Minoa Palace Resort & Spa

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This hotel has scooped a beachfront position in the cosmopolitan Platanias area. It's set in an eight-and-a-half-acre plot of leafy gardens, and Chania's cobbled streets are a half ... Continue reading

This hotel has scooped a beachfront position in the cosmopolitan Platanias area. It’s set in an eight-and-a-half-acre plot of leafy gardens, and Chania’s cobbled streets are a half-hour drive away. The hotel is elegant in design. Look up in the marble lobby and you’ll spot an Art Deco-style stained glass roof. Bedrooms, meanwhile, are styled up in a contemporary colour scheme of cocoa-brown and blue.


The hotel’s Greek cookery lessons are popular with TripAdvisor reviewers. Elsewhere, there are spots to play tennis and beach volleyball. Plus, little ones can make friends in the hotel-run kids’ club.

Beach volleyball




Table tennis

Games room

Cooking lessons

It's worth booking your place the day before to avoid disappointment.


With floodlit courts available at a charge.

Daytime activities

Other facilities

There’s a spa and wellness centre*, which showcases a Roman steam bath, a sauna and a whirlpool. It also has an impressive treatment menu, which includes sea shell massages and marine mud facials.

Spa and wellness centre*

Opening Times: [09.00-19.00]

This place is perfect to visit a fter a tough gym session. Take a dip in the whirlpool bath, or pop in the sauna. For something a little different, try the hammam. Treat yourself with a face and body treatment, or a trip to the hair salon to keep you feeling refreshed. For over 16s.


Steam room* - for over 16s

2 whirlpool baths

There are 2 outdoor whirlpool baths here.


Take some time to visit the gym and use the range of weights and cardio equipment on offer. If you need that little extra push, you can ask for a personal trainer to guide you through a workout. For over 16s.



You'll need to book a day in advance.


You'll need to book a day in advance.




Book your place in the group yoga session to avoid disappointment.

Sauna* - for over 16s

Swimming Pool

You’ve got 4 swimming pools to choose from – some curvy and some rectangular. There’s a pair of big whirlpools, too, and a pool bar with waterfalls spouting from its roof.

2 children's pools

Indoor pool

For over 16s.

4 outdoor pools

Pools are dotted around the hotel, surrounded by gardens. Connected by walkways and bridges, with sunbeds and parasols.

Food and Drink

An international spread is put on in the buffet restaurant. For afternoon treats, head to the traditional Greek café. It’s set among the greenery, under a vine-topped trellis, and serves local sweets and pastries.

Galazio Seaside restaurant and bar*

Opening Times: [20.00-00.00]

This place is contemporary in style, teaming feature lights with patterned seating and sea views. Look out over the island of Thodorou and indulge in the gourmet à la carte dishes on offer. Just so you know, this place is adults-only. It's open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Traditional Kafeneion*

Opening Times: [15.00-20.00]

This place serves up a selection of traditional delicacies. Just so you know, it's closed on Wednesdays.

Mythos bar*

Opening Times: [17.00-01.00]

Relax with a drink in the lounge bar. Alternatively, take your drink outside on the large terrace and look out over the sea and pool.

Tholos pool bar*

Opening Times: [10.00-18.00]

Grab a drink at the impressive pool bar with waterfalls.

Barbecue evenings

Thalassa beach bar*

Opening Times: [10.00-18.00]

On the beach offering juice, cocktails, ice-creams and snacks to keep you refreshed.

Elia buffet restaurant

Opening Times: [07.30-10.30, 19.00-21.30]

For breakfast and dinner buffets, with occasional themed nights.

Ta Nissa Italian restaurant*

Opening Times: [12.30-15.30]

Offering traditional Italian cuisine for lunch.

Corali restaurant*

Opening Times: [07.30-10.30, 12.30-16.00]

Enjoy a traditional breakfast looking out over the sea. A Mediterranean lunch buffet is on offer from 12.30pm - 2.30pm, and an à la carte lunch menu is available from 12.30pm - 4pm.

Gala dinner

A la carte dining

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 Minoa Palace Resort & Spa in Platanias easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Minoa Palace Resort & Spa with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Minoa Palace Resort & Spa are available from Thomson .

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

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

This week's weather forecast

23°C Low 15°C
Today: Tue 25 Oct
24°C Low 14°C
Wed 26 Oct
25°C Low 15°C
Thu 27 Oct
Moderate rain
19°C Low 13°C
Fri 28 Oct
18°C Low 12°C
Sat 29 Oct

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Questions and Answers about Minoa Palace Resort & Spa

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1 Questions | 1 Answers

There is an indoor heated pool, the other pool temp would depend on the weather temp, thanks Esther

Added 1 year, 5 months ago.

By Esther, loveholidays.com team member

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