CHC Athina Palace
CHC Athina Palace
The 5-star Athina Palace Resort & Spa is located in Crete on a hillside offering splendid views of the sparkling sea. This modern resort boasts three swimming pools and a private beach area with plenty of sun loungers. The main restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining with panoramic views. International and local cuisine are served in a varied buffet style. The a la carte restaurant offers fine dining. You will also find onsite three snack bars, a lobby bar and few shops. Athina Palace Resort & Spa is an ideal base to explore the rest of the island, only a short drive from the charming village of Agia Pelagia and 20 minutes’ drive from Heraklion, where you can explore the rich history of the island, as well as the modern shops and restaurants.
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete has maintained a strong sense of self-awareness and cultural roots for almost 5,000 years. Various empires have made their impressions on the island over the years and today the place is a vibrant blend consisting of equal measures of history, culture, great food, lots of sun and heaps of opportunities for complete relaxation.
Once the centre of Minoan culture, the island of Crete is today a haven for those with an interest in archaeology and classical history, as the landscape is bursting with remnants from past eras. On Crete, you can visit the Minoan palaces of Phaistos and Knossos, the ancient Roman city of Gortys, the Venetian castle at Rethymno and lots of other fantastic ruins that each contains their own links to a mythological past. Explore the even older caves of Diktaion and Psychro, as well as the famous Gorge of Samaria, and then travel back to the present day, by returning to the main cities of Heraklion. Go for a taste of local art at the Museum of Visual Arts in Heraklion – here you might even catch a performance of the local poetic and musical gem that is known as the mantinada. After a day of exploring, you can take a dip in the water or test your skills at various water sports that are available at most beaches and resorts along the Cretan coastline.
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