Santa Marina Hotel

  • Distance to International Heraklion Airport 60Km
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
TripAdvisor Traveller rating:
515 reviews

The 3 star superior Santa Marina Hotel is situated in Agios Nikolaos of Crete, one of the most popular and prettiest resorts in Greece. Convenient for demanding business and ... Continue reading

The 3 star superior Santa Marina Hotel is situated in Agios Nikolaos of Crete, one of the most popular and prettiest resorts in Greece. Convenient for demanding business and leisure travelers. Located at a privileged position in the center of the city, only 600m away from the beautiful lake of Agios Nikolaos and only 50m from a sandy beach.

All services (reception, meals, swimming pool, main bar) are provided in the main hotel building. Santa Marina Hotel also has a warm and elegant lobby-bar, beautiful outdoor bar, indoor & outdoor main restaurant surrounded with plants and trees, TV corner, reception lounge, safe deposit boxes at the reception (charged), internet corner (charged), playroom with various games and billiard, elevator, swimming pool and a sun terrace with sun-beds (FOC)


  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Games room

Other facilities

  • 24hr Reception
  • Car hire
  • Daily maid service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Sun terrace
  • Tour desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box

All Inclusive


  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 07:30 - 10:00.
  • Lunch, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 12:30 - 14:30.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 18:45 - 21:30.
  • Afternoon Tea, Restaurant (Biscuits, cakes and snacks), Daily: 16:00 - 17:30.
  • Late Breakfast, Continental, Restaurant, Daily: 10:00 - 10:30.


  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol, Soft drinks; Hot drinks; Wine; Juices; Draught Beer; Brandy; Raki; Ouzo; Cocktails, Bar, Daily: 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Soft drinks; Beer; Wine; Mineral water, Restaurant, Meal times.


Room facilities

The main building consists of 126 elegant rooms, fully equipped to meet the needs of the most demanding customers. Each room is furnished with a private bathroom, 110/220 volts for razors, balcony, hairdryer, A/C centrally controlled, direct dial telephone, mini fridge, music channel and satellite TV, safe box (extra charge). In all rooms is free WI-FI. Non smoking rooms can be provided upon request.

The second building, of 72 rooms, is 40 m away from the main building, opposite of the hotel , has same facilities but also individual A/C, free WI-FI reception, sat. TV, safe in the room (extra charge), café-bar, and recently renovated modern rooms.

Other Information

Tourist attractions include the small lagoon Lake Voulismeni with a small park and walking trails, small beaches off the town, and the tiny island Agioi Pantes.

24 hour Front Desk services, housekeeping, multilingual staff, payable internet connection, motorbike and mountain bike rental, and further standard reception services.

In the lobby there is free WiFi reception.

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 Santa Marina Hotel in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Santa Marina 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 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

22°C Low 18°C
Today: Tue 25 Oct
24°C Low 19°C
Wed 26 Oct
24°C Low 17°C
Thu 27 Oct
Light drizzle
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Fri 28 Oct
19°C Low 16°C
Sat 29 Oct

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