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Zorbas Beach Hotel is a beachfront complex of 53 apartments and studios that lies on the most beautiful part of the Akrotiri peninsula in Chania. It is situated at the most privileged position that boasts stunning views over the Cretan Sea. It is located ideally right on a sandy beach, inside 30.000 m2 of private land. The hotel offers the unrivalled Cretan hospitality and the feeling of being at home, not far away from the picturesque city of Chania in Crete. Conveniently located 12 km from the airport and only 13 km from Chania city, it offers the ideal combination of accessibility and tranquillity.

Set right a few steps from clean and well maintained scenic sandy beaches, the hotel is surrounded by an unspoilt natural area which protects it from the city's noise and crowds. The crystal sea in front of it, the excellent home-made traditional food, a very personal approach, as well as the comfortable apartments and studios will make your stay an unforgettable one. The hotel complex is ideal for everybody, including families with children, providing total peace and seclusion. It is also remote enough for a romantic getaway.

Our place is located by Stavros beach that became famous and known across the world in 1964 when Anthony Quinn portrayed legendary Alexis Zorbas (known as Zorbas the Greek) in the film of the same name. The well known, iconic film sees Alexis Zorbas instructing the tradition Greek dance “syrtaki”

Visit Zorbas Beach Hotel and let yourself relax in a truly welcoming environment where you'll find history, beauty, meticulous care, serenity and genuine hospitality all around you. Our aim is to offer unsurpassed and ultimate satisfaction in the family atmosphere of our facility.  Your stay is guaranteed to be pleasant and you will likely find yourselves visiting every year, like many of our guests do.


Check-in / Check-out Policy

Check-in: from 14:00 h
Check-out: until 12:00 h


Panoramic View Beach in the Proximity Garden Bicycle for Rent Shuttle Service Bus Station Nearby Fire Place Dining Area Sitting Area Play Area BBQ Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Separate Shower TV Kitchenette Safe Box Air-conditioning Fan Fridge Gay friendly Laundry & Dry Cleaning Pets Partially Allowed Car Parking Bar Cafeteria / Snack Bar Internet Access Restaurants Swimming Pool Tennis Court Water Sports Children Activities Wi-Fi


Amenities of the Beach Complex:

  • Sea water swimming pool for adults and separate for children (1000 m2)
  • Outdoor dining area at the pool with high quality Cretan cuisine
  • Pool barstools, free pool umbrellas & sun beds, pool snack bar
  • Free high speed wireless internet access in the entire hotel complex
  • Free internet corner at the reception/lobby
  • Free parking area
  • Free Tennis court
  • Children’s outdoor playgrounds
  • Outdoor chess board
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Organized sandy beach with umbrellas and sun beds
  • Airport/ Port transfer service
  • Small library corner at the reception/lobby
  • Colorful gardens with local flora
  • Doctor (external collaborator)
  • Taxi and car rental services
  • Credit card accepted, fax & photocopies services
  • Fishing, bicycling, snorkeling activities
  • Barbecue (BBQ) and Cretan Dancing Nights at the area of the pool
  • Excursion – trip  arrangements & Free Maps 

Food & Beverages

Dining & Bar at Zorbas Beach Hotel Chania

Situated right on the swimming pool area, the dining area boasts stunning views over the Cretan Sea and is the place where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.

Our outdoor dining area offers delicious dishes based on Cretan cuisine, prepared exclusively from carefully selected fresh local products of Cretan land and cooked in a traditional, home-like way inside the hotel. Essential ingredients are the virgin olive oil, cheese, yogurt and the fresh seasonal fruits, herbs and vegetables. All the above are of our own family production, from our little farm and vegetable garden right next to the hotel.

Choose amongst the famous Greek mousaka, pastitsio, stuffed tomatoes and kleftiko prepared not only with the finest fresh materials but also with love, in order to offer all guests one of the strongest memories with us.

Our pool bar is available for you to enjoy refreshing cocktails, fine wines, soft drinks, variety of coffees and snacks throughout the day, while enjoying the sea and pool view, relaxing or swimming in the pool under the wonderful Cretan sunshine.

