An oasis of calm with a picturesque private cove and views over the Mediterranean Sea.

Daios Cove has a cool and sophisticated vibe, and a child-friendly private sandy beach whose shallow waters are great for families. The infinity pool – heated all summer – is surrounded by a sun terrace providing glorious views of the private cove. And there’s even a funicular-style lift or golf buggies to take you back to your room.

For dining, the open-air Beach House is located in a scenic private cove and plays breezy chill-out tunes against a backdrop of the waves. Food here is seasonal and locally grown and cocktails are inspired by the sun-drenched coastline and flora of Crete. Pangea is the main buffet-style restaurant. The atmospheric Taverna is great for Greek and à la carte dishes with a view while for poolside fine dining, Ocean is a great spot. The 2020 menu here has been designed by the team at Ducasse Conseil, with dishes inspired by the sea and land. You can dine inside an elegant dining room or out on the sun dappled terrace with its earth textures and stone walls. Once dinner is over, head to the Ocean Poolside Lounge where there are DJ nights and other live events. The lounge has a wonderful menu of cocktails created by the award-winning masterminds behind The Clumsies, one of the world’s best bars. And with the dine-around Half Board option, guests can enjoy meals at the main buffet-style restaurant, or take advantage of a set credit at the three à la carte restaurants.

The Deluxe Rooms have a sea view and you can upgrade to room with a private pool. For a luxurious family or group escape, the two-storey Two Bedroom Villa has two en suite bathrooms and a private pool. Book a Junior Suite room type or higher to enjoy Residents’ Club benefits like meals, selected drinks and ice cream for kids.

For Families

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Key information

In a secluded spot in the quiet village of Vathi, a 10-minute drive from Agios Nikolaos, one of Crete’s main towns

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour's private transfer from Heraklion airport
Rooms: 290

Good to know

Minimum stay: 5 nights 17 Apr-03 Nov.

Accommodation information

290 rooms, suites and villas


• Take part in a cooking or wine tasting lesson • Treat yourself with a trip on a private yacht* • Explore the underwater world on a diving expedition*.


4 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

For Deluxe Room Guests: Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Pangea • Set credit on à la carte dining at Taverna, Ocean and The Beach House.

For Junior Suite, Suite and Villa guests: Premium All Inclusive • Meals at all restaurants on a daily basis (opening times vary) • Selected drinks from the resort's bars • 1 bottle of wine from a selected wine list with lunch and dinner • Ιce cream, soft drinks and fresh fruit juices for children • 24-hour room service • Minibar replenished once per day with selected wine, prosecco and soft drinks.

Special offer

  • London Heathrow

  • 7 nights

  • Deluxe Sea View Room

  • Half Board

Applies to 14th & 21st June 2022 departures

Fly with British Airways from London Heathrow

from £2149

Per person

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*Denotes local charge