Fodor's Expert Review Daios Cove

Vathi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, 72100, Greece Fodor's Choice

Crashing onto the scene in 2010, this glamorous resort redefined the luxury concept with a mighty wow factor—spread over the sides of Vathi Bay (with a private sandy beach), every room has breathtaking views, and many have private terraces and pools. All rooms are spacious and furnished in a modern, natural, and simple style. Split over many levels, it is a maze of paths and walkways reminiscent of a Greek village; albeit one with a world-class spa, fine-dining options, and a funicular to take you up and down to the beach. Reportedly one of the most expensive hotels ever built in Greece, it is worth every cent.


  • Even the smallest rooms are twice the size of a regular hotel room
  • Well-trained and friendly staff
  • Design still feels fresh and new


  • A distance from Ayios Nikolaos and can feel a little isolated
  • Food and drink costs are exceedingly high
  • Seemingly hundreds of steps (but funicular to beach helps)




Phones: 28418-88061


290 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Apr., Free Breakfast

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