Beach Accommodation Crete

...just walking distance to the beach...

Elafonisi Beach, in the west of the island - clear waters and white and pink sands (image by Wolfgang Staudt)

Beach Accommodation Crete. We have selected some wonderful small guest houses near the beach on the island of Crete in Greece.

Most of the selections are located right on the beach or within easy walking distance, and are family-run by local Cretans.

We have chosen stunning, simple, small guest houses; for the real experience of Crete.

See the interactive map below to choose by location within Crete.

Enjoy your time at the Mediterranean seaside by the beach in Crete; a time for contemplation and simplicity. Let the clear waters calm and refresh your soul.

Below we present beach accommodation Crete in the four prefectures from east to west; Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lasithi.

Chania in the West

Paleochora in the south west of Crete

Beach Accommodation in Chania...including:

• Mediterranean Studio Apartments in Kastelli-Kissamos

• Aris Hotel in Paleochora

• Summer Lodge in Maleme

• Apokoros Family Hotel in Kalives

Rethymnon in the Central West

Just walking distance from the beach - this is Thalassa House in Plakias

Beach Accommodation in Rethymnon... including:

• Thalassa House Apartments in Plakias

• Plakias Suites in Plakias

• Captain's House Traditional Apartments in Panormos

• Akti Damnoni Pension in Damnoni

• Palm Beach Apartments in Rethymnon

Heraklion in the Central East

Matala Beach is just walking distance - Iliaki Pension

Beach Accommodation in Heraklion... including:

• Aquarius Apartments in Agia Pelagia

• Yannis Apartments in Ammoudara

• The Little Inn in Kokkinos Pirgos

• Pension Ilaki in Matala

Lasithi in the East

A Cottage by the Sea, Plaka overlooking Spinalonga Island, this is absolute beachfront

Beach Accommodation in the East... including:

• A Cottage by the Sea in Plaka

• The Stonehouse in Karavos Beach

• Villa Plori beach side in Makrigialos

• Villa Amalia in Palekastro

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Map of Beach Accommodation Crete


Vai Beach, Crete

Prefer a Villa or Luxury Accommodation?

We have dedicated pages about town hotels, rural guesthouses and luxury accommodation in Crete.

Your other option for a holiday is to rent a villa or arrange a home exchange. We have quite a few villas featured on our site, as well as all the information about how to exchange your home for a home in Greece. 

If you have any suggestions or questions please contact us.

Mini Guides by We Love Crete


We have outlined a journey to visit the west of Crete, in our e-book Five Days in the West of Crete. This book is designed for independent travellers with a car or motor bike, and takes in some of the unseen countryside of Crete as well as Knossos Palace. This journey can be changed or tailored to your own interests, and incorporate many these beach locations.


We have put together our suggestions for a car or motorcycle trip in the east of Crete, in our second e-book Five Days in the East of Crete. This trip also begins in Heraklion and takes in Knossos Palace, then back country roads and beautiful scenery in Lasithi including beach locations.

Thalori Retreat, Crete
Thalori Retreat
Heraklion, Crete

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