Staff Review

Staying at the St Nicolas Bay Resort in Crete

by The Kirker Team

I recently visited the Mediterranean island of Crete and had the opportunity to stay at the beautiful St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas. Located just outside in the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos, it is 15 minutes' drive from the picturesque town of Elounda. Agios Nikolaos itself has a lively harbour and several restaurants offering mouth-watering local seafood.'The resort is set in extensive, beautifully landscaped grounds, spread out along the rocky coast. All Kirker rooms have ocean views and terraces or balconies, but we would especially recommend the junior suites, suites or villas which have their own private pool, and are located right on the edge of the cliff, with stunning views. Set up to give you all the privacy you want, these rooms make you feel like you are the only ones there - perfect for a romantic special occasion.'The hotel is also an excellent choice for families, with many connecting rooms, and family suite or villa options which can accommodate up to 6 people. The kids' club and a dedicated children's pool complete the experience, and offer the peace of mind which means parents can truly relax for a few hours.'Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be enjoyed outside in one of the many al fresco restaurants, and both the Jetty Bar and the Astra champagne bar make a perfect setting for an aperitif or a sundowner. The buffet restaurant Labrynthos offers a wide variety of choices for dinner, but you can also opt for one of the a la carte restaurants - the Greek Kafenion restaurant, which offers delicious traditional Greek dishes and local wines, or the fine dining Minotaure restaurant, which offers Asian and innovative international cuisine.'The perfect destination for a relaxing summer holiday I would also recommend the St Nicolas Bay for a spring or autumn escape when the weather is wonderfully mild and warm but there are fewer crowds and excellent value for money.

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