I communicated with Arkadi hotel just now. So far, we have booked 3 rooms (4 persons). Their offer was for about 20 people. They will come back to me, probably, with slightly raised rates. I asked that they remain the same.
I am leaving, (within the next 5 minutes), for an eight hour drive to Evros river (border with the Turkey). Lots of birds. I hope the weather does not spoil the trip. I will have limited net access. Back on Monday morning.
For the NG members, supporters, who are undecided about this trip I say "you only live once" (James Bond only lived twice).
Come to Chania, you will enjoy the whole experience.