Aghia Pelagia, Crete, Greek Islands
Great room. Delicious food. Tasty breakfast. Great location. Fantastic service. Good internet service. Great amenities.

The CHC Athina Palace is a 5-star Resort & Spa situated in a hilly, secluded location, close to Mades, a small fishing village. If you’re looking for peaceful beaches and all-inclusive relaxation (with a good choice of pools and spa facilities) then CHC Athina Palace is for you.

There’s 3 pools to choose from, divided up into different sections for whatever your mood: splashing around, relaxing, or for children. The children’s pool is supervised both by an animation team and life guards! After lounging by the pool you can head to the CHC Athina’s main restaurant which serves local tastes and international cuisine. There’s great views from both its outdoor terrace and through the large windows of its indoor eating area. If you want to burn off some of that tasty food, there’s a fitness center on site and several sporting facilities, including tennis courts, basketball courts and a games area.

The CHC Athina Palace has its own private beach down some steps, but if you want to explore the local area Ligaria Beach is a perfect place to start. It’s a quiet beach with a beautiful mix of sand and small pebbles leading down to a clear sea. Great for a swim or a sunbathe, Ligaria Beach should be at the top of your list. Further up the coast is Agia Pelagia Beach which boasts great, soft sand. For a day-trip you can visit the historical city of Heraklion, where you can find all sorts of bars, restaurants and museums. It’s about 7 miles away.

The CHC Athina Palace is a 5-star Resort & Spa situated in a hilly, secluded location, close to Mades, a small fishing village. If you're looking for peaceful beaches and all-inclusive relaxation (with a good choice of pools and spa facilities) then CHC Athina Palace is for you. 

Most popular facilities

  • 3 outdoor swimming pools
  • Free shuttle to beach
  • Entertainment programme
  • Stunning ocean views
  • Bar
  • Car Hire
  • Gym
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Room Service
  • Terrace
  • Wifi
    • 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
      • Mini Club, swimming pool, playground
      • 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)
    • Pool and wellness
      • Hot spring bath
      • Massage
      • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
      • Spa and wellness centre
      • Swimming pool
    • Sports and leisure
      • Aerobics
      • Aqua aerobics
      • Basketball
      • Billiards/Snooker
      • Bocce
      • Canoe
      • Children's Pool
      • Darts
      • Diving
      • Entertainment Programme
      • Gym
      • Heated Pool(s)
      • Indoor Pool
      • Jacuzzi
      • Massage
      • Outdoor Pool(s)
      • Parasols
      • Pool bar
      • Sauna
      • Steam bath
      • Sun loungers
      • Sun terrace
      • Swimming Pool
      • Table Tennis
      • Tennis
    • Activities
      • Billiards
      • Children's playground
      • Hot spring bath
      • Massage
      • Spa and wellness centre
      • Table tennis
      • Tennis court
    • Food and Drink
      • 00 to 07.30 (Continental)
      • 30 to 10.00 (American buffet)
      • 00 to 21.30 (Rich buffet)
      • (08.00 – 10.00) Reservation required
      • Sunday Brunch (08.00-10.00) with sparkling wine and salmon hors d’oeuvres
      • Children under 4 years old are not allowed in the À la Carte Restaurants
      • In À la carte Restaurant Table service for food and beverages
      • 00 to 11.00 (Continental)
      • 00 to 17.30
      • 30 to 01.00 (from 23.00 to 01.00 Pay Bar)
      • 00 to 23.00
      • 00 to 18.00 (adults only)
      • 00 to 18.00
      • Open weekdays and Saturdays 23.00 – 02.00
      • 00 till 23.00) a choice of local spirits, seasonal cocktails, alcoholic drinks, long drinks, water, beers, local wine (red & white), filter coffee, cacao, tea, soft drinks, fruit juices.
    • 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

Other information

  • Free Parking
  • Pets are not allowed

Overnight Stay Tax, charged per night, per room. The amounts are detailed below and are to be paid directly to the hotel upon check-in:


Hotel Accommodation:

5 Star: €4.00

4 Star: €3.00

3 Star: €1.50

1-2 Stars: €0.50


Furnished Rooms/Apartments:

4 Keys: €1.00

3 Keys: €0.50

1-2 Keys: €0.25

Points of interest

  • Chania Airport 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Heraklion Airport 1 hour
To make booking a cheap 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 or to check if you can grab a last minute holiday deal, please click the "Price and Availability"button above.
A selection of available rooms is shown below. There may be more options available, shown after you've made your flight selection.
  • Single Room with Balcony/Terrace and Land View
    • Bathroom
    • Wi-fi
    • Radio
    • Minibar
    • Fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Central heating
    • Safe
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Economy Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Land View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Minibar
    • Safe
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Junior Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Land View
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Land View
  • Two Bedroom Family Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
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  • Low Deposit options available
  • Pay Monthly
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What guests say...

  • WiFi4.7/533 reviews

    Good internet service

  • Food4.3/5650 reviews

    Delicious food

  • Service4.2/5672 reviews

    Fantastic service

Good to know...

  • Great view
  • Friendly service
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Professional service
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