Featured properties on Crete

  • £87

    Average price per night

    Ibis Styles Heraklion Central, Heraklio Town
    9.4 Superb 1,030 reviews
    Description Enjoying a privileged location in the heart of Heraklion Town, Ibis Styles Heraklion Central by Accor is just a short stroll from major touristic sights and lively areas of the town.

    "Staff extremely friendly:Efi,Natalia, Aspa etc.. Very very clean!!! Great breakfast! Amazing room with sea view and veranda on 5th floor. Just amazing. Would come back anytime."

    Luciano. Italy
  • £85

    Average price per night

    Olive Green Hotel, Heraklio Town

    Olive Green Hotel

    Heralkio City Centre, Heraklio Town

    9.5 Exceptional 1,091 reviews
    Description Olive Green Hotel is centrally located in Heralkion, right in the lively shopping area of the town.

    "Rakia as welcome in the room with olive oil and local bread. The orange juice was freshly squeezed, excellent!"

    Federico. Germany
  • £53

    Average price per night

    Royal Sun, Chania Town

    Royal Sun

    Halepa, Chania Town

    9.3 Superb 2,127 reviews
    Description Featuring a restaurant and a pool with sun terrace amidst its palm-tree garden, Royal Sun lies within 3 km from the centre of Chania Town.

    "Great view, kind staff...all you need!"

    Alenka. Slovenia
  • £134

    Average price per night

    GDM Megaron Hotel, Heraklio Town
    9.5 Exceptional 1,579 reviews
    Description Housed in a listed 1920’s building overlooking the Old Harbour of Heraklion, the prestigious 5-star hotel GDM Megaron offers fine dining, a health club and a rooftop plunge pool.

    "The bed was very comfort and the room was completed"

    Mohd Faizal. Malaysia
  • £45

    Average price per night

    Kastro Hotel, Heraklio Town
    9.1 Superb 2,407 reviews
    Description Within 100 metres from the city centre, Kastro Hotel is well-situated for exploring the ancient sites of Heraklion. It offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms with breakfast included in the rate.

    "Got an upgrade to the Master Suite on the Roof Garden, it was amazing! The best room on which we have been for the last years worldwide, honestly. Great Location, price, staff, food (hint: go to "Peskari"..."

    IvanArizmendi. Mexico
  • £92

    Average price per night

    Kydon Hotel, Chania Town
    9.4 Superb 1,093 reviews
    Description Located in the centre of Chania, Kydon Hotel is opposite of the main market hall and just a few minutes' walk from the Old Town and the Venetian Harbour.

    "We stayed at Kydon Hotel for a week and it was absolutely perfect. They accepted our request for earlier check in with a short notice and they assigned to us a triple even though we were just two, to not..."

    Ottavia Tonsi. Italy
  • £228

    Average price per night

    Menta City Boutique Hotel, Rethymno Town
    9.5 Exceptional 386 reviews
    Description Featuring free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor pool, Menta City Boutique Hotel offers accommodation in Rethymno Town. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and sunny roof-top breakfast area.

    "the best place to stay! very comfortable, nice peple, good location and price"

    Anna. Russia
  • £53

    Average price per night

    Central City Hotel, Chania Town
    9.4 Superb 380 reviews
    Description Central is set in Chania Town, 200 metres from Nautical Museum. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

    "Extremely friendly staff very very ckea lovely room great location only one downside there is no lift but would definitely stay there again if visiting Chania"

    Jenny. United Kingdom
  • £64

    Average price per night

    Santrivani Rooms, Chania Town

    Santrivani Rooms

    Chania Old Town, Chania Town

    9.4 Superb 140 reviews
    Description Santrivani Rooms offers accommodation in Chania Town, just a short walk from the beach. Akti Papanikoli is at 1 km. Free WiFi is available throughout.

    "I highly recommend Santrivani Rooms. The location is perfect, right in the middle of the old city of Chania. The owner is so warm and welcoming, and most importantly, the room is stunning - newly renovated,..."

    Deena. Israel
  • £87

    Average price per night

    Veneziano Boutique Hotel, Heraklio Town
    9.2 Superb 402 reviews
    Description Housed in a historical building in the heart of Herakleion Town, Veneziano Boutique Hotel has an internal furnished courtyard and offers elegant accommodation with free WiFi.

    "Fantastic hotel, superb staff and the breakfast and cocktails are delicious!"

    Sharon. Netherlands

Crete highlights

Chania Old Town and Harbour
Along with its Venetian Harbour and colourful market, the winding alleyways of Chania let you wander through architectural history.
Phaestos was a major centre of the Minoan Civilisation and is where the famous Phaestos Disc was discovered.
Elafonnisi Beach
Endless beaches with unique pink sand, and out in the crystal-clear waters is the islet of Elafonissi.
Samaria Gorge
Extending from the village of Omalos right down to the Mediterranean, this gorge is renowned for wildlife and hiking.
Preveli Beach
A breathtaking sight, at Preveli Beach you can experience natural spa pools.
Falassarna Beach
Falassarna's kilometre of fine sand and turquoise waters is just waiting to be enjoyed.
Spinalonga Island
The Venetian fortress of Spinalonga Island was used as a leper colony during the first half of the 20th century.
Arkadi Monastery
The 16th century Arkadi Monastery is a stunning piece of Renaissance architecture and symbol of resistance against the Ottomans.
Rethymno Venetian Harbour and Fortress
Walking around the narrow streets, from the Venetian Harbour to the well-preserved Fortezza Castle, definitely makes Rethymno worth a visit.
Knossos Palace
Knossos was the ancient centre of the Minoan Civilisation. Come and visit its colourful frescoes and maze of buildings.

Centuries of History, Days of Sunshine

The largest Greek island, mountainous Crete has stunning beaches, plenty of history and as much or little nightlife as you want. Party town Malia has many bars, clubs and restaurants on its Strip.

Along the coast is the capital Heraklion, a bustling city home to many Crete hotels on the beach, and a Venetian castle guarding its port. Its archaeological museum includes finds from the island’s Minoan era, while just inland are the Roman remains of Knossos.

Also boasting a Venetian castle is Rethymnon, a popular resort with a good number of Crete hotels with private pools on Booking.com. Loggerhead turtles nest in season on the sandy beaches here and at Chania, an important port with an attractive waterfront set against the backdrop of mountains.

On the other side of the island is Aghios Nikolaos, a small fishing town with a picturesque harbour. Just north is Elounda, a popular family resort, and offshore is Spinaloga island, inspiration behind the book ‘The Island’. Matala in the south has a bohemian vibe and intriguing cliff dwellings, while Paleokastro in the east borders Europe’s largest palm forest at Vai.

We could go on and on about magnificent Crete beaches, but whichever resort you choose, you can be almost guaranteed fantastic food and a good helping of sunshine.

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