This James Bond style über-contemporary resort rises out of the rocks all stunning glass walls and clean lines in a blindingly blue bay.

Slick stylish accommodations cling to the steep cliffs around the private cove and beach, providing breathtaking sea views from wherever you look. New this year are the incredibly contemporary ‘The Collection’ Suites which have all been refurbished to a very superior level with high-end furnishings, a neutral palette and a futuristic design. All rooms feature the very latest technology and lavish, marble-lined bathrooms. The resort recently added a vast Wellness Centre, KEPOS by Goco. With a holistic approach to health and fitness it offers an impressive array of state-ofthe-art facilities and activities in a 2500m² tranquil sanctuary with treatments boasting 111SKIN products, thermal and bathing areas and the very latest tech and approaches in the extensive gym and fitness studios.

Villas and suites are really special and include additional benefits such as complimentary Premium All-Inclusive – à la carte meals with a wide range of quality wine, cocktails, daily replenished mini-bar with wine and soft drinks and 24-hour room service as well as special touches such as unlimited ice-cream and healthy drinks at the beach and pool bar for children and dedicated concierge and breakfast in the exclusive Ocean Restaurant. The Deluxe Junior Suite and Deluxe Junior Suite with Individual Pool (42m²) also enjoy complimentary Premium All-Inclusive but with breakfast in Pangea restaurant.

The private sandy beach also has a choice of water sports including paddle boarding, canoeing and scuba diving. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy such as yoga, or the option to hire a private catamaran for the day. To help you get around three funicular lifts glide up and down the centre of the resort.

Restaurants include food by Alain Ducasse Conseil in Ocean, an open-air Beach House built into the cove, a traditional Greek taverna and inventive RHO (age 14+).

In the evenings there’s a cool programme (occasional) of DJ nights, live events and traditional Mediterranean and Cretan music under the stars. Hip Athens-based cocktail masters, the Clumsies (6th in the world’s 50 Best 2018), man the bars and their potions in a glass (created exclusively for Daios) are out-of-this-world.

Daios Cove: 251 rooms and suites, 39 villas  

Facilities

Spa

Swimming Pool

Gym

Room Service

Water Sports

Interconnecting Rooms

Evening Entertainment

Babysitting Service

Kid's Club

Transfers

50 minutes by car from Heraklion Airport.

Food & Drink

Daios Coves has five restaurants and three bars.

Pangea

A truly international buffet-style food bazaar, offering a tasty array of spectacular delicacies from all over the world and special theme nights.

Taverna

A Greek à la carte venue overlooking the cove which has a special ambience, particularly at night. Taverna serves superb local specialties with a selection of Greek and international wines. Fish is a must-taste dish here with a fresh catch arriving every day by kaiki boat, destined for your plate.

Ocean Restaurant

Overlooking the infinity pool and the cove, the Ocean Restaurant is a picturesque setting for à la carte dinner, with a menu which offers a taste of modern Italy with a fine dining twist.

Ocean Bar

Guests who want refreshments without interrupting their swim are able to enjoy drinks and snacks without even leaving the pool.

The Beach House

Refined yet unpretentious, The Beach House sits on an isolated coastal cove serving locally sourced ingredients with the flavours reminiscent of the Mediterranean and the Orient.

Crystal Box

At night, the cool, chic and contemporary Crystal Box shakes a mean cocktail with chill-out music. As its name suggests, the Crystal Box features vast windows which present spectacular views across the bay. A drink in the open-air, glass-walled Crystal Box bar is unmissable.

Childcare

Crèche (4 months - 4 years) at an extra charge and complimentary Children’s Club (age 4 - 11 years) by Worldwide Kids Company.
Babysitting available on request.

Crèche

Available to children aged four months - four years and managed by qualified nursery staff according to the UK standards and regulation.

Includes special children’s menus, baby listening, bottle warmer/steriliser, kettle, baby bath/changer, high chair, stroller, toilet seat, baby potty, food set, stool for the wash basin, pool fence, stair gate, children's welcome gift. Well-equipped with toys for indoor and outdoor play.

Children's Club

Available for ages four to 11-year-olds,
Facilities include:
- Children outdoor playground
- Pool games in hotel’s children's pool
- Programme of activities inside and outside.

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Offers

40% Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 12Apr24-17May24
For reservations confirmed by 20May24
N.B. 100% Pre-Payment is due to the hotel by 22May24

Rate Code: 40%

Complimentary Full Board Upgrade

Valid for stays between 12Apr24-05Jul24, 01Sep24-02Nov24
For reservations confirmed by 20May24
N.B. 100% Pre-Payment is due to the hotel by 22May24
Valid in: Deluxe Room Sea View and Deluxe Room Sea View With Individual Pool

Rate Code: FB

35% Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 18May24-05Jul24
For reservations confirmed by 20May24
N.B. 100% Pre-Payment is due to the hotel by 22May24
Valid in rooms: Deluxe Room Sea View, Deluxe Room Sea View with Individual Pool

Rate Code: 35%

15% Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 06Jul24-31Aug24
For reservations confirmed by 20May24
N.B. 100% Pre-Payment is due to the hotel by 22May24
Valid in: Suites and Villas

