The Avra Imperial is located in Kolymvari, western Crete. The architectural style of the hotel is inspired by the structure of Minoan Palaces. The hotel offers 328 rooms and 118 shared & private pools, five restaurants and four bars, a wellness & fitness center, a state-of-the-art Conference Center, as well as activities for children and adults. It provides services for weddings, meetings and special events.
The Greek breakfast buffet offers traditional dishes made from fresh ingredients. For starters there is freshly baked bread, biscuits and cakes. Guests will find barley rusks, carob bread sticks, mini “dakos” rusks with “myzithra” cheese and oregano, hot pies of Sfakia, “tiganites” (pancakes), “kserotigana” (fritters), and traditional “avgokalamara”. There is also “pasteli” (sesame and honey paste), “lychnarakia” with cinnamon, “skaltsounia” of Chania with wild greens, mini fennel pies (“marathopitaki”), “kalitsounia” (with “myzithra” cheese and spearmint from the garden).
Dairy products include “‘ryzogalo” (rice pudding), local yoghurt, Cretan gruyere, “pichtogalo” from Chania (the well known “ksynomyzithra” cheese), fresh “anthotyros” cheese and dry “anthotyros” cheese with olive oil. Eggs are cooked in various ways including the “strapatsada” (scrambled eggs with tomato and smoked “apaki” pork or zucchini). There are also fresh and dried fruits, as well as freshly squeezed orange juice. Spoon sweets, olives, fresh olive oil, thyme honey and tahini are traditional products recommended for their nutritional value.
The hotel's Greek breakfast includes among others:
Cretan graviera (PDO)
“Boureki” of Chania
Barley rusks (‘Krithina’ rusks)
Village style white bread
Mountain Tea (Malotira, Kalokimithia)