CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa

  • 3 outdoor swimming pools
  • Free shuttle to beach
  • Entertainment programme
  • Stunning ocean views
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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If splendid isolation is part of your dream holiday then take a serious look at the CHC Athina Palace Resort and Spa, a five-star luxury complex with fabulous cliff views over the ... Continue reading

If splendid isolation is part of your dream holiday then take a serious look at the CHC Athina Palace Resort and Spa, a five-star luxury complex with fabulous cliff views over the Gulf of Made, close to Heraklion on Crete’s north coast.

If you’ve previously thought of Crete as a party destination, then Aghia Pelagia will make you think again. While there are plenty of resort facilities – you’re in a good spot if you like your water sports – nearby, the beaches here tend towards isolated coves with majestic, rocky cliffs.

CHC Athina Palace fits beautifully into this landscape, offering a huge range of facilities and extras that will make staying on the site a rewarding holiday experience in itself.

Beautifully decorated, you’ll have 355 rooms to pick from when you book. All of them offer the same high-quality look – lots of marble – and facilities, including air conditioning, flat-screen, satellite TV, a balcony, phone, safe and more. Families can book 20 two-bedroom family rooms, and Junior, VIP, and VIP Master Suites offer even more luxury.

A fantastic pool complex – including separate adult and kids’ pools - will have you topping up your tan or cooling off by day. Restaurants and bars that follow a Greek mythology theme – Zeus restaurant, Dionysus bar – will have you kicking back and relaxing by night. Go all-inclusive for a comprehensive drinks and meals package and a price guarantee on your holiday spending.

You’ll love the spa facilities, including an outdoor Jacuzzi and a huge range of beauty and relaxation therapies. If you do want to get out and about, there’s a small beach on your doorstep, and a free shuttle to get you there. Diving and boating are popular activities along the coast, just ask at reception for advice on how to get started.

Heraklion is just down the road, a busy port town – it’s actually Greece’s fourth largest city – with lots to see and do, including world-class museums containing some of the finds from the nearby Minoan sites including Knossos, a must see for any history buff.

CHC Athina Palace Resort and Spa has a fantastic setting and really lives up to it. You’ll find facilities and service really worthy of their five stars with the option to keep your spending well under control by going all inclusive.

Activities

  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Hot spring bath
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • 24hr Reception
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Car hire
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Room service
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • A la carte restauarant (reservation required)
  • Billiard
  • Conference room
  • Entertainment programme (karaoke, dancing, sports, games and more)
  • Football pitch
  • Gymnasium* Hair salon
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Lobby with panoramic sea view
  • Mini market
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Parking area
  • Spa centre
  • Tennis court
  • Two large outdoor pools + outdoor children's pool
  • Two pool bars
  • Volleyball
  • For children: Mini Club, swimming pool, playground

Services

  • 24 hour Reception
  • Baby sitting on request (on extra charge)
  • Car rental in the hotel (on extra charge)
  • Concierge services
  • Doctor in house all day (on extra charge)
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Free Wi-Fi Access at the main building
  • Guest Relations Services
  • Laundry Service on extra charge (clothes returnable within 48 hours)
  • Late check-out upon availability (on extra charge)
  • Shuttle bus service (to the rooms/beach/pool/main building)

Food and Drink

The breakfast type is Buffet and it is provided from 07:30 - 10:00. The hotel has 3 restaurants.

All Inclusive

Meals:

  • Early Breakfast, Continental, Reservations Required (til 20:00 one day before), Daily: 05:00 - 07:30.
  • Breakfast; Show Cooking, Buffet, Main Restaurant, Daily: 07:30 - 10:00.
  • Late Breakfast, Continental, Snack Bar, Daily: 10:00 - 11:00.
  • Lunch, Snack Bar, Daily: 12:00 - 15:00.
  • Ice Cream; Snacks, Pool Bar; Beach Bar, Daily: 11:00 - 18:00.
  • Coffee Break, Pool Bar; Beach Bar, Daily: 15:00 - 17:00.
  • Dinner; Show Cooking, Buffet; Themed Restaurant, Main Restaurant, Daily: 19:00 - 21:30.
  • Dinner, A la Carte, Reservations Required, Once per stay: 19:00 - 22:00.

Drinks:

  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol, Daily: 10:00 - 23:00.
  • Lobby Bar, Daily: 17:30 - 23:00.
  • Pool Bar; Snack Bar, Daily: 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Pool Bar, Daily: 11:00 - 19:00.
  • Beach Bar, Daily: 10:00 - 18:00.

Sports/Activities:

  • Tennis; Football; Volleyball; Table Tennis; Games; Entertainment; Live entertainment; Animation; Darts; Mini Club; Aqua-Aerobics; Jacuzzi.

Other Information

The following payments are accepted: American Express, Euro/Master Card and Visa Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa in Aghia Pelagia. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Avg. Evening Temp (°C) 10 9 8 9 12 15 19 22 22 20 17 13

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa in Aghia Pelagia easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

Light rain shower
15°C Low 8°C
Today: Mon 05 Dec
Sunny
17°C Low 7°C
Tue 06 Dec
Sunny
18°C Low 10°C
Wed 07 Dec
Sunny
15°C Low 7°C
Thu 08 Dec
Sunny
16°C Low 5°C
Fri 09 Dec

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Questions and Answers about CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

13 Questions | 18 Answers

Hi
Sorry the hotel does not offer irons and ironing boards
Regards

Added 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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There are no irons available in the rooms although you could take your own or use the ironing service at reception

Added 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Jill
Yes towels are provided for the pool, all the rooms EXCEPT the Promo double rooms have a balcony or a terrace
Regards

Added 4 months, 1 week ago.

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Jill
Yes tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the rooms
Regards

Added 4 months, 1 week ago.

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi
Sorry spa facilities will cost extra
Regards

Added 4 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there yes pool towels are provided

Added 6 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there yes pool towels are provided
Regards

Added 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there the transfer time is approx 30 minutes in a direct transfers eg taxi
Regards

Added 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Sandra
Heraklion Airport is only 10 miles from the hotel
Regards Sally

Added 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, Approximate transfer time via shuttle bus is 40 minutes. Regards

Added 10 months, 1 week ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there will be excursions bookable locally at the hotel or in the resort itself and only 20minutes from Heraklion, there is a bus stop locally or a taxi wouldnt be too costly
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Added 11 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there, the free wifi is available in the lobby area only. For access outside, around the pool and in the rooms it is chargeable. Regards

Added 11 months, 1 week ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello ella
The average daily temperature in October is 24 (°C)

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, The current temperature is 26c. Regards

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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The current temperature for Crete for today (6th October) is 25 degrees, by the end of the week its showing as 28 degrees.

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