GK Beach Hotel

Chania & West Crete, Crete, Greece

Part of theSimpson Hotels collection

United by warm welcomes, excellent service and attention to detail, our handpicked Simpson Hotels include our unique Adult Only Collection and, for families, comfortable, versatile accommodation in locations well suited to guests of all ages.
Simpson Hotels

  • Delightfully situated Simpson Hotel
  • Beautiful gardens
  • 23 suites and a 2-bedroom penthouse, all with sea view
  • Beachfront bar and restaurant
  • Dedicated minibus offering day trips and excursions

This year, we are delighted to have taken over the running of the glorious GK Beach. With all the hallmarks of a Simpson Hotel – a sublime location, spectacular views and exceptional service – combined with the culinary expertise of our in-house chef, it offers the very best of Cretan hospitality.

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, our own restaurant and bar and you have one of the most appealing beachfront properties in the Simpson portfolio.

For 2019 we are delighted to introduce our superb two-bedroom family penthouse in addition to our 23 light and airy suites offering comfortable furnishings, delightful sea views and a relaxed pace of life that induces a wonderful sense of well-being. 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. Throughout the day, our restaurant serves a delicious array of tempting dishes using fresh local produce and organic ingredients, some of which are harvested from the hotel’s own land.

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 summer the gentle breeze and outstanding beach make it a great choice for couples and families with young children looking for a peaceful escape in a perfect setting.

Please note

Car hire is included on the following departure dates:

  • 28 September, 5, 12 & 19 October 2019
  • 5, 12 & 19 May, 29 September & 4 October 2020

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  • 6 ground floor suites
  • 6 top floor suites
  • 3 top floor junior suites
  • 7 junior suites
  • Kolatsos suite
  • 2-bedroom Penthouse Suite
  • Suites in three adjacent buildings


  • 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 
  • Continental breakfast included and served daily at poolside bar
  • Poolside bar and restaurant for lunches and evening meals (last orders 9.30pm Jul/Aug/Sep and 8.30pm May/Jun/Oct), restaurant closed Monday and Thursday evenings
  • Poolside bar and restaurant will give priority to GK residents at all times
  • WiFi available around pool area
  • Each suite includes Bluetooth speakers, safe, hairdryer, iron, ironing board and 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.

Dedicated Simpson Minibus

Our minibus at GK Beach offers comfortable transfers to some of the area’s leading attractions; including the Venetian harbour in Chania and the ancient ruins in Aptera.

View minibus itinerary


  • GK restaurant 1min walk
  • Tavernas 10min walk
  • Restaurants/shops (Kalyves) 15-20min walk (some of this walk is along a road without a footpath) or 5min drive
  • Supermarket 5min walk
  • Chania 25min drive
  • Chania airport 45min drive

Car hire

Car hire is included on the following 2019 departure dates:

  • 4, 11 May
  • 28 September
  • 5, 12, 19 October 

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Hyundai i20 or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group D, Peugeot 208 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group C – 1.2-1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group D – 1.2-1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group E – Group E, Citroën C-Elysee or similar, 1.4-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group F2 – Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar, 1.5 litre engine, 3 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group G – Fiat Doblo 6 seater or similar, 1.4-1.6 litre engine, no suitcases with full occupancy*

Group G3 – Jumpy Multispace L2 9 seater or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 4 large and 4 small suitcases*

Group H – Automatic Hyundai i20 or similar, 1.3-1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group H2 – Automatic Toyota Auris or similar, 1.3-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group I – Cabrio Peugeot 207 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*

Group I2 – Cabrio Peugeot 308 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

GK Hotel has a perfect mix of an excellent pool and beautiful beach. Our children had a ball making new friends and exploring while we enjoyed the setting, superb food all serviced by the amazing staff. We took advantage of the spa treatments and trips that the hotel organised, with our evening in Chania being a highlight. Thank you Simpson Travel for another incredible family holiday.
The Smith Family – August 2019

