GK Beach Hotel Greece, Crete

All that lies between this delightful hotel’s white-washed buildings and the wide sandy beach, that stretches almost as far as the eye can see, are beautiful tropical gardens, palm trees and a lush green lawn. Add to this an inviting swimming pool and GK Beach Hotel’s own restaurant and bar and you have one of the finest beachside locations in the Simpson portfolio. Soft, deep sand is shaded by tamarind trees and slopes gently into shallow water.  Here the relaxed pace of life, combined with the more modern elements, induces a wonderful sense of peace and well-being.

This small intimate beachside hotel and its friendly owners, Yiannis and Katerina, take great pleasure in ensuring that guests experience the very best of Cretan hospitality.  All the 23 light and airy suites have delightful sea views with breakfast served every morning on the terrace by the swimming pool overlooking the beach.  GK's restaurant menu emphasises fresh local produce with many organic ingredients, some of which are harvested on their own land.

Fringed by the magnificent White Mountains of Western Crete, the GK Beach Hotel is an ideal spot in spring and autumn for walkers and explorers to enjoy the delightful traditional inland villages that have hardly changed for generations whilst the old historic Venetian harbour of Chania with its narrow streets is just a 25 minute drive whilst local shops and restaurants in nearby Kalyves are just a ten minute stroll away.

Relaxation comes in many forms and for those who enjoy being pampered, GK’s small Spa 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.


Car hire included for 2, 9, 16 May and 3, 10, 17, 24 October departures.

