Das Hotel allgemein
A deluxe super waterfront resort, an excellent hotel in a tranquil setting of colorful, flower-filled gardens, with a reputation for excellent service, Minos Beach is considered to be one of the best hotels on the island of Crete.
The Minos Beach is a member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World and holds also the HACCP Certificate for food safety.
Being the home of the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation for the advancement of arts, Minos Beach beside its unique characteristics and services offers a substantial cultural experience for its guests. Works of art from important contemporary artists from Greece and abroad that have participated in the Arts Symposia since 1987 adorn almost every part of the hotel and its gardens. An open air gallery created for the visual enjoyment and stimulation of our visitors.
Die Lage des Hotels
Located in a quiet position just half a mile from the center of Aghios Nikolaos, the hotel is situated right on the sea, with good swimming from rocky inlets as well as from a couple of small inviting sandy beaches. The hotel is ideally located for sightseeing, with a regular bus service from the hotel entrance to the village of Elounda and the town center of Aghios Nikolaos, where buses depart for destinations all over the island. 65km from Heraklion airport.
Zimmer / Unterbringung im Hotel
The Minos Beach resort consists of one Presidential Villa, 3 Executive Villas, 3 Villas with private pool, 110 bungalows and a Main Building with 10 rooms and 2 Suites. The Minos Beach is totally renovated from 2001-2. All bungalows and rooms enjoy the same facilities, including individual air-conditioning and heating, direct-dial telephone, Sat.T.V., a mini-bar, hair-dryer, private bathroom, safe and balcony or terrace.
There are various categories of accommodation:
PRESIDENTIAL VILLA with private pool:
The Presidential Villa situated exactly on the water’s edge with a panoramic view to the Mirabello Gulf. Approx. 150 m² and 100 m² of sheltered and open sun terrace, private swimming pool and bathing area with direct access to the sea.
The Presidential Villa consists of one master bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and Jacuzzi shower cabin with steam, two twin bedrooms with one bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub, one small fully equipped kitchenette and one spacious living room overlooking the sea with sitting and dinning area. All furniture created by Paola Navone.
Midi Hi-Fi System, LCD TV & DVD home cinema, personal fax machine wi-fi internet coonetion. Private transfer from and to Heraklion airport.
EXECUTIVE VILLA with private pool:
The Executive Villa with panoramic sea view, approx. 75 m² consist of one bedroom with dressing area and bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub, one twin bedroom, bathroom with Jacuzzi Shower cabin and steam, living room with sitting and dinning area. Private swimming pool surrounded by large sun terrace.
Special features include: LCD TV , DVD home cinema, fax, wi-fi internet connection
VILLA with private pool:
The Villa with panoramic sea view, approx. 55 m² consist of one bedroom, one sitting room, dressing area, bathroom and Jacuzzi bathtub,
Private swimming pool (3,5 x 7,5m) surrounded by large sun terrace.
Special features include: LCD TV, DVD home cinema, fax, wi-fi internet connection
SUPERIOR BUNGALOWS SEAFRONT with private pool:
Approximately 40 m² they consist of one bedroom and living room in open plan, dressing area, bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and large sun terrace offering sea view and private swimming pool (3,5 x 7,5 m).
Special features include: LCD TV, DVD player, mini hi-fi CD system and personal fax.
SUPERIOR BUNGALOWS WATERFRONT:
Situated directly by the water’s edge. Approximately 40-45 m² they consist of one bedroom and living room in open plan, dressing area, bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and large veranda offering panoramic sea view. Reserved sun umbrella and sun-beds.
Special features include: mini Hi-Fi CD system , video and personal fax.
SUPERIOR BUNGALOWS SEAFRONT:
Approximately 40-45 m² they consist of one bedroom and living room in open plan, dressing area, bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and large veranda offering sea view.
Special features include: mini hi-fi CD system and personal fax upon request.
Situated directly by the water’s edge approx. 26-30 m² they consist of one bedroom, a bathroom with Jacuzzi shower cabin with steam, dressing corner, and large veranda offering panoramic sea view. Reserved sun umbrella and sun-beds.
Situated in the gardens offering garden view approx. 40-45 m² they consist of one bedroom and living room in open plan, dressing area, a bathroom and large veranda or balcony
Approximately 26-30 m² they consist of one bedroom and a bathroom with bathtub or Jacuzzi shower cabin, dressing corner, and large veranda offering sea view.
