A city that lies in Crete’s north coast along the Sea of Crete, Heraklion enthralls visitors with the huge archaeological site called the Palace of Knossos. Located on the outskirts of the city, the site boasts of frescoes and baths that are thousands of years old. The wonderful natural beauty of Heraklion and vivid nightlife attract countless tourists all year round from the world over. The city is also popular for its legendary Greek philoxenia or hospitality.
The top spots to see while in Heraklion include the Knossos Archeological Site, the Cathedral of St Minas, the Castello del Molo, and the Heraklion Archeological Museum.
- Legacy Gastro Suites
43, Platia Eleftherias, Heraklion
Situated in the heart of Heraklion, this 5-star, luxury boutique hotel offers 12 unique, thematically-linked suites. You will get breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from every suite as you relax in elegant 1950s-style furnishings while feasting on richly varied Greek gastronomic traditions. Each suite also offers a carefully curated range of Greek gourmet products.
- Olive Green Hotel
Idomeneos 22, Heraklion
This eco-friendly hotel located in the heart of the city blends modern technology with Crete’s famed culture and hospitality to give visitors a wholesome and unique experience. You will find greenery prominent throughout the property, including the rooms, which is in sync with what Crete prides itself for. Relax and enjoy popular dishes at the 626 All Day Lounge & City Garden.
- Aquila Atlantis Hotel
2 Ygias Street, Heraklion
This 5-star rated luxury hotel is the perfect destination if you are looking to indulge in specialized body treatments such as massages. Located strategically close to the city’s lively downtown area that offers many ancient places to explore, you can relax blissfully here after a day’s adventure. The service is impeccable and the amenities ultra-modern, while the hotel provides the biggest conference center in Heraklion to host your leisure activities or business meetings.
- Dessole Dolphin Bay
This 4-star luxury hotel is located on the beach of Amoudara and is at a walking distance from downtown Heraklion. You will find the location ideal as you can quickly traverse from the city center to the marvelous sandy Amoudara beach. Go for relaxing walks in the beautiful gardens nearby and lose yourself in the mouth-watering flavors prepared by the hotel’s master chefs.
- ibis Styles Heraklion Central
Koroneou 26 & Agiou Titou, Heraklion
Nestled in the bosom of Heraklion, this hotel offers all the modern amenities and the comfort and luxury you are looking for while in Crete. The property’s closeness to most of the city’s top attractions and shopping venues has endeared it to countless visitors. You will the restaurant and bar exquisite and spend time relishing the tasty delicacies and drinks they have to offer.
- Enorme Lifestyle Beach
Andrea Papandreou, 110 Amoudara, Heraklion
You will love this property if your idea of relaxation is to take a dip or swim. Ideally located on Amadoura beach, this hotel has five sharing and two common seasonal outdoor swimming pools. You can also relax on the sun terrace or take a walk in the idyllic garden after enjoying a buffet meal at the main restaurant. Couples will have a gala time here.
- DOM Boutique Hotel
Almirou 14, Heraklion
This 4-star hotel with 37 elegantly designed rooms sits right in the center of Heraklion. Relax and sip in authentic Cretan hospitality at the comfortable double and deluxe rooms and suites, or indulge your senses in the lobby bar. The central market is a stone’s throw away while the international airport is just a short drive from this property.
- Petousis Hotel & Suites
Andrea Papandreou, 140 Amoudara, Heraklion
This hotel’s vantage location right on Amoudara beach makes it the ideal destination for guests seeking to relax by the sea and remain close to the vibrancy of city life. Almost all guestrooms and suites are sea-facing and look down on a crystal clear outdoor swimming pool. If you are a food aficionado, Amoudara is dotted with cafeterias, restaurants, and bars.
- Metropole Urban Hotel
Platia Agias Ekaterinis, Heraklion
This hotel is your perfect choice given its location right in the heart of Heraklion city. You will find comfort the dominant factor in all the rooms, which are fitted with all the modern amenities a guest can want. Your choice of a room can range from economical to deluxe and from family to suite with a panoramic view of the spectacular city.
- Amounda Bay
Melinas Merkouri, Amoudara, Heraklion
This 4-star luxury hotel has been recently renovated to feature a huge outdoor pool surrounded by sun-beds, a restaurant, and a snack bar. Popular for its sterling service and sparkling cleanliness, you will find the hotel a great place to relax. Attractions such as the Snail Farm and Kotsanas Museum are also at a walking distance from Amounda Bay.
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