Easy booking process, useful pre-holiday information provided by e-mail. Very impressed by welcome at airport and taxi transfer on arrival; after an early start and slight delay the ease of finding the rep and cool drinks were very welcome. Hotel was ideal, exactly as we’d hoped. As a coeliac that has to follow a gluten-free diet, I was particularly pleased to find assurances given on booking that the hotel could cater for me to be very well founded. There was even gluten-free beer and cornettos – a real treat! And the chef had been on a course about catering for coeliacs so I could eat without any concerns. Both my son and I had a wonderful holiday full of very happy memories – thank you!
The Sandham family – August 2019

Once again from start to finish I have had excellent service from all staff here and at destination. At the hotel especially, the management staff cannot be faulted, going out of their way to ensure you enjoy every aspect of your stay with them. Hence the booking for 2020!
Ursula – August 2019

We had a wonderful week, with the hotel and location exceeding our expectations for a quiet adult holiday. We hope to be back next year.
Chris – August 2019

Fantastic stay at GK Beach, great location and facilities for all the family. We would definitely come back for another holiday. The staff were so friendly and attentive and the passion for customer service exudes. In addition met other lovely families and there was a good vibe about the place. Thank you GK Beach Hotel for a memorable stay.
Clare & Roy – August 2019

This was our first visit to Crete and GK Beach...lovely friendly staff, rooms are well equipped and very clean. Excellent location, being right on the beach. We made use of both the Spa and mini-bus to Chania. Restaurant at GK and a couple of local tavernas within walking distance all made for a relaxing holiday.
Nicola Slinn – August 2019

Excellent hotel and the staff, without exception, were extremely friendly and helpful. The location on the beach and the views from the rooms to the sea, were perfect. Rooms are well equipped and spacious.
Paul & Sue – August 2019

An excellent hotel and we were instantly able to relax. Great beach and situated 25 mins from the water park, lakes and Chania. All very easy. Will definitely return.
Simpson Traveller – July 2019

We have enjoyed excellent holidays at GK every year since Simpson Travel took over the hotel at least 12 years ago. The beautiful location of the hotel and the service provided by the staff is first class for a tranquil and relaxing holiday.
Sylvia & Peter McClelland – June 2019

We have a lovely stay at the GK Beach, the staff were very welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed to have a relaxing enjoyable holiday.
Lucinda Hewing-Powell – June 2019

Overall a wonderful holiday at both GK Beach Hotel and Cedar Bay Villas (Lithos). Accommodation was first class in both locations and we had a relaxing two weeks.
Piowar & Seymour – June 2019

We enjoyed our sun and swimming holiday at GK Beach. We ate well and enjoyed talking with staff and fellow guests. Full marks to the restaurant and bar staff for their cheerful and engaging service. The management team, Evie and Stelios were welcoming and helpful. The pool is a good size and of a good depth, and was never crowded when we wanted to swim.
George Gwyer – June 2019

Overall we enjoyed our trip to GK. Superb location. Lovely hotel. Spotless. Evie, Stelios and Harvey a delight. Great pool and lovely gardens and access to the beach.
Maggy & Phil Wade – June 2019

Right from the initial booking of the holiday, to the time leading up to the departure and the trip itself, everybody involved was so helpful and eager to please. The staff at the hotel were such a pleasure to deal with and all had a wealth of knowledge that they were keen to share! We were sorry to say ‘goodbye’ at the end of our holiday!
I & M Coldrick – June 2019

GK Beach hotel was lovely, in a good location, beautifully maintained grounds and very helpful staff – Stelios and Evie were lovely – not forgetting the friendly bar and restaurant staff. We have travelled with Simpson Travel a couple of years ago and were impressed with their quality and professionalism and we would certainly book again with them.
Mr Wilkinson – June 2019

We first visited GK five years ago and have been on five more Simpson holidays since then. We were not disappointed returning to GK now that Simpson Travel manages the hotel. Ideal spot right on the beach, plenty of sunbeds, excellent staff – the breakfast gave you a good start to the day. A very relaxing two weeks.
F Winslett – June 2019

We had a wonderful holiday at GK Beach hotel. The location and setting are beautiful just like paradise and the penthouse suite provided excellent accommodation with fantastic views of the sea and the White Mountains. Stelios, Evie and the team were very friendly and helpful and made us so welcome. We looked forward to our breakfast each morning particularly the Greek yoghurt drizzled with the local Cretan honey – delicious! We hope to return again soon to GK and explore more of wonderful Crete.
L Goacher – June 2019

