Bathed in Cretan colours and surrounded by blossoming gardens, this small traditional village lies on the turquoise-blue coast with its two-storey buildings with guest rooms and family apartments. The Cretan Village offers young and old alike, full days of activities and new experiences. Greek dishes await guests at noon, by the beach, and at dinner there is a wide choice from international specialities to authentic local cuisine. The children can set sail for new and exciting worlds of endless amusement on the pirate ship in hotel’s playground. Abounding Cretan hospitality will embrace everyone who would like to enjoy a carefree holiday break.
The hotel has 342 rooms, family rooms and family apartments housed in building complexes. The double bungalows all include following amenities: Air-conditioning 24 hours/day (mid-June to mid-September, minimum), colour satellite television with music channels, sofa-bed, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, direct dial telephone, internet access, refrigerator, safe (at extra charge), marble bathroom with bathtub and a furnished balcony or veranda. Rooms are split to double & family rooms and family apartments (1bedroom & 1sitting-room with two sofa beds) with sea or garden view. Upon Arrival an Aldemar bath kit is offered, while, in addition, to VIP guests wine, fruit basket, mineral water, a bouquet of flowers, bathrobe, slippers and beach towels are offered.
All Inclusive Food
The AI programme consists of Continental breakfast (07:00-07:30), American breakfast (07:30-10:00), lunch (12:45-14:30) and dinner (18:30-21:00, with Cretan corner), all buffet style with international & local cuisine and show cooking, served in the main restaurant Veranta (self service). Continental breakfast for late walkers can be taken at the snack bar Dionysos from 10:00-11:00). Theme buffet nights take place three times weekly. Also at the disposal of the AI guests are the kids restaurant Aldy’s (12:45-14:00 & 18:30-20:00), the tavern La Pergola (19:00-21:30) and the snack bar Dionyssos 10:00-18:00 & 22:00-24:00 for bistro line). AI guests can visit upon reservation the beach restaurant Thalassa once weekly, for Mediterranean lunch buffet & show cooking (13:00-15:00) and grill with Greek specialties in buffet style (19:00-21:30), both only between 20/05 & 30/09. Warm & cols snacks such as pizza, salads, pasta, toasts, hot dogs, sandwiches, French fries, fruit, etc are available between 11:00 & 17:00 at Dionyssos as well as late snacks like salads, pasta, pizza, vegetables, fruit and sweet from 22:00-24:00.
All Inclusive Drinks
During lunch & dinner soft drinks, juices, local draught beer, normal water and local house wine are offered (all self service). Guests can have ice cream also at Dionyssos, where tea & coffee time (filter, espresso, cappuccino, nes, Greek) with sweets & biscuits takes place from 16:00-17:30. Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks (and some international as well – no branded ones) like soft drinks, juices (not fresh ones), draught beer, normal water, wine, filter coffee, espresso, tea, Greek coffee, frappe, cappuccino, cocktails, long drinks, raki, ouzo, brandy, liqueurs, gin, vodka, rum, tequila and whiskey (except champagne) are served at Milos pool bar (21:00-24:00), Pelagos pool bar (10:30-17:30, plus ice cream, sandwiches, pizza and hot dogs), Fontana pool bar (Jun-Sep, 12:00-15:00, plus sandwiches, pizza and hot dogs), Panorama main bar (18:00-01:00) and at Arion disco (23:00-01:30, 20/05-01/10, three days weekly). Please note that drinks are available according to each outlets opening hours and AI menus.
