Hotel Pyriá - A story

Hotel Pyriá is a hidden gem tucked away in the traditional village of Piskopiano, Hersonissos, offering an unparalleled getaway that harmoniously blends genuine Cretan charm with lavish sophistication.

At Pyriá, we invite you to experience the true essence of hospitality, luxury, and authenticity. Our vision draws inspiration from our island’s rich history and captivating landscape, promising a comprehensive experience that will linger in your memory for a lifetime.

A story

Piskopiano holds a tale that intertwines history, culture, and the timeless beauty of the Mediterranean.

Legend has it that Piskopiano was founded centuries ago by settlers seeking refuge from pirates who once roamed the Aegean Sea. Its elevated position, nestled atop the nearby hill overlooking the sea, provided protection while allowing a panoramic view of the coastline.

The name of that hill was Πυργιά – Pyriá. It is believed to stem from the Greek word for “fire” (πυρ – pyr) harking back to the ancient ovens once utilised by locals for baking clay pots.


Today, the village embodies the essence of traditional Cretan life, with narrow cobblestone streets winding through whitewashed houses adorned with vibrant flowers. Olive groves and vineyards surround the village, their presence a testament to the agricultural heritage of the region.

Throughout the years, Piskopiano has retained its authenticity, holding onto customs and celebrations that echo its past. Festivals featuring traditional music, dance, and food showcase the pride of the village, inviting all to partake in the rich cultural heritage.

Piskopiano’s heart beats with warmth and hospitality, mirrored in its locals who warmly welcome visitors. The central square, shaded by ancient trees, serves as a gathering place where residents and tourists come together.

As the sun sets over the Mediterranean horizon, casting hues of orange and pink across the sky, the magic of Piskopiano truly comes alive. The village exudes a tranquil allure, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its timeless beauty and embrace the captivating spirit of Crete.

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