Very impressed with Simpson Travel, everything was very professional. Loved GK Beach, great to be so close to the beach and have a lovely pool. Food was great. Complimentary trip to the vineyard was interesting. Spa massage was great. Supermarket very close by to get supplies. Walk to the village takes about 15 minutes. Many tavernas to choose from. Superb holiday.
Mr McNaught – October 2018

This was our first experience of Simpson and my wife and I are really pleased. Everything worked smoothly. The staff were very friendly and helpful and they all deserve commendation. The rooms were great and having our own kitchen gave us more flexibility for making tea and light lunches if we didn't want to go to the bar. The bathroom was a tad snug but really no problem and it certainly wouldn't stop me coming back. The beach and pool areas were great. Location was excellent – we liked that there was a supermarket close by and we could walk into Kalyves. Ray and Evie really knew their stuff about the area and recommended a good drive for us in our hire car on a rainy day. I also saw Ray handing out local walks to another guest – what a nice idea. Overall a really great holiday and I hope we'll be using you again in 2019. Thank you!
Raz & Lee – September 2018

We had a wonderfully relaxing week at the GK Hotel with terrifically attentive and helpful staff.
Alison & Nick – August 2018

GK Beach Hotel is paradise on earth. I fully expected to see Poseidon or Zeus at breakfast. We slept to the sound of the sea and had breakfast in warm sunshine next to the ocean. The staff could not have been more helpful. My partner was helped with her Greek conversation, and nothing was too much trouble. The service we received from all the Simpson Travel team was first class. All in all it made for a memorable holiday.
Antony Waller – August 2018

GK Beach Hotel is the perfect Greek getaway...a small boutique hotel with excellent staff and a sandy beach. We would visit again.
Kevin Wisby – August 2018

The location of GK Beach Hotel is beautiful. Most of the rooms have great sea views and the sea was like a diamond sparkling in the sun. There are lots of different things to do close by – trips into the White Mountains and Chania were easy and short, about 20 minutes away.
Mrs Fitch – August 2018

GK Beach Hotel is a rare find, combining a family feel with a high level of quality, service and style.
Mark Waine – July 2018

GK Beach Hotel is the perfect destination for a first class beachside holiday.
Mrs Sturch – July 2018

Our holiday was everything we craved for as a family, it was pure bliss. Simpson Travel sorted every little detail and the GK Beach Hotel staff are so fabulous – it made our holiday, the best we have ever had. We shall be back to our little slice of heaven! Thank you.
Justin Gomersall – July 2018

We had a fantastic holiday at GK Beach Hotel – all the other guests were obviously enjoying their holiday experience also. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the service was impeccable. The breakfast was well presented and delicious, as was lunch and the evening meals. The cocktails were good too! The spa was very relaxing and enjoyable and our room was very comfortable.
Mrs Payne July 2018

This was our second year returning to GK Beach Hotel. A wonderful place, just don't tell too many others. The hotel staff were superb, nothing was too much trouble. A beautiful location for a totally relaxing holiday.
Gill & John Pike July 2018

GK Beach hotel provides excellent, friendly service in a delightful quiet location. It is set in beautiful gardens leading to the beach where sun loungers and parasols are provided. There’s a large swimming pool with easy access steps and also a small paddling pool. The generous breakfast menu includes everything from hot dishes to fruit and delicious local yoghurt and honey. The restaurant has an excellent choice of dishes which are available for lunch and in the evening. We have visited GK many times and we look forward to our next.
Sylvia and Peter McClellan June 2018

We had an excellent week's holiday at the GK Beach Hotel in June. Its location on a beautiful, very clean and peaceful beach in a magnificent setting with spectacular mountains behind, make it a great choice for a special holiday. Its greatest strength, however, is the welcome and the attentiveness and friendliness of all the staff.
Alison Slade June 2018

We had an excellent holiday at GK Beach Hotel. All the staff were friendly and helpful, especially Evie, the Simpson Travel representative. The cuisine was fantastic! The apartment and surroundings beautiful. A perfect holiday.
John & Eileen Northover – June 2018