Rate Code: 15%

25% Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 06Jul24-13Sep24
For reservations confirmed by 20May24
N.B. 100% Pre-Payment is due to the hotel by 22May24
Valid in rooms: Deluxe Room Sea View, Deluxe Room Sea View with Individual Pool

Rate Code: 25%

30% Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 14Sep24-02Nov24
For reservations confirmed by 20May24
N.B. 100% Pre-Payment is due to the hotel by 22May24

Rate Code: 30%(1)

20% Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 01Sep24-13Sep24
For reservations confirmed by 20May24
N.B. 100% Pre-Payment is due to the hotel by 22May24
Valid in: Suites and Villas

Rate Code: 20%

Rooms

Daios Cove has 261 rooms and suites, and an additional 39 villas to choose from.

Deluxe Junior Suite

Elegantly designed suites, with amazing views of the dazzling waters of the cove. Spacious bedroom & living room in open-plan style, private balcony. Within the suite are floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a lavish marble-lined bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower cabin. 42m²

Deluxe Junior Suite with Individual Pool

Elegantly designed rooms, consisting of one spacious bedroom with living room in open-plan style, floor-to-ceiling windows, lavish marble-lined bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower cabin. The private balcony leads to an individual sea water swimming pool with views to our private cove and the Mediterranean Sea. 42m²

Deluxe Room Sea View

Elegantly designed rooms with amazing views to the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean Sea, consisting of one spacious bedroom, with living room in open plan style, lavish marble-lined bathroom with separate bathtub, shower cabin and private balcony. 42m².

Deluxe Room Sea View with Individual Pool

Sophisticated contemporary décor, these rooms comprise one bedroom with living room in open plan style, lavish marble-lined bathroom with bathtub and separate shower cabin. The private balcony leads to an individual sea water swimming pool and offers wide views to the private cove and the Mediterranean Sea. 42m².

One Bedroom Suite Sea View

Spacious Suites designed to offer exceptional comfort. They consist of one bedroom, separate living room, lavish marble-lined bathroom with separate bathtub and shower cabin and a private terrace with endless views to the private Cove and Mediterranean Sea. 65m².

One Bedroom Suite Sea View with Private Pool

Enjoy breath-taking vistas of the private Cove and the elegantly appointed facilities of the suite that features a magnificent bedroom with separate living room, lavish marble-lined bathroom with separate bathtub and shower cabin. Relax under the sun next to the private sea water pool. 65m².

One Bedroom Waterfront Villa Sea View with Private Pool

The residents of these magnificent villas will enjoy the exclusive benefits of the Villa Experience. Swim in your private heated seawater swimming pool and relax overlooking the sea of Crete on the sundeck of this amazing villa, a stone’s throw from Agios Nikolaos. 95m².

Premium Junior Suite with Private Pool

Spacious combined sitting area and bedroom in open plan style providing the absolute equilibrium between subtle luxury and homely familiarity. Junior Suites are composed of a marble-lined bathroom with separate bathtub and shower cabin and a generous terrace with private sea water pool overlooking Daios Cove. 42m².

Premium Suite Sea View

This exquisite new suite type – beautifully appointed with items of stylish Maxalto Italian furniture — is comprised of one master bedroom with a sitting area, and an interconnected open-plan living area featuring a lounge sofa with a double transformable wall bed from Italian designers Clei, plus an indoor dining area. The suite features two bathrooms, each with shower cabins and bath tabs, floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious sea view veranda with sitting and dining furniture overlooking the Cove. 84m².

The Collection Junior Suite Sea View

Step into the serene ambience of the stylishly designed Junior Suite (42m2) to the view of the pristine waters of the Cove. Sealing a signature stay in The Collection, this Junior Suite delivers ample open plan indoors following through to an outdoor terrace (8m2) and dining area with a marble-lined bathroom with bathtub and shower.

The Collection Junior Suite Sea View with Private Pool

Fusing contemporary design with inimitable elegance, the Junior Suites (42m2) with sea view and private pool brings relaxation in privacy to the forefront of a stay in The Collection at the Cove. A spacious bedroom and open plan living room guide our guest to the private sea water pool on a fully equipped outdoor terrace (20m2).

The Collection One Bedroom Suite Sea View

Effortless style and stunning natural materials define a stay in the One Bedroom Suite (65m2) of The Collection exuding abundant yet understated luxury. The Suite consists of a master bedroom, separate living room and seating area while the plush marble-lined bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower cabin. The outdoor terrace (35m2) offers an open space to sit back and enjoy the timeless views of the private Cove and the Mediterranean Sea.

The Collection One Bedroom Suite Sea View with Private Pool

Earthy materials and timeless design set the tone for a dive into a rejuvenating connection to nature in an expansive Suite offering unparalleled comfort. The Suite consists of a master bedroom, separate living room and seating area (65m2). The plush marble-lined bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower cabin while the outdoor terrace (60m2) and private sea water pool are the ideal Cove spaces to relax and take in those stunning sea views.

