Legacy Gastro Suites

Legacy Gastro Suites

43 Eleftherias Square, 71201 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Legacy Gastro Suites

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Overview

Open: All Year...Legacy Gastro Suites is a completely new five-star, luxury boutique hotel with just 12 unique, thematically linked suites in the heart of Heraklion, Crete’s vibrant seaside capital. Our new hotel uniquely blends the best of Greece’s richly varied gastronomic traditions with highlights from Crete’s illustrious cultural heritage, all against a welcoming backdrop of elegant 1950s-style furnishings and of course Mediterranean Sea views from every suite.

Overview

Legacy Gastro Suites is a completely new five-star, luxury boutique hotel with just 12 unique, thematically linked suites in the heart of Heraklion, Crete’s vibrant seaside capital. Our new hotel uniquely blends the best of Greece’s richly varied gastronomic traditions with highlights from Crete’s illustrious cultural heritage, all against a welcoming backdrop of elegant 1950s-style furnishings and of course Mediterranean Sea views from every suite.

Foodies rejoice! In each suite—inspired by the iconic Cretan cultural figures of El Greco, Nikos Kazantzakis and Cretan Renaissance poet Vincenzo Kornaro—guests can indulge in a carefully curated range of traditional Greek gourmet products at a special food station, and experience an even wider array of items à la carte. 

Greek island light, freedom and flavor: at Legacy Gastro Suites the complete Cretan legacy is yours to discover. Welcome to unforgettable Cretan hospitality—at its most memorably delicious! 

With just 12 luxurious, sea-view suites in the heart of sun-drenched, historic Heraklion, Legacy Gastro Suites will change the way you experience the cultural heritage and culinary traditions of Crete, stirring all your senses along the way.

Set in a completely refurbished 1950s building overlooking Heraklion’s central Eleftherias Square — and just a two-minute walk from Heraklion’s world-famous archaeological museum —you will find a cordial atmosphere where tasteful urban townhouse meets contemporary Mediterranean charm. Each suite features new furniture designed by Athens-based architect Achilleas Kritikos to reflect the style of a calmer era: velvet sofas, impressive chandeliers and custom accents galore (View detailed descriptions of our stunning suites.)

Crete’s natural setting, biodiversity and unique climatic conditions all contributed to making Cretan food ways the healthiest of Mediterranean diets. At our hotel your introduction to the celebrated flavors of Greece and Crete becomes an odyssey of indulgence as you experience them through the legacy of three of Crete’s brightest artistic stars: writer Nikos Kazantzakis (author of Zorba the Greek), the Renaissance poet Vincenzo Kornaros and painter, sculptor and architect Domenikos Theotokopoulos—renowned as El Greco.  The creative legacy of this powerhouse trio adds a cultural flourish to the suites. Each has been individually designed by Kritikos to amplify Crete’s all-season ingredients of light, freedom and of course Greek gastronomy. Your taste experience goes from abstract to actual without even leaving your suite, thanks the original practical-serviced food-station, custom built with marble top and walnut woodwork, situated in each suite. You’ll be inspired to sample premium Greek products (cold cuts, cheeses, wines and more) that represent the market’s best.  hese products are also available for the guests to purchase and take home with them as a memento of their gastronomic journey in Crete.

Greek cuisine lives to the tune of fresh produce, organic and locally-sourced, authentic herbs and spices, plenty of extra virgin olive oil, honey, traditional cured meats, excellent cheeses, fresh fish and many more savory and healthy surprises. You’ll have the freedom to explore and taste such delights through a la carte, private dining in your suite as well as in our restaurant My C. Original yet thoroughly Cretan and delicious from start to delicious finish.

As a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Crete’s capital city of Heraklion, Legacy Gastro Suites incorporates the smartest technologies in every aspect of our services, which means fast and reliable WiFi and every other modern hotel convenience. So you can stay connected while also connecting with traditional Greek gastronomy and the richness of our Cretan heritage. At Legacy Gastro Suites the timeless meets the resolutely modern, creating a savory sensory journey that you can take all year long and take home with you, too—until your next trip!

Location

Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, is a vibrant cultural city, the heart, and soul of the most authentic experiences Cretan life has to offer. Every day, hundreds of visitors reach Heraklion and discover the traits of a past that thrills them and makes them curious about its unique history and its gastronomic tradition.

