TUI BLUE Atlantica Creta Paradise

Part of the Atlantica Hotels & Resorts chain in Greece, the TUI BLUE Atlantica Creta Paradise is tailor made for a fantastic family holiday. Book a poolside room and the pool literally comes up to your terrace, where you’ll find sun loungers ready to relax on. This ultra-modern building has four pools, a jam-packed daytime activity programme and an outdoor amphitheatre for evening shows and international acts. Pamper yourself in the spa with a massage or sauna while the kids hang out in Kids’ Club. Then head for one of hotel’s seven restaurants and bars, serving everything from stone-grilled steaks to Greek specialities.

Overview of Gerani, Crete

Did someone say let’s go on holiday to Crete? Birthplace of the Zeus, home of hidden historical treasures and some of the best beaches this side of Mount Olympus. You bet they did. And little beats Gerani, a beautiful village in the foothills of the White Mountains on the north coast. Relax on Blue Flag beaches with crystal-clear water. Go hiking on the trails in Samaria Gorge National Park and spend your evenings in nearby Platanias where the waterfront is alive with bars and banging music.

Things to do in Gerani, Crete

TUI BLUE Atlantica Creta Paradise is a five-minute walk from Platanias village, where you can eat, drink and be merry in the town’s tavernas, restaurants, bars and clubs. For a cultural fix, visit the old monastery in neighbouring Pano Gerani, then head for Modi, famous for its archaeology. The region’s capital, Chania is just 11km away, and if you’re around in the summer, you’re in for a treat. Chania’s summer festival is a three-month celebration of music, dance and theatre held in venues throughout the town. Whether you want a quiet break in the sun, an adrenaline-filled outdoor adventure or family fun on foreign shores, a holiday in Gerani will be just what you dreamed of.

Resort Summary

Gerani may be small in size, but this traditional village packs a punch. It’s right beside the Aegean Sea and at the foot of the White Mountains, where hiking adventures are to be had. Relaxation is the name of the game in this part of Crete, so you won’t be expected to do much more than lounge along the coast, though watersports are on hand.

Just beyond Gerani’s shores are those of Platanias and Aghia Marina, where even more beaches and vibrant nightlife await. And if that’s not enough – though we aren’t sure how that’s possible – the big time town of Chania is just down the road.