Daios Cove

Crete, Greece

Time seems to stand still on the mythic island of Crete. Thanks to its unique mediterranean climate, Crete is a demanded destination with a long season from mid April to October. Set on the tranquil Vathi beach in Crete, the Daios Cove Resort and Luxury Villas is one of the finest 5 star hotels in Agios Nikolaos. Near the town — yet on the secluded beach of Vathi this luxury resort in Crete enjoys an exclusive elegant and serene location. In a private cove amidst blue skies, a crescent of sand and the calm of the Mediterranean these jewel is an awe-inspiring escape.
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Hotel guide

Facilities

  • Space to live, space to breathe. All rooms have it, and more. 39 villas, 261 luxury rooms & suites and 165 private sea water pools. They are ultra-generously proportioned (an incredible 42m2) and beautifully designed and furnished with a lush, fresh, ergonomic contemporary look. All rooms feature state-of-the-art facilities and technology.
  • Spa: On 2.500 m2 Daios Cove offers a range of treatments using revitalising and purifying products from the French spa specialist, Anne Semonin; while the luxurious surroundings include two exclusive spa suites, a Finnish sauna, hydro-massage and a Thai massage studio.

Our favourite

  • With a fantastic range of luxury yachts and sailing boats, Daios Cove offers to its privileged guests thrilling boat trips to some of the most stunningly beautiful beaches, such as Kolokitha and Krio.

Wine & Dine

  • Pangea - A truly international buffet-style food bazaar, offering a tasty array of spectacular delicacies from all over the world — and special theme nights, too.
  • Taverna - A Greek à la carte venue overlooking the cove which has a special ambience, particularly at night. Taverna serves superb local specialties with a fine selection of Greek and international wines. Fish is a must-taste dish here with a fresh catch arriving every day by kaiki boat, destined for your plate.
  • Ocean Restaurant - Overlooking the infinity pool and the cove, the Ocean restaurant is a picturesque setting for à la carte dinner, with a menu which offers a taste of modern Italy with a fine dining twist. The Ocean also serves breakfast exclusively to Villa guests.

Dresscode

  • Relaxed! Choose linen and comfortable summer wear

Budget

  • Rooms from € 400 / DAY including VAT

Local guide

Worth getting out of bed for

  • Knossos - The largest archaeological site on Crete is also one of the most elaborate and best preserved monuments in the whole of Greece. A Bronze Age Minoan palace, excavated in 1878 and again in the early part of the 20th century, Knossos is a feast for the eyes — but it’s also said to be the location of famous Greek myths

When to go

  • Spring and late summer are lovely times. High season months are June, July and August. Several summer cultural events take place during august

Good to know

  • On Crete everything is myth, legend and history: the mountains, the grottoes, the gorges, the trees, the stones and even the scent of the shrubs in bloom

Don't miss

  • Water sports centre - With expert tuition and supervision from the trained water sports staff, guests can take a fast trip around the bay on a water-ski or fun-ride or take it easy in a canoe or pedalo. Private yachts, motorboats and catamarans are available for rent and sail, too.
  • Culture at the Cove - Create a bespoke excursion to one of the many must-see locations on Crete; or book a cookery lesson, experience a cocktail-making masterclass or enjoy a wine-tasting session. Then there’s a programme of music, including DJ nights and our Culture at the Cove live events under the stars, featuring everything from traditional Greek to latin and jazz.

How to get there

  • Heraklion airport is one hour away by car. Served by Condor, Thomas Cook, Easy Jet and Lufthansa
  • We recommend a car rental at the airport. Alternatively take a taxi to get to the Hotel. Book a taxi in advance through the Hotel

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