Heracles Hotel is situated in Spili, a picturesque village located at an altitude of 430 metres, 28 kilometres south-east of Rethymno. Heracles Hotel offers rooms (double and family) with a balcony overlooking the beautiful Cretan landscape. You can find bars and restaurants in close proximity.
Due to its altitude the village offers an astonishing view. It is surrounded by verdant vegetation and is filled with trees, fountains, springs and chapels and churches with wonderful murals.
The main square of the village is lovely and has a fine stone fountain constituted by a row of stone carved lion heads from where crystal-clear water flows.
The village is famous for producing unique weaving. The important battle of Mesara, one of the many against the Turkish occupation, took place in 1833 in the village of Spili. In 1941, the village was destroyed by the Germans during World War II.
A lot of taverns and accommodations are available in Spili. Some interesting Byzantine churches and a medieval tower are quite interesting to visit, as well as a wonderful beach with pristine waters in the surrounding area.
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Region: Rethymno, St. Vasilios
You can get to Spili by regular bus lines from Chania or Heraklion (both have an airport) to Retymno. It takes 90 minutes to Rethymno and the tickets cost about 6€ from Heraklion and 60 minutes from Chania for the same amount. The coaches are operated by two KTEL companies. All buses stop at the bus station just west of the center of Rethymno. Please note that the tickets must be purchased at a kiosk in front of the Heraklion Airport prior to boarding public buses.