GK Beach Hotel – all accommodation:
  • 6 ground floor suites
  • 6 top floor suites
  • 3 top floor junior suites
  • 7 junior suites
  • Kolatsos suite
  • Suites in three buildings
  • Swimming pool 17.5m x 8m (depth 1.5m - 2.8m)
  • Children's pool 4m x 2.5m (depth 0.5m)
  • Massage room with treatments (payable locally)
  • Simpson Travel beach towels provided
  • Continental breakfast included and served daily at poolside bar
  • Poolside bar and restaurant serving lunches and evening meals (last orders 21:30 Jul/Aug/Sep and 20:30 May/Jun/Oct) The poolside bar and restaurant are open to non-residents, mid-August being the busiest period. The pool is for Simpson Travel guests only
  • Wifi available around pool area
  • Safe and hairdryer in each suite
  • Iron and ironing board in each suite
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
Ground Floor and Top Floor Suites:
  • 1 bedroom suite (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children under 16)
  • Open-plan living area with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Twin or double air-conditioned bedroom
  • Folding beds for children
  • Shower room
  • Sea-facing balcony
Top Floor Junior Suites and Junior Suites:
  • Junior suite (sleeps 2 adults and 1 child under 16)
  • Open-plan living/sleeping area with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Folding bed for child (Junior Suite only)
  • Shower room
  • Air-conditioned
  • Sea-facing balcony
Kolatsos Suite:
  • 1 bedroom suite (sleeps 2)
  • Open-plan air-conditioned living area with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Sleeping area with double bed
  • Shower room
  • Sea-facing balcony
  • GK Restaurant 1min walk
  • Tavernas 10min walk
  • Restaurants/shops (Kalyves) 15-20min walk or 5min drive
  • Supermarket 5min walk
  • Chania 25min drive
  • Chania airport 45min drive
  • Travelling with Simpson Travel is both seamless and effortless. Everything is of the highest quality and there is no need to worry as everything has been considered to make your holiday just as you would want. This was our fourth time experiencing Simpson Travel and we are looking forward to our next adventure. Mr Freeman - October 2016
  • We had a super holiday in Crete with superb accommodation and location and helpful and friendly staff. Mrs Wolfe - October 2016
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at GK Beach Hotel, we were well looked after by all the staff and we had a lovely relaxing holiday. We especially loved the situation of the hotel, right on the beach by the beautiful sea and a lovely pool as well. Perfect. Julia and Bruce McLernon Mrs McLernon - October 2016
  • We have just returned from our holiday at GK Beach, the second time we have visited this year. This is just about our perfect holiday. This is all thanks to the location, the facilities and in no small part, the people. We are always made to feel so welcome by the GK beach owners, staff and the Simpson representatives. We are already looking forward to returning next year. Mr Edwards - October 2016
  • Just had a week in Crete staying at the GK hotel near Chania. Our experience was positive from start to finish. The hotel lived up to our expectations in terms of service and food. It is a most attractive hotel with gardens set in a delightful location overlooking the wide mouth of Souda Bay and handy for local eating or trips to other parts of the island. Only downside in early October is that the sea and pool were pretty cold. Would definitely recommend Simpsons as a caring well run operation. Local reps were more than helpful and nothing was too much trouble for all the staff we met. Mrs Kirby - October 2016
  • The GK hotel is a very competent well run destination - the website pictures are accurate as is the description. Our room was bright and airy with wonderful sea view from the balcony. We especially liked the big fridge and kettle which enabled us to prepare a light lunch and as many teas and coffees as we have at home. The grounds and gardens are very well kept with the paths being washed down every morning. The nearby supermarket is very comprehensive and caters for locals., holiday makers and ex pats. We were very happy to eat in the hotel restaurant most evenings. The daily specials were imaginative and nicely served but you don't go to Crete expecting haut cuisine. We would especially recommend the juicy pork chops. Mr Soppet - September 2016
  • Our Simpson holiday suited us admirably-not five star blandness-just good quality comfort and enjoyment, and value for money. Mrs Roach - September 2016
  • A perfect place to stay,good size very comfortable,quiet and most convenient for lovely village life. safe swimming and super pool. Lady Davies - September 2016
  • The GK Beach hotel was an excellent property that met the need of all ages from young to old. Well done Simpson Travel. Mrs Stone - August 2016
  • Another wonderful holiday with Simpson. As always they were very helpful and provided a wonderful service. Have recommended them to all our friends. Their choice of hotels and attention to detail is second to none. Would not book with anyone else! Mrs McGarrigle - August 2016
  • We stayed at GK Beach Hotel for a week with our 9 year old daughter. This was a ideal holiday; the location was close to Kalives and Chania. We didn't have a car, purposefully, and were able to walk or get the bus (air-conditioned). However it was difficult to move away from the resort. This was a perfect combination of a great pool in wonderful surroundings, right on the beach. The sea was perfect; shallow, clear and safe with occasional days of waves, which were great fun. Soft sand and fantastic views. Walks along the beach are a must. A long and luxurious breakfast each day with a fantastic spread with many options for adults and children alike. There are a number of beachside tavernas within walking distance but the food and ambience at the GK Beach Hotel was hard to beat. Our daughter had a wonderful holiday spending with friends she met at the Hotel and again spent most of the time in the pool or at the beach. This holiday worked for us as a family, and we hope to return Mrs Spencer - August 2016
  • A perfect holiday thanks to Simpsons having thought of every little detail from start to finish so we didn't have to. The most relaxing holiday we've had as a family. Mrs Forsyth - August 2016
  • We have just returned from our second visit to GK Beach Hotel, and have yet again had a fabulous holiday. The Simpson personnel on site work very hard to make sure that nothing is too much trouble, and that guests have a wonderful relaxing holiday. The owners of the hotel, bar and restaurant staff are friendly, efficient and welcoming. We'll definitely be back! The Marshall family, August 2016 Mrs Marshall - August 2016
  • Very professional in approach where required yet friendly and informal in manner throughout. Perfect balance for a travel company. Mrs Gordon - July 2016
  • GK is the perfect place for an easy,lazy relaxing holiday. The hotel is beautifully designed with lovely decor and spacious surroundings. My apartment style room was extremely well equipped with fridge and simple cooking facilities,a large sea facing balcony and a very comfortable bed also facing the sea,you hardly wanted to leave it in the mornings! Breakfast was sumptuous described as continental but there were always several hot items on hand. Wonderful fresh fruit and yoghurt ,home made honey also fresh eggs, ham, cheese and sweet pastries along with all the other things,great bacon too! The restaurant open for dinner served a variety of tasty food including daily local specials which were a treat. The hotel opens onto gardens then the restaurant ,bar area ,pool and finally the sea. A lovely bay,sandy beach with a breeze which was a welcome relief from the heat. It was a real treat that there was always a choice of sun beds and umbrellas on the beach and by the pool plenty for everyone and more. It's easy and lovely to do nothing there but there are tavernas to walk to and the village of Kalyves to visit by foot also some walks in the countryside from there.Also the beautiful city of Chania is a distinct pleasure to stroll around and lookout the stunning architecture. Having been on other Simpson holidays i think i'm safe to say that the people you meet on them are invariably friendly,charming and interesting as are the reps. Thank you again Simpson Travel! Miss Denham - July 2016
  • We booked Simpson travel this year following our Simpson experience in 2014 in Kalkan. The GK Beach Resort was recommended by some other guests in Kalkan and we were not disappointed. It provided the perfect family holiday blend that meant we all had a wonderful time. We have already recommended Simpson Travel to numerous people without hesitation.Who doesn't like good old fashioned service? Well done, keep up the good work. Mr Evans - July 2016
  • Absolutely perfect holiday with our family! Most beautiful location on the beach- safe and friendly and happy times. Thank you! Mrs Paskins - July 2016
  • Simpson Travel provided excellent, professional service from the beginning to the end of our holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at home or at the resort and were extremely friendly and helpful. Mr Worthy - June 2016
  • GK is a haven of tranquility. A gem . Cedar Bay... What a location! Fantastic villa . Great staff . Once again well done Simpson. Sue and Tim Treweeks (King) Mrs King - June 2016
  • We return every year to spend an idyllic Simpsons holiday at GK Hotel in Kalives, Crete. The Simpson team ,Harvey, Sarah and Anne, provide an excellent service , the accommodation is comfortable and in a beautiful setting and all the staff are welcoming and friendly. Mr McClelland - June 2016
  • The GK Beach Hotel was absolutely delightful. We echo the comments of previous reviewers. An example of the brilliant service was the fact that our flight was delayed and we didn't arrive at the Hotel until 10 pm, but the chef had stayed on and still offered us the full dinner menu. On our last day, our departure taxi wasn't due until 5 pm, but we were kindly offered the use of a room until 5 pm, which meant we could have another glorious day lounging by the pool. Mrs Dowing - June 2016
  • A great service from Simpson's again. Our holiday lived up to our expectations. It's great to know you really do get what is advertised and really feel that all of their staff care and are genuinely committed to giving you a good holiday. Thank you. Mrs Andrews - June 2016
  • We had a wonderful holiday with Simpson Travel. The staff from booking to staying at our hotel could not have been more helpful. They were all truly exceptional and worked well as a team. A heartfelt thank you for all your help and kindness. Mrs Huntriss - June 2016
  • We have just returned from our second holiday with Simpson Travel and would thoroughly recommend the high quality of their hotels and the excellent service provided by all connected with them. Mr Watney - June 2016
  • Excellent hotel; immaculate rooms and service; exceeded expectations. Thanks to all the staff. Mrs Coleman - June 2016
  • Once again two very lovely weeks at the GK and I start this review by thanking again ALL the staff for making our holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as it was. The beachside location is fabulous. Lovely views all around, very peaceful and relaxing. There are plenty of sun beds by the pool and the beach. The pool is one of the best I have ever seen, very inviting but so is the sea! Our suite (7M) was lovely providing stunning views to both the front (beach) and the back (White Mountains). Just a few minutes stroll along the beach road to the supermarket and a bit further on, which is flat and easy, into the town of Kalyves. We ate delicious food and drank good quality Cretan wine at GK, thanks to Dimitri and others who are clearly wonders in the kitchen. Will definitely return. Mrs Barr - June 2016
  • Seamless travel, superior setting right on the quiet beach, huge pool to plop into in the early mornings, bar and food available all helpful patient staff... GK in Crete is the closest thing to paradise we've found. Ms Howell - May 2016
