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St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

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Nestled comfortably by the coast in eastern Crete, St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Thalassa Villas is a luxury boutique resort that seamlessly blends charming Cretan architecture with a contemporary design and attentive service. You'll find a selection of spacious and modern rooms and suites with private heated pools (during low season) at the hotel, as well as a variety of dining venues, an on-site spa which offers luxury beauty products, and a Blue Flag private beach right on your doorstep. As a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this property has everything you need for a relaxing Greek island break.

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel is located along the beachfront.

Distance to Airport

Heraklion Airport is approximately 61km away and Chania Airport is approximately 210km away.


With a selection of rooms, suites and villas with a contemporary design, each well-equipped with comfortable facilities, this hotel makes sure that you will feel as relaxed as possible in your accommodation. You can choose from brightly furnished Classic Double Rooms, Junior Suites, Family Suites, Sea View Suites and Classic Studios with Private Pool, as well as plenty of other room types to suit your tastes. A soothing neutral colour palette creates a cosy atmosphere, whilst in-room facilities such as air conditioning, FREE Wi-Fi, a telephone, full-length mirror, magnifying mirror, bathroom amenities and a balcony or terrace make for a perfect stay.

Food & Drink

Labrynthos Restaurant serves a delicious five course a la carte and buffet dining experience from an open kitchen which is ideal for a varied choice, whilst the Blue Bay Beach Restaurant offers all-day a la carte dining and is the perfect place to sample a Mediterranean menu by the sea. Further dining venues include The Minotaure fine-dining a la carte restaurant serving innovative international and Asian cuisine with the option to dine under the stars for a romantic dinner, whilst the Greek Kafenion, which is situated along the waterfront, serves traditional Cretan dishes and a sumptuous menu of fresh, local seafood. You can also watch the sunset to the sound of ambient piano music at the Astra Bar whilst admiring the pool area and the twinkling lights of Agios Nikoloas from the terrace, or visit Bonatsa Jetty Bar for cocktails and live DJ sets.

Sports & Entertainment

There are two pools including a main infinity pool, and some accommodation types have private pools for enjoying a relaxing swim. The sandy beach is also right on your doorstep for those who want to lounge by the sea or try their hand at the extensive watersports. There is also a Mini Club (4-11 years) to keep younger guests entertained, as well as an open-air cinema and a Games Room with table tennis, table football and a Play Station. Fancy taking a break from the sun? You can visit the Poseidon Spa for relaxing treatments and oriental-style massages (extra charges may apply). A selection of entertainment ranging from jazz and live bands to folk dance nights and live DJ sets can be enjoyed in the evening.


  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports
  • Wifi