Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Crete, Greece
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Five-Star Greek Island Beachfront Escape

Escape to the idyllic Greek island of Crete and stay in one of the destination’s top-rated resorts – the luxurious Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort; a five-star haven nestled on the beachfront of the popular Kato Gouves. Stay four nights in a Superior Garden View Room with daily breakfasts, nightly dinners, a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, welcome water and fruit, and a complimentary 'Tasty Corner' filled with daily lunch snacks for the kids.

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The Greek island of Crete needs no introduction: its spectacular landscape, white sandy beaches, sapphire waters, mountains, cliffs and gorges, typically-Grecian architecture and rich history dating back to ancient times have kept those from around the world flocking to this Mediterranean paradise time and time again.

Travel until 6 November 2018 with no blackout dates! Please note, a minimum stay of seven nights applies during 14 July - 26 August 2018

What You’ll Love

The Resort - #1 Hotel in Kato Gouves on Tripadvisor

Stamped with a Tripadvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence, The Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort is currently the number-one rated property in Kato Gouves on TripAdvisor. Nestled on Crete’s northern coast, this popular seaside resort boasts golden-sand beaches and one of the island’s most picturesque seafront promenades lined with restaurants and tavernas, along with classic Grecian architecture and historic white-washed churches in the nearby old village of Pano Gouves.

With a sleek and sophisticated design inspired by a Cretan palace, this resort – part of one of Greece’s most exclusive and sought-after hotel chains – boasts exceptional facilities such as nine restaurants and bars offering everything from fine dining to beach-club-style sunset drinks, the Amirandes Elixir Alchemy Spa – which offers an indoor pool, a sauna, a beauty room, a gym and seafront yoga sessions – an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a Golf Academy plus 18-hole golf course nearby and much more.

Your Room – Begin your stay with a bottle of wine on arrival

Toast a complimentary bottle of wine to a luxurious stay in an elegant 31sqm Superior Garden View Room with a balcony overlooking the hotel’s stunning gardens. Your accommodation features welcome fruit and water, a double bed, a stylish bathroom, bathtub and vanity unit, a mini-bar and luxury touches such as deluxe toiletries, robes, slippers and beach towels.

Bungalow Upgrade: Be closer to the ocean when you upgrade to a Luxury Bungalow - situated in the front row and surrounded by lush hotel gardens. Luxury Bungalows feature a generous dressing area, spacious ensuite with dual vanities and a deep soak bathtub, separate bedroom and private terrace.

VIP Upgrade: Looking for true royal luxury for the family? Choose the Amirandes VIP Two-Bedroom Suite and indulge in 135sqm of indoor and outdoor space. Utilise the in-room gym area with exercise equipment before taking a dip in your private, temperature-controlled outdoor pool. Then soak up the Greek sun with the kids on your private outdoor terrace.

The Food – Indulge in extravagant daily breakfast and nightly buffet dinners

Grecotel is famous for its lavish breakfast spreads and you’ll enjoy these plus spectacular dinner spreads on a daily basis at the peaceful Amirandes Restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating surrounding the pool. Feast like a king with buffets featuring fresh specialties prepared by the chefs, vegan and vegetarian options,.

From poached eggs drizzled with truffle oil to farmhouse-style Cretan scramble with vine-ripened tomatoes and oregano from the kitchen garden, the Grecotel breakfast spreads have something divine for everyone.

Nightly buffet dinners feature a continually-changing selection of international delicacies. Sample Asian-inspired dishes such as sushi rolls and beef with vegetables and teriyaki sauce, Italian fare such as ravioli with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, rocket, parmesan, cream and truffle aroma, lamb chops with thyme sauce and more.

And don’t miss the complimentary 'Tasty Corner', set up daily with lunch snacks for the children.

Valid for seasonal travel until 6 November 2018 (bookings must be made before 30 June 2018).

Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies payable directly to Luxury Escapes at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

18 May – 18 September 2018

Please note, a minimum stay of seven nights applies during 14 July - 26 August 2018

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Packages are valid for two adults for the Superior Garden View Room and the Luxury Bungalow.

Packages are valid for four adults for the VIP Two-Bedroom Suite.

Superior Garden View Room / Luxury Bungalow:

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one infant. No additional guests can be accommodated.

Baby Policy: One baby (aged two or younger) may stay free of charge and will count towards the maximum room capacity. A cot can be provided free of charge by the hotel.

VIP Two-Bedroom Suite:

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is four adults, one child and one infant. No additional guests can be accommodated.

Child Policy: One child (aged 2 – 14) may stay free of charge sleeping on a sofa bed with accommodation and all package inclusions and will count towards the maximum room capacity.

Baby Policy: One baby (aged two or younger) may stay free of charge and will count towards the maximum room capacity. A cot can be provided free of charge by the hotel.

Connecting rooms are available for Superior Garden View Rooms subject to availability.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please advise the hotel of your flight arrival details as soon as you have booked your flights into Athens.

A government tax of €4 per room, per night applies and is payable directly to the resort at checkout.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to

  • Reserved villa beach area
  • Olympic-sized seawater outdoor pool
  • 9 restaurants and bards
  • Elixir Alchemy Spa with ayurveda centre
  • Jewellery and clothing boutiques
  • Library
  • Full WiFi coverage throught the hotel
  • Private Greek Orthodox Chapel
  • 3 floodlit tennis courts
  • Mini soccer
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Children’s Club
  • Kids free lunch buffet
  • Watersports centre
  • TV Room
  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning services

Getting to Crete is easy with flights to Crete’s Heraklion International Airport departing daily from Athens with carriers including Aegean Airlines. Alternatively, boats travel daily between the islands.

From the airport, the hotel is located a short 15-minute drive away. Transfers are not included in your package,

Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

Multi-Stop Trips (departing Australia only): If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Palea EO Irakliou Agiou Nikolaou 12, Gournes 711 10, Greece
From the warm welcome greeting and juice, to the decorated and complimentary champagne bedroom set up, to the comprehensive breakfast buffet and the beach being 50m from your room equipped with free beach beds and umbrellas and bar service. The rooms are large and equipped with everything and the housemaids turn down the bed and leave a good night mat - the service here is lovely. The resort is conveniently 30 mins from Heraklion and 20 mins from the Knossos palace. We loved it and highly recommend to anyone in Crete.
- TripAdvisor
The hotel was so great, I don't even know where to start, the staff were absolutely brilliant and delighted to see us even though we came in the middle of the night, our Villa had an amazing sea view that was calming and pleasant, the restaurants were very good, big shout out to the "brasserie by the pool" for offering the best possible lunch. For the evening meal however, we went out, or had a romantic dinner for 2 in the room, because the restaurants on the premises were a bit crowded. I would advise the spa as a great way to chill out.
- TripAdvisor
We had wonderful welcome, and our whole stay was perfect! The staff is really kind and friendly, making you feel special (like "all eyes on you"). Our room was really comfortable with a great sea view. I would definitely visit Amirandes exclusive resort again! Tip: everyone should have a taste of the spa treatments!
- TripAdvisor