St. Nicolas Bay

Thessi Nissi, Ayios Nikolaos, Crete, 72100, Greece

Lovely and luxurious, this special resort is set within immaculate, verdant gardens overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello at the edge of Ayios Nikolaos—magical surroundings. Teak wood, blue-and-white striped cottons, bouquets of bougainvillea, rough-hewn stone walls, multiple pools, and a sandy beach make this a delightful Cretan cocoon. Rooms and small bungalows, all with terraces and sea views, some with private pools, are all stylishly furnished. Unlike some of its glitzier neighbors, it retains a sense of Greekness that is supremely genuine. What it does, it does very well. The large number of guests who return year after year is a testament to its appeal.

PROS

  • smart, generous, and indulgent atmosphere
  • feels intimate but never crowded
  • superior dining options

CONS

  • away from the town center
  • not inexpensive
  • small beach can get busy

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Romantic, Views
Intimate
On the beach
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 28410-90200

HOTEL DETAILS

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

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