Abaton Island Resort & Spa Greece
Abaton Island Resort & Spa
Leof. Themistokleous, Hersonissos 70014,
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
My name is Giannis Kornelakis and I am the General Manager of the Five-Star ABATON & Spa Resort in Crete, the new Jewel of Hersonissos Group Hotels. I was born on 11th of October 1969 in Heraklion Crete.
I have more than 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry and have held General management positions for the past 13 years. After my studies and my work experience in Hotel Management in Germany, I entered the hotel industry for the first time in 1992 in a 5* Ηotel in Rhodes as Reception Supervisor.
In 1996 I joined hotel chain GRECOTEL, I continued my experience in GrecotelMalia Park as Front Office Supervisor. The coming years, I overtook responsibilities as Rooms Division Manager/Ass. General Manager in the sister hotel Grecotel Club Creta Sun, a 4* All Inclusive Hotel.
The opening of the brand new concept of Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort 5* in 2004 was a great challenge in mycareer as I was appointed Assistant General Manager of the Resort (1700 beds). Able to quickly understand complex concepts, identify and solve problems, turn ideas into logical strategies, and implement systems that optimize productivity and customer satisfaction, I overtook the position of General Manager in 2005 in Grecotel Olympia Oasis.
The trip continues next year to Crete, where I join the AQUILA Group and leadsthe Management of the city Hotel ATLANTIS 5* Hotel in Herakion in Crete for four continuous years. From 2011 till 2014, another experienced and named hotel provider in Greece, Mitsis Hotels &Resorts,has employed me as the GM of the MitsisSerita Hotel.
The acquaintance with the Management of Hersonissos Group leads us to a new co-operation in 2015 undertaking duties as General Manager in one of their hotels, Silva Beach Hotel, 4* All Inclusive in Hersonissos for three years. Besides the exciting daily Hotel operation, the birth of my twin girls in 2016 was rejuvenating and brought inspiration and great enthusiasm in my life.
5-star Luxury Resort
Our goal is to develop through luxury channels and mostly through networks that are not being managed from big hotel chains. We put a lot of attention to the PR side that will cause a lot of awareness for an independent product.
Abaton Island Resort & Spa
History & Story
Hotel was developed by Konstantinos Kaloutsakis, an architect and a hotelier. It was designed from scratch according the land ‘s and region’s specification.
Abaton Islands Resort & Spa is a brand new property (opened doors on 20 April) offering 152 rooms, villas and suites in 14 different categories. 71 of our accommodations come with a pool (private or sharing) and 18 – without door whirlpool which are very popular to couples;
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The hotel’s main strength is its position towards the sea. The hotel stretches on a shoreline of 364 meters offering incredible views and privace to its guests.
The closest areas are Hersonissos, a bigresort area with vibrant life and several options, as well the areas of Stalis and Malia which are pretty known destinations for European tourists.
Key sites/activities in the area
Port of Hersonissos, Archeological site of Malia, Crete Aquarium, Lychnostatis Museum of Cretan Life, Plateu of Lassithi, Monasteri of Kera, Dikteon Andron cave, Heraklion City, Palace of Knossos, Archeological Museum of Heraklion, Venetian fortress of Heraklion.
Children are welcome in the resort, even the resortis not family holiday oriented.
Kids pool up to 4 years old.
Baby cotes, kids chairs & kids menu in the restaurants, kids bath amenities in the rooms are provided upon request. Babysitting upon request available on an extra charge.
• Number of villas – 5
1 ROYAL VILLA:
This 204 m², two-storey, 2-bedroom accommodation complete with a kitchen, living room and dining space, and a 420 m² garden area with a 40 m² heated private pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, as well as a furnished seating area, en-suite gym, steam bath and walk-in closet.
4 Dream Villas Beachfront with Private Pool: A two-storey, 1-bedroom villa featuring a 20 m² heated private pool and outdoor Jacuzzi on a 252 m² furnished patio.
