A kilometer from the bustling Hersonissos is the small village of Anissaras. It is a paradise of tranquility and tranquility on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The resort specializes in family holidays. The romantic atmosphere favors the honeymoon of the newlyweds. The main highlight is the magnificent beaches in the cozy bays. The hilly coast is planted with orange and olive groves. For tourists created a good infrastructure.
There are no nightclubs, discos, beach parties. Along the coast stretches hotels of different categories of comfort. There are few separate taverns, a couple of traditional Cretan establishments with authentic cuisine are located on the outskirts of the village. The main restaurants work in hotel complexes. They can be visited by everyone. The resort offers a travel agency with a good reputation, several grocery stores, a boutique of fur coats, a hookah, a branded souvenir shop, two shopping centers.
Water sports, a diving club, hiking and bus excursions, hiking trips to local natural attractions are organized. For more active types of recreation, you can go to neighboring Hersonissos or Malia. For those who decided to relax in Anissaras, the rating of the best hotels TOP-10 is offered.
Five-star huge complex is considered the best resort hotel in the village. It was built on the seashore. Residential buildings and auxiliary buildings are surrounded by a garden of 60 hectares. There are 647 roomsavailable for guests’ stay, some of which have a private pool. There are 5 swimming pools in the common wellness area. The bowl of one of them is made in the form of a heart with illumination around the perimeter. This creates a special romantic atmosphere for couples in love. On the territory there is a private water park with slides and water attractions. Sports lovers also have where to practice tennis, paddle tennis, golf, play basketball, volleyball, football, rent a bicycle. The beach has the “Blue Flag” award for exceptional cleanliness and environmental friendliness.
Meals are organized by five restaurants and five bars. Breakfast is served buffet style. Lunch and dinner can be ordered à la carte or use the Swedish line again. Guests can enjoy Italian, Greek, Cretan, Asian cuisine, grill/barbecue. The bars serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, aromatic coffee, light snacks, desserts and ice cream. A special menu has been developed for baby food. Full board is possible, as well as an upscale all-inclusive package.
As entertainment, daytime and evening programs are offered in the outdoor amphitheater. A children’s playground is available for kids. The water park has a team of animators. There is a spa centre where the sauna and swimming pool are available free of charge. Other procedures are provided on a paid basis. Like all hotels in Anissaras, Lyttos Beach is focused on family holidays. For parents with children, there are special family rooms with a reasonably organized space. The master bedroom is separated from the children’s sliding door, the balcony has furniture for morning tea (tea stations are installed in the rooms), the bathroom is equipped with a multifunctional shower.
“We were absolutely delighted with the service and living conditions. It’s a pity that you had to pay for the use of tennis courts, but the hotel itself is just amazing!”
This five-star hotel looks like a large Venetian palace. Living conditions here are truly royal. Here, a round-the-clock mode of service on the “All Inclusive” system has been introduced. The interiors are decorated in the old Italian style, the design of white with gilding is complemented by ornate monograms and elegant furniture. The hotel offers 351 luxurious rooms,7 restaurants and 5 bars, including a new champagne, wine and sushi bar, a modern spa, as well as concierge and shuttle services. The golden colour of the reception, handmade furniture and stylish lobby décor, as well as the warmest welcome guarantee guests an unforgettable stay.
Buffet meals are organised by the main restaurant of the complex. For entertainment there are 5 swimming pools, a field for mini-football, equipment for water sports. Unlike the previous hotel, almost all sites are free. The price list is installed only in the spa area. For vacationers there is a team of animators. Younger guests are provided with a children’s pool, outdoor and indoor playground. The beach has been repeatedly awarded the Blue Flag. Sun beds and umbrellas are installed free of charge.
“This hotel should be chosen by those who are looking for super comfort and are willing to pay for it. It is convenient that at the reception you can arrange a motorcycle or car rental» Alexey
The architectural style of this five-star hotel can be safely attributed to the Cretan traditions of the Minoan period. The complex is completely built of local brick and marble. It offers 159 rooms (standards and suites). The buildings are surrounded by gardens, in which there are alleys convenient for walking. Evening performances are held in the amphitheater. Meals are served on a full board system. The buffet is served three times a day in the main restaurant. The hotel is focused on wellness recreation. On its territory there is a large SPA center with many useful procedures. Outdoor sports grounds are equipped, including two tennis courts, a basketball court and a golf course, 4 swimming pools. For children, there is a playground, an indoor playroom and a swimming pool. Shuttle services and car rental are available.
