Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
A clutch of villas and suites perched along the hillside, this stylish boutique hotel overlooks the jaw-dropping Gulf of Mirabello. The hideaway is a family-run affair, set up by the charming owners Anna and Charitini Kadianakis who go out of their way to create that unbeatable home-from-home feeling.
The suites and villas have been designed with the same ethos in mind, decked out with careful attention to detail and providing that much-loved sense of privacy. From ocean hues and nautical décor, to antique furnishings and patterned wallpapers, décor is as eclectic as it is charming - a welcome base after a day outdoors.
Bringing the kids along? This is a child-friendly hotel, complete with kids club and family rooms.
There are two restaurants to pick from at the hotel, both of which create dishes using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The poolside Argo Restaurant serves classic Mediterranean and Greek fare in a relaxed setting, with a children’s menu also available. Meanwhile Daphni Restaurant is an award-winning spot serving gourmet Greek cuisine. There is also a lovely bar in which to sip on a cocktail (or two!).
An excellent buffet breakfast is served in the mornings and is included in most room rates (see rate detail below).
Villas and suites come in a range of shapes and forms, having all been individually designed and decorated. While some feature contemporary seaside chic décor, others lean more towards period elegance and antique charm. Some suites and most villas have kitchen facilities - ideal if you’re looking to self-cater during your stay. Most also boast spectacular views out over the ocean and some even have their own gyms, hot tubs, saunas and steam baths. Those travelling with the kids will find plenty of family-friendly options to choose from.
You won’t be stuck for things to do here, with plenty on offer both indoors and out. For those looking for white sands and crystalline sea, the hotel has its own private beach on which to laze. Alternatively, the seasonal outdoor pool is perfect for a refreshing dip after a stint in the sun.
If it’s some serious TLC you’re after, the hotel’s Elixir Spa awaits with open arms. Unwind with a massage or treatment, soak in the hot tub, or take a turn in the sauna or steam room. To top it all off, some villas even come with their own private spa facilities - bliss.
While you’re enjoying that well-deserved r&r, the children will love the hotel’s kids’ club, while younger visitors can play in the creche.
How to get there
The hotel offers airport and ferry transfers; please arrange with the hotel ahead of arrival (extra charge may apply)
Heraklion ferry terminal is a 1 hour 10-minute drive from the hotel (70km)
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis is a 1-hour drive from the hotel (67km)
Sitia Public Airport is a 1 hour 30-minute drive from the hotel (75km)