Minoan colours brighten the sumptuous Knossos Royal Village. The exotic vegetation and vast water expanses surrounding its rooms and villas, the aesthetic sense of comfort, of careful attention to detail, together with warm hospitality, all unite to create a unique atmosphere of refreshing and delightful tranquillity.
The hotel has 364 rooms and 40 deluxe villas, all housed in building complexes. Double Rooms: Garden view / Sea view/ VIP Sea front. . . . Family rooms: (2 rooms with connecting door with 1 bathroom and 1 WC/ shower) - Amenities: Air-conditioning 24 hours/day (mid-June to mid-September, minimum) - Double /Twin beds - Sofa-bed - Marble bathroom with bathtub - Hair dryer - Colour satellite television with music channels - Direct dial Telephone - Refrigerator - Mini-bar (upon request) - Safe - Furnished balcony or veranda. The hotel offers their guests upon arrival: wine, fruit basket, mineral water, an Aldemar bath kit (soap, shampoo, shower gel, nail file, shower cap and sewing kit), slippers and welcome cocktail. The hotel’s VIP guests are additionally offered upon arrival: a bouquet of flowers, bath robe, beach towels. Daily: fresh fruits, mineral water and afternoon maid service.
Food & Beverage
Be prepared to experience flavours that will seduce the palate, including Italian cuisine, gastronomical treats of the Mediterranean and, of course, authentic Greek delights. RESTAURANTS & BARS: Main Restaurant (07:00 - 10:00 & 18:30 - 21:00) - Fontana Amorosa Gourmet Restaurant (19:00 - 01:00) - Taverna Artemis - Snack Bar & Restaurant - Pizzeria - Beach Bar & Restaurant - Ouzeri - Children’s Restaurant - Villas Restaurant (08:00 - 11:00) - Main Bar (18:00 - 01:30) - Pool Bar - Cellar Wine Bar (18:00 - 01:30) - Aquarius Night Club (21:00 - 01:30) - Room Service (07:30 - 00:30). Between 22:00 - 00:30: snacks and beverages only. . . Breakfast (07:00 - 10:00): Served in the Main restaurant, American-style buffet. (07:00 - 07:30 continental breakfast only). For the Villas guests breakfast is served in the Villas-Restaurant. Dinner (18:30 - 21:00): Buffet service in the Main Restaurant. Choice of three main dishes (waiter service) (inclusive: HB/FB). Four special buffet theme nights a week (inclusive: HB/FB). . . Notes: Drinks are not included - Missed meals cannot be replaced. *Dress code - Guests are kindly requested to dress appropriately in all restaurants, bars and the night club during the evening (no shorts or bathing suits please).*
Sports & Leisure
There are 13 swimming pools on the hotel grounds: 4 outdoor main pools (2 seawater & 2 fresh water) - Indoor heated pool (fresh water) - 6 outdoor pools exclusively for the villas section (fresh water) - 2 children’s pools (fresh water), sandy beach, waterslide 45 metres long, beach/pool lounge chairs, beach/pool umbrellas, outdoor showers, beach volley facilities, thalasso spa centre: model thalasso spa centre royal mare thalasso, for relaxation, well-being and beauty treatments, at the neighbouring hotel Aldemar Royal mare village. The hotel’s recreation program offer enjoyable holidays and engaging family moments not only for the young guests, but to adults as well. Evening programmes and shows by the animation team. Athletic activities and water sports immerse you in a world of fun, with diving, tennis or even mini golf. Work-out programmes with fitness instructors (aerobics, aquafit, gym work-outs, body firming) • Giant outdoor chess board • Open amphitheatre • Games room • Large-screen TV & video room • Bridge room • 3 tennis courts (2 Quartzsand & 1 Quick) • 2 table tennis • Mini-golf course • Night tennis (floodlit courts)* • Tennis lessons* • 1 Squash court* • Billiards* • Fitness centre* • Massage and Physiotherapy* • Sauna* • Turkish bath* • Jacuzzi* • AT WATER SPORTS CENTER: diving*, canoeing*, windsurfing*, water skiing*, pedal boats*, para-sailing*, sailing (catamaran)*, banana-rides*, ringos* • AT THE ROYAL MARE THALASSO: Thalasso programmes at the Spa Centre*. • Horseback riding centre (22 kilometres from the Hotel)* • * = Extra charges apply.
Facilities & Services
Shops: boutiques - traditional arts shop - jewellery shop - mini-market - kiosk - hair salon - internet area. Conference facilities: Aldemar Knossos royal village conference centre with a capacity of 900 pax. Transfer service: transfer to and from your room (upon arrival and departure) - transfer to and from the royal mare thalasso/spa centre - daily bus service to and from heraklion and Aghios Nikolaos* - daily hotel- bus service (once a day) to and from hersonissos (free of charge) - limousine transfer * - car, motorcycle and bicycle hire service* - taxi service* (upon request). Other services: guest relation services - laundry and dry cleaning service* - beach towels (with deposit) - 24 hour hotel security service - first-aid - lifeguard - luggage service/luggage room* - currency exchange - organised excursions*. * = extra charges apply. Additional Information: CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED: Access, American Express, Diners, Eurocard, Mastercard, Visa. Unfortunately this hotel is not suitable for persons with special needs.
Facilities for Children
Baby cots (upon request / free of charge) - babysitting (upon request / extra charge) - 2 outdoor children’s pools -waterslide 45 metres long - mini club (4-12 years old, 7 days a week, 10:00 - 18:00) - children’s restaurant with special menu - high-chairs (restaurants) - playground - multi-lingual animation staff- recreation and activities programmes at the mini-club.
Useful Information on Distances
Limenas Hersonissou is 23 kilometres from Heraklion International Airport, 25 kilometres from the city of Heraklion. 2 kilometres from Hersonissos.
Bed & Breakfast / Half Board