This luxury, five star beach resort is located in what most people would describe as ‘an idyllic spot’ on the sandy beach of Vathi, just 7 kilometres away from Aghios Nikolaos and 75 kilometres away from Heraklion International airport – translated into a transfer time from airport to resort of approximately one hour. From the Cove you will enjoy magical views of the Mediterranean, a lovely sandy beach and beautiful natural surroundings, which Crete is so famous for.
There is a wealth of accommodation options to choose from at Daios Cove from the Deluxe Sea View Rooms to the those room and suite options with private pools. The villa options provide more space and are ideal for larger families, for those guests looking for a wellness experience there is a two bedroom ‘wellness’ villa option with Finnish Sauna and treadmill!
During your stay at Daios Cove you may want to schedule in time for a spa treatment (or two!) The spa offers a range of spa packages and treatments in tranquil and luxurious surroundings.
There are three restaurants to choose from in resort including two a la carte options. The hotel has three bars to choose from including the Beach Bar and uber trendy and contemporary Crystal Box where you can indulge in a cocktail and take in the sunset.
Villa guests benefit from all the services provided by the Cove Club. Breakfast is served in the Ocean Restaurant, there is a ‘villas' section on the beach, dedicated guest concierge, daily newspapers, a designated parking area, booking facility for the resorts restaurants (including priority status) and a private heated sea water pool.
Perfect for the Family
The resort is a firm favourite with families who value the amazing crèche and Kids Club which is supervised by UK childcare experts. The beach is child friendly, plus there is a babysitting service available to make sure that every member of the holiday gets a chance to rest and relax.
The Crèche takes care of children between the ages of 4 months and 4 years – this is a chargeable facility and needs to be pre-booked.
The Children’s Club caters for the 4 – 12 year olds, and for the older children there is a program of activities to make sure the incentive is there for everyone to get out and to make new friends. The team responsible for providing child care are multi-lingual and are trained to ensure that the children have fun whilst remaining safe and secure. 24 hour medical care is available, there are children’s menus, an outdoor playground, a kids friendly beach and more…
Spa and Watersports
The resorts Spa offers a range of treatments and products by Anne Semonin. The Spa team will help you to tailor make a plan just for you. There are a wide range of massage options, skin treatments, polishes and wraps. There is also a menu of other ‘enhancement treatments’ including a range of hair nail treatments and options.
If you want a change of pace, check out the water-sports facilities, including water-skiing, scuba diving, canoeing or if land orientated activities are more your thing then you can choose from tennis, fitness training, pilates and yoga. The resort also has some classy evening entertainment in the form of dancing and live events.
Facilities & Amenities
Leisure & Activities
Places of Interest The beauty of being close to so many Cretan places of interest is that you can visit nearby gems like Elounda, sites of historical interest including Spinalonga (a famous fortress converted into a leper colony in the early 20th century and written about sensitively in the famous novel by Victoria Hislop “The Island”) - monasteries, cathedral and the world renown Palace of Knossos.
For those guests wishing to stay a little closer to resort Agios Nikolaos is an interesting town. With a population of just over 10,000 there are some interesting shops to wander round and there is also the harbour and the lagoon (which has some great restaurants for lunch!)
Visiting Crete is like discovering a treasure trove of cultural and historic places of interest. Here are just two to consider when planning your holiday. The Palace of Knossos was discovered in 1878 and subsequent excavations have revealed an archaeological gem and is worthy of half day or day visit with a guide. Spinalonga is situated on the North East Coast (official name Kalydon) started life as a part of the island but, thanks to human intervention is was carved out and became a fort as part of the island’s defence strategy. The island became a leper colony in the early part of the 20th century and was only abandoned for such purposes in the 1950′s.
Rooms & Suites
Deluxe Sea View
These rooms are all delightfully contemporary in style and offer fantastic sea views, one bedroom, open plan living room, marble lined bathroom with bathtub and shower cabin, private balcony.
Satellite TV/LCD media hub, I-Pod station, Wi-Fi, mini bar, complimentary tea & coffee service, air con/heating, private balcony, safe, room service.
