AVRA IMPERIAL BEACH RESORT & SPA, a 5-star hotel with 328 rooms, is located in Kolymvari, Chania, Crete. Of particular interest is its architectural design which is inspired by the structural features of Minoan palaces, while engraved symbols of linear B’, Minoan script, compose the central decorative idea and are found throughout the hotel with applications on various elements. The spa area, which in 2015 was awarded as the best Spa, in the 2nd architectural competition 100% Hotel Design Awards, with a large indoor pool, which receives natural lighting through a glass roof. Importance has not only been given to the aesthetic perfection of the complex but also to its energy design, where several elements of bioclimatic architecture were used.
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