Our Heritage


At the heart of Cretan hospitality, you will find a generous exchange of stories, traditionally told around the dinner table by both hosts and guests. For over 40 years, the owners, staff and many repeat guests of Agapi Beach, have been sharing their stories with each other, and enriching each other’s lives with those little anecdotes, insights, ‘firsts’, recipes, tips and jokes that make us all feel like part of a great extended Cretan family. The best part of this is that guests can rely on exceptional cuisine, superb facilities and faultless service, because in Crete, we keep the finest for our family, and that means you.

The Dream
Grandma Agapi entrusts her son Yiannis with her live savings. He dreams to create a hotel company for the next generation.
Yiannis Sbokos starts the construction of Agapi Beach Resort, named after his beloved mother.
Hotel Opening
Agapi Beach Hotel is completed! It opens its doors in April of 1978. An exciting era begins.
Welcome to the 80s!
Agapi Village
The hotel is expanded; Agapi Village becomes part of the hotel.
A wonderful collection of new suites, and a garden theater are completed.
We are proud of our staff, many team member have been with us since the 80s!
Welcome to the 90s!
A brand new bungalows area is constructed, and a wonderful outdoor pool ensures leisurely summer days!
More 90s moments. Agapi Beach joins Grecotel.
Agapi Beach Resort reveals the most authentic Cretan secrets and stories every time you visit.
Agapi Beach launches as an All-Inclusive Resort in 2005; in 2018, it repositions itself as a Premium All-Inclusive Resort, presenting a carefully curated concept of thoughtful meal plans, services and amenities.
Celebrate with our 40-years Anniversary Video!
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