How many stars in the Cretan sky? How much sea, how much history? We ‘re in eastern Crete, in the white-washed buildings of Amirandes. A unique hotel built around water allures you at every turn.

Impossibly glamorous with movie good looks, this incredible property is styled after thewater palaces of Minoan Kings & Venetian Nobles that once ruled Crete.Affectionate and generous with an idiosyncratic character, Amirandes is quite unique.Life is staged around the ancient lagoon and feels beyond a hotel & beyond a residence.

The mythology of this resort lies on its design. A modern day Minoan palace swept by sea breeze. Amirandes dazzles in the moonlight. Luxury here is ancient. Made of water, minoan marbles, stone and woods. Adorned with palmerai, pithoi, herbs and olive trees.

Amirandes is a Resort to Live. There is a fabulous collection of rooms, suites and villas with a sense of individuality and character. The design is modern and authentic at once with a patina of understatement. You will find privacy, cool cottons and a luxury world of all kind of amenities.

The sea surrounds Amirandes. A nature reserve on the right, an intimate sandy cove on the left and an ancient sea lagoon in the middle. 60 private pools and an olympic-sized seafront piscine make up a water fantasy.

A culinary journey through geographies and centuries, just wonderful with references to mythology, cultures and traditions still alive today. Καλή όρεξη.

Let is take you on a journey to the cool dining world of Amirandes with its 10 restaurant & bars and their fantastic, original cuisine. Among them the one and only MINOTAUR. 

Pablo Picasso drew himself as a Minotaur, the mythical half-man half-taurus (bull) creature that lived in the Labyrinth of the palace of Knossos, a few kilometers from Amirandes. He adored ceramics and created them for 25 years (1947-1973). An amazing collection of genuine Picasso ceramics adorns the "Minotaur" restaurant in honor of ancient ceramic art and the way it inspired the masters of the 20th century.

At Minotaur, truly stylish Italian food is our speciality. Located by the lagoon, Minotaur is an incomparable Italian restaurant of impeccable character. It embodies Italian style – classic sophistication and inimitable refinements. Kid's menus available.Discover an amazing collection of genuine Picasso ceramics. 



Just 20 home-like white villas from 2 to 5 bedrooms; every villa offers stunning views to the blue Aegean or direct access to the beach. Each villa comes with a private garden, infinity pool and its own private cabana on the beach. Enjoy the exclusive Famous Class services.


A true sanctuary for the sense - the next best things to Heaven. This unique hotel spa in Crete redefines holiday spa pampering with signature treatments using organic plants & extracts from Crete’s rare and aromatic herbs.


  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna (Men & Women separate)
  • 6 private massage rooms (5 singles + 1 double)
  • Beauty Salon
  • Changing Rooms
  • Seafront beach massage area
  • Fitness room with Technogym & Cybex cardio fitness equipment 
  • Fitness aerobic area

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Grecotel Amirandes

GR 71110, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Tel. +30 28970 41103