Crete Hotels

Crete Hotels

The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete is renowned for its seamless blend of pristine beaches, ancient ruins, rugged mountain landscape and one-of-a-kind gastronomy.

Feeling more like its own small country than an island, Corfu is large in personality and area. With a huge choice of resorts to choose from, and with hotels offering everything from scuba diving to poolside massage, there’s something on Crete for every holidaymaker, whether they be big, small, or something in-between.

Beaches

With over 1000km of coastline you will never be short of finding your perfect Cretan beach. Long stretches of golden sands are broken up by olive groves; and secluded bays with crystal-clear waters are easy to find. For a unique Cretan experience be sure to visit Vai – Europe’s only palm forest beach or take a stroll along the pink sands of Elafonisi Beach.

Culture

With ancient ruins a plenty, museums by the bucket load and even the birthplace of a Greek god, Crete is a cultural haven and a truly spectacular place to discover. Wander the various ruins or visit an archaeological museum to see how life once was here. Greek mythology fans can also visit Lassithi Plateau, believed to be the birthplace of Zeus!

Food & Drink

Cretan food perfectly combines island cuisine with Greek tradition. Expect a lot of fresh fish and seafood on the menu with plenty of olives, tomatoes and, of course, feta cheese. Smaller dishes known as meze are often very popular and include a variety of options such as dolmades – stuffed vine leaves, tzatziki and loukanika – Greek sausages. Traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka are also commonplace here.

Nightlife

Cretan nightlife is vastly diverse and suited to all tastes. Malia is the island’s clubbing capital with an infamous strip of late night bars and clubs hosting top DJ’s that are open until dawn. Agios Nikalos and Hersonissos are also lively resorts with a great nightlife. Elsewhere expect a more laid-back vibe with bustling bars and late night tavernas.

Important Information
Flight Time: 4hrs
Time Difference: +2hrs
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Greek

Family Beach Index

Crete hotels for families

Find a hotel that your kids will love. Beachfront hotels with waterparks? Yes please! Keep the kids entertained this holiday with our top family-friendly hotels below.

All inclusive hotels in Crete

Cocktails by the pool? Ice cream at 9am? A list of activities as long as your arm? Our choice of All Inclusive hotels below mean you can answer yes to all of the above – all of time and all included in the price!.

5 star luxury Crete hotels

Fancy a little bit of added luxury on this holiday? Look no further than our choice of top luxury hotels below and relax the days away in style.

Budget Crete hotels

A fun-filled holiday in the sun doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We’ve rounded up the best hotels in Crete for a break on a budget.

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Crete Resorts

Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia

Holidays in Agia Pelagia for all tastes, ages and budgets. We have a range of apartments and cheap hotels in Agia Pelagia ranging from 3 to 5 star…

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Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos- 'Agios' to Cretan islanders, or 'Ag Nik' to the many English-speaking visitors- is a beautiful harbour town in eastern Crete…

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Amoudara

Amoudara

Amoudara is resort on a long, sandy, idyllic beach, just outside Crete's capital, Heraklion, on the island's north coast. This is where golden sands…

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Chania

Chania

Chania is one of Crete's most attractive and appealing cities, set between breathtaking mountains and the deep turquoise of the Cretan Sea…

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Elounda

Elounda

Elounda is a beautiful resort situated in Crete's northeast, on the coast of Mirabello Bay. Approaching the village by road from Agios Nikolaos you…

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Fodele

Fodele

Fodele is a charming village and lovely beach resort located between the towns of Heraklion and Rethymnon, on Crete's north coast. Apart from the…

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Georgioupolis

Georgioupolis

Georgioupolis is a beautiful village on Crete's north coast, between Rethymnon and Chania, set in stunning surroundings of mountains, eucalyptus trees…

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Gouves

Gouves

The Crete holidays destination of Gouves is a town and municipality in northern Crete, just east of the capital, Heraklion. Here you will find…

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Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion is the capital of Crete, the island's largest city and the fifth largest in Greece. On first impressions Heraklion can appear a little too…

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos

On Crete's north coast, set between mountains and sea, is the cosmopolitan resort of Hersonissos. In antiquity Hersonissos was a prosperous merchant…

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Malia

Malia

Malia is undoubtedly one of Crete's highlights with magnificent beaches, fascinating archeology and famously pulsating nightlife. This is a resort for…

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Rethymnon

Rethymnon

Rethymnon is a vibrant resort town on Crete's north coast, the capital of Rethymnon province. The town enjoys its reputation as the cultural and …

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Sissi

Sissi

If you're one for peace and quiet and want to get away from commercial holidays, then Sissi is the place for you. Surrounded by picturesque beaches…

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