Avra Imperial Hotel

‘Picturesque Beachfront Hotel with Family-Friendly Amenities'

Located directly beside Kolymvari Beach in one of the most scenic bays in Crete, the Avra Imperial Hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay in a beautiful setting. Each room or suite offers a sleek modern interior and outdoor area, with some featuring a private pool. The hotel offers several activities for children of all ages as well as child-friendly accommodation and children's pools. Sample Mediterranean, Italian, or Greek cuisine at one of the delicious poolside restaurants or unwind with an aromatherapy massage in the luxury spa. For those eager to stay active, the hotel has a fitness centre, two tennis courts, yoga classes and pilates classes.

In Our Opinion

‘Look no further for a serene, sunshine filled holiday spent at the pool or on the beach. The stunning palm-lined hotel pools and pool bar could easily fill a lovely lazy day, with the beach and the Mediterranean Sea only a handful of steps away.’

Basilico Restaurant

Buffet style restaurant on a poolside terrace. Open for breakfast and dinner.

Blue Dong Restaurant

À la carte restaurant offering a range of Asian cuisine including Japanese, Chinese and Thai food. Open for lunch and dinner.

Al Fresco Trattoria

Romantic Italian restaurant with a view of the pool. Open for lunch and dinner.

Xatheri Restaurant

Authentic Cretan cuisine. Open for breakfast and dinner in buffet style.

Avra Seaside Bar & Restaurant

Mainly Mediterranean restaurant with views of Kolymvari beach. Open for lunch and dinner.


Pool bar offering comfort food and drinks. Open during the day. 

Gin Bar

A pool lounge with drinks and light snacks. Open all day.

Le Bar

Lobby bar serving cocktails. Open afternoon until late.


  • 3 outdoor adult pools and 2 children’s pools
  • Wellness and fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Evening entertainment



  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Beauty and hair salon
  • ATM
  • Room service
  • Mini market



  • Massages
  • Body and face treatments
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Massage loungers
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fully equipped gym

Avra Imperial Hotel has the following facilities to ensure children of all ages have a comfortable stay. 


All rooms offer the option of a baby cot and toddler amenities. Children under 13 stay for free in their parents’ room.


  • Indoor play area
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Kids’ outdoor play areas
  • Crèche and children’s clubs
  • Activities for toddlers and children



The hotel offers a babysitting service at an additional charge.


There are services available for children of all ages.


  • Strollers
  • Baby safety gates



Avra Imperial Hotel is located 14 miles west of Chania, a 45-minute drive from the airport and a 33-minute drive from the nearest port.

Nearby Attractions Include:

  • Kolymvari Beach - 100m
  • Kolymvari Town Center - 100m
  • Kolymvari Harbour - 250m
  • Souda Port - 22 miles
  • Chania International Airport - 24 miles