If you want to pair lazy days in the sunshine with lots of exploring, the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio is a top choice. This contemporary high-rise hotel has a brilliant setting in the heart of Heraklion – sandwiched between ancient sites like Knossos and the bubbly nightlife and shopping scenes of the downtown neighbourhood.
Back at base there’s a good-size swimming pool to cool off in on warm days. It’s set in sleek wooden decking and comes with a smattering of palm trees, plus there’s a good supply of parasols and loungers for stretching out on. Head indoors and you’ll find a wellness centre for more in the way of relaxation. It’s decked out with a marble Turkish bath and a gym for holiday workouts.
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