Just a short flight from Europe, Asia and Africa, the Island of Crete is a land of ancient, golden hills sloping dramatically to the Aegean Sea. Set in this unspoiled landscape of earth, sea and sky, the villas and pools of Gran Melia Crete follow the natural contours of the hillside, terracing down to the shoreline of picturesque Daios Cove. Crete is blessed with year-round sunshine and mild weather, flawless beaches and some of the world‘s most important archaeological sites – including the remnants of the great Minoan kingdom. Designed by esteemed architecture firm 3SK Stylianidis, Gran Melia Crete evokes the intimate charm of the traditional villages found throughout the Greek isles, expressed in an elegant, contemporary aesthetic. In this dramatic setting of incomparable beauty, Gran Melia delivers a bold new statement on the nature of hospitality, delivered through signature RedGlove Service.
Gran Meliá has spent 50 years at the forefront of luxury hospitality. Today that experience is felt in every nuance of Gran Meliá Crete and its magnificent accommodations – the largest on the island. Choose from 300 rooms and suites designed by the prestigious firm 3SK Stylianidis, including Deluxe Ocean View Suites, One Bedroom Suites, and RedLevel Master Suites and Villas. All boast spectacular views of the cove and turquoise sea and most feature private, heated swimming pools. The needs of more discerning guests are surpassed in every way with our one, two and three-bedroom Villas and Spa Villas.
Exceptional dining venues offer a range of fine cuisines in settings to suit any occasion. Gran Meliá Crete´s eclectic suite of restaurants offers a cuisine to satisfy every taste.