Our story

A family vision meant to change the tourism model in Greek hospitality

Metaxa Hospitality Group was founded by Nikolaos Metaxas back in 1975, transforming Crete into a luxurious travel destination as a result of his vision of developing hotels that embrace authentic hospitality, sustainability and culture through the people, place and local society.

After four decades of continued leadership and success, Metaxa Hospitality Group has proven that dreams can become a reality only by committing to values, hard work, lifelong education and forward-thinking.

Metaxa Hospitality Group is today an internationally multi-awarded group of companies with more than 45 distinctions and remains a pioneer in the tourism industry of Greece by developing, managing and operating three resorts and hotels and a convention centre in Crete and Santorini.

Just before completing two major projects we continue to shape the modern tourism scene, we are proud of being true throughout the years to our core values and are committed to following those same values in our journey ahead.

Today, Andreas Metaxas, CEO, leads Metaxa Hospitality Group into a promising future where people, guests, environment, society, economy and culture remain the heart and soul of who we are.


1975 - Creta Maris Beach Resort in Hersonissos, Crete a family friendly five-star all-inclusive resort that aims to showcase the authentic Cretan way of living.

1995 - Tui Magic Life Candia Maris in Ammoudara, Heraklion in Crete, a 16+ five-star hotel with a direction to entertainment and fitness. It belongs to the portfolio of Tui Magic Life brand under a franchisee license, managed and operated by the Group.

2016 - Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa in Oia, Santorini, a couples' five-star luxury hotel that is offering an easygoing and authentic experience of luxury hospitality.