An inviting oasis of Mediterranean luxury and style, in peaceful gardens overlooking one of Crete’s finest bays.

One of the island’s most sought-after hotels, St Nicolas Bay occupies a secluded spot in pretty citrus gardens overlooking Mirabello Bay. It’s luxurious yet comfortable, tranquil yet close to vibrant ‘Ag Nik’, and typically Greek on the outside with pristine white exteriors while the interior is modern and stylish. By day, laze on the protected cove’s private sandy beach before taking a dip in the clear shallow waters. There are even steps straight into the sea. The main pool area has two adjoining pools (one that’s heated) and a pool bar for refreshing drinks. At the Poseidon Spa, Elemis and Cinq Mondes products are combined with seawater therapy for revitalising treatments for the face and body.

There are five restaurants serving a diverse range of cuisine. Start your day with breakfast at the Club House, dine at Blue Bay for à la carte lunch, and then choose from three à la carte restaurants for dinner. Labyrinthos offers buffet-style dining and has an open kitchen and a terrace for al fresco dining; poolside Minotaure brings a sushi menu and international fine dining, perfect for romantic candlelit dinners under the stars; and barbecues are hosted by the beach at The Greek Kafenion with seafood and authentic Cretan food. There’s also an entertainment programme with live musicians and orchestras.

Rooms and suites are light and airy. Double Limited Sea View Rooms have a modern design and open up to a balcony. Interconnecting rooms can be requested for families. Uninterrupted views are reserved for the front-row Junior Suites and Suites, which have a secluded terrace for extra privacy and a large private seawater pool (heated April to mid-May and late October).

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Key information

In a secluded beachfront setting by Mirabello Bay at the edge of Agios Nikolaos

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour private transfer from Heraklion airport
Rooms: 107

Good to know

Minimum stay: 7 nights 07 Jul-28 Sep; 4 nights 12 Apr-06 Jul and 29 Sep-26 Oct.

Accommodation information

107 rooms and suites and 8 thalassa villas

Activities

• Get out on the water and try your hand at windsurfing or waterskiing* • Charter a sailing yacht for private day cruise* • Wander into the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos.

Dining

5 restaurants, 3 bars

What's included

For 2019 stays: Breakfast at the Club House. For 2020 stays: Half Board • Breakfast at the Club House • Dinner at Labyrinthos

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

For 2019 stays:
Half Board
from £52 • Breakfast at the Club House • Dinner at Labyrinthos

Half Board Dine Around (ALC) from £96 • Breakfast at the Club House • Dinner at a choice of à la carte restaurants.

For 2020 stays:

Half Board Dine Around (ALC) from £39 • Breakfast at the Club House • 3-course dinner at a choice of à la carte restaurants

Full Board from £49 • Breakfast at the Club House • 3-course lunch at the Blue Bay • Dinner at Labyrinthos.

*Denotes local charge