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This adult only hotel located bang in the middle of pretty coastal town 'Agios Nikolaos' is perfect for friends, couples or solo travellers who want the bustling local Cretan life on their doorstep, the sparkling blue sea to swim in and a luxurious place to call home to relax and reset. Suites are slick and clean lined with comfort in mind. Sit in the harbour and enjoy the tranquil setting over a Greek coffee, cocktail or local meal, or go down the winding streets and pick up some souvenirs. If you want to travel further there is a zoo, a womens cooperative to make and buy local delicacies, olive oil tours as well as the charming village of Kritsa to explore.

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Yasemen Kaner-White
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An award winning author and accomplished writer, Yasemen specialises in travel, wellness and food, having written for a range of publications including BBC Travel, Metro, The Week, Geographical Magazine, Guardian and Reader’s Digest. She broadcasts her food and travel experiences for BBC Berkshire radio and speaks regularly at events



Visit the local womens' cooperative to try your hand at making Cretan delicacies. Eat your endeavours with a cup of Greek coffee or a shot of the ladies' homemade pomegranate liquor.

Located on the seafront in Agios Nikolaos, a short walk from its restaurants, shops and the harbour.
By plane:direct flights to Heraklion take around 4 hours from London. It's a 50 minute drive to the hotel.

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Style & Character

This adults-only hotel is suitable for couples, friends or solo travellers who relish a luxurious city centre base, sea-facing and with a lengthy pool to enjoy. The fish tank design of the private pools looks very artsy when you look up from the rooftop bar to a sea of transparent pools above, a quirky design that pays off.

Service & Facilities

The 35 meter long pool with an abundance of sunloungers is ideal for lengths and looking out to sweeping panoramic sea views.

  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming pools
  • Terrace
  • Seafront location
  • Free Wi-Fi


The 'Amazing Escape Suite Grand Pool' is the kind of place you keep pinching yourself to check its real; luxurious with a large terrace and decent sized private pool. Clarins toiletries add a certain glamour to the beautifully designed bathroom.

Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite Relax, Stunning Suite, Premier Suite, Superb Suite, Amazing Escape Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, bathrobe & slippers, hairdryer, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The sushi platters are delicious, using fresh local fish and created by a specialised Japanese sushi chef, it's a Cretan Japanese fusion worth shouting about. The creamy Manouri cheese in a crispy cereal crust served with a punchy cherry tomato marmalade was scrumptious.

Ariagne: Light meals and snacks, all day dining. Dishes from 12€. Open daily.
Mira: Cretan cuisine including lobster linguini and catch of the day. Dishes from 15€. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Théa: Poolside drinks and cocktails.

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