The GDM Megaron is an exclusive five star hotel ideally located in the heart of business and shopping district overlooking the old harbor and within walking distance of the Archaelogical and Historical museums. The hotel's unique architecture and modern interior achieve a subtle blend of luxury and intimacy not easily forgotten.
Megaron hotel is a historical monument, status symbol for the locals, erected in 1920 and converted into a Luxury Hotel in 2003. Since 2003 Megaron Hotel has become a unique place for business and pleasure.
We welcome you to the GDM Megaron – the only luxury hotel in the city - which will impress you with its detail and charm you in your every step. Pleasant rooms with high ceilings, modern furniture, velvet fabrics and high technology, create the most pampering environment for our guests.
All GDM Megaron hotel guest rooms are tastefully decorated and succeed in combining comfort with luxury. Pleasant rooms with modern furniture and velvet fabrics, create a relaxing atmosphere for any guest. Every guest room features ISDN private telephone line with voice mail, extra private line for facsimile use, Satellite TV with 32 channels & 4 radio & music channels, ADSL internet access, safe, mini bar, air conditioning, smoke detectors, sprinklers, sound proof windows. The bathrooms are equipped with telephone, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries.
Executive Rooms :
The 32 Executive rooms provide either sea or land view. The elegantly decorated rooms are also available for non smokers.
VIP Room :
The 16 sea view V.I.P. Rooms accommodate up to 3 persons. The V.I.P. rooms are also available for non smokers and have Radio – CD player, rain drop or Jacuzzi and TV in the bathroom.
Junior Suite :
The hotel features 8 Junior Suites with land view, which are suitable for smokers or non smokers. Given special attention to every detail the Junior Suites can accommodate up to 3 persons. Apart from the mentioned amenities the Junior Suites offer a sitting area, Radio – CD player and TV in the bathroom.
The 2 Presidential Suites have been decorated with a mixture of modern, contemporary and classic style, using only the finest materials. The spacious bedroom and the sitting area are divided by a decorative partition. The Suites are also offer a B&O TV with a DVD-CD player and radio, a kitchenette corner, a dressing room as well as Jacuzzi and TV in the bathroom.
Meetings & Banquets :
GDM Megaron hotel sets a new standard in banqueting elegance. Offering the best and most efficient banqueting services, we create unique events. Our unprecedented wine list and exquisite Cretan and Mediterranean specialties prepared especially for your event by our Chef will satisfy even the most demanding guest. Due to its unique location and its well-equipped multi function Cortina, Vittouri & Sabbionnera rooms, it is an ideal venue for gala dinners, cocktails, meetings and seminars. And of course the experienced personnel provide efficient service and assure the success of any function. Enjoy the experience of organizing an event with us!
The three conference rooms of the hotel Sabbionera, Vittouri and Cortina offer all the facilities to insure an excellent performance of your event with space for 10 to 120 people, they are named after the three bastions of Heraklion. Well equipped meeting rooms are the ideal venue for meetings whether it is a seminar, a cocktail reception, a gala dinner or even an exhibition. Ample space, absolutely adaptable to your needs, fully outfitted with the very latest technology in audio and visual aids and equipment, specialized personnel and everything will happen exactly as you would wish.
Restaurants & Bars:
The Plaza Café a casual all day, all purpose indoor café ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a coffee overlooking the old harbour. The Living Room lounge and bar is the ideal setting for a quiet aperitif in between the hotel’s two atriums providing also a TV corner and a library. The Megaron 5th Bar Restaurant is located on the top floor with the city’s most stunning views of the old harbour. It provides a unique combination of an excellent location, lounge music and superb Cretan Mediterranean cuisine with dishes and specialities prepared by the hotel’s Chef. Outdoor dining is available during the summer on the roof top, for your breakfast, lunch, dinner or a drink.
Health Club and Gym:
Τhe Health Club and the gym are located on the 4th floor of the hotel exclusively for the guests of the hotel. The Jacuzzi, the Steam Bath and the Sauna are some of the choices you are offered to relax, revitalize yourselves and gain additional strength.
On the last floor of the hotel you can enjoy your swim in the open air swimming pool with the unique view. Operationial from May till October.
Built in 1925 and classified as a historical building the GDM Megaron luxury hotel is located in the heart of Heraklion overlooking the harbor within walking distance of all the major sights of the city.
Guests coming from the International “Nikos Kazantzakis” airport should turn right at the airport exit to Heraklion city direction and approx. after 2 km at “Stelios Kazantzidis” traffic lights turn right. Following the way at approx. 1 km they can find GDM Megaron on the left side.
A many star background:
Entering the port or walking through the streets of old Heraklion, visitors encounter an awe-inspiring known to the residents of Heraklion as “ Megaron Fytaki”. Although derelict for a number of years, during the 1930's the Megaron was the centre of political, social, financial and philosophical life in the city and prefecture in general. It was built in the mid 30's by the commercial enterprise Fytaki-Kasapaki, who was traders in citron which was at its peak at that time. Its foundations were built on the seaside Venetian walls “Cortina Dei Consiglieri”. And during that decade the whole beach was used for swimming by daring residents of Heraklion, who started hesitantly and sometimes secretly to appear. In front of the Megaron some distance out to sea, was a protruding shipwreck of Turkish .Whoever managed to swim out to it was considered an excellent swimmer. The jetty, which was under construction during that period, in time changed the direction of the waves thus benefiting the Megaron . There in the bay, the owners had set up an outdoor factory. There a skilful worker cut the citron into two equal parts in his left hand with a sharp knife, without cutting or injuring himself, and threw it into a barrel. When it was filled to the top, he poured in sea water then covering it in salt. After this initial process the citron was sent mainly to England for its final treatment in the preparation of sweet peel with which the English prepared their traditional Christmas pudding.