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BEACH & POOLS

Endless blue by the swimming pool, the exotic lagoons and the infinite sea. Two coves of fine golden sand awarded with the “Blue Flag” as complying with the directives of the European programme: water quality, environmental management, safety, services and facilities, environmental education and information.

Beach amenities include:
  • Changing cabins, showers, sunbeds with mattresses, beach towels and umbrellas
  • Complimentary mineral water & fruit served to your umbrella once a day
  • A private section of beach accessible to guests residing in the resort’s villas with reserved gazebos, attended by discrete beach staff

POOLS
The Resort boasts:
  • 1 Olympic-size Seawater Main Pool 960 m²
  • 1 Children’s Fresh water Pool 49 m²
  • 1 Indoor Fresh water Spa Pool 52 m² (heated April & October)
  • 2.000m² palm-fringed lagoons
  • 58 private Amirandes ‘Star Pools’ with star lights, temperature control and smooth current, available for suite & villa residents
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ENTERTAINMENT

Amirandes hotel in Crete is geared to family and sports 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
Fitness & Wellness: Yoga, Aqua Gym, Fitness room with Technogym & Cybex cardio-fitness equipment including 2 elliptical trainers, 3 treadmills, 2 bikes, 2 weights benches, 1 Much fitness machine (back machine, brand: Technogym strength), Technogym weights

EVENING ACTIVITIES
Live Music every evening, Professional Entertainment and Dance Shows on selected evenings, DJ on selected evenings, Outdoor Cinema (weather permitting)

SUMMER SHOPPING
From top Greek brands to our own Agreco Farms and Eau de Grèce exclusive lines, there is something for everyone. Authentic gourmet food products, inspired by the world famous Cretan cuisine and the legendary Cretan culture and hospitality paired with a luxurious collection of fragrances and body care products that are the essence of Greece. Our boutiques boast sought-after accessories and fashion items. Look for Charisma collections, an exclusive Grecotel brand of the most elite and luxurious jewellery houses of the world.
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SPORTS

SPORTS & FUN
5x5 Mini Soccer, Basketball, Beach Volley, Table Tennis, Boccia, Amirandes Gym equipped with the latest Cardio-fitness equipment, Morning Gymnastics including fat-burning workouts, Aqua Gymnastics, Aerobics, Sunrise Yoga, Pilates

TENNIS CLUB
3 floodlit Tennis courts (2 Astroturf & 1 GreenSet, free of charge for villa guests only), Rackets and balls available (free of charge), Tennis coaching (extra charge)

MOUNTAIN BIKE CENTRE (Nearby)
Explore the beautiful prefecture of Crete on our fascinating mountain bike tours in order to learn more about the landscape, culture and the people who inhabit this fantastic island. For more information contact the front desk.

HORSE RIDING (Nearby)
Heraklion Horse-riding Club offers a range of lessons for all ages as well as excursions into the beautiful Cretan countryside, therapeutic riding sessions for children with special needs and group incentive options.
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WATERSPORTS

Water sports school, Windsurfing, Sailing, Pedal boats, Canoe and Kayak, Jet skis, Water ski with jet ski, Boat Safari, Fishing excursions

SCUBA DIVING (Nearby)
A PADI diving centre is situated near the hotel, offering lessons, excursions and equipment hire. Wreck, reef, wall, cave, drift and night dives are available for certified divers. Diving Courses for both seasoned divers as well as absolute beginners of all ages.
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THE LAGOON

NEW BOUTIQUES & A FIRE SPECTACLE

The lagoon at Amirandes is both glitzy and easy-going, with new boutiques making it a stylish spot. Posh jewellery, sought-after accessories, fashion & holiday boutiques offer a luxurious selection of international brands. When you are done with the most popular buys at Charisma Collections, an exclusive Grecotel brand of the most elite and luxurious jewellery houses of the world relax in our sunken lounges surrounded by illuminated water and flares for an upscale after-hours experience.
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GOLF ACADEMY IN CRETE

From golf maniacs to total amateurs, the Golf Academy in Crete will put the finishing strokes to your game. The Academy is 10 km away from Amirandes resort and features practice facilities including a chipping area, putting green and practice bunker.

The Crete Golf Club is a championship golf course - the only 18-hole golf course on the island of Crete and one of the most impressive golf courses of the Mediterranean, which holds a unique challenge and a pleasant experience for both golfers and visitors all year round.

It has been built to international PGA standards by architect Bob Hunt, a member of the English PGA. Each hole has been constructed separately and in harmony with the surrounding landscape, providing panoramic views of both the mountains of Crete and the Aegean Sea.

It has a mountain-style layout, it is meticulously maintained and at the same time it provides an ideal venue for international golf tournaments. Since 2012, it is host to the Grecotel Amirandes Ladies Open LET Access Series golf event and has also hosted the EGA Mens’ Challenge Trophy with great success in July 2008, while for 3 consecutive years the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am was played here.

Crete Golf Club Facilities & Services include Golf Academy, Clubhouse, Buggies, Clubs and baskets of range balls for hire, Bar & Restaurant & a Golf Shop.
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AGRECO

Grecotel’s Agreco Farm gives a whole new meaning to ‘real experience.’ On a 40-hectare estate near Rethymno, Crete, the traditional farm show cases centuries-old farming methods. The farm provides a fascinating insight into the organic production of the island’s simple and healthy food – a must for any visitor to Crete.

No trip to Agreco would be complete without a visit to the farm’s Taverna, where a sumptuous set menu of Cretan dishes is provided, based on the farm’s organic produce.
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