Lady Sea: The Location

Lady Sea is located in Palaiokastro, Heraklion, in the center of the island of Crete, and only 15 min away from Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (HER).

Lady Sea is a great starting point to explore the picturesque town of Rethymnon on the west of Crete or Elounda and Agios Nikolaos on the east (both less than an hour away), or the stunning town of Chania (2 h 20 min drive). There is easy access to the iconic beaches in the south, the mountain ranges and gorges of rural Crete, and traditional Cretan villages where you experience true Cretan hospitality.

Nearby Heraklion

The nearby Heraklion which presents wonderful day and night views to the guests of Lady Sea features a plethora of cultural traces: From The Palace of Knossos – also known as the Palace of Minos at the southeast of the city – to the antiquity gems of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the city’s Arab past as well as its Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and Modern eras, create an appealing visual narration. Framed by the Koules Old Harbor Fortress, Heraklion’s culture, history, nature, architecture, art, gastronomy, beach, and nightlife, grant guests a pluralism of options concerning their vacation experiences.

The coastal Palaiokastro boasts its own historic landmarks, like the Palaiokastro fortress, one of the most important medieval monuments of the island, the Venetian lime kiln monument which is completely restored and one of the numerous attractions of the area, the Church of Panagia Spiliotissa; built in a cave inside the canyon of Palaiokastro.


15km from the city of Heraklion (15 min drive)
16km from the port of Heraklion (15 min drive)
17km from Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis (14 min drive)
18km from The Palace of Knossos
33km from CRETAquarium Thalassokosmos

80km from Plaka/ Spinalonga/ Elounda (1 h 10 min)

61km from Rethymno (55 min drive)
125km from Chania (1 h 50 min drive)
162km from the entrance of Samaria Gorge (2 h 50 min arranged as a day trip)
194km from Elafonisi Beach, the Pink Beach (3 h arranged as a day trip)


2km from Chelidoni Beach or Palaiokastro Beach (3 min drive)
5km from Lygaria (8 min drive)
7km from Agia Pelagia (8 min drive)
10km from Psaromoura (14 min drive)

Lady Sea on Map


Driving Directions

By Car from the airport:
Τake the National Road (green signs, directions to Heraklion / Rethymnon. Stay on the National Road, and you go always straight, passing the city of Heraklion on your right. Pass also Palaiokastron and its bridge, and 2 1/2 km after, on your right, you will see a sign “Villa Octo”. This is exactly where you need to exit the National Road. The road is rural at the beginning (dirt) and after 200 meters is made of cement. Pass Villa Octo on your right, and follow the downhill road for 500 meters, which leads to the house (it is the last house). The entrance of the house is through a small private alley.


Thesi Gyalia, Palaiokastro, Heraklion, Crete 71500, Greece

Telephone number: +302120003266

Winter Period
*until April 30th and as of October 1st
– Mon – Fri 09:00-21:00
– Weekend 10:00-19:00
Summer Period
*May 1st – September 30th
– Mon – Sat 09:00-22:00
– Sunday 10:00-19:00

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MHTE: 1271053

Climate Crisis Resilience Charge

Please note, that from March to October, there's a €10 per night climate resilience charge, and from November to February, it's €4 per night. This charge is payable at the villa.