CRETE - Category de lux *****



Situation: Situated 2 kms from Hersonissos village, 23 kms from Heraklion international airport and 30 kms from the city of Agios Nikolaos .
Description: The hotel has 353 rooms (97 of which have direct access to the thalasso/spa centre and 10 of which are tailored for guests with special needs) and 37 deluxe suites, all housed in building complexes. Symposio Main Restaurant, Candia Gourmet Resrtaurant, Harmonia Diet Restaurant, El Greco Traditional Greek Restaurant,Allegro Snack Bar, Albatros Beach Bar Restaurant, Allegro Pizzeria, Kalypso Pool Bar, Children's Restaurant, Dionyssos Wine Bar, Minos Main Bar, Apollon Night Club, Delfinia Pool Bar, Aldemar shop, Boutiques, Traditional arts shop, Jewelleru shop, hai salon, mini market, kiosk, meeting room with a capacity of 80 persons, conference facilities at the neighbouring Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Conference Centre with a capacity of 900 persons.
Accommodation:All rooms with marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer,magnifying mirror, air-condition, telephone, TV satellite with music channels,refrigerator (mini-bar upon request), safe.
Meals:Breakfast s erved in the Main Restaurant "Symposio", American-style buffet.
Dinner b uffet service in the Main Restaurant "Symposio". Choice of three main dishes (waiter service) (inclusive: HB/FB)
Three special buffet theme nights a week (inclusive: HB/FB)
Sports and activities:There are 14 fresh-water swiming pools on the hotel ground: 2 large outdoor pools, 1 open-air Jacuzzi, 1 indoor heated pool, 1 outdoor private pool for the Presidential suite, 9 outdoor pools for the VIP rooms and suites, 1 outdoor children's pool.4 tennis courts, mini gorf course, beach Volley, games room, squash (2 courts),table tannis, billard, archery, fitness center, water sports.

Animation:Evening programmes and shows 1 or 2 times a week by the animation team.Work-out programmes with fitness instructors (aerobics, aquafit, gym work-outs, body firming).

Dedicated entirely to your well-being, the Royal Mare Thalasso/Spa Centre seduces with its size, luminosity and serenity. The facility is a luxury that every visitor can enjoy to their heart's content. Treatment rooms, swimming pools, beauty and fitness centres all share a space comprising 4,000 m2. Our knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff, the exceptional quality of the treatments, the attention to every detail that makes each visitor feel like a privileged guest, the meticulous cleanliness of the centre, the prestigious surroundings with its abundance in marble, the magical scenery and the omnipresent «big blue» as its backdrop: the combination of these elements is an invitation to utmost relaxation!
AQUAROYAL. This aquatic complex subtly blends honey-coloured wood and mosaic-blue tiles to create a haven of relaxation. With its imposing dimensions (pool size is 350 m2) and its glazed picture windows opening out on to the vastness of the sea, this majestic space seems to float on the waves! In this magical environment, you can tone up, stimulate your circulation and strengthen your legs from top to toe.
In this area, a geyser tickles the sole of your feet, a little further on you can work out in the counter-current walking area which alternates between warm and cold water, you can let yourself be massaged from head to toe by a multitude of underwater jets which gush forth in alternating fashion, you can splash about under the umbrella showers and after, you
can relax on hydro massage seats and couches...
AQUAGYM. This is the pool where a qualified trainer will show you movements that will permit you to gently stretch and tone your body. The water resistance provides optimal conditions for a gymnastic session, while buoyancy makes you feel lighter. Regular workouts of this type will help prevent arthritic and osteoporosis problems, help tone muscles, relieve back pains and tone up or simply relax your body!
In the same pool, discover the AQUA STREAM, a series of exercises performed in front of a high-pressure underwater jet. It truly kneads and strengthens your body, slims your figure and helps pains subside.
Before or after a day of Thalasso/Spa programme, or even in between two treatments, you are kindly invited to visit the gym and muscle-sculpting room. Qualified instructors are present to create and guide you through your personalised training.
The «Hammam» (Turkish baths), a three room complex, each with different temperatures, has a decor of sumptuous marble mosaic that is worthy of a visit. Caressed by the streams of steam, delicately perfumed with eucalyptus, your body will slowly get rid of the harmful toxins and your skin will gently shed all of the tiny dead particles that clog it up. Tensions are released and you will abandon yourself to the sense of wellbeing that slowly envelops you. At the end you will feel lighter, purified .



