If it’s a modern, sleek and stylish all-Mediterranean resort you are looking for, then the Grecotel Amirandes in Crete should be just the ticket. Here, amidst the white-washed walls and impossibly chic interior design, which straddles minimalist notes and homely touches, lies a property which certainly takes itself seriously, aiming for manicured cool and a quality finish throughout. This can be glimpsed either around the palace-like lagoons and columns, inside the signature Elixir Alchemy Spa or while lazing under the shade of a canvas cabana as the sea laps in. Grecotel Amirandes then goes on to boast private services, countless facilities and activities such as tennis courts, watersports and even an outdoor cinema, all against the backdrop of immaculately presented communal spaces, quirky furniture, palm trees and yes, even a collection of Picasso originals!
Facilities and Services:
Access to three beaches including the exclusive villa beach Open-air amphitheatreIndoor and outdoor poolsFitness centre Spa with Ayurveda Centre and saunaFloodlit tennis courtsMini soccerGolf academyGreek Orthodox chapelWatersports centreKids’ summer camp with GrecolandGrecoland Kids’ ClubLibrary and TV roomBoutiquesValet parkingBabysitting serviceWi-FiLaundry and dry-cleaning serviceLuxury transport hire available (helicopter, limousine and yacht)
Grecotel Amirandes provides a wide array of dining options to sate every palate and cater to every guest, in the form of various restaurants and lounges. There’s the Mediterranean buffet, formal a la carte dining, Italian cuisine enjoyed against a backdrop of Picasso ceramics, freshly caught seafood savoured al fresco with a view of the sea, a Cretan taverna serving locally sourced organic fare, Asian cuisine, a poolside brasserie, live music lounge and beach bar where DJ nights are regularly held for parties on the soft sand. What’s more, the hotel has its own Agreco Farm near Rethymnon, where you can learn about traditional farming techniques on the island and indulge in a six-course menu whipped up using the organic produce grown here. If all that weren’t enough to tempt you, Grecotel Amirandes offers free meals and snacks to kids up to the age of twelve, between 11am to 5pm, every day!