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Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort, Crete

Minos Imperial is the premiere Luxury Beach Resort located in the well-preserved, fishing village of Milatos, which is 45 km from Heraklion Airport, in the heart of Eastern Crete. The village of Milatos is the Cretan paradise of excellent fresh quality seafood with its taverns right on the sea and an ideal site to unwind. The hotel also provides a conference room for up to 350 persons and 8 multi-purpose smaller rooms for 12 to 80 persons.


The resort consists of 310 accommodation units (bungalows, family bungalows and VIP suites with sharing or private pool)with sea view. The exceptional accommodation of Minos Imperial is due to the endless view over the Aegean Sea, the elegant décor and modern amenities. All bungalows include king size bed, marble bathroom (bath tub & separate shower), luxury toiletries, hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning and heating unit, safety deposit box, satellite TV (28 or 32 inches), music channel, direct dial telephone, mini fridge, and spacious terraces or balconies. Exclusively in VIP rooms: DVD set and coffee/ tea makers. In addition bungalows and suites with direct access to a sharing or private pool as well as seafront bungalows located directly in front of the beach are there in order to welcome the most demanding visitors. Complimentary welcome for all guests includes bathroom amentities, wine, fruit and mineral water.

Food & Beverage

Minos Imperial is a paradise for food lovers. From casual to elegant, there is truly an experience to satisfy every want and a taste to overwhelm every desire. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the panoramic main restaurant, in generous buffet with both hot and cold dishes. Breakfast is served 07.00-10.00, late breakfast 10.00-11.00, lunch 12.30-14.30 and dinner 19.30-21.30. A second option exists for light bytes in the pool area between 12.00 and 14.00. Special theme nights such as Greek Night, Italian Night and Mediterranean Taste included in the main restaurant weekly. If the above are not enough, the choices are endless. The F&B team can recommend you to either participate in a traditional BBQ with live folklore band, or enjoy the very best the sea has to offer, in the Lobster Night, with the astonishing duet of a pianist and a singer. Some might rather want to be seduces by the sound of the waves and the stars as a cover over their table, while taking a candlelit dinner for two by the beach (with charge). A gourmet restaurant is also available for guests with high standards of expectations and also a Greek Classico Restaurant serves local traditional specialities. The executive chef and his team with their delicate plates of art will make your visit an unforgettable dinning experience.

Sports & Leisure

Entertainment and sport activities are performed both during the day and in the evening with the hotel’s animation. There are five large swimming pools (one with fresh water, four with salt water), two of them with Jacuzzi, one of which is heated and another featuring a waterfall massage. Daily variety of sports and activity programmes such as aerobics, aqua fit and body firming as well as competitions and games are taking place either at the beach or in the swimming pool and at night there are music and entertainment shows. In the resort, guests can find an aqua park. Place for adults and also specially designed for children. A mini club is also there to welcome guests (for 4-12 years old). At the shore, there are jet ski, banana, rings, canoeing, sea bicycle, water skiing and other water sport possibilities. Furthermore, there is a tennis court, basket court, beach volley, table tennis, billiard and darts. Last but not least the fitness & spa centre is the perfect places to work out or even relax while having a massage or taking your time in the hammam, sauna or the Jacuzzi.

All Inclusive Food & Drinks

All meals are served buffet style in the main restaurant. Breakfast is served 07.30-10.00, long sleepers continental breakfast 10.00-11.00, Sunday brunch buffet 11.00-12.00, lunch 12.30-14.30 and dinner from 19.00-21.30 (three theme nights per week: Mediterranean, Italian & Cretan BBQ with folklore dance). Children’s dinner is served in as separate section from 18.30-19.30 (parents are kindly requested to use this facility). Snacks & ice cream around the pool from 12.00-14.30 as well as finger snacks, coffee time & childrens corner from 12.00-17.00. A la Carte restaurants: Gourmet Restaurant with Mediterranean specialities from 19.30-21.30 (16th of May to 30th of Sept, reservation required - children under 14 years old not allowed - special menu is included in All Inclusive formula once per stay). Royal Imperial Restaurant with Greek traditional & oriental specialties from 19.30-21.30 (reservation required - All Inclusive guests are entitled to dinner once per stay). A choice of imported & national spirits (liqueurs, snaps, ouzo & raki), cocktails, beers, coffees & soft drinks are served at selected bars from 11.00 to 23.30.

All Inclusive Sports & Entertainment

Enjoy a diversity of sports at Minos Imperial such as introductory diving and surfing courses, two tennis courts (artificial lawn with quartz sand, tennis rackets, balls), steam bath, sauna, outdoor jacuzzi, outdoor heated pool (April-15th of May), fitness centre, aerobic/step or water aerobics, gymnastics, pedaloes, canoes, snorkelling equipment (over 12 years old), beach volleyball, boogie board, darts, football, water ball – water polo, basketball, mini golf, boccia & table tennis. Special for adults: activities & sport games during the day & night, creative studio, language lessons, dancing courses, cooking lessons. Special for children: mini club (4-10 years old), youth club (10-14 years old), childrens pool & aqua park, pool with slides (over 12 years old), playground, special childrens programme, high chairs, baby cots, childrens manu, special meal times, short distance to beach, gently sloping beach.

Available with charge

Beach towels upon payment of a deposit for guests in garden and sea view rooms, baby sitting on request, special events such as Lobster candlelight dinner, Fish & Sea food night, special drinks such as black label whiskies, malt or bourbon whiskies, champagne, etc., fresh orange juice, the Veranta Bar & Luna D’ Oro Restaurant (as pay departments only),mini market, souvenir shop, boutique, jewellery shop, car rental, excursions, scuba diving & lessons, sailing material & lessons, surf equipment & lessons, jet skis water skiing, parasailing, banana boat, rings, tennis lessons, guided walking tours, massage, bicycle rental, mountain bikes, horse riding, billiards, electronic games, internet corner, play-station corner and indoor Spa-hot Jacuzzi.

Useful information on distances

The resort is located 45 km from Heraklion airport (HER) and within short distance of the main tourist centers of Crete: Agios Nikolaos 24 km, Malia 15 km and Hersonissos 24 km. Complimentary shuttle bus service to Milatos (1 km). Public bus stop in Malia, Hersonissos and Heraklion.


Board Types

Half Board / All Inclusive



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