Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort is a world of charme, style, brightness and Cretan warmth. Located on the coast of east Crete, it’s just a short drive from Heraklion airport and close to many local attractions, including the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
You’ll feel pampered by the legendary Cretan hospitality from the very first moment: this unique hideaway sets new standards of privacy and exclusivity.
Styled after the sprawling palaces of the Minoan kings and Venetian nobles who once ruled Crete, Amirandes is built around a tranquil lagoon that mirrors the resort’s lights at night.
You can choose among several options like bungalows, residences villas and suites, many with private pools.
Royal Villas and Residences
For those wishing discrete luxury and comfort;
The magnificent Grand Beach Residence, built directly on the first row of the exclusive villa area in front of the beach is ideal for seclusion and endless relaxation for large families or couples who want to share their vacation in utmost exclusivity and luxury.
The cool and contemporary design reminiscent of a Mediterranean Beach House makes these villas ideal for a family or couples of friends who want to share their vacation.
These elegant and spacious villas are the ultimate choice for discerning travellers, especially designed for guests seeking the utmost in exclusivity and luxury.
The exquisite villas are impressive in terms of colourations, decorations, furnishings and style.
These magnificent suites were designed for the sophisticated travellers who demand superior comfort that matches their desire for elegance and style.
The gorgeous Grand Suite offers a magnificent frontal sea view and white-coloured furniture, white wooden floor and a walk in wardrobe with full length mirrors.
The elegantly furnished luxury bungalows stand on the first row of the seawater. Nestled in the hotel gardens with amenities designed with life’s luxuries and the flair of al fresco living.
Amirandes Family Suites feature ample space for distinct dressing, sleeping, and living areas. Ideal for families with two children.
These elegantly decorated rooms offer all the comforts and amenities that set the standard at Amirandes.
Excellent range of options among five à la carte restaurants plus bars and lounges:
Blue Monkey, Asian Restaurant
Life, food and art meet at the crossroads of East & West: 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.
Minotaur, Stylish Italian Cuisine
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 new Amirandes unique restaurant, the “Minotaur” 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. Discover an amazing collection of genuine Picasso ceramics.
Lago Di Candia Restaurant, Fine Dining
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.
Xasteria, Cretan Organic Dining
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.
Petrino, Seafood al fresco
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.
By The Pool, All Day 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 and Beach Bar
Sunset Lounge on exclusive Amirandes Beach, its unique seaside setting for delighting in the stunning sunsets over the mesmerising Cretan skyline.
Grecotel’s Agreco Farm gives a whole new meaning to ‘real experience.’ Founded by Grecotel’s owners on a 4-hectare estate near Rethymno, Crete, the traditional farm showcases centuries-old farming methods. The farm provides a fascinating insight into the organic production of the island’s simple and healthy food – a must for any visitor to Crete.
No trip to Agreco would be complete without a visit to the farm’s Taverna, where it’s offered a sumptuous six-course menu of Cretan dishes, based on the farm’s organic produce.
Amirandes Restaurant, Mediterranean Buffet Restaurant
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.
WELLNESS & SPA
Amirandes Elixir Alchemy 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.
A wide range of luxurious face and body treatments are tailor made through an Ayurveda diagnosis to further customise product selection and treatment for your specific requirements.
Ayurveda is based on the universal principles and is a living, growing body of knowledge, which promotes positive health, natural beauty and long life. It concentrates on the mental, physical and also spiritual harmony of an individual creature as a whole and also of the universe. This is the only system, which removes the ailment from the root cause.
Amirandes is geared to family and sport friendly guests with an abundance of activities. For relaxing or energetic outdoor activities, Crete is the perfect choice due to its temperate climate.
Enjoy an extensive range of swimming choices and water activities by the crystal clear sandy beach or on the stunning Olympic-sized Amirandes pool.
Amirandes Golf Academy in Crete
From golf maniacs to total amateurs, the Golf Academy at Amirandes will put the finishing strokes to your game. The Academy features practice facilities including a chipping area, putting green and practice bunker.
The Crete Golf Club is a championship golf course – the only 18-hole golf course on the island of Crete and one of the most impressive golf courses of the Mediterranean, which holds a unique challenge and a pleasant experience for both golfers and visitors all year round.