KARATARAKIS SA is a family owned company founded by Michalis and Vangelio Karatarakis in 1976, by transforming the owned 2-story building that housed the legendary homonymous private school, into a hotel in the city of Heraklion, Crete.
KARATARAKIS S.A. has been active in hospitality and catering in the center of Heraklion city in Crete island since 1976. Through its main areas of activity, it aims to transmit the Greek culture and gastronomy, while serving the local community with the principles of sustainable development and social sensitivity and responsibility.
It provides comprehensive services of:
Hospitality - Lato Boutique Hotel, Olive Green Hotel, Legacy Gastro Suites, Lato Annex Boutique Rooms.
Gastronomy, leisure & entertainment – in the restaurants Herbs Garden, Brillant, 626 All Day Lounge & City Garden, Epsilon Restaurant, Papi Osteria Cafeteria.
Organization and processing services of social and commercial events – in its hotels’ conference rooms.
Driven by the dynamic second generation, KARATARAKIS S.A. serves its vision, accomplishes its objectives, monitors the global trends of hospitality and entertainment industries, and invests in the talent of young people with progressive and innovative ideas.
Heraklion is the capital and the biggest city in Crete. It might seem like a typical urban city on the first sight, however, Heraklion is reputed for its rich history, cheap and delicious food and, of course, friendly locals.
Iraklio goes Hollywood – with all the sass but sans the attitude – at this mod boutique hotel overlooking the old harbour, recognisable by its jazzy facade. Rooms here are tight in size, but are styled with rich woods and warm reds and have.
This modern four star close to the city’s picturesque Venetian harbour is a comfortable haven, and sister property to Heraklion’s Olive hotel. Friendly professional staff, a small spa and a restaurant serving generous portions.
Situated opposite the old city harbour, Lato Boutique Hotel features a rooftop restaurant-bar overlooking Heraklion’s Venetian Fortress. It offers free Wi-Fi and trendy rooms and suites with views over the old harbour and Heraklion City.
Η ιδέα ενός open fire εστιατορίου στην καρδιά της πόλης του Ηρακλείου και μάλιστα στο roof-top ενός boutique ξενοδοχείου, του «Legacy Gastro Suites», σίγουρα ξαφνιάζει.
One of the newest hotels in Crete has taken on fantastic eco-minded goals, and its doing so with style. It’s not just the beautiful little olive trees that greet you in the lobby. With its earthy design of clean lines and bright spaces, the Olive Green Hotel has taken on a unique role that sets it apart from.
Olive Green Hotel had a silent opening at the beginning of the fall, but it's already a hit with its first guests. "We only stayed one night but had we discovered it sooner, we would have stayed longer and explored Heraklion. The rooms are absolutely lovely. Modern, efficient, well appointed.
Το concept πάνω στο οποίο σχεδιάστηκαν οι δώδεκα θεματικές σουίτες του ξενοδοχείου σχετίζεται με τη περίφημη κρητική φιλοξενία.
Eco hotels are on the rise, they help protect the environment while offering state-of-the-art comfort and hi-tech features. So… Why choose an Eco-Friendly Hotel? Well, as a matter of fact, a recent survey by TripAdvisor suggests that more than two-third of travelers rather stay in an environmentally friendly hotel.
This four-star city hotel is pleasant if slightly bland, with plenty of high-spec facilities and a restaurant serving international fare. Close to Heraklion’s recently revamped archaeological museum and an easy drive from the region’s main sights. This four-star city hotel is pleasant if slightly bland, with plenty of high-spec.
Travels through Crete’s ancient history — without the crowds.
A comfortable and elegant restaurant situated in the terrace of Lato Hotel, Herb's Garden offers an impressive view to the Venetian Castle, overlooking the port of Heraklion and the Cretan Sea. The Cretan herbs have been carefully selected in the restaurant to accentuate the dishes. The restaurant is open.
One of the most celebrated rooftop restaurants in Heraklion, Herbs’ Garden, welcomes the foliage season with a special offer: each child under 9 eats free, when an adult orders a full lunch menu.
Crete has to be my favourite Greek island and my favourite Greek foodie destination! This place definitely has an independent spirit, and it's jam-packed with amazing historic sights, beautiful seaside villages and stark landscapes. In addition, Cretans are rightfully quite proud of their delicious cuisine.
The climate of Crete lends itself to some fantastic local produce. The rich soil and long, sun-soaked seasons make for luscious fruit and vegetables and flavourful herbs. The bread and cheese are often made on the island, and your palate will certainly be able to tell. A visit to Crete.
Το αγαπημένο «Ιταλικό», λίγο πριν το νέο έτος, μας υποδέχεται με νέο μενού, μεταμορφωμένο από την τεχνογνωσία του πολυβραβευμένου Ελληνο- Ιταλού chef Έκτορα Botrini
Είναι εύκολο να καταλάβει κανείς γιατί η παράδοση αναβιώνει. Η συγκίνηση βρίσκεται στο απρόβλεπτο. Η φωτιά προσθέτει ελευθερία στο μαγείρεμα και χαρακτήρα στη γεύση. Είναι πρωτόγονη. Έχει ψυχή.
Ο βραβευμένος με αστέρι Michelin, Σεφ Έκτορας Μποτρίνι και η ομάδα του, αποκαλύπτουν αυθεντικές γεύσεις που «βγαίνουν» κυριολεκτικά από τις φλόγες ενός ξυλόφουρνου ή μιας παραδοσιακής «παραστιάς».