“The service was better than I expected. We will definitely come back here again when we are in Crete” Soltan, Israel
Considering the hotels of Anissaras from an aesthetic point of view, you can see the regularity of the appeal of their owners to a certain historical style. “Serita Beach Hotel” (5 stars) is filled with elements characteristic of the Byzantine period of Crete. It offers double and family rooms with balconies and bungalows with a private small terrace. For all family members there are sports grounds, three swimming pools with sea water and one with water slides, a large SPA center. On the beach there are sun loungers and umbrellas, there is a rental of equipment for water activities. The kids are on a special account here. A play area is equipped for them, a club is open, animators hold various programs and discos six days a week. For adults, collective classes in aerobics, gymnastics, water games with a ball are held, they have the opportunity to make sketches from nature, participate in the show. The hotel is the venue for traditional folklore evenings and a festival of dishes cooked on coals.
“Great all inclusive service. The staff always takes care of the guests. For example, before the excursion trip, we were given a lunch box and fed breakfast early. In addition to the main restaurant, there are a couple with national cuisine. I advise you to go» Igor
The 5-star resort is built right on the seafront. This is a stylish complex of bungalows designed in the Aegean architectural style. They are located on a vast landscaped area in the middle of beautiful exotic gardens. The beach is sand and pebble, repeatedly awarded the European Blue Flag for its crystal clear water and cleanliness. The service is carried out according to the All inclusive system. In addition to the main restaurant, there is a Greek tavern on site. Entertainment options include live music evenings in the lobby bar or outdoor amphitheater, animation for children and adults, children’s club, fitness, tennis court, spa complex with a set of wellness treatments.
“Great choice for those looking for entertainment for the whole family. There is a good team of animators who will not let you get bored for a minute” Irma
The new stylish hotel has been welcoming guests since June 2021. For guests there are comfortable rooms “Superior Double”, “Family Rooms”, “Junior Suite Private”. The all-inclusive system serves drinks at lunch and dinner in all restaurants (soft drinks, juices, beer on tap of local production, wine, tea coffee). In the bars – alcoholic and soft drinks, tea, coffee, as well as various snacks and ice cream from 11:00-17:00. A breakfast-only package is also available. Buffet meals are served in the restaurant, in the evening you can enjoy a themed dinner in the tavern, a table is booked in advance. The hotel offers two swimming pools, an amphitheater with entertainment shows, a children’s mini-club, a SPA, sports grounds.
“Everything here is at the highest level, and I will definitely come back here again! My best trip to Crete took place here” Kerstin, UK
The 5-star boutique hotel consists of 12 luxury villas with private gardens and swimming pools. This is an innovative approach to the organization of family holidays on the sea coast of Crete. Each area is protected from prying eyes. It’s a separate world where the family continues to feel at home. Common areas include a restaurant/bar, two large outdoor pools, a tennis court, sports fields, a children’s play area, a beach. The villas are equipped with kitchens, but you can buy a package of accommodation with breakfast and start every morning with a buffet in the restaurant.
“The hotel has created a romantic atmosphere. We didn’t regret going here on our honeymoon. The staff took care of our privacy and privacy. We are grateful to everyone for an unforgettable holiday» Pamela, Italy
Hotels without stars provide service no worse than their more comfortable counterparts. «Onira Suite Dreams» invites guests to plunge into the world of elegance, luxury and beauty. They offer 11 luxury villas and suites. Each room is uniquely designed to suit a variety of tastes as well as provide guests with privacy. Fully equipped and with exclusive furnishings, a private pool or Jacuzzi, the suites are designed to make a holiday a dream. Common areas include a large swimming pool, a restaurant where breakfast is served in the morning, lounge areas throughout the territory.
“This is a great apartment a kilometer from the sea. If you rent a car at the airport, it is best to stay here. There is no noise, the atmosphere is a continuous relaxation. During the week, the strength and nervous system are restored by 100%” Ivan
On the coast there are hotels for 4 stars, the first place in the ranking of which is occupied by “Kosta Mare Palace Resort & Spa”. It works on the system “All inclusive”, located in an excellent location on the beach, completely focused on family holidays with children. It offers 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 swimming pools, all-day entertainment, a mini club, sports facilities and a spa, including a free fitness room. The hotel is suitable for guests with reduced mobility. There are roomsadapted for wheelchair access.
“New complex, everything is clean, washed, morally not outdated. The beach and the sea are a stone’s throw away. The food is good, the children liked it. Nice territory, though not enough greenery” Elena
In this case, you can rent a whole villa with three bedrooms with private bathrooms, an equipped kitchen, a shared lounge and a spacious courtyard with a swimming pool. The hotel is located on a hill with panoramic views of the surrounding area. The sea is far away, about a kilometer, but in the presence of a car, the problem disappears by itself. The owner provides impeccable service. The option is perfect for a large family or company.
“The place is superb! For us traveling around Crete, the villa was the best starting point. Host Padelis is an example of true Greek hospitality. There is no problem that he does not solve. We are grateful for his help and next time we will be happy to stay here” Lucas, Netherlands
Choosing a hotel for families with children, you should pay attention to the complexes located on the beaches. Their infrastructure is closer to the usual standards of organization of children’s leisure. In search of privacy, you can consider accommodation in “Onira Suite Dreams” and “Paradise Island Villas”.