Travelling alone and to a foreign destination can be a daunting prospect for even the most confident person. Many of our single travellers say they were initially terrified of the idea of solo holidays. Some nearly turned away at the last moment!
Many guests stay at the Mistral Hotel for just one week to see if they like our singles resort – only to book for two weeks next time!
Our motto is “take the plunge”! Find out for yourself how easy it is to travel alone and come and see what you’re missing.
The staff at the Mistral Hotel will make sure you are made to feel more than welcome and part of a group of like-minded single travellers. We will ensure that your single travel holiday runs smoothly so that all you have to worry about is relaxing and having fun.
Your singles vacation will be hosted by Vassilis, a Cretan with great knowledge of his island and its rich history and Donna, our British hostess who will be available to help you all day.
A great way to meet other people embarking on solo travel to the Mistral Hotel is to post a message on our Facebook page. You can make friends with guests travelling at the same time as you before you even start your journey.
The Mistral has hosted exclusively for single and independent travellers for almost 20 years and with a repeat guest rate of 45%, we feel this is the best reassurance and guarantee of the quality of our service. Our biggest strengths are these:
The age range of our guests is generally between 25-70, with the majority being in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. In our experience, such a cross section of age groups creates a diverse atmosphere. After all, we are all young at heart!
"Crete is the cradle of European civilisation that rests beyond the deep red wine sea" as said by Ulysses.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the southernmost point of Europe. It is blessed with stunning beaches, turquoise blue sea and a wonderful climate. The high mountain ranges are gifted with lush and fertile plateaus, mythological caves and many gorges, the most famous being Samaria, the longest in Europe.
Crete has a rich and varied history and is home to the birthplace of Zeus. Years of occupation by the Romans, Arabs, Venetians, Turks and later the Germans have left their mark on the island.
The geographical location of Crete, climate and variety of altitude and terrain has created an amazing diversity of flowers, plants, trees, wildlife and marine life with many endemic and rare species.
There is an abundance of activities available such as scuba diving, snorkelling, cycling, horse riding, walking and parasailing. For lovers of culture, there are many museums and world famous archaeological sites such as the Palace of King Minos at Knossos and the ancient ruins at Phaestos. There are tiny churches tucked away with beautiful frescoes, Roman baths, mosaics, tombs and ancient olive trees.
The Mistral Hotel is owned by the Gialamarakis family and is run by the two brothers Adonis and Vassilis.
Vassilis studied Horticulture at Strathclyde University (Scottish Hotel School) and is an MSc. graduate in the International Hospitality Industry. He is also a member of the Slow Food Movement and the Wine Club of Chania.
Adonis is a true Cretan and the character behind the Mistral Hotel nightlife! He is also responsible for maintenance and is affectionately known as “the man who fixes things”!
Vassilis and Adonis’s parents, Manolis and Katerina, started the business but are now retired and happy to relax and enjoy everyday life at the Mistral.
Your hostess Donna, is here to make sure we deliver the best possible service to you.
Our chef Vicky, supplies the Mistral Hotel with fresh goats cheese made from her own goats milk.