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 two 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. Classic Double Side 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 a large terrace or balcony and some have a private seawater pool (heated April to mid-May and late October). The exclusive Studio and Club Suites, as well as the Thalassa Villas, feature a seawater swimming pool on the terrace that are heated during the colder months.

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Key information

In a secluded beachfront setting overlooking the Mirabello Gulf, within walking distance of the harbour town of Agios Nikolaos

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45-minute private transfer from Heraklion airport
Rooms: 125

Good to know

Minimum stay: 4 nights (7 nights for stays 11 Jul-21 Aug).

Accommodation information

125 rooms, suites, club suites and 8 thalassa villas with a private pool


• Discover the magical nature, culture and history of Crete in the comfort of a private limousine or minivan* • Charter a sailing yacht for private day cruise* • Take part in wine tasting sessions and cooking lessons* • Make the most of the hotel's watersports centre* • Relax at the Poseidon Spa*


5 restaurants, 3 bars

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast at the Club House • Dinner at Labyrinthos

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board • Breakfast at the Club House • 3-course lunch at the Blue Bay • Dinner at Labyrinthos (drinks not included)
Full Board Dine Around (ALC) • Breakfast at the Club House • 3-course lunch at the Blue Bay • 3-course dinner at a choice of à la carte restaurants (drinks not included).

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*Denotes local charge