FROM CRETE TO ATHENS
More than 40 years have passed since the establishment of the first Civitel Hotel on one of the most splendid beaches outside Heraklion, Crete. These four decades of experience in the industry have enabled Civitel to perfect its hospitality standards and create a unique identity based on the company's drive to promote the best of Greek civilization, extending civility to guests and fostering civic pride. The name Civitel comes from joining the words Civic and Hotel, reflecting the company's civic values and honoring Greek civilization.
At the midpoint of its lifetime and after phenomenal success of its first property,Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows, the company opened its second property – theAkali Hotel in Chania. Both CivitelCrete Hotelsare designed to complement each other: Creta Beach boasts an amazing Mediterranean experience while the Akali opens up the magic of the beautiful city of Chania, positioning itself as a superbly mixed leisure and business destination.
After establishing its name in Crete, the largest of all Greek islands, Civitel ventured to the current capital of Greek civilization, establishing twohotels in Athensand extending its hospitality experience to the mainland. Thus, in 2008 the company opened theCivitel Olympic, a vibrant business and sports property located steps away from the Olympic Stadium and themed after the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Two years later, to accommodate the high demand, it opened theCivitel Attik, also located in the lush green Athens suburb of Maroussi, the upscale business hub of the city. In 2016, Civitel Esprit landed within the premises of Civitel Attik, adding a unique twist in the accommodation experience of our guests.