You are assured of a warm welcome at this small friendly hotel. And you are certain to leave feeling relaxed and refreshed after a wonderful holiday. Everyone at the GK Beach was so hospitable and friendly. The staff made my younger daughter especially welcome, and as it was her first time abroad, that was really appreciated. Everyone went out of their way to look after us so well. Clean spacious rooms, a masseur on site and a sparkling clean pool yet just a few steps to the beach. There is an excellent restaurant on site, but it’s also only a short stroll to Kalives and even nearer to the supermarket. It has everything. We spent most of our time there, but did hop on the convenient public coach to Chania. I’d highly recommend this hotel.
The Lee-Fosters June 2018

This was our fourth visit to GK Beach, which in itself speaks volumes. It’s an extremely friendly, small hotel with a wonderful beachside location. Very comfortable beds, excellent breakfasts and really lovely staff – a great place to relax and unwind!
J McGowan June 2018

As always, a fantastic Simpson Travel holiday...all exactly as described in advance by Zoe and all accompanying photos/descriptions. Location (geographical and the hotel itself) in a truly naturally beautiful place. Fabulous combination of authentic, local experience and being treated like royalty. Lots to see and do when we went out – countryside, coast, antiquity and tourist spots...and lovely welcoming location to wake up and come home to. Very satisfied customer/traveller! We are a family with two teenage children...so a challenging group to please!
Mrs Morgan October 2017

We were looking for a relaxing week in Crete and found GK Beach Hotel through a friend's recommendation – definitely one we would endorse. The location, the unfailingly helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff and the comfortable well-equipped room plus the many personal touches made it just the break we wanted.
Mrs Norrie – October 2017

An excellent holiday at GK Beach Hotel in Crete, with wonderful care from the reps, Chris and Sevvy, as well as Harvey and Ray from time to time. This is a lovely small hotel in an ideal location. The hotel staff could not have done more for us and made us feel special.
Mr Wilkinson – October 2017

Superb spot with excellent facilities and support. Both my wife and I are in our mid 70s and the flat terrain suited us very well. Sea bathing was a little difficult for our age. Staff and management support would be difficult to better.
Mr Pettifor – October 2017

We had a very relaxing week which was the intention of this holiday. Just wished we had booked two weeks instead of one! This is the second time we have used Simpson Travel and will definitely use them again. Thank you.
Mrs Steele – September 2017

We had an excellent week at the GK Beach Hotel. The hotel was wonderfully placed right next to the sea and the staff were, without exception, superb! It was very good to have a restaurant which meant that we did not have to go out every night. We were very pleased with our holiday. Thank you Simpson Travel.
Ms Young – September 2017

GK Beach Hotel is just paradise. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The rooms are clean and comfortable and I liked having a fridge to chill the wine after a hard day on the beach! We will be back next year. And a big thanks to Chris and Sev for all their help. We love you guys!
Mrs Norman – September 2017

We had a very relaxing holiday at GK Beach Hotel. The location was good, 20-minute walk from the small town of Kalyves with its tavernas and shops, but sufficiently far enough away to ensure that the beach was never crowded. The hotel managers were welcoming and knowledgeable about the area and the hotel staff were charming and efficient, contributing greatly to our enjoyment of the holiday.
Mr Parker – September 2017



Listen, part of me is loath to give these comments because I'd prefer GK Beach to be a secret that is shared only by those of us fortunate enough to have stayed there. But I have to give a massive 'hats off' to Simpson Travel. This is a wonderful place. If you want personable and personal service, a low key, informal atmosphere, high standards of cleanliness and attention to detail everywhere, fantastic food, stunning sunrises and sunsets, clean sand and warm seas, then this is the place to come. If you want stuffiness, formality and fawning servitude, then steer clear. This is a place where the people who work there are warm, genuine, natural and treat everyone as an individual – and I mean all the staff, from the gardener/bag handler/beach cleaner, through to the cleaning staff, the bar and restaurant staff, the chefs, the owners and the Simpson Travel reps. Hush – don't tell anyone!
Mr Sloane – September 2017

GK Beach Hotel is a little piece of paradise. It is small enough to be intimate and friendly but with excellent facilities, clean, modern rooms and beautifully kept outside spaces. All the time we were there, there wasn't one single episode of grumpiness or impatience from any of the staff. They are outstanding and a real asset to the hotel. They were so friendly and cheery and always went the extra mile with good spirits and a smile. Just lovely. The owners greeted us daily and were always charming and cheerful. The Simpson Travel reps were very helpful and friendly and had very good knowledge of the area and were happy to arrange everything from taxis to excursions to any extras we required in our rooms. Good-sized, fluffy beach towels is a real bonus as they take up a lot of room in your suitcase if you have to bring them from home. The hotel room we stayed in was clean and modern with very good facilities. The balcony looked out over the sea and gardens. It was lovely to sit and watch the sunrise. The bed was really comfortable with good supportive pillows and good bed linen. There were tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board and a good fridge. Fruit and a bottle of cold water was in our room for us when we arrived. The bar was very well stocked including a good selection of local wine. It was open until late. The restaurant served really good food all day with specials, which could be pre-ordered, until last orders at 9.30 pm. The food was delicious, really well cooked, good-sized portions and nicely presented. Compliments to the chef/s. Breakfast was continental buffet style with a very good selection of cereals, pastries, fruits, cheese, meats, salads, eggs, omelettes, bacon, sausages, etc. The sourdough bread was fresh every morning, soft and sweet with a good crispy crust. Hot food was not served every day but there was always a good selection. The owners keep bees in the mountains and the honey from these bees, which gather pollen from the thyme, was simply the best honey I've ever tasted. Drizzled over the lovely, creamy Greek yoghurt was a morning feast. In addition there was good quality Cretan ground coffee in a proper coffee pot enabling you to make it just as you like it. The freshly squeezed orange juice was also delicious. The private beach added to our enjoyment. It was kept clean and tidy, there were complimentary sunbeds and umbrellas and restaurant service was available right to your sunbed. It wasn't overcrowded and the sea was beautifully clear. I haven't really got anything negative to say about GK Beach Hotel. A real testament to it is the number of returning guests, several had been there many times and I very much doubt that it will be our last trip.
Mrs Stevenson – September 2017

Great location, 25 steps to breakfast or a swim, 25 steps to a perfect beach – what more could you want?
Mrs Day – September 2017

We return every year to spend an idyllic Simpson Travel holiday at GK Beach 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

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

Super hotel, great location and friendly staff. We couldn't ask for more.
Mrs Carroll – August 2017

A faultless holiday with an operator who makes holidays painless and have an amazing variety of holiday experiences to choose from. We are first time fans and will be back again soon for our next holiday – thank you!
Mr Waine – August 2017

We had a lovely relaxing week in June. The hotel is on a nice stretch of beach, easy entry into the sea which gets deep quite quickly for swimming. Always plenty of sunbeds on the beach and drinks from the bar brought to you. Good selection of light meals available in the shade beside the beach. Huge pool with good steps and handrail into the water and again lots of comfortable sunbeds. The beds were also very comfortable, best we have ever had in Greece! All the very friendly staff were excellent. Highly recommended.
Mrs Heath – July 2017

GK Beach in Crete continues to tick the boxes for all our holiday needs. We are a couple in our 60s, but still active, and the pool and beach areas at the hotel provide plenty of recreation. There is a short and not difficult walk to the nearby village and tavernas which serve wonderful Cretan food at very reasonable cost. GK Beach is a place we have been to many times and will continue to do so.
Mr Bailey – July 2017

We have just returned from a three-centre holiday on Crete. The Simpson Travel team had not only found us excellent properties but also made every effort to ensure we had a fantastic holiday. Many congratulations to Harvey and his Crete team! We can't wait to be in Crete again in 2018.
Mr Burton – July 2017

Lovely hotel, great staff, will definitely return.
Mr Payne – July 2017


From the moment I arrived until the moment I left everyone was so friendly and helpful and the place is utterly beautiful.
Miss Denham – July 2017