Situation: Situated 2 kms from Hersonissos village, 23 kms from Heraklion international airport and 30 kms from the city of Agios Nikolaos .
Description:The hotel has 364 rooms and 40 deluxe villas, all housed in building complexes.Main Restaurant, Fontana Amorosa Gourmet Restaurant, Taverna Artemis, Main Bar,Snack bar & Restaurant, Villas Restaurant, Children's Restaurant, Beach Bar & Restaurant, Ouzeri, Pool Bar, Aquarius Night Bar, Cellar Wine bar, TV and video room, open amphiteatre, conference rooms
Rooms: All rooms with marble bathroom (bathtub), hair dryer, air-condition, telephone, TV satellite with music channels, refrigerator (mini-bar upon request), safe, furnished balcony or veranda.
Family rooms
- 2 bedrooms with connecting door and 1 bathroom with access from both rooms
- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1WC
- Suite Sea Front (1 bedroom, 1 sitting-dining room, 1 bathroom, 1 WC).
Meals: Breakfast: Served in the Main restaurant, American-style buffet ( 07:00 - 07:30 continental breakfast only).
For the Villas guests' breakfast is served in the Villas-Restaurant.
Dinner: Buffet service in the Main Restaurant. Choice of three main dishes (waiter service) (inclusive: HB/FB)
Four special buffet theme nights a week (inclusive: HB/FB)
Sports and activities: There are 13 swimming pools on the hotel grounds: 4 outdoor main pools (2 seawater & 2 fresh water), 6 outdoor pools exclusively for the Villas section (fresh water), Indoor heated pool (fresh water), 2 children's pools (fresh water), 3 tennis courts, beach volley, table tennis, squash court, bridge room, games room, billiards, fitness centre, service de massages, sauna, Jacuzzi, water sports, Thalasso programmes at the Royal Mare Thalasso/Spa Centre.

Animation: Evening programmes and shows by the animation team, Work-out programmes with fitness instructors (aerobics, aqua fit, gym work-outs, and body firming).



Situation: Just 6,2 km from the city of Heraklion, and 11 km from the International airport, Candia Maris dominates the area with its exquisite architecture. The harmonious combination of traditional materials, such as brick and marble, the view of the sea from all the areas of the hotel without exception and the friendliness of the experienced staff, make up a unique recipe for idyllic and restful holidays. .
Description:Candia Maris with its 256 luxury rooms operates as an all-inclusive resort hotel and with its fully equipped "Thalasso" centre and complete Conference Centre is a unit offering all the amenities of a deluxe hotel and a holiday resort, combined with the facilities and the social life of a city hotel. Main restaurant, Greek restaurant Arhanes, Grill room Andromeda, Pool Snack Bar, Beach Snack Bar, Midnight Snack bar in the main restaurant, Romantic Lobby Bar, Beach Bar, Pool Snack Bar, shopping Arcade ,Florist, Art Gallery, Open air theatre, disco, church (Greek Orthodox), parking.
Rooms: All rooms with bathroom (bathtub), hair dryer, air-condition, telephone, TV satellite with music channels, refrigerator, furnished balcony or veranda with sea view.
Meals: American breakfast buffer, lunch buffet, dietary menus.
Sports and facilities :2 outdoor swimming pools, 4 indoor swimming pools, 1 children's pool, mini club, playground, Fitness center, Mini Golf, 2 Squash Courts (wood), Table Tennis, Billiards, Bridge-TV Corner, Beach Volley, Basketball, Volleyball, 1 Mini Football 7x7, 1 Mini Football 8x8, Jogging and Race Track 400m, water sports.

Animation: Gymnastics, Water Gymnastics, Quiz, Chess, Boccia, Darts, Games, Bingo, Dance contests, Greek Dancing Lessons, Cretan Cooking Lessons, Beach Volleyball, Tournaments, Greek Language Lessons, Sixties, Folklore Nights, Theme parties.



