Our Story

Tradition and dedication to authentic Greek hospitality lie at the core of Paralos Irini Mare, a family-run hotel with a 30-year history in beautiful South Crete.

Founded by a young couple with a true passion for hospitality, Paralos Irini Mare welcomed its first guests in 1991. In the last five years, this family business has passed into the hands of the new generation, which continues in the same spirit by providing authentic Cretan hospitality and exceptional services to all our guests.

The hotel has slowly grown from 39 to 128 rooms, spread across 13 buildings that climb the hillsides above Agia Galini beach, in total harmony with the natural surroundings. 

In 2020 Paralos Irini Mare Resort was awarded a Green Key certification for its environmentally sustainable practices, which include eco-friendly gardening routines and the reduction of energy consumption in all rooms.

Our Philosophy

Here at Paralos Irini Mare we are dedicated in delivering high-quality service with a personal touch. 

Our greatest principle is the respect and love for the environment that we are part of. That includes not only the natural habitat but also the spirit and soul of the place and, above all, its people - our team and guests.

We welcome travelers with a smile and attention to detail to make every stay fun, comfortable, unforgettable. Located on the island's tranquil south coast, we provide an authentic Cretan experience by serving the finest produce from the region, spreading the local culture and recommending the best ways for guests to enjoy the natural beauty, local colour and history of South Crete.

As a Green Key awarded resort, we also believe that sustainability is the only way forward. We invest in green practices and high-quality tourism and support the local community by giving back with donations and employing people from nearby villages. Together, we pave the way for a greener future.

Our Values

In our thirty years in hospitality, we've set the human factor as our top priority, guided by our motto, "Come as a guest, and then come back as a friend".

With integrity and respect for Cretan history and tradition, our community, and its people, we build trust through responsible actions and honest relationships. 

Hospitality means so much more than flawless service in our book. We are passionate about helping our guests discover new cultures, flavours, and landscapes and find their ideal way of relaxation. The sweet spot between action and calm. Most of all, we strive to make their time in South Crete a revitalizing journey for mind, body, and soul - so, in the end, they go back home richer in memory and experience.