Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay

Located on a private beach, the Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay is an idyllic resort featuring five restaurants and three pools. It stands on a prime waterfront location where you can drink in the mountain views. Decorated in a contemporary style, it combines modern facilities with a traditional look. The restaurants contain a mix of a la carte options, including Italian, Cretan and barbecue options, as well as a buffet. Bite-sized snacks are also provided in the pool and beach bars, so you’re never short on choice. After dinner, head to one of the bars where you can watch the evening’s entertainment unfold.

Overview of Crete

As the fabled birthplace of Zeus, Crete is an island that’s packed with history. But holidays to Crete are much, much more than that alone. The island offers gorgeous shores, mountain landscapes and an active nightlife scene. The island itself is 260 kilometres wide and contains something for everyone. The Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay can be found in the historic and bustling town of Aghios Nikolaos – an authentic Greek town that can be as busy or relaxed as you like. Elsewhere, party-lovers flock to the dancefloors of Malia, while resorts like Chania in the north west even have their own water park.

Things to do in Crete

When you book in to the Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay, you’ll be staying in the historic and bustling town of Aghios Nikolaos. There are a number of shops, restaurants, bars and beaches within walking distance, as well as history, art and attractions. There’s a church that’s been standing since the 10th century, as well as the fascinating archaeological site of Priniatikos Pyrgos, which sits next to the Istron River. At the Aghios Nikolaos Archaeology Museum, you’ll also find relics that are more than 6,000 years old. In Aghios Nikolaos, there are three stretches of shore to choose from, including Kitroplatia beach, a stunning marina and a lake.

Resort Summary

Aghios Nikalaos is home to several ancient ruins, historic structures and relics. On a small hillside you’ll see a church that has been standing since the 10th century. Nearby, beside the Istron River, you can visit the archaeological site of Priniatikos Pyrgos.

A great visit for any history buff is the Aghios Nikalaos Archaeology Museum, with some artefacts dating back to over 6,000 years old. The exhibits here display relics from the early Minoan cemetery of Mochlos, as well as coins dating from 330BC and more than 1500 vases presented in their collection.

A short trip away is the ruins of a Minoan palace known as Gournia and boat trips from the town’s harbour will take you to the tiny island of Spinalonga. Take some time to visit Spinalonga’s hillside fortress, you’ll be glad you made it to the top once you see those fantastic views.