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Why You Should Go

This family-owned and operated hotel with its special Cretan charm is set among olive and avocado trees and lies right on its own private sandy beach. It is, in our opinion, one of the best family holiday destinations in Crete.

What We Loved Most

Pilot Beach Resort offers the comfort of a large resort with the privacy and intimacy of a boutique hotel. Its owners pay attention to every small detail and every guest's individual needs. Breakfasts include an amazing variety of dishes to please even the pickiest of visitors. Many of the fruit and vegetables used (including tomatoes, avocados and olives) are grown in the resort gardens.


special thing about the hotel

This is not simply the story of a beautiful hotel but a story of love between a Russian girl and a Cretan man. Their marriage gave life to four children and the Pilot Beach Hotel. The hotel today provides incredible holidays for families and couples. But let's start at the beggining. 

Ksenia came to Crete about 20 years ago. As a part her trip she visited many hotels on the island, but found Pilot Beach the most enchanting. Then, as now, it was set in a lush garden in the very quiet, picturesque fishing village of Georgioupolis, among olive and avocado trees and right on its own private sandy beach. The hotel’s traditional Cretan architecture and its spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the White Mountains stole Ksenia’s heart forever.


the most of your stay

The best accommodation choice for families at the Pilot Beach Resort are the spacious Deluxe Panorama suites, located by the quiet swimming pool in the new part of the hotel. For couples, we recommend to the suites by the beach.

is there to do and see

The hotel is located between the Venetian port of Chania city (40 km away) and the historic town of Rethymnon with its romantic harbor and cobbled streets (20 km away). We strongly recommend you visit both of them, as these are the most interesting and amazing places in Crete, packed with fascinating heritage and culture.

One more must-visit destination is just around the corner from the hotel. It is a Crete’s only freshwater lake, Lake Kournas. You can rent a catamaran with a slide and have a delicious lunch in one of the nearby traditional tavernas. Just one kilometer from the hotel you’ll find the fishing village of Georgioupolis, home to a great choice of restaurants and bars and a romantic lighthouse.


get here

Pilot Beach Hotel is located 45 km from Chania Airport and 90 km from Heraklion Airport. We had a comfortable 35-minute drive in a car provided by the hotel from Chania (transport is offered to all guests who book directly with Pilot beach resort).