Classified as a historic monument, the GDM Megaron lies at the heart of Heraklion, the biggest city in Crete and one of the most populated cities in all of Greece. Built in 1925, the hotel’s old-time charm fuses with contemporary opulence to result in one of the most prestigious accommodations in the region. Adding to its allure, the location of this 5-star hotel grants striking views of the Venetian port to its guests.
On its premises, you will find 58 rooms and suites that exude luxury and sophistication, having adopted an artful minimalist approach to their decoration and furnishing. Plush fabrics, taffetas textiles, and luxury pillows and mattresses come together to create a setting of utter contentment.
Despite its age, this luxury hotel offers all modern comforts and luxurious amenities that include but are not limited to satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, and high-end toiletries. In some of its rooms, guests also have the opportunity to luxuriate in a relaxing spa bath. One of the hotel’s biggest assets is its impressive plunge pool at the roof of the building, where you will have the opportunity to lounge on the sunbeds and enjoy a refreshing drink.
The upscale experience GDM Megaron offers extends to its culinary offerings. Whether you choose ‘Plaza Café’ for a relaxed atmosphere or ‘The Megaron 5th’ Bar Restaurant on the top floor for a fine-dining experience of contemporary Cretan cuisine, you’ll be awed by the excellence of the flavors. The 4th floor of the hotel houses its Health Club, a wellness center that is exclusively reserved for its hotel guests. There, you’ll find ultra-modern fitness equipment as well as a steam bath, a hot tub, a massage table, and a sauna with color and music therapy. Exploit the historic hotel’s luxurious facilities and immerse yourself in a world of convenience and peacefulness.
Couples will love:
- Book the Presidental Suite for a once-in-a-lifetime experience; the sea views, the jacuzzi, and the spacious, airy living spaces will leave you in awe.
- Treat yourself to the rejuvenating full-body massage at the hotel’s spa and trust the expert professionals to make you feel ready to make the most out of your vacations.
- Enjoy the striking view from the hotel’s roof terrace from sunrise until sunset.
- The hotel’s plunge pool is impressive and inviting, offering the perfect opportunity for refreshing dives throughout the day.
About the Location
GDM Megaron is located in the magical region of Heraklion, on the north coast of the island, overlooking the old Venetian port and within walking distance of all the major sights of the city. It is situated within 5 km from Heraklion International Airport and 2 km from the Heraklion Port.
From the hotel, you can walk the short distance to the Archaeological and Historical Museum. When residing in GDM Megaron, you must pay a visit to the world-renowned Knossos Palace, one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island and one of the most significant archeological sites in Greece, where exhibits from the Neolithic period to Roman ruins are on display. The Heraklion Folklore Museum is also worth a visit, giving insight into the everyday life, traditions, and customs of the locals.
Explore the rich Cretan cuisine by visiting ‘Amalia’s Kitchen’ to try Cretan comfort food and age-old recipes that have been passed down through generations. In a similar fashion, ‘Peskesi’ serves mouthwatering traditional dishes that are bound to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Last but not least, the self-explanatory ‘Brilliant Gourmet Restaurant’ will offer you a delectable fine-dining experience full of authentic local flavors and fresh ingredients, grown on the Cretan land. If you want to experience the vibrant nightlife of the island, try ‘Swing Thing’, Jailhouse’, or ‘Guernica’ for delicious cocktails, uplifting music, and dancing. In ‘Bofor Music Stage’, you can also catch a live performance of a local band.