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Overview

Galaxy Hotel is centrally located in the posh part of Heraklion, Crete's capital city, showcases elegant design, upscale comfort, contemporary conveniences, high standard of services, gracious professionalism and healthful amenities to cosset discerning guests and business travellers alike.

Of course, you don't have to expect a whitewashed Grecian escape; this 127-room property is modern, with sleek lounge spaces filled with low-level seating, arty chandeliers and glossy design books, and an organic restaurant overlooking Heraklion's largest freshwater pool.

Hotel’s 33 years of experience certainly pays off. With two restaurants, the largest fresh-water swimming pool in Heraklion, a hammam, beauty therapists and fantastic service, switching off here is mandatory.

Respectful of its successful history and privileged position in the pantheon of the country’s most important tourist contributors, the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio welcomes each and every guest-client with a freshness uncharacteristic of hotels with such extensive experience in the field.

Fully renovated in 2008, the Galaxy Hotel showcases its distinctiveness in its every facet.

The 127 balconied rooms overlook the historic city of Iraklion or the courtyard pool and are decorated in a cool, neutral style. There's free WiFi, satellite plasma TVs, and large office areas, just in case you need to get some "work" done. The Euro-style bathrooms come with chunky sinks and either walk-in showers in the corner or a shower-tub combo. And as wellness is a Galaxy hallmark, special PURE rooms are available for the allergy-prone, kitted out with hypoallergenic fabrics, medical-grade air purification and ozone air treatment.

This superb hotel has a distinct good-for-you philosophy, with a 24/7 state-of-the-art fitness center complete with spa services and a traditional hammam, and the largest freshwater swimming pool in Heraklion. The breakfast buffet offers Cretan specialties, and surely you will appreciate the chef’s attention to fresh organic and local ingredients, such as olive oil pressed on the owner’s own estate, at the on-site restaurants, Vetri and Per Se.

Hotel is perfectly located in order to visit the Palace at Knossos for an exploration of Bronze Age Minoan architecture and civilization, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, home to many of the palace artifacts as well as objects from nearby Phaistos, the Historical and Natural Museum.

  • Hotel Name: Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
  • Area: Heraklion, Heraklion Town
  • Why Go: City Style, Elegant, Family-Friendly, Friendly Environment, Food & Wine, Quality of Service, Restaurant, Shopping

Why we like it

  • Well placed with excellent staff, just close enough to the centre without being too on top of the crowd.
  • Breakfasts by the pool are legendary.
  • Amazing chef of Hotel offers incredibly great food service at breakfast but also at lunch or dinner, really a good place to eat.
  • It offers high quality of services and facilities of unique aesthetics and functional comforts.
  • Complimentary coffee & tea making facilities for all Executive Rooms and Suites (on request in Superior Rooms)
  • Complimentary fully-equipped, air conditioned gym with Nautilus and Bowflex equipment: 2 treadmills, bicycle, free weights, weight machine, bench, yoga mats Satellite LCD TV in front of each treadmill. In addition, complimentary marble steam room.
  • Partner, co-owner hotel of the 18-hole PGA Crete Golf Club (located in Hersonissos, 25km east of the Hotel). Galaxy guests receive reduced green fees and priority tee times.

What to know

  • To explore the island’s most isolated (and beautiful) beaches, you really need to rent a car.
  • WiFi is complimentary.
  • Complimentary coffee & tea making facilities for all Executive Rooms and Suites (on request in Superior Rooms)
Hotel Information Recommended For
Type: Mid-Size Hotels Architecture & style :
Rooms: 127.00 City Style :
Pool: Yes Family hospitality :
Dining: Yes Young Couples :
Children: Welcome Quality of Service :
Closed: Never Weddings & Groups :

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