GK Beach Hotel - Crete

All that lies between the white-washed buildings of this charming hotel and a wide sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see are lush tropical gardens and a generous expanse of lawn. Add to this an inviting swimming pool, a beachfront taverna and bar and you have one of the most appealing properties in the Simpson portfolio. Our superb 2-bedroom family penthouse and 23 light and airy suites offer comfortable furnishings, delightful sea views and a relaxed pace of life that induces a wonderful sense of wellbeing. Breakfast is served every morning on the terrace by the swimming pool overlooking the beach where soft, deep sand is shaded by tamarind trees and slopes gently into shallow water. Relaxation comes in many forms and for those who enjoy being pampered, GK Beach offers a holistic range of calming treatments whilst Simpson Travel’s knowledgeable concierge service can arrange anything from a special celebration to a personalised itinerary for a full day of island exploration. Our dedicated minibus at the hotel is available for day trips and excursions and we strongly recommend a trip to the historic Venetian harbour of Chania, just a 25-minute drive away. Fringed by the magnificent White Mountains of western Crete, GK Beach Hotel is an ideal spot in spring and autumn for walkers and explorers to enjoy the delightful traditional inland villages, hardly changed for generations, whilst the local shops and restaurants in nearby Kalyves are a 20-minute stroll away. In peak weeks of the summer holidays, younger guests aged 5 to 11 can enjoy a complimentary range of children's activities courtesy of our Beach Life programme.  Please note Car hire is included on the following departure dates:
  • 4, 11, 18 May 2021
  • 28 September 2021
  • 5, 12, 19 October 2021
BEACH LIFE -  Beach life caters for children aged 5 to 11. In the school summer holidays, we make beach life a breeze with an inspiring programme of supervised activities sure to keep children aged 5-11 entertained. Held at our Bella Mare and GK Beach hotels, parents can kick back and unwind while the children make new friends and enjoy pool games, treasure hunts, movie nights and more under the expert supervision of our childcare team. The glorious beachfront setting is the perfect venue for a memorable family holiday where the grown-ups enjoy a little down time too; relax with a drink at the bar while the youngsters make a splash or join them out on the water and prove that youth is wasted on the young. BEACH LIFE IN BRIEF
  • Available in Crete from 6 July to 31 August for guests of GK Beach Hotel
  • A complimentary programme of supervised activities for children aged 5–11
  • Garden games and table-tennis available
  • No pre-booking required
  • Operates 5 days a week
  • Sample activities include T-shirt design, mocktail making, scavenger hunts, table football, arts and crafts, beach chill outs, pool games, table tennis, cookery and a movie night.

Good to know...

  • Weekly timetable of supervised activities run by fully-trained staff
  • No need to pre-book; register and sign up on arrival
  • Sessions last approximately 2 hours
  • Four activity sessions a week guaranteed (including one evening)
  • Additional sessions may be available on request
  • All activities subject to availability

GK Beach Hotel


  • Suites in three adjacent buildings – Hibiscus, Oleander, Bougainvillea
  • 6 ground floor suites (Bougainvillea)
  • 6 top floor suites (Bougainvillea)
  • 3 top floor junior suites (Hibiscus and Oleander)
  • 6 junior suites (Hibiscus and Oleander)
  • 2-bedroom Penthouse Suite (Oleander)
  • Oleander top floor suite
  • Oleander suite
  • Some Hibiscus and Oleander junior suites can be adapted to interconnect via the balconies
  • Two Hibiscus top floor junior suites can be adapted to interconnect via a large furnished terrace


  • Swimming pool 17.5m x 8m (depth 1.5m – 2.8m) for Simpson Travel guests only
  • Children's pool 4m x 2.5m (depth 0.5m)
  • Simpson Travel pool towels provided
  • Continental breakfast included and served daily at poolside bar
  • Poolside bar open until 10pm 7 days a week 
  • Lunches and snacks served 7 days a week until 5pm (6pm between 6 July and 15 September)
  • Poolside bar and taverna will give priority to GK guests at all times
  • WiFi available around pool area
  • All Bougainvillea suites include 2-ring hob and all Hibiscus and Oleander suites include a 1-ring hob
  • All suites include a fridge, kettle, Bluetooth speakers, safe, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, Korres bathroom products
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Massage room with treatments (payable locally) 
  • In Greece, a nominal visitor tax applies, known as the Overnight Stay Tax, which varies depending on the accommodation. During your stay at the GK Beach Hotel, €0.50 per night per suite must be paid locally in cash and will be collected either by the property owner or our local representative on their behalf

Simpson family extras

  • Beach Life programme of complimentary children's activities available between 6 July and 31 August
  • Nappies and Babywipes – order at least 7 days prior to departure for delivery to your room before you arrive

Dedicated Simpson Minibus

  • Our minibus at GK Beach offers comfortable transfers to some of the area’s leading attractions


  • GK taverna 1min walk
  • Tavernas 5min walk
  • Restaurants/tavernas/shops (Kalyves) 15-20min walk (some of this walk is along a road without a footpath) or 5min drive
  • Supermarket 5min walk
  • Kiliaris River 5min walk
  • Chania 25min drive
  • Lake Kournas 35min drive
  • Loutro via Chora Sfakion 1hr 10min drive followed by 30min boat trip or 15min sea taxi
  • Knossos 1hr 50min drive
  • Chania airport 45min drive
  • Heraklion airport 1hr 45min drive
From prices are per person sharing for 1 week
Including accommodation,  flights (inc. 1 hold bag per person), transfers or car hire unless otherwise stated, Welcome pack (if self-catering), Pre-departure & overseas concierge services. 
Prices start from £622
All prices and details are subject to change and availability, please check at the time of booking. Full ATOL protection.  Terms and conditions apply. Prices are for guidance.

Holiday Name : GK Beach Hotel 
Reference : STA