Andi’s Pick: Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

December 9, 2019

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio: Crete, Greece

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

First Impression

The Galaxy Hotel Iraklio offers a sleek and sophisticated escape on the island of Crete. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, this property promises to provide both an indulgent and relaxing experience. The luxuries are not just found in the interior design, but also its services. A friendly front desk staff ensures each and every wish is granted.

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio


Located right outside of Heraklion’s vibrant city center, and with the majority of historical sites engulfing the hotel, the contemporary venue is the ideal setting for your stay. The Galaxy Iraklio is situated on Dimokratias Avenue — one of Heraklion’s most cosmopolitan and central thoroughfares that allows for easy access to the airport, port and highways.

The Room

Since we were traveling as a family, we opted for the Family Superior Rooms. They are ideal for families, as they allow for everyone to be together thanks to an adjoining door, yet permitting privacy at the same time.

When it is time to head back to your room after a long day under the Cretan sun, you can treat yourself to quiet time in a soft bathrobe or sink into a plush king-size bed that features an incredibly comfortable Simmons mattress. The refined sophistication of these rooms guarantees a peaceful stay. With views over the city or the sapphire blue swimming pool, you can further customize your comfort levels by choosing the type of pillow you want.

The Bathroom

The ensuite bathrooms are informal, but elegant. You will find deluxe natural Sampar products for use as well.

You will also be able to choose between whether you take a bath or shower, which again is extremely helpful when traveling with children.

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

The Extras

From the dazzling pool to the delectable restaurants to the state-of-the-art Wellness Club, this island retreat embodies laid-back chic at its best. The Galaxy Hotel Iraklio has the largest freshwater swimming pool in Heraklion and is a liquid oasis for every guest to indulge in.

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Why It Is Andi’s Pick

In my nearly two decades of traveling around the world, I have yet to experience a property that has allergy-free rooms. I was utterly impressed when I learned about the hotel’s innovative “Pure Wellness Rooms”. The concept of these rooms has its fundamentals in the desire to satisfy even the most demanding of guests. Sleeping in a Pure Wellness Room recharges you, inside out, as you will be immersed in a pristine environment, get an even more restful sleep, and experience easier breathing than ever before. Using a special natural surface and air treatment, the rooms are purified, removing up to 99% of surface and airborne allergens, germs, bacteria, odors, dust, and microorganisms.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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