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Amirandes - Luxury holidays to Crete

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  • About this holiday

    The simplicity of the Cretan architecture sets the tone for a luxurious yet laidback holiday in the Greek sun at Amirandes Hotel. With a broad range of services and facilities to accommodate your every comfort, including an indulgent spa and a choice of six dining venues, Amirandes is a luxurious holiday destination. 

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flight with EasyJet London Gatwick to Heraklion, private transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Amirandes are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    Low season from £1120 for 7 nights
    High season from £1670 for 7 nights
    Based on two people sharing  a Superior Guest room Sea View.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH913

    Our opinion

    A Cretan Palace on a magnificent stretch of beach, Amirandes occupies a stunning seafront location with arguably one of the best beaches in Crete.

    Hotel description

    A Cretan Palace on a magnificent stretch of beach, the five-star Amirandes is designed in keeping with the palaces of the Minoan Kings. The resort is conveniently situated a short distance from Heraklion Airport and occupies a stunning seafront location with arguably one of the best beaches in Crete. The hotel is themed around a central lagoon which creates an atmosphere of calm and serenity during the day and at night transforms into a twinkling display of coloured lights and flaming torches. The resort's facilities are numerous, with an offering of six restaurants, the Elixir Spa and indoor pool, an an outdoor Olympic size pool. The resort has a total of 212 rooms and suites; all are furnished simply with an air of understated elegance, and there is the option to upgrade to extremely luxurious room types featuring private gyms, state of the art bathrooms and private cinemas. The dining experience at Amirandes is truly special. Aside from a huge range and variety of cuisines, each restaurant is individually and exotically furnished and designed to reflect the choice of cuisine. The Blue Monkey offers Asian food enjoyed whilst sat upon brightly coloured chairs made of reeds. This can be enjoyed outside by the ocean or inside. Petrino is the traditional Greek Taverna and booking is essential for this small open-air restaurant - as is a very empty stomach due to the sheer mass of food on offer. Also on offer is Mediterranean food and traditional Cretan cuisine. The main restaurant serves buffet and show kitchen style meals.

    Location

    Heraklion, Crete

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    13 April to 31 October.

    Distance from airport

    About 15 minutes from Heraklion

    Closest airport

    Heraklion

    Room types

    Amirandes offers 212 rooms, bungalows, suites, residences and private villas. 
    Room amenities include CD, DVD system, direct dial phone, wi-fi, air conditioning and heating, tea and coffee facilities, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, shaving outlet, bathrobes, beach and pool towels, deluxe toiletries.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Six restaurants, Bar, Library, Function centre, Elixir Spa, Golf Academy, Three floodlit tennis courts, Multi-sport area, One outdoor Olympic sized seawater swimming pool and one indoor pool and free wi-fi. There is also a children’s pool, sandy beach and a private beach for the villas.

    Water sports

    Water sports available with coaching free of charge for children by the animation team.

    Land sports

    Land sports available include mountain bikes,football, beach volleyball, basketball, tennis and sunrise yoga.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Water City, Crete’s largest water park is near to the hotel. Aqua Plus is a smaller park but located just 10 minutes from Amirandes. All other activities are subject to charges payable locally. There is a local winery on Crete which is situated 28 kms from the hotel and is open from 9am to 6pm. Another highlight is also the Agreco Farm which is a local farm that serves lunch and is often visited by guests at the hotel. Heraklion is situated about 20 minutes from the resort.

    Sports nearby

    Crete Golf Club is located nearby the resort. The 18-hole course is termed a desert golf course and is set with stunning views through the mountains to the sea. Horse riding is on offer from the Heraklion horse riding school, lessons and excursions are available with options for children and families.

    Children

    Children are welcome at the resort and there is a children's club for ages 3 to 12. A teen's club is also available as well as family suites.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    There is a local winery on Crete which is situated 28km from the hotel. Another highlight is the local Agreco Farm which serves lunch. Heraklion is situated about 20km drive from the resort and ancient Knossos lies around 27km distance.

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