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Minos Beach Art Hotel

Crete, Aghios Nikolaos

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Basking in a stunning waterfront location and surrounded by colourful gardens, the Minos Beach Art Hotel achieves discreet luxury. Rocky landscapes and sandy coves provide the perfect backdrop to a serene hideaway where relaxation is first on the agenda. Featuring contemporary works of art complemented by the traditional Cretan architecture, this hotel offers a great choice of restaurants, ranging from traditional Cretan to gourmet Mediterranean cuisine. Ananea Wellness invites you to revive and rejuvenate with an exciting range of signature treatments, perfect after a morning exploring the lively town of Aghios Nikolaos. Just 800 metres away, you will be able to find an abundance of tavernas, fine dining restaurants and shops, while having the beautiful Mirabelo bay to explore.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.

This hotel is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The hotel has 129 rooms and 1 floor.

  • Occupying an idyllic position on the water's edge
  • Surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens
  • A diverse choice of dining options
  • Rejuvenating spa treatments available at Ananea Wellness
  • PADI certified Pelagos Dive Centre within the hotel

Added value

Free Half Board

Guests staying in any room type receive a Free Upgrade to Half Board for holidays between 01 June - 30 June and 01 - 30 October 2018 booked by 16 April 2018. 

Guests staying in the following room types receive a Free Upgrade to Half Board for holidays between 20 April - 06 May and 10 May - 31 May and 01 July - 30 September 2018 booked by 16 April 2018.

Superior Bungalow Seafront or Bungalow Waterfront with Reserved Sundeck or Superior Bungalow Waterfront with Reserved Sundeck or Superior Bungalow Seafront Private Pool or One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool or Two Bedroom Seafront Villa Private Pool or Three Bedroom Waterfront Villa Private Pool.

Dinner Credit

Guests staying on half board for a minimum of 7 nights receive up to 200 Euros per room per stay to be redeemed daily towards A la carte restaurants for holidays between 20 April - 31 October 2018 (this offer is not combinable with any free half board offer)

Sovereign Plus Offer

Sovereign guests receive a welcome gift, free fruit and wine on arrival, complimentary breakfast in room morning after arrival ( to be requested in resort), and farewell gift.


Bars & Restaurants

Ambrosia Restaurant

Opening Times:

Dress Code:
Gentleman are requested to wear long trousers for dinner.

The Ambrosia Restaurant serves a choice of starters, main courses, salads and desserts. There is a weekly gala dinner. Guests staying in any Superior Bungalow or Villa can eat at this restaurant. 

Dionyssos Bar

Opening Times:

A lively bar with excellent service that offers coffee, cocktails and snacks.

Ibiscus Pool Bar

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Located by the pool, the Ibiscus Bar serves a variety of cold refreshments, coffees, snacks and ice creams.

La Bouillaisse

Opening Times:
Open seasonally (mid May - beginning of October) and closed one day a week.

Dress Code:
Gentleman are requested to wear long trousers for dinner.

Guests can enjoy a romantic meal overlooking the ocean at La Bouillaisse which is open in the evenings for dinner where Mediterranean gourmet dishes are served. Guests receive a credit towards dining at this restaurant. 

Pure Lounge Bar

Opening Times:


Guests can enjoy the fabulous views from the Pure Lounge Bar which is located on the beachfront and serves coffee, fresh juices and finger food.


Opening Times:

Open for lunch, the Terpsis offers a wide variety of traditional Cretan food served on an open air terrace overlooking the ocean.

The Bacchus Restaurant

Opening Times Early Breakfast:

Opening Times Breakfast & Dinner:
07:30-10:00 & 19:00-21:30

Dress Code:
Gentleman are requested to wear long trousers for dinner.

The Bacchus Restaurant serves a breakfast buffet and in the evenings guests can dine from a daily menu offering a variety of main courses and choose from a mouth-watering selection at the lavish buffet.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the hotel's freshwater pool which is heated between the months of April and October.


There are two small beaches one of which is sandy and one which is shingle, sunbeds and umbrellas are complimentary.

Spa & Wellness

Ananea Spa

Opening Times:

Minimum Adult Age:
16 years

Guests can relax and unwind at the Ananea Wellness by Aegeo Spas and indulge in various treatments that are focused around nurturing the body and soul by using traditionaltechniques that include Cretan, hot-strong and deep tissue massages, seaweed therapy and body wraps of aromatic oils, Cretan herbs and mud masks. Follow these indulgent signature treatments with the privacy of the Spa Gazebo at the water's edge.

Minimum age of 16 years old.

Activities & Entertainment

PADI Diving School

For your adrenaline kick, head to the Pelagos Diving Centre, located on-site, in order to  experience a wide array of activities, including motorboat excursions, waterskiing and, of course, diving. The seabed is particularly diverse here, with ancient ruins, caverns and more for you to discover.

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
1 hour from Heraklion airport
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Just the best hotel in Agios Nicolas
Chris J, Chester, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Mar 03 2018
Sheer luxury in a variety of different types of bungalows most of which look out over the bay. The centre of Agios Nicolaus and it???s shops and restaurants is within an easy walk. A bit further away...
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romantic and insular
MsMacSF, San Francisco, CA
Tripadvisor review Jan 03 2018
This hotel has everything you need if you are looking for rest and relaxation for a few days. You don't need to leave unless you want to. Beach, pool, restaurants, art, water sports... I spent two...
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