An exclusive resort with a secluded beachfront location and spectacular views of the Mirabello Gulf in Eastern Crete, offering a fresh and contemporary design coupled with exceptional service, fine cuisine and authentic Greek hospitalityContact Mason Rose
Why Stay Here?
Within walking distance from the trendy town of Aghios Nikolaos, St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel and Thalassa Villas in Eastern Crete is ideally situated in a secluded beachfront location with spectacular views of the Mirabello Gulf.
The newly renovated suites and villas bring a breathtakingly chic concept to the beachfront. Local architecture has been given a modern twist, resulting in spacious interiors with large terraces or balconies and magnificent sea views. The exclusive Studio and Club Suites, located front row to the sea come with their own seawater swimming pools, which are heated during the colder months.
St Nicolas Bay offers a supreme collection of gourmet eateries, all of which include innovative Cretan cuisine, using the finest local fresh ingredients, accompanied by live music. Restaurants include Labyrinthos, The Blue Bay, Minotaure, The Greek Kafenion, The Astra Bar, and Bonatsa Jetty Bar. There are different live music performances every night, there is a new wine cellar with a great selection of international and Greek vineyards, and there is also a new gastronomy experience at the Labyrinthos Restaurant for 2022.
A highlight is the world class Spa, which is offering new and exciting facial treatments at the Poseidon Spa thanks to the pioneering technology of ELEMIS BIOTEC, and new Oriental Style massage options offered by CINQ MONDES. Within the grounds are Marble Turkish steam baths and saunas, an indoor heated pool, luxurious treatment rooms with seawater Thalassotherapy pools next to the sea, and private verandas overlooking the Mirabello Bay. A variation of yoga sessions with the Resident Yoga Teacher for all levels are also on offer.
St Nicolas Bay offers an exclusive variation of private excursions around the island. These include a tour of Spinalonga Island by motorboat to explore its ancient history; a round-tour of Southern and Eastern Crete; a hike to the plateau of Lassithi and the Cave of Zeus; a visit to the Archaeological museum of Heraklion; as well as sailing boat tours, a variety of water sports, and hiking tours across the peninsula.
St. Nicolas Bay is renowned for supporting sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives. All future plans for the development of the hotel will be based around green practises. Its authentic architecture has solely been built using locally sourced materials, with stylish low buildings that integrate naturally into the surrounding landscape, gardens and olive tree forests. The cuisine served at the hotel is seasonal and produce is only sourced from local trusted companies and farms, as well as the in-house garden. St Nicolas Bay has been awarded the ‘Think Green’ award for using sustainable methods relating to solar power, recycling kitchen oil to produce soap and using ECOLAB cleaning products in rooms. It has also recently been awarded “The Green Key” – a prestigious eco-label that represents the commitment of the hotel to adhere to strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education, as well as the “Blue Flag” certificate, for maintaining cleanliness of the surrounding beach and seawater.