THE LOCATION CRETE,
Hersonissos is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Crete. Countless cafes, shops and restaurants create a unique cosmopolitan mosaic! In the evening, the center is transformed to a lively and vivid town. The old village of Hersonissos as well as the villages of Koutouloufari and Piskopiano, boast panoramic views over the harbor of Hersonissos. The hotel is just 1,5 km away from Hersonissos’ center, close to the famous sites of the island and it can serve as a starting point to excursions regardless of the destination.
Driving 25 km west of Hersonissos, one finds the capital city of the island, Heraklion. Small coastal villages are waiting to be explored while driving the national roads along the seacoast towards Heraklion. This contemporary city combines museums, Venetian and ancient monuments, a beautiful market, and little squares full of cafes and restaurants. The Venetian Fortress of Koules imposes with its presence the harbor of Heraklion. For those guests wishing to visit the largest ancient palace of the Minoan Era, Knossos of King Minos is just a short drive by car or bus from the city center.
For those guests that want to combine sea and mountain, the Lassithi Plateau is also easily reachable from the hotel. At an altitude of 800 meters, the Plateau covers an area of 25 kilometers. The traditional, picturesque, little villages and taverns, together with stone windmills that are spread all around it, create a unique scenery. The local taverns that serve traditional delicacies created from locally grown ingredients, are waiting to be explored. The inhabitants of the area are famous for their hospitality and friendliness. The myth has it, that in the preserved Cave of Dikteon Antron Zeus was born.
CretAquarium: at approx. 15km from the hotel is the biggest Mediterranean aquarium, a perfect getaway for the whole family that includes a wide variety of small and large fish. Oh, there are also some sharks! Dinosauria: a trip to the very long past, where children & adults can enjoy what animals looked like millions of years ago!
CRETE GOLF CLUB
The Crete Golf Club is located only 8 km away from the hotel, in close distance to Hersonissos, one of the most important seaside resorts in Greece. An 18-hole Golf Course of international standards which has also a Golf Academy, a restaurant, a pool, and a modern Pro Shop. The location of the Crete Golf Club in the valley of the river Aposelemis is on the diachronically main road connecting the Ancient and Byzantine, city of Hersonissos on the north coast of Crete with the hinterland of the island, prominent settlements (like the ancient city Lyttos), and fertile areas in Castelli plain and Lassithi Plateau.