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Creta Maris Beach Resort, Hersonissos, Crete
An ideal choice for families, this all-inclusive really does cater for your every need whilst respecting and celebrating authentic Cretan hospitality, cuisine and design. With extensive daily events for guests to choose from, including Greek lessons, Greek cooking classes and a range of fitness activities, boredom won't be an option. If, however you'd prefer to relax, drink in hand with a pick of pools to choose from, that's on offer too. An easy stroll to a nearby village for some shopping or to try a local restaurant if you've exhausted the resort offerings, you'll be able to immerse yourself in local life. A great pick for family friendly accommodation on the beautiful island of Crete, with accommodating and friendly staff.
The bounty of shops selling good-looking, well-priced swimwear and unique handicraft gifts was handy being a stone's throw from the resort.
Situated in the north of the island, the hotel overlooks Hersonissos Beach. The village is also famed for its Ancient Roman ruins.
By plane: direct flights to Heraklion take around 4 hours from London. It's a 20-minute drive to the hotel. Free parking available. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
Perfect for families who want to relax and have fun with a fulsome activity timetable planned, events every evening and an all-inclusive offering. The immaculate gardens are clearly cared for with love - we perched under an olive tree on the way to our room.
Service & Facilities
We loved the Cretan flare of staff uniform: traditional black sariki worn as shawls with teardrop fringes symbolising tears of mothers whose sons went to war.
- Sun terrace
- Swimming pools
- Kids' club
- Water park
- Fitness centre
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking
The Deluxe Sea View Room is roomy with a big balcony to relax and recharge, looking out over the pretty resort and beyond. The Cretan wooden chest and dressing table give the feel of being in a locals' home, adding to the authenticity.
Deluxe Room, Family Room, Suite, Deluxe Suite, Ambassador Suite, Presidential Suite, Creta Maris Villa
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, balcony or terrace, tea and coffee facilities, smart TV, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning
Food & Drink
The Orange and carob semolina cake with carob praline, orange zest, vanilla ice cream and a basil leaf was our favourite pudding. The saganaki (graviera cheese baked in filo pastry with homemade fig jam and grape molasses) was delicious.
Cosmos: buffet restaurant, international cuisine. All-day menu, open daily.
Cochlias: grill restaurant with sea view. Open daily for dinner, 6:30-9:30pm.
Almyra: buffet and à la carte seafood restaurant, Greek cuisine. All-day menu, open daily.