This 5-star deluxe Resort Complex is located on a private peninsula in Crete, 20 minutes from the Cosmopolitan City of Heraklion (which is the capital of Crete) and next to the traditional fishing village of Aghia Pelagia, which during the Minoan Period 4,500 years ago, was one of the ports of the ancient Minoan city of Heraklion. The village is within walking distance of the hotel and offers a variety of shops, mini-markets, tavernas and restaurants.
The Capsis Beach Hotel and Bungalows are situated on a peninsula surrounded by 3 beautiful beaches (one private & 2 public) with an endless Aegean view, a Botanical Park of 167.000 m² with colourful gardens and green pathways ideal for jogging, statues, antiquities from the Minoan Times, ponds, lakes, cascades, waterfalls, a river, 2 picturesque chapels and the largest private zoo in Greece. Please note this hotel is on a slope and is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties. It is not adapted for disabled guests. The complex of Capsis Beach Hotel and Bungalows form a Cretan village, which consists of a main hotel, and beautiful bungalows forming “Cretan neighbourhoods” surrounded by colourful gardens and views of the sea. The interior decor of this hotel complex is created with great emphasis on comfort and traditional Greek architecture. Famous Greek marble and wood are used as main materials in the public areas, the restaurants and the guestrooms of the hotel. An important collection of Greek paintings, antique furniture, statues and decorative ornaments are beautifully combined with the traditional Cretan style, creating a complete atmosphere of traditional comfort
The Capsis Beach Hotel and Bungalows offer comfortable and cosy guestrooms, beautiful rustic bungalows tastefully decorated with Cretan flair, all of which have panoramic views to the Aegean Sea or the gardens. They offer a great variety of services and facilities, with private balcony or terrace sitting areas, air-condition, direct-dial phone line, internet access, radio, satellite TV, fridge, hairdryer, laundry and dry cleaning service and 24 hours room service.
Food & Beverage
For those of you who are food and drink lovers, a dining experience with excellent tastes await you at the many restaurants and bars of the hotel complex, all in beautiful surroundings and each one with its own charm, décor and menu. Guests can start their day with a magnificent American Buffet Breakfast at the hotel main restaurant. Take advantage of the half board basis and enjoy the luscious buffets with traditional Greek and International specialties at the “Zeus” main restaurant. Additionally on a weekly basis two theme dinners (Chinese and Italian)are provided in the “Zeus”. For those who prefer a quick meal, the pool, snack and beach bars are ideal, all in moderate prices and beautiful surroundings. Choose from a large variety of local wines and specialties, snacks, coffees and refreshments and savour the taste of Greece! The special children’s menus with traditional burgers, desserts and ice creams offered will delight children. The hotel’s traditional “Poseidon” Taverna is located next to the sea and the crystal clear waters of the Aghia Pelagia Beach and offers you a daily selection of fresh seafood, the catch of the day, local Cretan specialities, desserts and wines. The Main Hotel Bar has spacious verandas overlooking the Private Beach and the Aghia Pelagia Bay and offers a large variety of beverages. At the Lobby Bar you can relax with any selection of beverages, the calming murmur of the waterfall, while the outdoor veranda offers a magnificent view of the pool, the gardens, the chapel and the sea.
Sports & Games
The hotel was chosen as the Official Hotel for the 2004 Olympic Football Tournaments in Heraklion. Facilities within the hotel premises: A total of 4 pools: 1 indoor freshwater swimming pool, 2 additional swimming pools (including 1 with freshwater and 1 with seawater) and a seawater children’s swimming pool. Sports activities: basket, volley, tennis, darts, billiards, bridge, cards, mini-golf, water sports centre, PADI-approved Scuba Diving Centre and fully equipped Health, Beauty & Fitness Centre. Children are well looked after with a daily program with sports and activities, a playground, a kids’ pool, a mini club with a playroom and special kids menus. The multi-lingual hotel animation team on the hotel premises organise daily programs such as: games, shows, mini-football games and water polo. In addition guests can also enjoy night entertainment at the hotel’s Disco, which serves a large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Facilities outside the hotel: Water Park (40 km), golf (45 km), horse-back-riding (27 km), bowling (23 km), go-carts (55 km), mountain biking (upon request delivered at the hotel).
The Zoo & Greenhouses
A fascinating experience for nature lovers is the private zoo of the hotel, which is the largest in Greece, with animals and birds from all over the world. 3 greenhouses and several grounds inside and out are used for the production of organically grown, herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers for the consuming needs of the hotel. The hotel complex has been awarded with the prestigious International “HERMES AWARD 2002” for “Best Innovation in Terms of Environmental Protection”.
Services & Facilities
Reception, concierge, business centre, money exchange, hairdresser, babysitting, safe deposit boxes at the Front Office, shopping arcade with kiosk, jewellery shop, mini market and boutique, ATM machine, TV room, parking, car rental services, limousine services, open air amphitheatre and conference centre. Hotel is open all year round.
Sunbeds by the pool
Please note that there is a charge for using the sunbeds by the pool and at the beaches.
During Catholic (Christian) Easter we offer in all rooms chocolate eggs, traditional Greek sweet tsoureki and red eggs. For Greek orthodox Easter we offer in all rooms chocolate eggs, traditional Greek sweet tsoureki, red eggs as well as escort to church on Holy Friday and Holy Saturday with candles, and traditional folklore dancing by the pool on Holy Sunday noon with raki and ouzo complimentary for all clients.
Animation program has already started with: gym, aqua aerobics, step aerobics, stretching, water polo by the pool, darts, chess tournaments, ping pong, tennis tournaments, Greek cooking lessons by the pool and children’s games.