Minos Beach Art Hotel Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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A peaceful and relaxing oasis on the waterfront, set in spacious grounds. Most rooms are bungalows set throughout the gardens, so even when full the property appears quiet with much private space. This was the first deluxe hotel in the resort, with contemporary style and modern touches, artwork is displayed throughout. Entertainment is minimal, although the centre of Aghios Nikolaos is easily walk-able. The pool may appear dark due to the tiling but is unusually heated during cooler months.
Discerning couples of all ages including honeymooners. The majority of guests are British and German, the remainder Eastern and Northern Europeans. There are no children’s facilities so unsuited to families, but occasionally there are couples with infants.
Minos Beach Art Hotel Aghios Nikolaos is situated 1km from the resort centre on the outskirts, on the coastal road overlooking the sea. A bus stop is close by for both Elounda and Aghios Nikolaos. A taverna and supermarket are nearby, while the choice of shops, bars and eateries increases closer to the centre.
The coastline runs along the length of the property for 250m, consisting of two small sandy bays and jetties with ladders into the sea. Sunbeds and umbrellas are free to guests, watersports are available, a lifeguard is on duty. The waterfront has a trendy bar and two restaurants.
A large, rectangular pool is given a dark look by coloured tiles. Situated on a quiet and relaxing terrace with plenty of spaced out loungers, and adjacent pool bar. Access is by metal ladder entry, the pool is heated in cooler months.
Leisure & Entertainment
There is a tennis court and small spa with modern gym at the Minos Beach Art. A games room with pool table, air hockey and table tennis. Evening theme nights are hosted in the restaurants including gala dinners, live music and Cretan nights.
Access & Mobility*
Unsuitable for those with mobility issues, there are steps throughout the property and no lift in the main building.
- Top end traditional build with modern touches.
- Extremely spacious grounds with many private areas.
- Long waterfront with two sandy beaches.
- Modern gym and spa.
- heated outdoor pool.
- No daily activities and limited entertainment.
- Food Outlet
- Sport Leisure Facilities
- Internet Terminal
- Wifi Free
- Air Conditioning
- Minibar Fridge