Galaxy Villas

At first glance, the Galaxy Villas looks like an idyllic retreat away from the action. But, on closer inspection, a stay here puts you in the perfect location to explore nearby Hersonissos and beyond.

There’s a really authentic feel to the hotel. Cretan architecture offers smooth lines and a stripped-back style, while the apartments are sprinkled among attractive olive-tree gardens.

The pool here is trimmed by a terracotta-tiled terrace with a supply of striped loungers and white parasols. In the restaurant, the hotel’s organic vegetable garden inspires the menu. Your apartment has its own kitchenette, though, so you can cook up a storm at home.

Overview of Hersonissos

Hersonissos is incredibly popular with families looking for holidays to Crete. You’ll find the resort on Crete’s north coast near Malia. It’s a modern coastal resort with a fantastic array of attractions, three beaches and activities ranging from golf courses to quiet stretches of sand and theme parks.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break in the sunshine, a resort that will keep grandparents and grandchildren alike occupied from sunrise until sunset, or a party paradise, a stay at the Galaxy Villas is perfect.

Things to do in Hersonissos

With a stay at the Galaxy Villas, you’re only 500 metres away from the centre of Hersonissos. There’s plenty to see and do down here, with an activity to suit every member of the family. There are three waterparks, stretches of beach offering water sports, late-night dance clubs and designer shops.

If you want to work on your swing in the sunshine, then the owners of the hotel are partners at the 18-hole Crete Golf Club, so you get a favourable rate if you fancy playing a round. And if you’re after a day trip, you’re only a 25-minute drive from the port of Heraklion.

A holiday to Hersonissos brilliantly combines sand and fun. With everything from golf courses to theme parks, you can enjoy lazy days and action-packed adventures in equal measure.

Resort Summary

Even though Koutouloufari is within eyesight of some of the busiest resorts on the island of Crete, the town still manages to retain its peaceful atmosphere. Once you cross back into its borders, you’re a lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of downtown island life.

Koutouloufari is unmistakably a traditional Greek village, with cobbled streets and stone houses that are lined with colourful flowers – it’s the stuff laid-back holidays are made of.

Days here are filled with glasses of wine along patios on the main square and delicious Greek flavours at local tavernas. The beaches and water parks of Hersonissos and the epic nightlife at Malia are within your grasp, so you’ll have no trouble dialling up the energy when the mood strikes.