  • GK Beach is a perfect spot for a quiet and relaxing break away from the hustle of hoards of tourists that some other resorts attract. Yiannis and Katrina have established a really beautiful hotel here in Kalyves, and the efficiency and friendliness of their staff, and warmth of welcome that you receive means that you feel at home from the minute you arrive. The Simpsons team is a quiet and reassuring presence at GK Beach and with their local knowledge and willingness to help you can be assured that no request is ever too much trouble. The fact that so many of the guests that we met during our stay were either returning guests to GK Beach, or loyal Simpsons customers who have travelled to other properties or resorts in their portfolio, is testament to the consistency and service that you might expect from a quality travel company. We are already planning our next holiday with Simpson. Tracy & Jim Demetri Ms Demetri - May 2016
  • Fabulous week at the GK Beach Hotel, beautiful location, friendly efficient staff, wonderfully comfortable and 'Low Key'. A place to really relax! Thankyou Simpson! Mrs Stewart-Davies - May 2016
  • The GK Beach Hotel is a fantastic, friendly, family-run hotel. It is not too big and retains the personal touch. It is spotlessly clean, the suites are comfortable and well-thought out and the situation is just about perfect. I cannot rate the staff highly enough. As we are not great fans of sunbathing and swimming, we had the use of a car for our whole holiday and, once used to Cretan driving habits, we explored widely and found Crete to be interesting on so many levels. I can honestly say that my husband and I had the best holiday of our lives there. Mrs McCullagh - May 2016
  • This was our first trip to the GK Beach Hotel in Crete. The quality of service from the Simpson's Travel prior to departure was excellent and the Hotel exceeded our expectations. The staff were were extremely friendly and efficient, the food extremely good and the whole environment enabled a wonderfully relaxed holiday. The Hotel owners created a fabulous holiday experience for all their guests. The onsite Simpson's reps were also very helpful and friendly; they suggested things to do and organised excursions which ran like clock work. We hope to return to the GK Beach Hotel again and would definitely recommend it to others who are seeking a more personalised holiday experience. Jenny Hudson Mrs Hudson - May 2016
  • We loved the GK Beach Hotel - superb location and very friendly staff. Also Simpsons' staff provide absolutely the right level of assistance at the hotel and airport. Mrs Greenland - October 2015
  • We have just returned from our second visit to GK Beach this year and our fourth visit since 2013. We think GK Beach is just about our perfect place, ideal location, comfortable facilities, welcoming and friendly people. We have already booked our next trip and we can't wait to get back. Mr Edwards - October 2015
  • First time of using Simpson travel and we are very satisfied customers. Whole experience was pleasant and relaxing. We will definitely recommend you to our friends. Mrs Jenkins - October 2015
  • At last we have found a company that takes you to the real Greece, but in comfort. Can't wait to use Simpsons again. Mrs Gosden - September 2015
  • This was a returning holiday and we were hoping for time to relax and unwind after a busy time at work. We are happy to say that the lovely, small GK hotel, beautiful location, fresh local food and excellent staff helped us achieve that. Thank you. Ms Gawne - September 2015
  • Fantastic holiday... Simpson's made everything so very easy - thank you! Mrs Riley - September 2015
  • A really great hotel on at a fantastic location. You will be sure of a warm welcome. Mrs Davies - September 2015
  • Gk beach is in an idyllic setting right on the beach,with no noise around, and just a pleasant 20 min stroll into the town and local tavernas, what more could you want, have been 4 times and wil be back Mrs Baker - September 2015
  • Just spent a week at the GK Hotel near Kalyves in Crete perfect location on the beach. Excellent service and accommodation. Quiet and relaxing at this time of the year. Mr Williams - September 2015
  • This was our first time for Crete and with Simpson Travel. Our holiday was superb in every respect from being met at the airport and the standard of cleaning in the rooms to being waved off at the end. The hotel was quiet with stunning balcony views over the bay. The guests were all from the UK. Our first floor suite was clean, bright and the very quiet air-conditioning made the hot nights comfortable. The communal areas were all outside in meticulously maintained gardens. These included a well-stocked bar (you must have the local chilled draught beer served in ice-cold glasses), a covered but otherwise open-air restaurant serving good basic food with the option of a local special for the more adventurous, a fabulous deep swimming pool and private beach sun bed area immediately in front of the restaurant. The service from all the staff was excellent. Breakfast included fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-sourced honey along with a cooked option of eggs and either local sausages or surprisingly tasty bacon and of course, breads and Cretan coffee. All in all, this was a great holiday for us and just what we needed. Mrs Smerdon - September 2015
  • Another lovely stay at the GK Beach Hotel. It was great to see friends we have met at GK over the years. Chania is beautiful and Kalives remains a very friendly village with an excellent choice of tavernas - John & Mary Millward Mrs Millward - September 2015
  • Simpson deliver what they promise on the "jar". Mr Harper - September 2015
  • A great location with beach less than 2 minutes from bedroom. Staff friendly and food delightful- Cretian salad a must! Great to have no TV or phone in the room which was overlooking the seashore. Mr Lee - September 2015
  • I would recommend the GK beach hotel in Kylveses as we had a very enjoyable time Dr Hughes - September 2015
  • We stayed with friends at the GK Beach Hotel for a week in September. From start to finish we were treated with efficiency and friendliness by all. The hotel was literally steps from a glorious beach, had a super pool area and excellent staff. The room was large and recently modernised with everything you could need for a beach holiday. The balcony was a good size and the view stunning. Food at breakfast and lunch was very good but in the evening we preferred to walk out to a good selection of local tavernas. Harvey, the Simpson Rep was excellent, suggesting places to go, bus times, arranging taxis etc We would certainly return. Mrs Williams - September 2015
  • Simpson Travel are definitely the best tour operator we have used to date and would thoroughly recommend them-their attention to detail is second to none. The GK Beach Club in Crete is excellent and worth a visit. Mr Taylor - August 2015
  • Everything we'd hoped for is here. There's no need to seek out other restaurants - the food is delicious, setting is 'picture-perfect' and relaxing. The room is light and airy with plenty of space, comfy chairs, beds, & excellent bathroom. A memorable and enjoyable stay Mrs Luzio - August 2015
  • Having now been to 10 or more different destinations with Simpsons, we have found that the accommodation, service and attention to detail have been excellent every time. Mr Honour - August 2015
  • Our family holiday at GK Beach hotel was just amazing. We wanted a family holiday where we could really relax and Simpson Travel took care of everything. The accommodation was brilliant with the pool and beach literally a few steps from our door. The service both from GK and from Simpson travel was spot on. Thank you SO much, we will definitely be back. Mrs George - July 2015
  • We had a wonderful stay at the GK Beach hotel. Both the hotel staff and Simpsons representatives were very helpful and made the whole holiday an ease. Definitely a return booking is in our thoughts already! Thank you to all the team for an excellent 'away from it all' holiday! Mrs Edwards - July 2015
  • Simply the best holiday we have ever had. Everything about it was perfect - we had not been abroad for a decade and our children (10 and 8) had never been out of the UK so we were a little apprehensive but you made the whole experience so easy. We cannot wait to return. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Mrs Merry - July 2015
  • We have travelled with Simpsons for the last 8 years and although we return to the same place each year every year it gets better ! Mr O'Connor - July 2015
  • GK Beach Hotel and travelling with Simpson travel was great. We really enjoyed our holiday - and we could not have got more help and more friendly people. All the guests as well as the reps were wonderful in helping us, booking restaurants and helping with taxis. We travelled with Simpson last year to Corsica, this year to Crete and I am pretty certain we would come back for more on our next family holiday come 2016! Thank you for helping us have a super time and a super holiday! Mrs Marett - July 2015
  • Our second visit to GK Beach was as much a pleasure as our first. Indeed, most of our fellow holidaymakers appeared to be returning visitors, which is a recommendation in itself. Excellent, friendly service, good facilities and a beach on the doorstep make it a great family destination. Next time we will just have to make more of an effort to drag ourselves away from the comfort of the hotel to visit some of the rest of Crete! Mr Barnett - July 2015
  • The high level of service, attention to detail and continual quest for improvement set by Yannis & Katerina ably assisted by Harvey and the team make our trips to the GK such a relaxing and pleasant experience. Brian & Dawn Mr Sharp - June 2015
  • Simpsons travel have mastered the art of doing 100 things 1% better to provide a memorable holiday experience ! Mr Rutland - June 2015
  • Fabulous, relaxing holiday from the minute you set foot! We enjoyed morning walks along the beach, trip to Chania, fantastic service from all staff at hotel and Simpson Travel. We also enjoyed a very good massage from Stelios! The food at GK is fabulous and is very good at all the other places we tried. Sorry to be leaving, but hope to be back! Mr Maenami - June 2015
  • Another excellent holiday, each year we think this is the best but each year you surpass our expectations and improve. Thanks to the Simpsons team Harvey Anne and Sarah who were excellent as ever ensuring that every need was catered for ,a truly wonderful team. an asset to the Simpson family . Also a big thank you to Giannis & Katerina at GK for their hard work,warm welcome and for employing such lovely staff, our home from home with our adopted greek family. We leave behind our hearts but take home wonderful memories this year and look forward to returning next year. Sue and Joe ( Sifi ) Mr Field - June 2015
  • GK Kalives Crete is our favourite destination with Simpsons. It is in a beautiful location and under excellent management. Mr McClelland - June 2015
  • Our holiday at the GK Beach Hotel in Crete was excellent, the travel arrangements worked well. The staff at the hotel gave an excellent service and the location was superb. We really enjoyed being able to just relax with the pool and the adjacent beach with the sound of the waves every time we opened the door to our balcony. A lovely hotel with a decent restaurant friendly staff and good food served in a lovely setting. The Simpson staff were professional and very helpful having a good knowledge of the area. We would highly recommend the holiday and hope that we will have the opportunity to return. Mr Newington-Wise - June 2015
  • Venues that are carefully selected, backed by customer service and support that goes far beyond simple customer satisfaction, ensures that Simpson Travel add real value to your holiday experience. Mr Wood - May 2015
