Ideally located in the heart of Heraklion, the largest city and administrative capital of the island of Crete. A city with rich architecture, culture and urban nightlife, bursting with energy, providing a warm and genuine Cretan Hospitality. The Aquila Atlantis Hotel is the city’s largest luxury hotel with unobstructed views of the historic harbour. Ideally positioned in the heart of the city, it is the perfect starting point to discover Heraklion many historic monuments and museums all within easy reach of the business and commercial district. Open all year round, the hotel offers unparalleled services and amenities that meet and exceed the expectations of even the most challenging traveler. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, yet casual and contemporary, the Aquila Atlantis hotel not only is a combination of uncompromising comfort and understated lavishness, but also provides a warm hospitality and cozy atmosphere in each and every one of its corners.
The “Atlantis”, located behind the famous Archaeological Museum, overlooking the historic port with its “Rocca al Mare” (Venetian medieval fortress), holds a special place in Heraklion city. This classic hotel has long been a favorite gathering place for leading artists, scientists and politicians. The “Atlantis” opened in 1968 and quickly attracted prominent Cretans and elite travelers. In 1993, the hotel closed its doors for a major renovation and reemerged a year later, stunningly restored with its unique ambience well preserved. The Hotel has maintained its reputation over the years as a result of the dedication and sensitivities of its several owners. Completing in 2013, one more major renovation, the spirit of hospitality will live on at “The Atlantis” for the coming years. The stability and strength of its management and staff, combined with discreet lavishness shall make “The Aquila Atlantis” the unique choice for the discerning visitor and the reference point for the city of Heraklion.