Minos Beach Art Hotel

  • Distance to International Airport of Heraklion 65Km
  • Distance to Heraklion city 67Km
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Private beach area
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The stunning layout of Minos Beach Art Hotel Crete creates a feeling of intimacy and freedom. The 5-star boutique hotel features pretty one-storey whitewashed buildings dotted ... Continue reading

The stunning layout of Minos Beach Art Hotel Crete creates a feeling of intimacy and freedom. The 5-star boutique hotel features pretty one-storey whitewashed buildings dotted around gorgeous landscaped gardens with a private beach and several sparkling swimming pools. Set in the resort of Aghios Nikolaos on the gorgeous island of Crete, with incredible views of Mirabello Bay, this hotel is perfect for a holiday of luxury and leisure.

The Minos Beach Art Hotel consists of Cretan-style suites, bungalows or villas with fresh and elegant décor, spacious rooms and airy balconies or terraces, some with private swimming pools, Jacuzzis or whirlpools. Open your French windows and you’re immediately amongst trees, flowers and the warm ocean breeze.

The beach lies just steps from your bedroom and offers a choice of rocky coves and sandy inlets to swim from. Or alternatively, relax by one of the swimming pools and soak up some of the Greek sunshine. The hotel also offers a range of watersports as well as fishing, tennis, and a luxury spa and wellness centre, so you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.

The Minos Beach Art Hotel has several restaurants including two main venues, two á la carte, and a Greek Taverna. The bars offer not only top shelf, quality drinks, but live entertainment such as traditional Cretan music and dancing for an evening of fun that you’ll remember forever.

The Minos Beach Art Hotel is less than 10 minutes from the centre of cosmopolitan Aghios Nikolaos with its array of bars and clubs, restaurants and shops. There are a plethora of quaint sleepy villages dotted around the hotel too, giving plenty of chances for exploration.

Book the Minos Beach Art Hotel Aghios Nikolaos today for a holiday of style, class and elegance in the warm Cretan sunshine.


  • Beachfront
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Private beach area
  • Sauna
  • Skiing
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Terrace


  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift shop
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Shops (on site)
  • VIP room facilities


Room facilities

The Minos Beach Art Hotel offers 129 rooms and bungalows that can accommodate up to 3 adults and categories available are Sea View Room, Junior Suite, Superior Bungalow Seafront, Superior Bungalow Waterfront, and Superior Bungalow Seafront with Private Pool. All bungalows and rooms are designed with Feng Shui principles and enjoy the same facilities including individual air-conditioning and heating, direct-dial telephone, Satellite TV, mini-bar (payable locally), hairdryer, private bathroom, safe and balcony or terrace. Superior Bungalows have a Jacuzzi bath.

Other Information

Include the Palace of Knossos, Elounda and the island of Spinalonga, Lasithi  Plateau, Chrissi Island and Vai, famous for its palm forest located right on the beach.

24-hour reception, currency exchange, Internet corner with charge, hairdresser and beauty salon by appointment with charge, accessories and silver shop, babysitting on request with charge, doctor on call, laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing service (at extra charge),free WiFi in public areas and on  terraces of bungalows, free  internet corner, beach towel service, conference room for up to 100 guests, car rental, free parking area.

Price Overview

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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 Minos Beach Art Hotel in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Minos Beach Art Hotel 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 = £0.87

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