Esperides Resort Crete features a convenient location, close to popular Cretan destinations, landmarks, and beaches. The Hotel lies within the traditional village of Koutouloufari and at a walking distance from the adjacent village of Piskopiano, which are generally known for their authentic architecture and cuisine. In less than 1 Km away, lies the popular town of Hersonissos, with its vibrant nightlife and its beautiful sandy beach.

In addition to Hersonissos Beach, other popular beaches close to the hotel are Stalida Beach, Malia Beach, Anissaras Beach, and Gournes Beach. 

Crete’s capital town, Heraklion, is approximately 30min drive, allowing you to easily explore the island’s urban side. The other popular towns of Crete, Rethymno, Chania, and Agios Nikolaos, can be reached via the main motorway, that passes close to the hotel.

Sightseeing is a must when visiting Crete, and Esperides Crete surely lies in an ideal location to help you discover the most important sights and museums of the island. Starting from the world-famous Knossos Palace, which is located just 30 Km away, as well as Heraklion’s Archaeological Museum — one of Greece’s most important museums, which can be found in the heart of Heraklion town. The second most important pre-historic Palace of Crete, Malia Palace, is even closer to Esperides. Other popular sights and landmarks, like Spinalonga island, Festos Palace, and Samaria Gorge, can be easily reached by car.

Last but not least, the hotel’s location allows easy access to the island’s main travelling gates, Heraklion Port & International Airport.

Major Sightseeing:

  • Malia Palace: 10.5 Km
  • Knossos Palace: 32 Km
  • Festos Palace: 79.8 Km
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum: 30 Km
  • Spinalonga Island: 42.8 Km
  • Samaria Gorge: 183 Km


Nearby Beaches:

  • Hersonissos Beach: 0.9 Km
  • Stalida Beach: 4.1 Km
  • Anissaras Beach: 5.3 Km
  • Malia Beach: 7.2 Km
  • Gournes Beach: 14.1 Km


Points of Interest:

  • Koutouloufari Village: 0 Km
  • Piskopiano Village: 0.9 Km
  • Hersonissos Town: 0.9 Km
  • Heraklion Airport: 26.2 Km
  • Heraklion Port: 29.3 Km
  • Agios Nikolaos: 38.4 Km
  • Rethymno: 105 Km
  • Chania: 167 Km