If you're in the process of looking at summer holidays I can't recommend it enough! I visited Kolymbari and stayed in this hotel on a somewhat eventful holiday with my mum, and it was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in.
Not least because it was full of Scandinavians and no loud, shouty British people.
Always a winner for me.
The Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
The photos below show the exterior of the hotel, our room and the hotel gym. For those of us who like to continue exercising when on holiday, this hotel was perfect. All the equipment you could need, including free weights, machines and cardio equipment. There is also a spa, sauna and a therapy zone, with a number of treatments on offer.
One of the main pools has a glass/plastic(?) side so I had to go and have photos taken by mum, obviously...
They also had a great cocktail menu and range of live music / events in the evening. As I said, Kolymbari is very small, so aside from a couple of tavernas in the village, there's not a lot going on. Perfect if you want a lovely, quiet, relaxing holiday. Probably not great if you have children that get bored easily!
They even stopped half way to Chania as they wanted to stop and buy cigarettes. I'm not kidding..
The hotel subsequently left this in our room for when we returned, armed with X-rays and prescriptions. Greek pastries always help. Still unsure about the Raki!
Chania is probably one of my favourite little towns. It has a Venetian style port, a large harbour (full of very expensive superyachts) and a lot of different shops selling local goods.
There's not much more to say, so once again, I'll let my pictures do the talking!
Getting to Kolymbari & Hotel Information
All hotel information for the Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa can be found on their website!