The gardens surrounding the hotel are beautiful and well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food is delicious, highly recommend the moussaka. The rooms are light and airy, clean and comfortable. Having a car which Simpson Travel arranged for us was a good idea to get about to explore the island – Crete is a beautiful island with lots to see and do. This hotel is a brilliant base to explore from, or if you love a beach holiday with lots of relaxation, it caters for that too as there is a lovely beach just outside your door. 
Mr Baldock – July 2017

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday at GK Beach Hotel, we will most likely return at some time in the future and would recommend the hotel and Simpson Travel.
Mrs Hall – July 2017

We found Simpson Travel to be a friendly, efficient tour operator with a good range of properties and will certainly use them again.
Mr Morgan – July 2017

GK Beach Hotel was an excellent property that met the needs of all ages from young to old. Well done Simpson Travel.
Mrs Stone – August 2016

Another wonderful holiday with Simpson Travel. 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 an 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 GK Beach was hard to beat. Our daughter had a wonderful holiday spending time 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 Simpson Travel 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 Travel personnel 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!
Mrs Marshall – August 2016

GK Beach is the perfect place for an easy, lazy relaxing holiday. The hotel is beautifully designed with lovely décor 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 yogurt, homemade honey, also fresh eggs, ham, cheese and sweet pastries along with all the other things, great bacon too! The restaurant is open for dinner and 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 sunbeds 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 on foot, also some walks in the countryside from there. The beautiful town of Chania is a distinct pleasure to stroll around and look at the stunning architecture. Having been on other Simpson Travel holidays I think I'm safe in saying 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

Very professional in approach when required yet friendly and informal in manner throughout. Perfect balance for a travel company.
Mrs Gordon – July 2016

We booked Simpson Travel this year following our Simpson experience in 2014 in Kalkan. GK Beach Hotel 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, 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.
Mrs King – June 2016

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 10pm, 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 5pm, but we were kindly offered the use of a room until then, which meant we could have another glorious day lounging by the pool.
Mrs Dowing – June 2016

A great service from Simpson Travel 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

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themelves, 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.

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The soaring White Mountains, known in Greek as the Lefka Ori, are at the heart of West Crete’s dramatically beautiful landscape and the villages in their foothills offer traditional Cretan fare in glorious abundance – that’s if Chania’s twinkling harbour lights and waterfront dining don’t entice you first. Spring brings an abundance of flowers, turning hiking trails and gorges into welcome destinations for walkers, and in summer, the many beaches offer sun worshippers a choice of scenic locations to spread their towels.

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  • 1 bedroom suite (sleeps 2)
  • Open-plan air-conditioned living area with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Sleeping area with double bed (150cm x 200cm bed)
  • Shower room
  • Sea-facing balcony

Top floor junior suites

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  • 1 bedroom suite (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children under 16)
  • Open-plan living area with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Twin beds (90cm x 200cm) or double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Folding beds for children
  • Shower room
  • Air conditioning
  • Sea-facing balcony

Junior suites

  • 3
  • 1
  • 1

Full details


  • Junior suite (sleeps 2 adults and 1 child under 16)
  • Open-plan living/sleeping area with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Double bed (160cm x 200cm) or twin bed (90cm x 200cm)
  • Folding bed for child (Junior Suite only)
  • Shower room
  • Air conditioning
  • Sea-facing balcony

Full details


  • 1 bedroom suite (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children under 16)
  • Open-plan living area with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Twin beds (90cm x 200cm) or double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Folding beds for children
  • Shower room
  • Air conditioning
  • Sea-facing balcony

Top floor suites

  • 4
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

  • 1 bedroom suite (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children under 16)
  • Open-plan living area with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Twin beds (90cm x 200cm) or double bed (160cm x 200cm)
  • Folding beds for children
  • Shower room
  • Air conditioning
  • Sea-facing balcony


Two-bedroom Penthouse Suite

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details


  • 2-bedroom Penthouse Suite (sleeps 4)

Lower level

  • Open-plan living area with fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Twin bedroom (90cm x 200cm beds, can be converted into a double on request) with air-conditioning
  • Shower room
  • Sea facing balcony

Upper Level

  • Low ceiling on staircase
  • Master bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed), with en-suite shower room and sea views
  • Walk-in wardrobe

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