Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • a luxurious villa experience just steps from the sea

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

30-minute massage

room upgrade

early check-in/out

  • Overview

    Thalassa Villas are chic, spacious luxury villas near Agios Nikolaos, Crete. These chic retreats enjoy spectacular views from this very special private location overlooking Mirabello Bay. With large terraces & private pools from which the crystal blue sea can be seen, guests can sit back and relax in their own private haven, take a day in the nearby Poseidon Spa, or explore the gorgeous Agios Nikolaos resort.

    Thalassa Villas are perfect for independent travellers who want to make full use of a large self-catering villa, and for those who want to relax - the warm & attentive staff are happy to help with anything, from a private chef to arranging diving & sailing trips around the beautiful coast. This boutique bolthole is perfect for families and friends who want to take the weight off their feet and enjoy a sunny break.


    Each of the Thalassa Villas has a private seawater pool and stone paths lead down from the villas' private garden terrace to the sea where guests can have a refreshing swim. The Agios Nikolaos resort is just 1.5 km away and St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel, which is a 10 minute walk from the villas, offers water sports from windsurfing to sailing and offers waterskiing & monoski lessons. Explore the enticing waters while taking scuba diving lessons or take a day sailing around the bay with a personal skipper & crew.

    Guests at Thalassa Villas can make the most of the spa & gym facilities at St. Nicolas Bay Resort which offers a range of Elemis treatments, Turkish steam baths, saunas, and indoor heated pool with hydro jets and a variety of private treatment rooms such as the Aphrodite's Bath, a couples' treatment room right by the sea. Children can spend the day at St. Nicolas Bay's "mini club".


    A continental breakfast is served in the villas, or an American-style buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the St. Nicolas Bay restaurant. All villas have well-equipped kitchens, and staff are happy to arrange supplies. Alternatively, a private chef can cook in the villa, serving up international & local cuisine and arranging BBQs and there is a Cretan-style room service menu for lunch & dinner. Dining out is easy with some great restaurants close to the hotel. Children's menus are available in most restaurants.

  • Facilities

    air conditioning



    car parking

    child friendly



    gym/fitness room

    hammam/steam room

    home cinema

    pets allowed

    private beach



    spa treatment room

    swimming pool

    tennis court


    24-hour front-desk
  • Location


    How to get there?

    By car: Upon leaving the airport, take the national road to the East until the exit to Agios Nikolaos. When you reach the town port, turn left and follow the seaside road for 1,5 km. Approximately 1 hour.

    Private Taxi Transfers from and to Heraklion Airport or seaport to Thalassa VIllas at €105 each way by Mercedes C Class or similar type of car. Each taxi can take maximum 4 persons and 3 pieces of luggage. For over 4 persons Transfers with Mini Bus (5-8 pax) €295 each way, Mini Bus (9-16 pax) €400 each way.

    Nearest airport

    Heraklion Airport (1hr by car)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Thalassa Villas has 6 individually styled villas: 4 'Thalassa Villas', 'The Olives House' & 'The Anemos House'. All are spacious & simple, with clean lines and contemporary furnishings. White, baby blues, greens and light wood are used throughout, creating a tranquil environment and drawing the eye to the beautiful blue sea beyond.

    Each of the villas has its own private seawater pool with hydromassage jet, heated in the cooler months, with sun loungers, a shaded patio with day beds and 2 terraces with a BBQ & dining area designed to catch the morning and afternoon sun. All of the 3-bedroom Thalassa Villas sleep up to 5 and have 3 bedrooms and 2 marble bathrooms. The master bathroom has a hydromassage bath and all bathrooms have showers, bathrobes, bath & beach towels & luxury toiletries. The large lounges have open-plan kitchens, fully-equipped with cooker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine & refrigerator.

    The Anemos House, which has panoramic views of the bay from the highest spot of all the villas, is also 3-bedroom and includes a hammam, massage cabin for spa treatments and a large walled garden with a covered verandah for dining al fresco. The Olives House, so called from its secluded position amid olive trees, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 7 and a massage area next to the pool terrace.

    All villas can also include a baby cot and have Satellite TVs, DVD players, CD players, WiFi & air-conditioning.

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    Thalassa Villa (5 pax)

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    The Hera's Place (6 pax)

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    The Olives House (7 pax)

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    The Anemos House (5 pax)

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    Daphne and Chloe (2 pax)

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    Artemis (5 Pax)

  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Pre-payment: the guest pays the entire amount to secure the booking

    Payment in advance is required.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation fee is 50 % of total charge if cancelled up to 28 days before arrival.

    All reservations can be cancelled 28 days before arrival date except during period 01.07.15 – 30.09.15 when 35 days are needed. Cancellation received less than 28/35 days prior to arrival date, 50% cancellation fee. Cancellation less than 21/28 days prior to arrival date, 100% cancellation fee. For Non-Show, or early departure 100% cancellation fee.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 14:00

    Check-out time: 12:00

    Early check-in: no

    Late check-out: no

    Please note




Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)