Minos Palace Hotel and Suites, Crete, Greece

Best For

Couples who seek a relaxing escape, filled with romance and wellness or friends looking for the ultimate Greek getaway.

the Low Down

Think Eat, Pray, Love… but with Olives and Tzatziki. Minos Palace hotel and suites is the ultimate wellness retreat consisting of 149 rooms. Set on the greek island of Crete, this beautiful hotel sits on its own peninsula. Its the  perfect place for couples to rekindle their romance or friends in search of an exclusive greek getaway. The stunning beach front, adult only hotel offers a mock infinity pool with commanding views of the sparkling mediterranean ocean. Guests can choose to lounge by the pools or enroll in one of the many wellness programs. Diet consultants and professional chefs work alongside to dish up tailor made meals with a garden to plate experience.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking will receive a complimentary Aromatic Garden Tour led by the head chef. Learn all about indigenous plants and herbs, their distinctive aromas and flavors, as well as their healing and health benefits.

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • A sophisticated adult only hotel offering luxury and personalisation.
  • Private or sharing pool accommodation options.
  • Landscaped gardens and beachside location.
  • Dine with a 360 degree view experience or go private on the sandy beaches.
  • A Couples and relaxation orientated hotel.
  • A complete wellness retreat with daily mediation, yoga and pranayama classes.
  • Professional chefs and dietitians on site to tailor make your meals, ensuring ultimate nutrition.
• Accommodation:
The 5 star Minos Palace hotel invites you to experience the ultimate adults-only luxury seafront accommodation in Crete. The property has five categories of rooms and four categories of suites to choose from. The spacious bathrooms consist of either tubs or showers, and are stocked with eco friendly Apivita toiletries. Some even feature floor to ceiling mirrors. The larger suites have separate lounges, and bedrooms with walk in wardrobes. Wake up to the sunrise and unplug in your private or shared pool, staring deep in the horizon. The private accommodations, with ethereal spaces and panoramic sea views are designed to restore balance to your body and soothe the mind.
• Location:
Minos Palace hotel and suites is ideally located between the beautiful village of Elounda and the small town of Agios Nikolaos overlooking the irresistible Mirabello Bay in Eastern Crete. Heraklion International Airport is 60km away or come by boat, with the port being 62km away.
• Getting there:
You can fly directly to the island of Crete from most European airports. If you are coming from afar, then Athens Airport offers great connections to the island. You can also choose to take a boat from Athens Port which can take from 7 to 12 hours. The boats run daily with more frequent itineraries in the high season.
• What to pack:
There is no dress code within the resort, but smart casual, elegant dressing is required for dinner. Men are also requested to wear long trousers when dining in the evening.
• Restaurants:
There are 4 dining facilities on site as well as the option to dine privately at the sandy beach or waterfront decks. The main restaurant, Almathea offers a 360 degree view of the cretan sea, serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Guests may also choose to dine in the all day bar and restaurant Inblu, located in an enchanted setting over looking the Mirabello Bay. Inblu reveals the secrets of al fresco gastronomy and cretan inspired mixology. Dinners are kept local and filled with fresh fish, olives, fruits and vegetables.
• Spa:
Wellness is an integral part of the Minos Palace concept. Guests can choose to purchase an individual treatment or have a tailor-made plan for their whole trip. There are 7 massages styles on the menu as well as water rituals, face and other body treatments. Guests can also choose to keep things traditional with the steam bath, sauna and indoor pool.
• Signature Activities:
Practice Pranayama, Yoga and Meditation or join the wellness cooking class and learn the benefits of Greek and Cretan foods.
  • Accommodation rates are in Euros and include taxes (VAT 13%, City Tax 0.5%) and service charges. There is however a separate bill for the Tourism Tax, which is 4 Euros per a room per a night. This will be invoiced and paid separately by guests.
  • A fully flexible rate with free cancellation is available.
  • All bookings will receive a complimentary bottle of wine, water and fresh fruits upon check in.
  • All room rates include buffet breakfast.​​​​​​​
Kids Club: N/A – Adult only hotel
Babysitting: N/A – Adult only hotel
Rates include:
Buffet Breakfast.
Amenities available for all rooms, including a bottle of Wine, Water and Fruits.
Free daily yoga sessions.

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Starting Room Rates in USD

Rates based on double occupancy for a bed with Breakfast included.

Visa Cost

The cost of a Schengen visa fee is €80 per adult . For more information click here.

Top Tip

Rent a moped, it's a fun way to see the various towns and cities. You can usually rent a moped for around 14 EUR (16 USD) per day.

Local Currency

The local currency is Euros


The best time to visit Crete is from mid-May to June or Sept/ October. May brings with it warmer waters and beautiful wildflowers that can be spotted throughout the island'.


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