Legacy Gastro Suites: A Taste of Cretan Elegance

Discover the epitome of elegance and culinary heritage at Legacy Gastro Suites, a luxury boutique hotel in the bustling heart of Heraklion, Crete. This exquisite destination boasts 12 themed suites, each paying homage to Crete’s rich cultural tapestry and the luminaries of its past, from El Greco to Nikos Kazantzakis. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the luxury of the 1950s, with every suite offering breathtaking Mediterranean vistas.

At Legacy Gastro Suites, the essence of Crete’s gastronomic legacy is an ever-present delight. From the curated selection of traditional premium products and wines awaiting in the vintage wooden cabinets of each room to the authentic, memory-steeped recipes served in the restaurant, every aspect of your stay is designed to connect you with the island’s authentic spirit.

This haven not only promises luxury but delivers an experience that satisfies the soul’s curiosity for Crete’s vibrant spirit, its natural beauty, and the warmth of its people. A stay at Legacy Gastro Suites is not just a visit; it’s a journey into the heart of Cretan culture, where every moment revives and celebrates the island’s rich heritage. Here, the true meaning of hospitality unfolds, offering an unforgettable escape into the genuine, the authentic, and the timeless.

Legacy Gastro Suites
4.9
Based on 125 reviews
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Pavel KlingerPavel Klinger
08:06 18 Feb 24
This is a great hotel. We have got there by referral from the other hotel which was overbooked. And was it a great find! The hotel is very new, service is fantastic. Especially the staff at cafe at breakfast has been so helpful, tending to all our wishes. Good breakfast with very rich choices, and the coffee is superb. The location is very central. I think in summer it might be a bit noisy at night but it didn’t bother us in February with the windows closed. Few steps from the famed archeological museum, and the bus stop for Knossos palace. If you drive, using outside parking is needed, and be careful in choosing the right one for you.Overall, the hotel is a gem and I highly recommend it.
Jikke TjallemaJikke Tjallema
08:09 10 Oct 23
My stay here has been absolutely fantastic! ❤️☀️The room was SO big and spacious, so comfortable and luxurious, and at the same time so homey. I loved all the fancy details like the electrically opening curtains, and the massage shower.The location is fabulous, you can just walk everywhere and I felt like I never needed a map because it seemed all streets eventually lead back to this square.I loved being able to see the sea all the time.The breakfast is the best breakfast I’ve EVER had!! ❤️ and I’ve been to many places, I don’t say this lightly! It was something I looked forward to every single morning. 😊 I can highly recommend eating at Papi, the food was soooo good. It’s like a little peaceful haven in a buzzing city. Very good for HSPs.And most of all, the staff is amazing!! Everyone was always so kind and sweet, and especially Marialena was incredible. 💖 She always made me feel like I had a friend there, I felt very welcome and extra safe because of her.If I were her boss, I’d give her a raise because Marialena is someone who turns a hotel into a friendly home! 🥰
Evan GoodmanEvan Goodman
08:45 26 Sep 23
I really liked everything about this hotel, as did my wife.From the enthusiastic and helpful lady on the front desk, to the big, clean and interesting themed room. (Check out the website).The breakfast... Wow.The location was also excellent.As you can tell, I really liked this place. Look no further.
Wal'Aender MorrenaelWal'Aender Morrenael
12:27 23 Sep 23
Amazing staff, really, doing everything so you'll be comfortable. The rooms are wonderful : spacious, clean, with a tablet so you can control the lights, the AC, the curtains etc, the shower is amazing. The balcony is also really nice.As soon as I got into my room, the receptionnist called me to make sure everything was accorded to my standards, which was a nice attention.There are some restaurants affiliated with the hotel, I did not go to the one on the rooftop but the one downstairs, where the food was excellent ! (Plus you get a discount since you're staying at the hotel)Breakfast was copious, and varied. Overall, it is expensive, but you will get a service that matches your expectations.
Yvette LowYvette Low
09:35 09 Sep 23
We were so happy we chose to stay here. The rooms were very comfortable and clean, the included breakfast was delicious and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel was perfect - a 10 minute drive from the airport with a taxi stand opposite, across the road from the museum, and easy walking distance to everything we wanted to see. If we were ever back in Heraklion we would stay here again!
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Boutique Hotel
12 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Breathtaking Mediterranean views from every suite
  • Themed suites celebrating Crete's cultural icons
  • Culinary journeys with traditional Cretan products
  • Elegant 1950s-inspired suite decor.
  • Luxurious boutique ambiance with only 12 exclusive suites
  • Warm, genuine hospitality embodying the Cretan spirit

 

 

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Rooms Overview

Legacy Gastro Suites offers 12 exquisitely themed suites, each a tribute to Crete's luminaries like El Greco, Vicenzo Cornaro, and Nikos Kazantzakis. Infused with the elegance of the 1950s and breathtaking Mediterranean views, these suites weave the island's rich cultural heritage into a luxurious accommodation tapestry, promising an immersive and unforgettable stay.

