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Santa Marina Beach Hotel is ideally located on the long and sandy beach of Agia Marina village, built along the sea shore, just 8 kilometers from Chania centre.The hotel is separated into two structures; the beach complex and the pool complex, with a combined total of 212 accommodation units.

At the beach complex, the 24 hour reception and lobby area is spacious, airy and fresh. It has several sitting areas including a warm and cozy fireplace lounge, internet corner and main bar. The main restaurant (buffet) and its outdoor seating areas are steps from the sea. The exclusive Azzuro a la carte restaurant, outdoor bar and children’s playground also enjoy this prime location.

At the pool complex you can swim and sun bathe on beautifully green grounds surrounding the large swimming pool (separate children’s swimming pool) and pool bar. The fitness room is also housed within the pool complex.
All accommodation units at Santa Marina Beach Hotel have a view either to the garden, pool or to the sea. These are well designed, finely decorated with modern touches, refreshing colors and comfortable furnishings. The pool complex is the most recently redecorated (of the two complexes).

The main coastal road separates these two complexes and conveniently linking them is an underground tunnel (easy and safe passage, no need to cross over the main street).At Santa Marina Beach Hotel, the staff compliments the facilities and you have all you need and more for a comfortable and most enjoyable stay while being at a great location to explore west Crete.

Santa Marina Beach Hotel is part of the Giannoulis Hotels and Resorts boutique chain.

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Check-in / Check-out Policy

Check-in: from 12:00 h
Check-out: until 10:00 h


Meeting Rooms Entertainment / Animation Sports Nearby Bar Restaurants Swimming Pool Fitness Room Children Activities


Hotel Facilities

  • Reception (open 24hrs)
  • Fax and photocopier facilities (available at reception)
  • Postcards and postage stamps (available at reception)
  • Beach towels (available at reception)
  • Sunbeds (extra charge)
  • Laundry / Dry Cleaning service (extra charge)
  • Wi-Fi at reception/lobby
  • Luggage storage (at reception)
  • Late check-out facility (showers and change rooms)
  • Internet corner at reception/lobby (coin operated)
  • Reception can also assist with car rental, bike rental, bicycle rental, taxi transfers, doctor on call, and excursions to beaches, archaeological/historical sites and villages, private guided tours, activities and restaurant recommendations.
  • Three separate parking lots
  • Fitness Room (complimentary for guest use)
  • Massage services (on request)
  • Spa Facilities (massages, body & facial treatments, indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Turkish Bath and more at our sister hotel Cavo Spada Luxury Resort and Spa)
  • Baby sitting (by arrangement at an extra charge)
  • Main swimming pool and children’s swimming pool (with lifeguard)
  • Mini-Club
  • Children’s playground
  • Entertainment/Animation
  • Main bar
  • Outdoor bar
  • Pool bar
  • Main Restaurant (buffet)
  • Azzuro a la carte Restaurant
  • Beach with lifeguard
  • Housekeeping is daily.
  • Linen (sheets and towels) changed every 3rd day.
  • Check in is at 13h00 and check out is at 12h00.

In-room facilities

  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite flat screen TV
  • Cabled internet access (extra charge)
  • Direct-dial Telephone
  • Safe box (extra charge)
  • Mini Bar (extra charge)
  • Bathroom with bathtub or shower and amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving socket
  • Furnished balcony/terrace

Food & Beverages


The Main Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – all buffet – an endless choice of foods, delicacies, traditional Greek dishes as well as international dishes. This is a large area with ample seating. The buffet itself is set up indoors, while seating is available both indoors and on the outdoors terrace.

Below are the times that each buffet meal is available for daily:

  • Breakfast (buffet)    07:15 – 10:15
  • Lunch (buffet)    13:00 – 15:00
  • Dinner (buffet)    19:00 – 21:30


The a la carte Azzuro Restaurant is exclusive and pre-booking is necessary as there is limited seating. This is a more private setting at the edge of the outdoor terrace beside the sea with views to the Thodorou islet. Natural shade is also provided by the lush ever-green Tamarisk trees.

The well priced Azzuro restaurant offers many Cretan and international dishes (appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, pizza, burgers, toasted sandwiches, omelets, risotto, several meat/chicken/fish main dishes and desserts).

Treat yourself to a special meal and make your stay at Santa Marina Beach Hotel even more memorable!


The Main Bar at Santa Marina Beach Hotel is open daily from 19h00 – 24h00. This indoor bar located at the beach complex, with indoor and outdoor seating (always with a view o the sea), just steps from the beach. Offering fine drinks combined with good music makes for just the perfect ending to your holiday days. Professional service in a friendly environment combined with beautifully maintained gardens – simply adds pleasure to your stay.