  • Just returned from a lovely, relaxing holiday in Calyves, Crete and would highly recommend both the venue and Simpsons. The room was kept very clean and was spacious with lovely view of the private beach. The area is quiet and uncommercialised which was exactly as it was sold to us and it lived up to expectations. Anyone that wants to unwind and relax in beautiful surroundings would be happy here - we had thought this type of holiday was a thing of the past and the local tavernas are walking distance from the hotel and the food served was of high standard. No loud music played anywhere-bliss! Mrs McCall - May 2015
  • GK Beach Hotel, stunning location, extra friendly small hotel on the beach. Wonderful breakfast and very friendly owner and staff, will go again. Mrs Norman - May 2015
  • Excellent service and advice. Everyone from the office to the hotel all took a personal interest in ensuring that we had as good a time as possible. We would certainly use Simpson's again. Mr Slater - May 2015
  • We are delighted to say that GK Beach Hotel and the Simpson personnel lived up to all our expectations and we cannot fault them in any respect. Our thanks to you all for a wonderful holiday. Mrs Kelly - May 2015
  • Within one of the documents in our room I noted with interest your original values ... "down the road less traveled, not necessarily luxurious but always special". Actually, those few words describe exactly our wonderful, beautiful holiday at the GK Beach Hotel. Thank you. Mr Charles - September 2014
  • We had a two centre holiday in Crete at the GK Beach Hotel and in Arosmari Village in Vamos. Our enjoyment was greatly enhanced by the excellence of the Simpson staff whose service and support were superb. Both locations were beautiful and meals and accommodation were of a a high standard. We thoroughly recommend Simpson Travel. Mr Beach - September 2014
  • This was our first time travelling with Simpson Travel and also the first time at the GK Beach Hotel. I have to say that travelling with Simpson Travel is a whole new experience. Having initially spoken to the very knowledgeable sales team, I was in no doubt that we had made the right decision in not only travelling with Simpson's, but also our choice of the GK Beach Hotel, which was absolutely brilliant in every way. In addition, having Simpson travel team on hand at all times was very comforting. I simply cannot fault anything in the whole process. It was the little details which made the difference, demonstrating Simpson's extremely strong, effective and sincere customer service. I would have absolutely no doubt in recommending Simpson Travel to anyone. Many thanks to all the team at Simpson's. Mr Buck - September 2014
  • We have just returned from the GK Beach Hotel on Crete and cannot praise it highly enough. The hotel owners - Yiannis and Katerina, along with Simpson Travel Representative - Harvey, and the outstanding staff team were just so welcoming, thoughtful and attentive throughout our holiday. They all worked incredibly hard to ensure that we had a lovely and relaxing stay.The hotel is in a beautiful setting with carefully tended gardens, pool and shady seating areas, adjacent to a quiet sandy beach. We very much enjoyed swimming in the sea, lazing on the beach loungers under the parasols and some fantastic walks through orange and olive groves to some of the smaller villages in the foothills of the White Mountains. One particular highlight was watching terrapins as we walked along the banks of a nearby river. We enjoyed some delicious meals (and wine) in the restaurant, always fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared and cooked - and a plentiful buffet breakfast - the best we have ever experienced in a hotel. We were continually impressed by the high standard of care, thought and attention to detail that has been so lovingly given to all aspects of this very special small hotel. An absolute gem. Mrs Field - September 2014
  • Just returned from a wonderful holiday at GK Beach Hotel on Crete. The accommodation and standard of rooms, cleanliness, linen quality of food and service was excellent. Nothing was a problem and any request was acted upon / resolved immediately. Throughout the holiday, it felt relaxed, friendly and almost part of the family. This was our first time using Simpson Travel but will not be our last Mr Parkin - September 2014
  • We had a great holiday with Simpson. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. Good Service all round. Mrs Chevreau - September 2014
  • An excellent holiday. This was our third visit to GK in Crete and it gets better every time. Fellow guests were most pleasant. Usual Simpson first class service from all their staff. Thank you. Mr Newman - September 2014
  • Enjoyed our holiday at GK especially meeting up with old friends, Babis at the bar is a real bonus. Mrs Kipping - August 2014
  • The GK beach is the perfect place to completely relax and unwind. The owners and staff are welcoming and great fun, and Harvey and his team are just amazing. We cannot recommend it highly enough. Mr Meyrick - August 2014
  • The whole holiday experience shows great attention to detail reflecting a company that clearly knows the travel business. Ms Sammon - August 2014
  • Wonderful family holiday in a superb location. Simpsons Travel looked after us every step of the way. Thank you! Mrs Mackay - July 2014
  • A delightful location, fabulous service and a very restful holiday Ms Williamson - July 2014
  • A very relaxing holiday from start to end due to Simpsons organisation. Beautiful hotel and beach with sunbeds on the beach for Simpsons guests only. Reps were very friendly and helpful but never bothered us. Overall excellent service throughout the week. Mrs Johnson - July 2014
  • A really fantastic family holiday - The GK Beach Hotel ticked every box and we all had a great time - very much hope to return, perhaps next year. Mrs Richardson - July 2014
  • A very relaxing family break - the boys (6 and 8) enjoyed the beach and the pool - the parents enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the spacious family room and having everything we needed for a relaxing family holiday right on the doorstep. We would certainly consider returning next year. Mr Barnett - July 2014
  • We have just returned from 14 days at GK Hotel Crete. This was our first trip with Simpsons but after this holiday it will not be the last. We will now be expecting the Simpson high standard where ever we go. Excellent all round. Thank you. Frank Winslett Mr Winslett - June 2014
  • We had an excellent time at the GK Beach Hotel Crete, the location is superb, and the service at the Hotel is second to none, we will certainly be returning next year Mr Jackson - June 2014
  • Another Simpson success !! As always, exceptional service from all the Simpson staff and we cannot recommend the company highly enough. Mr Potter - June 2014
  • The service extended by Simpson Travel, from first booking to final departure and return home is truly excellent, with nothing too much trouble, made possible by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff and reps. We have been on several different locations with Simpson Travel, and each one has had that something special. Mr Symondson - June 2014
  • This was the perfect holiday for us in the perfect location. The hotel and all the staff couldn't be faulted. Everything was beautifully organised and the transfers to and from the airport worked like clockwork. We have very happy memories of a lovely two weeks in the sun. We would have no hesitation in recommending both the hotel and Simpson Travel. Mrs Parslow - June 2014
  • For me the purpose of this holiday was total relaxation to recharge my batteries after a very difficult few months & when I saw the GK hotel on line it looked just perfect - and it was! From the ease of booking - talking to someone who had been there many times - to the arrival in Crete & the quick transfer to the hotel where someone was waiting to greet us & take us straight to our room, it all went very smoothly. The hotel was just what I had hoped for & I relaxed from the moment we arrived & all the staff made us so welcome - it was just glorious - no rushing out to put towels on beds as there were plenty, or any type of stress at all. Just sheer rest & relaxation!! Getting up occasionally to get something from the bar of course or to visit Stellios in the spa for a wonderful massage. Can't wait to go back! Mrs Cummings - May 2014
  • Superb location, excellent hotel, very friendly staff - we will return. Mr Garratt - May 2014
  • A-M-A-Z-I-N-G I usually never write reviews on anything but this time I just could not stop myself. We stayed at the GK Beach Hotel in October 2013 and the entire trip was faultless. We have used Simpson Travel before on a trip to Corsica and were very pleased with the service. However this time it was even better. The attention to detail was excellent for example the correct child seating set ups in the airport transfers. I especially like the fact the presence of their Representatives is known but never felt. Now on to the Hotel itself, words cannot describe how tranquil this place is. The staff felt like family by the time we left. The owners were so incredibly hospitable it was like they had invited us into their home. The actual setting is idyllic, on the beach, by the pool in a few steps, the view from the restaurant/bar area is unsurpassable. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, I could live off the Greek yoghurt and homemade honey. The rooms were perfect set up. Plus the cleaners were excellent, everyday the rooms were cleaned to a high standard, to the point of carefully arranging the kid's toys in a playful position on the beds. All in all, I cannot be anymore positive about GK Beach Hotel! I cannot wait to go back one day and that is saying something as I never usually want to go back to the same holiday destination! There are loads more great things I could write about, Kalyves, Simpson and GK but I am getting RSI in my fingers. Ms Wahed - October 2013
  • The service from the initial contact to arrival back home was outstanding, don't hesitate book with Simpson Travel. Mrs Barker - October 2013
  • GK is an elegant resort ideally situated on a lovely beach. The manager Harvey and his staff are very helpful. We had a wonderful time and hope to return again one day. Mrs Edwards - October 2013
  • We spent a relaxing week at GK Crete which exceded our expectations. The staff and every aspect of the hotel were excellent. Thankyou Mr Wisdom - September 2013
  • We have just returned home from our holiday at GK Beach which provided a perfect location for relaxing with that personal service that we like. We met some really interesting people who were good company and we are both already looking forward to returning next year. Mr Edwards - September 2013
  • If you want a holiday to remember with excellent destinations,accomodation and attention to detail then look no further ,Simpson Travel is great!! Mr Birch - September 2013
  • Perfectly tailored holidays in perfect locations. You need look no further. Mr Evans - September 2013
  • Just what we were expecting and hoping for Mrs Tanner - September 2013
  • Our Simpson holiday lived up to all Our expectations and more. We met some very nice people both other guests and staff alike. A holiday to remember. Mrs Burns - September 2013
  • Every employee from the Manager to the Cleaner was friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend this resort to friends. Mr Smith - September 2013
  • Another lovely holiday at the GK Beach Hotel. Will definitely be returning next year. Mrs Millward - September 2013
  • GK Beach is relaxing holiday in a wonderful location - right on a lovely quiet sandy beach. Such a friendly place that we look forward to returning to year after year. Mrs Weare - September 2013
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Treatments (details below)    
Classic Partial-Body Massage 30 min           £30
Classic Full-Body Massage  60 min           £50
Deep Tissue/Sports Massage 30 min           £30
Deep Tissue/Sports Massage     60 min           £50
Hot Stones Massage 60 min           £60
Reflexology 15 min           £20
Head Massage 30 min           £30
3 x 30min therapies             £70
2 x 60min therapies             £85
3 x 60min therapies             £120

