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5 Rooftops to choose from…

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Alexandros Roof Garden

Best for: πŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸΉπŸΈπŸΊπŸ₯‚

Location: Just off the harbour in Agios Nikolaos – you can spot it from a distance

View: The harbour but that’s not why you go! πŸ˜‰

Dress code: Anything goes

Vibe: FUN!

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Snacks

Booking available? I say no as I couldn’t get through but you don’t need it.

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: This was a treat! Claims to be a rooftop garden – which it is… lovely seating area to sit and sip your cocktails in a fun environment but that’s not why you’d go – on the roof is a glass walled room that is an old skool disco with music to match! I went for a drink and stayed dancing till it nearly closed. Everyone was just so happy, the drinks are cheap but the service is brilliant. Welcome with such warmth unlike ‘clubs’ you can go to. Definitely worth a boogie! Note doesn’t open till later in the evening.

Address: 3 Kondilaka 2, Agios Nikolaos

Website: No website but a Facebook page: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Bar Elba in London


Asteria Rooftop Bar

Best for: 🍸🍹🍺

Location: Opposite the harbour in Agios Nikolaos

View: The port and Alexandros rooftop πŸ’ƒ

Dress code: Casual

Vibe: Chilled and fun evenings

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Snacks

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Stumbled across this little find, early evening so quiet pre dinner drinkers enjoying the view but they have DJs some nights and lovely staff.

Address: Agios Nikolaos

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Atenco in Valencia


Blue Bar

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸΉπŸΈπŸΊ

Location: On top of Sentido Elounda Blu hotel, between Plaka and Elounda villages.

View: The ocean and mountains

Dress code: Casual or fancy!

Vibe: Seaside chilled

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Snack – a few meters away is their rooftop resturant if you want a meal

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: A gorgeous spot for a rooftop bar, friendly barman making amazing cocktails, chilled tunes and even a happy hour. Don’t think I could have been happier!

Address: Aghia Paraskevi, Schisma, Elounda

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: La Terrace in Nice


Coral hotel – snack bar

Best for: πŸ‘™πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸ•

Location: Agios Nikolaos

View: Mirabello Bay

Dress code: Pool side

Vibe: Holiday chill

Prosecco price:🍾

Food available? Snacks

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes for the rooftop pool but the bar is partly enclosed

Rooftop review roundup: Very much a day time chill hang place at this cute 3 star hotel. Amazing views for an afternoon break from shopping below!

Address: Atki Koundourou 23, Agios Nikolaos

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Club Maintenon in Cannes


Ikaros Art Hotel

Best for: 🍸🍹🍺πŸ₯‚

Location: Agios Nikolaos

View: Town and ocean

Dress code: Chilled

Vibe: Quiet

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Snacks

Booking available? Yes but I couldn’t get through

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No – part is enclosed

Rooftop review roundup: A gorgeous little rooftop spanning a mix of views, quirky art hotel to get to it and the loveliest of staff.

Address: Kastello Mirampelou 6,

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Sky bar (below) in Elounda


Sky Bar

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸΉπŸΈπŸ₯€

Location: In Elounda above the Akti Olous Hotel

View: The town & the sea

Dress code: Casual

Vibe: Pool bar, chilled by day busier in the evenings

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Yes snacks

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No – the bar itself had a roof with sweeping sea views some of the area spills out to the rooftop pool and seating area.

Rooftop review roundup: A simple does what it says on the tin rooftop bar set above an adults only 3 star hotel. (Open to non residents). Lovely friendly barman & amazing views – could sit there all day staring out to sea. 🌊

Address: Schisma, Elounda, 720 53

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Taza Sky Bar in Malta

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