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The Experience

The heritage of culture

The legendary island of Crete is the largest Greek island and a cradle of early civilizations and rich literary and artistic heritage. Considered by many the place of the first European civilization, the Minoan civilization. Culture flourished in the centuries mainly during the Byzantine and the Venetian rule, giving the island a prominent place in Greek culture.

Each of the 12 suites bear distinct references to the life and important works of leading artists that lived and got inspired by Heraklion city - the famous painter El Greco, whose work united Italian and Byzantine forms in icon painting, the poet Vicenzo Kornaro, whose epic romance Erotocritos established him as a leading figure of the Cretan Renaissance, and Nikos Kazantzakis, an internationally acclaimed writer and philosopher.

The heritage of gastronomy

The exploration of Greek flavors begins within each suite offering a curated array of premium Greek products, and a selection of excellent Greek wines and spirits.

Papi and Epsilon restaurants, generously share authentic flavors, attentive service, atmospheric environment, creating a reason s to discover and enjoy them every day of your stay.

The legacy of hospitality

Classic elegance invites travelers to meet the luxury, comfort, inspiration and tranquility they seek.The journey of culture pursuit, reveals the local traditions and jenuine hospitality. It uncovers the generocity and kindness of Cretan people, their warmth and giving. It transforms the unknown elements of local culture to familiar. It makes every voyager feel at home.