* Treatments are only available to those over 18 years of age.


  • Classic Partial-Body Massage  - relaxing massage for feet and legs, or neck, back and shoulders, using essential oils to release muscle tension
  • Classic Full-Body Massage - relaxing massage to stimulate blood circulation and relax muscles using essential oils
  • Deep Tissue or Sports Massage - specialised massage applied to specific body tissue prone to damage and injuries; massage aimed at increasing flexibility, strength and endurance limits; ideal for guests wishing to receive medium to deep pressure
  • Hot Stone Massage - helps to reduce stress and eliminate muscle stiffness resulting in detoxification and body revitalisation; stones have significant geomagnetic properties of thermal conductivity and are high in iron and magnesium
  • Reflexology - an alternative medicine, a holistic therapy based on the existence of reflex body points using special techniques of pressure, movement and massage, good circulation can be achieved reducing tension, relieving the body of toxins and improving nerve function
  • Head Rejuvenation - massage to relax muscles to release subcutaneous connective tissue which when relaxed and healthy is refilled with water resulting in skin hydration. The face becomes clean and transparent in appearance and the skin becomes more elastic whilst also relieving headaches, migraines, insomnia and cervical syndrome. This method of massage aims to balance facial expression and offers relaxation and wellbeing.  

N.B.  The massage room at GK Beach Hotel is air-conditioned.

  No of people 4 April 11 April 18 April 25 April
Junior Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May
Junior Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 855pp 1,170pp 882pp 1,218pp 915pp 1,349pp 1,007pp 1,401pp 1,066pp 1,469pp
3 713pp 923pp 732pp 955pp 754pp 1,043pp 833pp 1,096pp 881pp 1,150pp
  No of people 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 June
Junior Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,058pp 1,473pp 1,075pp 1,497pp 1,086pp 1,527pp 1,109pp 1,565pp
3 867pp 1,144pp 878pp 1,160pp 886pp 1,179pp 901pp 1,205pp
  No of people 4 July 11 July 18 July 25 July
Junior Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,132pp 1,618pp 1,171pp 1,710pp 1,240pp 1,860pp 1,283pp 1,901pp
3 916pp 1,240pp 943pp 1,302pp 988pp 1,402pp 1,025pp 1,438pp
  No of people 1 August 8 August 15 August 22 August 29 August
Junior Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,283pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,283pp 1,901pp 1,283pp 1,777pp 1,120pp SOLD
3 1,025pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,025pp 1,438pp 1,025pp 1,355pp 909pp SOLD
  No of people 5 September 12 September 19 September 26 September
Junior Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,047pp 1,387pp 984pp 1,219pp
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 859pp 1,086pp 818pp 975pp
  No of people 3 October 10 October 17 October 24 October
Junior Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 943pp 1,280pp 932pp 1,253pp 910pp 1,236pp 910pp SOLD
3 772pp 997pp 765pp 979pp 750pp 967pp 750pp SOLD

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.
  No of people 4 April 11 April 18 April 25 April
Junior Suite Top Floor 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May
Junior Suite Top Floor 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 June
Junior Suite Top Floor 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 4 July 11 July 18 July 25 July
Junior Suite Top Floor 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,165pp 1,676pp 1,205pp 1,777pp 1,284pp 1,942pp 1,329pp 1,984pp
  No of people 1 August 8 August 15 August 22 August 29 August
Junior Suite Top Floor 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,329pp 1,984pp 1,329pp 1,984pp 1,329pp 1,984pp 1,329pp 1,839pp 1,143pp SOLD
  No of people 5 September 12 September 19 September 26 September
Junior Suite Top Floor 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 3 October 10 October 17 October 24 October
Junior Suite Top Floor 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 971pp 1,324pp 959pp 1,302pp 943pp 1,289pp 943pp SOLD

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.
  No of people 4 April 11 April 18 April 25 April
Ground Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May
Ground Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 888pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 932pp 1,408pp 1,063pp 1,545pp 1,179pp 1,580pp
3 735pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 765pp 1,082pp 871pp 1,192pp 956pp 1,223pp
4 661pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 683pp 922pp 774pp 1,015pp 845pp 1,045pp
  No of people 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 June
Ground Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,075pp 1,497pp 1,086pp 1,546pp 1,132pp 1,603pp 1,154pp 1,651pp
3 878pp 1,160pp 886pp 1,192pp 916pp 1,231pp 931pp 1,263pp
4 780pp 991pp 786pp 1,015pp 808pp 1,044pp 820pp 1,068pp
  No of people 4 July 11 July 18 July 25 July
Ground Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,188pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,397pp 2,107pp
3 954pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,102pp 1,575pp
4 837pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 954pp 1,309pp
  No of people 1 August 8 August 15 August 22 August 29 August
Ground Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,397pp 2,107pp 1,397pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,397pp 1,916pp 1,160pp 1,623pp
3 1,102pp 1,575pp 1,102pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,102pp 1,448pp 935pp 1,244pp
4 954pp 1,309pp 954pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 954pp 1,213pp 823pp 1,054pp
  No of people 5 September 12 September 19 September 26 September
Ground Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,149pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,029pp 1,273pp
3 928pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 848pp 1,010pp
4 817pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 757pp 879pp
  No of people 3 October 10 October 17 October 24 October
Ground Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 965pp 1,315pp 954pp 1,293pp 937pp 1,279pp 937pp SOLD
3 787pp 1,020pp 779pp 1,005pp 768pp 996pp 768pp SOLD
4 699pp 876pp 694pp 865pp 685pp 858pp 685pp SOLD

