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Daios Cove, Crete, Greece

In a private and secluded cove - Daios Cove - this 5 star hotel is built of local stone and blends harmoniously into the hillside. 

The accommodation for families is superb especially the 1 bedroom villas which have gorgeous views, plenty of space to be if your children are asleep and the adult bedroom can be accessed without disturbing the kids. Even the deluxe rooms are more spacious than many.

The hotel welcomes couples and families alike so you will not be overrun with other families but with a children's club from 4 months run by reputable World wide kids to Ofsted standards you can relax and be certain your children will have fun and be well cared for.

For more information on the area of Crete, take look at our destination guide

No of rooms: 261 rooms and suites, 39 villas

Check in/check out: 3pm/12 noon

Highlights...

  • Private sandy cove
  • Infinity sea water swimming pool
  • Spa with 2 indoor pools, fitness centre, wet area with steam room and sauna.
  • 2 tennis courts
  • watersports (external company): water skiing, pedaloes, rings, kayaking
  • PADI dive centre
  • Sundeck and pier with sea access
  • Free WiFi access

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All rooms offer King Size bed, marble bathrooms, a/c, LCD media-hub, ipod docking station with alarm, minibar, complimentary WiFi, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, daily turn down service including complimentary bottle of water.

NB the hotel currently charges 75 Euros per stay for putting up safety fence around any individual pools (free for 2 bedroom family villas).

PROMO Deluxe Room Sea View

Spacious, elegantly designed rooms with a spacious bedroom and open plan sitting area, marble bathroom with bath and separate shower cabin. Balcony.

42 m2

Sleeps up to 2 adults plus 1 child (up to 11 years)

Deluxe Room Sea View

Spacious, elegantly designed rooms with a spacious bedroom and open plan sitting area, marble bathroom with bath and separate shower cabin. Balcony with sea view.

42 m2

Sleeps up to 2 adults plus 1 child (up to 11 years)

Junior Suite Sea View with Private Pool

Elegantly designed rooms with a spacious bedroom and open plan sitting area, marble bathroom with bath and separate shower cabin. Outside terrace with private pool.

42 m2

Sleeps up to 2 adults plus 1 child (up to 11 years)

1 Bedroom Suite Sea View

Spacious bedroom, separate living room, marble bathroom with bath and separate shower cabin. Private terrace with views over the sandy cove and sea.

65 m2

Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and up to 2 children (up to 11 years)

1 Bedroom Suite Sea View with Pool

Spacious bedroom, separate living room, marble bathroom with bath and separate shower cabin. Private terrace with pool and lovely views over the sandy cove and sea.

65 m2

Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and up to 2 children (up to 11 years)

1 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool

Superb option for families with 1 double bedroom downstairs and the living room/children's bedroom on ground level. Fully secure and main bedroom can be accessed without going through children's room.

All villa guests are members of the Cove Club: breakfast served at the Ocean Restaurant, reserved section on beach, dedicated concierge.

95m2

Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults, 2 children (up to 11 years) and 1 child (up to 2 years) in a cot

2 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool

1 double bedroom, bathroom and living room upstairs and a second bedroom and additional bathroom downstairs.

All villa guests are members of the Cove Club: breakfast served at the Ocean Restaurant, reserved section on beach, dedicated concierge.

115m2

Sleeps up to 4 adults or 2 adults plus up to 3 children (up to 11 years)

2 Bedroom Family Villa with Private Pool

1 double bedroom, bathroom and living room upstairs and a second bedroom and additional bathroom downstairs. Equipped with family extras such as pool fencing, stairgates, kettle etc.

All villa guests are members of the Cove Club: breakfast served at the Ocean Restaurant, reserved section on beach, dedicated concierge.

115m2

Sleeps up to 4 adults or 2 adults plus up to 3 children (up to 11 years)

2 Bedroom Wellness Villa with Private Pool

Similar to the 2 Bedroom Villa with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a living room but in addition there is a Finnish sauna, running machine and oversized round bathtub. Terrace with Pool and Sea views.

All villa guests are members of the Cove Club: breakfast served at the Ocean Restaurant, reserved section on beach, dedicated concierge.