Legacy Gastro Suites, in the central Eleftherias Square, is surrounded by the legends of the Koules Fortress, the uniqueness of the Venetian Walls, and the treasures hosted in the magnificent Archaeological Museum, home to the mysteries of the Minoan Civilization. In the same area, a tour of the nearby Central Market, an array of colors, fragrances and tastes seduce your senses and awake your curiosity for the local cuisine.

Home to Europe's most vibrant flora and endless millennial traditions, our island is home to the Cretan diet which has been inscribed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Crete is an unspoiled, fertile land where the food culture connects with the most genuine feelings of hospitality. Legacy Gastro Hotel takes pride in showcasing the iconic tastes of the local tradition as well as the gastronomic treasures of Greece.

Accommodation
EL Suite Sea View (1‐2 Guests)

Inspired by the famous painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos—better known as El Greco—an atmosphere of simplicity blends gracefully with art and beauty. A soothing color palette of green and white interplays with hardwood floors and images of the famous Cretan artist, all naturally flowing through space.

Luxury, beauty, and authenticity are the keywords here, exemplifying a character designed to inspire and relax. Consider the wood-trimmed, multicolored stained glass window-style paneling in one corner, the chandelier or the gold-colored pendant lamp situated next to the bed. Graceful notes evocative of a more expressive time…El Greco’s time.

The experience continues with the breathtaking panorama of the port, the Mediterranean sea, and the city square, from every angle of the suite and extending to the spacious balcony: an ideal setting for a romantic meal or coffee break, too.

The gastronomic experience starts with great Greek deli treats (cold cuts, locally sourced cheeses and more) carefully presented at a practical-serviced food station, along with a variety of prestigious local wine labels and traditional, premium Greek spirits.

Taste and elegance go hand in hand with technology, from the magnificent walk-in, high-pressure rainfall shower to the high-tech technological features that bring every modern comfort to the timeless mood of the suite.

Internet Access Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Bathrobes & Slippers Satellite TV Coffeemaker Mini Bar Safe Box Air-conditioning Fridge Telephone
K Suite Sea View (1‐2 Guests)

Inspired by the Nobel prize nominated author Nikos Kazantzakis (author of Zorba the Greek and many other important works), this stylish 32 square meter suite exudes an intellectual character and passion for literature. Step into a world of style and taste: the moment you enter, you’ll be enchanted by the magnificent wooden furniture and a spectacular bookshelf that frames the master bed.

The elegance of suite represents the intellectual world of a writer while exclusive elements of style give life to a relaxing atmosphere. The experience continues with the inspiring views that reach guests in every angle of the room. Writer’s desk? Check. Posh sofa with periwinkle crushed velvet and wood trim? Check. And from everywhere in the room, those ravishing views: Guests can take in all the beauty of the Three Arches, the port, and the sea from the comfort of their bed as well as from the suite's balcony, an ideal place to sip a glass of wine surrounded by the serene atmosphere of Cretan nights.

Suites are spacious, with even more room to relax thanks to the addition of a lounge area which boasts comfy armchairs and an elegant wooden table where guests can indulge in a unique gastronomic experience: a practical-serviced food station at which they can savor a selection of premium Greek delicacies…think loukoumi, Greek cold cuts, savory cheeses and more, paired with a variety of prestigious local wine labels and spirits.

While the references to the past are designed to delight and inspire, the aesthetic naturally includes all modern conveniences, such as seamless WIFi and a glassed-in high-pressure rainfall shower.

This suite is the perfect retreat for discovering Cretan heritage while making and sharing stories of your own.

Internet Access Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Bathrobes & Slippers Satellite TV Coffeemaker Mini Bar Safe Box Air-conditioning Fridge Telephone
V Suite Sea View (1‐2 Guests)

Inspired by the great Cretan poet Vincenzo Kornaros, refined decorative details in the V Suite create an atmosphere of breezy sophistication. Be inspired! Above the elegant white-with-wood-trim headboard there are interlocking vintage style mirrors featuring excerpts from Erotocritos, Kornaros’ epic lyric tale of chivalry and eternal romance.

Your sumptuous interlude from the bustle of the city continues thanks to the chic and comfortable sitting room space which includes an elegant dining area, as well as a practical-serviced food station that is the perfect spot to sample delicious authentic Greek cold cuts accompanied by a selection of prestigious Greek wine labels and spirits.

From the comfort of the sophisticated sofa inspired by 1950s décor, and under the soft light of the elegant chandelier, guests can enjoy the exclusive in-room dining menu as well as unique views of the sea, port and some of the city landmarks.

