WELCOME TO VERGINA BEACH HOTEL
Agia Marina Chania
Enter into a seafront world with mesmerizing, picturesque vistas
Vergina Beach is set on the long sandy and sun blessed beach of Agia Marina, well known for its’ golden sand and crystal waters. Pamper yourself at a contemporary accommodation that joints seafront vistas and modern amenities. Be spoiled by sunbathing at the beach, swimming in the blue sea or just enjoying the sunset with a cocktail!
ENJOY THE HOSPITALITY
One of the most common words, that is interwoven the culture of the Cretans, is the Greek word philoxenia. Philoxenia is a compound word, comprised of the word “philo”, which means friend and “xenia” which means stranger, hence meaning “friend of the stranger”. From the ancient times philoxenia was a sacred word. Greeks have inherited it from their ancestors and they have a strong sense to it. It’s no wonder why at a wedding’s or a family’s celebration, often foreigners or tourists are invited as well, to have a taste and feel the traditional, welcoming feeling which characterizes the Greek culture. There is no surprise that Cretans often offer treatments at village kafenio or taverns to visitors, no matter where they come from. The purpose is to make them feel welcome, safe and like home. Also the guest should be polite and courteous to appreciate the philoxenia.
Our philosophy in Vergina Beach stems from philoxenia. We try to make our guests feel as comfortable as home in a new, crystal blue environment that indulges their senses. Bound to tradition’s customs, Cretan values and heritage, we stay true to hospitality, in providing solutions to issues that may arise and remaining focused on our guests’ wishes.Vergina Beach, the first step to an elegant journey, to a private story…
Is being considered by many as the “best view in Agia Marina”, the Vergina Beach Hotel provides panoramic view of the open sea and the White Mountains as well.
BEACH BAR RESTAURANT
Beach Hotel Vergina’s beach bar is situated on the sandy beach of Agia Marina overlooking Thodorou island (located directly across). Choose from one of the 30 sets of umbrellas and sun beds available for the guests of our hotel! Enjoy your breakfast at the beach bar and your lunch or dinner, selecting from our extensive list of homemade dishes prepared for you, with local ingredients.
Περάσαμε μία εβδομάδα στο εν λόγω ξενοδοχείο και το συνιστούμε ανεπιφύλακτα. Το δωμάτιο πολύ καθαρό, με όλες τις δυνατές ανέσεις και εκπληκτική θέα στη θάλασσα, ενώ η εξυπηρέτηση ήταν άψογη. Πολύ ωραίο επίσης το beach bar και το καφέ, όπου περάσαμε χαλαρωτικές στιγμές. Συνολικά, μια απολαυστική και πολύ ευχάριστη εμπειρία!
We just returned from a 4 night stay at this jewel of a hotel right on the beach in the Agia Marina resort district. The location is within a few minute walk to a supermarkets, bakery, bus stop, dive shop, car and recreational vehicle rentals, and many wonderful restaurants. However, what made the place stand out was the very high level of friendly service from the family who owned the place and their wonderful staff. We had a junior suite #20 with sea view and the accommodations were modern and clean with plenty of storage. Our room included a mini kitchen and refrigerator hidden away in a cabinet, a fold out sofa bed with a coffee table, and a cute patio with a table and chair which was unfortunately too hot outside to use. We had parking right on the premises. The owners were helpful in recommending restaurants in the area and also in Chania. The owners son was extremely accommodating in helping get reservations at a top restaurant in Chania as well as giving us tips on where to find the best places at the beach in Elafonissi. The housekeeper kept us super clean and provided us with beach towels for the adjacent beach and our day trips. The beach front had about 30 chairs separated by umbrellas and was right next to a kayak/paddleboat/jet ski rental place for the comfortable water this July. “Poppy” the matron of the place introduced her husband and sons, all of whom worked diligently on the property to make the stay perfect. There’s an on premise bar at the front of the property perfect for late night or pre-dinner drinks with an extensive selections of cocktails at a fair price. The back of the property had a café with about 10 tables which served breakfast with 4 options: continental, Greek, Cretan, or British, all about €8 and very filling. It also has a modest menu with a delicious veggie sandwich, plus a full bar. In addition to the Alfa beer on tap, there were a decent variety of local craft beers and some Belgians, too!There are a lot of hotels on the beach in Agia Marina. But if you’re looking for a clean, friendly, boutique hotel which is a great value, Vergina Beach should be on the top of your list.
Ένα από τα πιο φιλόξενα ξενοδοχεία της περιοχής με πάρα πολύ καλή εξυπηρέτηση και φοβερή θέα δίπλα στη θάλασσα.Ενα μέρος για να απολαύσει κανείς το μπάνιο του στη θάλασσα το πρωί και το βράδυ να χαλαρώσει πίνοντας τα δροσερά κοκτέιλς στο μπαρ του ξενοδοχείου..Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα!!!
Vårt første besøk her. Utrolig fint sted. Janis, Angelo og Maria var helt herlige service mennesker du skal lete lenge etter. Kan virkelig anbefales Hotellet lå på stranden. Herlig.Det var bestandig rent og pent overalt.
Spent one night at the hotel while travelling around Crete. The staff were very helpful and always smiling from the first moment. The room was in perfect condition and the view gorgeous. I will recommend it to anyone visiting Agia Marina.
Vergina beach hotel is a great hotel if you want to stay just beside the beach and be near the city and old harbour of chania!we were near also many hot spots of the island like elafonisi,balos beach and falasarna!recomended.
We were 3 couples and we chooce the exclusive water front villa,we made excellent choice.the hotel is amazing and really just on the great beach if Agia marina!we will come back again,vergina beach hotel rocks!
