The hotel occupies a gorgeous stretch of coast that gently curls into two coves of fine golden sand lapped by pristine waters. The centre of Gouves is 2 km away. It is a perfect location, offering easy access to Heraklion's international airport (18 km away) and the world famous archaeological site at the Palace of Knossos (30 km away). Chersonissos Town is 8 km away, while the town of Agios Nikolaos is 46 km away. Heraklion is 23 km away.Fragrant gardens lapped by azure waters and palm-fringed lagoons swirling past natural stone terraces are the hallmarks of this relaxing yet sophisticated beachfront resort that offers the highest standards of Mediterranean luxury and refinement. Styled after the sprawling palaces of the Minoan kings and Venetian nobles who once ruled Crete, the hotel introduces guests to the easy elegance of true European luxury. The architecture's sleek lines sets off the celebrated beauty of the southern Mediterranean landscape of silver-flecked olive trees, tropical palms, and flowering shrubs against brilliant blue skies and sparkling teal waters. The hotel was built in 2007. It is air-conditioned and has a lobby with 24-hour reception, a safe, cloakroom, currency exchange facility and lift access. A games room, as well as bar, dining and conference facilities all feature. Internet access is available (subject to fees). Guests may also make use of the room and laundry facilities (both subject to fees). Parking facilities are also available for guests arriving by car. Younger guests may like to enjoy the kids' club and the playground.