Best Hotels in Kissamos Crete Greece

40 kilometers from Chania is the small Greek town of Kissamos. Often it becomes either a starting point for explorers of the island, or a stopping place for the night, or the final point before leaving home. Almost all tourists who come here to relax and have a snack, stay for a few days. Cozy hotels and a friendly welcome are the main reasons for changing the travel schedule. Vacationers can continue the voyage by car or use the services of the port. From here ferries depart to Yition, here ends the National Highway of Crete, putting the last point on the west coast of the island.

In the vicinity of the city, archaeological excavations are carried out, which can be visited in your free time. But the main attraction is the pirate bay of Balos on the peninsula of Gramvusa. Pleasure and excursion boats from the port go to it. It is one of the main natural relics of the west coast of Crete along with the uninhabited island of Elafonisi. The rating presents the hotels of Kissamos, in which you can find not only the best conditions for living, but also the help of staff in organizing excursions.

Molos Bay Hotel

The 4-star hotel was built in 2009. The fund includes 43 standard single and double rooms with balconies. Meals include breakfast according to the Swedish system. The restaurant offers a menu of delicious dishes, a good wine list. There is an on-site coffee bar serving coffee and a variety of cocktails. Free Wi-Fi is only available in public areas. Paid service includes storage of valuables in a safe, car rental, laundry, wireless Internet in the room. For entertainment and sports there is a sauna, gym, swimming pool, massage treatments. The beach “Mavros-Molos” with crystal clear waters is located 50 meters from the residential building.

“A bit far from the center and expensive for 4 stars. Many paid services, including towels on deposit. Varied breakfast. It is better to dine in taverns nearby, cheaper and tastier. The rooms are comfortable, there are air conditioning» Emil, Denmark


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Sapphire Blue Suites

A kilometer from the beach of Thelonio is a complex of newly built suites “Sapphire Blue Suites”. The combination of special amenities such as a rooftop hot tub and a swimming pool with a bar provides guests with a full and at the same time unforgettable stay. The construction was originally carried out in accordance with European eco-standards, much attention was paid to creating favorable living conditions for people prone to allergies. The fund provides family rooms. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. Among the household appliances there is an electric oven, refrigerator, air conditioning. The rooms are equipped with desks. Internet is available free of charge.

“Everything is very new, modern, clean. The centre or the beach can be reached in a few minutes. It is good that the building is built away from the noisy boulevard. It is quiet and pleasant to relax here. Excellent conditions of service near the pool are created. Waiters can bring food and drinks here» Harald, Netherlands


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Maria Villas

The 4-star villa complex offers 8 individually decorated apartments. Previously, there was an old mansion, in which 7 famous families in Crete lived. Today, the estate is completely converted into an elite holiday destination. After reconstruction, the hotel has retained the traditional appearance of aristocratic housing with its characteristic elements of exquisite design. The manager of the estate Maria – a manager with many years of experience – provides reception, accommodation of guests, as well as the solution of all emerging issues and problems.

“The estate is in the mountains, so it is better to come here by car. Free parking is available in the courtyard. The hostess is welcoming, always serves fresh pastries for breakfast, dishes from locally produced products. She keeps the pool and the whole complex clean” Lena, Israel


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Sapphire Horizon Suites

This four-star hotel is located a kilometre from Mavros Molos Beach and a 10-minute walk from the centre of Kissamos. It offers 6 luxurious self-catering suites with a furnished loggia, desk and ironing station. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. For lunch or dinner, nearby Skasiarxio and Acuerdo restaurants. They offer a wide range of dishes for every taste. Few hotels provide concierge services. Sapphire Horizon Suites is a pleasant exception to the rule. Employees of the service will take care of the organization of excursions, booking tickets to entertainment venues, transfer.

“New hotel with excellent service. Upon check-in, a bottle of local wine as a gift, mineral water and fruit were waiting in the room. Beautiful, cozy, staff perfectly trained” Petr, Czech Republic


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Martimi Apartments

The comfortable apartments are 250 metres from Drapanias Beach and a few steps from Nopigia Beach. Each room has a seating area with a fireplace, an equipped kitchen, a work desk. The complex has a shared luggage storage, patio and outdoor pool. Guests can play table tennis, use free internet and walk to Kissamos (3 km). Owners allow pets to come and do not charge for their accommodation. Within 300 metres from the house there are taverns, restaurants, grocery and souvenir shops. The administrator of the apartment will always tell you where it is better to go, where to have lunch or buy the necessary things.