125m2

Sleeps up to 4 adults or 2 adults plus up to 3 children (up to 11 years)

Dine around programme for guests on half board

Greek Tavern: Open for lunch and dinner

Overlooking the cove, healthy Cretan specialities for lunch and Mediterranean cuisine for dinner.

A la Carte, guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals in this restaurant.

Ocean Club: Open for dinner for all and breakfast for villa guests.

Sophisticated décor overlooking the infinity pool and cove, serving contemporary fresh Italian cuisine.

A la Carte, guests onhalf board can receive a credit towards meals in this restaurant.

Pangea: Open for breakfast and dinner

A buffet restaurant offering international dishes and theme nights.

Guests on half board can eat at this restaurant.

Beach Bar: Open for lunch

Serving drinks, light snacks and fresh salads at the bar or served to your sunlounger.

In-room Dining: 24 hour room service if you prefer to eat in your room, on your balcony or terrace.

Not all restaurants and bars may open in low season, as this will depend on occupancy levels.  The operation of outdoor restaurants is subject to weather conditions.

Babysitting

yes, arranged via the children's club. 1 child at €12 per hour, 2 at €16 and 3 children at €18 per hour. After 2300h there is an additional €16 fee to cover transport home. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. There is a babysitting cancellation fee of €20, if 24 hours notice isn't given.

Crèche

Located in a purpose built building. 4 months to 3 years, every day except Wednesday, 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm. For children aged 4 – 23 months charges are €40 per session, €56 Euros for 2 sessions in the same day and for children 24-47 months it is €32 Euros per session, €45 for 2 sessions in the same day. Run by Worldwide Kids according to UK standards & regulations.

Children’s' Club

Same location as creche but with a separate room. 4 - 11 years, every day except Wednesday, 10am - 1pm and 3pm - 6pm. Complimentary.

Baby/toddler equipment

Complimentary: Cots, highchairs available in all restaurants

Dining

Kids menus in all restaurants. Supervised children's supper 6pm - 7pm daily except Wednesday for 4 - 11 year olds, at extra charge for Bed and Breakfast guests.

Beach

Gently shelving sandy cove.

Pool

Separate children's pool adjacent to adults.

Useful

In all room types - complimentary kettle, WiFi, baby cot.

First Aid

Nearest Doctors Clinic KM, Pharmacy KM and Hospital KM. The Doctor will visit the resort

Special services and facilities in the two and three bedroom family villas which are:

  • Children's welcome gift
  • Tailor-made kids' menu, worth €15 per child, per day
  •  Complimentary welcome snack box for children up to 12 years
  •  Child-sized bathrobe and slippers
  •  Baby bathroom amenities
  • Free use of the tennis court (morning hours), free rackets and balls
  • One free family snorkeling session or one ride on an inflatable from our water sports centre
  •  Mother's back & neck massage by Anne Semonin

Facilities

  •  Pool fencing and Staircase fence
  • Baby phones
  • Bottle warmer/sterilizer, Kettle
  • Baby bath/changer
  •  High-chair
  •  Stroller
  • Toilet seat or baby potty
  •  Food set
  •  Stool for wash basin:

The area...

Set against the backdrop of a secluded bay, Daios Cove nestles on a hillside on the beautiful northern coast of Crete. The main town of Agios Nikolaos is just a 10 minute  taxi ride, where you can find a range of restaurants, bars and shops and an interesting port.

From here you can take a  boat trip to the famous Spinalonga Island, a fortress and former Leper colony famed in the book ‘The Island’ by Victoria Hislop.

Crete has numerous archaeological sites too with Knossos being well worth a visit – the myth of the lair of the Minotaur will keep the children entertained!

What will the weather be like...

Crete is the most southerly of the Greek Islands and therefore on average is warmer and there is less chance of rain than more northerly Greek destinations.

June – September inclusive expect long sunny day with 10 -13 hours sunshine, virtually no rainfall and daily average highs of 26-29 degrees and warm nights rarely dropping below 20 degrees. There is a chance of a mini heatwave with temperatures well over 30 degrees mostly in July or August.

May and October remain sunny with 6 – 8 hours of sunshine, with on average 3-4 days that have some rain in the month (much less likely than Northern Greece) and temperatures consistently in the mid 20’s. The sea should be lovely and warm in October too.