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.
  No of people 4 April 11 April 18 April 25 April
1st Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May
1st Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 899pp 1,245pp 932pp 1,289pp 954pp SOLD 1,098pp 1,584pp 1,190pp 1,619pp
3 743pp 973pp 765pp 1,002pp 779pp SOLD 894pp 1,218pp 964pp 1,249pp
4 666pp 841pp 683pp 863pp 694pp SOLD 791pp 1,035pp 850pp 1,064pp
  No of people 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 June
1st Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,109pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,165pp 1,681pp
3 901pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 939pp 1,282pp
4 797pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 825pp 1,083pp
  No of people 4 July 11 July 18 July 25 July
1st Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,211pp 1,792pp 1,296pp 1,930pp 1,374pp SOLD 1,421pp SOLD
3 969pp 1,356pp 1,026pp 1,448pp 1,078pp SOLD 1,117pp SOLD
4 848pp 1,138pp 891pp 1,208pp 930pp SOLD 965pp SOLD
  No of people 1 August 8 August 15 August 22 August 29 August
1st Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD 1,421pp SOLD 1,421pp 2,149pp 1,421pp 1,957pp 1,183pp SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD 1,117pp SOLD 1,117pp 1,603pp 1,117pp 1,475pp 950pp SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD 965pp SOLD 965pp 1,329pp 965pp 1,234pp 834pp SOLD
  No of people 5 September 12 September 19 September 26 September
1st Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 3 October 10 October 17 October 24 October
1st Floor Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 987pp 1,350pp 976pp 1,333pp 965pp 1,324pp 965pp SOLD
3 802pp 1,044pp 794pp 1,032pp 787pp 1,026pp 787pp SOLD
4 710pp 894pp 705pp 885pp 699pp 881pp 699pp SOLD

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.
  No of people 4 April 11 April 18 April 25 April
Kolatsos Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May
Kolatsos Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 June
Kolatsos Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 4 July 11 July 18 July 25 July
Kolatsos Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,307pp 1,912pp 1,341pp 1,949pp 1,351pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
  No of people 1 August 8 August 15 August 22 August 29 August
Kolatsos Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 5 September 12 September 19 September 26 September
Kolatsos Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
  No of people 3 October 10 October 17 October 24 October
Kolatsos Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,031pp 1,430pp 1,031pp SOLD

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.

The 3 and 4 person prices for GK Beach Hotel are for under 16s only. 

Property EOT Licences: 1042K122K2566201, 1042K123K2613301, 1042K123K2705501

If applicable, car hire category included in price is as follows:

For those flying into Chania Airport:

2-3 guests 1 Group C
4 guests 1 Group D
5 guests 1 Group E
6 guests 2 Group C
7 guests 1 Group C and 1 Group D
8 guests 2 Group D

For those flying into Heraklion Airport:

2-3 guests 1 Group C
4-5 guests 1 Group D
6 guests 2 Group C
7 guests 1 Group C and 1 Group D
8 guests 2 Group D


Booking Conditions


  • Prices are in pounds sterling and are per person
  • Accommodation only for the guests named on your invoice (including breakfast where stated if you are staying in a hotel)
  • Return economy flights from the UK to your destination (flight supplements may be applicable depending on availability)
  • Government and local taxes, excluding visa charges
  • An air-conditioned car or return transfers, as specified in the property details
  • The assistance of our local representative overseas
  • Simpson information book in your accommodation


  • Any breakages, damage, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts incurred during your stay
  • Visas
  • Holiday travel insurance
  • Twin-centre holidays: a £15-100 per person administration fee is applicable which will include all middle transfers

Full protection is guaranteed when you book a package with us. Our holidays are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under the Air Tour Organisers Licence (ATOL Licence 5858) and by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA Membership W5698).

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. Should you wish to check their advice or information about the destination you are travelling to, please visit their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en or call 020 7008 1500.

For most of our self-catering accommodation we are able to offer accommodation only prices (excluding flights, car hire and transfers). Restrictions may apply at certain times of the year.

Children aged 2-11 years are eligible for concessions of between 5%-25% of the holiday price. This is offered at most of our self-catering properties depending on departure dates. High season dates are excluded. Two full paying adults must be travelling in order for child discounts to apply. For further information please call our sales consultants.

There is a charge of £75 per infant (under 2 years) on all our holidays. Travel cots and highchairs are provided free of charge in our self-catering properties, however, some hotels may charge for these items and we will advise you of any extra costs at the time of booking. Many hotels offer reduced rates for children if they share the same room as their parents.

In order to allow you to co-ordinate your holiday arrangements with friends and family, in many cases we are able to hold an option for up to 24 hours before confirming your booking.

In order to confirm your booking a deposit of £225 per person is required unless you are booking accommodation only in which case 30% of the total holiday cost is required. However, if we need to buy in flight seats especially for your booking, we will ask you to pay a higher deposit to include the cost of the flights. This payment is non-refundable. The balance payment for your holiday should be paid at least 10 weeks prior to your departure. We accept most debit cards and credit cards, and personal cheques. All payments made by credit card will be subject to a 1.25% charge* reflecting our incurred costs. (*American Express is subject to a 2% charge.) Multi-centre holidays incur a £15-100 per person administration fee.

Please familiarise yourself with our full booking terms including our cancellation policy here.

It is compulsory that all our guests have comprehensive travel insurance and we will need full details of your policy at the time of booking or before you travel.

Your travel documents are available to download and print 2 weeks prior to departure provided you have paid in full, completed and submitted Advanced Passenger Information and car hire details (if applicable). Please note if you are travelling with Ryan Air you will only be able to download your boarding passes approximately 7 days before departure due to the airline's check-in requirements. Should you prefer to receive your documents by post, please ask us at the time of booking.

It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid passport and any necessary visas. EU citizens do not need a visa to travel to Greece. If you are a non-EU citizen then you should check with your own embassy for the entry/re-entry requirements necessary for your journey. Children not on an accompanying parent’s passport before October 1998 are now required to hold their own passport if they are under 16 years. If you do not have a passport, it is recommended to apply at least 6 weeks before your holiday. Passports should be valid for 6 months after your return date.

Our prices are based on our lowest contracted fare. Occasionally it may be necessary to purchase flights outside of our normal allocation and in these circumstances we may need to charge an additional supplement to reflect the extra costs incurred. This will also be the case if we are booking flights from regional airports or on flights where we do not have a seat allocation. If a supplement applies, this will be advised to you at the time of booking.