• Number of suites: 49
1 ISLAND HONEYMOON SEAFRONT SUITE WITH PRIVATE POOL & OUTDOOR JACUZZI –
Romantic double space with a large bedroom and living room, plus an outdoor area of 210 m² with a private heated pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the sea.
7 LOFT LUXURY SEAFRONT GUESTROOM WITH PRIVATE POOL –
Split-level units with a furnished patio (40 to 65 m²), private pool and a separate bedroom and living area.
3 ABATON COLLECTION SUITE WITH PRIVATE OUTDOOR JACUZZI –
Dual level units featuring a separate bedroom and living area, an outdoor private Jacuzzi and sea view from upper floor.
7 ABATON COLLECTION SUITE WITH SHARING POOL –
Swim-up, split-level suites featuring a ground floor living area, an upper floor with open-plan bedroom, access to a shared pool and sea view from the upper level.
6 ABATON COLLECTION SUITE WITH PRIVATE POOL –
Split-level accommodation with separate bedroom, upper level living space, private pool, furnished patio and sea view from the upper floor.
25 LOFT DELUXE SEA VIEW GUESTROOM – Deluxe split-level accommodation, featuring a separate upper level living area, a roomy bedroom and a furnished balcony with sea views.
• Number of Luxury rooms: 98
11 LUXURY SEAFRONT GUESTROOM WITH PRIVATE POOL –
Spacious guestrooms featuring a 15 m² heated private pool on a furnished terrace or patio with panoramic sea view.
9 LUXURY GUESTROOM WITH PRIVATE POOL –
Spacious guestrooms featuring a 15 m² private pool on a furnished. terrace
25 LUXURY GUESTROOM WITH SHARING POOL –
Swim-up units offering direct access to a shared pool.
9 LUXURY GUESTROOM WITH PRIVATE OUTDOOR JACUZZI –
Guest rooms featuring a private outdoor Jacuzzi tub.
10 THALASSA DELUXE SEAFRONT GUESTROOM –
Contemporary and luxurious seafront guestrooms with furnished balconies.
34 DEEP BLU DELUXE SEA VIEW GUESTROOM –
Deluxe guestrooms featuring furnished balconies and unobstructed views of the Cretan Sea.
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 152
Restaurants & Bars
Our Boards are BB or HB. HB takes place at F-Zin Ivy League Restaurant. It can be exchanged with a food credit for any other a la carte outlet. Our executive chef is Zinon Christofides.
• F-Zin Ive League Restaurant :
International buffet restaurant for breakfast & dinner. Main courses are also served through an a la carte menu.
• Bony Fish :
Fish restaurant with Greek sea delicacies, open for lunch and dinner
• Elemes Cretan Cuisine :
Authentic organic Cretan cuisine with a twist in the presentation. Serves breakfast a la carte and dinner.
• WOW Sushi&Steak :
Our premium restaurant open for dinner serving a long list of steaks cooked into Josper ovens and a variety of different Sushi options.
• C’est La Vie :
Comby bistro by the pool serving easy to eat food and spectacular cocktails, open from 10 :00 AM to 1 AM
• Ladies & Gentelmen :
Our lobby bar offering breathtalking outdoor views, a walk-in wine cellar and a detailed cocktail list.
• Abaton Spa powered by Elemis.
• 24/7 Gym with Technogym equipment, personal trainer available upon request
• Indoor heated swimming pool (28 degrees celcius)
• Outdoor Pool
• An artificial clay tennis court
Corporate & Celebration Events
• 3 conference rooms with maximum capacity 300 persons and the first one in Greece high end curvy screen.
• Board Meeting Room : capacity 12pax
• Weddings organizing
• Wedding packages available
Extra Notable Features
• Free yoga classes daily, pilates & personal trainer
• Cooking classes with our culinary team
• Open air movie nights, theme events, live music – piano, saxophone, violin trio, DJ
• PGA Golf Course 6 km away available
• Water sports on property – fly board etc
• Tennis court on property for free, lessons on request
• Private karaoke room
• High tech play room for teens
• Yacht & helicopter services
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Prime Traveller Awards – Best Romantic Hotel
Number of employees
180 (in full opeation)