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Aldemar Knossos Royal Village > a 5 star resort in Crete May 14, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hotels Greece.

This family owned 5-star resort hotel is a half hour transfer from Heraklion airport and has 364 rooms and 40 deluxe villas by the sea.

The low rise buildings that make up the complex are surrounded by landscaped gardens and 13 pools. Facilities are plentiful including a 43 metre water slide, beach volley, tennis courts, games room, giant sized chess board and more.

Five Star Aldemar Knossos Royal Village, Hersonissos, Crete. The on site restaurants are great and guests can also try out the restaurants at the sister property the Aldemar Royal Mare Village. For more information > www.aldemarhotels.com 

Near-by attractions include > The island of Spinalonga > A short and scenic boat ride away from Elounda harbour, lies Spinalonga island, a former leper colony which attracts thousands of visitors every year. The island is renowned as being the last active leper colony from 1903 – 1957 and despite it now being derelict it has retained a certain air of sadness and doom. The day trip also takes you to a beautiful bay where the boat docks for a couple of hours, offering the perfect opportunity to sun bathe and have a swim before indulging in a delicious Greek lunch prepared by the boat crew.

Palace of Knossos, Hersonissos > They say you haven’t seen Crete until you have visited one of its most fascinating sites, The Palace of Knossos. This extraordinary ancient city dating back 4000 years to the Minoan period is steeped in Greek mythology and offers visitors an insight into Minoan culture and history.

Food > The island of Crete is renowned for its high quality food and the majority of the tavernas serve excellent Cretan cuisine.

Loukoulos Restaurant, Korais Street, Heraklion, Crete > Set in a renovated house this is one of the classiest restaurants in the area and is famous for its beautiful interior and good quality food.

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