MAIN BUILDING ROOMS SEA VIEW:
Situated in the main building, approx. 35 m² they consist of one bedroom with two beds plus a single sofa bed, a bathroom with bathtub and large balcony offering panoramic sea view.
SINGLE BUNGALOW STANDARD:
Situated in the gardens, approx. 26-30 m² they consist of one bedroom, bathroom with Jacuzzi shower cabin or bath, dressing corner and large veranda, garden view.
Gastronomie im Hotel
Breakfast is served from 07.30 to 10.00 hrs.
A lavish rich buffet breakfast with a wide variety of dishes.
For guests booked in Standard, Seafront, Junior Suites & Waterfront bungalows
Dinner is served from 19.00 to 21.30 hrs.
Appetizer Buffet. Main course from our daily menu, Salad and Cheese buffet, choice of desserts.
Occasional theme Buffets. Once a week Gala Dinner
Greek Evening with live music every fortnight
An elegant restaurant in a romantic atmosphere. It serves dinner for guests booked in, Superior Bungalows Seafront, Superior bungalows Waterfront, Superior Bungalows with private pool , Villas & Executive Villas with private pool with an attentive and discreet service.
Dinner is served from 19.00 to 21.30 hrs.
A wide variety from our daily menu for the first and main course, salad and cheese buffet, choice of desserts.
Once a week Gala Dinner.
TERPSIS CRETAN RESTAURANT (13.00 - 15.00 hrs)
Terpsis Cretan Restaurant, a member of “Chaine des Rotissseurs”, set in our beautiful gardens on the water’s edge with its open air terrace ‘’floating’’ on the Mirabello Gulf, is open every day for lunch. It offers a wide variety of Cretan food, where everything is cooked in the Traditional way with pure Cretan olive oil, herbs grown in the Cretan Mountains, fresh fish and vegetables.
Guests can have their Half Board meal either for dinner at, Ambrosia or Bacchus restaurant, according to their bookings, or for lunch at Terpsis restaurant.
20.00 - 24.00 hrs
The famous waterfront restaurant ‘’La Bouillabaisse’’, awarded in the distinction of ‘’Chaine des Rotisseurs’’, is open to our guests. Enjoy delicious meals from our talented Chef who specializes in the Mediterranean cuisine and superb fish dishes. We offer our half board guests an allowance towards an excellent meal at ‘’La Bouillabaisse’’ as an option to their regular half board meal. Once a week closed. It serves dinner (end May to beginning of October)
DRESS CODE in the Restaurants:
The atmosphere at the Minos Beach is very relaxed, but we do like to
keep a certain standard for dinner. A suit or a tie is certainly not
compulsory, but we would ask kindly guests not to wear shorts or
bermudas, as well as any other sporty items of clothing.
Offers Cocktails, long drinks, aperitif and coffees.
IBISCUS POOL BAR:
Situated near the swimming pool for light snacks, soft drinks and cold cocktails.
PURE LOUNGE BAR:
Located on the waterfront offers freshly squeezed fruit juices and iced coffee, cocktails, ice creams and light snacks during the day. Open June – September
Sport und Unterhaltung
Swimming Pool (heated in off-peak months), free Sunbeds/Umbrellas/Beach Towels.
Tennis, table tennis, water skiing, sailing, diving, canoes, pedaloes, snorkeling, gym, and billiard.
Also available at our Pelagos Watersports Centre is Scuba Diving and PADI Scuba Diving courses with fully qualified instructors (all equipment is available for hire). Sailing yacht for half day or full day charter.
Sonstige Einrichtungen und Services
- Tastefully furnished Lounges
- Friendly Main Bar
- Poolside Bar
- T.V. room
- Accessories Shop
- Swimming Pool (heated in off-peak months)
- Free Sunbeds/Umbrellas/Beach Towels
- Games Room
- Ananea Wellness with Ayuverdic treatments, Klapp therapies, Gym, and Sauna
- Mini bar
- Room Service (07.30 - 21.30 hrs)
- Laundry Service
- Currency Exchange
- Doctor on call
- Baby Cots free of charge
- Baby Sitting (at a fee) on request
Some of the facilities and services incur local charges:
Please note during the beginning and end of the season some of the hotel facilities and features may not be operational.
Minos Beach is not suitable for disabled guests.
Small dogs up to 5 klg are allowed in the bungalows but not in the restaurants, public areas and on the beach.