The palatial Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort has a private beach, a first-class dining scene and one of the biggest pools you’ll ever see

Inspired by the palaces of Minoan kings, Grecotel Resorts mix a classical look with modern comforts.

Its huge gardens contain an Olympic-sized pool and 3 tennis courts, all just footsteps from a private beach.

You can dine al fresco at the buffet restaurant or take your pick from one of the 4 à la carte places.

As for entertainment, there’s an amphitheatre with regular live music and Cretan dancing.


AMIRANDES GRECOTEL EXCLUSIVE RESORT – At Going Luxury we constantly receive special offers for this delightful property. Get in touch with us via live chat, email or phone to check the latest offers for your holiday requirements. Book now for a free upgrade to half-board at the hotel and a free upgrade to a superior room.

Travel April, May or October dates for the best prices.

This exquisite beachfront property offers the ultimate in luxury for your Grecian getaway, with five-star style and service at every turn. With world-class dining, sumptuous accommodation and an incredible array of activities, the Amirandes is perfect for both couples’ escapes and family fun – the choice is yours. The hotel is right by the beach, with complimentary loungers, mattresses, parasols and towels provided. The Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort is 17km from Heraklion Airport and 163km from Chania Airport.

Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort has spacious superior rooms that are perfect for couples and boast a wide range of amenities to ensure every comfort during your stay. Facilities include a contemporary en-suite shower room with robes, slippers and deluxe toiletries, along with a private balcony boasting garden or sea views. In-room entertainment options include a flat-screen satellite TV/DVD system and free Wi-Fi, with further features including individual air conditioning, a laptop-sized safe and a hairdryer. You’ll also be treated to a range of welcome gifts, including complimentary water, wine and fruits in your room.

Food & Drink
The hotel’s main restaurant, Amirandes, is home to an exceptional array of buffet-style cuisine, and comes complete with a stunning outdoor terrace overlooking a shaded lagoon. With live show cooking and an emphasis on fresh, local fare, it’s the perfect spot for a laid-back meal with family or friends. For gourmet dining, there’s also a choice of five a la carte restaurants, specialising in Italian, Asian, seafood, organic and grilled fare – please note that prior reservations are required for these venues.

For lighter bites and beverages, there are three bars to choose from, including a poolside brasserie, lagoon bar and beachfront lounge bar.

Please note that dress codes apply across the resort’s dining venues, ranging from Resort Casual to Elegant Casual. In the evenings, beachwear and shorts may not be worn, and gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and sleeved shirts when visiting any of the resort’s restaurants and bars.

Sports & Entertainment
In the outdoor complex, you’ll find a spectacular Olympic-sized pool, accompanied by a separate childen’s pool and a luxurious sun deck furnished with loungers and parasols. Heading indoors, the relaxation continues at the Elixir Alchemy Spa, which boasts an indoor pool (heated from October to April), treatment rooms and relaxation lounges, along with a state-of-the art fitness suite, and wellness sessions including sunrise yoga and Pilates.

To pick up the pace, there’s a superb choice of sports and leisure activities on offer, including tennis, beach volleyball, mini-football and exhilarating watersports. Plus, the little ones will adore the Grecoland kids’ club, which offers a range of activities for ages 4-6 and 7-12, along with a teen hangout for ages 13+ during the summertime, and baby essentials for ages 0-3 all year round.


  • Grecoland
    • Grecoland children’s club created entirely with kids in mind. Brightly coloured benches and tables, shelves overflowing with paints, crayons and toys and a world of costumes, crafts, activities and games create a magical holiday experience for children aged 3-12 years.
  • Spa
    • A true sanctuary for the sense – the next best things to Heaven.
      This unique hotel spa in Crete redefines holiday spa pampering with signature treatments using organic plants and extracts from Crete’s rare, aromatic herbs and Ayurvedic therapies by Indian therapists.
  • Beaches
    • Amirandes occupies a stretch of coast that gently curls into two coves of fine golden sand and clear seawater.
    • Beach amenities include: changing cabins, showers, sunbeds with mattresses, beach towels and umbrellas. Complimentary mineral water & fruit served to your umbrella once a day.
    • A private section of beach is accessible to guests residing in the resort’s villas, with reserved gazebos and sun beds attended by discrete beach staff.
  • Pools
    • This luxury Crete hotel makes the most of its beachfront location in Crete with a range of swimming choices!
    • 1 Olympic-sized seawater pool, 1 Children’s paddling pool, 58 private swimming pools are available for suite & villa residents, 1 heated indoor pool at the Elixir Alchemy Spa.


  • Amirandes
    • Traditional Mediterranean cuisine combines with international delicacies in the hotel’s main restaurant. Serving extensive buffets for breakfast and dinner – including healthy and vegetarian options and don’t miss the chefs preparing fresh specialities. Four dining areas encircle the ornamental lagoon.
  • Lago Di Candia
    • The elegant Lago di Candia restaurant features an international a la carte menu inspired by its spectacular waterfront setting. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximise the views across the romantically illuminated lagoon, beach and sea whilst dining in the evening. Children’s meal on request.
  • Minotaur
    • Pablo Picasso drew himself as a Minotaur, the mythical half-man half-taurus(bull) creature that lived in the Labyrinth of the palace of Knossos, a few kilometers from Amirandes. He adored ceramics and created them for 25 years (1947-1973). An amazing collection of genuine Picasso ceramics adorns the unique Minotaur gourmet restaurant, in honour of ancient ceramic art and the way it inspired the masters of the 20th century.
    • At Minotaur, truly stylish Italian food is our speciality. Located by the star-lit lagoon, Minotaur is an incomparable Italian restaurant of impeccable character. It embodies Italian style –classic sophistication and inimitable refinements.
  • Petrino
    • Petrino, meaning stone in Greek, is the Amirandes beachfront seafood restaurant. Savour simple, stylish, al fresco lunches with seascapes to match. Succulent fish and seafood are as fresh as the gentle sea breeze at this waterfront restaurant.
    • Share a Greek meze with your friends, try the island delicacies or order the freshest fish and seafood in Crete from the catch of the day. Children’s meals on request.
  • Xasteria
    • Xasteria pays tribute to Cretan cuisine with a menu bursting with island flavours. When Cretan people eat, they spend a long time, eating and drinking raki or wine while talking about everything under the sun. Xasteria recreates a village-style menu using the freshest ingredients from local villages including organic produce from Grecotel’s own Agreco Farm. Live music every evening.
  • Blue Monkey
    • Serving oriental delicacies cooked to order, Blue Monkey features modern twists on Eastern favourites. Breathtaking sunsets create the perfect backdrop for an avant-garde Asian dining experience. Children’s meal on request.
  • By The Pool Brasserie
    • Ideal for lazy daytime musings, By the Pool Brasserie is situated next to the Olympic-size seawater pool. Natural stone terraces with seemingly endless sea views provide private spots for morning coffee, all-day snacks, relaxing lunches or simply watching the world go by, with toes dangling in the cooling water.


  • Labyrinth Lagoon Bar
    • The Labyrinth lounge bar reflects the resort’s indulgent details and cosmopolitan appeal. A popular spot for sipping a ‘sundowner’ and enjoying a light bite, the views of the lagoon and sea from trademark sunken seats create the impression of floating on the surrounding water, drifting along to the serenades of the live evening music.
  • Sunset Lounge & Beach Bar
    • Brand NEW Sunset Lounge on exclusive Amirandes Beach, its unique seaside setting for delighting in the stunning sunsets over the mesmerizing Cretan skyline.