Welcome to Emerald

…between the sapphire sea below and the cerulian sky above…

Emerald Hotel is set high up on the cliff-side of Plaka village of Apokoronas in Chania – just a 25 minute drive from Chania centre and it’s must see old Venetian harbor. With 11 spacious apartments (each with a separate bedroom), a large swimming pool (80sqm) and  the “Element kitchen and drinks” restaurant  in the open terrace area with outstanding view, Emerald Hotel is just the place to relax and unwind’ open each year from the middle of April to 31 October.

We, the owners of Emerald Hotel (family run) look forward to having you stay with us
and to making your visit to Crete an unforgettable one!

Spacious apartments – Outstanding view

The views from Emerald Hotel are both to the sea (to the village of Almyrida and beyond) and to the White Mountains – simply breathtaking. These same views can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own self-catering apartment. Equipped with a kitchen, the apartments are spacious, practical and perfectly functional. The large swimming pool also has a shallow section for children (0.80cm -2.4m depth). Trees, plants and flowers surround the hotel and give it a home-like feel to it. Focusing on families with children, Emerald Hotel has also children’s playground.

Nearby, there are several beaches, archaeological and historical sites, churches, gorges and traditional villages for you to visit. In Almyrida village (a 5 minute drive from Emerald Hotel) you will easily find any convenience you may be looking for (supermarkets, ATM, car/bike rental companies, foreign exchange, pharmacies, cafes, bars, restaurants and taverns etc).

One Bedroom Apartment

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Apartment With Sea View

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Reasons to Book With Us

Top Location

Home-made Breakfast

Family-hosted Hospitality


What our customers say:

This was our second year to visit Emerald and I’m hoping it won’t be our last! If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with superb views, good accommodation, lovely pool, welcoming hosts and a wonderful restaurant you will not be disappointed.


We stayed at the Emerald for 7 nights in June. The views from the apartments are breathtaking. The restaurant overlooks Souda bay and has a pergola covered in grapevines and surrounded by lovely flowers, it is the loveliest most romantic setting.


The Emerald is a real gem, with lovely helpful staff, stunning views and a really great general atmosphere.


Balconies have stunning views over the bay to the mountains beyond, especially magnificent at sunset. The restaurant serves ‘Cretan fusion’ food’ on a lovely terrace also with a fabulous view and has a great Greek wine list.


Simply beautiful there are no other words for it. We stayed for a drink and watched the sunset and the world go by and it was absolutely pure pure bliss. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone !!!

Ellie M

We have just stayed a week in this lovely little hotel and wished it had been longer. The view at breakfast and the good service by Manos cannot be beaten. If you wish to stay and dine in the evening under the stars and vine leaves Constantinos will prepare you the most lovely dishes, if what you want is not on the menu he…


One of the best places to stay. Hospitality at its best. Quiet and best of food all day. Will definitely return soon. Lovely village nearby with restaurants and supermarket and only 2km from larger town and beach.


Stayed here whilst in the are to celebrate friends wedding in the are. The views are fantastic. Quality of the rooms is spot on for the price. Cleaner comes in every day. Staff are so friendly and cant do enough to help you enjoy your time. The food is exceptional.


Costas and Esmeralda have given this beautiful place a facelift since I last came here 18 years ago when Esmeralda and Spiros’ parents ran it. It was lovely then, but now has a more up to date feel and still has the best views in the whole Kalyves bay area.


Very nice and quite hotel. The vote was excellent and the staff was really nice. A couple of small shops nearby. Easy to park rental car near the hotel and pool was very nice. The hotel has one restaurant with nice view, we never are there, but the good looked nice.


We had a wonderful week at Emerald Hotel. It’s very quiet and relaxing just what we wanted. Apartments very clean. Amazing views. Onsite restaurant serves lovely food. Highly recommend for a chilled out family holiday.


Πηγαίνοντας πρώτη φορά για φαγητό στο εστιατόριο του ξενοδοχείου Emerald στην Πλάκα στα Χανιά μείναμε κατάπληκτοι από την ομορφιά του τοπίου, την ανεμπόδιστη θέα στο μαγευτικό κόλπο της Aλμυρίδας, αλλά και το υπέροχο περιβάλλον με τα τόσα όμορφα φυτά που το κοσμούν.


Εδώ και τρία χρόνια το ξενοδοχείο Emerald αποτελεί για μας σταθερό προορισμό αν και Χανιώτες. Όταν όμως θέλουμε να χαλαρώσουμε και ν’απολαύσουμε ένα Σαββατοκύριακο στη φύση και με καταπληκτική θέα είναι η καλύτερη επιλογή.


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