Data Sheet

Star rating:
Open: April to October
Total number of rooms: 121
Total number of beds: 235
Drandaki 17, Platanias
Crete Island
Email /nospam/minos_mare/deletethis/_at_greekhotel_dot_/deletethis/com
Telephone +30 28310 50388
Fax +30 28310 53310
Beach icon To the beach: 3 m
Airport icon To the airport: 75 kms
Port icon To the port: 5 kms
City icon To the city: 5 kms
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The four stars Minos Mare Hotel is located at the beach of Platanias, with a spectacular view over the emerald-blue waters of the northern Cretan coastline.

Our complex consists of apartments and accommodation in the main building, surrounded by local and tropical flora and flowers of all colours.

Minos Mare Hotel: "Here, you can experience serenity."

The hotel offers ideal conditions for holidays, with the highest quality of personalized service and standards.

Services Dining   Amenities   Recreation   Recreational services   Cancellation policy  
The following are the excellent services we provide our guests:
- Guest Relations & services
- 24-hours reception. Concierge services include: general
information, Messages, Films development,
Wake Up calls, Car Rental, Excursions,
Airline information.
- Currency Exchange Credit cards acceptable (Visa,
MasterCard, Amex, Maestro)
- Bellboy service
- Medical Care (on call 24-hours).
Chemist 700 m / Hospital 5 km.
- Baby sitting, cots and baby food (upon request)
- Secretarial and business services
- Postal Services - Express Courier Service
- Dry cleaning-laundry service (with extra charge)
- 24-hours Security
- Managers Special cocktails for Repeat clients
- Environmental actions

Relax and rejuvenate in your private guest room. Contemporary style will greet you at your door. The rooms offer you all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay.
- Air-conditioning & heating in all rooms
- Private balcony or terrace
- Color satellite TV
- Individually controlled lighting
- Direct-dial telephone
- Radio (music channels )
- Safe deposit box
- Fridge
- Individual bathroom
- Exclusive toiletries
- Hairdryer in the bathroom
- Daily maid service
- Wheelchair accessible
- 220V power sockets (adapters available)
- Electric shaver socket
- Window net

Every detail is a pleasure to the eye in our Minos Mare Suites. Designed to combine contemporary style and elegance, surrounded with large gardens with different local and tropical trees and flowers they offer a fabulous panorama view over the emerald-blue waters of the northern Cretan coastline.
Our Junior Suites and Junior Family Suites with sofa in living room, ideal spot to take advantage of the first rays of sunlight or the warm summer nights, have facilities as individually controlled A/C, Satellite LCD Television, safe deposit box, private balcony or terrace with window net in balcony door, direct dial telephone, sparkling wine & flowers upon arrival, complimentary filled fridge (with local wine, soft drinks, juices, mineral water, chocolates and peanuts), coffee/tea making facilities (with complimentary Nescafe and tea bags), DVD Player with a choice of dvd discs, mini CD & radio player, private bathroom with bath and magnifying mirror, bathrobe, slippers, bathroom scales, towel radiator, hairdryer and direct dial telephone in the bathroom.

Take the opportunity and train yourself during your stay in our hotel, at our fitness corner and offer yourself the luxury of sauna or a relaxing and revitalizing massage.

Being our aim the best coverage of our guests’ needs, we provide them facilities such as:
- Sauna & Shower rooms
- Massage Room
- Fitness Corner
- Children’s Playground for our young friends
- Guests’ shower room (for departures - in each floor)
- Internet corner
- TV-Video Room with Digital projector
- Mini-market
- Jewellery shop
- Luggage Storage
- Small lending Library
- Lift
- Complimentary Car parking
- Wheelchair accessible

Minos Mare Hotel can facilitate business conferences, seminars, social events and celebrations in the fully equipped hall “Phaedra”.
- Air-conditioning & heating
- All latest electronic equipment
- Capacity for about 140 people (theater style: 150 pax,
classroom style: 100 pax, U-shape: 40-60 pax, banquet
style: 80-100 pax, reception cocktail: 130 pax).
- Private area for coffee breaks.
- Dimensions 15m x 13m x 3m.
- Area 195 sqm.
- Hospitality desk
- Special notice boards, microphones, flip charts,\
overhead & slide, projectors and video, secretarial
assistance, hostess services.
- Press office and photographers are also available
on request.

Main Restaurant Ambrosia:

Having in mind our guests’ best nutrition, we offer them the chance to visit our main restaurant Ambrosia and choose among several exquisite dishes and drinks.
It serves form early in the morning American breakfast in buffet and in the evening, dinner with international and Greek specialties.

