Welcome to
Amnisiades Apts

Welcome to Amnisiades Apartments, located in Amnesiades Park, a combination of a special holiday center for the well-being, a lighthouse of Cretan culture and tradition (food, arts, learning) and an Equestrian Estate. 

Travelers, families with  children, youngsters, people looking to get an acquaintance with the culture and history of one of the most ancient cultures, athletes or horse lovers who want high level lessons or just a walk on the beach or in the mountains, people with special abilities looking for therapeutic riding are the people who will spend with us the most unforgettable holidays of their lives.



Amnissos is a settlement from the pre-Minoan years, a port of Knossos with many references to Homer. It is well known that the appropriate choice of all ancient civilizations and especially the Minoan, of the location, for the founding of cities, settlements, sanctuaries or the evolution of myths, is very important and these places have always had a special energy.

The equestrian estate borders on the west with the river Amnissos (today known as Karteros) where, according to the myth, lived the AMNISIADES, 20 young nymphs, priestesses of the Goddess Artemis who protected the waters of the river and the forests of the area, because the river was the natural road link of Knossos and its port. Also, the priestesses were helpers of the goddess Eilithia, whose cave is located 500m east of the park and she was the goddess protector of the birth of children. 

Amnisiades Park Retreats

An ideal location for your vacation

The energy of the old stones of the theater and of the ancient olive trees in our park alongside with the importance of the Ancient river Amnisos offers an environment of good vibes that you can feel immediately when you arrive to Amnisiades park. The park is green with many trees and grass areas which and next to the sea, elements that add to the feeling of peace and our inner connection that are connected to nature and its whispers. 

Our facilities and location and our specialization into Minoan culture is an ideal place for you to create your own retreat. Our park is ideal for retreats of spiritual and heritage content, theatrical, dance and other artistic content.


Amnisiades - The Nymphs


Water nymph. Her name means “yoke”, implying a union, a coupling. She always accompanies the god Eros in order to convert attraction into a union through persuasion.

She looks after couples, ensures marriage is maintained through emotion and love, the purity of the soul and the balance in life.


Water nymph, her name means “to cure”, “to heal”. With the help of nature, herbs, flowers, fruits and aromas as healing means and as a water entity, which in itself is therapeutic, liberating and brings catharsis.

Health had and will always have a dominant and necessary place in our lives. The goddess represents the health balance between soul and body.


Nymph with beautiful big eyes, lovely and alluring. Her name means “wealth”, “abundance”, “prosperity”. She is a source of blessing, generosity and joy for people.

The world of waters and colors existing in the seas, rivers and oceans, is under her protection according to the laws of nature.


Nymph and patron goddess of travelers. Her mission is to calm and lull the waves to make journeys pleasant and peaceful (this is where her name comes from).

Cymo, goddess of peace, constantly fights and conquers the underground and dangerous currents of the seas. She tames the winds and brings calm after the storm, just as it happens in people’s lives.


Water nymph. Beautiful and eternal. Everyone’s constant desire. Full of gifts and blessings. Her name means “communication”, a “dialogue” to persuade people towards a union and reproduction.

She also oversees the administration of justice in public and private affairs and helps maintain moral order in the world.


A nymph who offers gifts to humans and the goods of nature to all creatures of the earth.

She was renowned for her beautiful hair. She fell in love with Nereus (sea god) and had 50 beautiful daughters, the Nereids.