• Beachfront location
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Sun terrace with loungers
  • Tranquil location
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The Miramare hotel is a stunning complex in Eastern Crete. Situated in a magnificent and peaceful location just above the sea front, with a breath-taking view of the picturesque ... Continue reading

The Miramare hotel is a stunning complex in Eastern Crete. Situated in a magnificent and peaceful location just above the sea front, with a breath-taking view of the picturesque town of Aghios Nikolaos and the Mirabello Bay, this fantastic hotel really lives up to its 4-star rating.

The Miramare hotel sports stylish Cretan architecture with elegant décor and low buildings, all of which are spacious and private for a relaxing stay. Equipped with modern amenities, the hotel offers the highest possible service standards.

The restaurants at Miramare are not only elegant but serve delectable, locally sourced cuisine too, using seasonal ingredients naturally grown in local farms and cooked with traditional Cretan spices and flavours. A choice of buffet or à la carte restaurants ensure you have the perfect dining experience. Both the hotel bars serve high quality drinks and play live music well into the night.

At the Miramare Crete hotel guests can choose from three outdoor swimming pools with spacious terraces for an afternoon of sunning and snoozing, plus an indoor pool and specialised children’s pool. If you like sport, you’ll love the Miramare hotel, with a full-sized floodlit tennis court, table tennis and watersports aplenty, you’ll find it easy to stay active whilst on holiday.

If you prefer a slower pace, book yourself a massage or beauty treatment on-site or enjoy a film at the open air theatre. The stunning Greek beaches are just minutes from the Miramare hotel, with the sandy Almyros beach or pebbly Gargadoros beach to choose from, both with warm blue waters and plenty of opportunities to relax or play.

Crete is a perfect mix of ancient history and cosmopolitan sophistication. With museums, boat tours, and an abundance of quaint and elegant bars, cafés and restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice with activities. Make sure you check out Lake Voulismeni, a perfect circle of water lined with pretty pastel coloured taverns and boutiques. According to ancient Greek legend, the goddess Athena used to bathe here – the laid-back beauty of this place will certainly make you feel godly!

Book the Miramare hotel Crete today for a relaxing stay filled with history and luxury.


  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Entertainment staff
  • Fitness centre
  • Hammam
  • Indoor pool (seasonal)
  • Kids Club
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Sun terrace


  • Air conditioning
  • Bridal suite
  • Car hire
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Mini-market on site
  • Newspapers
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non smoking throughout
  • Packed lunches
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Food and Drink

The breakfast type is Buffet and it is provided from 07:30 - 09:30. The hotel has 2 restaurants. Evenings can be spent at the lobby bar.

Other Information

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

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Miramare 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 Miramare in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Miramare 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

This week's weather forecast

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Questions and Answers about Miramare

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4 Questions | 4 Answers

HI Mark
If your fligth is into Heraklion the direct transfer is approx 35 minutes

Added 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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HI Emma
Just the 1 bar by the looks of things
Palm Lounge Bar is a fully organized bar that serves cocktails and drinks in the relaxing atmosphere of our comfortable lounges or on the romantic terrace. At night, the bar changes colours and face. The candle-lighted tables on the terrace, the mirror-like sea, the city lights of cosmopolitan Agios Nikolaos, the lights of the yachts sailing in the open sea and those of the villages in the horizon create an idealistic and romantic atmosphere that captures our guests. Most evenings, the romantic atmosphere of the bar is enhanced by the enchanting live music tunes and the velvet voice and of a skillful pianist.

Added 3 months, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello ken
All inclusive drinks are from 10am to 11pm

Added 1 year, 3 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Stuart if you select the one bedroomed suite this has a separate bedroom and a living room area for children's beds. The larger room is the 3 bedroomed villa which has three separate bedrooms.
Hope this helps.

Added 1 year, 4 months ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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