The hotel is located just 4 minutes on foot from Analipsis beach.
Analipsi Chersonissou is a small traditional village by the Cretan Sea, full of olive trees, flowers and sea views. Here, you can experience traditional Crete. Analipsi differs from the typical touristic summer resort, as it began to welcome tourists later than the most famous places in Crete. So, you have the opportunity, to combine a truly traditional Cretan village with the rare natural beauty of the wonderful seaside, to give you the experience of a lifetime.
Analipsi is an ideal place for people who seek to relax and have unusual holidays. It is well known for its sunset, the beautiful tiny church almost on top of waves, romantic walks by the seaside and unique Mediterranean gastronomy offered by the local tavernas. Here, you will feel the softness of a sea breeze carrying the fragrances of rosemary and olive groves and listen to the waves gently lapping the shore of the sandy bay.
Heraklion, the capital of Crete, is 25 minutes from the hotel. Public transportation is available and the bus station is a 5-10 minute walk. Also close to Analipsis is Hersonisos, where you can find many pubs and bars if you want to enjoy nightlife.
Sightseeing in the area:
One of the largest and most modern aquariums in Europe, this is geographically located on the northwestern part of the former American Base of Gournes just 5 minutes away by car . You can visit the aquarium with an audio guide or a personal guide in order to discover the mysteries of the Mediterranean Sea.
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum is an open-air museum in Hersonissos. It is established in July 1992, based on private collection. The museum contains a variety of artifacts and structures related to Cretan folk tradition and ethnology, economic activity and culture, nature and the environment. A number of performances are put on in the auditorium, including the “Traditional September” annual event as well as Greek dancing performances, and grape and wine tasting events.
Lyttos beach tennis courts:
Behind Paul-Marie hotel, there is the Lyttos beach hotel, which has 22 tennis courts, which anyone can use. Personal trainers are available and many tennis tournaments take place there. Both amateurs and professionals can participate in any activity.
Acqua Plus Water Park:
This is a huge water park located 10 minutes from the Paul-Marie hotel. You can reach the park by car or bus (the bus station is a 5-minute walk). The water park offers more than 50 different slides, games and facilities for both adults and children.
Heraklion is the largest city in Crete and one of Greece’s major urban centers. Today Heraklion is living between the fast moving currents of regeneration and a deep desire to maintain links with the past. Both these strands define its character. The ‘old town’ area of the city, which dates back to in medieval times, now offer visitors some fantastic walks in the heart of the city. The history of the city transports the visitor to the past. Churches, palace Knossos and walls around the city make the visitor feel wonderful.
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site in Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. The city said to existed for 9000 years. The palace of Knossos was the political center of the Minoan civilization. It appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and storerooms close to a central square. This is definitely, a site worth visiting in order to understand the amazing Ancient Greek civilization.