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 rooms and villas at Daios Cove cling to the side of the steep cliffs around the private cove and beach, providing breathtaking sea views from wherever you look.

All rooms feature the very latest technology and lavish, marble-lined bathrooms. New for 2020 is a complete re-design of the Ocean level with a new layout and an enhanced dining experience in the award-winning Ocean restaurant, a new Poolside lounge and the introduction of an adults-only swimming pool.

Villas and suites are really special and include additional benefits such as Premium All-Inclusive – á 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. 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. New this year are the Deluxe Junior Suite with Individual Pool (42m²) which enjoy complimentary Premium All-Inclusive but with breakfast in Pangea restaurant.

The private sandy beach also has a choice of excellent water sports centre including paddle boarding, canoeing and scuba diving one of the best on the island of Crete. There are plenty of  activities to keep you busy such as  including paddle boarding, canoeing, and scuba diving, tailor-made island excursions including a Land Rover tour of the island or the option to hire a private catamaran for the day. To help you get around a funicular lift glides up and down the centre of the resort.

Restaurants include food by Alain Ducasse Conseil in Ocean, an open-air Beach House built into a nearby cove, a traditional Greek taverna and Pangea, the main buffet restaurant. New for 2020 is Wellness Eating by Sarah Safrain, with a focus on plant-based nutrition. In the evenings there’s a cool programme 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 in 2018), man the bars and their potions in a glass (created exclusively for Daios) are out-of-this-world.

The 2500m² spa in partnership with GOCO spa, leaders in their field, is state-of-the-art. It features an indoor pool with floor to ceiling windows, two exclusive spa suites, a Finnish sauna, a cutting-edge gym and a fitness studio.

Children will be taken care of in the comprehensive crèche and Kids’ Club.

251 rooms and suites, or one of 39 villas  

Facilities

Babysitting Room service

Beach Club/Restaurant

Beachfront WiFi

Children's Club

Evening Entertainment

Fitness Centre

Gym

Indoor pool Swimming pools

Interconnecting Rooms

Scuba diving

Spa

Swimming pool

Tennis

Water Sports

Transfers

Daios Coves is 50 minutes by car from Heraklion Airport.

Food & Drink

Daios Coves has five restaurants and three bars (some seasonal) serving a tasty mix of Greek cuisine, international dishes and snacks. Private candlelit dinners can also be arranged in rooms, villas or under the stars.

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

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

Daios Cove has a range of services and facilities to keep adults and children happy during your stay.

Facilities include: Special children’s menus, 24 hour medical care, High chairs at all restaurants, Well-equipped with toys for indoor and outdoor activities, Toys and equipment comply with European safety standards, Kids’ friendly beach, Babysitting is also available on request (reservation required).

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.

Offers

30% Early Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 30Mar21-31Oct21
For reservations confirmed by 31Dec20
N.B. Deposit of 50% of total stay is payable to Daios Cove by 20Jan21

Rate Code: 30%

25% Early Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 30Mar21-31Oct21
For reservations confirmed by 31Jan21
N.B. Deposit of 50% of total stay is payable to Daios Cove by 20Feb21

Rate Code: 25%

20% Early Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 30Mar21-31Oct21
For reservations confirmed by 28Feb21
N.B. Deposit of 50% of total stay is payable to Daios Cove by 20Mar21

Rate Code: 20%

15% Early Booking Discount

Valid for stays between 30Mar21-31Oct21
For reservations confirmed by 31Mar21
N.B. Deposit of 50% of total stay is payable to Daios Cove by 20Apr21

Rate Code: 15%

Rooms

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Premium Suite

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews

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!