Situation:Situated 24 km east of the Heraklion International Airport, it is close to the Fishing village of Hersonissos, a long sweeping bay of sandy beach and crystal clear water, Creta Maris has been created with loving care and attention to detail, characterizing one of the many thousands of villages on the Aegean Islands.
Description: The 5-star Hotel on the Cretan Sea, Creta Maris is a unique combination of Aegean Architecture and luxurious facilities. 226 rooms, 226 bungalows, 25 suites, 4 restaurants, 6 Bars, Shopping Arcade, florist, bowling, disco, parking. The conference centre directly connected to the hotel, covers an area of 6.000m² and can accommodate up to 5.000 delegates in its 68 halls.
Rooms: All rooms with bathroom (bathtub), hair dryer, air-condition, telephone, TV satellite with music channels, refrigerator, safe, balcony or veranda.
Meals: American Breakfast Buffet, Lunch Buffet, Dietary Menus (Regular & Special Diets).
Sports and facilities: 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools, 1 Indoor Swimming Pool, 2 Children's Pools, Mini Club, Playground, Kids' Disco, Children's Water land , Fitness center, 3 Tennis courts, 3 Floodlit Courts, 3 Courts With Artificial Grass, Mini Golf, 2 Petanque Courts, Table Tennis, Billiards, Beach Volley, Mini Football 5x5, water sports. A visit to "Thalasso" will offer you the unique opportunity to indulge your senses and benefit from the rich elements of the sea.

Animation: Gymnastics, Water Gymnastics, Quiz, Chess, Boccia, Darts, Games, Bingo, Dance Contests, Greek Dancing Lessons, Cretan Cooking Lessons, Greek Language Lessons, Sixties, Folklore Nights, Theme parties, Shows .




Situation: Situated 75 Kms from Heraklion, 13 Kms from Agios Nikolaos and 800 meters from Istron village.
Description: 145 rooms, restaurant, lounge, Café-bistro at pool, Beach tavern Votsala, A la carte Beach restaurant Meltemi, Beach Bar, Main Bar, Open air Disco, TV corner, games room, Hairdresser's salon, conference room "Athineos" 120 seats, and "Mithekos" 45 seats.
Rooms :
a. Standard rooms, 60, seafront with sea view, balcony or terrace, air conditioning/heating centrally operated part-time schedule, WC & bath, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, radio, safe for rent, mini bar, and hair dryer.
b. Superior rooms, 43, with sea view, larger rooms, with bed and sitting space, balcony or terrace, air condition/heating centrally operated, part-time schedule, WC & bath, bathrobe service, direct dial telephone, radio, satellite TV, safe for rent, mini bar service, hair dryer.
c. Suites/apartments, 15, seafront with sea or garden view, by the pool or in between the floors, two rooms with one bath, 1 bedroom and another combined bed and living room with kitchenette, refrigerator/mini bar, sea view, balcony or terrace, air condition/heating centrally operated part-time schedule, WC & bathroom with bath, bathrobe service, telephone, radio, satellite TV, safe for rent, hair dryer.
d. Garden junior suites, 27, seafront with sea or garden view, located by the ad-joining building (1995), larger rooms, (30 to 36 sqm) with bed and sitting space, (tripled or 4bedded). Luxurious in modern Aegean style design, WC with bath, hair dryer, bathrobe service, open air terrace with sun beds and umbrella, air conditioning/heating individually operated, direct dial telephone, radio, satellite TV, safe for rent, mini bar.
Meals: There is a breakfast buffet (extended style with whole meal food), as well as a dinner, offering Cretan Traditional Cuisine with a buffet of starters, of salads and of desserts. Soup and main course will be provided by waiter service. Every fortnight, a grand buffet, or alternatively a candlelight gala dinner will be presented; further a weekly barbecue with Cretan Folklore by the beach-side will be arranged.
Sports and activities: Outdoor swimming pool, childrens'pool, playground, Tennis Court with floodlight, Beach Volley, Table Tennis, Billiards, Sea sports, Scuba diving school with diploma.

Animation:Soft entertainment's program. Day activities. Aerobic, Gymnastics, Nature walks with Botanical instruction with picnic (extra charge), Cretan cooking lessons, Beach Games, Wine Tasting, Tennis Tournaments, Pool Games, Greek Lessons, Children's Daily Program etc.
Evening Entertainment. Cretan Night, Beach Barbecue with Dancing Show, Raki Parties, Dinner Dancing, Piano Bar Nights and Dancing Piano Music, Disco Dancing, Greek Dancing Lessons Video & Slide presentations etc.



