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Just 5 mi from Chania Town, the adults-only Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza is beautifully located on the beach of St. Marina. It features a swimming pool and free private on-site parking. Modernly decorated, all air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony with straight or side views of the Cretan Sea or the garden. Facilities include an LCD TV with satellite channels, mini-bar and full length mirror. Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are available in the marble bathroom. Room service and laundry service are available. The breakfast buffet at the Giannoulis - Santa Maria Plaza includes fresh, Cretan products. The pool bar serves refreshing drinks and snacks. At the main restaurant, guests can taste Greek and international cuisine while watching a live-show cooking. Mediterranean dishes can be served at the a la carte restaurant, right on the beach. The hotel also organizes guitar nights. Other hotel facilities include a hot tub and a well-equipped fitness room. Transfers by taxi can be arranged at extra charge. WiFi internet access is available.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) has been welcoming guests since Feb 24, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Parking Available On Site


Fitness center

Hot tub/Jacuzzi



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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom :
2 twin beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
1 bunk bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3+
This property has made significant commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Agia Marina Nea Kydonias
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Coleen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We had such a wonderful stay here! The hotel is spotless and well maintained. The location is perfect for enjoying the beach and there are many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. The breakfast was amazing with wonderful food...
  • Aiki
    Near to the sandy beach. Clean and quiet hotel. Good plaze to relax. Near to shops and restorants. Lots to do near by. Easy to go old town Hania/ Chania/ Xania
  • Ivana
    It was a wonderful holiday, very friendly and super helpful staff, they did everything to make us feel good! I would recommend this hotel to everyone!
  • Laura
    We spent our wedding night in this hotel and we had beautiful room with amazing compliments by the hotel. Room was quiet, breakfast excellent, really nice pool area and direct access to soft and sandy beach. We were even given small gifts when we...
  • Dennis
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff were so helpful and always went out of their way to find solutions. Food was fantastic.
  • Ivana
    Swimming pool was very big, next to the beach, the cleanest hotel I have been. It has all you would need in a hotel. Inside swimming pool and spa in case of rain, as well. :) The A La Carte restaurant is the star of the hotel.
  • Siuling
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely buffet food selection, clean pool and really easy close access to the beach with loungers. Staff were super helpful and friendly. Free parking and supermarket next door.
  • Christos
    Was really one of the best holidays I had.All the staff was friendly and polite ,and the best of course was the food ,the buffet was really big and the food was very tasty and traditional..
  • Agnes
    Hotel is in Agia Marina that is a perfect location for a Holiday in Western Crete. Chania is close and the bus service works all day long 7 Days a Week. Agia Marina has a long Beach with several common areas, but this Hotel even provides a...
  • Agnes
    I was lucky to spend here 2 Holidays this Year, 1st in August, and 2nd in September. Hotel has very good location, Hania is easy to reach, beach is nice, restaurants and supermarkets are all around the Hotel. Hotel breakfast and buffet dinner are...

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, I would like to know if the "Twin Room with Side Sea View" has a double bed for 2 person?

    Good Morning from sunny Crete! In reference to your query, please note that all of our rooms in the room type that you refer in the question can offe..
    Answered on 14 August 2021
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    Dear Guest, The best time period to visit our hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Plaza for the perfect beach holidays is the period between end of may unt..
    Answered on 14 February 2022
  • is there an iron and ironing board in the room

    Dear Guest, There is an iron and ironing board that we can provide in your room if you wish, upon request.
    Answered on 16 October 2021
  • Is your private beach next to the property or do I need to use a means of transportation to go there?

    Dear Guest, Our hotel Giannoulis Santa Marina Plaza is located on the beach. Our guests need to walk only 20 meters as to reach the beautiful sandy b..
    Answered on 14 February 2022
  • our plane arrives at midnight 16/5/23 in Heraklion. will we be able to access our room in the early hours after our drive from Heraklion?

    Dear Guest, The check in time is at 15:00 o ' clock, taking under consideration your early arrival please note that in case your room is available an..
    Answered on 25 February 2023
  • how much does it cost to use the gym

    Dear Guest, The use of the gum is free of charge for the guests of our hotel, reservation required.
    Answered on 9 June 2023
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Greek • European
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Modern • Romantic

Resort Facilities at Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only)
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Private check-in/out
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Express check-in/out
    • 24-hour front desk
    Cleaning Services
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Safety & security
    • Safe
      Additional charge
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Adults only
    • Air conditioning
    • Hypoallergenic room available
    • Wake-up service
    • Tile/Marble floor
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Car rental
    • Packed lunches
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Elevator
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Seasonal
    • Pool with view
    • Shallow end
    • Pool/Beach towels
    • Pool bar
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Fitness center
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • Greek
    • English

    House rules

    Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    From 3:00 AM to 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children over 16 are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 16 and up are allowed)


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note that this property participates in the Greek breakfast initiative by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

    Please note that according to the deposit policy, 70% will be charged 30 days prior to arrival and the rest 30% will be charged upon arrival. Please note that this deposit is nonrefundable. In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Restaurant is closed from Tue, Nov 01, 2022 until Fri, Mar 31, 2023

    Bar is closed from Tue, Nov 01, 2022 until Fri, Mar 31, 2023

    Fitness center is closed from Tue, Nov 01, 2022 until Fri, Mar 31, 2023

    Hot tub/jacuzzi is closed from Tue, Nov 01, 2022 until Fri, Mar 31, 2023

    Swimming pool #1: Closed from Mon, Nov 01, 2021 until Thu, Mar 31, 2022

    Swimming pool #1: Closed from Tue, Nov 01, 2022 until Fri, Mar 31, 2023

    License number: 1042Κ014Α0006601

    FAQs about Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only)

    • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only). All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness center
      • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
      • Massage
      • Cycling
      • Snorkeling
      • Diving
      • Beachfront
      • Evening entertainment
      • Beach
      • Private beach area
      • Bicycle rental
      • Swimming pool

    • Room options at Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) include:

      • Twin
      • Twin/Double
      • Suite

    • Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) is 1,000 feet from the center of Agia Marina Nea Kydonias. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) on this page.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Guests staying at Giannoulis - Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only) can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free