Luxury hotel holiday Amirandes Crete

This is a spectacular, 5-star, beach-side resort with a wide choice of accommodation and facilities in Crete.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Heraklion
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Amirandes, Crete

Amirandes is a five-star luxury hotel with a stunning seafront location. Excellent spa facilities, a variety of fine dining options and fantastic kids' club options afford both families and couples an indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the beach

Annual opening 13 April to 31 October

Closest airport Heraklion Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 15-minutes' drive from Heraklion Airport

Hotel facilities and services

6 Restaurants, Bar, Library, Function Centre, Elixir Spa, Golf Academy, 3 Floodlit Tennis Courts, Multi-sport Area, 1 Outdoor Olympic Sized Seawater Swimming Pool, 1 Indoor Pool, Free WiFi. There is also a children's pool, sandy beach and a private beach for the villas.

Chargeable watersports

Water sports available with coaching free of charge for children by the animation team.

Land sports

Land sports available include mountain bikes, football, beach volleyball, basketball, tennis and sunrise yoga.

Out and about nearby

Water City, Crete's largest water park is near to the hotel. Aqua Plus is a smaller park but located just 10 minutes from Amirandes. All other activities are subject to charges payable locally. There is a local winery on Crete which is situated 28 kms from the hotel and is open from 9am to 6pm. Another highlight is also the Agreco Farm which is a local farm that serves lunch and is often visited by guests at the hotel. Heraklion is situated about 20 minutes from the resort.

Sports nearby

Crete Golf Club is located nearby the resort. The 18-hole course is termed a desert golf course and is set with stunning views through the mountains to the sea. Horse riding is on offer from the Heraklion horse riding school, lessons and excursions are available with options for children and families.

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Holiday Code EXH913

Luxury bespoke holidays to Amirandes, Crete

Room descriptions

Amirandes has 212 rooms, bungalows, suites, residences and private villas. Room amenities include CD, DVD system, direct dial phone, wi-fi, air conditioning and heating, tea and coffee facilities, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, shaving outlet, bathrobes, beach and pool towels, deluxe toiletries.

Guest Rooms
Comofrt Suites
Stylish Bungalows
Specialty Suites
Unique Villas
Ultimate Accommodation

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Holiday Code EXH913

Luxury bespoke holidays to Amirandes, Crete

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Amirandes in Crete, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Heraklion. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 20 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. You may want to have the use of a hire-car for all or part of your holiday and this can be arranged by us for you in advance.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome at the resort and there is a children's club for ages 3 to 12. A teen's club is also available as well as family suites.

Other information: There is a local winery on Crete which is situated 28km from the hotel. Another highlight is the local Agreco Farm which serves lunch. Heraklion is situated about 20km drive from the resort and ancient Knossos lies around 27km distance.

From about

Holiday Code EXH913

Luxury bespoke holidays to Amirandes, Crete

Highlights of Greece

The ancient sites of Athens, with the Acropolis merely the most famous; Halkidiki, three beautiful peninsulas stretching out into the Northern Aegean, dominated by Mount Athos, with volcanoes, beaches and monasteries; Pelios peninsula, well-known to Athenians, little visited by tourists, criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks, with ancient villages, fabulous remote beaches; the Peloponnese, Greece at its ancient (Agamemnon’s Palace at Mycenae and Temple of Apollo at Corinth) and modern (west coast beaches) best; Kos, with beautiful powder-soft beaches sandwiched between verdant interior and turquoise sea; Santorini, perhaps the most iconic island of all, with famous blue-domed churches, white-washed villages and cobalt bays; Corfu’s wonderful old town; Hydra, fantastically scenic, with tiers of stone mansions cascading down towards a perfect horseshoe harbour; Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelations, now a laid-back artistic hang-out; the extraordinarily atmospheric Delphi; Greece’s fascinating second city Thessaloniki; Meteora, one of Greece’s most spectacular sites, with clifftop monasteries overlooking the sea; take a rack-and-pinion train journey through the stunning Vouraikos Gorge to Kalavryta; lobster tavernas of the Fourni islands, a wonderful archipelago with gently shelving islands and hidden coves; the national marine park of Alonnisos, superb snorkelling; turtles on Zakynthos; Ikaria’s bizarre rock formations; spring and autumn migrations, when the cliffs of Lesvos swarm with birds; semi-tropical Samos and pine-scented Thasos with super beaches; tiny, hidden islands of Inousses, Fourni and Psara.

Travelling around Greece & the Greek islands

Greece is an easy place to travel around thanks to a comprehensive public transport system. Buses are the mainstay of land transport, with a network that reaches out to the smallest villages. Trains are a good alternative, where available. To most visitors, though, travelling in Greece means island-hopping on the multitude of ferries that crisscross the Adriatic and the Aegean. If you’re in a hurry, Greece also has an extensive domestic air network. While exasperating ferry schedules make island-hopping here a challenge, the individual character of each island more than makes up for the effort.

Facts in brief

Capital Athens
Airport Greece has 16 international airports, but only those in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Iraklio (Crete) take scheduled flights; the other 12, scattered across the islands, are served by a variety of UK low-cost and charter airlines.
Size 51,000 sq. miles
Population 10.5 million

Luxury bespoke holidays to Amirandes, Crete

The elegance of a Cretan palace, the serenity of the central lagoon and the beauty of Amirandes' seafront location make this holiday a luxurious experience for couples and families alike. Accompanying this atmosphere are numerous sports facilities, two pools, eight restaurants and the Elixir Alchemy Spa. Indeed as well as boasting various facilities and activities for children, Amirandes also offers plenty of experiences for families to enjoy together.

Children's clubs

Grecoland Club is available for children aged 3 to 12 years with Grecoteens Club for ages 13 and over. The clubs are free of charge and open from 10am-6pm. The Discovery Adventures programme for children 7-14 years offers gardening, cookery and even star gazing activities. The clubs have qualified English speaking staff and offer numerous activities including art and crafts, sports, a playground area, a kids' theatre, painting and Greek dance lessons. A complimentary kids' buffet is available all day.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available at a charge. Babysitting must be pre-booked. Baby listening is available on request.

Pre-ordering of provisions

Snacks and drinks can be organised to be in your room on arrival.

Children's entertainment

There is a library, DVDs and board games. Evening entertainment includes theatre, magic shows and family cinema night. Children's spa treatments are available.

Medical services

There is a doctor on call and the nearest hospital is 20km away.

Family dining

The hotel offers a range of customised family menu and dining options. Speciality children's meals are offered throughout the day and the evenings. For a little fun, family banquets can be arranged on the beach for up to 12 people. Daily children's buffet is available in the main restaurant. Tasty Corner provides a constant supply of fresh food and drinks for children 3-12 years free of charge between 11am and 5pm.

Family rooms

Amirandes Family Suites are located on the ground floor of the Candia wing. Rooms consist of a master bedroom and a living/sleeping area which is converted at night for two children and offers sea or garden views. The rooms open out onto a terrace with direct access to the garden and private plunge pool. The bathroom features a shower cubicle and a bath tub with double vanity sinks. Family Suites are identical to the Amirandes Family Suites but without the private pool. Family Suites are located on the first floor and therefore feature a balcony instead of a terrace.

Children's amenities

Baby bath, potty, changing mat, safety gate, bottle heating facilities, bottle sterilising kit, kettle and night light are all on request and subject to availability. Children's toiletries available. Children's greeting service including juice, biscuits and refreshed towels.

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Holiday Code EXH913

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