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What We Love

  • A romantic beach retreat, including breakfast, dinner, welcome wine and fruit and moreRelaxing in your restful, relaxing, romantic room
  • Dining at the mesmerizing Lago Di Candia restaurant, with views over the illuminated lagoon
  • Deciding between a dip in the Olympic-sized pool or the dazzling waters of the Med
  • Receiving plenty of perks, like breakfast, dinner and welcome fruit and wine
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Overview

A romantic escape to the serene shores of Crete, with breakfast, dinner, treats for kids and other extras

The Lowdown

Discover the largest of the Greek Islands with a stay on the sands of sunny Crete, an isle fringed with beautiful beaches, awash with ancient wonders and peppered with picturesque villages. Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort occupies a prime position on Crete’s north coast, steps away from the dazzling allure of the Mediterranean, which gently laps a postcard-perfect stretch of golden shoreline. This getaway is designed for not just two, but three, Rs: rest, relaxation and romance.
If you can tear yourself away from your spacious room, make your way to the spa, or lose yourself in the Olympic-sized seawater pool. When it comes to drinking and dining, you’ll find numerous restaurants and bars to choose between, offering cuisine from organic local treats to Asian and Italian fare. For some light leisure, you’ll have three flood-lit tennis courts and a Golf Academy at your fingertips. Or, head to the Watersports Center for sailing, canoeing and kayaking.

Rooms

Superior rooms are chic, spacious and well appointed, with beautiful views over the garden and comfortable king-size beds which provide a romantic retreat after a day on the sands. Superior Family rooms are larger than Superior rooms, with 430 square feet to the former’s 334.

Dining

There are a variety restaurants to choose from here, everything from Italian specialties at Minotaur to candlelit dinners on the beach. You’ll also find seafood, Asian and organic Cretan, plus a Mediterranean buffet, as part of the mix, along with a lagoon bar and a bar by the beach.

Spa

Amirandes Elixir Alchemy Spa offers a heavenly spa experience. Treatments use extracts from organic plants and Cretan herbs and include Ayurvedic therapies from expert therapists from India. There are a superbly serene indoor pool, relaxation lounges with tea and juices, a sauna and an open-air seafront area for yoga. You’ll find a fully equipped gym here for a workout, too (if you must).

Location

Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort is beautifully located on Crete’s northern coast, along a picturesque stretch of Mediterranean coastline with two sandy coves. The archaeological site at the Palace of Knossos is well within reach. Plenty of fun can be found nearby, including horse riding, Crete’s largest water park, Gouves train ride and the CretAquarium – one of the Mediterranean’s largest marine-science complexes.

How to Get There

Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
PO Box 106
Crete, Greece

Reviews

Gorgeous but jaded staff
minasia

This is a truly beautiful resort that we thoroughly enjoyed even in the very last days of the season. The restaurant is stunning as a location both for breakfast and for the evening buffet. The Italian restaurant was the most pleasant surprise for fine dining. Our only sadness was the jaded attitude of the staff in their last days of the season. The restaurant manager was snappy, the receptionist Stella could hardly make a smile or any effort. It didn’t spoil the experience, however we all work in situations where your best is counted upon until the project/season/product is complete.

Wonderful time at Amirandes
22Amy22

We had a wonderful stay at Amirandes. The place is beautiful and we enjoyed staying in a villa with the sea at our doorstep.
We also loved the service, which was spotless and enjoyed the food at the buffet restaurant. We travelled with our three children and they enjoyed staying here too between the kids buffet, swimming pool and kids club!
We really recommend this place for a lovely holiday.

Beautiful days in Anirandes
Abirki

We spend as a family a fantastic time in Amirandes.
It is a splendid hotel with wonderful architecture. Just Beautiful.

The restaurant (even main) have perfect views on the sea and the food is delicious. Good variation and high quality at the main buffet. We only had the chance to try out one of the other dinner restaurant, blue Monkey. it was a fantastic evening to seat outside so close to the sea.. We loved it and the food was great.
We can highly recommend it also with kids. The kidsclub is sweet and offering nice activities for them. The staff is really nice and my kids liked Orsi a lot. So thank you to her. Also it is so nice that the kids could have a free lunch everyday and snacks at the kidsclub.
The only thing me missed was a heated pool in the shade for the very little ones. For our 7 month baby there was so Chance to swim. That was unfortunate because the temperature in October were great. In general the temperatur of the pools was quite cold.
The staff in general (pool, beach, rooms, Spa and of course restaurant) was amazing. Tried everything to make you stay as nice as possible and that is so important. Everybody was smiling and helpful and that at the end of the season... BRAVO.
When we arrived we had a very nice surprise to a room upgrade with a private pool. Our kids were so exited. Fantastic room with even a little gym. They loved it and the pool was great. The room was really nice but could also benefit from a little refurbishment. But apparently this is anyway planned.

In short we can highly recommend this hotel for a holiday with/ without kids and we will come back.