Gatwick-Zakynthos (EasyJet – Flight number EZY 8745/5)
Depart 0840 Arrive 1410
Depart 1450 Arrive 1625
Snacks can be purchased on board
Gatwick North Terminal
Heathrow-Corfu (British Airways Flight number BA9126/7C) 
Depart 0715 Arrive 1230
Depart 1320 Arrive 1435
British Airways offer a buy on board service
Heathrow Terminal 5
Gatwick-Chania, Crete (Easyjet Flight number EZY 8781/2) 
Depart 0800 Arrive 1355
Depart 1440 Arrive 1635
Snacks can be purchased on board
Gatwick North Terminal
Gatwick-Kefalonia (Air Germania Flight number ST2722/3)
Depart 0925 Arrive 1440
Depart 1525 Arrive 1700
Hot meal and soft drink provided on board
Gatwick South Terminal
Heathrow-Preveza (British Airways Flight number BA9130/1)
Depart 0940 Arrive 1515
Depart 1625 Arrive 1755
British Airways offer a buy on board service
Heathrow Terminal 5
Gatwick-Skiathos for Skopelos (Air Germania Flight number ST2610/1) 
Depart 0535 Arrive 1135
Depart 1325 Arrive 1520
Hot meal and soft drink provided on board  
Gatwick South Terminal

If you are flying on our British Airways charter service from London to Corfu you are permitted to carry one piece of checked luggage per person up to 23kg. One piece of hand baggage is permitted up to 10kg (maximum dimensions 56cm x 45cm x 25cm).

Infants are permitted a 10kg checked bag allowance plus a fully collapsible pushchair, a car seat and one piece of hand luggage for items required in the flight (subject to security restrictions).
Any excess baggage will be charged at the airport. As this is a BA charter service, BA miles cannot be accrued or earned on this flight, nor can BA Executive Club members access the airport lounge.
If you are flying with Easyjet you are permitted to carry one piece of checked luggage per person (excluding infants) up to 20kg. One piece of hand baggage is permitted measuring a maximum 56 x 45 x 25cm (including wheels, pockets and handles) which you must be able to place and retrieve safely in the overhead lockers without assistance.
If you are flying with any other airline, please check the airline’s website for details.
It is common for airlines to change their restrictions on luggage weight and the number of items so, before travelling, we recommend you check the airline’s website for the latest information.

British Airways offer a buy on board snack service on our London to Corfu flight. Easyjet offers a pay on board snack service.

Some airlines offer passengers the opportunity of pre-booking guaranteed seats together at a pre-paid supplement (seats may be situated either side of an aisle) and some offer seating with extra legroom for a reasonable supplement. Availability and supplements can be advised at the time of booking.

You will usually need a certificate of fitness to fly if you are more than 28 weeks pregnant. Most airlines will not allow you to fly if you are more than 32 weeks pregnant. Please refer to the airline’s website for details of their policy.

Most countries require that the airline take additional information from each passenger such as full name, date and place of birth, passport number, country of issue and expiry date. You will need to provide this information at the time of booking or, at the very latest, prior to release of your travel documents. You are able to complete the details online via Manage My Booking or call a member of our Pre-Departure team.

The name shown on the itinerary must exactly match the name of the passenger travelling as it appears in his/her passport (first full name and surname). If not, you may be refused boarding. Once your flights have been booked, it is not usually possible to make name changes without incurring substantial charges. If there are any errors on your invoice or itinerary, please inform us immediately.

In the event of a flight delay, whenever possible we will ensure that the airline/operator communicates the reasons for and extent of any delay and implements appropriate standards of welfare provision. EU carriers should also comply with EU Regulation 261/2004 in the event of delays, cancellations or denied boarding and guidance is provided on the CAA’s website www.caa.co.uk

Most of our holidays include an air-conditioned hire car, to be collected from and returned to the airport (or port where applicable). The category of car included in the basic holiday price will vary according to the number of people in your party. We do not consider infants as part of the total party size. The cars we have included offer comfortable seating for the size of party travelling, however, we do ask you to take into account the size of the boot space for your luggage if any infants are in your party, and the number of child and baby seats required. You may wish to upgrade your car to give you extra comfort and space. Availability and supplements for upgrading will be advised at the time of booking. For transporting extra luggage it is also possible to pre-book a taxi at additional cost.

The types of cars listed are only examples of car models in each category. We cannot guarantee that you will receive a specific make or model.  All cars in Greece are 5 door.

Crete Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai Atos or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Fiat Punto/Citroen C3 or similar –  a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent/Nissan Almeraor or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group F2: Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar –  a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G1: Minibus Fiat Doblo or similar –  a/c 6 seats – on request
Group G2: Minibus Fiat Scudo or similar –  a/c 9 seats – on request
Group H: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group I: Cabrio Peugeot 206/Citroen C3 or similar –  5 seats – on request
Group G: Fiat 500/Citroen C1 1.2L or similar – a/c 4 seats – on request

Corfu Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai I10 1.1L or similar –  a/c 4 seats
Group C: Ford Fiesta 1.2L or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent 1.4L or similar –  a/c 5 seats
Group E1: Citroen C3 1.4L or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group E2: Hyundai Matrix 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group F2: Minibus Fiat Scudo or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request
Group L: Ford Focus 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top 1.4L or similar – 4 seats – on request

Paxos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat New Panda/ Fiat Punto 1.2L–1.3L or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Grande Punto/ Chevrolet 1.3L–1.4L or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group F: Dacia Duster 4x4 Hard Top 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G: Cabrio Fiat 500/Citroen C1 1.2L or similar – a/c 4 seats – on request
Group I: Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.8L or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group J: Car a/c 5 1.2L–1.3L or similar – 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group K: Fiat Doblo 1.4L or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request

Sivota and Epiros Coast (Simpson Secret) Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Panda/Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats

Kefalonia Car Makes and Models
Group A: Daihatsu Cuore or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group B: Hyundai I 10 or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Fiat Grande Punto or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai I 30 or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group E1: Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group F: Minibus Fiat Doblo or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group J: Car a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request

Ithaca Car Makes and Models
Group A: Fiat Panda or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group B: Hyundai I 20/Opel Corsa or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group C: Fiat Grande Punto/Seat Cordoba or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group E1: Daihatsu Couare or similar – a/c 7 seats – automatic – on request

Zakynthos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Panda or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Opel Corsa or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Ford Focus/Opel Astra or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group K: Toyota Prius or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group H: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group W: Minibus or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Skopelos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai Atos or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Renault Clio/Citroen C3 or similar – a/c 4/5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group G: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group F: Fiat Scudo or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Lefkada Car Makes and Models
Group B1: Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Seat Cordoba or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group F: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group M: VW Caddy or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group M1: VW Transporter or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Meganissi Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group D: Opel Astra or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group E: Suzuki Jimny 4x4 or similar – 4 seats – on request


  • Unlimited mileage
  • Local taxes and compulsory insurance
  • Two main drivers. Please note that there is a minimum age for drivers (minimum ages vary from 21 to 25 and can be advised at the time of booking) although there is no maximum age limit. Drivers must hold a British/EU Driver’s Licence or International Driver’s Licence, held for at least 2 years. You will not be able to hire a car without your original, valid Driver’s Licence which you must carry at all times when you are driving.

As conditions vary throughout Greece, please ensure you ask for full details at collection, before you sign your car hire contract.

The insurance will not cover:

  • Tyres, including puncture repairs
  • Loss of or damage to car keys (and costs incurred due to this, for example towing and replacement keys, etc.)
  • Windscreen, wing mirrors or undercarriage (you should not drive off-road)
  • Interior of car is also not covered in Corfu and Paxos
  • Personal Accident Insurance (this should be covered by your personal travel insurance)
  • Any damage, loss, accident, theft, attempted theft, etc. caused by your own negligence, for example, driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful driving, driving off-road, using wrong type of fuel, unlocked doors, apparent personal effects, etc.

The car hire agents will require you to lodge a credit card deposit when you collect your car. No money will be taken if you return the undamaged car at the correct time with the correct amount of fuel and not requiring cleaning.

