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The area boasts its own archaeological site, the Palace of Malia, dating back to the Minoan era. Legend has it that Sarpedon, third son of Zeus and Europa, lived here.
Lying on a picturesque sandy beach Meli Palace all inclusive hotel in Crete Greece is 2 kms from Sissi village and 5 kms from the famous ancient Palace of Malia. Ideally located about 40 kms from Heraklion International airport Meli Palace beach hotel Crete offers an ideal basis for excursions around the island.
Taxi & Luxury Service:
To Heraklion Airport: approx. 57€
To Heraklion Port: approx. 55€

Bus stop: 150m

Car rental at the reception

Athens International Airport (38 km).

Athens airport is served by many scheduled international airlines including Olympic Airways & Aegean Airlines all year and by charter carriers during the summer period.

Lavrio Harbour (10 km).
Lavrio Harbour has regular services from and to Aegina and Cycladic islands by passenger and car ferries.

Private Yacht:
Grecotel Cape Sounio is only 8km from the Olympic Marina and mooring is available in Sounio bay directly in front of the hotel.

Taxi & Luxury Service:
Taxis & car or limousine hire are available on request through Reception


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A. From Heraklion Airport to Meli Palace

Distance about 40 km – driving time about 30 min  - 80km/hour

1. Head west on Aerodromiou toward Leoforos Ikarou      230 m
2. Continue onto Leoforos G. Senetaki    500 m
3. Keep left at the fork and merge onto Route 90/E7     27.1 km
4. Turn left onto Ethniki Odos Lasithiou/Route 90/E75    1.6 km
5. Turn right to stay on Ethniki Odos Lasithiou /Route 90/E75 (signs for Ag Nikolaos)
Continue to follow Ethniki Odos Lasithiou / E75   7.0 km

6. Turn left onto Palaia Ethniki Odos Lasithiou (signs for Vrachasi)    2.1 km
7. Turn left    2.0 km
8. Take the 1st left    2.1 km
9. Turn right. Meli Palace is in front of you    270 m
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Agia Varvara, Vrahassi Lassithi
GR - 72400 Crete
Tel. +30 28410 71502
Fax. +30 28410 71070

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"Beautiful beach, good food, clean rooms, welcoming staff. very good place for kids!!!" (View more)