Minos Beach Art Hotel

Crete, Greece

Minos Beach Art Hotel

Time seems to stand still on the mythic island of Crete. Thanks to its unique mediterranean climate, Crete is a demanded destination with a long season from mid April to October. Minos Beach Art hotel, a favorite of all those appreciating genuineness and authenticity, provides a luxurious stay in minimalist surroundings. With its distinctive Cretan architecture, Minos Beach has gained its reputation for being small, stylish, with personal unobtrusive service and perfection of its fine cuisine. The hotel is located in the magical area of Aghios Nikolaos, in the eastern part of Crete, only a ten-minute walk from the town centre and one hour’s drive from the airport of Heraklion.

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Huddled in the hotel’s fragrant gardens, our bungalows offer a private, serene escape to a naturally luxurious destination. With bright, open spaces, impeccable views at the sea and a design that connects all senses together, our bungalows are purposed to immerse you in nature.

Wake up to the sound of waves and jump straight into the water.


The villas are unique, creating the most complete take on barefoot luxury: relaxed, healing and exquisite. Their stylish, bespoke design lets you unwind and relax in comfort, providing a sacred space immersed in nature, that is entirely your own.

Silence all distractions as you soak up the sun in your seafront terrace and cool down in your own private pool.

  • 112 Bungalows and Suites
  • 14 Villas and Bungalows with private pools
  • Traditional Kafenio
  • Traditional Cretan cuisine
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Two private beaches
  • One outdoor freshwater swimming pool Authentic local experiences
  • Wellness center, Gym, Yoga sessions
  • Tennis court, blue bikes
  • Diving and Watersports center
  • Sustainability actions
  • Inblu boutique
  • Pet friendly up to 5 kilos
  • Babysitting upon request


  • Free Wifi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Concierge services
  • Room service
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea facilities
  • Safety deposit box bathrobes & slippers
  • Bathroom amenities

Wine & Dine

Culinary Concept
  • Authentic Cretan and Greek Cuisine by Yiannis Baxevanis Chefs
Kalliopi Kourkoutaki & Kyriakos Mylonas
  • La Bouillabaisse
Member of Chaine des Rotisseurs
  • Fine Dining | Mediterranean Creative Cuisine – Redefined Meze project Wine Gastronomy Pairings |Smart Casual | Dinner
Terpsis Restaurant
  • Al fresco Dining | Cretan Gastronomy | Cretan Fest (Live music and folklore dancing ) | Resort Casual | All Day Dining
Bacchus Restaurant
  • Buffet Restaurant | Live cooking stations, traditional wood-fired oven, delicatessen, salad and dessert corners | Cretan and Greek Cuisine Resort Casual | Breakfast / Dinner
Adeste Traditional Kafenion
  • Traditional Meze | Cretan unplugged live music duet Resort Casual | All Day
La Cave de la Bouillabaisse
  • Contemporary Seafront Wine Bar | Wine pairings | Wineries Presentations | Coravin © wine system | Resort Casual | Dinner
Pure Lounge Bar
  • Beachfront bar | Light Snacks | Alcoholic and Non- alcoholic beverages Beach Casual | Lunch
Dionyssos Bar
  • Cocktail Lounge Bar | Modern Ethnic Bites | Sandy lounge with the bonfire Live Dj- Sets | Resort * Casual | All Day Bar
Ibiscus Poolside Bar
  • Healthy refreshments & Food menu | Beach Casual | Lunch


  • Relaxed! Choose linen and comfortable summer wear.


  • Rooms from € 290/ night
Local Guide

Surrounded on all sides by the beautiful blue waters of Mirabello Bay and the vibrant, green island landscape, Minos Beach art hotel, one of the best beach resorts in Crete, provides a haven of relaxation for travellers wishing to enjoy an unrivaled holiday experience.

What to do

  • Minoan Cooking, Cretan cuisine is among the healthiest diets in the world. Based on authentic recipes and using fresh local ingredients our Chef will take you on a unique journey of flavors and tradition.
  • Rent a boat, grab a map and explore Mirabello bay. Follow the specially designed sea routes and discover the picturesque Mirabello coastline, undisclosed coves, and beaches.
  • Lasithi Plateau & Diktaean Cave, the birthplace of Zeus is located just 10 minutes walking distance from Psychro, in Lassithi Plateau, at an altitude of 1025m. The route to the cave is magnificent as the view of the Lassithi Plateau is breathtaking.
  • PADI certified Diving Centre is located on the grounds of the hotel giving guests the opportunity to participate in the Discover Dive sessions and enjoy diving in the tranquil waters of the sea as they explore the seabed, the ancient remains, the wrecks, the rocky slopes, the caverns, the walls and reefs found in the region.
  • Vai palm forest - is one of the most beautiful and special places in the whole Mediterranean. Covering an area of approximately 250,000 square meters and more than 5000 palm trees, Vai is the largest palm forest in Europe.
  • Chrysi Island, also known as donkey island for the locals, a famous small island is located south of Ierapetra. Accessible only by ferry or a speed boat, Chrysi is an exotic, uninhabited island of outstanding natural beauty with a cedar forest of 35 hectares, turquoise waters, shallow bays, and countless shells.
  • Beach & coast cleaning is the process of removing solid litter, dense chemicals, and organic debris deposited on a beach or coastline by the tide, local visitors, or tourists.
  • Wine tour. Vineyards have been cultivated in Crete for about 4,000 years. The native varieties grown in Crete, combined with the modern methods of viticulture make Cretan wines truly exceptional.

When to go

  • Spring and late summer are lovely times. High season months are June, July and August. Several summer cultural events take place during august

Good to know

  • On Crete everything is myth, legend and history: the mountains, the grottoes, the gorges, the trees, the stones and even the scent of the shrubs in bloom.

Don't miss

  • Minos Beach Art Hotel loves the arts and actively encourages and promotes artists by hosting their creations in its gardens. The outdoor Sculpture garden consists of more than 54 art installationsand foreign artists enriched every alternate summer, putting the last aesthetic touches on the hotel’s beautiful natural environs.
  • Mythology Class. Dive into the stories of creation, join the heroes Hercules, Odysseus, Jason and Achilles on their adventures, thrill at tales of deep-sea monsters and epic battles, and immerse yourself in the tales of the gods.
  • The island of Spinalonga. It is an island of legends and a triumph to survival in the early 20th century from the scourge of leprosy. It is a place of great archaeological and historical significance, a source of inspiration for authors, film directors, artists, and musicians.

How to get there

  • Heraklion airport is one hour away by car. Served by Condor, Thomas Cook, Easy Jet and Lufthansa.
  • We recommend a car rental at the airport. Alternatively take a taxi to get to the Hotel. Book a taxi in advance through the Hotel.
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