Also known as the cradle of Western Civilisation, the island of Crete overflows with history, tradition and culture, a region blessed with abundant virtues and natural wonders. The centre of the Minoan civilisation, Crete is well known for its unspoiled beaches, its exceptional cuisine and authentic heritage; and for its fortresses, gorges and mountains and folklore tradition with its distinctive Mantinades poems and Pentozali dances.
Daios Cove 5-star luxury hotel in Crete welcomes travellers to the largest island in all of Greece and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and makes the most of their stay in Vathi with tailor-made excursions, sightseeing tours and sailing trips to the island’s most renowned attractions and concealed treasures. Let Daios Cove beach resort in Agios Nikolaos lead you through the paths of history, introduce you to the Cretan way of living and show you the island’s unique heritage, fascinating secrets, enchanting nature and vibrant night-life.
Amazing Sea View Rooms and Suites
Daios Cove’s rooms and luxury suites in Agios Nikolaos redefine the concept of luxury island living. All delight in the openness of the sunlit natural landscape and boast awe-inspiring views of our private bay. Featuring an amazing range of luxury rooms and suites, all designed by the architectural firm 3SK Stylianidis, Daios Cove welcomes you to a haven of relaxation and tranquillity.
The rooms and suites have been designed with natural materials — including wood and stone for all large surfaces as well as details — elegantly emphasizing the consistency of Daios' original architectural aim: to perfectly integrate with its natural surroundings. Many have their own seawater pools while the open plan designs allow for a flow of sunlight, air and energy and are all equipped with the latest technology, providing you with all the luxuries of a 5-star hotel.
Stunning Private Villas
Daios Cove’s lifestyle luxury villas in Crete offer exquisite views of the Mediterranean Sea and the elegant stone architecture of the Daios Cove Resort. Enjoy the sun on your spacious terrace or dine under the stars. Dive into the tranquil waters of your sea water private pool and marvel at the wonderful curvy silhouette of the cove in Vathi. Truly spectacular!
With wooden flooring, elegant furnishings, amazing design and wonderful living spaces, these enchanting villas have been designed to astonish and delight.
Make use of the array of the Residents’ Club services, exclusive to villa guests. Furthermore, set off for adventurous excursions, as the resort is perfectly located near some of the most amazing attractions in Crete and in close proximity to the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos.
Combining abundant space with state-of-the-art facilities and an eye for cool, contemporary design, each villa offers the most unique, intimate and ultra-comfortable luxury accommodation in Crete.
BEACH & POOLS
Relax at our exclusive sandy beach, where sun beds, umbrellas, a towel service and beach bar are available so you can enjoy a day by the sea while tasting delicious cocktails and snacks. Alternatively, dive into our infinity heated sea water swimming pool with amazing views of the private cove, part of which is reserved for children. There are also two sea water indoor pools in our state-of-the-art Spa for those looking for the perfect way to wind down.
KIDS & CRECHE CLUB
Ask any parent. Enjoying a holiday is so much easier if the kids are having supervised fun in a safe, structured environment. That’s why childcare is such an important part of the Daios family holiday experience: mum and dad can escape for a little bit of ‘us’ time, secure in the knowledge that their children are being looked after by a dedicated team of childcare specialists.
Babies and toddlers are supervised in the Crèche Club by UK childcare experts Worldwide Kids Co, with qualified nursery staff meeting UK standards and regulations. Meanwhile, older kids can check in for fun at the well-equipped Children’s Club where friendly, highly trained multilingual staff will make them feel at home and provide games and activities. Daios is geared up for families, with a child-friendly beach, pool games and babysitting services — so safe and secure fun is child’s play.
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
What to do first? At Daios Cove there’s an endless supply of top-class sporting activities to amuse guests of every age, from water-skiing, pedalos, canoeing and scuba diving to tennis, fitness training, yoga and pilates.
There’s also a full range of entertainment available, including tailor-made excursions to the most famous places on the island, and in-resort wine-tasting sessions.
Plus, when the hot sun goes down, there’s a cool programme of DJ nights, dancing and live events, with guest artists playing latin, funk, soul, jazz, traditional Mediterranean and Cretan music under the stars. Wet or dry, Daios Cove offers the opportunity to blend familiar favourite activities with fascinating and exciting new experiences.
Water sports centre
With expert tuition and supervision from our trained water sports staff, guests can take a trip around the bay in canoes, kayaks and pedalos or have fun on water-bikes and stand-up paddle boards. Private yachts, motorboats and catamarans are available for rent and sail, too.
Both novices and veteran divers can experience an unforgettable undersea adventure at Daios Cove. Our diving centre features approved coaching from trained PADI diving professionals for all levels, from beginners through to expert. Underwater excursions, including a visit to a shipwreck, are also available.
Whatever their level — be they serious tennis pros or just-for-fun players — tennis fans will love our two courts with artificial grass surfaces. These are floodlit, too, so games don’t have to be played in the heat of the afternoon sun.
NOTICE: Tennis equipment and floodlit courts are available at extra charge
Fitness, Yoga & Pilates
Guests can work up a sweat in our state-of-the-art fitness studio, equipped by Technogym training equipment, with personal trainers on hand to make sure they get the most from their exercise sessions. It’s not all about working out, though: there’s wind down time, too, courtesy of a yoga or pilates class.
