You are one step away from discovering the cradle of the European civilization: the fascinating Greece. Homeland of mathematicians, philosophers, artists and politicians, of democracy and the Olympic Games, the Hellenic nation has seen the birth of Western culture. All this without forgetting that this land, located on the shores of the Aegean Sea and composed of a constellation of 6,000 islands, gathers countless tourist attractions that captivate the newcomer. To witness at first hand, the best hotels in Greece are waiting for you.
One of the main attractions of this destination lies in its enviable climate, with mild, wet summers and cool winters, especially in the coastal areas and north of Epirus. At the same time, the region of Attica, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete and the Eastern and Central Peloponnese have a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Hence, it is a perfect setting for a family holiday, with friends or with your partner.
However, the most remarkable thing about this legendary country is its generous cultural and architectural heritage, which encompasses the most iconic monuments of the classical era, without forgetting the legacy of Romans, Byzantines and Turks. And what about the exquisite Greek cuisine?
With Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, you can get closer to the myths of the country that changed the course of history.
Rethymnon - Crete
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The best way to discover Greece is to start your tour where the history of Greece also did it: in Crete, the land on which the Minoan culture flourished. It is the largest Greek island and the fifth one in the Mediterranean, as well as one of the main poles of attraction of the Hellenic country. In addition, it was the city where Domenikos Theotokopoulos – better known as El Greco, one of the most important non-Italian Renaissance painters – was born.
Since it is widely used as a transport hub, Crete is an easily accessible place. In fact, it has got the international airports of Heraklion, Kania and Sitia, and harbours in Heraklion, Hani, Ágios Nikolaos and Rethymnon, where the hotels in Crete of Iberostar are located.
Among the tourist attractions of the island you will find the archaeological sites of Knossos – where the mythical palace of Knossos is located –, Phestos, Gortina and many others, the National Park of Samaria and the Venetian castle in Rethymnon.
Nonetheless, if there is symbolic image of Greece, it is without doubt the vibrant capital city of Athens. Among the array of things to do in Athens, whose treasures have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, the National Archaeological Museum, the recently built Acropolis Museum and the districts of Plaka and Psiri.
But the wonders of the Greek peninsular don't end here. Other places in Greece include a route around the region of Argolis, where you will find the majestic ancient theatre of Epidaurus, known worldwide for its extraordinary acoustics. The beautiful seaside town of Nauplia has magnificent coastal landscapes, and you should visit the archaeological site of Mycenae. It houses a prehistoric Acropolis that shows the door of the Lions and the tomb of Agamemnon and a museum full of ancient treasures.
In Olympia you will see the old Olympic stadium, where the most famous athletic event in the world originated. The site includes the museum of Olympia and the largest suspension bridge in the world. Another place to visit is Delphi, where you will be able to contemplate the famous Charioteer of Delphi sculpted in bronze. We can't end things without mentioning other places in Greece such as Kalambaka where the Meteora monasteries are located or Thermopylae where the statue of the King of Sparta, King Leonidas, stands in memory of the battle between the cities of Sparta and Athens.
Concerning the islands that deserve a visit, include in your bucket list Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu, where the Sisi’s Achilleion is placed.
Could you imagine a best plan for your next summer holidays, for Eastern or for Christmas?
Iberostar offers everything needed for you and your family to enjoy the land of Ulysses at the height of luxury. We give you 2 exceptional hotel options in Crete. Both set in the lively town of Rethymno.
In the first of these resorts, the Iberostar Creta Marine you will find everything you need for an unforgettable experience. It's a hotel with direct access to the beach, a choice of swimming pools (including an indoor heated pool), activities for children and teenagers, show cooking demonstrations, a games zone, a gym, a massage service and meeting rooms. Moreover, if you’re travelling to Crete with children, we have a babysitting service available for a small surcharge.
However, the Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare is no less amazing. Here you can swim or sunbathe on the private beach situated in Panormo. Plus this hotel is equipped with a sauna and a hydro-massage bath and an extensive range of leisure options. From a choice of swimming pools (including a children’s pool) to a hair and beauty salon, a playground, meeting rooms and even a babysitting service (for an extra cost).
Make the most of this and the other facilities on offer, taste the delicious Greek food in the Iberostar bars and restaurants, try the world-famous olives of Kalamata in a fresh Greek salad, an irresistible moussaka, or why not try a Gyros – a Greek specialty made from roasted meat served in pitta bread. To wash it all down, try a bottle of Retsina, a Greek white wine often said to be the national drink. However, if you prefer more familiar flavours, then we also offer a range of international dishes too.
Don't hesitate to check out the offers for hotels in Greece and book one of its rooms. For your holidays in Greece, it guarantees you a wonderful time in the country of the gods, so that when you go home you’ll feel like a god yourself!
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