Accessible holidays in Crete, Greece. The Eria Resort is specially designed with disabled people in mind. The resort is located in the historic village of Maleme, of Crete Greece, in an area of unique natural beauty. The resort is surrounded by olive groves and offers an unobstructed view of the Cretan sea. The fine architecture of the resort, apart from the functionalism, safety and comfort, promotes the natural light in abundance. The rooms built at ground level and first
floor, encircle the pool and the communal areas while the balconies have a beautiful view of the Cretan sea and the boundless olive groves that surround our hotel. All the hotel facilities are fully accessible to people with disabilities. The resort provides a reception area, lounge, restaurant, main bar and lift. It also provides gym with separate physiotherapy area and jacuzzi. Furthermore, you can enjoy the pleasures of the big swimming pool and hydro massage with a ramp for easy descent and ascent. There
are boccia and basketball courses and a specially designed area for other sports. Wheelchairs electric or manual, hoists, stanchions, oxygen compressor, scooters, rollators and others, are available upon request. Doctors of any expertise and physiotherapist will be at your disposal. A specially adapted mini bus is also available to transport you safely, to and from the airport or the harbor. Also, an excursion programme, of all major sights, will be available.
All of this, in combination with the luxury, the special arrangement and decoration of the indoor and outdoor areas, guarantee a comfortable and pleasant accommodation for physically challenged people, their escorts and their families.
The fine decoration of the 11 two-bed rooms and 2 suites of the Eria Resort is unique to each room and suite. All first-story rooms are accessible by lift. One of the beds in all the rooms and suites is electrically adjustable. Additionally the following features are standard for all rooms: Sling, Autonomous air-conditioning,
Emergency call system,Telephone, Internet connection, Radio, Satellite television, Safe, Mini bar, Hair dryer. The bathrooms are convenient and specially designed. They are all equipped with shower, shower chair, horizontal and vertical bars and adjustable raised toilet seat. Our suites can accommodate up to four people. From the balcony of your room you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Cretan sea and the boundless olive groves that surround our hotel
Restaurant & Bar
An embellished area near the pool accommodates our bar and restaurant. On the first floor there is the indoor restaurant with a lovely view to the sea and the surrounding olive groves. The bar is open from 8am to midnight, providing a wide selection of coffees, refreshments, aperitifs, drinks, cocktails (alcoholic or not), desserts and ice-creams. The restaurant is
at your disposal at any time between 8:00am and 9:30pm. Breakfast is selected from a wide menu and is served as
a buffet between 8:00am and 10:30am. Breakfast is served in rooms between 7:30am and 11:00am. After 11:00am, a wide variety of cold dishes, salads, sandwiches and other daily dishes shall be are at call if you desire a light snack. Dinner is once again a selection from an extensive menu (a la carte) and is served between 7:00pm and 9:30pm. We also arrange evenings of typical greek entertainment with traditional cretan and greek cuisine. Room service is at your disposal around the clock.
Recreation & Exercise
Have an enjoyable and entertaining time in the large, accessible pool, equiped with hydromassage and descent ramp. We also feature: Boccia court, Basketball court, Volleyball court, Ping-pong tables, Hammam, Jacuzzi.
Since the resort co-operates closely with companies of the orthopedic, pharmaceutical and paramedical field, such products are readily available.Doctors of any expertise and physiotherapists will be at your disposal. You can rent many different types of wheelchairs, manual and battery powered.
Excursions & Strolls
The graphic town of Chania and surrounding areas. The venetian port and old town district of Chania are the main areas of interest for all visitors. Impressive architectural elements spanning multiple eras, starting from Minoan times and subject to multiple cultural influences, including Byzantine, Arabic, Venetian, Jewish, Ottoman adorn the picturesque port's streets, alleys
and plazas. Massive dockyards and former powder-magazines are used today as cultural centers for a wide variety of events and host the Center of Mediterrenean Architecture. In the midst of the newer section of the city stands the Agora (market place) which has been for years an important outlet for traditional, domestic products.
In the shadow of the White Mountains. Traversing a series of villages girdled with orange grove we make our way towards the White Mountains. The scenery is always changing: olive groves, chestnut trees, planetrees and an amazing variety of other flora including herbs and flowers unique to the Cretan environment. On the way to the Omalos plateau the view is breathtaking and at 1227 meters above sea level we reach the entrance to the famous Samaria gorge.
Kasteli – Orthodox Academy – Gonia Monastery An impressive combination of hills, mountains and sea are the hallmark of the northernwest section of the Chania prefecture. At Kolymbari we find the historic Gonia monastery, dating back to the 17th century and the Orthodox Academy – world-wide home to cultural and scientific conferences. Kasteli was the port of the ancient mountaneous town of Polyrinia. Nowadays one can tour the site of Roman-era buildings, visit the local
market or have a relaxing stroll along the beach. Here you can enjoy a delicious traditional meal after swimming or any other aquatic activities in the bay of Kissamos.
Suggestions for promenades and other excursions will be at your disposal as well as an accessibility guide for Chania which includes restaurants, cafeterias, movie-theaters, scuba diving and horseback-riding.
Transportation from and to the airport or the harbour is easily and safely conducted using the hotel's specially adapted mini-bus. Our mini-bus, capacity of 15 people, has a wheelchair lift and the arrangement of the interior is as follows; behind the driver and co-driver there are 8 passenger seats and following the walkway there are 2 places for wheelchairs and in the rear, depending
on wheelchair type, there are 2 or 3 extra places. The stop for intercity buses is 50 meters from the hotel, with a bus to Chania or other locations in 15 or 30 minute intervals.
For more information on accessability in Greece see Greece for the Physically Disabled or visit the website of Christianakis Travel who specialize in travel for the physically disabled.