Child and baby seats (forward facing seats only are available) can be provided if booked at least 2 weeks prior to your departure and are charged at £2 per day. Please remember to specify the age of the child. Local car hire and Simpson Travel staff are not authorised to install the child seats and as style and installation may differ to those in the UK, you may prefer to bring your own child seat for your own peace of mind.

Please refer to the information at the top of the page for details of the transfers included in the cost of your holiday. Taxis are licensed and insured to carry up to 4 passengers. Therefore, if there are 4 passengers and an infant then 2 taxis are needed and we will provide you with a separate quotation. If you are travelling with young children or babies, child seats are not provided for any vehicles used for transfers. For your own peace of mind, we recommend that you bring your own although there is no guarantee that local taxi companies will allow the use of child seats. Please note that the transfer times included in our accommodation details are approximate estimates only and do not include any waiting time.

Although we pre-arrange and book your ferry crossings in advance, poor weather or ferry cancellations may disrupt the schedules. In most cases, when you arrive at the port you will have to wait a certain amount of time for your onward boat transfer. If your flight experiences delays and you miss your pre-booked boat transfer, we will then book you onto the next available boat. If you miss the last ferry due to a flight delay or cancellation due to poor weather, it may be necessary for you to overnight at the port and then take the ferry the following morning.



Air-conditioning and heating
We have indicated in the property descriptions which accommodation has air-conditioning included in the holiday price. Heating is available in some of our properties during the low season weeks, which is normally included in the holiday price.

Animals and wildlife
As in all rural communities, indigenous animals are an essential part of the way of life. The braying of a donkey, crow of a cockerel or the barking of a dog is not a complaint that receives much sympathy from the locals! Care should be taken to minimise the presence of insects and animals in your accommodation. Keep surfaces clean, dispose of refuse regularly and ensure that food is not left uncovered. Cats and dogs are often resident where an owner or manager lives on the property. If you are allergic to cats and/or dogs please ensure that you check the suitability of your chosen accommodation with us prior to confirming your booking.

We have specified if a barbecue is available at your accommodation. Please note that often in summer, due to the hot weather, use of your barbecue may not be allowed and/or strict rules for its use may apply. The local or national government reserves the right to introduce new rulings at any time, often with little prior notice, prohibiting the use of barbecues to reduce the risk of fires. Where a barbecue is not provided, it is usually because the surroundings are considered a fire risk or inappropriate for the use of barbecues.

Beach/pool towels
We provide Simpson Travel beach/pool towels in all our self-catering properties and Simpson Hotels, and these are normally laundered weekly.  

Please note that a double bed could be two single beds placed together. Double beds usually measure 140cm x 190cm and single beds 80/90cm x 190cm. If you are booking a hotel room, please let us know your room preference (double or twin). Although we will make every effort to convey your request to the hotel, we cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

Check-in and check-out
You will usually be able to occupy your villa, apartment or hotel after 4pm and you must vacate it on the day of departure by 10am and 9:30am in western Crete.

Self-catering accommodation is cleaned a minimum of twice a week (including arrival day) and some accommodation may be cleaned more often. Cleaning usually consists of a sweep, mop, bathroom and kitchen tidy up.  (N.B. Simpson Secret, Anti Paxos is cleaned once a week on changeover day.)  

Distances and timings
Please note that all walking and driving times stated are approximate estimates only. Transfer times are also approximate estimates only and do not include any waiting time.

Hotel bookings with half-board include dinner, which is usually a fixed menu with or without a choice of dishes. In some hotels, you may take your half-board meal at lunchtime.

Health and safety
Simpson Travel is committed to raising the standards of health and safety throughout all our destinations. Our guests’ safety and wellbeing is of the highest importance to us. However, please note that since many of our properties are private homes, it is not always possible to meet the same exacting standards as in the UK. In your accommodation we will provide any necessary health and safety information. We ask you to familiarise yourself with this information and the property on arrival, particularly when travelling with children, and to raise any concerns with your local representative.

In some properties a baby monitor has been provided and to the best of our knowledge it is operating correctly but it is vital that you check regularly that the device is operating to your satisfaction. We strongly advise against relying on the baby monitor in case of malfunction. Simpson Travel cannot be held liable for any malfunction of the baby monitor and the use of the device is entirely at your own risk.

Internet access and connection
If a property offers wifi or internet access, the type of connection may vary. Additionally, the signal could be intermittent at times and may not be available in all areas of the property. There may be a charge for internet use in some properties.

Linen and laundry
Bed and bathroom linen is provided and usually laundered twice weekly. For your convenience some of our properties have a washing machine.

Noise and building works
Traffic, farm work, roadwork, animals and other sounds form part of everyday life, however, what constitutes ‘noise’ to one person may not be a problem for another. Please let us know if you have any special needs regarding this. Occasionally, building work is unavoidable as we do not control such work and may not know about it in advance. Whenever possible, we will notify you of any work that we believe may affect your holiday.

Only guests named on your invoice are entitled to occupy the accommodation.

Throughout Greece, especially in the older houses, the plumbing system is not designed to have items flushed down the lavatory. Where necessary, bins are provided in all bathrooms.

Satellite television
We cannot guarantee that a full selection of satellite channels will be available. Channels in English may be very limited and these are often only CNN or BBC World.

Seasonal facilities
Some facilities are subject to weather conditions and the general season, for example swimming pools, restaurant terraces, pool bars, local restaurants, and they may be limited or unavailable at the beginning or end of the season. Please do not hesitate to check with us, should a particular facility be a necessity to you.

Security and cleaning deposits
For self-catering properties, we require you to lodge a security deposit against any breakages, damage, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts, which you may have incurred during your stay and/or due to your negligence. This should be provided by credit or debit card at the time of booking by providing authorisation for us to deduct (within 14 days of your return home) any advised charges from your card. Most of our properties are the owners’ personal homes and repairs, replacements and extra cleaning can be very expensive, so we do ask you to take care in order to avoid incurring extra costs.

Swimming pools
Swimming pool details are given on our website. Pool dimensions are approximate only and, unless specified otherwise, pools are freshwater and unheated. In Paxos most pools are filled using ‘sweet water’, which is generally a mix of well water (with some salt content) and fresh water. Dates when pools are operational are subject to the prevailing weather conditions at the time of opening and closing and we cannot be held responsible if poor weather means the pool is opened later, or is closed earlier in the season.

Upon arrival at your accommodation, we kindly ask you to acquaint yourselves with the pool’s safety and hygiene rules. Very few pools have covers, fencing or life rings, so children must be supervised at all times. Some pools are ‘infinity pools’ which have an exposed pool edge with an unprotected drop. This maximises views and is an attractive feature of the pool. We recommend that children are supervised and that you do not sit, lean or walk on the unprotected edge.

Villa owners
Whilst the owners or staff of some properties may live on site and tend to the grounds, they are aware that you value your privacy, and will do their best not to intrude. We do ask you, however, to allow them reasonable access to the property so that they can maintain the grounds and keep them in good order.

Welcome Pack
We offer a welcome pack in all our self-catering accommodation consisting of a small selection of staple items and local produce. This usually includes the following complimentary items: coffee, tea bags, milk, bottled water, fruit juice, bread, butter/margarine, crisps, white wine, local beers, tonic, pasta, pasta sauce, yoghurt, honey, regional biscuits, washing powder, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing-up sponge, salt and pepper, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, mixed herbs and toilet paper. 

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide.

We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Criteria:


Position, view, serenity, privacy


Space, style, furnishings and interiors


Property enhancements


Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops


For further clarification on Facilities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Grading for this property: