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St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

A luxury hotel offering an atmosphere of complete opulence and tranquillity.



St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas is a member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World' and is one of the most sought after hotels on the island of Crete. Fully renovated, it is magnificently set in a two storey bungalow style building, overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello. This hotel is an ideal choice for couples who want to combine relaxation with activity throughout their stay. The rooms are chic, elegant and airy, all with sea views, surrounded by olive trees, orange and lemon groves and garden terraces. The hotel's picturesque gardens lead down to its own private sandy Blue-flag beach where all beach facilities are provided. There are a few shops and restaurants within a five minute walk and the centre of Aghios Nikolaos is a 20 minute walk away.

The resort has introduced the new luxurious suites in 2023, specifically designed for families with young children.  Nestled amidst a forest of olive trees, these secluded suites offer impeccable harbour and sea views of Mirabello Bay.

Say 'I do' in this dreamy location.  Celebrate your wedding on the deck of our beach-side chapel, a dreamy location with the blue waters of the Cretan Sea glinting in the background.  From a romantic wedding to a festive family celebration, we are dedicated to organising the perfect wedding and meet all special requests.

Olympic Rating: 5 Star

Official Rating: 5 Star


Classic Double Room Limited Sea View (29m2) sleeps up to 3 persons featuring king size bed or twin beds, marble lined bathroom with walk in shower or bathtub, complimentary bath products, make up mirror, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, free WiFi (included), air conditioning, flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safety deposit box, mini bar stocked with premium brands, Nespresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary daily snacks, mineral water and a private balcony or terrace. 

Classic Studio Private Pool Sea View  (40m2) sleeps up to 3 persons features the same amenities as the classic double room, with spacious seating corner, marble lined bathroom with walk-in shower and jacuzzi style bathtub along with a private terrace with a 30m2 private pool (heated April-mid May & late October) and two lounge chairs.

Classic Junior Suite Sea View (32m2) sleeps up to 3 persons features the same amenities as the classic double room in a larger setting, offer sea view.

Three Bedroom Villa Pool & Sea View (126-132m2) sleeps up to 5 persons, plus 1 infant,  with a master bedroom, second bedroom with twin beds and a third bedroom with a single bed. It also has a private infinity pool, living room open plan fully equipped kitchen, separate lounge area and dining table, outdoor dining facilities and sitting area. Thalassa Villas guests can enjoy some in-villa luxuries, private chef to cook, butler service, SPA treatments, cooking lessons (upon request). The Villa is allocated on arrival based on four villas that have the same amenities as per the classic double room.

Two Bedroom Olives & Sea Suite Private Pool Side Sea View & Harbour View (72m2) sleeps up to 4 persons featuring king size bed or twin beds in both rooms, two marble lined bathrooms with walk in shower, seating corner and dining area, furnished private terrace with a private pool and all the other facilities as per the classic double room.

One Bedroom Club Suite Private Pool Seafront View (50-70m2) sleeps up to 4 persons (2 adults plus 2 children) featuring a master bedroom with a king size bed or twin beds, marble lined bathroom with jacuzzi style bathtub. and a furnished balcony or terrace with seafront views. All the other amenities are the same as the classic double room. Located on the first row to the sea.

Guest Benefits:

Complimentary offers for all guests: welcome amenities in room upon arrival, tea and cookies in the room, beach towels, umbrellas, sunbeds at pool and beach, twice daily turndown service, WiFi in rooms and throughout the hotel, gym access, Champagne Management Cocktail, Birthday Anniversary cake and sparkling wine.

Club Accommodation Benefits (Seafront Suites): Express early check in and check out (15:00 subject to availability), welcome champagne, mineral water, fresh flowers, complimentary aperitif in suite every other day, room service breakfast at anytime, guest relation office, concierge at club guests disposal, business and secretarial assistance.

Please Note: The private pools are heated at approx. 25 degrees centigrade April-mid May, and late October.


