THINGS TO DO
WALKING ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF HISTORY, TRADITION AND CULTURE
Crete was the epicenter of one of the earliest European cultures, the Minoans, and their impressive palaces that flourished thousands of years ago in Knossos and Phaistos are now major archeological sites that attract visitors from around the globe. The island’s natural beauty is also a main attraction with imposing mountains, caves and gorges ideal for hiking and exploring, easily accessed from Knossos beach thanks to its location in the center of the island.
SIGHTS IN CRETE
Just 500 m from the hotel, the village Kokkini Hani offers a selection of traditional tavernas and cafes overlooking the sea as well as a modern shopping center.
The city offers a variety of archeological sites worth visiting and is also famous for its nightlife, with a wide selection of restaurants and bars.
THE MINOAN PALACE OF KNOSSOS
The famous Minoan Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the richest museums in Greece hosting a priceless collection of findings, are located at a distance of 12 km from the hotel.
Marvel at the Cretan pottery art that has its roots in the Minoan civilization since 3000BC.
Reported in documents and books from the 16th century including a manuscript of the British Museum dated in 1559 Agarathos is one of the oldest monasteries in Crete.
The International Exhibition Centre of Crete (DEKK)
Just 4 km east of the hotel. Its modern infrastructures are ideal for organizing presentations, show rooms, music and other events.
SCUBA DIVING COURSES
Enjoy the magic of the seabed at the organized diving center near our hotel.
CRETAQUARIUM – THE AQUARIUM OF CRETE
One of the largest and most modern aquariums in Europe, CretAquarium was founded and operates as part of the HCMR. Located on the north-western part of the former American Base of Gournes, together with the research institutions of HCMR it forms THALASSOKOSMOS – the largest centre for marine science and promotion of the Mediterranean sea world.
CRETAN GOLF CLUB
For a genuine golfing experience
An 18-hole Golf Course of international standards – the only one on the island – presents fascinating new challenges. The mountainous course has been built in an exciting desert style layout and each hole has been individually sculptured to blend into the existing natural landscape.
Furthermore, the architects have made every effort to protect the environment therefore many ecologically friendly features, such as modern water treatment and large untouched areas, are to be found.