The Kriti Beach Hotel and Kyma Beach Hotel belong to the same group and are both set along the coast in Rethymno. They offer sea views and provide direct access to the beach and private pools. They feature luxuriously decorated rooms and suites, gym and wellness area. The Kyma Beach offers 5 star accommodation in 35 tasteful rooms and suites that have been designed to make guests feel at home.
The rich breakfast buffet is based on the Greek cuisine and features local Cretan products. For starters there is coffee accompanied by fresh orange juice and herbal beverages such as “diktamo”, “melissochorto”, mint, sage, chamomile, and local juices. There is also wheat, barley and carob bread, and a variety of traditional rusks and buns. Spreads include thyme honey, various jams, and dried fruits. Dairy products feature “anthotyros” cheese, yoghurt, gruyere, “kefalotyri” cheese, “myzithra” and “ksynomyzithra” cheeses, paired with cold cuts such as “apaki” smoked pork. There is a selection of fruits and fresh fruit salad, traditional Greek salad, extra virgin olive oil and olives. A local pasta soup offered is “ksynochondros”. Local specials include “kaltsounakia” with spinach, pies with greens, meat pie, “tzoulata”, and “anevates” pies. Omelettes and fried eggs are served with ingredients like “apaki” or “staka” butter. Recommended are the Cretan “dakos” rusks. Desserts include “ryzogalo” (rice pudding), cream-filled “bougatsa” pie, “kserotigana” (fritters), various spoon sweets and “lychnarakia” with sweet cheese filling.
Anastasia House Of Kourites
The Kouriton House is situated in mainland Crete, at the foot of Psiloritis mountain. It is housed in a stone-built country manor. The house was extensively renovated to become a traditional lodging, while preserving all the architectural elements of an 18th century house. It has seven bedrooms that can accommodate 2 to 4 people, fully equipped, with modern amenities.
Breakfast at the Kouriton House is based on the basic elements of the Cretan diet which are: oil, wheat, wine (the holy trinity) as well as wild greens, vegetables and herbs. There is organic olive oil with aromatic herbs, varieties of olives, herbal teas such as rosemary, verbena, sage, thyme, vine leaves or leaves from fruit bearing trees, “malotira”” (Cretan mountain tea), and “diktamo”. Guests may try various bakery products like traditional bread, rusks, barley rusk and dakos, free range eggs -boiled (served in an olive oil, mint, oregano, mustard or sesame oil sauce.) Cretan omelettes are served (with wild greens, basil, mint, fennel). There is thyme honey from the mountains of Crete, milk, yoghurt, cheese from Mylopotamos, gruyere from Crete, “ksinomyzithra”, local yoghurt with “glistrida” (portulaca), walnuts and flavored oil. Traditional wheat, “chondros” (traditional pasta) soup, are also served. Spreads include tahini with flavored oil and honey, jams and homemade spoon sweets. Vegetarian choices such as fresh and dried fruits and nuts are also available. For dessert there are selections like lemon pie, “halvas”, orange cake, “tiganites” (pancakes). Beverages also feature many coffee varieties, including the traditional Greek coffee.
The Kournas Village Hotel is a modern bungalows complex, set on the longest sandy beach of Crete, next to the village of Kavros. The location is characterized by the beauty and variety of nature and will impress every guest. Surrounded by Lefka Ori (White Mountains) and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, the Kournas Village offers guests relaxing and fun holidays, the perfect escape from daily routine, enjoying the services of a friendly and experienced staff.
The breakfast buffet at Kournas Village offers top quality products from the land of Crete. Breakfast includes four different types of fresh bread, traditional Cretan rusks, boiled and fried eggs, as well as omelettes. The cold cuts and cheese products are locally produced, as are the black and green olives. Guests may also try dried fruits and various compotes. The home baked pies, various kinds of cakes, biscuits and jams are highly recommended. There are also spoon sweets which can be be paired with yoghurt. Beverages include coffee, milk, tea, cocoa and various fruit juices.
The Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites is built on a beautiful sandy beach and offers stunning views of the Aegean and endless moments of relaxation to its guests. There are 34 rooms, 62 Bungalows and 39 Suites, some of which with a private swimming pool or outdoor Jacuzzi. The hotel organises cooking lessons, wine tasting, visits to vineyards, traditional villages and breathtaking monasteries.
Breakfast is closely connected to the Mediterranean diet, which in turn is based on the Cretan diet. For starters there are freshly baked pies, a selection of rusks, juicy fruits and local delicacies. There is bread with jams, mini pies with wild greens, pies of Sfakia, bread sticks and sesame Thessaloniki (koulouri) bun. The handmade pickles, sun dried tomatoes and olive paste are paired with “dakos” rusk, covered with freshly ground tomato and feta. The selection of cheeses includes gruyere, the local “myzithra” and “anthotyro”. Highly recommended are the omelettes with vegetables from the garden and the “strapatsada” (scrambled eggs with tomato), as well as the baked potatoes with “anthotyro” cheese. Sweet treats offered are “kserotigana” (fritters) of Chania, “loukoumi” (Turkish delight), dairy creams, “ryzogalo” (rice pudding) sprinkled with cinnamon, and yoghurt. Other desserts include the traditional “lychnarakia”, “anevata skaltsounia”, apple pie, semolina pudding (halva), pasteli bar (sesame paste and honey), spoon sweets and thyme honey. The beverage selection features herbal infusions like wild sage, “diktamo” and “karteraki” mix, with therapeutic properties.
