LOCATION & MAP

LOCATION & MAP LOCATION & MAP

LOCATION & MAP

Crete. A land that has nurtured human creativity and inspiration for over 4,000 years. Like no other Greek island, Crete welcomes and overwhelms visitors with its wealth of myths, legends and history, a blessed and dramatic landscape, and an abundance of choices and experiences.

Lassithi
The easternmost and least mountainous region of Crete, where the population resides in four semi-urban centers: Áyios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Sitía and Neápoli. The mythical palm tree forest of Váï, the Gulf of Mirabello, the windmills on the Plateau of Lassíthi (the largest in Crete), beaches lapped by crystalline water, beautiful villages & towns create an incredible landscape. Beautiful Sitia town, birthplace of the great medieval poet Vitsentzos Kornaros [Vincenzo Cornaro] is located 70 km off Agios Nikolaos (the largest town in Lassithi). It is built amphitheatrically with elegant buildings ending at a busy port; an ideal choice for relaxed vacations all year round. Enjoy a stroll along the harbour’s promenade area, lined with cafés, tavernas, trendy bars and traditional rakadika (local styled tavernas serving raki).
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Awarded Cretan beaches

Blue flag beaches and unspoilt seas of crystal clear waters

MORE TO EXPLORE

The Malia Palace, the third largest Minoan palace, is considered as the most “provincial” from an architectural point of view.

Explore the spectacular Mediterranean marine world in the CretAquarium nearby. From the big hunter sharks to the tiny sea-horses, the sensational jellyfish and the colourful rainbow wrasse set in Cretan underwater landscapes.

From golf maniacs to total amateurs, the Golf Academy in Crete will put the finishing strokes to your game. The Academy is 20 km away from Meli Palace resort and features practice facilities including a chipping area, putting green and practice bunker.

CRETE

ADDRESS

  • GR 72400, Agia Varvara
  • Sissi Lassithiou, Crete, Greece
  • Tel. +30 28410 71502

USEFUL DISTANCES

  • From Heraklion Airport: 40 km
  • From Heraklion Port: 45 km
  • From Sissy Village: 2 km
  • From Ancient Palace of Malia: 4 km

TRANSPORTATION

By Car
Car rental desk in hotel

Taxi & Luxury Service
To Sissy Village (2 km): 6€
To Ancient Palace of Malia (4 km): 15€
To Heraklion Airport (40 km): 60€
To Heraklion Port (45 km): 65€

Bus Services
Bus stop: 5 m

GETTING THERE

1. From Heraklion Airport Distance 40 km about 30 minutes

GET DIRECTIONS
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)
6. Continue to follow Ethniki Odos Lasithiou / E75 7.0 km
7. Turn left onto Palaia Ethniki Odos Lasithiou (signs for Vrachasi) 2.1 km
8. Turn left 2.0 km
9. Take the 1st left 2.1 km
10. Turn right. Meli Palace is in front of you 270 m

OUR HOTELS & RESORTS IN CRETE

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