With just 12 luxurious, sea-view suites in the heart of sun-drenched, historic Heraklion, Legacy Gastro Suites will change the way you experience the cultural heritage and culinary traditions of Crete, stirring all your senses along the way.

Set in a completely refurbished 1950s building overlooking Heraklion’s central Eleftherias Square — and just a two-minute walk from Heraklion’s world-famous archaeological museum —you will find a cordial atmosphere where tasteful urban townhouse meets contemporary Mediterranean charm. Each suite features new furniture designed by Athens-based architect Achilleas Kritikos to reflect the style of a calmer era: velvet sofas, impressive chandeliers and custom accents galore. View detailed descriptions of our stunning boutique suites.

Crete’s natural setting, biodiversity and unique climatic conditions all contributed to making Cretan food ways the healthiest of Mediterranean diets. At our hotel your introduction to the celebrated flavors of Greece and Crete becomes an odyssey of indulgence as you experience them through the legacy of three of Crete’s brightest artistic stars: writer Nikos Kazantzakis (author of Zorba the Greek), the Renaissance poet Vincenzo Kornaros and painter, sculptor and architect Domenikos Theotokopoulos — renowned as El Greco. The creative legacy of this powerhouse trio adds a cultural flourish to the suites. Each has been individually designed by Kritikos to amplify Crete’s all-season ingredients of light, freedom and of course Greek gastronomy.

Your taste experience goes from abstract to actual without even leaving your suite, thanks the original practical-serviced food-station, custom built with marble top and walnut woodwork, situated in each suite. You’ll be inspired to sample premium Greek products (cold cuts, cheeses, wines and more) that represent the market’s best.  hese products are also available for the guests to purchase and take home with them as a memento of their gastronomic journey in Crete.

Greek cuisine lives to the tune of fresh produce, organic and locally-sourced, authentic herbs and spices, plenty of extra virgin olive oil, honey, traditional cured meats, excellent cheeses, fresh fish and many more savory and healthy surprises. You’ll have the freedom to explore and taste such delights through a la carte, private dining in your suite as well as in our restaurant EL43. Original yet thoroughly Cretan and delicious from start to delicious finish.

As a luxury 5 star hotel in the heart of Crete’s capital city of Heraklion, Legacy Gastro Suites incorporates the smartest technologies in every aspect of our services, which means fast and reliable WiFi and every other modern hotel convenience. So you can stay connected while also connecting with traditional Greek gastronomy and the richness of our Cretan heritage. At Legacy Gastro Suites the timeless meets the resolutely modern, creating a savory sensory journey that you can take all year long and take home with you, too — until your next trip!