CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa
Agia Pelagia, Greece 1.85 Km from City Center
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Agia Pelagia, Greece 1.85 Km from City Center
Ermis Snack Bar offers a buffet style lunch from 12:00 to 14:30 with grill, spaghetti, pizza, gyros, sandwiches, salads, &desserts as well as house wine, beer, and soft drinks.
Special Wedding & Honeymoon packages are available to choose, for a romantic experience with your partner.
For fun & exercise a Basketball court, Mini Soccer court, Mini Volleyball court and 2 Tennis Courts are available.
For a unique treatment, you can try the 75 minutes Chocolate therapy or the 65 minutes Essential Dead Sea Elements treatment.
You can try The Traditional Cretan Massage which uses raki and lasts for about 55 minutes.
You can go shopping at the brand stores in the streets of Heraklion, the capital of Crete, located only 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
A rich buffet dinner, is served at Zeus Main Theme Restaurant every evening from 19:00 to 21:30.
The breakfast is served in the Zeus Main Theme Restaurant with a rich buffet. The Early Continental Breakfast is served from 05:00 to 07:30 and the American Breakfast is served from 07:30 to 10:00
For reservations with more than 7 days of stay, a complimentary dinner at Hera a la carte Restaurant is offered.
The continental breakfast of the hotel is served at Artemis Pool Bar from 10:00 to 11:00. You can also buy snacks and drinks from the bar during the day (11:00 to 17:30).
Hersonissos, Greece 3.60 Km from City Center
A fine choice for groups of friends and familes are the VIP Suites with Side Sea View, which can accommodate up to 4 people
‘Euphoria’ is the main theme restaurant of the hotel, where you can enjoy all of your meals during the day including breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as the Sunday brunch
The American Breakfast is served from 07:30 to 10:00 while the Early and Late Continental breakfasts are served from 05:00 to 07:30 and from 10:00 to 11:00 respectively
Don't miss to attend the Sunday brunch at ‘Euphoria’ Restaurant, featuring - among others - local champagne and salmon
The Divine bar is located on the ground floor of the hotel and serves delicious cocktails and drinks from early in the afternoon until late at night (17:30 to 01:00)
The Bliss Beach Bar Restaurant is an idyllic bar with a beautiful view towards the sea and soft music playing on the background. Snacks are served through the day from 11:00 to 17:00
The hotel features a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear turquoise waters, where you can completely relax and enjoy the warm Greek sun
There is a mini spa center in the hotel where you can enjoy bespoke massages or body and face treatments
The nearby area of Hersonissos is a popular destination for nightlife, dining and summer activities (such as beaches, beach bars and water sport facilities)
The outdoor hotel pool is the main meeting point for all hotel guests, ideal for more quiet moments under the sun, with a refreshing cocktail and a light snack in hand
Double Room Garden View
Vip Double Room with Side Sea View
Vip Suite Sea View
Superior Room Garden View
Agia Pelagia, Greece 0.98 Km from City Center
Try the Special Blue Bay face and body aromatherapy massage or the full body massage with essential oils
You can among several facial treatments and therapies in 4 Seasons Spa such as the deep cleansing, the pineapple, the chocolate, and the papaya
There are 4 freshwater pools in the hotel - 2 of them offer light activities during the day, while the other 2 are perfect for relaxing and sunbathing
The pebble beach of Mononaftis is just 250m from the hotel. You can easily reach the beach using the complimentary shuttle service offered by the hotel
The Luxury Room with Sea View and Private Pool is ideal for gay couples, offering total privacy and seclusion, as well as beautiful views to the Cretan Sea
Blue Bay Resort is located only 22 Km from the capital of Crete, Heraklion, where you may find a slightly organised gay scene
Blue Bay Resort is located very close to the picturesque little village of Agia Pelagia
For breakfast, you can choose from a wide diversity of flavors in the rich buffet offered in the main restaurant “Amvrosia”, located in the main building
For lunch and dinner, there is a huge buffet that consists of Cretan, Greek, and international dishes, while juices, soft drinks, Cretan draft beer and local wine are also available
The a-la-carte restaurant “Panorama” has a marvelous setting with breathtaking views towards the Cretan sea, ideal to enjoy your dinner by the setting sun
You can drink a cocktail at “Dyonissos”, the main bar of Blue Bay Resort, overlooking the beautiful Mononaftisis beach
You can enjoy refreshing drinks, cocktails, and light snacks in a relaxing atmosphere at the Pool Bar “Pergola”, located in the Athena building, nearby two of the swimming pools of the hotel
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Skalani, Greece 0.95 Km from City Center
Scalani Hills Boutari Winery houses three contemporary luxury residences with unique interior design and spacious rooms, overlooking seven hectares of vineyards and olive trees
The best type of room is the 2-storey Kotsifali residence, featuring a spacious living room, a dining area, a library, king-size COCO-MAT bed, 2 flat screens, dressing table, and more
The hotel features a cellar, production spaces and an entire area of the seven hectares of vineyards and olive trees
You can enjoy wines of the Estate, including experimental ones, accompanied by local Cretan delicacies, at the wine-tasting hall
You can learn how to make traditional Cretan recipes by taking one of the available cooking lessons
For your gay romantic holidays, choose to stay in the Malvasia Residence featuring a traditional character and a spacious bathroom overlooking the olives trees and vineyard
The Romance Package for Two is ideal for couples including a massage for 30 minutes, Romance Set Menu Dinner, a glass of Iouliatiko Boutari red wine with fruits and chocolate, and a bouquet of flowers
The hotel is located in a very convenient distance from the Heraklion city centre and airport while it is next to the world famous Knossos Palace, an UNESCO World Heritage
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Gouves, Greece 46.41 Km from City Center
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Crete is the oldest wine-producing area in Europe, with a wine tradition that is more than 4000 years old. Local Cretan wine is served everywhere in Crete, while, some hotels even make their own wine
A typical meal in Crete starts with salads served with freshly baked bread or pies (don’t neglect to try 'kalitsounia' - sweet or savory). Try also an aromatic soup & some delicious local spre
Crete has so many beaches that picking the best Crete beach is too hard for us but consider having an open-air seafront yoga session because it is a must when visiting Crete!
