InterContinental Crete opened its doors | PHOTO

  • The second InterContinental in Greece is located in Agios Nikolaos, Crete
  • The luxury urban resort in the heart of the island welcomed its first guests offering high quality services

The long-awaited InterContinental Crete opened its doors on 17 June, marking a milestone, as it is the only InterContinental in Crete and the second to operate on Greek territory.

Strategically located along the picturesque coastline of Agios Nikolaos and with stunning views of Mirabello Bay, the InterContinental Crete represents the epitome of luxury accommodation in the heart of the island. With state-of-the-art facilities, InterContinental Crete is a joint venture between IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hines and Henderson Park, and is managed by Y&T Daskalantonakis Knossians Group, combining world-class hospitality with unparalleled comfort.

The location 

The InterContinental Crete is located just one hour from Heraklion Airport and is the perfect starting point for exploring Agios Nikolaos and eastern Crete. With thoughtful experiences, guests can immerse themselves in the culture and natural beauty of the region, from the archaeological sites to the traditional villages and picturesque landscapes of the island.

Hospitality with sea view

The hotel has 199 comfortable rooms and welcoming suites, many of which have private pools and connected areas, offering a wealth of options for every discerning traveller looking for a beautiful retreat. The architectural design by 3XN Architects and Diarchon Architects harmoniously combines contemporary aesthetics with traditional Cretan influences, creating a unique hospitality experience with art curation by Nikomachi Karakostanoglou.

Guests of the InterContinental Crete will enjoy modern amenities and stylish furnishings, with unrivalled views of the impressive Mirabello Bay. Whether they choose to relax in their suite or enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the common areas, the hotel ensures a stay that combines ultimate comfort with luxury.

High gastronomy with the signature of Executive Chef Nikos Roussos

The InterContinental Crete offers an unsurpassed culinary experience with three exceptional restaurants, each of which offers a culinary journey for lovers of fine dining. Under the guidance of two Michelin-starred Executive Chef Nikos Roussos, guests embark on a culinary journey that traverses the breadth of flavours of Greek cuisine.

The Knossos restaurant, with its stunning sea view, offers a unique gastronomic experience from morning till night. Starting the day with a rich breakfast buffet featuring local Cretan flavors, the restaurant continues at noon with an à la carte menu, offering light meals and main courses served either by the pool or in its elegant spaces. In the evening, it transforms into a luxurious space where guests can enjoy Mediterranean and Greek dishes with the best ingredients of the Cretan land, combining tradition with modern gastronomy, accompanied by an exquisite wine list.

Zeus, the hotel’s elegant Lobby Lounge Bar, is the ideal destination for those seeking a sophisticated atmosphere. Open from morning to midnight, the bar offers a wide selection of premium drinks, desserts and light snacks.

Minoan, located on the hotel’s impressive rooftop overlooking Mirabello Bay, offers the ultimate poolside experience, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views. Finally, cocktail lovers will find their own paradise at the hotel’s bars, under the guidance of the Bar Consultant, Ilias Stergiopoulos, who is recognized beyond the Greek borders and has worked with some of the most popular bars in Greece for 17 years.

Holistic wellness experience

Following the philosophy of holistic wellness, the Spa Center of InterContinental Crete goes beyond mere relaxation, focusing on the mind, body and spirit. Guests can indulge in ultimate rejuvenation at the Spa Center, which features an indoor heated pool, five private pampering suites, a steam room and sauna. For those wishing to stick to their fitness routine during their holiday, the fully equipped and naturally lit fitness centre provides everything they need to maintain their workout routine.

Combining business and leisure

InterContinental Crete is designed to meet the needs of both leisure and business travellers. In addition to luxurious accommodation and leisure options, the hotel features two state-of-the-art meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, making it an ideal destination not only for those seeking a tranquil getaway but also for travellers seeking a sophisticated venue for meetings or events.

“The opening of the InterContinental Crete is our second venture in Crete and specifically in Agios Nikolaos. Our partnership with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest hotel groups internationally, is a testament to our commitment to the further development and evolution of Crete, a destination with a great tourism tradition,” said Paul Gomopoulos, Senior Managing Director and Head of Hines Greece.

Tina & Yannis Daskalantonakis reported: “We are excited to introduce InterContinental Crete to our distinguished guests. As part of the Knossians Group portfolio, this hotel represents our commitment to provide luxurious and memorable experiences. InterContinental Crete not only expands our footprint in the region, but also embodies the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Crete. We look forward to welcoming guests to a destination where world-class hospitality meets the island’s timeless charm.”

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