“Its not the journey, it’s the Destination”
One of the most popular holiday destinations, Hersonnisos has made a name for itself. Countless cafes, shops and restaurants create a unique cosmopolitan mosaic! In the evening, the centre is transformed to a lively and vivid area with bars and clubs. The old village of Hersonissos as well as the villages of Koutouloufari and Episkopiano, boast panoramic views over the harbor of Hersonissos Situated in a strategic place, the hotel is just 5 km away from Hersonissos’ centre, 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. Little coastal towns and villages are waiting to be explored while driving the national roads along the sea-coast towards Heraklion. This modern city combines museums, Venetian and ancient monuments, busy shops and little squares full with 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 centre.
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. 10km from the hotel is an aquarium, a perfect getaway for the whole family that includes a wide variety of small and large fish. Oh, there is also some very large sharks!
Dinosauria: a trip to the very long past, where children can enjoy what animals looked like millions of years ago!
Agios Nikolaos: the Venice of Crete. A beautiful coastal town, 45km from our Hotel. Perfect for shopping and walking along the promenade and the lake area.
Amazonas Zoo Neapoli: a unique petting zoo at 20km from the hotel where lemurs, cimpanzees and other animals take the center stage.
Chania: one of the most beautiful area of Crete with 2 unique beaches that of “Balos” and “Elafonisos. At approx.. 1km from the hotel
Rethymnon: Another beautiful coastal town with a magnificent historical center and old town.