Abaton Island Resort & Spa Hersonissos, Greece

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Millennials looking for the best Crete has to offer

the Low Down

Abaton Island Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel opened in April 2018 and located in Crete on the water’s edge, the property offers 152 elegant rooms, suites and villas, complete with luxury services and a variety of restaurants to indulge your senses. The shimmering turquoise waters of the Aegean provide a dramatic backdrop for the exclusively-designed rooms, suites and villas with 71 pools. An immaculate infinity pool, private sandy beach and 364-meter shoreline serve as the perfect settings for rest and relaxation. Abaton Island Resort & Spa has been awarded as a Best Luxury Honeymoon Resort in Europe by World Luxury Hotels Awards and as a Best Hotel & Resort in Greece by Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality Awards.

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complimentary experience

Each booking will receive a complimentary welcome treat upon arrival

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • Extraordinary butler service – A state of complete zen, with personal butler at hand, a VIP service extended to each and every guest. It moves away from the traditional definition of luxury and ensures a non-intrusive presence.
  • Families will love Abaton Island’s toddler-friendly sandy beach area, where they can relax whilst their little ones play in the waves. This endless stretch of beach also has plenty of more secluded areas where couples will enjoy soaking up those vitamin-D-packed rays.
  • Vegans will be thrilled to hear that Abaton Island has vegan menus in all five restaurants and dishes are generally prepared using organic ingredients.
  • The resort is an easy 15 minute walk along the beach to reach shops and other facilities in the sprawling resort of Hersonissos.
  • Abaton Fitness Center offers a wide range of Technogym® state-of-the-art equipment 24/7 in a unique, well designed, motivational space .
  • The unique flexibility of Abaton’s Half Board programme allows foodies to dine around the resort, savouring the varied cuisines on offer. Greek designers have been brought together and there’s so much to browse and utilize your credit card on.
  • Take the hassle out of finding unique Cretan places to shop and discover the most special and unconventional shops inside Abaton itself!
  • With an onsite helipad you can splurge on a fabulous 45-minute helicopter ride to discover the magical landscapes of East Crete.
• Accommodation:
Featuring fourteen different room types, their multi-room portfolio will let you find the perfect match for your travel needs. All rooms, suites and villas offer open plan spaces and oversized outdoors that provide a comfort experience to its residents. Our favourites are the Abaton Collection Suites which are perched at the highest level of the resort, positioned perfectly to reveal the captivating beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and feature a gorgeous crystalline swimming pool, Jo Malone amenities, the snuggliest robes and the small finishing touches in the design that we’re always delighted to see in our fave resorts.
• Location:
Hersonissos is found in the North of the island of Crete, Greece. Gorgeous beaches with calm waters thanks to the Cape Sarandaris which protects them from the northwest winds. The hotel is 27km east of Heraklion airport which is a 22-minute drive and 2km east of Hersonissos port.
• Getting there:
If you’re planning to hire a car from the airport or grab a taxi its an easy 22 minute drive straight down the E75. The team at Abaton are also available to arrange a private transfer, just get in touch before you travel.
• What to pack:
If you’re going outside of the hottest summer months then comfy shoes and socks and there’s so much to explore in Crete on foot and the area is popular for hiking. Pack a poncho or scarf for a potential chillier evening, other than that, we recommend your favourite stylish island apparel.
• Restaurants:
Abaton pleases every palate, offering a huge variety of international cuisine. Chef Zinon’s award-winning dishes are all served alongside shimmering backdrops of Cretan coastline. International brand Buddha Bar Beach goes beyond its neo-Asian walls and for the first time ever finds its home on the island of Crete, offering a unique dining & lifestyle summer experience on a breathtaking beachfront location. F-Zin Ivy League Restaurant offers a diverse selection of international and local cuisine, using its distinct Cretan flair to introduce guests to a number of authentic dishes. They open early in the morning for breakfast and again in the evening for a formal dinner. Bony Fish specializes in classic seafood cuisine on an outdoor deck surrounded by the azure waters. There’s also world class WOW Steakhouse, stylish Ladies and Gentlemen lobby bar and our favourite place for breakfast, Elemes Cretan cuisine.
• Spa:
The wonderful well known Elemis spa offers a 5 treatment rooms and a range of Spa treatments and packages featuring revitalizing and purifying products that have been designed to respect the body’s complex physiology. Every treatment is specifically designed to offer a unique experience, using powerful massage sequences and the most potent actives available in the world today. There are couples’ treatments as well as men’s facial, LED face therapy and treatments can also be done by the pool, on the beach or in your room.
• Signature Activities:
Passionate about sustainable tourism and protecting the environment, Abaton Island has worked with an expert team of marine biologists to create three guided snorkelling tours that give guests an exclusive glimpse of Crete’s underwater world.
Indiana Jones – Enjoy a visit to these beautiful locations, see the oldest civilization unfold before your eyes and you will be able to get the best out of your visit of this magnificent structure! Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches of Greece and visit archaeological sites that give an insight to a civilization lost since the remote antiquity.
Wine Picnic experience: Abaton will gladly offer you a journey to Cretan gastronomy in the most beautiful surroundings of local vineyards. Guests will receive a private meal in which their certified sommeliers will introduce them to the Cretan Vineyard through varietals and blends of local wines harmoniously accompanied by the pairing of a 4-course authentic Cretan dinner.
Horse riding: Odysseia Stables is a professional equestrian centre offering quality day treks, 2 hour hacks and riding lessons. They provide safe learning facilities as well as good school horses and a professional teacher to accompany you through the breath-taking countryside, making your experience the very best in equine Crete.
Scuba diving: Certified divers can enjoy fun dives from the boat to various locations. Guests are able to explore Crete’s waters in small groups for maximum safety and pleasure. Beginners are also totally taken care of with easy guided dives so it doesn’t matter what level you are. However, advanced divers can dive a unique WW2 airplane wreck.
  • All rates are incusive of VAT, taxes and service charges, a governmental accommodation tax is charged extra at the rate of 4 euros per room per night.
  • Kids Club: there is no kids club available at the property

  • Babysitting: available on request, just book through the concierge

Rate includes:

Each stay includes breakfast at either F-zin ivy league where they have an impressive breakfast buffet or at Elemes cretan cuisine (a-la-carte style).

Half board is also available at a supplement which includes buffet dinner at F-zin ivy league. guests on half board are entitled to a 25€ per person allowance for a-la-carte dining at WOW steakhouse, Buddha Beach Bar, Elemes Cretan cuisine and Biny fish, drinks aren’t included.

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Starting Room Rates in USD

Rates based on double occupancy of double room with sea view inclusive of breakfast and all applicable taxes.

Visa Cost

The cost of a Schengen visa fee is €80 per adult . For more information click here.

Top Tip

Most archaeological sites in Crete are open from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm, so plan to visit as early as possible to beat the tour buses – and the heat!

Local Currency

The local currency is Euros

Weather

The season falls between April and November as maximum temperatures usually peak at 28 degrees – it is generally dry so unless you’re travelling in winter don’t expect rain.

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