Max Occupancy: 3 adults, or 2 adults & 1 child 42 sq mtrs.
(Deluxe Sea View Rooms with Individual Pool are also available).
Junior Suite Sea View & Private Pool
The Junior Suites offer a spacious and combined living and bedroom area. There is a separate bathroom with bath and shower along with a terrace and a sea water pool where you can enjoy the beautiful sea views.
Satellite TV/LCD media hub, I-Pod station, Wi-Fi, mini bar, Egyptian linen bedding, bathrobes, complimentary tea & coffee service, air con/heating, safe, room service, private balcony with sea water swimming pool.
Max Occupancy: 3 adults, or 2 adults & 1 child 30-42 sq mtrs.
One Bedroom Suite Sea View
The One Bedroom Sea View Suites offer a bedroom, separate living room and a luxurious bathroom with bath and shower. Suites offers a private terrace and a fine view of the Cove and Mediterranean Sea.
Satellite TV/LCD media hub, I-Pod station, Wi-Fi, mini bar, Egyptian linen bedding, bathrobes, complimentary tea & coffee service, air con/heating, safe, room service, private terrace.
Max Occupancy: 3 adults, or 2 adults & 2 children, or 2 adults & 1 child & 1 infant. 50-65 sq mtrs.
(One Bedroom Suites with Sea View and Private Pool are also available).
The Villas at the Daios Cove all enjoy a superb location and benefit from having their own private pool, balcony and terrace. The villas are suitable for parties of differing sizes with even the smallest villa being able to accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, the largest villa – a three bedroom option suitable for up to six adults or 2 adults and up to 5 children (perfect for larger families or family groups).
For villa guests there is the additional benefit of having all that The Cove Club has to offer. From breakfast in the Ocean Restaurant to a dedicated section of the beach there are lots of other lovely touches including a choice of pillows, newspapers, designated villa guest parking area, guest concierge along with a private, heated swimming pool.
Choose from - One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool - Two Bedroom Villa with Private Pool - Two Bedroom Family Villa with Private Pool - Two Bedroom Wellness Villa with Private Pool: - Three Bedroom Family Villa with Private Pool: - The Mansion
Ocean Restaurant – This is where villa guests can enjoy their breakfast. By night this sophisticated Italian restaurant offers an extensive la carte menu with a fine dining “twist”. Pre-booking at the Ocean is typically a must. The Ocean Restaurant overlooks the cove and the infinity pool.
The Taverna – Is everything (and more) that you would expect to find at a traditional Greek Taverna with the added benefit that it enjoys an amazing view of the cove. Given the restaurants sea side setting it probably isn’t that surprising that the Taverna offers a wide selection of Greek dishes with a focus on fresh, locally caught fish. This is a perfect spot for a romantic dinner.
Pangea – Offers an international buffet menu. Pangea literally translates in Greek to “all of the earth”, this gives you an idea of the range of the buffet, all enjoyed in a lovely setting. The great thing about a buffet offering is the special theme nights which ensures you palate will always have something to look forward to.
Crystal Box – If you are looking for a perfect setting to enjoy a pre or post dinner cocktail whilst making the most of this wonderful location, head for the Crystal Box. This striking bar offers a range of cocktail options including a signature section where you can enjoy a range of fresh and inspiring ingredients – a ‘must do’ for every fan and connoisseur of the cocktail.
Ocean Bar – Is ideally positioned to enjoy a cocktail without ever needing to leave the pool – perfect for those long, hot Greek summer days. There is a wide range of cocktails to choose from, with lots of familiar cocktail names along with a few that might surprise and intrigue you.
The Beach Bar – Serves a range of cocktails, drinks and snacks. You don’t even need to leave your lounger to enjoy a drink, the team will look after you with orders taken and delivered right to your lounger.
We can arrange flights from most UK airports and will work with you to select the most suitable travel options for your party. We can arrange private transfers to the resort or car hire if you prefer. For passengers travelling with children let us know what type of seats you require for the children for the transfer and we will do our best to arrange for you.
Time Difference: GMT +2 hours
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