V Suite

2 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the sea

Immerse yourself in the V Suite, where the spirit of poet Vincenzo Kornaros and refined elegance converge. With its 1950s-inspired decor, this suite offers a poetic retreat featuring a chic sitting area, elegant dining, and a selection of Greek wines. Large windows reveal stunning views, ensuring a blend of luxury and cultural immersion. A serene balcony and sophisticated amenities complete this exquisite escape.

EL Suite

2 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the sea

The EL Suite channels El Greco’s artistic spirit, blending simplicity with elegance. Soothing tones and artful furnishings set a distinguished ambiance, with panoramic sea and port views from every angle extending to a serene balcony. Modern comforts enhance this tasteful decor, offering a refined Cretan hospitality experience with select delis and wines for an unforgettable stay.

K Suite

2 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the sea

The K Suite, inspired by Nikos Kazantzakis, embodies intellectual elegance. Magnificent wooden furniture and a grand bookshelf envelop guests in literary splendor, while breathtaking views of the Three Arches and the sea from the bed and balcony invite tranquil contemplation. Luxurious armchairs and a curated selection of Greek delicacies enhance this space of style and character, promising an immersive Cretan experience.

Services and facilities

City-center
Heritage
Traditional interior
Winter sun
24-hour Reception Operation
Air conditioning
Airport / Port Transfer - Upon Request
Bar
Concierge
Elevator
Laundry Service
Lounge
Non smoking rooms
Restaurant
Soundproofing
Wellness services
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Epsilon Restaurant

Epsilon Restaurant ignites culinary passion, blending earth’s bounty and the sea’s treasures through flames. Savor authentic flavors from a wood-fired oven and traditional parastia, crafting a menu that celebrates local ingredients and Mediterranean essence. Amidst earthy hues and panoramic views, experience the alchemy of fire, complemented by a curated selection of wines and spirits.

Breakfast

Start your day at Papi Restaurant, where breakfast becomes an exquisite celebration of Crete. Dive into a feast of handmade pies, homemade jams, and Cretan honey, complemented by fresh seasonal fruits, local cold meats, and cheeses. Each bite is a testament to the island’s rich culinary heritage, promising a delightful beginning to your morning.

Papi Restaurant

Papi Restaurant merges Italian culinary finesse with local freshness, offering a journey from gourmet breakfasts to inspired dinners. Savor fresh pasta, exquisite Scaloppine al marsala, and signature Tiramisu alongside a diverse wine selection. Here, every meal transforms into an unforgettable memory, encapsulating the essence of Legacy’s inspired dining experience.

About sustainability

Citrus

Citrus, the fruit of Promise, indicates that the property is noticeably eco-conscious as many areas of sustainability are addressed.

Explore the location

Nestled in the cultural heartbeat of Crete, Legacy Gastro Suites finds its home in Heraklion, a city where the vibrancy of contemporary life dances with the echoes of a rich past. The hotel is positioned in the bustling Eleftherias Square and is a gateway to the island's storied history and celebrated gastronomic heritage.

Explore Heraklion like a local!

Just a stone's throw away, the formidable Koules Fortress whispers tales of maritime prowess, while the Venetian Walls stand as sentinels of a bygone era. The nearby Archaeological Museum, a treasure trove of Minoan civilization mysteries, offers a deep dive into the island's ancient roots, inviting curiosity and awe.

A stroll through the Central Market unveils a sensory mosaic of colors, fragrances, and flavors, beckoning visitors to indulge in the culinary delights of Crete. Here, the local cuisine tells a story of the island's fertile lands, nurtured by Europe's most vibrant flora and millennial traditions.

Crete's unspoiled landscapes and the Cretan diet, recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, highlight a lifestyle intertwined with the essence of hospitality. Legacy Gastro Suites embodies this spirit, offering guests an immersive experience of Greece's genuine tastes and traditions, making every stay an unforgettable journey through the heart of Cretan culture.

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