Aks Minoa Palace

  • 10m to beach
  • 7Km to town centre
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private beach area
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Aks Minoa Palace is situated directly on the sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is Heraklion (7 km). To make your stay more comfortable air conditioning, a lounge, a lobby ... Continue reading

Aks Minoa Palace is situated directly on the sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is Heraklion (7 km). To make your stay more comfortable air conditioning, a lounge, a lobby, a reception, a conference room and a mini market are available. A playground for children is available. The staff in this hotel speaks English and German. A fresh water swimming pool, seasonally open with a separate children's pool is available. A poolside bar is on site at the hotel where guests can unwind with a drink. Sunshades and sunbeds are available free of charge at the beach and at the pool. Distance from the hotel to: airport HER (6 km). The hotel ensures that disabled guests are catered for with the following amenities: a ramp or level access. For your entertainment the hotel features a TV lounge. Vehicles may be parked in the parking lot.


  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Hammam
  • Private beach area
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • 24hr Reception
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Sun terrace


  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Lift
  • Shops (on site)

Food and Drink

Breakfast it is provided from 07:30 - 10:00 in the following variations: American, Buffet. The hotel has 2 restaurants. A snack bar is also available throughout the day. Evening drinks can be enjoyed at the lobby bar. All-Inclusive: All-Inclusive includes local spirits (Service Hours: 10:00 - 00:00), softdrinks (Service Hours: 10:00 - 00:00), beer (Service Hours: 10:00 - 00:00), snacks (Service Hours: 10:00 - 18:00), coffee and tea (Service Hours: 10:00 - 00:00) and cake and pastries (Service Hours: 10:00 - 18:00).

Other Information

The following payments are accepted: Euro/Master Card and Visa Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

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 Aks Minoa Palace in Heraklion easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Aks Minoa Palace with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Heraklion is the main city on the island of Crete and usually the starting point for holiday visitors wishing to explore the island. The city, built on a fairly steep hillside, has a huge harbour to accommodate ferries and cruise liners, and an international airport.

Heraklion is busy, bustling and full of hotels, fast food outlets, shops and traffic. The main square of Plateia Venizelou is a pedestrian mall sporting cafés and restaurants, with some fascinating shops in the surrounding streets. Like many Greek cities Heraklion's architecture was influenced by Venetian occupation, and a Venetian fortress dominates the harbour.

Heraklion's pride and joy, though, is its archaeological museum, which contains the world's most comprehensive collection of artefacts from the Minoan civilisation, which flourished on Crete around 1600 BC. Heraklion is close to the major archaeological site associated with the Minoans at Knossos.

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Heraklion offers a vast array of historic and archaeological holiday attractions, including its world-famous museum and the nearby site of Knossos, heart of the ancient Minoan civilisation. However the coastline in and near the city also provides numerous beaches and warm clear water, ideal for swimming and enjoying a variety of watersports. The most beautiful beaches are to be found east of the city stretching between Kartero and Malia, 21 miles (34km) from the city.

There are opportunities for rock climbing and horseback riding, and kids will enjoy the CretAquarium Thalassocosmos, just a few miles outside the town and the biggest aquarium in the eastern Mediterranean. There is also a technopolis in the city with cinemas and an open-air theatre. It is also possible to hire a car or take a tour to explore the various archaeological sites on the rest of the island, including cathedrals and churches like St Minas, St Catherine of the Sinaites, and the Dominican Church of St Peter.


Eating out is a national pastime in Greece and whether your choice is a local taverna or elegant restaurant, meals are enjoyed as a pleasurable leisure pursuit. Cretan cuisine is traditional Greek, with meze mixes (consisting of hors d'oeuvres like stuffed vine leaves, meatballs and tzatziki dip) as popular as dishes like moussaka and souvlaki. Tavernas, cafés and ouzeri(bars specialising in ouzo, the aniseed flavoured liqueur) abound in Heraklion, including the popular Ippokambos Ouzeri, right on the waterfront. The city is also well supplied with fast food outlets, and restaurants offering international favourites like pizza, pasta, Mexican and Indian specialities, particularly in the main tourist areas like nearby Malia.


A favourite local evening pastime in Heraklion is people-watching from a sidewalk café, sipping coffee or an alcoholic drink, particularly in Liberty or Fountain Square, or at the old harbour beneath the illuminated Venetian fort. The city is well-supplied with clubs and bars but the music tends to be either rock-and-roll or Greek popular music. One of the clubs favoured by young holidaymakers is Disco Athina, near the airport. Most of the better hotels offer a Cretan night with traditional performers. Two popular venues for traditional music and dancing are Aposperides and Sordina, both a few miles from the centre of town.


Heraklion is the commercial centre of the island of Crete, and therefore has a heavy concentration of shops. Top designer labels are to be had at reasonable prices on Daedalou Street. Greece is famous for its original jewellery designs and competitive prices, and Heraklion is well supplied with jewellery stores. Other good holiday buys are antiques, leather goods, folk art, olive oil (Crete's is rated as the best in the world) and interesting cheeses like xynotyro, kefalotyri and graviera. Enjoy browsing the market on 1866 Street. Shops are usually closed Sundays, and close early on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tourist shops, however, tend to open until 10pm seven days a week. Credit cards are not always welcomed in shops but there are numerous ATMs available that accept Visa and MasterCard, and prices are often lower if paying in cash.


Heraklion is a busy, overcrowded city that can be claustrophobic and noisy. Hotel standards do not always live up to expectations and visitors are often harassed by touts outside the restaurants and cafes, particularly in Fountain Square.

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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Hotel address : Karteros - Amnissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greek Islands, 71500

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Hello helen
The lobby bar description mentions cocktails

Lobby Bar

Where the moon shines as the sun sets… (6pm to 1am)

The pool terrace, the sounds of lounge music and the scintillating sea view create the perfect scenery for a get-together with your friends or family over a delicious cocktail. The ambiance, the music, the sea breeze, the sunset colors and the moon’s games with the waves are too awe-inspiring for words…

Added 1 month, 2 weeks ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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