Creta Maris Beach Resort is a beach-side hotel in Hersonissos, Crete. A short walk through the gardens takes to you sandy Kastri beach, where you'll find the hotel's beach bar. The hotel has six outdoor swimming pools and a further six smaller pools for kids. You can choose a spot on one of the sun terraces and order a drink from one of the poolside bars. You can take part in an aqua aerobics class at the hotel, or join in with a game of football or beach volleyball. If you want to try water-based activities, the hotel can arrange this for you. Inside, there's another swimming pool and a spa with a sauna. You can book a massage or a beauty treatment. The hotel hosts evening entertainment, including live music and karaoke and there's a disco for kids. With six restaurants and seven bars, there's plenty of choice of places to eat and drink. There's a mini market on site and the shops, cafes and bars of Hersonissos City are a short walk away. If you want to explore more of Crete, you can hire a car through the hotel. For golfers, the 18-hole Crete Golf Club is a short drive inland. The capital Heraklion and the resort of Agios Nikolaos are both day trips from the hotel.
The centre of Hersonissos is 500m from the hotel. The promenade is lined with souvenir shops, bars and cafes, and there's an old fishing harbour. After dark, the resort is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. You can pick up a boat trip from Hersonissos, including to the island of Santorini, or catch the road train to neighbouring Malia and Stalis. The island's capital, Heraklion, is 25km from Creta Maris Beach Resort, and has a range of places to eat and shop. You can stroll along the waterfront, shop in the pedestrianised area or visit the Venetian fortress. The famous archaeological site at Knossos is outside the city.
There are four buffet restaurants, which between them offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel has a further two a la carte restaurants. Creta Maris Beach Resort has seven bars, including a beach bar, three pools bars, two lobby bars and one at the disco. 24-hour room service is also provided.
The hotel runs a kids' club for ages 4-11 and a junior club for ages 12-15. There are tennis courts and you can borrow equipment at no cost.
Rooms at Creta Maris Beach Resort have a minibar, TV and individually controlled air conditioning. A safe, an iron and slippers are provided.
Distance to city centre 3.5km
On the beach
Distance to airport 23km
Address: 00302897027000, L.Hersonissou, Limenas Chersonisou, Greece
Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
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Great Hotel, excellent service, delicious food, many restaurant (for some you need to order a queue for dinner), great for children (we were with infant 1.9 year), lots of entertainment for children and adults
Can only say this was a beautiful stay in a lovely hotel. We booked the week before travel and just needed a relaxing break. We were not disappointed, the hotel was spotless, clear advice was visible and practiced for all Covid safety precautions and practices were in place in all areas for the bars, restaurants etc. All staff were very friendly and helpful no matter what there role was and in particular we had the pleasure of Fanis and Maria in the Almyra restaurant who were just exceptional in their response and attention to all guests.
Thank you for a wonderful and perfect escape before lockdown was enforced.
As we spent our holiday at the very end of a holiday season the hotel was very quiet and not too much was going on however the stay was pleasant and the staff was very helpful and extremely polite. Food was delicious, hotel grounds immaculate and clean. The room was basic but big enough to feel comfortable. Amazing massage in SPA was a wonderful experience (I would skip on manicure tho - not too good) Overall I would highly recommend this place for family/couple holidays.