The Outdoor Bar at the beach complex has ample seating and serves refreshments and snack all day long.


The Pool Bar located at pool complex serves refreshments and snacks (open 10h00- 19h00 daily) while you enjoy your time swimming and sunbathing.


At Santa Marina Beach Hotel, meal packages have been designed to ensure that all your needs and wants at the time of your stay are catered for.

The ALL INCLUSIVE package at Santa Marina Beach Hotel, includes the following:

  • Breakfast (buffet)    07:15 – 10:15
  • Lunch (buffet)    13:00 – 15:00
  • Dinner (buffet)    19:00 – 21:30
  • Snacks (homemade pizza, toasts, sandwiches)    10:00 – 22:00
  • Beers, refreshments, tea, coffee    10:00 – 19:00

Local alcoholic drinks

  •  Pool Bar    10:00 – 19:00
  •  Main Bar


At Santa Marina Beach Hotel there are a total of 212 accommodation units, within three separate complexes (connected via underground tunnel); a beach complex, a pool complex and the “Pearl Wing” complex. The beach complex houses 122 units, the pool complex houses 66 units while the “Pearl Wing” complex houses 24 superior units.

The Beach complex has 1 suite and all the remaining units are standard sea front double rooms and standard garden view double rooms.

The Pool complex has 3 suites, 7 maisonettes and all the remaining units are standard pool view double rooms and standard garden view double rooms.

The “Pearl Wing” complex has 24 superior units with pool view, panoramic sea view and units with access to the pool.

All the units are well designed and furnished comfortably. Modern touches add decor flair, pastel colors, marble and tiled floors soothing lighting all contribute to their hospitable atmosphere.

Room Amenities

Internet Access Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Satellite TV Mini Bar Air-conditioning Telephone


The delightful village of Agia Marina (Santa Marina) is located just 8km from the centre of Chania and its must-see old Venetian harbor. This coastal village is one of several that line the coastline west of Chania centre and enjoys great views to the islet of St. Thodorou which today is a dedicated breeding ground for the Cretan mountain goat Kri-Kri (protected species).

This coastal village is blessed with an abundance of trees and a long sandy beach with crystal clear waters which stretches for just over 2.5 kilometers. Fine golden sand blended with trees along the shoreline make this beach truly exotic.

Agia Marina is spotted with several beach bars pool bars, cafes, restaurants, taverns and fast food stores. Sports activity centers feature highly in Agia Marina. You can easily take part in scuba diving, jet skiing, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, paddle boat, banana boat, canoe and more. Other beach activities include beach tennis and beach volley. Children’s entertainment venues, mini-golf, bowling and mini-train rides are also available.

A paradise for nature lovers, Agia Marina village is ideally located to explore nearby caves, bird watch, hike gorges, visit the Agia Lake, explore nearby villages and Crete’s fauna and fauna.

Within Agia Marina village you will also find; supermarkets, mini-markets, bank, ATM, bakery, petrol stations, a hair dressing salon, taxis, car rental, bike rental, bicycle rental, pharmacy, doctor’s office, post office, small shops and more.

A short stroll to Pano Agia Marina village (Upper Saint Marina village) is just the place to admire houses displaying Cretan architecture. Pano Agia Marina is also home to several traditional Cretan taverns for you to sample traditional Cretan meals.

Agia Marina has maintained the Cretan village feel, atmosphere and island way of life despite being a highly popular holiday destination combining the convenience of modern day life, the facilities and activities for all visitors and the humbleness of Cretan hospitality.

The nearby village of Platanias is the core centre of tourism, entertainment and night life in Chania. In this coastal village, there are several restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, Go-Karts, children’s entertainment venues, mini-golf, trampolines, internet café, mini-markets, supermarkets, pharmacy, ATM, post office, doctor’s office, car and bike rental companies, souvenir stores and more.


Hotel Score and Score Breakdown

10  / 10

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    Onisiforos Onisiforou
    Family With Children
    Jul 18, 2013
    4:51 pm
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    δυστυχως δεν μπορω να αξιολογισω τον εν λογο ξενοδοχειο καθοτι ενω η κρατηση μου ηταν για το Santa Marina Beach Hotel δυστυχως χωρις καμια ενημερωση μολις μετεβηκα στο ξενοδοχειο με τα παιδια μετα απο 4 ωρες οδηγησης εκει ενημερωθηκα οτι το ξενοδοχειο ηταν γεματο και επρεπε να μεταβω σε αλλο ξεοδοχειο 15 χιλιομετρα πιο περα

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    Family With Children
    Sep 5, 2016
    2:36 pm
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