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Beautiful suites, friendly staff, a long infinity pool with enviable sea views and excellent food from creative sushi to homely Cretan fare, this five-star hotel has it all and is located in the atmospheric town of Agios Nikolaos. Ideally located for a stroll to the harbour, sea or a spot of bar hopping or shopping, this adults-only hotel is ideal for couples, friends or solo travellers alike.

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In the middle of the traditional coastal town of Agios Nikolaos, as you walk out the door you are on the road to a host of restaurants, shops, cafés, a pretty harbour and a dedicated beach for guests. Further afield you can visit Café Panorama to eat alongside locals or sip on an ice-cold almond 'soumada' drink in Kritsa village. A memorable visit to nearby Vassilakis Estate for an olive oil tour takes you from a 2000-year-old olive tree and historic mill to modern-day production.

By plane: direct flights to Heraklion take around 4 hours from London. It's a 50 minute drive to the hotel. Book flights to Heraklion.

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The hotel centres around a long infinity pool with views out over magical Mirabello Bay and a line of sun loungers beside it. Smart grey marbled stone greets you as you walk into the contemporary reception area with its adjacent Ariagne Bar, featuring emerald green-tiled pillars and a statement red and gold wall.


Every member of staff was genuinely friendly and accommodating. Giannis, the Service Manager, took pride in explaining each dish on the menu, delving into backstories as well as the origin of ingredients, which was a highlight of our meals. The concierge has bespoke booklets of where to go and what to do, especially created by them.

  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Swimming pools
  • Terrace
  • Seafront location
  • Free Wi-Fi


Accommodation is slick and clean-lined, with neutral walls and curtains, comfortable upholstered seating or wicker chairs, stone or wooden floors, crisp white bed linen and the occasional potted plant or bowl of lemons; these are urban modern spaces where you'll feel relaxed and refreshed. Grey stone bathrooms with backlit mirrors blend in well.

Room types: Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite Relax, Stunning Suite, Premier Suite, Superb Suite, Amazing Escape Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, bathrobe & slippers, hairdryer, TV, free Wi-Fi


Whether you sip on a bespoke tea infused with Cretan ingredients in the lounge, indulge in a plate of super-fresh sushi with the backdrop of the live DJ in the Éther rooftop bar, or enjoy an elegant Mediterranean meal in restaurant Mira with enviable sea views, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Mira: Cretan cuisine including lobster linguini and catch of the day. Dishes from 15€. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Éther: Sushi, poolside drinks. Open daily. Reservation needed in the evening.

Ariagne: Light meals and snacks, all day dining. Dishes from 12€. Open daily.

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