Luxury Crete Beach Hotels & Crete Family Holidays at Sbokos Hotel Group

About Us

Philosophy

At Sbokos Hotel Group our mission statement is: “To operate our hotels and resorts with an uncompromised commitment to personable service and quality of standards. When we enjoy a high rate of return guests, we successfully fulfill our ultimate obligation to the tradition of authentic Cretan Hospitality.”

Core Values:

  • dedication to exceptional and personalized service,
  • continuous training and development of the staff
  • commitment to ecological responsiveness
  • emphasis on authentic traditional experiences

Much of the group’s success can be attributed to its dedicated staff, many of whom have stayed with the company since 1976. People come to work with us and stay year after year because they feel we treat them with respect. We feel it is of vital importance that our people are happy to work in our hotels, so as to convey this to our guests.

Regular refurbishments and updating of the facilities keep the properties to the highest standards. Most importantly, tourism is about a precious time in the lives of modern, hard-working people, where dedicated service and warm hospitality become an absolute priority.

History

The family run company that has been involved in the hotel business since 1976. In 2003, Sbokos Hotel Group was created to manage the properties in a more structured manner. Today, the group owns and manages the following properties:

Agapi Beach opened in 1978 and is located on the long beachside that spreads west of Heraklion in Crete. It is a four star, award winning property with an impressive number of repeat guests and has been established as a favourite family destination. Cuisine and staff friendliness have always been its best rated attributes.

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete. The resort opened in June 2003 and is situated in one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Greece. Completely unspoilt, the area combines extraordinary natural beauty and crystal clear waters. Close to the small fishing village of Plaka and just a few hundred meters opposite the isle of Spinalonga, the resort sits peaceful and totally assimilated in its natural environment.

Cretan Malia Park (opened in 1988) is located in the area of Malia east of Heraklion. It is a secluded low rise property with lush gardens leading to a beautiful beach. Officially a four star hotel, it also features rooms with five star qualities. It has been uninterruptedly awarded the top 10 award of TUI travel organization and is a romantic hideaway, ideal for couples.

Koutouloufari Village Holiday Club (opened in 1982) is a development resembling a traditional Cretan village, located in the village bearing the same name. Small individual houses clustered in groups to resemble neighborhoods and restored stone houses comprise this development. Built in 1982, Koutouloufari was the first attempt of the family to create an environmentally conscious business.

Village Heights Golf Resort is a property consisting of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom residences located by the Crete Golf Club set on a cliff and enjoying impressive views, this property operates under a time share management since its opening in 2006.

Awards

Agapi Beach

  • Holiday Check Recommended Resort 2014
  • Zoover Recommended Resort 2014
  • Included in TOP-100 best resort hotels of the world on TopHotels Russia 2013
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012-2016
  • TUI Umwelt Champion, 1999 – 2003, 2005 – 2006, 2008, 2010 - 2016
  • TUI Umwelt Champion Gold, 2007, 2009
  • Studiosus Environmental Distinction, 2005
  • TUI Environmental Distinction, 2004
  • Kuoni Travel, Green Planet Award, 2000 – 2002
  • TUI Holly, 100 Best Hotels in the World, 1994, 1997-1999, 2001 – 2002
  • JET Tours, Trophe, 1999 – 2005
  • Blue Flag Beach Award, Foundation for Environmental Education, 1990 – 2013
  • The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, awarded Blue Palace for being one of the first 100 Hotels offering ''Greek Breakfast''

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

  • Travel + Leisure, US, World’s Best Awards 2016, Ranked 2nd in the TOP 5 Best Resort Hotels in Greece
  • Condé Nast Traveler, US, Readers Choice Awards 2015
  • Condé Nast Traveler, US, Readers Choice Awards 2014, 3rd Best European Resort
  • Spafinder Wellness 365 Travel Awards 2014, Country Award: Favorite Wellness Travel Property in Greece
  • TripAdvisor, 2013-2016 Certificate of Excellence Winner
  • Condé Nast Traveler US, 2014 Gold List
  • Condé Nast Traveler, US, Readers Choice Awards 2013, 3rd Best European Resort
  • Condé Nast Traveler, US, Gold List 2013
  • The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, awarded Blue Palace for being one of the first 100 Hotels offering ''Greek Breakfast''
  • Condé Nast Traveler, US Readers Choice Awards 2012, Top Resorts in Europe
  • World Travel Awards 2012, Leading Spa Resort in Greece
  • Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award 2012 in the Luxury and Relaxation & Spa Categories, 2012
  • Athinorama Best Greek Cuisine Award, L’Orangerie Restaurant, 2012
  • Tatler Spa Guide, 101 Best Spas, 2011
  • Condé Nast Traveller Greece, Readers Choice Awards, Best Resort in Crete, 2009
  • Greek Wine Resto, 1st Prize Outstanding Greek Wine List, L’Orangerie Restaurant, 2009
  • Greek Wine Resto, 2nd Prize Remarkable Greek Wine List, Asia Blue Restaurant, 2009
  • Sovereign Luxury Travel, Award of Excellence, 2009
  • Tez Worldberry, Best Hotel Partner of Tez Tour, 2009
  • Thomas Cook, Award of Excellence, 2009
  • Condé Nast Traveler US, Gold List, 2008 
  • Golden Meridian, Russian Travel Awards, Winner 2008 
  • Tez Worldberry, Best Hotel Partner of Tez Tour, 2008
  • Thomas Cook, Marque of Excellence Award, 2008
  • World Travel Awards, Greece's Leading Spa Resort, 2008
  • Golden Toque, Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant: L’Orangerie, 2007
  • Spa Finder, Readers’ Choice, Favorite Spa in Greece, 2007
  • Spavox, Gold Bliss Rating, 2007
  • World Travel Awards, Greece's Leading Spa Resort, 2007
  • Gala Spa Style, 111 Best Spas Worldwide, March 2006
  • Golden Toque, Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant: L’Orangerie, 2006
  • Globe Pequeot Press, 100 Best Spas of the World, Bernard Burt, 2006
  • Harpers Bazaar UK, Spa Guide, 2006
  • Spa Finder, Readers’ Choice, Best Spa in Greece, 2006
  • Condé Nast Traveler US, One of the Best Spas in Europe, Cover Page, June 2005
  • Elle Germany, One of the Best in Greece, 2005
  • Pegase Gastronomy Award, L”Orangerie, 2005
  • TUI Holly, 100 Best Hotels in the World, 2005
  • Argo Holidays, Achievement Awards, 2004
  • Harpers & Queen UK, One of the 100 Best Spas, January 2004
  • Blue Flag Beach Award, Foundation for Environmental Education, 2004 – 2010

Cretan Malia Park

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2012 - 2016
  • Blue Flag Beach Award, Foundation for Environmental Education, 1993 – 2016
  • Zoover Award, Best Beachfront Hotel in Malia 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015
  • TUI Umwelt Champion Award 2013 - 2016
  • Holiday Check Quality Selection 2013 - 2016
  • TUI Top Quality Selection 2015 - 2016
  • TEZ WORLDBERRY AWARD in the category of the Most Professional Staff in 4* Hotels in Crete 2014
  • Best Family Hotels in Greece by Booked.net 2014
  • Trivago Best Beachfront Hotels in Malia 2013
  • The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, awarded Blue Palace for being one of the first 100 Hotels offering ''Greek Breakfast''
  • Thomson/TUI UK Gold Medal Award 2011
  • TUI Holly, 100 Best Hotels in the World, 1993 – 2011
  • TUI Umwelt Champion Gold Award, 1996 – 2010
  • Gold Travel Life Award, 2010 -2012
  • Thompson, Gold Medal Award, 2008
  • Holiday Check, 100 Best Hotels in the World, 2007
  • Thompson, Gold Medal Award, 2006
  • Kuoni, The Green Planet Award, 2000 - 2002
  • Hotelplan, Environmental Hotel Award, 2000
  • Hotelplan, Environmental Hotel Award, 1997

 

Koutouloufari Village Holiday Club

  • TripAdvisor Green Leaders Platinum Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Trivago Best Serviced Apartment (Ranked 4th) 2015
  • TripAdvisor Green Leaders Platinum Award 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Holiday Check Quality Selection 2014
  • Trivago Best Serviced Apartment (Ranked 3rd) 2013
  • Green Key, Eco-Label Award, 2010 – 2011
  • RCI, Gold Crown Award, 2010 – 2011
  • Hospitality Award, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009
  • RCI, Silver Crown Award, 2007
  • Hospitality Award, 2006
  • Resort of International Distinction Award, 2003 - 2004

 

Village Heights Golf Resort

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 - 2016
  • TripAdvisor Green Leaders Gold Award 2014
  • Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award, 2012, 2014
  • The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, awarded Blue Palace for being one of the first 100 Hotels offering ''Greek Breakfast''
  • Green Key, Eco-Label Award, 2010 – 2011
  • RCI, Gold Crown Award, 2010 - 2011
  • RCI, Gold Crown Award, 2008

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