Legacy Gastro Suites is a completely new five-star, luxury boutique hotel with just 12 unique, thematically linked suites in the heart of Heraklion, Crete’s vibrant seaside capital. Our new hotel uniquely blends the best of Greece’s richly varied gastronomic traditions with highlights from Crete’s illustrious cultural heritage, all against a welcoming backdrop of elegant 1950s-style furnishings and of course Mediterranean Sea views from every suite.
Foodies rejoice! In each suite—inspired by the iconic Cretan cultural figures of El Greco, Nikos Kazantzakis and Cretan Renaissance poet Vincenzo Kornaro—guests can indulge in a carefully curated range of traditional Greek gourmet products at a special food station, and experience an even wider array of items à la carte.
Greek island light, freedom and flavor: at Legacy Gastro Suites the complete Cretan legacy is yours to discover. Welcome to unforgettable Cretan hospitality—at its most memorably delicious!
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 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 My C. Original yet thoroughly Cretan and delicious from start to delicious finish.
As a luxury boutique 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!
Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, is a vibrant cultural city, the heart, and soul of the most authentic experiences Cretan life has to offer. Every day, hundreds of visitors reach Heraklion and discover the traits of a past that thrills them and makes them curious about its unique history and its gastronomic tradition.
Legacy Gastro Suites, in the central Eleftherias Square, is surrounded by the legends of the Koules Fortress, the uniqueness of the Venetian Walls, and the treasures hosted in the magnificent Archaeological Museum, home to the mysteries of the Minoan Civilization. In the same area, a tour of the nearby Central Market, an array of colors, fragrances and tastes seduce your senses and awake your curiosity for the local cuisine.
Home to Europe's most vibrant flora and endless millennial traditions, our island is home to the Cretan diet which has been inscribed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Crete is an unspoiled, fertile land where the food culture connects with the most genuine feelings of hospitality. Legacy Gastro Hotel takes pride in showcasing the iconic tastes of the local tradition as well as the gastronomic treasures of Greece.
Legacy Gastro Suites opens a new chapter in the narrative of Greek gastronomy and hospitality. To brings to the table the unique and authentic flavors inspired by our culture and traditions, we have chosen a variety of uniquely selected producers to cater for the particular ingredients of our gastronomic menu.
In the very heart of Heraklion, My C. proposes a palette of original Greek tastes with a unique twist of Cretan influences that find their origin in our history and culture.
Whether it is in our all-day restaurant, in our gourmet boutique shop or the privacy of their suites, local guests, and food-forward travelers will get in touch with unique Greek flavors, some of them hard to find in the market. We’ve taken the guesswork out of the hunt by meticulously selecting all those culinary products that characterize the essence of the Greek cuisine.
My C. is our all-day gastronomic meeting point where traditional Greek recipes and top-flight cooking are at the core of a whole new foodie experience. Are your snses ready to soar? Let them be tickled by flowers & Cretan herbs that may find their way into a glass of specially mixed refreshments and cocktails…or the fragrance of steaming pies coming out of our wooden oven, perhaps eliciting childhood memories. Share your travel stories over a jar of tangy Greek spoon sweets or a sweet and delicious cup of real Greek coffee.
My C. serves inspired dishes with roots in authentic Greek recipes, the Cretan diet and farm-to-table products selected from all over Greece. Our cuisine showcases Greek tastes that add a new dimension to the everyday. Every dish will inspire enthusiasts of the Cretan diet, and we hope will create new fans, too!
The Gastro experience continues in our suites, home to an innovative food-station with premium and harder-to-find products of the Greek culinary legacy.
Among other delicacies, guests will be able to taste in the comfort of their suite local delicacies including cheeses, nuts, delicious Greek delicatessen cold cuts, premium Greek honey products, extra virgin olive oil and tapenades, pasteli (homemade honey sesame bars), dried organic fruits, vanilla ipovrichio (the traditional Greek “spoon sweets”), breads, jams and more.
An exceptional wine selection and spirits from all over Greece will enhance the tastes of the overall gastronomic experience.
Our gastronomic shop will allow every guest and visitor to take any of these premium local products home, as a tasty souvenir of your gastronomy-oriented stay in Crete. The atmosphere of our Gastro boutique highlights Cretan culinary traditions: Let the journey of flavor begin!
- Walk in shower
- Toilet paper
- Bath or Shower
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres)
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun terrace
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Electric kettle
- Upper floors accessible by lift
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Dining area
- Seating Area
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
- On-site coffee house
- Chocolate or cookies (Additional charge)
- Fruits (Additional charge)
- Bottle of water (Additional charge)
- Wine/champagne (Additional charge)
- Special diet menus (on request)
- Snack bar
- Breakfast in the room
- Private check-in/check-out
- Concierge service
- Luggage storage
- Ticket service
- Tour desk
- Currency exchange
- Express check-in/check-out
- 24-hour front desk
- Daily maid service
- Ironing service (Additional charge)
- Dry cleaning (Additional charge)
- Laundry (Additional charge)
- Fax/photocopying (Additional charge)
- Business centre
- Grocery deliveries (Additional charge)
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Air conditioning
- Non-smoking throughout
- Wake-up service
- Hardwood/Parquet floors
- Private entrance
- Car hire
- Packed lunches
- Soundproof rooms
- Safety deposit box
- Bridal suite
- VIP room facilities
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
- Safety Deposit Box
- Room service