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Asterion Suites and Spa Crete Review 2024

Asterion Suites & Spa Pool Bar

Nestled by the beach in a remote location, Asterion Suites & Spa offers a serene escape for adults looking to unwind and savour Crete’s unique flavours. Located 40 minutes from Chania airport and the historic Chania old town, with its ancient Minoan ruins, Venetian facades, and charming selection of restaurants and shops, the resort is conveniently accessible yet secluded enough to recharge under the Cretan sun.

Asterion Suites & Spa Beach2

The hotel is well-designed, with a modern, airy feel and high-quality furnishings. The suites are light, comfortable, and feature a range of modern amenities, including two televisions, a large waterfall shower, air conditioning, a coffee machine, and a large, comfortable bed, each with its own balcony or swim-up pool, depending on your preference and package. Packages include all-inclusive options (Lifestyle All-In), allowing guests to indulge in iced lattes and exceptionally well-made cocktails from the poolside bar or enjoy a local beer from the mini-bar without worry.

Asterion Suites & Spa Room Interior

Dining at the resort is an elevated experience, with authentic Greek dishes taking centre stage. There are two restaurants: the entry-level and the more upscale 35 Degrees. The breakfast spread is indulgent, healthy, and varied, while dinner highlights include salt-crusted sea bass, grilled prawns, taramasalata, dakos salad, and an indulgent chocolate sphere for dessert. The ingredients are incredibly fresh, with the Mediterranean sun enhancing the flavours, showcasing the region’s rich culinary heritage.

Asterion Suites & Spa Food

For those looking to stay active, there’s a small but ample gym and yoga sessions on the lawn every Wednesday and Friday. The pool is well-sized, and the tranquil sea offers excellent swimming. The resort also boasts a well-equipped Orion Spa with a sauna and a variety of treatments using local products, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration.

Asterion Suites & Spa Restaurant

For the culturally curious, the resort offers various experiences, including local wine and olive oil tastings, a farm-to-table dining experience with ingredients cooked over wood fires, a serene forest picnic, and a guided tour of Chania old town. Though the resort’s beachside location is somewhat remote, it’s only a 45-minute drive to Falasarna, one of Crete’s—and the world’s—most beautiful beaches. The peaceful, adults-only environment ensures tranquillity without children. Overall, this resort is a perfect choice for those seeking a peaceful and luxurious escape on the beautiful island of Crete.

Nightly rates at Asterion Suites & Spa start from €226.80 (approx. £191).

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