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Where To Stay In Crete, Greece

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Updated: 12 July 2018
Greece’s largest island, Crete, is a magical place full of archaeological sites, historical monuments, cultural achievements and beaches of incomparable beauty. Cretans prove warm and hospitable to make you feel welcome; while the tourist infrastructure has been developed in harmony with the natural and historical identity of the island. If headed to Crete, here we share the best hotels to book during your visit.

Elina Hotel

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Crete from above | © Originalwana/WikiCommons
Elina Hotel is an authentic family business, located just 100 meters away from the beautiful beach of Rethymno. It offers 33 spacious rooms, equipped with a small kitchen and fridge, television and hair dryer. A short distance from the hotel, you will have the chance to explore the old city with the Venetian wall, the traditional taverns and the cafeterias.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Bar
Swimming pool
Airport transfers
Kitchen
Crib
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Royal Sun Hotel

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Royal Sun Hotel is located three kilometers away from the capital city of Crete and six kilometers away from the international airport of Chania. It has a swimming pool, a fitness hall, a restaurant and a lounge bar, where you can enjoy fresh cocktails all day long. Its 66 rooms are furnished with elegant wooden furniture and equipped with cable television, free wi-fi connection, air conditioning and a fridge.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
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Domes of Elounda

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This five-star hotel is located 2,5 kilometers away from the island of Elounda and 12 kilometers away from the famous seaside city of Agios Nikolaos, while it enjoys a view of the island of Spinaloga. It offers 83 luxurious residencies with hydro massage, air conditioning, cable television, special decoration and wooden floors. Some of them even have a private swimming pool, while by staying at the hotel you get access to a wonderful private sandy beach. Domes of Elounda also offer spa services and three restaurants that serve modern dishes, based on the Cretan and generally the Greek culinary tradition.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Hot tub
Airport transfers
Business facilities
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Fodele Beach Hotel

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Fodele Beach Hotel is a large, luxurious and seaside all-inclusive resort, located next to the sandy beach Fodele, on the north coast of Crete. It has three swimming pools with a nearby bar and a water park, that makes children and adults go crazy, as well as three restaurants serving a wide range of Greek and international dishes. The 412 rooms of the hotel are spacious, air conditioned, decorated with a modern touch and equipped with cable television.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Business facilities
Childcare
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Remote, Relaxed, Beach, Family Friendly

Creta Maris Beach Resort

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Hersonisos harbor | © DaffyDuke/WikiCommons
Located in the area Limenas Hersonisou, with a view of the homonymous beach, Creta Maris Beach Resort is an endless all-inclusive hotel that combines the Cretan philosophy with modern, five-star level facilities. Here life becomes easy and joyful, like any vacation should be, with three swimming pools, a water sports center, three tennis courts, six restaurants and bars. The 675 rooms of the hotel are spacious, air conditioned, warmly decorated, equipped with cable television, fridge and will let you enjoy a view of the mountain, the sea or the garden.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Hot tub
Business facilities
Child activities
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Aquila Atlantis Hotel

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Venetian port of Chania | © Lapplaender/WikiCommons
The recently renovated Aquila Atlantis Hotel is located in the city of Heraklion, close to the archaeological museum and has a great view of the port. Its 164 rooms are modern, convenient and beautifully decorated.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Business facilities
Crib
Childcare
Connecting rooms available
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Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

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This endless resort is located 20 minutes away from the picturesque village of Elounda, 10 minutes away from the crowded cosmopolitan city of Agios Nikolaos and about an hour away from the island’s airport. Built on the edge of a cliff, with a view of its private gulf on the northeastern part of Crete, Daios Cove has 165 private swimming pools and 300 elegant rooms. Daios also includes two tennis courts, water sports facilities, wi-fi connection and a conference center.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Business facilities
Child activities
Crib
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Beach, Remote, Relaxed

Balos Beach Hotel

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Bay of Balos | © Moonik/WikiCommons
Balos Beach Hotel is located about an hour away from the city of Chania and just 9 kilometers away from the famous Balos beach, as well as close to other magical beaches. Its 53 rooms have a balcony with a view of the mountain or the sea and are equipped with air conditioning, kitchen and cable television.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Hot tub
Pet Friendly
Airport transfers
Kitchen
Crib
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'Out of the Blue' Capsis Elite Resort

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Capsis Elite Resort is a place of unique natural beauty, including botanic gardens, a zoo garden, seven swimming pools and a spa with a hydro-therapy swimming pool. The whole endless complex of 490 rooms and residencies is reminiscent of a Cretan village and is surrounded by large gardens, a river and three beaches. The rooms are equipped with cable television, air conditioning, telephone and have a balcony with a view of the garden or the sea.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Hot tub
Airport transfers
Business facilities
Child activities
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Remote, Relaxed, Beach

Indigo Mare

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Indigo Mare is located on the golden beach of Platanias, just 450 meters from the central square of the village and 15 minutes away from the city of Chania. The 69 apartments are modernly designed, have a small kitchen with a fridge, cable television and a balcony with a nice view of the sea or the garden. Indigo Mare’s restaurant-pool bar serves dishes inspired by the local and the Mediterranean cuisine and takes care of the special culinary requirements of vegetarians and children.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Pet Friendly
Kitchen
Crib
Childcare
Non smoking
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Beach, Relaxed, Family Friendly, Self-Catered