Culture at the Cove
For guests who prefer a less hectic time, there’s a whole range of entertainment available at Daios Cove. Create a bespoke excursion to one of the many must-see locations in Crete; or book a cookery lesson or enjoy a wine-tasting session. Then there’s a programme of music, including DJ nights and our Culture at the Cove live events under the stars, featuring everything from traditional Greek to Latin and jazz.
A PLACE FOR YOU
Immerse yourself in a world of pure relaxation and health. Crete, a place where both health and an active, enjoyable lifestyle come together. This is the philosophy at the heart of GOCO Spa Daios Cove.
Relieve stress and worries by focusing on yourself and cleansing the body and mind. Explore a carefully crafted collection of spa, wellness and fitness experiences designed to inspire your overall wellbeing and give you a fresh outlook on life in our luxurious 2,500 sqm space.
GOCO Spa Daios Cove presents a wide range of results-focused spa treatments combined with world-class heat and water facilities, technologically advanced body scanners and fitness equipment, and a regular calendar of special wellness activities, including sessions with our resident master of yoga from India and expert visiting practitioners.
Emerge looking and feeling your absolute best.
THERMAL SPA SUITE
SUBMERGE YOURSELF IN PURE RELAXATION
Let the healing attributes of water relax and energise. Our heat and water facilities provide for a truly bespoke thermal experience either as a complement to a treatment journey or as a treatment experience in itself.
Our wide range of world-class facilities incorporates a 146 sqm heated pool for swimming and hydro movement as well as a 94 sqm vitality pool. We combine the pools with our Finnish sauna, Soft Sauna, Mediteranneo and Nimfea reaction showers to create tailored therapeutic circuits that detox, invigorate, balance weight or aid in sleep issues.
PRIVATE SPA SUITES
OUR SPACE JUST FOR THE TWO OF YOU
A unique spa experience. Revel in your own private spa for two in the exclusive setting of our luxury spa suites. Encounter personalized wellness journeys with a range of spa facilities available just for you and your guest.
Enjoy time in your very own sauna, steam bath and hydro-massage bathtub, or explore a combination of chromotherapy, music therapy and aromatherapy.
Daios Cove in Vathi, has a passion for, tasty, excellent quality food and is renowned for the memorable and hard to find dishes served at its three fine restaurants in Agios Nikolaos. The world-famous Cretan cuisine is featured in all our menus. Prepared with fresh local ingredients, seasoned with naturally grown herbs and inspired by our skilled chefs and their innovative ideas, our culinary experiences boast the utmost culinary indulgence.
Relish scrumptious dishes in our upscale restaurants in Crete or dine in complete privacy at your suite or villa. Our Sommelier is always available to help you pair your dish perfectly with a wine from our extensive wine lists. All you need to do is bring your appetite!
THE BEACH HOUSE
The Beach House is the latest addition to the Daios Cove family of dining experiences. Located on the isolated coastal cove of the resort our new venue invites you to indulge in a luxurious yet unpretentious lifestyle. Destined to stir the senses, nourish the soul and immerse you in the quintessential Cretan way of vitality and simplicity. Reminiscent of a bohemian modesty within a tranquil space on the sea - our Beach House beckons you.
Overlooking the infinity pool and the cove, the refined ambience of the Ocean Restaurant is your departure point for a memorable journey around the world of sumptuous cuisine. Its Mediterranean-influenced menu uses fresh ingredients in a creative way and is the passport to an exciting culinary adventure. The Ocean also serves breakfast exclusively to Suite and Villa guests.
BREAKFAST AND FOOD BAZAAR
The ideal place to dine and take in the landscape of the cove with uninterrupted views to the Aegean Sea. This international food bazaar boasts dishes from around the world including delectable vegetarian and vegan options. In the grill corner our experienced chefs cook meat and fish over natural wood fires. Featuring a new, contemporary and elegant design, the restaurant has a buffet menu which takes alfresco dining to another level.
TRADITIONAL GREEK CUISINE
Taverna is a Greek à la carte venue overlooking the cove offering a special ambience, particularly at night. Taverna serves superb local specialties with a fine selection of Greek and international wines. Fish is a must-taste dish here with a fresh catch arriving every day by kaiki boats.
The Crystal Box is a bar with its own contemporary and comfortable outside lounge, offering a spectacular panorama of the bay — the perfect place to sit, sip a signature cocktail and unwind. You can also relax in its cool, stylish and elegant interior, and see those incredible views from another perspective: framed through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
The colourful cocktail menu is constantly enriched with our mixologists’ inspirations featuring Daios Cove signature cocktails. The local herbs add a new twist to some old time classic recipes, for that authentic Cretan experience. Ask for a cocktail to be based on your favourite herb and enjoy it icy cold on a scorching summer night.
A COCKTAIL BY THE POOL
Enjoy a refreshing break without interrupting your swim or ever leaving the pool area. Relish drinks and snacks from the Ocean pool bar & restaurant and make the most of every day at the Cove. The signature cocktail menu features extravagant drinks made with fresh herbs and ingredients that enrich classic themes and are brilliantly accompanied by mouth-watering featured recipes.
Find your perfect flavours, overlooking Daios' private cove — or even paddling in the turquoise waters of the pool. Enjoy your lunch in chic and elegant surroundings and watch the day unfold as you completely relax with a refreshing drink from the bar.