The Greek island of Crete accounts for thousands of years of unique history, traditions, and legends. Better-known for its early civilizations, fewer people know that Crete is also rich in its literary, artistic and gastronomic heritage.
During the centuries of the Venetian rule, multiple forms of art flourished on the island, placing Crete in the center of the most relevant aspects of the Greek culture. Key characters that shaped the local culture give name to the unique suites of the venue, permeated with the unique gastronomy of the island.
For instance, Zorba the Greek, famous film, but also as a novel, is a creation of the famous Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis. El Greco, painter, sculptor and artist dear to the Spanish Renaissance, was bond & inspired by the city of Heraklion. Finally, Vincenzo Cornaro was a local poet whose epic romantic work, Erotokritos, established his place as a star of the Cretan Renaissance.
The three of them have a special role in the Legacy Gastro Suites scenario with distinctive references to the life and leading works of these preeminent of Cretan artists.
Gastronomy plays a fundamental role in the character of the hotel.
Besides, each suite includes a practical gastronomic station which allows guests to taste distinctive Greek gourmet items with an expertly curated range of superior products along with a selection of prestigious Greek wines and spirits.
Legacy Gastro Suites is a luxury boutique hotel that proudly stands for a culturally-infused “foodie” journey to the heart of Greek cultural traditions.
The hotel also incorporates smart technology and every modern convenience. To these, add a rich library made of poetry, narrative, and theatre, as well as some of the most gorgeous views of this unique Cretan city.
Legacy Gastro Suites is part of the portfolio of Karatarakis Hotels & Restaurants, a Greek company that owns, leases and manages hotels, residencies, restaurants, and conference facilities. Active in the hospitality industry since 1976, the group provides complete accommodation, gastronomy, leisure and entertainment services. Karatarakis hotels in Heraklion also include the classic Lato Boutique Hotel and eco-friendly Olive Green Hotel. Corporate headquarters for the company are on Crete.