Crete has several outdoor activities from boat tours, scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports to water and amusement parks, tracking through impressive gorges and mountain climbing.
Crete offers endless opportunities for relaxation and serenity and the best way to experience it is to pay a visit at the several hotels and resorts that feature their own spa centres!
Personal consultation, special treatments and a huge variety of sessions, are the least you can expect when visiting a spa hotel or wellness resort in Crete.
Crete has a rich history that goes back to the 7th millennium BC, so there are many museums to visit and a lot sightseeing to do. The most famous site is Knossos Palace in Heraklion.
Cretan cuisine involves traditional and Mediterranean dishes enriched with locally produced olive oil, promising physical health and mental clarity.
As Crete has some of the oldest wine-producing areas, it is highly recommended to take part in a wine tour where you will taste some of the best collections of wine.
Taking a private luxury yacht tour in Crete will guide you to the most sought-after attractions and hidden natural beaches and gems of Crete!
Since Crete is a popular destination among families, most of the Cretan 5 star resorts have taken care of developing special facilities for children and thus offering you more relaxing vacations!
Peza Area is a major wine-production region in Heraklion of Crete as 70% of the local wine production comes from that area.
Keep in mind that the nudist areas of Elafonissos beach and Vrahakia (in Agioi Apostoloi) are also mainly visited by gay men.
If you are seeking for discreet gay/nudist beaches in Crete keep in mind that Akti Olountos, Peristeras and the beaches near Malia and Sarantari are some of the best options.
Near Agios Nikolaos city, you will find the beaches of Vai and Agia Fotia, which are the most popular gay friendly beaches of the area.
Crete gay beaches are found all around the coastal area, with some of the most beautiful and 'fun' ones located close to Chania.
Gay accommodation, gay friendly bars & clubs, and exotic gay beaches, make up the gay life in Crete! Most of these places can be found in all major cities in Crete; Heraklion, Rethymno, Malia & Chania
The most popular red grape varieties which produce delicious wines, are Kotsifali, Mantilari, Liatiko, Tsardana, and the outstanding Romeiko.
The traditional beef stifado is one of the most popular dishes in Crete, made of meat cooked with whole, small and sweet onions. There is also an alteration made with rabbit, which is even more tasty!
The traditional salad of Crete, Ntakos, is one of the most tasteful & healthiest salads you can eat! It has tomatoes, feta cheese and olives laid on a barley rusk, and is served with pure olive oil.
The most popular Cretan dishes are made with lamb, chicken or rabbit. Make sure to try the amazing ‘gamopilafo’ (made with rice and lamb in the oven).
Don’t get carried away with “raki”; this Cretan drink is very strong and you may see locals drinking it as naturally as water, but keep in mind they are used to it.
Don’t forget to leave some space for dessert - from the simple yoghurt with honey to more complex sweets like almond cake and 'galaktompoureko' (pastry stuffed with fresh milk cream and syrup)
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Luxury Guestroom Sea View
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Agia Pelagia, Greece 1.22 Km from City Center
Try the Placid Paradise massage, a holistic therapy using warm pindas (riceballs) and exotic oriental oils
You should also try the 40 minutes anti-ageing Red Grape Wrap as well as the 20 minutes Essence of the Mediterranean Scrub
The Royal Jelly Therapy and the After Sun & Sensitive Skin therapy are perfect after a long day of sunbathing
The Hotel features various Sports & Leisure features, such as water polo, basketball court, tennis court and a fully equipped fitness room
The nearby Heraklion city, features numerous shops, restaurants and museums, as well as the exciting archaeological site of Knossos is right next to the city
The Superior Sea View Room with the independent pool is the best room for gay couples and honeymooners
For your family vacations, choose the exclusive Family Rooms featuring 2 bedrooms, an independent pool, and stunning sea views
The main theme restaurant, 'Veranda', offers stunning sea views, a rich buffet of Greek & International cuisine and a different theme night every evening (seafood night, a Greek night, etc)
The Chinese restaurant 'Jasmine' serves delicious Chinese food, while a free meal is provided to all the guests who stay more than 7 nights
You can further upgrade your honeymoon by arranging a romantic candlelit dinner at 'Kullinarium’ Gourmet Restaurant
During the day, you can enjoy a light lunch by the pool at the 'Pelagos’ Pool Bar or choose a refreshing cocktail from the 'Thalassa' Pool Bar or the 'Panorama' main bar
There are several restaurants and taverns in the nearby city of Heraklion, which is about 30 minutes drive away
The close by city of Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, features a discreet but interesting Gay life, as well as many shops, restaurants and fascinating museums
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Agia Pelagia, Greece 2.41 Km from City Center