In a time where most hotels look and feel the same, Avra Imperial, the biggest hotel of Avra Collection, is a great example of how the rich history of a destination can inspire the interior design and the architecture of an outstanding hotel in Chania.
Regarding the architectural design of the hotel, visitors who have been to the marvelous Minoan Palace of Knossos will find it familiar. There is a reason for this, as the Minoan architecture has largely influenced that of the hotel.
The unique external design characteristics of Avra Imperial were inspired by the structural features of the ancient Minoan palaces. Stable and solid, the hotel building is a reminder of the way the Minoans used to build their greatest buildings that lasted for millennia and paved the way for today’s western architecture.
The colonnades on both sides of the hotel entrance are also reminiscent of the ones in the Minoan palaces. But the similarities don’t stop in the exterior of the building.
The interior spaces of the hotel are based in massive, solid structures that underline the exquisite architecture of the Minoan era. They give the impression of an ancient palace that is a symbol of power and well-being.
The interior design of the hotel is also heavily influenced by the Minoan history of the island, albeit in a more subtle way: In both the common areas and the rooms of the hotel you can see the artistic, stylistic symbols of Linear B script.
Linear B is the first syllabic script in Europe and is considered one of the biggest achievements of the human mind in ancient times. It was first used in the 14th century BC by the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans.
The symbols of Linear B script show the historical continuity from the ancient to the present times in Chania and Crete. Located in most spaces inside the hotel, they form one of the primary elements of interior design, connecting the ancient and today’s cultures
Avra City Hotel is located close to the commercial center of Chania city. And its interior design has been intentionally created to reflect that.
Having lots of stylistic details, from specially created furniture to exceptional objects of art, the interior design of the hotel is unique in Chania city. Our guide for all the design elements inside the hotel was to inspire and relax our guests.
The architectural design of the building is based on the neoclassical style with art deco elements, which is one of the most visually appealing styles in Greek architecture. The balance between the traditional exterior and the modern interior is achieved by the timeless artistic nature and style of the design objects and architectural details.
In the same manner that a design hotel like Avra City highlights its city environment, Avra Apartments bridge the gap between stylish and traditional accommodation.
The first of the two buildings of Avra Apartments is located in the known Old Venetian Harbour, one of the most select areas in Chania city. And its interior design has been created with that in mind.
A combination of traditional and modern furniture, along with smart stylistic touches, give Avra Apartments in the Venetian Harbour its distinct design personality.
The second building of Avra Apartments is located in the tranquil village of Kolymvari, west of Chania city. They combine successfully a low-key architecture with a more down-to-earth interior design that is based in wooden furniture and objects. This way, they are in harmony with their village surroundings, while staying true to their distinct stylistic identity.
In today’s professional hospitality, our aspiration to offer the best service to our guests in Chania, Crete, involves the architecture and the interior design of our hotels, which have been created to enable you to deeply relax in a homey atmosphere of high aesthetics, which at the same time reflects its environment.