Minos Beach Art Hotel

Crete, Greece

Nestled along two kilometres of coastline, Minos Beach Art Hotel harmonises with nature. 125 whitewashed bungalows, villas, and suites dot the landscape, offering private pools or waterfront patios. Interiors blend modernity with earthy tones and Cretan patterns. Four restaurants showcase Greek and traditional cuisine, emphasising farm-to-table dining. The hotel stands as a cultural hub, boasting a rich collection of over 55 contemporary artworks by Greek and international designers, adorning both the hotel and its Sculpture Garden.

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Waterfront location; all bungalows and villas are no more than 20 steps from the shore. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the town of Agios Nikolaos.

Sculpture Garden

Minos Beach Art Hotel has become a cultural beacon for the local community with its expansive collection of contemporary art, featuring more than 55 artworks from Greek and international designers scattered among the hotel’s gardens.

The First Luxury Hotel in Crete

With more than 60 years of expertise in hospitality and a rich cultural heritage.

Our people

More than 80% of our staff are local, offering excellent services.


There are a wide variety of accommodations. All bungalows and villas were recently renovated with earthy and natural interiors. Waterfront bungalows with direct sea access.

Authentic Cretan gastronomy

Four restaurants and four bars. With a focus on farm-to-table cooking and in line with the hotel’s sustainable hospitality practices, much of the produce is sourced from trusted local suppliers in and around the area. This includes the majority of wines that come from excellent local vineyards and wineries.

Sustainability initiatives

Our company strives for a continuous journey of excellence and outlines a comprehensive plan of initiatives for ethical, responsible, and sustainable business practices. The eco-culture and sustainability philosophy are built around the four pillars of Environment, Solidarity and Volunteerism, Cultural Heritage, and Sustainable Education. Our key commitments include sustainable luxury, supporting local communities, responsible waste management, and protecting natural resources.

Added Benefits

  • Welcome, non-alcoholic drink
  • Welcome in room amenity (bottle of wine, fruit basket, bottle of mineral water)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • One local wine tasting

Northeast part of Crete, walking distance to Agios Nikolaos

Distance from Airport

40 Miles

Months to avoid

The hotel operates on a seasonal basis, from mid-April to the beginning of November.

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Food and Drink

Minos Beach Art Hotel’s kitchen celebrates slow food and the ritual of cooking. An ode to Cretan and Greek cuisine, using locally sourced, seasonal, and carefully hand-picked ingredients to create authentic flavours and provide the ultimate farm-to-table experience. Our culinary vision is to offer our guests a holistic Cretan experience in fine dining, introducing unique flavours and aromas. We are passionate about food. We cook in style and deliver excellence.


Start the day off with a sumptuous breakfast from the rich buffet at Bacchus Restaurant. Choose from a wide range of hot and cold dishes using the finest local ingredients from Crete, served in the warm, early morning sun. Choose from a light, healthy breakfast of creamy Greek yoghurt topped with fresh, seasonal fruit accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice or strong Greek coffee.


Indulge in fine dining and exceptional wines at La Bouillabaisse restaurant, a Chaine des Rotisseurs member. Situated right on the water’s edge, overlooking the deep blue sea, La Bouillabaisse Mediterranean restaurant in Crete is the perfect choice for a romantic dinner under the stars, serving exceptional Mediterranean flavours with a creative culinary touch.


Perched right on the water’s edge amidst the fragrant hotel gardens, Terpsis Restaurant invites guests to “float” besides the warm blue waters of Mirabello Bay whilst enjoying a menu of Cretan delicacies, cooked in the traditional way with local olive oil, fragrant herbs, daily caught fish, and fresh local produce. Serving lunch under the warm Greek sun, the Terpsis Cretan Restaurant invites guests to embark on a culinary journey through the intriguing flavours of Cretan gastronomy.


Kafeneion “Adeste” introduces guests to the world of traditional kafeneion in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, a fundamental aspect of social life in neighbourhoods throughout Greece! Authentic “kafeneia” in Agios Nikolaos serves the function of an informal gathering place, offering the perfect location for relaxed social interaction, a plate of local meze, and a glass of icy cold raki.


Discover the extensive wine cellars of La Bouillabaisse at the La Cave of Minos Beach Art Hotel. Indulge in a wine tasting experience against the mesmerising bacdrops of the setting sun and softening hues.


Relax in this elegant cocktail lounge bar with a sandy lounge by the bonfire. Guests are invited to visit the Dionyssos Bar, our cocktail bar in Agios Nikolaos—an elegant, laid-back environment serving an extensive menu of premium coffees, fresh juices, creative cocktails, and intriguing local wines, alongside a small selection of snacks.


Occupying a premium position right on the beachfront, the Pure Lounge Bar invites guests to breathe in the sea breeze whilst enjoying refreshments from the extensive menu, including coffees, fresh juices, or other soft drinks. The relaxing waterfront environment, combined with the soothing background tunes of lounge music and majestic views of Mirabello Bay, ensures that guests of all ages will enjoy this ultimate relaxation experience.


Escape the midday sun with a shady seat at the Ibiscus Pool bar, serving exotic cocktails and local wines alongside hot and cold soft drinks and light snacks. Located in the cool shade of the pool area, the Ibiscus Pool Bar offers a refreshing escape from the summer heat. Serving an extensive menu of premium coffees, fresh juices, creative cocktails, and intriguing local wines, alongside a small selection of snacks.


Ananea Wellness by Aegeo Spa guarantees to introduce guests to a unique world of wellness and relaxation—a true 5-star spa hotel experience.

All Ananea Wellness by Aegeo Spa services use only the best, premium spa products, focusing on natural ingredients such as lavender, seaweed, pomegranate, olive oil, and sea salt.

Three treatment rooms, a sauna, a hammam, and beauty services

Yoga sessions, three times per week; Pilates, once a week

Local Area

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Art Tour of the Minos Beach Art Sculpture Garden

Minos Beach Art Hotel is within walking distance of the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos and its lake with traditional restaurants and cafes. Almost 6 miles from the beautiful seafront village of Plaka, from where we suggest taking the boat trip to Spinalonga Island, and almost ten miles from the traditional village of Kritsa. Our Personalised Experience Services Department will assist in creating a tailor-made itinerary.


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