THE LOCATION CRETE,
Hersonnisos is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Crete. Countless cafes, shops and res-taurants create a unique cosmopolitan mosaic! In the evening, the centre is transformed to a lively and vivid town. The old village of Hersonissos as well as the villages of Koutouloufari and Episkopiano, boast panoramic views over the harbour of Hersonissos. The hotel is just 5 km away from Hersonis-sos’ centre, close to the famous sites of the island and it can serve as a starting point to excursions re-gardless 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 sea-coast towards Hera-klion. This contemporary city combines museums, Venetian and ancient monuments, a beautiful mar-ket and little squares full with cafes and restaurants. The Venetian Fortress of Koules imposes with its presence the harbour 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 tradi-tional, 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 hospi-tality 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 are also some sharks! Dinosauria: a trip to the very long past, where children can enjoy what animals looked like millions of years ago!