The Kalimera Archanes Village is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Achanes, just 15km from Heraklion. It comprises three listed buildings, which have been recently renovated in harmony with the architectural style of the village. The traditional element in its decoration and furnishing meets the functionality and comfort of a contemporary hotel, offering guests unique moments of relaxation.
The Village breakfast offers a wide selection of traditional dishes, starting with traditional herbal beverages, such as chamomile and “erondas”, and fresh orange juice. As for bakery products, there are various types of bread from a local bakery, “dakos” barley rusk and sesame biscuits with oil. Guests should really try the jams, such as plum with olive oil and honey, orange with verbena and strawberry. Local honey with thyme and yoghurt paired with honey or spoon sweets are also served. Other delicacies include gruyere with honey, “athotyros” cheese, “kefalotyri” cheese and the local variety of Archanes olives. The breakfast buffet also serves eggs or omelet with “apaki” (smoked pork), sausage with leek and “ksydato”. For dessert, the sweet “tiganites” (pancakes) with honey are highly recommended.
The Ilios Beach Hotel Apartments combines modern architecture with traditional Cretan elements using materials such as stone and marble. The swimming pool area is set between the two buildings of the complex. Guests will enjoy the view of the sea, the garden and the swimming pool from the 50 single and 21 double apartments. The hotel is located very near to the Rethymno city center and the sea with the long sandy beach.
The hotel has a large farm with organic olive trees from which virgin olive oil and olives are produced. There are also various trees bearing a variety of fruits (citrus, fig, peach, apricot, pears, pomegranate, quince, watermelons melons etc.) The farm also boasts its own vineyard where many varieties of grapes are cultivated, used to make wine, “raki” and “moustalevria” (grape must pudding). The hotel serves fresh fruits and dried nuts as well as handmade jams made with fruits from the farm. The beverages from homegrown herbs (marjoram, “diktamo”, mint, sage, “malotira”, etc.) are recommended. The Greek breakfast offers varieties of bread, barley rusks, products with carob (cookies, breadsticks, rusks), yoghurt, cheeses (“myzithra”, feta, gruyere etc), and a wide selection of cold cuts. The savory or sweet dishes include “dakos” (rusks with tomato, feta), savory and sweet cakes, apple pie and tarts with handmade jams. Pies are made with fillings like spinach, cheese, sausage, zucchini, and there is also “sfougato” omelet with zucchinis, as well as eggs cooked in many ways. Desserts include “ryzogalo” (rice pudding), dairy creams, compotes.
The Indigo Mare hotel complex is situated in Platanias of Chania. The location is ideal as the golden sandy beach of Platanias with its cool blue waters is just a few steps away. The complex consists of 88 apartments, studios and maisonettes. The surrounding areas are filled with trees, tropical plants and flowers. All apartments have views to the sea or the beautiful gardens. Among the features is outdoor swimming pool for adults and children, sauna, playroom with billiards, table tennis and other facilities.
The Indigo Mare Hotel serves breakfast with the best ingredients and recipes of the Cretan and Greek cuisine. A typical Greek breakfast starts with herbal beverages such as “malotyra”, “diktamo”, “melissohorto”, chamomile, green tea, and there is also natural orange juice and Greek coffee. As for bread and bakery products there are various breads, barley rusks, rusks with oil, rye rusks, barley buns, and various biscuits and cakes. Home produced extra virgin olive oil and olives are among the favorites. Guests may try thyme honey, jams, dried fruits and walnuts.
The cheese selection includes feta, “myzithra” and yellow cheese, and there is yoghurt and various cold cuts. There are always fresh fruits and vegetables on the buffet. Hot dishes include “kalitsounia” with wild greens, or with “myzithra” cheese, fried eggs, and sweet “kserotigana” (fritters).
The Iolida Beach is a modern 5 star resort ideally located just a few meters away from the sandy beach of Aghia Marina, offering stunning views of the Cretan Sea. The hotel features 139 elegant and spacious rooms, 49 one room apartments, 88 two-room apartments, and a three-room apartment. There is also an apartment that offers unobstructed view to the big swimming pool of the hotel and a maisonette with Jacuzzi and sea view.
Breakfast at the Iolida Beach consists of a wide selection of traditional delicacies, starting with varieties of bread, bread rolls, cakes, mini cream pies, apple pies and “loukoumades” (honey dumplings). The cold buffet serves full fat yoghurt, fruit salad and compote. There are cold cuts, feta cheese, fresh butter, and honey. The hot buffet serves, among other dishes, eggs “strapatsada” (scrambled with ham and tomato), saut?ed mushrooms with parsley and garlic, and village style sausages. Guests will enjoy fresh orange juice, teas, chamomile and sage. The Cretan Corner features plums, figs, apricots, walnuts, tomato, cucumber, slices of lemon, olive oil, olive oil with oregano or rosemary, rusks (mini “dakos” rusks), gruyere and “myzithra” cheese. The dessert section features sweets such as apple pie, “ravani” (syrupy semolina cake) and walnut pie.