Floor-to-ceiling windows let the morning sun illuminate the room, inviting you to enjoy the panoramic view beyond the old Venetian walls to the Mediterranean Sea. And why not enjoy the delicacies of our magnificent homemade Greek breakfast from the comfort of the suites’ king size bed?

The unique character of the room extends to the open spaces of the balcony, a dreamy spot both for a romantic, gourmet dinner and a perfect perch for your relaxing morning coffee, too.

A gentle walk-in rainfall shower and high-tech facilities enhance an ambiance amplified by attention to the tiniest details to bring the past alive through a refreshingly contemporary design.

This suite is sure to stimulate all your senses.

Internet Access Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Bathrobes & Slippers Satellite TV Coffeemaker Mini Bar Safe Box Air-conditioning Fridge Telephone
Services

Bathroom

  • Walk in shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Bath or Shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Bedroom

  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres)

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace

Kitchen

  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle

Accessibility

  • Upper floors accessible by lift

Activities

  • Library
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)

Living Area

  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area

Media & Technology

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV

Food & Drink

  • On-site coffee house
  • Chocolate or cookies (Additional charge)
  • Fruits (Additional charge)
  • Bottle of water (Additional charge)
  • Wine/champagne (Additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Minibar

Reception services

  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Ticket service
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Cleaning services

  • Daily maid service
  • Ironing service (Additional charge)
  • Dry cleaning (Additional charge)
  • Laundry (Additional charge)

Business facilities

  • Fax/photocopying (Additional charge)
  • Business centre

Shuttle service

  • Grocery deliveries (Additional charge)
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood/Parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Room service

Languages spoken

  • Italian
  • French
  • English
  • Greek
  • German
Facilities
Car Parking Bar Cafeteria / Snack Bar Internet Access 24 H Room Service No Smoking Rooms Library Bicycle for Rent Shuttle Service Bus Station Nearby Sitting Area Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Bathrobes & Slippers Large screen Satellite TV Coffeemaker Mini Bar Safe Box Air-conditioning Restaurants Wheelchair Accessible Business Centre / Services VIP Services
Food & Beverages

Legacy Gastro Suites opens a new chapter in the narrative of Greek gastronomy and hospitality.  To brings to the table the unique and authentic flavors inspired by our culture and traditions,  we have chosen a variety of uniquely selected producers to cater for the particular ingredients of our gastronomic menu.

In the very heart of Heraklion, My C. proposes a palette of original Greek tastes with a unique twist of Cretan influences that find their origin in our history and culture.

Whether it is in our all-day restaurant, in our gourmet boutique shop or the privacy of their suites, local guests, and food-forward travelers will get in touch with unique Greek flavors, some of them hard to find in the market. We’ve taken the guesswork out of the hunt by meticulously selecting all those culinary products that characterize the essence of the Greek cuisine.

My C. is our all-day gastronomic meeting point where traditional Greek recipes and top-flight cooking are at the core of a whole new foodie experience. Are your snses ready to soar? Let them be tickled by flowers & Cretan herbs that may find their way into a glass of specially mixed refreshments and cocktails…or the fragrance of steaming pies coming out of our wooden oven, perhaps eliciting childhood memories. Share your travel stories over a jar of tangy Greek spoon sweets or a sweet and delicious cup of real Greek coffee.

My C. serves inspired dishes with roots in authentic Greek recipes, the Cretan diet and farm-to-table products selected from all over Greece. Our cuisine showcases Greek tastes that add a new dimension to the everyday. Every dish will inspire enthusiasts of the Cretan diet, and we hope will create new fans, too!

The Gastro experience continues in our suites, home to an innovative food-station with premium and harder-to-find products of the Greek culinary legacy.

Among other delicacies, guests will be able to taste in the comfort of their suite local delicacies including cheeses, nuts, delicious Greek delicatessen cold cuts, premium Greek honey products, extra virgin olive oil and tapenades, pasteli (homemade honey sesame bars), dried organic fruits, vanilla ipovrichio (the traditional Greek “spoon sweets”), breads, jams and more.

An exceptional wine selection and spirits from all over Greece will enhance the tastes of the overall gastronomic experience.

Our gastronomic shop will allow every guest and visitor to take any of these premium local products home, as a tasty souvenir of your gastronomy-oriented stay in Crete.  The atmosphere of our Gastro boutique highlights Cretan culinary traditions: Let the journey of flavor begin!

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