Hotels & Restaurants

who we are

EST. 1976

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 SA provides complete hospitality and gastronomy services, as well as leisure and entertainment services. It also organizes and performs a wide range of social and commercial events.

The company holds the full responsibility for the quality and quantity of services and products offered in its entire range of clientele.

Hospitality in heraklion

The company owns, leases and manages eminent city hotels & country villas in Heraklion Crete, offering preferred rates for direct bookings.


All-suites 5* hotel, combining the rich Greek culinary tradition and the important cultural heritage of Crete.


4* Hotel with energy saving infrastructure & ecological functions supported by state of the art technology. Nature & Cretan tradition are the dominant elements of its interior design


Interwoven with Cretan hospitality for more than 45 years, this 4* hotel showcases stunning views of the Cretan Sea and provides top quality services all year round.

LATO Annex Boutique Rooms

Lato Annex boutique Rooms is an elegant lodging designed to provide travelers with an affordable, relaxed and comfortable accommodation while enjoying all privileges and facilities offered at Lato Boutique Hotel.

Food & Drink in Heraklion

We have created 5 restaurants in the city center, with different cuisines; Cretan, Greek, Mediterranean, Italian, International. They all feature excellent views and quality and offer special privileges for our hotels' guests.

in Heraklion

Our facilities are made of unique décor and highly professional services, ready to indulge colleagues and impress guests. Discover Crete’s finest cuisine and wines in a tailor-made event carried out by our banquet team.

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Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, warm all year round, a holiday destination, a cultural spot and a place where people honor tradition and preserve the nature that surrounds them.

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Karatarakis Group Recognition
and awards