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  • Food & Drink

    3 restaurants, 4 bars, 1 Kafeneion (traditional coffee shop)

  • Spa & Recreation

    Two private beaches, spa, gym, watersports, art museum, yoga

  • Architecture

    Eleni Soufli

  • Interior design

    Dora Giakoumi, Maria Souliou, and Gina Mamidaki; Karolos Chanikian (landscape)

  • The Originals

    Gina Mamidakis

  • Themes

    Food & Drink, Beach

  • Food & Drink

    3 restaurants, 4 bars, 1 Kafeneion (traditional coffee shop)

  • Spa & Recreation

    Two private beaches, spa, gym, watersports, art museum, yoga

A glorious assembly of waterfront bungalows and gardens stretch across 2.5 kilometers of coastline, enabling you to connect with the island as the locals do, experience a wealth of art in its many forms, and nourish yourself on authentic Cretan food and wine.

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Architecture Eleni Soufli

Minos Beach Art Hotel Architecture

Architecture Eleni Soufli

A landscape of sand, rocks, greenery, and trees is peppered with whitewashed bungalows, villas, and terraces that look to the sea.

Drawing inspiration from the traditional architectural style of the fishing villages of Eastern Crete that surround the hotel, the architects wanted Minos to be in physical and conceptual harmony with the island. Low-lying villas and bungalows don’t distract the eye from the natural horizons that are comprised of the sea, the beaches, and the inland hills. Together, it all comprises the first truly luxury hotel in Crete.

Interior design Dora Giakoumi, Maria Souliou, Gina Mamidaki

Artwork inspired by natural surroundings and the island’s heritage has been especially created for the hotel and its garden.

Much of the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation art collection is found in the hotel and its Open Art Air Museum, while muted colors, tactile fabrics, natural woods, and the occasional artifact from a bygone era keep things minimalistic, inside and out. Sound and nature also play a key role in the design: Trickling water sooths the mind and a lonely piano invites the creative flourish of a passerby.

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The Originals Gina Mamidakis

“We want the hotel’s residency program to become one of the best opportunities for artists and creatives in Europe.”

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Food & Drink Cretan, through and through

Award-winning chef Giannis Baxevanis oversees the culinary program, drawing upon a handful of trusted local suppliers.

Much of the produce used in the three restaurants, four bars, and kafenio (traditional coffee shop) are sourced from trusted local suppliers in and around Agios Nicolaos, including the majority of the wines that come from area vineyards and wineries. Guests have an abundance of options for great Greek and Cretan cuisine and inspired drink, from a pool bar or seafront wine bar to al fresco dining and a more formal fine dining experience at La Bouillabaisse.

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Get an inspiring take on life in the cradle of civilization from Travel Colours Guide—Greece. Packed with pages of beautiful photographs; insider tips on the best places to eat, shop, drink, and more; this is the perfect companion and go-to guide for your next trip to Greece.

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Island Ways

Minos Beach Art Hotel is the perfect place to explore connectedness with flora and fauna, self-sufficiency and tradition, legacy and legend.

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This hotel is featured in Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book.

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Minos Beach Art Hotel
Akti Ilia Sotirchou Agios Nikolaos, Crete, 72100 Greece
Crete 72100 GR

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