Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas

  • 60km to Heraklion Airport (HER)
  • Situated on a private bay
  • 6km to centre/shopping
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Set on the Vathi beach in Crete, Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas is positioned in the most privileged location of North-East Crete. Offering an exclusive 5 star experience to its ... Continue reading

Set on the Vathi beach in Crete, Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas is positioned in the most privileged location of North-East Crete. Offering an exclusive 5 star experience to its guests, this is a luxurious resort that boasts stunning views of Agios Nikolaos, Crete Island.

Secluded in a private cove, its coastal views are truly mesmerizing, displaying the nicest shades of blue between the limitless sky and the deep waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The sun shines over this little piece of heaven in the dreamiest of manners, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing summer, spent on a tranquil island. However, the Daios Cove Luxury Resort offers a lot more than gorgeous Mediterranean views. The hotel boasts one of a kind architecture and minimalistic interior design, aiming to recreate that feeling of tranquillity within its walls, too. Hand-carved out of the hillside rockwith, it mesmerizes its guests with its beauty – a hotel truly deserving of its place, doing justice of the gorgeous nature surrounding it.

The 5 star luxury is what can easily win you over – a sea water infinity pool, two indoor pools and a huge variety of treatments in the spa are waiting for you and your loved one. What better form of relaxation that sunbathing on a private beach with a delicious cocktail in hand, followed by a massage or two in the calming spa?

For the restless ones, there is a rich list of activities on offer as well. With a watersports centre, fitness centre, and tennis courts, your sports programme will be full. Interested in the history of the region? Excursions to Crete’s must-see historical sites and monuments are easily arranged from the hotel. Fully immerse yourself in the region’s culture and sample the fine local cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. You are welcome to spend your nights sipping on chilled wine and admiring the lavish blue views of the sky meeting the sea, and the sun hugging the crystal waters.

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas is a truly luxurious place that offers its visitors a unique holiday experience, complimented by fine dining options, a wide range of sports activities and of soothing experiences. Even better, you can now have it at a great price and enjoy all of it with your loved ones by booking from loveholidays.com!


  • 2 floodlit tennis courts 2 indoor freshwater pools Entertainment programme (DJ nights, dancing and live events)* Fitness studio
  • Infinity seawater swimming pool Spa (skin-care treatments, sauna, thalasso, relaxation room, hammam) Water sports centre (water-skiing, pedalos, canoeing and scuba diving)* Yoga and pilates

For children:

  • Children's Club (4-12 years old)
  • Children's pool
  • Crèche Club (4 months-4 years; surcharge)
  • Babysitting service (surcharge, reservation required)
  • Kids’ friendly beach
  • Outdoor playground
  • Special children’s menus

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical care
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Maid service
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Wake-up service

Food and Drink

Breakfast is provided in the following variations: Continental, a la Carte, American, Buffet. The hotel has 5 restaurants. Evenings can be spent at the lobby bar.

Other Information

Payment facilities include Visa Card, American Express, Diners Club and Euro/Master Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas in Aghios Nikolaos. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Agios Nikolaos (or Áyios Nikólaos), about 43 miles (69km) east of Heraklion, was formerly known as a holiday destination for package-tour groups but is now a cosmopolitan resort with high standards of harbour-side café-bars and top quality restaurants. The night clubs and karaoke bars are a thing of the past in this relaxed, yet busy, town.

Ideal for couples of all ages, Agios Nikolaos is an excellent base from which to explore the eastern part of the island while on holiday. The town itself does not boast any major historical or archaeological sites, but it does have one major curiosity: the deep pool in the environs of the harbour, called Lake Voulismeni, has many tales and legends attached to it, and was once believed to be bottomless.

Ágios Nikólaos also has a fine Archaeological Museum, worth visiting while on holiday for its growing collection of Minoan artefacts. The museum houses finds from the cemetery of Aghia Photia, dating back to 2300 BC, including more than 1,500 vases. Besides all the Minoan finds the museum also has the skull of a young Roman athlete wearing a gold olive-leaf wreath, dated to the 1st century AD.

Many visitors on holiday in Ágios Nikólaos take the excursions to the fortified islet of Spinalónga to see the ruins of, and hear the fascinating story of what became the last leper colony in Europe.

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The area around the Agios Nikolaos resort is ideal for hiking, and the coastline lends itself to the pursuit of all kinds of watersports to appeal to just about every kind of holiday visitor. Almyros Beach, a 20-minute walk from town, is pleasant and sandy, and there are a number of pebble beaches to choose from on windy days. The various hotels in the resort have swimming pools, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. The town council organises a programme of cultural events each summer season.


The Agios Nikolaos lake area is full of tourist-orientated tavernas that charge more for the location than the quality of the food. Aggressive waiters will often try to pull you into the restaurants on the lake and firm 'No' is often required. 9 Muses, Psaraki and Knossos Taverna are consistently good. For meze (small dishes of different foods) Xryssofilo (Kitroplatia) is hard to beat. For northern European variety try Obelix, a Dutch run restaurant near Ammoudi beach.


Ágios Nikólaos used to be famous for its bar culture when thousands of holidaymakers would flock here every year for a good party. Today, it still maintains a few 'touristy' bars serving up the traditional mix of 80s disco music, and a couple of British-style pubs and sports bars. The more modern and relaxed café bars on the south side of the harbour tend to attract more customers nowadays and are popular with the locals as well as tourists.


Good clothing and shoe shops, as well as high-quality jewellery stores are available in Agios Nikolaos and holidaymakers won't be disappointed. The street market (Wednesdays from 7am to 12pm) is a good place to rummage with the locals for clothes and bargains. The top end of the market is a great place to buy traditional foodstuffs and local thyme honey, herbs, fruit and vegetables.


Restaurants and tavernas down by the harbour tend to be pricy and party animals will be disappointed with the limited nightlife options in Agios Nikolaos.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

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