Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Celeste.
Before I moved to Athens, I spent five wonderful summers in a small beach resort near Chania in Crete. With Agia Marina as my base, I worked as a tour guide and accompanied excursions to museums, archaeological sites, and other landmarks in the area of Chania and the rest of Crete. Anastasia, this blog’s partner, lives with her family in Galatas, outside Chania. Together with her kids, she is always out and about searching for new family accommodations and activities. Being well-traveled parents of young kids, and having personally visited all the accommodations that we recommend, we truly believe that we are trustworthy experts on family hotels in Chania, Crete.
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Family Hotels in Chania Crete
Here below you will find a list of family hotels that are affordable, comfortable, and family-friendly in the area of Chania, in Crete. We have also selected them for their price range and location.
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Iolida Beach Hotel, Agia Marina
Iolida Beach Hotel Agia Marina is a 4-star hotel at a few meters’ distance from Agia Marina Beach. The hotel has 2 buildings linked with a glass-walkway bridge providing easy access to all areas of the hotel. Each comes with free wired internet, a TV, and a kitchenette with an oven and mini fridge.
Iolida Beach Hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the on-site, à la carte restaurant, where lunch and dinner dishes are served. Light meals and refreshing beverages are prepared at the snack bar. There is also a children’s playground and a gym. There is a sandy beach in front of the hotel.
Traditional Greek taverns can be found within short walking distance. Souda Port is 17 km away and the city of Chania with its scenic old port is at a distance of 10 km. Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport is 30 km away.
Eurohotel Theo Hotel, Agia Marina
4-Star Eurohotel Theo Hotel is a great hotel for families. It is located on a hill 150 m from the sandy beach of Agia Marina. Besides indoor and outdoor pools, there is also a fitness centre and a games room with billiards.
Opening to a balcony with views over the garden or the sea, the air-conditioned rooms of Theo are elegantly decorated with dark-wooden furnishings and earthy colours. The hotel offers an American, and there is a pool bar and restaurant with Greek and Mediterranean dishes. The dinner meal is served as “set menu” courses
Chania Town lies within 9 km from Eurohotel Theo Hotel, while Souda Port is at 16 km. The long, sandy beach of Platanias is 1.5 km away.
Giorgi’s Blue Apartments, Kalathas, Chania
Situated 30 m from the sea, Giorgi’s Blue Apartments offer self-catering accommodation with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. There is a swimming pool and a children’s pool. Other family features are the children’s playground and babysitting services. An in-house doctor is on call 24 hours a day.
The highlight is the stunning view. You can watch the sunset from the huge swimming pool or from the sun beds on the coves of the private beach, or even from the privacy of your own balcony if you have a sea view apartment.
Breakfast is served daily by the pool. Kalathas is ideal for windsurfing and scuba diving. The sandy Kalathas Beach is within walking distance. Chania is 10 km and Chania Airport is 8 km away. Free public parking is possible near the hotel.
Sirios Village Hotel & Bungalows All Inclusive, Kato Daratso (4-Star)
If you are looking for an all-inclusive family hotel in Chania Crete, Sirios Village Hotel & Bungalows is a top choice! Located 4 km away from the centre of Chania, Sirios Village Hotel & Bungalows features an extensive pool area and a tennis court set within lush gardens. It has family rooms with a balcony overlooking the grass areas of the hotel.
There are many activities for children at the hotel including a playground, a small water park and children’s pools.
Chania International Airport is 14 km away from the hotel. The seaside town of Platanias is within a 10-minute drive. Free private on-site parking is possible and free WiFi is available throughout the entire park.
Kiani Beach Resort Family All Inclusive, Kalyves (5-star)
We also tried Kiani Beach Resort Family All Inclusive. Another great one for families who are looking for an all-inclusive concept. Kiani Beach Resort is on the beach of Kiani, just a few km east of Chania. It has 2 pools, a sea-view restaurant, an open theater, playgrounds, waterpark and a tennis court.
All the family rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, kitchenette with fridge, hairdryer, and a balcony or terrace.
The shallow beach, the children’s swimming pool, the pirate ship-shaped playground or the open theatre makes this resort a haven for families with young children.
Staff at the 24-hour front desk can arrange car rental to explore villages such as Kalami, Armeni and the archeological site of Aptera. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. It is 27 km from Chania Airport.
Althea Village Family Hotel, Kato Daratso
Althea Village Family Hotels is 600 m away from the beach of Agioi Apostoloi. It offers 4 swimming pools, a traditional restaurant, a gym and 2 bars, as well as various accommodation types, all with private balcony.
The Althea Village family rooms and apartments feature private balconies, air conditioning, refrigerator, satellite TV, telephone, and safe. There are 2 swimming pools for adults, 2 pools for children, and an extensive sunbathing terrace with sun loungers and umbrellas.
The food is excellent with Cretan in the traditional tavern Aktaion. The pool-side snack bar Elia serves drinks, cocktails or snacks under the shade of an ancient olive tree. Bar Artemis offers table tennis tables, pool tables and electronic games. Althea Village also offers a playground and a gym.
The centre of Chania is 4 km away and is connected with regular bus service. Within a short distance from the Althea Village, guests can find water sports, horse riding and mini golf facilities.
Balito, Kato Galatas
Balito in Kato Galatas is less than a kilometre away from the sea and is close to the traditional village of Galatas, many eateries and supermarkets. Chania is only a short ride from Balito and Kalamaki Beach is great for kids. But if you don’t go to the beach, you can stay in Balito and enjoy the pool. After a refreshing swim, relax by the pool bar for ice-cream.
Kanso Rooms, Galatas
Kanso Rooms in Galatas are ideal for small families. Located in Galatás, and apposite from Balito, the hotel is a 12-minute walk from to Kalamaki Beach. The rooms offer air-conditioning, a coffee machine, a fridge, a stovetop, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. Each room comes with an electric tea pot, bed linen and towels.
The town and the botanical garden of Chania is 2.6 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Chania International, 17.7 km from Kanso Rooms, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Family Travel Tips for Chania, Crete
- If you are planning to explore the Chania area, we recommend you hire a car.
- The beaches of Agia Marina, Stavros, Platanias, and Kalathas are sandy.
- Chania district features some of the most family-friendly and Instagrammable beaches in Greece: Elafonissi, Falasarna, Balos and Gramvousa and Preveli.
- Visit the Museum of Typography in Chania, the beautiful village of Douliana or the archaeological site of Aptera.
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