My family and I have just returned from a fantastic 2 week stay in the amazing Penthouse suite at the Vergina Beach Hotel in Agia Marina. Our suite was spotlessly clean, modern, comfy with fabulous views of the beach front and sunset. The Penthouse terrace was very private with sunbeds and a jacuzzi for keeping cool during the day. The management and staff were so friendly and made every effort to ensure we had a wonderful holiday. Many thanks to Giorgos, Poppy and her family, Giannis, Eleni and all of the other staff who are so hard working and are a credit to the hotel.The hotel is on a great spot along the beach with free sunbeds and bar that serves lovely food throughout the day. The Oki sports bar at the front of the hotel is very popular and a great way to start the evening. The Vergina Beach hotel is well situated with some superb restaurants within short walking distance, including MeRaki, Olivi and Rustic Garden. We highly recommend this excellent family-run hotel and will definitely be returning in the near future. Best wishes to everyone at the Vergina Beach Hotel and hope to see you all again soon.
This was an amazing Villa, in a fantastic and central location, right on the beach!! The rooms were great and we had our own private jacuzzi on our rooftop yard. The staff super friendly and helpful. Would stay here again when in Crete next!
Places of interest
Vergina Beach Hotel
Vergina Beach Hotel is set on the long sandy and sun blessed beach of Agia Marina, in the quiet village of Agia Marina, just 9km from Chania city centre.
This 4 storey building on the sea front, houses a total of 18 accommodation units.
Vergina Hotel is proud of its location as it is in the middle of many interesting areas to visit during your stay (Chania city center, Old Harbour of Chania, Platanias nightlife, Elafonisi and Balos beach). Our hotel is the best base for you to explore the rest of Crete as well.
Other facilities include a cozy cocktail bar, Oki Bar and a beach snack bar. With no doubt, your stay at Vergina beach hotel will be a truly magnificent experience.
Faros of Chania
For over 5 centuries, the lighthouse of the old harbor of Chania stands proudly overseeing the area. The lighthouse has become a recognition landmark of Chania all over the world. Its history is connected with the history of the harbor. In 1212 AD the Venetians conquered all of Crete and they decided to build a new city on ancient Kydonia (present-day Chania). The port is not all natural. Its construction begun between 1320 and 1356 BC and the work continued for the next 200 years. That is the reason why the lighthouse was constructed in a different form from today. From 1645 until 1830 Crete was under the Turkish occupation. They did not use the harbor of Chania but that of Souda. So over the years, the lighthouse started decaying because no one was looking after its maintenance. In 1830 the English gave Crete to the Egyptians. Then a lot of public works took place. The lighthouse was repaired on its original base. But the new lighthouse is different from the old one; it looks more like a minaret. It has an internal staircase leading to a balcony with a glass turret. Recent researches that have taken place in order to replace the lighthouse, have shown that the base of the lighthouse, which is Venetian, is separated from the rest of the lighthouse by a wooden grille.
Naval Museum of Crete
At the entrance of the harbor of Chania lies the Firka Fortress, built by the Venetians (1204-1669) to install the local guarding post.
Subsequently the Ottomans (1669-1898) used the fortress for the same purpose and settled the Division of Command. Since then, the name “Firka”, this in Ottoman Turkish means barracks, remains. Here, as of December 1, 1913, the Greek flag was raised proudly ratifying the annexation of Crete to Greece.
At the entrance of this Fortress is located the Naval Museum of Crete, which was founded to house and preserve our naval traditions and especially those from Crete, which were a source of national survival, progress and majesty of the country. It is promoted by the Navy and operates with the impeccable service of the prefecture of Chania, the municipality of Chania and the Naval Shipyard of Crete.
The famous lagoon of Balos is located about 56 km northwest of Chania and 17 km northwest of Kissamos. It is a shallow sandy beach formed between Gramvousa peninsula and the smaller cape of Tigani, under the imposing mountain of Geroskinou. Balos is definitely the most photographed beach of Crete, a very favorite theme of all tourist guides in Greece. It is famous for its turquoise waters, wild natural beauty and exquisite exotic scenery. Balos has white sand and exotic white, deep blue-green and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow and warm, ideal destination for young children as well. In many areas, the sand has a lovely pink color, coming from the shattered seashells. Beyond the rocks, the waters are deeper and cooler, ideal for diving. Like the surrounding area, Balos is part of the Natura protection program, with rare species of flora and fauna.
This wonder of the nature is located in the southwest corner of Chania. It is something between an island and a peninsula, because in order to reach it you have to walk in the water. It is a place of distinctive natural beauty and a Natura protected area. Elafonissi is well known as a special and exotic place due to the small islets, with the very fine white sand that becomes pink in several areas and the lagoon with turquoise shallow waters. The famous pink sand comes from the dust of shattered seashells. As you approach, the road is downhill and the area becomes visible from a distance, like an oasis in a desert. You will see blue and turquoise sea colors, white, pink sand, and scattered cedars.
Stephanou beach is located next to Seitan Harbor, 22 km northeast of Chania and 2 km east of Chordaki village, on the eastern side of Akrotiri, Chania. The name Seitan Ports means Cursed Ports in Turkish and comes from the fact that the waters and streams of the area are dangerous. Next to it are three parallel narrow-bay coves, very well protected from the waves.
Inside the wild landscape with its verdant rocks and wild beauty, the steep-sloping small beach of Stefanou with its deep blue waters, it’s amazement. The beach is made up of gravel and sand, which are transported from the neighboring quarries through the gorge of Diplochachalo.
You can visit the beach by a passenger car, which you park high, near the church of Saint Spyridon. From there a short but very steep path descends to the beach in about 5′-10 ‘ minutes. To get down, make sure you have athletic shoes with you and never wear slippers. Since the asphalt-paved road leading to the beach, Stephanou’s reputation has sprung up, and it’s a must visit.