The Collection Premium One Bedroom Suite Sea View

Seamlessly fusing the natural Cretan landscape with comfort, this Premium One Bedroom Suite delivers the privacy of an abundant indoor and outdoor space overlooking the Cove. The Suite features a master bedroom with a seating area, and an interconnected open-plan living area with a lounge sofa and double transformable wall bed by Italian designers Clei, plus an indoor dining area (84m2). There are two bathrooms with bathtub and separate shower as well as an elegant terrace (16m2) and spacious dining and seating area for ultimate relaxation.

The Collection Premium One Bedroom Suite Sea View with Private Pool

Setting new standards for understated luxury through high-end design and natural materials, the Premium One Bedroom Suite features one master bedroom with a seating area, and an interconnected open-plan living area with a lounge sofa and double transformable wall bed by Italian designers Clei, plus an indoor dining area (84m2). Two spacious bathrooms have a bathtub and shower while the outside terrace deck (40m2) reveals a private sea water pool with a spacious dining & seating area.

The Collection Two Bedroom Suite Sea View with Private Pool

Embracing an equilibrium of land and sea and indulging in the art of connection and slow living, we invite you to enjoy the sanctuary that is the Two Bedroom Suite to the stunning views of the Cove. Ideal for families, the abundant indoor spaces include two master bedrooms with their own seating areas, ensuite bathrooms with bathtub and shower as well as a separate living room (126m2). The terrace features an outdoor dining area and heated sea water pool with plenty of space to lounge and relax on your iconic Mediterranean escape (60m2).

The Mansion

This is easily Daios Cove`s most sumptuous and elegant accommodation — a bold, contemporary style statement offering guests all the charm of a sophisticated villa, but with a lavish twist. Its indoor space is simply vast, set on three levels it includes a plush open-plan living area, three bedrooms, an outdoor heated pool, staff quarters and a private spa with indoor heated pool, sauna and massage area. Furniture and lighting is all from leading designer names, naturally. 600m².

Three Bedroom Sea View Villa with Private Pool

Designed to feel like a home-away-from-home, this exclusive villa accommodates up to 7 guests. It boasts three well-appointed bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and an airy and beautiful decorated living room. 130m².

Two Bedroom Family Villa with Private Pool

Designed to feel like a home-away-from-home, this exclusive villa accommodates up to 5 guests. It boasts two well-appointed bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and an airy and beautifully decorated living room. 115m².

Two Bedroom Sea View Wellness Villa with Private Pool

Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the private Cove and the Mediterranean Sea from your private wellness area including Finnish sauna, Technogym treadmill and oversized round bathtub. This villa offers you the ultimate wellness experience while enjoying its large, private, heated seawater swimming pool and sundeck area. 125m².

Two Bedroom Villa Sea View with Private Pool

At the most exclusive and private area of the resort, you will find the large two bedroom villas. Enjoy a spacious and private sundeck area, as well as a large seawater swimming pool. This villa can accommodate up to 5 guests in its two sea view bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. 115m².

Reviews

Second visit, amazing villa

Jane Fenwick

Posted on: 15th September 2022

Second visit, amazing villa, food and staff. We will be booking again for next year and many years to come.

We will be booking again for next year and many years to come.

Jane Fenwick

Date stayed: August

Posted on: 17th August 2022

Second visit, amazing villa, food and staff. We will be booking again for next year and many years to come.

Couldn’t fault anything.

N. Canning

Date stayed: October 2019

Posted on: 5th November 2019

Beautiful hotel in a stunning location. Couldn’t fault anything.

Premium all inclusive package was extremely good.

L. Woolf

Date stayed: October 2019

Posted on: 24th October 2019

The accommodation, food and service at this hotel were excellent. We were up-graded on arrival to a one bedroom villa with incredible views of the sea. The premium all inclusive package was extremely good. There was very little that was excluded. The only disappointment was how closely packed the sun loungers were both around the pool and on the beach. Overall a lovely hotel with friendly, helpful staff.

Lovely and luxurious…

Lesley C

Date stayed: October 2019

Posted on: 15th October 2019

The hotel was lovely and had a luxurious feel. It was overall a great experience but would have been even better if there had been something to do in the evening as it was very quiet – not always a bad thing but maybe one or two nights entertainment would have been nice.

Facilities were excellent

Rajiv

Posted on: 20th September 2019

Really nice place and the facilities were excellent

Perfect holiday…

Charli Campion

Posted on: 20th September 2019

Such a perfect holiday. Service was excellent. Dine around programme literally changed our holiday. Absolutely everything included it was top quality. Amazing rooms and beautiful resort.

Everything we were looking for and more…

Holly Hammond

Posted on: 18th September 2019

Our family had a fabulous stay at Daios Cove. The resort was everything we were looking for and more for a relaxing break. Accommodation, restaurants, the beach, the pool were all of the high standards we would expect from a luxury resort.

Even though we were there at almost peak season it never felt crowded.

The service we received both from Travelbeam and at Daios Cove was absolutely wonderful. The kids club was good too, given that they had to be aware of the kids not getting too hot outside.

Wonderful food.

I honestly can’t think of anything bad to say. Oh, the upper funicular broke down a few times but that was fine – we’d just walk or use the golf buggy service.

It was all absolutely fantastic, thank you!