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Istron Bay Hotel

Istron Bay Hotel Istron, Crete

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A peaceful hotel in a semi-rural location, with enchanting coastal views and a choice of appealing dining options. With authentic features and character, it is simple yet classy, with attractive gardens and direct access to the beach. Not recommended for those with mobility problems due to the amount of steps, even though there are accompanying ramps.

Suitable for families and couples looking for a traditionally styled 5-star hotel in a quiet location on a pleasant beach with low key entertainment and children’s facilities.


A white-washed main building and a 2 storey annex, which are both are attractively built, with archways, trellising and large windows. Balconies are generously sized with concrete frontages and shaded areas.

Istron Bay Hotel Istron

Istron Bay Hotel Crete

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: Some rooms

Storeys: 5


All internal areas are bright and airy with white and stone walls, high ceilings, iron chandeliers and pottery, all in a traditional Cretan style. Comfortable sofas are dotted around the split-level lobby and TV area. Main bar is situated below with panoramic sea view windows and cosy booths.

Main restaurant has a medieval feel with white covered chairs and tables, antique style dressers and floor to ceiling windows. A separate dining area for children is painted with Disney® characters.

Rooms: 137


Mature gardens are rich in greenery and colour. The pool has walk-in entry for ease of access as does the separate children’s pool, and despite the narrow tiled poolside area there are adjacent sunbathing lawns. Snack bar has stone walls, pillars and features intricate hand carved furnishings.

Steps down to the beach pass the children’s club and grassy playground and there are also ramps for those with walking difficulties. The beach is shingle to one side and sandy to the other with a wooden taverna, beach bar, volleyball court and water sports centre.

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View from hotel


Area Type: Istron Bay Hotel is 1km from Istron, the hotel is located in an elevated position just off the main coastal road, graduating down the hillside towards the bay. There are no resort amenities in the vicinity and bars, restaurants and mini markets can be found in the resort centre, reached via the local bus which stops outside, or a 15 minute walk, although there are no pavements along this section of the road.

Nearest beach: Immediate


  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Beach bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
    • All-buffet restaurant
    • Other
  • Pools
    • Rectangular
    • Children’s pool/section
  • Public facilities
    • Children’s daytime entertainment
    • Children’s playground
    • Evening entertainment
    • Indoor games
    • Tennis courts
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)