St. Nicolas Bay

Thessi Nissi, Ayios Nikolaos, Crete, 72100, Greece

Lovely and luxurious, this marble-floored resort is set within verdant gardens overlooking the sea at the edge of Ayios Nikolaos, within easy reach of the busy town center; chic and comfortable surroundings—teak woods, blue-and-white-striped cottons, bouquets of bougainvillea, rough-hewn stone walls, multiple pools, and a sandy beach—have turned this into a delightful Cretan cocoon. The array of restaurants and bars is crowned by the Minotaure, set by a pool dazzingly illuminated at night, and the Jetty Bar, an aquatic extravaganza. Accommodations are set in small bungalows, all with terraces and sea views, some with private pools, and all stylishly furnished. Though large and catering to an international crowd of return guests, the St. Nicolas Bay, happily, has the quiet ambience of an intimate hotel.


  • convenient yet set apart on a quiet beach
  • high taste level
  • personable service
  • attractive decor and setting
  • good discounts for longer stays


  • away from the town center
  • not inexpensive


Phones: 28410-25041


102 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–late Apr. Breakfast