub, dressing corner and large terrace with direct beach view. These spacious bungalows are decorated in a minimalist chic style, with a muted colour palette and ethnic-inspired design elements, ensuring a memorable stay for all guests.

Approximately 40-45m²

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Superior Seafront Bungalow

Max 3 adults

Superior Bungalows are situated on the second row of the water's edge and have an open plan bedroom and living area, dressing area and bathroom with bathtub and/or shower. The large terrace offers magnificent panoramic views of the sea.

Approximately 40m²

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Superior Waterfront Bungalow

Max 3 adults

Superior Bungalow Waterfront with Reserved Sundeck rooms are situated on the water's edge and have an open plan bedroom and living area, dressing area and bathroom with bathtub and/or shower. The large terrace offers fantastic panoramic views of the sea. Guests staying in these bungalows receive reserved sunbeds and umbrellas.

Approximately 40m²

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Classic Seafront Bungalow Private Pool

Max 3 adults

Waterfront Bungalows are situated on the first row of the seafront and have an open plan double bedroom & living room and feature a private pool. The large terrace offers fantastic views of the sea.

Approximately 40-45m²

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Superior Seafront Bungalow Private Pool

Max 3 adults

Superior Bungalows have an open plan bedroom and living area, dressing area and bathroom with bathtub and/or shower. The large terrace offers a private pool and stunning views of the sea.

40m²

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One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool

Max 2 adults

The one-bedroom villas with private pool consist of one double bedroom, separate living room, dressing corner and bathroom with large, modern shower. The large veranda hosts a private pool measuring 3.5x7.5m and offers panoramic views of the sparkling waters of the Mirabello Bay. The villa is tastefully designed in a minimalist, boho-chic style and includes an LDC television.

55m²

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Two Bedroom Maisonette Sea View Private Pool

Max 4 adults

The two-bedroom Sea View Maisonette with private pool consist of two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with large, modern showers. The Maisonette offers two floors more more privacy and it recommended for families.

75m²

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Two Bedroom Seafront Villa Private Pool

Max 4 adults

The exclusive two-bedroom villas with private pool consist of two double bedrooms with private dressing areas, separate living room and two bathrooms with large, modern showers. The vast veranda, with its stunning sun terrace, hosts a private pool measuring 3.5x7.5m and offers panoramic views of the sparkling Mirabello Bay. The villa is tastefully designed in a minimalist, boho-chic style and includes an LCD television.

75m²

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Three Bedroom Waterfront Villa Private Pool

Max 6 adults

Three Bedroom Waterfront Villa with private pool (150sq.m. max 6 adults) is situated exactly on the water’s edge overlooking the Mirabello Gulf. It is 150 square meters and has a sheltered and open sun terrace of 100 square meters with private swimming pool (7,5x3,5m) and bathing area with direct access to the sea. Consists of one master bedroom, dressing room and spacious bathroom with shower cabin, two twin bedrooms with their bathroom each, one small fully equipped kitchenette and one spacious living room overlooking the sea with sitting and dining area.

150m²

Complimentary meal

Guests staying on half board for a minimum of 7 nights receive one complimentary dinner in La Bouillabaisse per person per stay (excluding drinks and theme nights).

Sovereign Plus Offer

Sovereign guests receive

Welcome Gift Sovereign guests receive complimentary fruit and wine in their room on arrival
Complimentary Breakfast in Bed Sovereign guests receive a complimentary room service breakfast on the morning after arrival (to be requested at check-in).
Farewell Gift Sovereign guests will receive a farewell gift of traditional products on their departure.
Combinable with all offers

Bed and Breakfast
Guests can enjoy a delicious continental buffet and cooked breakfast options. Breakfast is served in the Bacchus restaurant.
Half Board
The Half Board package includes a buffet-style breakfast and dinner in the Bacchus restaurant. Should guests want to have an à la carte dinner in La Bouillaisse, they will receive a €25 discount off their meal. There is also the opportunity to exchange dinner for lunch in the Terpsis restaurant. Please note, drinks are not included.
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Top hotel!
Ann V,
Tripadvisor review May 12 2022
Best 5star hotel we ever stayed! We stayed superior waterfront bungalow, wow! The staff is extremely friendly and helpfull! The food beyond words. I highly recommend. 15min walk to Agios Nikolaos...
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Tripadvisor review May 12 2022
The desk and staff through out the whole hotel property were most accommodating and I would definitely stay here again, and recommend this to others! We had a certain room booked prior and when we...
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