Crete is one of the best Greek destinations for your summer vacations, and Hersonissos is surely among the most known touristic locations on the island. The small town is located on the eastern part of Crete, about 20 minutes drive from Heraklion City.
Hersonissos is the perfect place for partying and socializing, attracting large packs of tourists, especially during the months of July & August, when the majority of the beaches are usually over-crowded. This is why Hersonissos is not recommended for relaxing holidays. There is a small beautiful village, whatsoever, called Analipsi, located just a few km away from Hersonissos. This village could easily become the reference point of your next Cretan holidays!
Analipsi is a great option if you want to avoid the huge tourist crowds of Hersonissos, while also given the option to enjoy an evening cocktail in the town if you want to. It offers various relaxation opportunities, while it's very close to many small Cretan villages hosting great taverns and beach bars. All kinds of beaches can be found near Analipsi, from secluded ones to organised!
This is when Elysium Boutique Hotel comes on stage. The hotel is located in Analipsi Village and it has gained a great reputation over the years. These are the 5 reasons why you should stay at Elysium Boutique Hotel!
1. You will feel like you are the only Guest!
A little special treatment is not bad once in a while, and your vacations is the perfect period to get the pampering that you deserve. The hotel's staff is fully attentive, and will try to carry out each request of yours with success.
It is important to note that Greeks, and more especially Cretans, are globally famous for their friendliness and friendly attitude. Elysium Boutique Hotel will not make you feel like customers, but, more importantly, as guests of a traditional Cretan house.
2. Only a minute away from the beach & 10' Driving from Hersonissos' center!
Crete is a very big island, in fact, it is the biggest in Greece, so a car is greatly recommended if you want to discover it thoroughly. Nonetheless, the hotel is greatly located, so you will be able to explore a small part of Crete even without car!
Analipsi beach is just 1' away from the hotel on foot. It's an organised sandy beach with umbrellas and sunbeds where you can relax. In case you do have a car, you should also visit the nearby beaches of Kokkini Hani, Malia, and Stalida.
The hotel is just 10 minutes drive from Limenas Hersonissou, meaning that you will literally be next to a vivid nightlife packed with bars, cafes and restaurants. If you prefer more chill-out entertainment venues, you should visit the nearby resort towns, packed with taverns and beach bars!
Either you choose to stay at Analipsi Village, where the hotel is located, or visit the nearby villages of Agia Pelagia, Agios Ioannis, and Analipsi, you will surely have fun!
3. Choose a 15' Free Massage of your Preference
As you might have already realised, this hotel will make you feel like a celebrity. In addition to the hotel's advanced services, you will receive a special Spa Ticket upon arrival, which will allow you to enjoy a 15min free massage of your preference.
Of course, 15 minutes of massage are not enough to fully understand the greatness of the spa, so we would recommend you to go on a full spa "journey". The hotel's Spa Menu has a very interesting peculiarity; the treatments were crafted to resemble a journey, starting from the luggage preparation to the departure.
The spa treatments are separated into 5 sections: Journey Preparation, the Journey, the Main Destinations-Accommodations, the Sightseeing, and the Departure. We recommend you to pick one treatment that you prefer from all the categories and create your own "full journey". Do not hesitate to ask the staff's opinion, in order to ensure a more complete experience!
Lastly, we should note that the spa also includes holistic treatments, which offer a shorter but also complete wellness experience!
4. Find Peace in an Adults-Only Hotel!
The majority of the Greek hotels are packed with families and children. No matter how much we love children, our holidays should be relaxing and tranquil. This is why this hotel only accepts children who are above 16 years old, ensuring a premium staying experience.
Of course, its Adults-Only character has made it a very popular hotel for couples and honeymooners. The stunning VIP Double Room, proved to be one of the best rooms for couples due to its luxurious terrace and beautiful side view over the sea.
If you are on a double-dating trip, you should stay at the VIP Suites with Garden & Sea View, specially crafted to host up to 4 people. The Superior Double Room with Garden View can host up to three as well!
5. Al-fresco dining in a beachfront restaurant!
You are in Crete; an island known for its delicious food and crystal-clear beaches. It would be a shame if you could not enjoy the beautiful blue of the sea while eating. This is why the hotel's main restaurant, Euphoria, offers a stunning outdoor terrace, where you can upgrade your meals with a stunning beach-front view.
Euphoria Restaurant is the place where breakfast is served. If you are early birds, you can enjoy your breakfast from very early in the morning. The breakfast includes International dishes, as well as some Greek Breakfast choices. Every Sunday, instead of breakfast, you can enjoy a delicious brunch with local champagne & salmon dishes!
For dinner, you can select from the restaurant's splendid buffet that includes a great diversity of Greek, Mediterranean and International dishes. Of course, a selection of delicious fish dishes are also present in the menu, offering a fresh "ocean"-flavor punch.
Summing up, we are sure that one of the 5 reasons has convinced you to visit the hotel. If you need more reasons you can visit the hotel here. Finally you should keep in mind that the hotel operates from April to October, so now it’s the perfect timing to plan your visit!