Avra Imperial Hotel

Offering modern luxury accommodation, entertainment and relaxation in the scenic seaside village of Kolymbari. 



5 Star


Nestled in the scenic seaside village of Kolymbari, west of Chania in Greece the Avra Imperial Hotel welcomes guests to a world of opulence and minimalist elegance with touches of fine marble, wood and natural local stone. This seaside resort is a family-friendly 5-star luxury property offering lavish guestrooms and top-class facilities complemented by a warm welcoming atmosphere. Ideally situated by the beach of Kolymbari the hotel is set in a peaceful location and offers the ultimate luxury Crete holiday.

Avra Imperial Hotel boasts 328 luxurious rooms and suites, top class facilities including mega swim-up pools, restaurants with luxurious buffets, fancy à-la-carte outlets, vibrant bars, sports & leisure facilities, crèche & children’s club and rejuvenating state-of-the-art wellness centre. 

The unique character of the resort, inspired by the structural features of the ancient Minoan palaces, combines style, luxury and comfort, creating the ideal environment for you to share special moments with your loved ones.
Avra Imperial encapsulates the essence of family holidays, while offering the perfect choice for couples to enjoy some quality time together.

The luxury all inclusive experience features exclusive benefits, abundant flavours and bespoke services and authentic Cretan hospitality. Guests can choose from the five culinary outlets offering infinity buffets, signature breakfast, Italian and Asian cuisine, seaside dining and unlimited snacking and kid friendly menus. 

Kolymbari is a small, quiet fishing village at the foot of the Rodopou peninsula on the island of Crete and  it is a great place to get away and relax. The hotel is only 3 minutes walk from the picturesque village of Kolymbari and only 250 metres from the harbour where a number of quiet bars and restaurants can be found.

Olympic Rating: 5 Star

Official Rating: 5 Star


Deluxe Rooms Garden or Pool View (32m2) sleeps up to 3 persons with air conditioning, free WiFi, free safety deposit box, multimedia panel for in-room control of devices such as TV, mini-fridge, bathroom with bathtub and shower with hydro massage, Apivita bathroom amenities, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers and a furnished balcony or terrace. Deluxe rooms with Shared or Private Pool are also available.

Family Room Pool View (40m2) sleeps up to 4 persons featuring a double bed and a comfortable living room that is separated by a glass wall and all the other facilities as per the Deluxe rooms. 

Deluxe Suite (60m2) sleeps up to 4 persons featuring a super king size bed, separate living room, Nespresso machine stocked mini bar upon arrival,  second smaller marble bathroom, exclusive beach bag, pillow menu and a balcony or terrace and all the other facilities are as per the Deluxe rooms. Deluxe Suite Private Pool (60m2) is also available at a supplement. 

Junior Suite Private Pool (37m2) sleeps up to 4 persons featuring double kind size bed, marble bathroom with bathtub and shower with hydro massage, fully furnished terrace with private pool and loungers, exclusive beach bag, pillow menu and all the other facilities are as per the Deluxe rooms.


  • 24 hour reception
  • Free wifi
  • Car rental
  • Jewellery shop
  • Mini market
  • Hairdresser (payable locally)
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Apivita Natural Greek Cosmetics Shop
  • Chapel

Leisure Activities

  • Four outdoor pools 
  • Indoor heated pool 
  • Sunbeds and umbrellas
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Two tennis courts
  • Game zone


Luxury Spa by Apivita: No true spa experience is a stand-alone experience; it is the combination of beautiful and elegant surroundings, together with the finest beauty ingredients that lead to the awakening of all five senses.

  • Full spa and wellness centre (1900m2)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with water jets
  • Water Zone: 6m long footpath with wall-mounted water jets for a medium intensity foot massage, mist shower, biothermal shower, Scottish shower and cold rain shower
  • Six stainless steel hydro massage loungers
  • Jacuzzi
  • Temperature Zone with steam room, Finnish sauna and ice-making equipment
  • Relaxation and Therapy Zone, offering healing body and face treatments, Vichy shower, body massages, Asian treatments, and special packages for all. The special colour therapy & aromatherapy area is available for use after the treatment, featuring heated loungers and a tea corner.
  • Fully equipped gym with separate space for aerobics

For Children

  • 2 children's pools
  • Playground
  • Alpha Creche (4 months-3 years)
  • Alpha Kids Club (4-11 years)
  • Children’s menu in all restaurants.
  • Baby chairs, baby cot, baby stroller and baby monitor available for rental.
  • Babysitting (upon request and payable locally)


  • Basilico Buffet Restaurant is an elegant and sophisticated restaurant that sits on a beautiful terrace with a magnificent view. 
  • Blue Dong Restaurant offers the very best of the Asian cuisine, with an impressive range of Japanese, Chinese and Thai fine dishes at the Asian à-la-carte.
  • Al Fresco Restaurant is the place to enjoy some of the best and authentic Italian tastes with a romantic setting.
  • Xatheri Restaurant, open from 17/05 - 11/10 offers a dining experience out of the ordinary, Xatheri restaurant introduces you to the secrets of the authentic Cretan cuisine, Breakfast and Dinner in buffet style with selected products of the Cretan Land. Half Board guests will be able to dine here except Basilico Restaurant, to enjoy Xatheri as 2nd choice (dinner reservation required).
  • Wine Cellar, (new concept) Avra Imperial Hotel launches exclusive cellar table dining experience. Their unique secret Cellar, intimate dining room is perfect for a more informal setting. Surrounded by fine wines from all over the world and completely private, this is an ideal table for celebrations or for those that just want to be alone. Their expert chefs can craft a seven-course degustation menu to your specific requirements, or choose our Trust the Chef option and entrust it in their safe hands. Whichever meal you choose, each course can be expertly matched with our fine wines. Opening Hours: upon request

    Please note The Wine Cellar is not included in All-inclusive packages. Seating capacity max 10 persons. Please inform the hotel staff in advance of any allergies or intolerances you may have.

All Inclusive

Basilico Open for Breakfast (07:30 -10:30) and Dinner (18;30 - 21:30),

Xatheri: Open for Breakfast (08:00 -11:00) and Dinner a la carte (19:00 -22:00).

Blue Dong Open for Lunch buffet (12:30-14:30) and Dinner a la carte (19:00-23:00). 

Al Fresco Trattoria: Open for Lunch a la carte (12:30-16:00) and Dinner a la carte (18;30 -21;30). 

Sea side: Open for lunch a la carte (12:00 -16:00) and Dinner a la carte (19:00 -21:30) 

Please note for a la carte dinners reservation is required and may be booked once a week. 

Snack points & Bars: Aura (10:00 -18;00) Petit Bar (10:00- 18:00) Le Bar (13:00 -01:00) 

Exclusive Services (applicable only to All Inclusive guests): 

  • Full stocked mini bar upon arrival; refilled once a week
  • Welcome fruit basket & local wine
  • 24 hours in room dining free of charge 
  • Lunch box on excursions
  • Infinite ice cream, soft drinks and fresh juices for all children at bars
  • Unlimited daytime snacks to all Pool bars
  • During meals (lunch and dinner) guests enjoy unlimited wine from 60 wine selection; local beer, soft drinks and water. 20% discount from exclusive fine wine list
  • Beach side cooling box provided upon request with access to assorted chilled non alcoholic beverages.

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