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Crete – 5 * Iolida Beach

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  • Date: October
  • Destination: Crete
  • Duration: 8 nights
  • Price: 559
Destination Agía Marína, Crete
From Dublin
Date 04th October 2017
Duration 7 Nights
Price €459 + €100 Tax pp
Flight Details Dublin 14.45 Chania 21.15
Chania 21.40 Dublin 00.30

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Introduction to Agía Marína, Crete

Come and enjoy the beautiful golden sunshine and sandy beaches of Crete, the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is a magical tapestry of splendid beaches, ancient treasures, and landscapes encompassing vibrant cities and dreamy villages, where locals share their traditions, wonderful cuisine and generous spirit.

Agia Marina  in Chania, is one of the largest touristy resort of Western Crete and its located about 12 km from Chania town, 23 km from the airport and 17km from Souda port.  Agia Marina is built along a beautiful sandy beach and it is located on the main coastal road. Lots of restaurants, Greek taverns, bars, clubs and shops can be found in Agia Marina. Agia Marina has an interesting nightlife and a peaceful village atmosphere at the same time! In Agia Marina village you can warm yourself with the Cretan sun and local hospitality.

“There is a land called Crete, at the sea, which is like wine. It is very rich, surrounded by sea, very beautiful. It has ninety cities, countless people live on it and they speak a mix of many languages. Crete raises Acheans, real Cretan men with brave hearts, Dorians, who live in three tribes, Kydons and noble Pelasgians”.
From The Odyssey, Rhapsody Τ (172-177)

Price inclusions

  • Return Flights Dublin / Chania
  • Airport transfer to the hotel
  • 7 nights accommodation in the 5*Iolida Beach Hotel, Agía Marína
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Hand luggage of 10kg Per Person

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Booking remarks

  • Taxes as Indicated – €100
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €100.00 per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance Available (Call for Details)

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Accommodation details

Iolida Beach Hotel is a modern hotel complex in the heart of Agía Marína, one of the most popular coastal resorts of the region of Chania in western Crete.  The hotel welcomes you to a world of discreet luxury and beauty with it’s 139 elegant and spacious studios and apartments which have been gracefully decorated in earth and sky colours.  Rooms are exceptionally comfortable, bright and airy, and each one has its own balcony or veranda.

The long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make Agia Marina an ideal holiday location for young and the maybe not so young. There is a good choice of restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets, and there is, even more, to be found at the lively close by the resort of Platanias. For a more traditional view of Cretan life just above Agia Marina is the old village of Pano Agia Marina.

There is a frequent bus service to Chania, the region’s capital city that is only 10km from the hotel. It is a bustling town with a cosmopolitan atmosphere where the Venetian harbour is a sight to behold with little fishing boats bobbing up and down on the water in the eastern side, while the waterfront on the western side has an abundance of cafes and restaurants ranging from local to chic. Narrow, picturesque and characteristic streets with a splendid array of shops, boutiques, small cafes and tavernas lead off behind the waterfront. Theotokopoulou St. is one not to be missed with its characteristic Venetian buildings and ornate balconies.  A visit to Chania should be near the top of any list of things to see and do whilst in the area.

There is easy access to the national road which runs along the north coast and makes the location an excellent starting point for further exploration of western Crete as you drive through stunning scenery and head towards the mountains passing time-trodden villages, or perhaps drive to some of the wonderful more well-known sandy beaches such as Falassarna or Elafonissi on the west coast.  The area lends itself to archaeological interest, walking, cycling, diving, or perhaps you just want to laze away the days by the pool or on the wonderful sandy beach in front of the hotel.

The hotel was opened in 2002 and extensions were completed in 2009. Elegant architecture mixes modern and traditional elements as it blends harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. Facilities spread over an area of 9000m². Apart from the hotel accommodation, the northern complex has the reception, the main restaurant, a bar with billiards, a swimming pool and a children’s pool, and a specially designed playground right next to the sandy beach of the hotel.  The impressive glass walkway leads you to the southern part of the complex comprising an a la carte restaurant, a bar, another swimming pool with a children’s section, a conference hall with a capacity of up to 350 persons, an underground parking space for 40 vehicles, a lending library, a specially adapted games room, a luggage room, and a first-aid room.

Room types include 39 studios and  88 1-bedroom apartments which are tastefully decorated and all of which are equipped with modern comforts such as air conditioning, satellite TV, internet access, a safe and a hairdryer to name but a few. To ensure a good night’s sleep, the rooms have double glazed windows. Bathrooms are modern with designer amenities. Room service is available.

All ground-floor rooms are accessible to enabled guests. Iolida Beach also features ramps to facilitate the comfortable access of enabled people and their carers to all corners of the hotel.  Please note that pools have access by a ladder, not walk in steps.

Board can be on a bed & breakfast, half board (breakfast & dinner) or an all-inclusive basis.

It is the perfect accommodation for couples and families looking for relaxation in a serene atmosphere.

Studios are for up to 3 persons and have twin beds, a sofa bed (1.9mt x 85cm) and a bathroom with a bath and or shower cabinet, satellite TV, spacious balcony or veranda, fast Internet connection, direct dial phone, safe deposit box, fully equipped kitchen including a refrigerator, mini-bar upon request, coffee making machine.  All rooms are air-conditioned and overlook the pool, garden or hotel surroundings.

1-Bedroom Apartments are for up to 4 persons. There is a separate bedroom with twin beds and an open plan living room/kitchen and a bathroom with a shower cabinet.  Apartments have a satellite TV, spacious balcony or veranda, fast Internet connection, direct dial phone, safe deposit box, fully equipped kitchen including a refrigerator, mini-bar upon request, coffee making machine.  All rooms are air-conditioned and overlook the pool, gardens or hotel surroundings. A sofa bed (1.9mt x 85cm) and a fold away bed (1.9mt x 75cm) accommodate a 3rd & 4th person and the foldaway bed is more suited for a child.

Please note that is necessary to cross the road to go the beach side of the hotel (main restaurant) as the bridge over the road does not have a lift.

Facilities
24-hour reception
Air-conditioning (included)
Satellite TV
Double glazed windows
En suite bathroom
Direct Phone
Internet access
Safe
Hairdryer
Wi-Fi (free of charge)
Playground
Babysitting(on request)
Internet corner
Luggage storage
Conference hall & facilities
Gym
Parking
*extra charge

Leisure
Pool with children’s section (6mt x 40mt including children’s section of approx 25m²)
Pool (13mt x 23mt)
Children’s pool (approx 8m²)
Sun loungers & umbrellas by the pool

Cleaning
Daily cleaning
Linen change 3 times per week
Towel change 7 times per week

Restaurant & Bars
Marina’ restaurant: breakfast, lunch and dinner
‘Stone Grill’ Restaurant: a la carte
Beach bar/snack bar
Pool   bar

Distances (approx)
Chania airport:   28km
Heraklion airport:   148km
Souda Port:   16km
Chania city:   10km
Platanias:   3km (from the hotel)
National road:   3km

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Dates and Prices

Date Price  (pp)
04th October 2017   €459 + €100 Tax

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