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Built in 1925 and classified as a monument, the GDM Megaron is located in the heart of Heraklion, overlooking the old Venetian port and within walking distance of all the major sights of the city. This prestigious hotel offers fine dining, a health club and a rooftop plunge pool. Guests also benefit from free parking. The 58 elegantly decorated rooms and suites feature the latest facilities such as private telephone line with voice mail, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, safe, mini fridge, soundproof windows, sprinklers and smoke detectors. The bathrooms are equipped with a TV, a telephone, a hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and luxury toiletries. Additional amenities, such as spa bath, are provided in some rooms and suites. The “Plaza Café” is a casual, all day, all-purpose indoor café ideal for enjoying your breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a cup of coffee overlooking the old port. “The Living Room” lounge is the ideal sitting area located between the two atriums of the hotel, providing a TV corner and a library. “The Megaron 5th” Bar Restaurant is located on the top floor, offering the city’s most stunning views of the old Venetian port and the Aegean Sea. It provides a unique combination of an excellent location, lounge music and contemporary Cretan cuisine with carefully selected dishes prepared by the hotel’s artisan Chef. “The Megaron 5th” is open only during the summer season. The Health Club on the 4th floor, exclusively reserved for hotel guests, is equipped with a variety of fitness equipment as well as a steam bath, a hot tub, a massage table and a sauna with colour and music therapy. The sun beds and umbrellas by the pool area on the roof are perfect for relaxing after a busy day. The GDM Megaron staff is at guests’ disposal around the clock, providing twice daily maid service, room service and courteous concierge assistance. 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. GDM Megaron is located in the heart of Heraklion's business and shopping district, within walking distance of the Archaeological and the Historical Museum. Heraklion Port is 2 km away, while Heraklion International Airport is within 5 km of the hotel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel has been welcoming guests since 3 Dec 2009.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Heraklio Town, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
3 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Heraklio Town
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  • Ross
    Easy walk from the Port and the city centre. Great staff and very clean hotel with large rooms.
  • Bruce
    Beautiful hotel. We had a comfortable stay and exceeded our expectations.
  • Barker
    The location is great - very convenient to both ferries and airport, and beautiful views. The room and amenities were lovely and the rooftop restaurant was delightful.
  • Lynden
    Great staff. Great breakfast. Comfortable room and bed. Nice food in rooftop restaurant. Handy location for ferry, bus to Knossos, and other attractions.
  • John
    Beautiful facility. Great room. Fabulous breakfast. Great staff.
  • Georgy
    Everything! Staff is VERY friendly and polite! Breakfast is amazing with a lot of tasty things! Soundproof works really well so you’re not hearing the noise of taking off airplanes. Outdoor pool has nice panoramic view to areas located around🥰
  • Carla
    Staff were very friendly and several options for food
  • Graham
    Comfortable and modern Excellent breakfast and views
  • Roslyn
    The rooms were spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The hotel had beautiful amenities, great location and lovely staff. The rooftop bar had wonderful views for a drink or dinner. The breakfast was amazing!!
  • Julie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    As everyone says, the breakfast is very good indeed. Lots of Cretan specialities as well as the usual fare. Good coffee and fresh orange juice. Everyone friendly and helpful. Room was spotless. Air con good in the room. Handy location near the...

Property questions and answers
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  • Dear Team, we are planning on staying for 2 nights from 01. Nov to 03. November 2020. Are any of your facilities (like pool and rooftop bar /restaura..

    Good evening!Our restaurant on the roof will close 02/11, our restaurant Plaza will remain open 07.00 to 23.00 on daily basis.Our pool will remain ope..
    Answered on 28 October 2020
  • Will the pool be open during April 16-20, 2022?

    Greetings from GDM Megaron, Kindly note that our pool is already open daily 08:00-19:00. Kind regards The GDM Megaron team
    Answered on 14 April 2022
  • hi when is the summer season

    Greetings from GDM Megaron! Between April and October. Have a nice day!
    Answered on 28 February 2023
  • Hello - we will be traveling from Chania to your hotel. What would be the best public transportation with our luggage that is available to drop us off

    Greetings from GDM Megaron Hotel. Kindly note that the best transportation is the public bus. However, we could always arrange a transfer for you. We ..
    Answered on 26 July 2022
  • hi is your outdoor pool open in march? thanks

    Greetings from GDM Megaron, Kindly note that the pool will be closed for this period. It will open in April, weather permitted within first week. K..
    Answered on 26 February 2023
  • Is you 5 th rooftop bar/restaurant open in September

    Our restaurant on the 5th is open at least till the end of October. Have a nice day The GDM Megaron team
    Answered on 27 September 2020
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Hotel surroundings *

2 restaurants on site

  • Plaza restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free
  • 5th
    • Cuisine
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Facilities of GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 restaurants
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Concierge service
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • Express check-in/check-out
    • 24-hour front desk
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Business centre
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key card access
    • Safety deposit box
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Wake-up service
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Heating
    • Soundproofing
    • Car hire
    • Packed lunches
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Lift
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Room service
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Seasonal
    • All ages welcome
    • Pool is on rooftop
    • Pool with view
    • Plunge pool
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Fitness
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Hammam
      Additional charge
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
      Additional charge
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • Greek
    • English

    House rules

    GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    Until 12:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request
    € 40 per child, per night

    Prices for cots are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Cash GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    The Plaza cafe-bar-restaurant operates from October to April as an all-day dining venue.

    Please note that the 5th Bar Restaurant and the pool are only available during summer months.

    Please note that a baby cot is provided at an extra charge of EUR 40 per day.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

    5th is closed from Mon 01 Jan 2024 until Wed 31 Jan 2024

    Πισίνα #1 is closed from Wed 01 Nov 2023 until Sun 31 Mar 2024

    License number: 1039Κ01ΑΑ0032901

    FAQs about GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel

    • GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel has 2 restaurants:

      • Plaza restaurant
      • 5th

    • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel on this page.

    • Room options at GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel include:

      • Single
      • Double
      • Suite
      • Triple

    • Guests staying at GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Vegetarian
      • Gluten-free
      • American

    • Check-in at GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

    • GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel is 400 yards from the centre of Heraklio Town. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness centre
      • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
      • Sauna
      • Massage
      • Hammam
      • Swimming Pool
      • Fitness

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.