Carefully selected ingredients of the local land and our chef’s creativity, present you our hot point, the famous Cretan cuisine, the perfect combination of healthy food and gastronomic pleasure, always accompanied by the most famous Cretan wines.

Additionally, our hotel provides some extra facilities which are convenient for our guests as:
- Early and late breakfast
- Late arrival meal
- Non-smoking area
- Childrens’ high – chairs (at no extra cost)

Beach Bar & Restaurant Poseidon:

In a perfect setting , next to the turquoise sea, at the beach bar & restaurant Poseidon, our guests have the opportunity to combine their meals with the pleasure of the Aegean Sea’s breeze and enjoy a long drink or choose from local recipes of Crete.
Evenings in the Poseidon are a veritable homage to days of rare fulfillment. The exclusive cousine is rounded off by a select choice of wines and invites you to partake of an epicurean experience in incomparable surroundings.

" Pure enjoyment for all the senses."


Pool Bar Aphrodite:

Pool bar Aphrodite is a delightful bar where guests can enjoy refreshing drinks and their favorite cocktails or taste our variety of snacks and wonderful fresh pasta, prepared with much love and skill by our executive chef, relaxing to the strains of soft music.

Our guests can alternatively enjoy the coolness of the shady cafeteria under the pergolas.

And towards the evening, the pool bar is an excellent spot to watch the sun set gradually whilst nursing your favorite drink and making a toast to the good life.

Lobby Bar Ariadne:

Located in the center of the main building is the Lobby Bar Ariadne which is the meeting point before or after dinner for an aperitif or after-dinner liqueur. A refreshing cocktail, a wonderfully-aged cognac or a fine traditional raki.
• Accessible facilities • Air conditioning • Children's play area • Conference facilities • Indoor pool • Internet services • Laundry/Valet service • Lounges/bars • Outdoor pool • Parking • Poolside snack bar • Restaurant • Safe deposit box • Shops and commercial services
The Minos Mare Hotel has one of the most extensive sports and entertainment menus. From youngsters to the young-at-heart, from morning to night, from active to passive - there’s something to suit everyone.

- Sauna
- Massage
- Fitness corner (free of charge)
- Outdoor gymnastic area

Water sports (near by):
- Professional instructors
- Windsurfing
- Water-skiing
- Pedaloes
- Parasailing
- Catamaran sailing
- Wet bikes
- Canoes

Mountain Bike Centre:
- Training & excursions
- Rental
- Technical service

Extra Activities:
- Table tennis
- Beach volleyball
- Giant chess
- Billiard

At our pool and beach areas, you can lay and relax under the bright and warm Cretan sun, as you enjoy your refreshing drinks and delicious ice-creams.

Our hotel provides:
- Large external swimming pool 440m3 and 210sqm-
with sunbeds and umbrellas (free of charge)
- Indoor swimming pool (heated – 105m3 & 54sqm)
- Paddling pool, sandy beach equipped with sunbeds
and umbrellas (on extra charge), so that every taste
can be fulfilled.
- Showers & WC by the beach.
- Umbrellas & sun beds (with extra charge)
- Lifeguard.

Please note that our beach is qualified with the Blue flag (, proof of our limpid, safe to swim, beach.

We also offer beach volley ball court, equipment for water sports upon request (close to the hotel).


To keep our guests always active and in motion, we give them many alternatives. The hotel's entertainment team offers a variety of activities from morning gym, aerobics and beach games to dancing lessons, evening shows and musical nights from the rich tradition of the island.

Day-time activities:
- Gymnastics
- Water gymnastics
- Beach volleyball
- Table tennis tournament
- Billiard tournament
- Backgammon lessons
- Scuba diving lessons in the swimming pool
- Boccia
- Darts tournament
- Greek cooking lessons
- Greek dances lessons
- Greek language lessons
- Children's activities

Evening entertaiment:
- Greek evening with live music and dancing group
- Magic show
- Crazy show
- Disco night
- Beach / Pool party
- Funny games
- Piano music
- Bingo
- Animation shows
- Wine tasting
- Video presentation about Crete
- Info presentation about sea turtles "Caretta Caretta"
Recreational services
• Children's pool • Gym
Cancellation policy
Cancellation policies vary from hotel to hotel. Most current and accurate cancellation policies will appear on your reservation form.

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Hotel view


Room view

Room view

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Beach view

Main Restaurant Ambrosia

Beach Bar & Restaurant Poseidon

Beach Bar & Restaurant Poseidon

Pool Bar Aphrodite

Children's play area

Sports - -Gym center

Sports - Volleyball

Phaedra Conference Hall