Knossos Beach

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The hotel is set in attractive gardens with 110 whitewashed bungalows designed in order to ensure exclusivity and privacy, with the gardens sloping away from the 26 rooms towards the main building, and down to the long sandy beach.

The Aegean village atmosphere prevails in this delightful hotel which offers a high standard of accommodation in a tranquil setting. The bungalow complex also comprises a 24-hour reception and a garage.

It is located on the north coast of the picturesque island of Crete, close to Heraklion, almost directly in the centre of the island. The area was home to the Minoan civilization, an ancient Cretan culture that represents a stage in the development of the Aegean civilization.

How far is the nearest beach?
The hotel is built right on the edge of a natural bay just a few metres away from the sea.

Distance from Airport
This hotel is located 157km from Chania Airport and 8.8km from Heraklion Airport.

The bungalows are scattered around the colourful garden and come with a bath/shower, WC, hairdryer, direct-dial telephone, ceiling fan and individually regulated air conditioning and heating. Other features include satellite TV, a fridge, safe and a large terrace with a breathtaking view of the Cretan Sea. The rooms in the main building have the same amenities and the majority have a balcony with sea view. Both the rooms and the bungalows have been tastefully furnished and designed for a relaxing, top quality holiday.

Food & Drink
In recent years, the Cretan diet has been given a lot of attention. Studies have determined it to be the highest example of the characteristics and quality of the Mediterranean diet. The inhabitants of Crete have the lowest incidence of cardio-vascular illnesses and cancer.

What is the "secret" of the Cretan diet?
The “secret” is that the Cretans are raised with the products of the earth. They eat abundant fresh greens that are matured on the trees and vines and vegetables & fruits that are served within hours of being harvested. Cretan food is seasoned with the herbs and plants of the mountains of the island. The food is nearly always accompanied by wine from the local vineyards and outstandingly tasty bread, which traditionally is made with yeast.

The most important element however is the olive oil, which for the Cretans and for all the peoples of the Mediterranean, constitutes the basic source of fat in the diet.

Wine Tasting at Knossos Beach
Pour, Smell, Swirl, Sip, Savor!

Take these five steps at the Knossos Beach wine tasting session, and you will be closer to getting more pleasure from a glass of wine. Our experienced sommelier will guide you through the procedure of heightening your senses and get the most enjoyment from every sip, while tasting some of Crete’s most renowned wines.
Cheese & Wine – a culinary dream pair!

Intimidated by the idea of pairing the right wine with the right cheese? Not anymore!

Sports & Entertainment
The hotel offers a main swimming pool with sea and fresh water, a swimming pool in the family bungalows area which is heated during the low season and a children's pool also with sea and fresh water. Water-based activities offered include aqua fit, waterskiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, banana boating, canoeing and pedal boating. For a fee guests can try diving, sailing, horse riding, golf or can use the hotel's gym. Tennis, table tennis, pool/snooker, basketball, volleyball, mini-golf and archery are also offered. Guests can also enjoy massage treatments. Sun loungers and parasols are available at the beach.

For younger guests there is a children's playground and kids' club. Internet access and room and laundry services are also provided.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Archery
  • Bar
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lounge
  • Mini Golf
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports