Avra Imperial Hotel presents a vast range of flavors across an amazing selection of Dine Around culinary venues. Every participating restaurant offers a unique dining experience for our eclectic guests. Our chefs make selections of the freshest local ingredients and our menu options satisfy all appetites.

Through our Dine Around program, guests enjoy their Half Board meal plan in two restaurants. Basilico Restaurant’s infinity buffet offers International breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alternatively our guests can indulge their taste buds in our Cretan restaurant Xatheri offering signature breakfast buffet.

Furthermore, we have enriched our Dine Around program with three à-la-carte restaurants, where guests can use their meal allowance.
The amount of €15 per guest over 12 years old for all Rooms & Suites will be deducted from the total food bill.


The spacious pool suites at Avra Imperial Hotel are offering floating luxuries, perfect for those coveted Instagram shots.

Floating Breakfast
Spend the morning relaxing in your private pool indulging in rich American breakfast for two.
Whether you want to do it for ‘the Gram’ or surprise your partner with a romantic breakfast, either way, a delicious Floating Breakfast in your private pool is an excellent way to start a day in paradise.

Floating Champagne
How do you feel about sharing a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne in your own private pool with your loved ones?
Our Food & Beverage department has been creative this year and has put together a fancy floating champagne tray to make your moments count.


Our Cretan inspired Signature Breakfast is a feast of flavors and colors of our land. At Xatheri restaurant we offer daily freshly made Greek food taken from the core of the Cretan eating routine such as fruits, vegetables, olives, honey, nuts, yogurt and whole grains.

The signature breakfast buffet features crispy pies with wild greens or kalitsounia filled with mizithra soft cheese, PDO goat cheeses, gruyeres, pihtogalo soft cheese, rusks, fried eggs with staka (butter-cream), curated meats such as apaki and syglino, figs, honeycomb, local baby bananas, melons, oranges and delicious herbal wild teas: mountain tea, louisa and mountain sage.

The broad assortment of fresh local offerings is cooked to fuel your day and indulge you in a unique gastronomic experience.


Avra Imperial Hotel offers a variety of private dining areas for special celebrations and private occasions or for those who simply prefer the exclusivity of an intimate dinner.

Choose your preferred location and let us arrange a special candle lit supper for you and your loved one with tailor-made, gourmet inspired menus, accompanied by a perfectly matched bottle of wine or fine champagne. Choose between indoor and outdoor sitting and enjoy an intimate dining experience in stylish surroundings, tailored for only a few.

Our Food & Beverages team offers distinct private dining areas with exclusive service, signature menus and unforgettable culinary experiences. Our concierge will assist you to organize your celebration with your loved ones in style and privacy.


At Avra Imperial Hotel guests can enjoy a complete wine list with over 100 different wine labels prepared in conjunction with Andreas Matthidis, the President of Greek Sommelier Association, to fully match your dinner set at our culinary outlets.

Discover the Avra Cellar, an amazing wine spot under Blue Dong Restaurant and explore the extensive list of Greek and international varieties.

In addition, Avra Imperial Hotel organizes tailor made wine experiences such as wine tasting sessions in order to meet the Cretan flavors and winery visits to the local vineyards.


Boost your cooking skills with a Greek culinary masterclass offered by our executive Chef Dimitris Tsioudakis. Based on authentic local recipes and using the freshest ingredients from the Cretan land we will take you on a unique journey of flavors and tradition.

Experience the local gastronomy, learn how to create the healthiest dishes and how to cook like a Cretan.

A fun and interactive cooking class for all levels of experience.
Join our cooking classes, a truly hands-on experience with individual working stations, and get the chance to learn new recipes from Crete and the Mediterranean.