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Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort

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This exquisite beachfront property offers the ultimate in luxury for your Grecian getaway, with five-star style and service at every turn. With world-class dining, sumptuous accommodation and an incredible array of activities, the Amirandes is perfect for both couples' escapes and family fun - the choice is yours. Plus, this exquisite resort is perched right by the captivating Knossos Palace archaeological site, so it's a great spot to soak up some history too.  

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel is by the beach, with complimentary loungers, mattresses, parasols and towels provided.

Distance from Airport

The hotel is 17km from Heraklion Airport and 163km from Chania Airport.


The property’s spacious Superior Guest Rooms are perfect for couples, and boast a wide range of amenities to ensure every comfort during your stay. Facilities include a contemporary en-suite shower room with robes, slippers and deluxe toiletries, along with a private balcony boasting garden or sea views. In-room entertainment options include a flat-screen satellite TV/DVD system and free Wi-Fi, with further features including individual air conditioning, a laptop-sized safe and a hairdryer. You’ll also be treated to a range of welcome gifts, including complimentary water, wine and fruits in your room.

In the mood for even more space and luxury? There’s an incredible selection of room upgrades to choose from, ranging from Family Guest Rooms and Comfort Suites, to luxurious Bungalows in the heart of the Gardens. Plus, for the ultimate indulgence, there’s a choice of Speciality Suites and Villas, some of which boast private heated pools.

Food & Drink

The hotel’s main restaurant, Amirandes, is home to an exceptional array of buffet-style cuisine, and comes complete with a stunning outdoor terrace overlooking a shaded lagoon. With live show cooking and an emphasis on fresh, local fare, it’s the perfect spot for a laid-back meal with family or friends. For gourmet dining, there’s also a choice of five a la carte restaurants, specialising in Italian, Asian, seafood, organic and grilled fare - please note that prior reservations are required for these venues.

For lighter bites and beverages, there are three bars to choose from, including a poolside brasserie, lagoon bar and beachfront lounge bar.

The Dine Club experience offers Half-Board dining packages with credits in selected restaurants, two free a la carte dinners per week, a lunch allowance and free kids meals. The Comfort All-In package offers lunch, drinks and snacks as well as all other Half Board Dine Club benefits.

Please note that dress codes apply across the resort’s dining venues, ranging from Resort Casual to Elegant Casual. In the evenings, beachwear and shorts may not be worn, and gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and sleeved shirts when visiting any of the resort’s restaurants and bars.

Sports & Entertainment

In the outdoor complex, you’ll find a spectacular Olympic-sized pool, accompanied by a separate childen’s pool and a luxurious sun deck furnished with loungers and parasols. Heading indoors, the relaxation continues at the Elixir Alchemy Spa, which boasts an indoor pool (heated from October to April), treatment rooms and relaxation lounges, along with a state-of-the art fitness suite, and wellness sessions including sunrise yoga and Pilates.

To pick up the pace, there’s a superb choice of sports and leisure activities on offer, including tennis, beach volleyball, mini-football and exhilarating watersports. Plus, the little ones will adore the Grecoland kids’ club, which offers a range of activities for ages 4-6 and 7-12, along with a teen hangout for ages 13+ during the summertime, and baby essentials for ages 0-3 all year round. The hotel also goes the extra mile to look after guests with 24-hour room service, Guest Portal and Online Information services, a 24 hour WhatsApp concierge and a fantastic beach service.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Archery
  • Bar
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Entertainment
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Water Sports
  • Wifi