About us

Talea Beach is built on a Aegean panoramic architecture, painted with pretty pastel colors and provides unforgettable holidays for all ages, directly located on the Cretan Sea.

The name of the Hotel is from the Talea Ori (as it was known in the ancient years). Talea ori on Greek mythology is the place of Talos.

Talos was a man of bronze, made by Hephaestus, whom Zeus gave to Europa after he kidnapped her and took her to Crete. Talos became the guardian of Crete, circling the island three times each day and throwing stones at any ship which approached its shores. He had a single vein, which ran from his neck to his ankle and was closed by a single bronze nail.

When the Argo approached Crete on the way back from obtaining the Golden Fleece, Medea cast a spell on Talos and then removed the bronze nail, all of Talos' blood ran out and he died, thus enabling the ship to land.

Distances:

From Iraklion 40 km, from Rethimno 32 km, from airport: 43 km (1 hour).