Styled after the sprawling palaces of the Minoan kings and Venetian nobles who once ruled Crete, Amirandes introduces the easy elegance of true European Luxury. The architecture’s sleek lines set off the celebrated beauty of the southern Mediterranean landscape of silver-flecked olive trees, tropical palms, and flowering shrubs against brilliant blue skies and sparkling teal waters. A world of style and Cretan warmth, where the tranquil lagoon waters meet the sea.

It’s a perfect location, offering easy access to Heraklion’s international airport and the world-famous archaeological site at the Palace of Knossos. The prestigious Crete Golf Club is also nearby.

ADDRESS: Gouves Heraklion,
GR 71110, Crete, Greece
PHONE: +30 28970 41103
EMAIL: [email protected]


Amirandes is ideally situated within easy access of Heraklion international airport and the archaeological site of Knossos, famed for its Minoan Palace, the seat of the legendary King Minos. History, culture, nature, nurture. Holidays in Heraklion region are incredible, breathtaking, exciting, surprising, relaxing, inspiring: exactly as a vacation should be.

  • Built on the north coast of Crete near Heraklion
  • 2 coves of fine golden sand and clear seawater
  • Accessible by airplane via “N. Kazantzakis” Heraklion Airport & by ferry via Heraklion Harbour


Comfortable guestrooms, spacious open-plan suites with white-coloured furniture, white wooden floor or fabulous villas featuring exclusive services, indulgent high-tech details, such as private gyms, state-of-the-art bathrooms and hydromassage bathtubs offering direct access to a designated private beach area with gazebos and exclusive beach service.

  • 212 guestrooms, bungalows, suites & villas, many with private pools
  • An amazing seafront suites & villas collection
  • Famous Class services at selected suites and villas
  • Free of charge full WiFi coverage in all hotel areas and guest rooms


Generous spaces, open-air courtyards and the fresh Cretan breeze of the Aegean invigorates you with sea aura.
Savor our inspired menus at the unique “Amirandes’ Plaz” !
Cretan food, Asian cuisine & Italian specialties will make every meal a new dining experience with contemporary decor, unique atmosphere and impeccable service. 


Endless blue by the swimming pool, the exotic lagoons and the infinite sea. Two coves of fine golden sand lapped by pristine waters with changing cabins and showers, while a private section of beach is accessible to guests residing in the resort’s villas with pavilions, sunbeds with mattresses and beach service.

The Resort boasts 61 pools, the Olympic-sized seawater outdoor pool for all guests use, the children’s pool, 1 indoor pool at the Elixir Alchemy Spa and 58 private pools.


Amirandes is geared to family and sport friendly guests with an abundance of activities. For relaxing or energetic outdoor activities, mesmerising live music and dance shows, summer elegant parties on the beach, modern fitness and wellness programmes and various sports opportunities.

  • Daytime activities include Morning Gymnastics, Sunrise Yoga, Water Gymnastics, Tennis Courts (Villa guests only), Fitness room, Aerobics, Pilates, Table Tennis, Basketball, Beach volleyball, Mini Soccer, Boccia
  • 3 floodlit Tennis courts (2 Astroturf & 1 GreenSet, free of charge for villa guests only), Tennis instructor, Rackets and balls available (free of charge)
  • Watersports school, Wind-surfing, Sailing, Pedal boats, Canoes, Kayak, Jet skis, Boat Safari, Fishing excursions
  • Crete Golf Club (10km), Horse Riding (10’ driving distance), Water City - Crete’s largest water park (10’ driving distance), Dinosauria Park, The CretAquarium, Mountain Bike Centre (nearby), Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Various live music performances, dance shows, outdoor cinema & parties in the evening


Family holidays at Amirandes are all about kids enjoying themselves and parents being able to relax. Kids summer camp, discovery adventures, Grecoland clubs with creative activities, child-friendly blue flag beach, sports, golf academy, water games and much more!

  • GRECOLAND activities for children 4-12 years, 6 days per week
  • GRECOTEENS: Activities for teenagers 13-17 yrs
  • GRECOBABY equipment, Baby-sitting (on request) & infant food
  • Tasty Corner – free kids dining & kids menus at the a la carte restaurants


A true sanctuary for the sense - the next best things to Heaven. Guests facilities include an indoor pool, signature treatments using organic plants and extracts from Crete’s rare, aromatic herbs and Ayurvedic therapies by Indian therapists, fitness room and a beauty centre. Opening Hours 10:00 - 19:00 Daily.


  • Jewellery, clothing & holiday boutiques
  • Charisma Jewellery Boutique
  • Library with Wi-Fi Internet
  • Free of charge full WiFi coverage in all hotel areas and guest rooms
  • Private Greek Orthodox Chapel
  • Outdoor amphitheatre / cinema
  • Watersports Centre (sailing, canoeing, kayak)
  • Meetings & Function spaces
  • Internet Corner / TV Room
  • 24h WhatsApp Concierge
  • Animals are not permitted in the hotel


Enter into the world of our Guest Portal and discover a plethora of activities, dining options, relaxing treatments, exclusive privileges and many more!

The Guest Portal presents all the provided services of the hotel and gives you the opportunity to use them properly. It’s a tool, from which you could receive any valuable piece of information concerning your stay inside & outside of the hotel.

To access the portal, just visit the website

Whether you are already in-house or have planned a future stay, you may:
  • Make online reservations for a la carte Restaurants
  • Make online reservations for treatments and unique services at the spa & wellness activities
  • Order online Room Service or Baby Food
  • Discover useful information about facilities, benefits, offers, weather forecasts, tips and advices before and during your stay
  • Organize your stay, plan your entertainment program and participate into the various events
  • Participate in all Hotel's activities: indoor & outdoor, kids activities, local experiences and more


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