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Experience serenity at the four star Minos Mare Hotel, located at the beach of Platanias, with a spectacular view over the emerald-blue waters of the northern Crete coastline.

The Minos Mare Hotel consists of apartments and accommodation in the main building, surrounded by local and tropical flora and fauna of all colours. Relax and rejuvenate in your private guest room. Contemporary style will greet you at your door. The rooms offer all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay.

Room facilities:
  • Air-conditioning & heating in all rooms.
  • Private balcony or terrace.
  • Colour satellite TV.
  • Direct-dial telephone.
  • Music Radio channels.
  • Safe deposit box.
  • Fully equipped mini-bar.
  • Individual bathroom.
  • Exclusive toiletries.
  • Hairdryer in the bathroom.
  • Daily maid service.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • 220V power sockets (adapters available)
  • Electric shaver outlet.
  • Window net.

Additional guest services and facilities at the Minos Mare hotel include:
24-hours reception with concierge services for general information, Messages, Film development, Wake Up calls, Airline information. Currency Exchange Credit cards acceptable (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Maestro). Bellboy service. Medical Care (on call 24-hours). Chemist 700 m / Hospital 5 km. Baby sitting, cots and baby food (upon request). Secretarial and business services. Postal Services - Express Courier Service. Dry cleaning-laundry service (with extra charge) 24-hours Security.

Aiming to provide the best coverage of guests’ needs, the Minos Mare hotel has facilities such as:

Sauna & Shower rooms, Massage Room, Fitness Corner, Children’s Playground for young friends, Guests’ shower room for departure day, Internet corner, TV-Video Room with Digital projector, Mini-market, Jewellery shop, Luggage Storage, Small lending Library, Lift, Complimentary Car parking, Wheelchair accessible.

The Minos Mare hotel also provides 2 swimming pools, a large external swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas free of charge plus a heated indoor pool.


Ambrosia Restaurant, serving a buffet American breakfast form early in the morning and in the evening, dinner with international and Greek specialties. Carefully selected local ingredients and the chef’s creativity, present the famous Cretan cuisine, the perfect combination of healthy food and gastronomic pleasure, always accompanied by the most famous Cretan wines.

Poseidon Beach Bar & Restaurant, next to the turquoise sea, guests have the opportunity to combine their meals with the pleasure of the Aegean Sea’s breeze and enjoy a long drink or choose from local recipes of Crete. Evenings in the Poseidon are a veritable homage to days of rare fulfillment. The exclusive cuisine is rounded off by a select choice of wines and invites you to partake of an epicurean experience in incomparable surroundings.

Aphrodite Pool bar is a delightful bar where guests can enjoy refreshing drinks and their favorite cocktails or taste our variety of snacks and wonderful fresh pasta, prepared with much love and skill by the executive chef, relaxing to the strains of soft music. Guests can alternatively enjoy the coolness of the shady cafeteria under the pergolas. Towards the evening, the pool bar is an excellent spot to watch the sun set gradually whilst nursing your favorite drink and making a toast to the good life.

Ariadne Lobby Bar, located in the center of the main building a meeting point before or after dinner for an aperitif or after-dinner liqueur. A refreshing cocktail, a wonderfully-aged cognac or a fine traditional raki.


The Minos Mare Hotel has one of the most extensive sports and entertainment menus. From youngsters to the young-at-heart, from morning to night, from active to passive - there’s something to suit everyone.

Fitness Extra Activities
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Fitness corner
  • Outdoor gymnastic area
  • Table tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Giant chess
  • Billiards
Water sports (near by) Mountain Bike Centre
  • Windsurfing
  • Water-skiing
  • Pedaloes
  • Parasailing
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Wet bikes
  • Canoes
  • Training & excursions
  • Rental
  • Technical service

The Minos Mare hotel entertainment team offers a variety of activities from morning gym, aerobics and beach games to dancing lessons, evening shows and musical nights from the rich tradition of the island.

Day-time activities Evening entertainment
  • Water gymnastics
  • Beach volleyball
  • Table tennis tournament
  • Billiard tournament
  • Backgammon lessons
  • Scuba lessons in the pool
  • Darts tournament
  • Greek language lessons
  • Greek cooking lessons
  • Greek dances lessons
  • Children's activities
  • Greek night, music & dance
  • Magic show
  • Crazy show
  • Disco night
  • Beach / Pool party
  • Piano music
  • Bingo
  • Animation shows
  • Wine tasting
  • Crete video presentation
  • Presentation about sea turtles

Minos Mare Hotel, Rethymno, Crete