Creta Maris

venue of the ETCC 2007

The Creta Maris Hotel in Hersonisssos, Heraklion, Crete, is one of the most exquisite chess venues in Europe. It was the venue of World Youth Championships of 2002 and 2004, and it will also host the European Team Chess Championship.

IM George Mastrokoukos, CEO of the Organising Committee “ETCC 2007″, shared in a recent interview with Chessdom:

“I also believe that the positive image of Creta Maris Hotel from previous events helps the top players overcome any doubts about the quality of accomodation when playing for their teams. From the previous World Youth Championships, I still remember the article of the late IA Vladimir Dvorkovich describing the playing conditions in the Congress Center of Creta Maris as better than those of the …Kremlin halls(!) or famous GM Magnus Carlsen reporting in NIC that Creta Maris was the best hotel he ever visited! Such positive comments are always appreciated but at the same time it makes our responsibility, and the expectations of our guests, to grow even bigger!”

The Creta Maris Hotel provides superb accommodation in hotel rooms and suites, all of which are elegantly decorated, fully-equipped and offer comfort and ease during your stay, whether it is for business or for holidays.

The Creta Maris Hotel Heraklion is comprised of at total of 547 rooms and suites, which are located either in the main hotel building or in the bungalow complex. Guests can select the accommodation of their choice, with a view of either the sea, the mountainside or the pool area. There are junior, superior and Top VIP suites, family rooms and rooms specially designed for persons with kinetic difficulties. Several suites and rooms can be connected, accommodating larger groups and families.

All suites and rooms are air-conditioned (heating/cooling) and include:

* a private bathroom with a shower or a tub

* a mini fridge

* satellite TV

* a direct dial phone

* a radio or music TV channel

* a safe deposit box

* a wall jack for internet access

* a balcony or a terrace with a view of the sea, the mountain or the hotel pool

The suites offer a fireplace, bathrobes and slippers, while the Top VIP suites additionally provide exercise equipment, a sauna, a Jacuzzi tub, two or more multi-line phones, a video – CD – DVD player, a fully-stocked bar and a fax machine.

etcc hall

Congress Center of Creta Maris,
where games of the ETCC 2007 will be played

etcc outside the hotel

The swimming pool of the 5-star Creta Maris Hotel

For more information visit the Creta Maris official website