Hotel Mikro Village - Crete

Four- or Six-Night Stay in a Standard Twin Room at Hotel Mikro Village in Crete, Greece

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Whitewashed Buildings on Crete's Eastern Coast

The goddess Athena was said to take her baths in a small, circular lake at the city center of Agios Nikolaos. Adding to the mystique, some locals believe that the lake is bottomless. On a typical day, ducks paddle through the still waters, slipping past fishers seated on colorful wooden skiffs. About a mile to the north, Hotel Mikro Village wraps around a lake with an equally compelling history—it is thought to be the opening of a volcano.

Hotel Mikro Village’s whitewashed stucco walls and terra-cotta roof tiles embody the classic image of Greek coastal architecture. Patios connected to the standard twin rooms look out on gardens that line the pathways between the resort’s main buildings. The simple furnishings correspond to Sparta’s minimalist philosophy, but this is Crete, which means every room has its own olive-oil drinking fountain.

When the sun’s out—Crete averages about 300 days of sunshine per year—the pool area comes alive. Kids can splash in their own mini pool, and parents can sip chilled drinks at the swim-up bar. Calories meet their maker in the gym, on the tennis court, or at the dinner table over healthy Mediterranean cuisine.

Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece: Beaches, Bays, and Byzantine Chapels

Crete is Greece's largest island and a historical hotbed in a country known for its rich history. The seventh-century town of Agios Nikolaos, named after the Byzantine chapel of St. Nicholas, lies on Crete's eastern coast along Mirabello Bay. The stone chapel remains today and is a popular spot for visitors who climb the hill to view its millennium-old frescoes and the deep, blue bay below it.

Rivaling the lake as top attraction in town are three beaches—Ammoudi, Ammoudara, and Almiros—all within walking distance of the city center. A network of pedestrian paths winds through the village past traditional Mediterranean restaurants and stores filled with Cretan artwork, jewelry, and celebrity maps to the gods’ vacation homes.

What You Get

Stay for two in a standard twin room

Travel Window: March 20–May 31

  • $119 for four nights
  • $179 for six nights

Travel Window: June 1–September 22

  • $229 for four nights
  • $340 for six nights

Travel Window: September 23–December 30

  • $165 for four nights
  • $252 for six nights

    Included in all options:
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome drinks


  • Swimming pool with swim-up bar
  • Outdoor play area with small pool for children
  • Tennis court
  • Game room with electronic games and billiards
  • Gym
  • Free WiFi in the lobby and pool areas

The Fine Print

  • Travel must be completed by 5/31/12, 9/22/12, or 12/30/12 depending on option purchased
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 48hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and consume alcohol
  • Valid for standard twin room
  • Flights and transfers not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Hotel Mikro Village, email, or visit website.
  3. Choose a date based on option purchased
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • Two twin beds (together make a king-size bed)
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: € 25 per night, will be upgraded to triple room
  • One child 10 or younger may stay free of charge, must be mentioned when making reservation
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator (due to fire regulations no cooking is allowed)
  • Spacious balcony or terrace with table and chairs
  • Color TV
  • Individual AC: € 5 per day

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Cots: available for free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Stay for two in a standard twin room

Travel Window: March 20–May 31

  • $119 for four nights (a $584 value)
  • $179 for six nights (an $876 value)

Travel Window: June 1–September 22

  • $229 for four nights (a $584 value)
  • $340 for six nights (an $876 value)

Travel Window: September 23–December 30

  • $165 for four nights (a $584 value)
  • $252 for six nights (an $876 value)

    Included in all options:
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome drinks

Getting There

  • By plane: 38 miles (61 km) from Heraklion International Airport (HER)
  • By cab: about $79 USD–$105 USD (€ 60,00–€ 80,00)
  • By shuttle: about $9 USD (€ 6,80) from HER to the hotel via Minoas Buslines

Traveler's Tips

  • Taxi fares from the airport to the hotel average about $79 USD (€ 60,00) in low season and about $105 USD (€ 80,00) or more in high season. Agree a price before you get in the taxi.
  • The bus from the airport costs about $9 USD (€ 6,80). Tell the driver you're headed to Agios Nikolaos and enjoy the one-hour ride along the coast.

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