Best Hotels in Hersonissos 5 star Crete Greece

Hersonissos is one of the main resorts of the northern coast of Crete. It is 25 km from Heraklion Airport. The tourist infrastructure of the city is made at the level of world standards. Vacationers are waiting for a lot of entertainment venues, historical sights, cozy and clean beaches, home taverns and fashionable restaurants. Any hotel complexes located at the resort are suitable for accommodation. But the best conditions for recreation offer 5-star hotels.

Creta Maris Beach Resort

A huge resort and hotel complex with 680 rooms was built in 1975. He can rightly be counted among the old-timers of the tourist business of Crete. It is located on the outskirts of Hersonissos in an ecologically clean place marked with the Blue Flag. Bright and spacious rooms are designed for different groups of tourists. The fund has deluxe rooms, family rooms, 3 categories of suites, a comfortable villa.

There are 6 restaurants on site. Pithos specialises in traditional Cretan cuisine. Natural products from Creta Maris Farm are used in the preparation of food. “Cosmos” is located in the case of “Maris”. There is a buffet buffet for breakfast and dinner. The menu features Greek and international cuisine. “Estia” is another large restaurant located in the building “Terra”. Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are served buffet style in the dining room. In the evening, Italian cuisine is served. “Cochlias” offers dishes cooked on coals. Almyra is located next to the main pool. “Platia” welcomes guests next to the chapel of the Holy Trinity.

An all-inclusive package is offered for all guests. You can have a snack between the main meals at the waterpark kitchen & BAR and SNACK POINT snack points. A wide selection of drinks and desserts are represented by 9 bars. The dress code is valid only during dinner. It is forbidden to appear in the halls in beach clothes and slates. In order to get to themed dinners, you need to book a table in advance.

Entertainment in the hotel is enough for guests of all ages. The animation team develops and conducts parties, game programs, shows, sports events, organizes open-air film screenings in the amphitheater. In the center “Hammam SPA” for guests prepared unique therapeutic procedures aimed at restoring the body and beauty. The hotel’s aqua zone consists of 6 large swimming pools.

For children and teenagers equipped with its own 5 swimming pools, open mini club, playgrounds, including video games. For them there are discos, animation entertainment, tennis lessons (on a paid basis). For teenagers there is a club with a library. Young guests are welcome in the club “Asterias”. Here you can leave the child for several hours, besides the presence of parents / guardians is not only not necessary, but also prohibited. There are 2 beaches – sandy 250 metres from the hotel and pebbly/rocky 100 metres away.

“I’m excited from the very first day of my stay until I leave for the airport. I like it when hotels provide a transfer and take full care of their guests. I enjoyed a lot of service, food and room. I’ll definitely be back someday!” Ilona, USA




Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel

Just 20 meters from the sea is the family-run Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel. The owners built this complex a five-minute walk from the tourist entertainment center of Hersonissos. Guests from other countries are always welcome here, especially if they come on vacation with children. Rooms of affordable comfort categories are equipped for accommodation. Standards, Superiors and Family Rooms are located in three residential buildings. Some “superiors” are equipped for people with disabilities.

For a comfortable stay, the hotel provides the following services and activities:

  • two pools;
  • spa center “Euphoria” (hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, massage, wellness treatments);
  • animation;
  • yoga classes;
  • cooking classes on Cretan cuisine with tasting of local wines;
  • evening shows.

For children, there is a shallow pool and an entertainment club. Free parking is available by car. In the parking lot there is a station for refueling electric vehicles.

Meals are organized according to the program included in the price of breakfast and ordering of dishes on the menu. The main restaurant “Mediterraneo” is a member of the international program “Greek Breakfast”. The chef of daphne restaurant specialises in Cretan cuisine. His work is appreciated by a special award “Quality Mark”. “Prova” is a real wine cellar with a huge selection of quality wines. The Seaside Bar is located by the pool and pleases guests with signature cocktails until midnight.

“This hotel has a perfect location. A stone’s throw from the beach and the sea, a 5-minute walk from the main street. Breakfast is great, evening cocktails are even better! Friendly staff makes this establishment a good reputation” William, UK



AKASHA Beach Hotel & Spa

It is a resort with spacious rooms and balconies in each room. It stretches along the sandy coast, and its service is designed with the most demanding tastes of travelers in mind. The concept is to combine high-quality leisure with impressions that are primarily associated with the discovery of the secrets and secrets of the island of Crete. During the construction, much attention was paid to the development of categories of rooms and suites, which are both convenient for their intended purpose and chic in design. They create a unique feeling of home comfort and magic of paradise rest.

It features a restaurant where a continental breakfast is served in the morning and an à la carte kitchen is available during the day. There is a well-established service for room service food and drinks. Of the main activities, the most preferable are relaxing on the beach, relaxing by the pool, active tennis on the court, health support in the fitness room and spa. The beach is rocky, the entrance is gentle, but the depth is growing rapidly. You can relax with small children, but they will not be very interested here.

