The huge entrance gateway leads to a large hall from where imposing arches afford views of this magnificent property. The Elixir Spa, has a varied program of wellness and treatment using Ayurvedic techniques. The Grecoland corner is a fantastic, professionally supervised kindergarten for the younger guests. Finally, a spacious and well equipped conference hall is available for larger events.
The hotel is impressively modern but also leaning on traditional materials and techniques: local stone terraces with palm tree adorn lagoons and pathways, around buildings, bungalows and villas. The buildings are stoned, wooden and glassed.
The 212 guestrooms range across 20 different types of accommodation, and feature over 60 private pools. Sea view rooms in the main palace include private gyms, home cinema and luxury bathrooms with colour therapy and aromatherapy Jacuzzi bathtubs. The terrace features dining area, umbrella and sun beds.
The variety of culinary options available is astonishing: the Mediterranean main restaurant is floating in a lagoon, and offers an extensive, rich breakfast or meal buffet, with vegetarian or childrens meal options. The panoramic a la carte restaurant is the gourmet option. The Blue Monkey has an Oriental style menu while the Xasteria is focused in Cretan organic cuisine. The Labyrinth lounge bar and the poolside brasserie cater for drinks and lighter snack options. Finally, the Petrino restaurant is right on the beach, with catch of the day dishes. Upon request, the hotel will organize a romantic sunset dinner for two on the beach, a truly memorable experience.
A brand new property in the Gouves area of northern Crete, 23 km from Heraklion and 10 km from Hersonissos. The airport is also a quick 20 minute drive away.