Barbecue (BBQ) and Cretan Dancing Nights guarantees outstanding gastronomic experiences with a variety of meats and salads amongst other.


A family-oriented hotel with a total of 53 studios and apartments, Zorbas Beach Hotel is an ideal destination for families and couples who seek delightful and comfortable stay in a hospitable environment.

The rooms are in perfect harmony with the environment and are designed in traditional Cretan style with spacious terraces, most of them overlooking the sea and Akrotiri’s landscape. All of them are level with the ground with private entrance. They are situated right on the beachfront, just a few steps from sandy beaches. They are fully equipped to cater for every need, providing guests with the most relaxed atmosphere.

 All rooms with:

  • Individual controlled air conditioning (extra charge)
  • Kitchenette with cooking sets
  • Microwave & fridge
  • Bathroom with shower & hairdryer
  • Satellite LCD TV
  • Bedside direct dial telephone
  • Free Wireless internet connection
  • Free Secure Safety Box
  • Big verandas covered with ceramic tiles
  • Clothes iron facilities for free
  • Free Baby cot (on request basis)
  • Daily cleaning service (change of liners & towels every 2-3 days)
  • Extra towels for the beach & for the room (extra charge)

Studio (27 m2 – up to 3 persons) – Sea, Garden or Pool View

Single room apartment (1 double & 1 single bed) that features separate bathroom with shower and big private terrace - veranda covered with ceramic tiles. The studio achieves functional and comfortable standards for 2 up to 3 persons.  

Extra features: Kitchenette with cooking sets, microwave, fridge, satellite LCD TV, bedside direct dial telephone, free Wi-Fi, individual controlled air conditioning/heating (please note that air conditioning use in rooms is optional & on request basis with extra cost 8 Euros per day per unit, payable on spot), daily cleaning service (change of liners and towels every 2-3 days), free secure safety box, clothes iron, hairdryer, baby cot (on request basis).


Two Room Apartment (48 m2 – up to 4 or 5 persons) – Sea, Pool or Garden View

Comfortable two room apartment (separate bedroom, sitting room and bathroom with shower) that features big private terraces – verandas covered with ceramic tiles. It can accommodate up to four of five people: perfect for families with one, two or three children.  The size of the apartment enables guests to relax and feel at home.

Extra features: Kitchenette with cooking sets, microwave, fridge, satellite LCD TV, bedside direct dial telephone, free Wi-Fi, individual controlled air conditioning/heating (please note that air conditioning use in rooms is optional & on request basis with extra cost 8 Euros per day per unit, payable on spot), daily cleaning service (change of liners and towels every 2-3 days), free secure safety box, clothes iron, hairdryer, baby cot (on request basis).


Location: Visit the wonderful surrounding area

Hotel Zorbas Beach is built on the beach of Stavros, a short walking distance from the village of Stavros in the peninsula of Akrotiri in Chania.

The Peninsula of Akrotiri, located north east of Chania, is known for its calming and relaxing way of life. It offers some of the most stunning and scenic beaches of all Chania. The most beautiful include Kalathas beach, Ag. Onoufris, Maherida beach, Tersanas beach, Marathi beach, Loutraki beach and of course our very own Stavros beach located just a few steps from the hotel.

Located just 13km from the city centre of Chania and 12km from the International Airport of Chania, the hotel will pleasantly surprise you.

For all of your everyday needs the village of Stavros offers access to supermarkets and taverns/restaurants. Just a short journey 6 km away you can find the village of Kounoupidiana which is host to a larger variety of shops and amenities including banks, post office and supermarkets in addition to other shops and outlets.

The area is close to the historical and archaeological sites and in ideal location from which to explore Western Crete. The friendliness and Cretan hospitality of our hotel stuff can be very helpful for the arrangement of car rentals and excursions to worth visiting places.

The impressive Monastery of Gouverneto also known as the Monastery of “John the Hermit” stands close to Hotel Zorbas Beach and just a little further you can visit the Monastery of Catholicon which is beautifully built in the depths of a wild gorge and can be viewed by all. 

There is a regular bus service from the hotel to the centre of Chania and vice versa. Bus schedules vary in frequency depending on the season.



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