All Inclusive Sports & Entertainment
Sport facilities at the hotel include water polo, darts, gymnastics, aerobics, step, water-gym, table tennis, games, water games, quizzes, dance competitions, bingo, various tournaments, small library for children, table games, syrtaki lessons, one hour per day tennis in daylight (upon reservation), four swimming pools (all with fresh water) and two for kids, canoes, pedaloes, windsurfing (upon reservation, weather permitted, only for valid certificate holders), beach mini soccer, beach volley, bridge room, lounge chairs & umbrellas by the pools & at the beach, beach towels (with deposit), open jacuzzi open in the pool, large screen TV & video room, mini golf, table tennis, kids playground with pirate ship, supervised mini-club (4-12 yrs) with daily programme (10:00-21:00), games room, 75m long water slide, mini disco (21:00-21:30), young club with various activities (13-18 yrs, 01/07-15/09) and 7-day evening animation programme performed by the multilingual team. The open disco operates in amphitheatre between 22:30 & 23:15, from 20/05 to 30/09 (six days weekly, weather permitted); drinks are to be offered from Milos pool bar. Greek-Cretan music and folklore dancing start at 21:30 at the main pool (20/05-30/09, weather permitted).
In-room safety deposit boxes, baby sitting (upon request), internet stations, laundry & dry cleaning service, horseback riding centre (22 km away), 18-hole golf court (7 km away), organized excursions, car & bicycle hire service, taxi service (upon request), tennis lessons & equipment, billiards, diving (upon reservation), diving lessons in the pool, motorized water sports (jet-ski, water-ski, banana boat ride, catamaran) and the Thalasso programmes at the Royal Mare Thalasso Spa Centre are available at a charge. Lobster night at the La Pergola (once weekly with live music) is also not included in the AI concept.
Hotel guests can use the awarded as the Europe’s leading Spa resort 2005 from World Travel Awards, Thalasso Spa Centre for relaxation, well-being and beauty treatments, at the neighbouring hotel, Aldemar Royal Mare Village. Its luxurious and serene, dedicated entirely to your well-being, seduces with its size, luminosity and serenity. The facility is a luxury that every visitor can enjoy to his or her heart’s content. Treatment rooms, swimming pools, beauty and fitness centres all share a space comprising 4,000 m2. Knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff, the exceptional quality of the treatments, the attention to every detail that makes each visitor feel like a privileged guest, the meticulous cleanliness of the centre, the prestigious surroundings with its abundance in marble, the magical scenery and the omnipresent «big blue» as its backdrop: the combination of these elements is an invitation to utmost relaxation!
The Cretan Village offers a meeting room with a capacity of 80 pax. Conference facilities are also available at the neighbouring Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Conference Centre with a capacity of 900 pax. Aldemar Hotels also owns one additional hotel unit (Royal Mare Village) adjacent to the premises of Knossos Royal Village and Cretan Village, capable of catering small meetings of up to 80 people.
Facilities & Services
Amongst the hotel facilities and services are baby cots (upon request), baby chairs, baby phones, high-chairs (all over restaurants, pool bars, snack bar), internet stations-wireless connection covering the area of lobby and Blue Salon (at extra charge), life guard (15/05-30/09), outdoor showers-changing cabins, shops, boutiques, mini-market, traditional arts shop, kiosk, jewellery shop, guest relation services, first-aid, 24-hour hotel security service, luggage service/luggage room, currency exchange, transfer to and from the Royal Mare Thalasso/Spa Centre, transfer to and from the Knossos Royal Village Conference Centre, daily public bus service to and from Heraklion and Aghios Nikolaos and daily hotel-bus service (once a day) to and from Hersonissos (free of charge). Please note that there are no facilities suitable for people with special needs. Pets are not permitted on hotel grounds. Credit cards accepted: Access, American Express, Diners, Eurocard, MasterCard and Visa.
All Inclusive General Info
Please keep in mind that some of the above mentioned departments may operate periodically, depending also on the weather conditions. There is a non-smoking section in the restaurant. Formal dress required in all restaurants during evening meals (no shorts, sleeveless, T-shirts, etc) as well as in the main restaurant during lunch (no swimming suits). Wearing the AI-bracelet is obligatory in order guests to be served. When lost, it must be reported at the reception immediately. The replacement of it is against charge.
Useful Information on Distances
Aldemar Cretan Village is 23Km from the Heraklion international airport, 25km from the city, 10km from the new Cretan Aquarium and 2km from Hersonissos village.