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AKS Hotels is a rapidly expanding hotel company which currently owns and operates the AKS Minoa Palace Hotel in Crete and the AKS Porto Heli Hotel in the east Peloponnese.

The Motto of the company is Recognition and Satisfaction of the guest's individual needs. The combination of luxury facilities and home hospitality with experienced personnel is our unique recipe to a guaranteed wonderful stay.

The AKS Minoa Palace****, is one of the most known and important sea-side hotels on the island of Crete. The architecture of the three-floor building (ground floor plus two), loyal to the traditional style but at the same time of modern structure and technology, is based on the pattern of the "Knossos Palace" and it is of the Labyrinth type. The whole set comes in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment.

At the entrance of the hotel you will be welcomed by our friendly and specially trained staff. All areas of the reception -elegant and at the same time functional- present this special marriage of marble and pelion stone which are both typical Greek elements.


Superbly situated in the natural landscape of Amnissos-the ancient port of Knossos-just 7 km from downtown Heraklion and a 15 minutes drive from the international airport and a mere 7 km from downtown Heraklion the MINOAN PALACE**** is one of Crete's most popular destinations providing the best departure point for excursions to the whole region as well as the archaeological site of Knossos which is "just around the corner"- only fifteen minutes from the hotel. Guest rooms provide stunning views over the deep blue Aegean sea and Cretan mountains.


The AKS Minoa Palace**** disposes of 127 rooms (of which 4 suites) , completely renovated, comfortably and superbly appointed with marble bathroom, radio, direct dial telephone, TV and Mini-Bar, private balcony with sea and/or mountain view.

The 4 newly built suites, are a touch of luxury in our hotel, featuring special amenities such as a sitting room and marble bathroom and enjoying spectacular panoramas of the Aegean Sea.

Guest rooms provide stunning views over the deep blue Aegean sea and Cretan mountains. All of them are elegantly and modern furnished with air-conditioning, bathroom, radio, direct dial telephone, private balcony, and a mini bar.

Room Amenities
Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub TV Music System Mini Bar Air-conditioning Telephone

The glorious freedom of being on the water is part of the hotel which opens on a long sandy beach and it is the ideal center for water sports. Other recreational amenities are a tennis court, two pools, table tennis, billiard, video games, jogging and horse-back riding on the beach, and fitness & health center. Whether you are organizing a conference for 130 persons, a reception or a cocktail party among friends, we propose the “Ariadne” Conference Hall. Spacious and fully equipped, it can be used in conjunction with the “Pelagos” restaurant as an ideal place for receptions up to 150 persons. The hall is designed with the versatility to fit the needs of each individual group. Our gracious staff is committed to ensuring that each event regardless of size receives the utmost personal attention.

Further facilities of the AKS MINOA PALACE****

  • Laundry Service

  • Video & TV Room

  • Mini Market by the sea

  • Souvenir Shop

  • Beauty Parlor

  • Public bus Stop (near the hotel)

  • Medical Services

  • Facilities for disabled guests

  • Room service

  • Safe Deposit boxes

  • Mail Postage

  • Lugagge Storage

  • Parking

  • Playground for kids

  • Tennis court (with floodlight)

Today, the MINOA PALACE****, is listed among the most reputed hotels on the whole island of Crete. Due to its location, architecture, cleanliness and above all its cozy and friendly atmosphere, the guests will experience the warmth and hospitality, combined with all the familiar comforts that make it a home away from home.


  • German Journal Architektur: International Architecture Award 1981.

  • Blue Flag Award by the European Union for a series of ten years for the cleanness of the beach and the sea.

  • Italian tour operator’s award for Cuisine Excellence 1997, 1998.


  • EEPALI (European Environmental Policy and Law Institute),

  • PATA Green Leaf Program,

  • Greek Academy of Taste (Constitutional Member)


At the end a Club for the kids is made especially for the needs of the younger guests, will ensure that your child has memorable day in our Club.

For our guests' recreation, AKS Minoa Palace**** offers a plethora of activities and sports. Besides the big swimming pool, and the wonderful private beach, the guests can enjoy the water sport they like as: jet-ski, wind surfing, pedalo, water ski, beach volley, jogging on the beach, classes of aerobics, stretching and water gymnastics.

For those with a competitive spirit, tennis, table tennis and billiards tournaments are also organized.

Special venue is the brand new fitness and health center VITATOP offering free weights, exercise equipment, resistance machines, stationary bicycles, massage and a spacious marble steam bath.

At the AKS MINOA PALACE**** our guests can also have the unique experience of horseback riding on the beach in the afternoon hours.

Food & Beverages

The top-notch restaurants promise a tantalizing selection of Greek and International dishes and then for a drink get into the act at the lobby bar or at the pool-side bar.

The hotel's main Restaurant offers an "all you can eat" buffet for breakfast and dinner with emphasis on fresh products and local and Greek specialties.

Next to the sea you will find the "Pelagos" restaurant, the new feature of the Hotel. The tranquility of its terrace facing the Mediterranean Sea, its seafood nurseries, the grilled and local dishes as well as a huge choice of salads and light dishes have made it the most favorite spot of our guests. A special spot to watch the orange sun drop into the Aegean Sea.

Check-in / Check-out Policy

Check-in from 14:00 h
Check-out until 12:00 h


Meeting Rooms Wheelchair Accessible Laundry & Dry Cleaning Medical Services Shopping Health / Beauty Care Entertainment / Animation Car Parking Bar Horseback Riding Restaurants Swimming Pool Fitness Room Tennis Court Water Sports Children Activities

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AKS Minoa Palace
Crete Amnissos 71500, Heraklion Get directions »
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Open: April - October... Superbly situated in the natural landscape of Amnissos-the ancient Port of Knossos-just 7 km from downtown Heraklion and a 15 minutes drive from the International Airport.
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