This Christmas, Heraklion and the Galaxy Hotel are brimming with festive spirits, filled with the scents and sounds of the joyous season. At the Galaxy Hotel, our preparations included a sophisticated touch in our Christmas decorating, being rather diligent with our Christmas baking, and also whipping up a festive package so that our guests experience a homey Christmas atmosphere, which is Cretan hospitality at its best.
Christmas and the City
Heraklion is already dressed to impress. A nice, leisurely stroll around town will convince you. Our wonderful city has been decorated to match the importance of this holiday; the sanctity of nativity and the enlightenment that the New Year brings. The main streets are brightly lit and Christmas songs & carols sound from speakers positioned all around the center. And everywhere you turn, you are greeted with an enchanting city-wonderland ambiance.
A figurative ‘Christmas Castle’ has been built at our main Eleftherias square, a small village if you will of quaint, colourful wooden houses stocked with Christmas treats, candies and festive wares, also displaying various arts and crafts such as pottery, as well as Christmas storytelling and musical & theatrical performances. Located almost next to the Eleftherias square is the Heraklion Archaeological Museum which is also full of Christmas spirit! On the 19th December they organise a thematic tour of the exhibit “The miracle of life” between 10am and 12pm, as well as more performances that involve Christmas choir caroling from all over the world, and byzantine hymns. Even more festivities and Christmas bazaars are organised all around the city, as well as humanitarian events such as the Santa Run Heraklion on 18th December, which is aimed at raising funds for the SOS Children’s Village.
Christmas and the Galaxy!
This Christmas, we teamed up decor experts, Space Creators, to create interiors that are festive, warm and welcoming; our exteriors are brightly lit and inviting. And the spirit of Christmas fills our halls & corridors while each corner hides a little bit of holiday pizzaz. In order for you to enjoy our Galaxy Christmas magic and the Christmas season in Heraklion city to the fullest with an added spring in your step, we have prepared a special, sparkling package that offers you a handful. And then some.
Apart from exclusive accommodation rates offered with our Christmas and New Year’s package, guests will receive a special in room Christmas welcome, and Christmas delicacies to treat your senses at our Per Se Lounge Cafe. Each morning you can start your day the Cretan way and feel like Kings & Queens with our famous Galaxy Buffet Breakfast, stocked with fresh, homemade delicacies and holiday treats. Complimentary parking and valet service is at your service so you can easily plan your visits in and out of the centre, in a flash! If you are feeling a bit languid with all the pampering and indulging, you can use our gym and Wellness Club on a complimentary basis, to get those endorphins flowing. We will also arrange a late check out, so that you can enjoy, and not rush your last moments with us.
And we have saved the best for last…The festive Christmas and New Year’s package also includes a tantalising, five course gourmet Christmas and/or New Year’s gala dinner! For the New Year’s dinner our guests can choose between spending the last evening of the year at the Plaza Hall with live music or at the Per Se Restaurant with a music DJ. Both our Christmas and New Year’s menus feature sensational and creative dishes, packed with moreish, zesty flavours that will absolutely enthrall your senses. From pre-starters of ‘amouse bouches’ to post-dessert ‘petits fours’, our well rounded menu that has been infused with …holiday spirit is a perfect blend of Cretan and International cuisines that will appease even the most meticulous of taste palates. Want to find out more?
Browse our festive menus below, and begin to anticipate moments of haute degustation, delight and enjoyment to be had in our Galaxy.
As you can see, we are more than ready to welcome the joys of the season. Book the Christmas & New Year’s offer here and let’s spend it together!