Selini Suites

A heady combination of sea-view terraces, huge luxury pools and a beach-adjacent location all make the Selini Suites a fabulous accommodation option for anyone looking to experience the very best of Cretan hospitality.

Family-friendly to the last, the complex features a new waterpark and benefits from shops and restaurants being within a very short distance, as well as a stunning pebble beach. Guests love the modern and inviting bedrooms, as well as the chic décor throughout the communal areas, but it’s the pool area that really stands apart here and encourages people to enjoy long, lazy days within the hotel grounds.

Overview of Kolymbari

Holidays to Crete are synonymous with family-friendly beach paradises, good food and plenty of historical significance, so it’s little wonder that they have become so popular. That being said, there are still regions that have managed to retain their original tranquil and authentic atmospheres, such as the one that plays host to the Selini Suites resort.

A beautifully quiet and sleepy little town, Kolymbari exudes old-fashioned coastal charm and has plenty on offer for curious tourists who have a yearning to do more than simply laze about on a beach, though this is also encouraged. Neatly contained within mountains and the Mediterranean, the town is understated and promotes the idea of experiencing the area like a local, which makes for a fascinating holiday.

Things to do in Kolymbia

Located just 1.5km from the centre of Kolymbari, the Selini Suites hotel makes for an ideal base for holiday exploration on foot. At the end of the short walk, through picturesque streets and along sea-view promenades, you’ll find opportunities to see the real Kolymbari, through the everyday activities of the locals. Tour an olive oil mill, enjoy a tasting at the local winery or hire a bicycle and take in the sights of the olive groves and pine forests, before heading to a family-run taverna for a seafood dinner to rival all others.

There’s a Friday market to enjoy, where you can pick up a host of locally produced goods and textiles, but if your need to shop can’t be satiated with a market alone, pop along to Chania, one of Crete’s retail centres.

A wonderful opportunity to see the real Crete, a holiday to Kolymbari places a great deal of importance on authentic experiences and will be impossible to forget.

Resort Summary

Kolymbari is a relaxation-seeker’s haven sandwiched between mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. If you opt for cheap holidays to Crete here, you’ll be hard pressed to find a spot where you can’t view the water. Most days are spent hiking up to serene spots surrounded by pine trees or stretching out on a sunbed with the water at your feet.

Many of the activities in Kolymbari – also written as Kolymvari – will get you up close and personal with the local way of living, with wine tastings at the town’s winery and tutorials on how the islanders make their famous olive oil. Plus there are snorkelling excursions in the nearby coral reefs, where you can meet the underwater locals.

And when you’re ready to branch out and see how the rest of Crete spends its days, you can hop on a bus and wind your way down to Chania, the island’s shopping and cultural hot-spot.