Like an island within an island, this is Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort. Understated design, attention to detail, instinctive hospitality, tasteful food, and a personalised approach are only a few of the ingredients which make our small "island" a very special getaway, ideal for individuals who seek tranquillity and calmness, excellent cuisine, and upgraded spaces and services.
Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort is located directly on the 3 km long sandy beach of the scenic fishing village of Kolymbari, amongst scenery of unparalleled beauty, and near settlements that retain their traditional Cretan character, just 23 km west of the most picturesque town of Crete, Chania and about 35km away from its international airport. The famous Samaria Gorge is only 42 km away, while the spectacular White Mountains of Crete overlook the green valley surrounding the hotel. Here the villages follow one another and the landscape changes accordingly: the sea, the mountains, the plains and the gorges, the picturesque cafés and the hidden little taverns combined with the infinite blue of the sky and the sea create images that rivet the visitor’s attention.
Its geographical position is the ideal starting point for your excursions in the inexhaustible opulence of nature and the numerous archaeological sites of Crete, or for endless relaxing hours on the beach gazing the endless blue of the Gulf of Chania.
Eco-friendly materials, including marble, wood, and stone, typical of traditional Cretan architecture blend with modern design, and low-level buildings mix harmoniously with nature and the blessed surroundings to offer upgraded accommodation and services of the highest standards. Inspired by nature’s gift to the local environment, colored by the crystal clear bay, the hotel’s design concept is to offer to its guests direct access to the water; either that is the hotel’s four swimming pools, or the stunning waters of the gulf.
The resort’s private beach on the shores of the beautiful Aegean Sea covers 200 meters and represents only a small stretch of the 3 km long Kolymbari beach. The Hotel’s beach is also awarded with the Blue Flag for maintaining the high standards of the international Blue Flag Organization regarding safety, quality of waters and general infrastructure of the beach.
Nestled amongst the hotel’s buildings there are four crystal clear fresh water swimming pools surrounded by terraces, and patios with stylish sun beds and umbrellas.
Dining facilities are excellent since the guests have a choice between the Hotel’s Buffet Restaurant, the roof-top sea-front “Azzuro” A la Carte Restaurant, the sea-front “Sea Line” Greek Tavern, an enriched Room Service menu, and private dining directly on the beach under the star lighted sky. The hotel’s restaurants combine the traditional Cretan nutrition and the international cuisine. Simplicity, freshness, seasonal ingredients brought from local markets, old fashioned Cretan and Greek recipes with a rediscovered homey touch, unpretentious but smart presentation, friendly prices and service with a smile. Our Chef’s numerous delicious proposals and our wide variety of Greek and foreign wines will introduce you to a journey in the world of tastes.
The Lobby Bar offers the best in atmosphere, and drinks and serves as the hotel’s meeting and reference point. The Pool bar’s location is hard to find elsewhere: right on the beach-front drinks are accompanied with the sounds of the sea, and dramatic sunsets.
Leisure activities include a gym, the brand new “La petite Spa” offering a range of soothing massages and wellness treatments designed by the Greek APIVITA® brand, a sauna, and a seafront wellness kiosk.
Same time, in order to initiate its guests to the local gastronomy and culture, the hotel organizes, on a weekly basis, wine tasting with small local family-run vineyards, olive-oil tasting, and cooking lessons, totally free of charge.
Additionally a selective choice of daily fun active classes (pilates, aerobics etc), walking paths, boat trips and excursions to many interesting sights is readily available.
Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort operating as an “Adults Exclusive” (minimum age of guests is 16 years of age) seaside resort, offers a luxurious, relaxing, child-free environment, and tailor-made facilities for solos, and couples in a totally serene environment designed to pamper body, soul and spirit in upgraded surroundings with impeccable service. The friendly and cordial staff of the Grand Bay Resort will offer you the true essence of Cretan hospitality and will make a unique experience out of your stay
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