Crete is an island with an exquisite
1,000 kilometre-long coastline
dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches
along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. They are amongst the finest in the world and have established Crete as one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations.
It is a place brimming with history from the ancient times
, with a number of museums and archaeological sites offering an insight. Aside from the El Greco, the Historical Museum of Crete is also not too far in Heraklion
, featuring a host of fine paintings, ceramics, sculptures and more.
The hotel is a short distance from Heraklion, the largest city and capital of the island. Here you can visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos - the most important and best known palace complex in Crete
. There are a number of legends, including King Minos and the Minotaur linked to this fascinating place, making it a fascinating experience for all. Elsewhere, you can find plenty of churches, museums and galleries
, for those who want to absorb all of Crete's rich culture.