Situation: Minoa Palace is a new (as of June 2002) luxury resort hotel situated in Platanias, located 10 km west of the center of Hania, in its most lively suburb and just 150 m from a long sandy beach.
Description: 14 luxurious rooms and bungalows, 7 superior suites, 9 executive suites with private pool, 1 presidential suite, A la carte Restaurant Ta Nisia, Restaurant Olive Tree, main bar, pool bar, lounge bar, Play room, TV/Video Room, Hairdressing, Jewellery-shop, Mini market, conference rooms. .
Rooms: All rooms with balcony/terrace of 8 m 2 , Bath/showers/WC, Hair dryer, telephone, SatelliteTV, Music, Fast ISDN connections (for Internet access, Fax, etc), Air-conditioning, Heating, Refrigerator and safe.
Meals: American breakfast buffet, lunch a la carte, Dinner: Full buffet in the Main Restaurant " The Olive Tree " with starters, salads, cheese & desserts - Buffet / A la carte in the Tavern " Ta Nisia "
Sports and activities : 1 Outdoor Pool 630 m 2 , 1.30-1.65 m, (connected with the following), 1 Outdoor Pool 280 m 2 , 0.80-1.30 m, (connected with the following), 1 Outdoor Athletic Pool , 8.50 m x 12 m, 1.50 m deep, 2 Outdoor Pools with Jacuzzi. 1 Outdoor Children's Pool 102 m 2 , 0.40 m. Indoor pools: 1 Indoor Pool 90 m 2 , 1.50 m. 1 Indoor Children's Pool 30 m 2 , 0.40 m. W ater polo, tennis, table tennis, children's Mini Club, kindergarten, and babysitting upon request. Water sports, sale de fitness with steam bath, sauna, Jacuzzi, massage room, indoor heated pool and hair salon .

Animation: Animation programs are supported by highly professional animators.
Daytime activities include :
Gymnastics : morning gym, breathing & relaxation exercises, stretching, Swedish gymnastics, Body pump, jogging, aerobics and aqua aerobics,Sport : table tennis, volleyball, darts, Boccia , Culture : Greek language lessons, Backgammon lessons, Cooking lessons, syrtaki lessons, wine tasting, Cretan Herbs Presentation, Cretan Mythology presentation, Cretan traditional culture - walk.
Evening activities include : Professional dance shows, folklore dance show, dance music (several times in High Season). Food & Beverage Highlights: (at a supplement charge) various theme nights (Like the "Fish Festival", the "Lobster Evening", etc) are take place in High Season).




Situation: Porto Platanias Beach Resort is situated in a quiet, idyllic area of Platanias, next to one of the cleanest beaches of the island. Within walking distance from our resort you have the chance to explore the exceptionally picturesque village of Platanias up on the hill, as well as the surrounding area. Do not fail to visit the centre of Chania, 9 km away from Platanias and marvel at the enchanting Venetian harbour, while on your way to the centre you can stop and explore the various small and beautiful villages!
Description: 102 rooms, 14 family rooms, 5 suites, 23 maisonettes, 40 apts, Main restaurant, A la carte pool restaurant, Lounge bar, Pool/snack bar, Roof garden bar (subject to weather), Beach bar (subject to weather, Lobby lounge, Mini market/Gift shop, Hairdresser Unisex (on request), Internet Café, Florist, Conference Facilities, Parking.

Rooms: All rooms are equipped with marble bathroom with shower, hair-dryer, individually controlled air conditioning unit (heating & cooling), satellite colour TV, music channels, direct-dial telephone, fax/computer hookup access, internet access, small fridge or mini bar (on charge), safety deposit box, balcony overlooking the sea, the pool or the garden.

Meals: American Breakfast Buffet and Dinner Buffet.
Sports and activities: Large fresh water free form outdoor swimming pool, Private pool in family rooms, Children's Pool, Children's play ground, beach volleyball court, Table Tennis, Billiards, table games, Fitness center.

Animation: Daytime animation programme incl. games, sports, competitions, etc. Evening entertainment at the lounge or roof garden bar incl. Greek Nights (once a week) & "Theme" Nights (twice a week), e.g. music nights.



Situation: Situated 70 Kms from Heraklion International airport and 2 kms from the picturesque harbour of Agios Nikolaos.
Description: 68 rooms, 24 Junior Suites, 17 suites, 9 exclusive suites with private pool, 3 Executive, 3 Grands, Cocktail/Piano bar, 2 Main Restaurants, Beach Restaurant & Bar, Piano restaurant, Kafenion, TV room, boutique, kiosk , Art Gallery, Hotel Cinema Theatre for private screening, conference rooms.

Rooms: All rooms with marble bathrooms, hairdryer and separate WC, luxury toiletries and slippers, air condition, telephone, satellite TV, music, safe, mini bar, balcony or terrace.

Meals: American Breakfast Buffet, 5 courses Buffet Dinner.
Sports and activities : Outdoor swimming pools, children's pool, indoor swimming pool, table tennis, billiard and play station II video games, water sports, Spa Centre
Special events.




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