  • 24 hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi 
  • Cretan Art Museum 
  • Boutique shop
  • Art Gallery 
  • Organic Garden with local seasonal fruit and vegetables 
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Daily room cleaning (x2)
  • Towel service (pool/beach)

Leisure Activities

  • Main outdoor infinity pool
  • One outdoor freshwater adults-only pool (25 metres)
  • One indoor heated pool (spa guests only)
  • Blue Flag private sandy beach 
  • Free beach towels
  • Free Sunbeds and umbrellas
  • Gym
  • Semi open air gym 
  • Jogging routes
  • Yoga area
  • Personal training
  • Watersports Centre offering water-skiing, water-skiing lessons, windsurfing, canoes, banana boat and jet skis (payable locally)
  • Bicycle hire (payable locally)
  • Private excursions & sea excursions
  • Yacht rental

For Children

  • Kids Mini Club (4-11 years, children under 4 must be supervised by a parent or guardian) Open daily (Monday - Saturday from 10:00- 14:00 & 15:00 -19:30 
  • Teenagers Club with fun games available (billiards, table tennis, mini football table and a PlayStation and TV lounge)
  • Children's paddling pool 
  • Children's playground 
  • Children's menus, highchairs and baby cots available (upon request)
  • Child/baby car seat available upon request 
  • Kids dining + early dining options in room can be arranged in resort
  • Baby accessories available ( bottle warmer/sterilizer, kettle and baby potty) on request 
  • Babysitting (upon request and payable locally)


Club House Restaurant: American style breakfast buffet with panoramic views of the Mirabello Bay. Special corner featuring authentic Cretan products and specialities.

The Blue Bay: Enjoy excellent all day dining Mediterranean and International dishes overlooking Mirabello Bay. An all-day menu includes healthy salads, snacks, vegetarian dishes and other daily specials perfect for a light lunch. Cocktails, drinks, sandwiches, ice creams, fresh fruit juices are served all day around the pool and on the beach.

Labyrinthos Main Buffet Restaurant: Their chefs use the freshest of ingredients to offer a wide range of cold and warm starters, salads, main dishes and desserts. Daily specials corner with a live cooking show and choice of vegan dishes. Powerful flavours that draw inspiration from traditional Greek cuisine are given a modern twist for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Minotaure: The “Minotaure” next to the Pool is an exclusive place for the intimate candlelight dinner under the stars. Asian and International innovative cuisine plus a rich selection from the Worldwide Cellar. Two times per week enjoy excellent live orchestra and every night live piano music.

The Greek Kafenion A La Carte Dining: Enjoy the delights of an outdoor BBQ kitchen, various authentic Cretan dishes, innovative Cretan cuisine based at the finest local fresh ingredients and excellent seafood from the Mirabello Bay.  Greek Night (once a week).  An authentic experience with traditional dances and live music.

The Astra Bar: The Astra Bar Terrace is overlooking the Minotaure Lagoon Pool and the blinking lights of Aghios Nikolaos old fishing port. The ideal place to socialize, enjoy glorious sunsets and your favourite drinks while listening to soft Piano music.

Bonatsa Jetty Bar: When the Sun is setting down enjoy unusual Cocktails and trendy musical hits at the water’s edge.

Some restaurants and bars are weather permitting.


The Poseidon Spa in Crete at the St. Nicolas Bay Hotel is designed to offer the ultimate relaxation and tranquillity. We provide a modern state of the art environment where guests can indulge in a peaceful atmosphere. Facilities and treatments are payable locally.

  • Indoor heated pool with Hydro Jet bubble seats and the relaxation area.
  • Marble Turkish steam baths and saunas.
  • Luxurious treatment rooms with jacuzzi tub and affusion shower.
  • The Aphrodite’s Bath, a treatment cave for 2, with seawater Thalassotherapy pool next to the sea, Hydro jets and bubble loungers.
  • The Blue Room and its private veranda overlooking the Mirabello Bay.
  • The Stone Suite for two with a private, built-in Jacuzzi and relaxation area.
  • The Beauty Salon, services include facials, makeup, waxing, manicures, pedicures and hair styling.

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