Serenissima Boutique Hotel can host any event requested, either in the hotel and restaurant premises, or outside. Our experienced staff undertakes fulfilling your wishes through full hosting and coverage of weddings, anniversaries and company events.
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Easter: One of the most significant holidays for the Greek people, it celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The week leading to Easter Sunday is also significant with daily rituals taking place in the islands many beautiful churches. Easter Sunday is celebrated by eating roasted lamb on a spit (breaking a 40 day fast from meat) and with music and dancing.
Feast of the Virgin Mary: another significant holiday in Greece and one that takes place in the summer (August 15) when the island is packed with visitors, this holiday celebrates the personage of Mary the mother of Jesus and everyone named after her. The celebration includes live traditional music and plenty of food.
Elafonissi Beach: A true wonder of nature and widely recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece as well as Europe, Elafonissi is one of the top destinations for Chania visitors. Its crystal-clear turquoise water and red and white sand never cease to awe visitors. The area is a peninsula which splits in the center giving the impression of being an island. It is fascinating for children because of its shallow waters but certain areas are also ideal for swimming and snorkeling. It is also surrounded by many exotic species of trees and flowers and the area is designated “Natura” which signifies its special protection status.
Balos Lagoon: Known as “The Most Photographed Beach in Crete”, Balos is located on a small peninsula on the western side of the island. The beach is accessible by boat and automobile. Although the first is a slightly easier way of reaching the beach, going by car and then foot allows the visitor to witness the landscape from high above and see Balos in all of its charming picturesque. The white sands and azure waters are stunning and the area is a refuge for sea turtles and certain rare seal species. Its crystal-clear shallow waters make it a great beach for romantic walks and its deeper areas are ideal for snorkeling.
Falassarna Beach: This particular beach is located on the western side of the Cape of Grambousa has been voted in the past as the best beach in Crete and one of the ten best beaches in Europe. It spans a vast area and is split into five parts, the most popular of which is known as the “Big Beach”. Falassarna’s beauty lies in its fine white sand. This gives the water a turquoise appearance which feels like one is swimming in a tropical paradise. The smaller beach contains a fantastic beach bar which is situated in a higher place overlooking the beach giving the impression of an unlimited blue horizon. It is a great place to marvel at the sunset.
Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania): An obscure beach but known as a hidden gem among locals, it is located on the Akrotiri peninsula near the village of Chordaki. It is a narrow cove ideal for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. Although the beach is slightly hard to access (via a rugged path) it is well worth visiting it. It is shielded from waves due to its location but is an excellent choice due to its slight isolation.
Paleochora: The beaches in and surrounding this fishing village are a must see for visitors to Chania. Lined with pebbles instead of sand, a phenomenon typical of the southern coast beaches of the the island, Paleochora is sure to be memorable. The water is crystal clear and slightly colder than the northern coast of the island. Its royal blue color is set against a mountainous, rugged landscape. Paleochora is a great getaway because it also includes many great fish taverns and coffee shops.
Sfakia: Sfakia-one of the most traditional areas in Crete and one which maintains its original style and aura, Sfakia contains many wonderful beaches such as Ilingas, Glyka Nera, Frangokastelo and Loutro. Located in the rocky, southern part of the island, Sfakia features a kilometers-long pristine coastline much of which is accessible only by boat.
Frangokastelo: Frangokastelo is notable for its 14th century castle which is located a few meters from the beach and visible as you swim!
The Old Harbor of Chania is located just minutes on foot from the hotel and its marina docks many boats, primarily sailboats. The Yacht Club is also located there and is the primary meeting place for boat enthusiasts. Serenissima can arrange a variety of boat trips for our guests where they can experience Chania from another angle: via beautiful Mediterranean waters. Boat trips to remote areas of the island will give the visitor the stunning natural environment feel found in Crete.
Chania is also a fantastic place for scuba diving and snorkeling. It is especially known for its underwater caverns which are found in the Akrotiri peninsula and for its two World War Two German plane wrecks found on the northern part of the island near Agia Marina. Serenissima can organize snorkeling and scuba diving expeditions for our guests as well as a variety of water sports and fun sea based activities.
Chania is well known for its natural beauty and historical sites and we can arrange excursions to a variety of destinations for our guests.
Samaria Gorge: The gorge is a major attraction for visitors to Crete. It is a national park and designated as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is home to a rare wild goat species the “Kri Kri” and to various wild herbs and flowers. The long rugged path ends in the fishing village of Agia Roumeli where visitors cool off with a dip in the refreshing waters of the Libyan Sea.
Knossos: The Minoan Palace is heritage of the earliest European civilization. The Minoans built numerous palaces on the island of Crete from where they maintained their trading empire. This palace is among the most well known and displays many features which distinguished the Minoans as an advanced civilization including working plumbing, air conditioning systems, public courtyards and sporting events.