“Fantastic place for those who come to Crete to see the sights. After trips here, like in an oasis. Swimming pool, bartender, refreshing cocktails and complete relaxation. The room is spacious, everything is new, fresh, the staff copes with their duties perfectly» Amit, Israel




Vasia Boulevard Hotel (Adults Only)

If you want to relax without children, then Vasia Boulevard Hotel belongs to the category of “hotels for adults” and accepts guests from 17 years and older. It is located in the heart of Hersonissos, on the first coastline, ideal for day holidays and night walks. 55 stylishly decorated roomsare prepared for accommodation. Each has a furnished veranda or terrace. There are 2 levels of comfort – Double Rooms and Superior Double Rooms. Breakfast is served every morning at the Main Restaurant. After it opens a lobby bar and a pool bar. Lunch and dinner are also available at Sushi & Asian a la carte Restaurant. In the evening, a dress code is required. The administration asks guests to refrain from appearing in public places in shorts, slates, pareos and swimsuits.

For the organization of leisure vacationers are provided:

  1. Outdoor freshwater pool
  2. Access to the sandy beach, sun loungers and parasols are provided
  3. Spa
  4. Fitness center

It is worth noting that there is no parking on the territory. A shuttle service is available to and from the airport.

“It’s quiet and peaceful, the staff is 100% trained, a paradise in the middle of a bustling resort town. We liked it» Costa, Greece



Abaton Island Resort & Spa

Well, if you have hotels in the world that really resemble the Garden of Eden, then Abaton Island Resort & Spa is among them in the top ten. In his fund there are only 14 rooms, but what! All rooms,suites and villas are made according to special open-plan projects, with spacious outdoor terraces, individually designed rooms, private pools and jacuzzi. The restaurant is headed by the famous chef Zinon, whose dishes have been repeatedly awarded by culinary festivals of different levels. On the beach there is a legendary bar “Buddha”. The F-Zin Ivy League restaurant offers a wide range of international and local dishes using its special Cretan flavor. Ladies & Gentlemen’s main bar serves drinks until midnight. Guests are offered a package of accommodation with breakfast included.

“Here, the concept of a great holiday is fully respected. No one imposes an additional service in the form of mandatory lunches and dinners. You can always pull away elsewhere, although better than Buddha Bar I no longer know cool night lights. Disco mixes, the right DJ – the hallmark of the beach of this hotel» Maxim




Nana Princess Suites Villas & Spa

Nana Princess Resort offers a superb 5+ stay with a wide range of 102 immaculately decorated suites and villas. The modern furniture and layout of each room is a feeling of luxurious splendor, meeting the highest aesthetic standards down to the smallest detail. Some have private steam rooms, saunas and gyms. The living quarters are equipped with the most modern amenities and amenities: from smart lamps to heated pools with individual temperature control. Each room has a Nespresso coffee machine. This hotel is one of Europe’s newest luxury spa and wellness resorts, providing first-class hospitality and a full range of exclusive VIP services. The menu is designed by a Michelin-starred chef. You can eat in one of the three restaurants or order the butler (assigned to each villa) to serve meals on site. There is also a large selection of tempting places where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail, a signature drink or a lovely cigar. Private beach bar, relaxation bar by the pool, a unique hookah lounge create a wonderful atmosphere of good rest.

“This is a brand new hotel with an innovative approach to the organization of resort holidays. Each room is a separate bungalow or villa with its own swimming pool. The complex occupies a hillside, so from each window you can see the sea. Before the entrance there is a large parking lot, the whole territory is guarded” Alexandr, Malta




Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience

Lovers of relaxing in authentic local conditions will definitely enjoy this hotel complex. It is located in the traditional Cretan village of Koutouloufari and is built in the tradition of ancient Cretan cities – in the form of an amphitheater descending to the sea. 105 suites are located in 15 buildings with elevators. Preserving a rustic atmosphere inspired by local architecture, Esperides Crete Resort features stone green gardens, a central square with swimming pool, a secluded quiet area, a natural spa and a collection of rooms and suites with private pools and jacuzzis. All of them are decorated in a characteristic cozy design that will make guests feel at home. Considering food as an important part of the holiday, the restaurant offers an excellent Mediterranean buffet with local recipes for breakfast and dinner, an original Cretan tavern in a traditional setting and a relaxed terrace for relaxation with stunning sea views.

“The main value of this place is the staff. Friendly attitude has to come back here more than once» Dmitry, Estonia




All 5-star hotels in Hersonissos will give tourists an unforgettable holiday on the coast of Crete. If you are traveling with children, it is best to consider staying at Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel.