Designed in keeping with the grand palaces of the Minoan kings, Amirandes is an exclusive beachside resort that epitomises Crete˘s most inspiring features: beautiful architecture, warm hospitality, excellent cuisine and stunning land and seascapes. Just 20 minutes from Heraklion Airport, the Resort also offers good sea links and is just a short drive from attractions including the Palace of Knossos and Crete Golf Club.
Themed around the lagoons that swirl through its centre, the Resort˘s 70,000 sq m expanse comprises six restaurants, private beaches, Elixir Spa with indoor pool, outdoor Olympic-size seawater pool, over 60 private pools and extensive children˘s facilities. The 212 guestrooms feature indulgent details such as private gyms, home cinema and state-of-the-art bathrooms with colour-therapy and aromatherapy Jacuzzi bathtubs. Refined and considerate service mirrors the Resort˘s meticulous attention to detail and utmost respect for the privacy of its guests.
Amirandes˘ 212 guestrooms range across 20 different types of accommodation and feature over 60 private pools. Sea view rooms in the main palace set the standard for indulgent details which extend to include private gyms, home cinema and state-of-the-art bathrooms with colour therapy and aromatherapy Jacuzzi bathtubs. Accommodation highlights include a Mediterranean "village" and speciality "Dream Villas" that you˘ll never want to leave.
Crete˘s rich soil nurtures some of the country˘s finest quality produce, contributing to a diet widely considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Most of the produce served in Amirandes˘ restaurants is sourced locally, with organic fruit, vegetables, herbs and jams coming directly from Grecotel˘s Agreco Farm, also based on Crete.
The Resort has five diverse restaurants plus a poolside Brasserie and opulent lobby bar. From relaxed Cretan fare in the Xasteria garden restaurant to contemporary Asian dishes at the waterfront Blue Monkey, each restaurant takes inspiration from the surrounding nature and offers a distinct cuisine and ambience. Attentive yet unobtrusive service adds to the pervading air of relaxed indulgence.
Guests are also invited to customise their own dining experience, from romantic dinners to family beach banquets, private BBQs to a special celebration aboard a yacht. The Resort also offers a range of customised menu options for children and those with specific dietary or religious requirements.
Taste & History
The early Greco-Roman empire was founded on the nutritional and trading values of grain, olive oil and wine. Over time, regional diets developed to include local combinations of home grown vegetables and herbs.
Crete˘s rich earth nurtured some of the country˘s finest quality produce, renowned for its simple yet distinctive flavours. With the three staple products of the founding empire still at its core, Cretan cuisine remains to this day one of the healthiest – and tastiest – in the world.
Crete Resort Dining Experience
The Amirandes dining experience offers six restaurants with a diverse array of cuisine, décor and ambience including old world glamour and a taste of the Med at the "floating" Amirandes restaurant; contemporary Far Eastern fusion cuisine at the Blue Monkey; succulent seafood at the waterfront Petrino and relaxed Cretan fare in the Xasteria restaurant.
In addition, guests and locals alike can absorb the resort˘s cosmopolitan vibe in the opulent lobby bar, Labyrinth.
Dress code: In the evening, gentlemen are kindly requested to wear long trousers in all guest areas.
Create & customise
Create and customise your own dining experience, prepared and served by our staff in a location of your choice. From sunset cocktails and beach banquets to a private meal in your villa or special celebration aboard a yacht…the choice is only limited by your imagination.
Amirandes˘ Elixir Spa offers a true sanctuary for the senses where simplicity is key. Six individually designed treatment and massage suites offer signature treatments and Ayurvedic therapies using organic plants and extracts from Crete˘s rare, aromatic herbs.
The spa also contains an indoor pool, relaxation lounges serving complimentary tea and juices and separate men˘s and women˘s changing rooms with sauna and showers. Also contained within the spa is a state-of-the-art cardio-fitness gym and Beauty Centre with two manicure / pedicure rooms and hair salon. In-room treatments are available on request.
Elixir & well being
Amirandes˘ Elixir Spa offers a true sanctuary for the senses where simplicity is key. Decorated in stone and wood, the lounge is furnished with low-level seats, scented candles, soft lighting and soothing chakra-balancing music. Pastel shades and pale, earth tones create a calming backdrop in the individually designed treatment suites – each one a small, private haven of indulgent relaxation.
Organic plants and extracts from Crete˘s rare aromatic herbs feature in many of the treatments. The indoor pool and sauna offer further opportunities for relaxation pre- and post-treatment. Facilities:
* Six treatment and massage suites * Indoor pool * Relaxation lounges serving complimentary tea and juices * Cardio-fitness gym * Separate men˘s and women˘s changing rooms with sauna and showers * Beauty Centre with two manicure / pedicure rooms
Ayurveda "The Mantra for Health & Happiness"
Ayurveda – meaning "science of life" in Sanskrit – is a 5,000-year-old Indian healing system, which aims to balance the body, mind and spirit to both treat and prevent disease. It is the most natural way to refresh and eliminate toxic imbalances from the body, as well as boost resistance and good health.
Following a consultation with the resort˘s Ayurvedic doctor, our wide range of luxurious treatments are tailor-made to your needs using customised products and are performe
Must try Private In-Room Treatments
Amirandes˘ "Private In-Room Pampering" service creates your own private sanctuary in the comfort of your room, bringing a range of personalised revitalising and relaxing beauty and body treatments directly to your door.