The hotel's Greek breakfast includes among others:
Cretan graviera (PDO)
Fig spoon sweet
Barley rusks (‘Krithina’ rusks)
Whole wheat bread
Mountain Tea (Malotira, Kalokimithia)
Combining the blue colours of the Ionian Sea and the green colours of nature with modern amenities and impeccable service, the Ionian Theoxenia Hotel awaits its guests to offer them unforgettable holidays, tranquility and relaxation. With its modern and minimal design, this 4 star hotel is located on the coast of Kanali, 100m from the sea. There is a tennis and basketball court, a swimming pool and an outdoor open bar.
Guests at the Ionia Suites hotel start their day with a healthy Greek breakfast consisting of fresh local products. A variety of breads, bakery products, rusks, cakes and traditional cookies are offered. Guests should try the handmade pies (cheese pies and spinach pies) and the traditional “pie of Sfakia”, served with local thyme honey. Recommended is the honey with “tahini” (made from sesame seeds). The Cretan olive oil, olives and dairy produce take center stage. The Cretan gruyere and the “ryzogalo” (rice pudding) are not to be missed. The traditional “graviera” (gruyere) is made with fresh goat’s and sheep’s milk. There is also a choice of cold cuts, including the famous Cretan “apaki” (lean pork meat, delicious and aromatic, with a characteristic smoky taste). The fresh local eggs are cooked in various ways, including “strapatsada” (scrambled with tomato). There is a selection of jams and spoon sweets, dried nuts and fruits, as well as compotes. The fresh fruits and vegetables are supplied by local farmers and are organic.
The Iberostar Creta Marine complex is situated in the prefecture of Rethymno, near the seaside village of Panormos. The hotel has 359 rooms of all types, with sea views, situated either in the main building or in bungalows scattered in the verdant gardens. There are three outdoor pools and one indoor. The location, the surrounding nature and the verdant colorful gardens make it an ideal holiday choice.
The Cretan Breakfast holds a place of honor in a specially designated area of the buffet. There is fresh bread from the bakery, crunchy vanilla and grape must cookies, barley and wheat “dakos” rusks (paired with fresh organic tomato, fresh “myzithra” cheese and organic olive oil.)
There are also local smoked cold cuts, yoghurt paired with homemade jams and fresh fruits, as well as dried fruits and nuts. Drinks and beverages feature homemade lemonade, tasty aromatic herbal beverages such as sage, “diktamo”, marjoram, mountain tea, “eronta”, all served with local thyme honey and fresh lemon.
Creta Panorama & Mare
The Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare complex is situated in the prefecture of Rethymno, near the seaside village of Panormos. The hotel features 454 rooms or bungalows with sea views and modern facilities. Among other features, the hotel boasts four outdoor pools and one indoor pool, four bars, two restaurants and a snack bar / taverna.
At breakfast, a selection of local dishes and products acquaints guests with the Cretan diet.
There is fresh bread and rusks paired with grated organic tomato and extra virgin olive oil. Guests may try homemade jams, spoon sweets and local traditional cheeses such as gruyere, “tyromalama”, fresh “anthotyro”, and “ksinomyzithra”, as well as sheep’s yoghurt. A selection of cold cuts such as smoked pancetta, sausages in vinegar and “loutza” with onion accompany the various dishes. Guests will find olives from various regions of Greece such as green olives from Chalkidiki, “kalamon” olives and “throubes” olives.
Located in unspoilt natural surroundings and inspired by traditional architectural methods, the Ikaros Beach emerges through a series of beautiful gardens with breathtaking sea views and views to the swimming pools. The whole setting reminds you of a village, with a discreet touch of luxury. Guests may dine traditionally at the main restaurant, “Olive”, or in one of five specialized restaurants. Alternatively, they may enjoy their favorite cocktail in the three bars of the hotel.
Breakfast at the Ikaros Beach Resort & Spa includes 44 local and Greek items. There is fresh orange juice, eggs with “stakovoutyro” butter, “sfouggato” omelet with tomato and zucchini, “sarikopitakia” pies, “apaki” smoked pork and eggs with “syglino” (smoked pork). Guests will also find local fruits, traditional desserts (“kalitsounia”, “anevata”, “kserotigana”), carob honey, six types of olives, four kinds of rusks, tomato or olive jam, “glystrida” and “stamnagathi” greens. There are also four types of handmade bread, baked on the premises, Greek salad, Cretan gruyere, “ksinomyzithra” and “anthotyro” cheeses, sardines, smoked herring, and four kinds of aromatic olive oil. Finally, there is honey, “tahini” (sesame paste), “loukoumi” and “pasteli” (honey and sesame bar) and to conclude, Greek coffee brewed the traditional way.
The hotel's Greek breakfast includes among others:"Feta" Cheese
Cretan graviera (PDO)
Barley rusks ("Krithina" rusks)
Dittany (Diktamo, Erondas)
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