“We had a very good holiday staying at this aparthotel. The management company took care of the car canopy in the parking lot, sun loungers near the pool, barbecue area. To the sea to go not far. This is a great place for a long-term stay, given the spacious rooms, the presence of a kitchen, a stylish new renovation» Aliaksandr, Belarus


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Niriides Apartments

This apartment complex is considered for couples with children. Its advantage is the presence of a children’s playground with swings and a slide. Otherwise, the service and living conditions are similar to other similar hotels. It offers spacious rooms with comfortable beds and a kitchen area, barbecue in the courtyard, a few meters to the beach (first coastline), fitness room. There is no swimming pool, parking is free. Guests praised the location, the work of the staff, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Fishing enthusiasts can go to the nearest rocks and hunt scorpion or rophos. For cooking, all kinds of household appliances and utensils are provided, including a juicer, a pancake maker, a toaster for hot sandwiches.

“It’s a very welcoming house! The owner is constantly treating something. Upon arrival, fresh fruit, a bottle of rakia, cheese, ham and bread awaited us in the fridge. It turned out that a set of products is already included in the price of the apartment. But the freshly baked pie left the day after cleaning the premises is his personal compliment to us as our guests. Just want to warn that the beach is not landscaped. It has sun loungers and umbrellas, but the usual infrastructure is missing” Yuliya


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Azure Beach Villas

On the first coastline there are not only hotels and apartments,but also a complex of detached villas. “Azure Beach Villas” is a large, fenced off from prying eyes, territory with a luxurious garden and 8 communal pools. It offers free parking, a bar and a fitness centre. The houses have 1 or 2 bedrooms, a living room with a kitchen and dining area, an outdoor furnished terrace, a balcony. On the roofs there are usually sun loungers for sunbathing. The owners can help arrange sea fishing and windsurfing activities. Nearby is a winery with a museum, where tastings and sales of local alcoholic beverages are regularly held.

“The best part about this hotel is its location. Away from the center, with a small crowd of people, you feel really resting. The living conditions are great! In the morning, a courier arrives from the bakery with fresh pastries. Picturesque surroundings – the sea, a mountain river, rocks. Within walking distance there are several good taverns. I recommend villas to those who are tired of the hustle and bustle” Dmitry


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The owners offer 8 air-conditioned rooms with a kitchen, furnished balcony and soundproofed windows. Household appliances are quite enough for cooking and storing food. Electric stove, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities are provided. On the street there is a lounge area with a swimming pool, sun loungers and parasols. There is free parking, the possibility to order a transfer. Mavros Molos Beach is 650 metres away and the port is within walking distance of the hotel.

“Lovely hostess, beautiful apartment, impeccable service! Everything is done in order to come back here again and again. The house has a good location in relation to different beaches. We went to different ones, including where the staff recommended” Yvonne, Germany


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Crystal Bay Hotel

A modern Crystal Bay Hotel is a 3-minute walk from the beach. The level of service and comfort is estimated at 3 stars. The building has 21 studio apartments with panoramic windows and balconies, bathroom. Some rooms have a separate bathroom. There is also a bar by the outdoor pool. Breakfast is served in the morning. The kitchens have a stove, kettle, mini fridge, dishes. On the street there is a small children’s playground. The house has 4 floors, there is no elevator. The beach is wild sandy, a little further away – with sunbeds and umbrellas. Room service includes roomservice.

“We were satisfied with the location of the hotel. The sea is not far away, the sound of the surf is heard. The balconies are equipped with comfortable furniture for morning coffee and evening tea. The room is not very spacious, but cozy. The option is perfect for travelers traveling around the island, as it is located next to the roadway. There is no parking on site, but there is a public parking lot nearby” Igor


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Balos Beach

The complex, consisting of 4 buildings cascading down to a private beach, offers privacy, tranquility and is an ideal place to relax. Built in 1999, renovated in 2003 and renovated in 2007, the hotel is open every year from May to the end of October. The number of rooms includes apartments, studios, superiors with elements of studios, junior suites and suites. Compact kitchens are built into furniture corners. The balconies/terraces are equipped with summer furniture. Bathrooms come with showers. Meals are served in buffet style. The buffet is originally decorated in the style of traditional Cretan cuisine. Almyra Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers Greek, European cuisine, grill and barbecue. The building has a fitness room with exercise equipment and devices for Pilates and yoga, Turkish bath, massage room, hot tub. On the street there is a comfortable recreation area with adult and children’s pools, sun loungers and umbrellas. The pools have an ecological water purification system.

“This is the most extreme hotel, which is at the very beginning of the road leading to Balos Bay. It was built right on the beach. The building has an elevator, free parking on the street. The beach is rocky but pleasant for swimming. Nearby there are lovely village taverns with very good food” Olesya, Ukraine.


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Coming to rest in Kissamos, travelers plan in advance a quiet and relaxing leisure, mainly spent on the beach. For those who are accustomed to the traditional range of services, it is worth considering accommodation in the “Balos Beach” or “Molos Bay Hotel”. For families coming with children, all hotels in Kissamos, including apartments and villas, offer family rooms. In all the options described above, the conditions of sound insulation, proximity to restaurants and cafes, work with car rental points are well thought out.