Stay at the Amirandes
Feel the real world slip away with ease from the moment you step into the elegant reception hall and catch your first panorama of the sea shimmering to eternity in front of you. It’s a mesmerising view that will follow you to every corner of this smartly designed beachfront resort. The feeling of serenity and otherworldliness will continue as you wind your way over stone walkways, led by staff members wearing Greek-style togas. Should the calming effect of water all around not prove strong enough, then an in-house team of Keralan Ayurveda specialists are on hand to rebalance your doṣa before dinner.
The resort is just 20 minutes from Crete’s largest airport at Heraklion, which is ideal for transit. It’s just six miles from the island’s only 18-hole golf course.
The property comprises 212 rooms separated into five categories. These are luxury rooms, bungalows, suites, villas and four very luxurious and spacious “residences”. We think some of the luxury rooms could do with a bit of a refresh. All rooms have either sea or garden views.
Who is it for
Families, and anybody interested in Ayurvedic treatments. Those who demand perfection in their service staff may wish to look elsewhere, we’ve heard some complaints on that front.
Amenities & Activities
In addition to the Ayurveda spa and heated indoor pool, the hotel boasts several stylish restaurants. These include the Minotaur which sits on the lagoon and is home to the owner’s private Picasso collection. Note that not all restaurants are included in the all inclusive package.