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Grecotel Amirandes

Crete, Gouves

Family suites

Inspired by majestic palaces of bygone eras, the Grecotel Amirandes is a stunning resort that uses clever architecture to create a feeling of elegance and space. Luscious gardens surround stylish lagoon pools and play host to an array of Mediterranean flowers, which provide a fragrant backdrop to this peaceful oasis. Picturesque seascapes stretch far beyond the golden sands and can be enjoyed from many tranquil areas of the resort, whilst six diverse restaurants take influences from the wonderful natural setting. Luxurious guest rooms are finished to the highest of standards and offer a choice of unique upgrades to include private gyms, home cinemas and state-of-the-art bathrooms with colour therapy whirlpool baths.

The hotel has 212 rooms.
Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-14 years.

  • Designed like a palace in beautiful gardens
  • Olympic-size seawater pool
  • Enjoy Cretan specialties at Xasteria
  • Fabulous rooms, suites and large bungalows
  • Stop for a massage at the Elixir Holistic Spa

Added value

Exclusive to Sovereign - room discount

Save an additional 5% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 21 April - 28 October 2018 booked 28 February 2018.

Exclusive to Sovereign - spa offer

Guests can enjoy a complimentary 30 minute Aroma massage per adult once per stay for holidays between 21 April - 28 October 2018 booked by 28 February 2018.

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 21 April - 26 July 2018 and 25 August - 25 October 2018 or save 5% discount between 27 July - 24 August 2018 booked by 28 February 2018.

Famous Class Services

Book a Famous Class Luxury Junior Suite with Gym, Sea View and Private Pool, enjoy the ultimate luxury for the most discerning guests. The designer interiors, private pools, waterfront villas and personalised services make a Famous Class holiday one in a million experience. Exclusive services for Famous Class guests include: Dining privileges, Famous Class dedicated offers, welcome and room offers and beach amenities.

A minimum of 5 nights stay is required  for the above special offers.


Bars & Restaurants

Amirandes Main Restaurant

Opening Times:
Open for breakfast and dinner.

A buffet restaurant serving an extensive choice of local and international cuisine.

Guests on half board can eat at this restaurant.

Blue Monkey

Opening Times:
Open for dinner.

An à la carte restaurant serving Asian fusion cuisine.

Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

Labyrinth, Lagoon Bar

Opening Times:
Open all day. 

Serving light bites and refreshing drinks, the Labyrinth Lagoon Bar is the perfect spot for watching the world go by.

Lago Di Candia

Opening Times:
Open for dinner.

An à la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.

Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.


Opening Times:
Open for dinner 

An à la carte restaurant serving delicious Italian cuisine located next to the lagoon.


Opening Times:
Open for lunch.

Located beside the sea serving seafood and local delicacies.

Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.


Opening Times:
Open for dinner. 

An à la carte restaurant using organic produce with a set Cretan menu.

Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

Sunset Lounge

Opening Times:
Open from 19:00-23:00 (during high season). 

Located on Amirandes Beach, Sunset Lounge offers guests the ideal spot to have drinks at sundown. Occasional beach parties with live DJs also take place.

Beach & Pools


Take advantage of the long sandy beaches which are decked out with sun loungers and parasols.

For Families

Kids' Club

The Grecoland children's programme caters for younger guests from the age of three right through to teenagers.

GrecoKids is for 3-6 years gives children the change to learn through play with arts and crafts, water activities and team games.

GrecoJuniors runs for children aged 7-12 years and has sports activities, discos and various team games.

GrecoTeens will keep those aged 13 plus occupied with beach volleyball, the golf academy, dancing, football and parties.

Spa & Wellness

Elixir Spa

With seven massage and treatment suites, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, beauty centre and open-air seafront Yoga area, the Exlixir Spa offers guests a retreat in which they can relax and rejuvenate.

Activities & Entertainment

Sports activities

As well as having three tennis courts (2 AstroTurf, 1 Hardcourt), the hotel offers guests the chance to participate in other activities such as golf, mini soccer, beach volleyball, aqua aerobics and table tennis.


The hotel has its own watersports school where guests can try activities such as sailing, kayaking and fishing. There is also a PADI diving centre which is in close proximity to the hotel and offers lessons, excursions and equipment hire.

About the location
Gouves is the perfect place for those who want a beach holiday with a side-order of action. The main part of the resort (Kato Gouves) lines up a chain of sandy beaches, a main road filled with restaurants and tavernas, and a palm-fringed seafront promenade that's made for evening strolls. A wander through the town reveals a mix of whitewashed buildings, charming little shops and a bunch of friendly kafeneias (cafes). Up on the side of nearby Mount Ederi (more a large hill than a mountain), you'll find Pano Gouves, the traditional counterpart to Kato Gouves. It's a quiet little village with a lovely main square and a network of crooked lanes lined with old houses. Nearby, you've got plenty of sightseeing options, from Crete's capital, Heraklion, and the Monastery of Saint John, to the spectacular Skotino Cave.
Transfer time
30 minutes from Heraklion airport
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Beautiful resort. Great beachfront location and service
Fiona M,
Tripadvisor review Oct 30 2017
From the warm welcome greeting and juice to the decorated and complimentary champagne bedroom set up to the comprehensive breakfast buffet and the beach being 50m from your room equipped with free...
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Tripadvisor review Oct 28 2017
We originally booked a junior suite for three nights and two day when we arrived we were pleased to find we had been upgraded to a two bedroom villa. On arrival in our villa we treated to a large...
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