Minos Beach Art Hotel

Akti Ilia Sotirchou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Agios Nikolaos
129 Rooms
Modern Design & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This stretch of Cretan coastline, heading north out of the town of Agios Nikolaos all the way up to Elounda, is home to more than a few hotels. And while Minos Beach Art Hotel isn’t the biggest, the flashiest, or the most expensive of them, it still manages to stand out. It’s long been a low-key favorite for high-profile guests who love its sense of seclusion — though not hard to reach, it’s set on its own little peninsula and feels as private as can be.

If seclusion is what you’re after, the rooms and suites in the main building are a good start, with their sedate sea views and private patios. Meanwhile the freestanding bungalows get you closer to the water’s edge (and farther from your neighbors), and the one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas add extra space as well as private plunge pools. At all levels they’re luxurious, if not ostentatious, so comfortable you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away.

Minos Beach comes with no fewer than four restaurants, though, to tempt you into socializing, from traditional Cretan fare to pan-Mediterranean fine dining and beyond. The hotel’s art collection is an extensive one, sure to reward a bit of time spent browsing the grounds; and right on the hotel’s private beach is the Pelagos Dive Center, where you can get started with anything from windsurfing to scuba diving to sailing tours of the Cretan coastline.

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Minos Beach Art Hotel
Akti Ilia Sotirchou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Agios Nikolaos

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Sauna
  • Yoga
  • Gym
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Tennis court
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Age 12 and up are considered adults.
  • Pets are allowed on request.
  • Extra beds are not available.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 13:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Travelife, Certified
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastics
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sells or donates surplus food
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions