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CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa

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Overlooking the expansive blue sea, CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa offers a privileged location tucked in the gulf of Madés in Crete. With a whole menu of swimming pools, spacious rooms and an idyllic setting, you can soak up the sun and the laidback island vibes, as this hotel showcases the best of Crete right in front of you.

How far is the nearest beach?

This hotel is located 200m from the beach.

Distance from Airport

Chania airport is roughly 132km away and Heraklion's airport is roughly 22.2km.


Rooms are spacious and feature a cosy design with warm neutrals and wood furnishings. You can opt for a Promo Double Room, a Standard Double Room, Family Room, Family Room Maisonette, Junior Suite, VIP Suite or a VIP Master Suite for an extra dash of luxury. All room types are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, FREE Wi-Fi, a telephone, hairdryer, mini fridge, safety deposit and a balcony or terrace.

Food & Drink

The main restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed buffet-style with show-cooking stations and views overlooking the sea. Guests staying for a minimum of seven days can enjoy one FREE dinner per week in the a la carte restaurant or the Greek Taverna (open six days per week, reservation required). Please note that children under 4 years are not allowed in the a la carte restaurants.

Late-risers can enjoy a continental breakfast at the Pool Bar. You’ll also find snacks and light bites here throughout the day such as pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, desserts and ice cream. Don’t forget to stay refreshed during all that fun in the sun too – there are plenty of bars on-site where you can grab your favourite drinks. There are two Pool Bars, a Beach Bar, a Lobby Bar and a Disco Bar (open six days per week).

All Inclusive Schedule

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Breakfast – 07:30 – 11:00

Lunch at Snack Bar – 12:00 – 14:30

Dinner – 19:00 – 21:30

Snacks – 11:00 – 17:45 at various venues

Drinks – 10:00 – 23:00

Sports & Entertainment

You’ll find a choice of outdoor pools at the complex, including an action pool, children’s freshwater pool and two adults-only relax pools by the pool bar. There is also an adults-only outdoor Jacuzzi in the action pool. Younger guests will love the Mini Club (ages 4-12) and Teens Club (ages 13-16), as well as the rainbow of activities that are available at the hotel, such as table tennis, water polo, basketball, soccer, volleyball, aqua aerobics, scuba diving, tennis and billiards. A children’s playground is also available near the beach. For those looking for some relaxation, the hotel’s spa facilities are sure to help you unwind (extra charge), from the heated indoor pool (available seasonally) and massage services, to facial and body treatments as well as hydrotherapy.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Basketball
  • Bath
  • Beach Bar
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Darts
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Market
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shower
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Spa
  • Sports Facilities
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Wifi