St. Nicolas Bay Resort & Villas

St. Nicolas Bay Resort & Villas

Endless sea views, Greek cosiness and excellent service - you will find all that at the St. Nicolas Bay Resort & Villas. Located a short distance from fashionable Agios Nikolaos, this classy hotel offers everything for an unforgettable vacation. You will find several restaurants, wonderful swimming pools, a beautiful private beach and much more. Facilities abound, and yet the hotel has managed to retain an authentic and warm character. You have come to the right place for a relaxing vacation in style.


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8 3bedroom thalassa villa private pool



The hotel is open from mid-April to the end of October.


137 rooms, 7 villas and 1 'studio villa'.


Check-in is from 3pm. Check-out is possible until 12 noon. Late check-out possible on request.


From 550 euros.


  • Climate change resilience tax is 10 euros per room per day.


The name Saint Nicolas Bay, Agios Nikolaos in Greek, refers to the patron saint of sailors. The well-known fishing town of the same name, called 'Aïos' for short by the Cretans, is also named after him. 150 years ago, the town had only 150 inhabitants, but today it is one of the richest and liveliest places in Crete. Bustling terraces, colourful tavernas where mezédes still taste like they do in Greece, the blue sea ...: Áïos has it all.

About the rooms

All rooms are spacious and spread across several bungalows. They all have sea views and modern furnishings. In every room, you'll enjoy a Nespresso coffee on your own balcony or terrace. The marble bathrooms, with luxurious toiletries, complete the experience.

Our favourite room

Opt for one of the Club Suites and, in addition to a panoramic sea view, enjoy a very spacious terrace, where you can soak up the Cretan sun.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

The hotel has two outdoor seawater swimming pools, a separate children's pool and a cosy private sandy beach in a secluded bay. Beach towels, parasols and sun loungers are at your disposal.

Work out and wind down

Saint Nicolas Bay offers plenty of choice for sports enthusiasts. You can work on your fitness in the well-equipped gym, but also enjoy a wide range of water sports and carefully mapped out jogging routes. At the 'Poseidon Spa' you will find a heated indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, hammam, hydro- and aromatherapy and various body treatments.


At this family-run hotel, everyone is welcome. Yet the atmosphere always remains pleasantly quiet, so this is also the ideal destination for couples. For the (very) little ones, there is a cinema and free Miniclub. The kids' club is open from 4 to 11 years old.

16 the labyrinthos restaurant

Food & Drink

top table

On the terrace of Blue Bay restaurant, you table with your feet almost in the sand.

dress code

Casual beach wear for Blue Bay restaurant. At restaurants Minotaure and Labyrinthos, a more formal outfit is expected for dinner.

In the morning you will enjoy a rich breakfast buffet in Club House restaurant, on the terrace with sea view in fine weather. Half-board guests dine at Labýrinthos restaurant, with local and international dishes in buffet style. In the afternoon, a light lunch is available at à la carte restaurant Blue Bay on the beach. Gastronomic restaurant Minotaure, with daily live piano and orchestral music, serves both Mediterranean and Asian-influenced dishes. Kafeníon, located on the beach, pampers guests with Greek specialities and fresh fish.

25 new outdoor freshwater pool


Saint Nicolas Bay is quietly located on a peninsula, right by the sea, overlooking the blue bay of Mirabello, 2 km from the fishing port of Áïos Nikólaos. Eloúnda is 9 km away, Mália 20 km away, Ierápetra 60 km away and Heráklion 69 km away. Bus stop is about 200 metres away.

Are you travelling by plane?

Heraklion Airport is 60 km from the hotel.


Several options are available for transfer, both private and shared.

Do you have a (rental) car?

There is free outdoor parking at the hotel.

Caractère review

Very romantic and beautifully located accommodation hotel, with attention to detail and where great importance is attached to personal and professional service. Dining under the stars on the terrace of Restaurant 'Minotaure' or the 'Kafeníon' is an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended!

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