GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel

GDM Megaron is a 5-star historical monument hotel that marries tradition with luxury and modern-day comforts for the most premium stay in Heraklion, Crete. 

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If you’re a history buff, GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel is the one for you; now you have the opportunity to stay in a hotel that has been classified as a historic monument! GDM Megaron is located at the center of the largest city in Crete and one of the most favored in Greece, Heraklion. This 5-star hotel was built in 1925 which gives a historical edge that will charm you from the moment you step foot on its premises.

In GDM Megaron, tradition and history meet contemporary luxuries and comfort, to create the optimum setting for your vacations in Crete and one of the most sought-after destinations in the region. Contributing to GDM Megaron’s appeal are the awe-inspiring views of the old Venetian port its location generously offers. The hotel boasts 58 rooms and suites that are opulent and elegant, sporting a minimalist approach in their design and furniture; rich fabrics, as well as high-end pillows and mattresses, will make your stay in Crete a relaxing and rewarding experience.

Regardless of the history of the building, GDM Megaron includes all modern-day conveniences that include but are not limited to satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, and luxury toiletries. In true 5-star accommodation fashion, selected rooms also include a spa bath, where you can unwind after a long day of adventures. However, even if your room doesn’t include a spa bath, don’t worry as in GDM Megaron, you won’t miss the element of water. Its impressive plunge pool at the roof of the building will allow you to rest on the sunbeds and enjoy a delightful drink.

For a journey through Cretan gastronomy, the hotel offers a wide range of delicacies in each of its eateries. From the laid-back vibe of ‘Plaza Café’ to the fine-dining opulence of ‘The Megaron 5th’ Bar Restaurant on the top floor, the rich flavors will leave you full and satisfied. For your daily workouts, you can try the hotel’s Health Club, which is housed on the 4th floor of the building and is equipped with modern fitness equipment as well as a steam bath, a hot tub, a massage table, and a sauna with color and music therapy. Who can say ‘no’ to that?

Why we love it

Environmentally conscious is the new black and GDM Megaron is just that: socially responsible and mindful of its impact on the environment.

Make sure you get the royal experience you deserve by booking the Presidental Suite.

The excellent personnel will cater to your needs and help you with whatever you want!

Make the most out of your stay in GDM Megaron by indulging in a rejuvenating full-body massage at the hotel’s spa; you won’t regret it, we promise!

In and around

GDM Megaron is located in the magical region of Heraklion, on the north coast of the island, overlooking the old Venetian port and within walking distance of all the major sights of the city. It is situated within 5 km from Heraklion International Airport and 2 km from the Heraklion Port. From the hotel, you can walk the short distance to the Archaeological and Historical Museum. When residing in GDM Megaron, you must pay a visit to the world-renowned Knossos Palace, one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island and one of the most significant archeological sites in Greece, where exhibits from the Neolithic period to Roman ruins are on display. 

Explore the rich Cretan cuisine by visiting ‘Amalia's Kitchen’ to try Cretan comfort food and age-old recipes that have been passed down through generations. In a similar fashion, ‘Peskesi’ serves mouthwatering traditional dishes that are bound to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Last but not least, the self-explanatory ‘Brilliant Gourmet Restaurant’ will offer you a delectable fine-dining experience full of authentic local flavors and fresh ingredients, grown on the Cretan land. If you want to experience the vibrant nightlife of the island, try ‘Swing Thing’, Jailhouse’, or ‘Guernica’ for delicious cocktails, uplifting music, and dancing. For a lush adventure that will take on an exploration of the region’s wine production, join our Private Countryside Wine Tour. Along with your local guide, you will get to visit 2 vineyards and 2 wineries, sightsee the heartland of Heraklion and savor farm-to-table lunch with wine pairing.

Our selection

Our collection includes 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique accommodations, and villas & suites that provide guests with comfort and indulgence. Every accommodation has been carefully selected by our team in order to meet the highest standards and guarantee a memorable and relaxing stay. 

How we choose the best places to stay:
  • Location: our hotel recommendations are centrally located in order to ensure your convenience and save you time while navigating your surroundings. 
  • Facilities: all must be of top quality with clean and contemporary spaces. Modern-day luxuries and state-of-the-art design are a prerequisite.
  • Services: they are always top-rated and provided by hospitable staff; whether it is in-room breakfast, massage, or outdoor activities, everything should meet your expectations.
  • Reviews of our guests: since we want to offer you the best possible experience, we take into consideration the reviews of fellow travelers.
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