Located just a kilometre away from the village of Analipsis and 500 metres from the beach, the Stella Island Hotel is an exceptional 5-star hotel for adults only. The two lagoon style pools are lined with palm trees while all the rooms and suites have pool views, and swim-up rooms and villas with private pools are available to make your holiday even more special. There are plenty of activities available including football, tennis, yoga and Pilates classes. There’s a gym too where you can keep up your exercise regime and a spa with a range of treatments and massages.
The main restaurant ‘Kimata’ serves a buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner with al fresco dining available near the swimming pool. There are great views over the island from the rooftop à la carte ‘Oceania’ restaurant and the three other restaurants ‘La Parilla’, ‘Umami’ and ‘Vegera’ also provide a fantastic dining experience.
Just 26 kilometres from Crete’s capital of Heraklion, Hersonissos and Analipsis are between them the largest tourist resorts on the island of Crete attracting thousands of visitors each year. Originally a quaint seaside town, the area is now a well-known resort for those seeking sun, sand and sea. There are two water parks in the area for those seeking an adrenaline fix, amazing restaurants can be found all over, and its crowning jewel is its abundance of gorgeous beaches. The main beach east of the port of Hersonissos is well organised and popular all year round, Silva Maris Beach has a host of coves to explore, while the beaches in Eastern Hersonissos are much quieter should visitors want to experience a little quiet time. Hersonissos is an ideal location to explore the rest of the island and its ancient sites of Knossos, Rethymno and Gortys can be reached via car very easily.