Accommodation Crete

Our Top Picks for You..

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Accommodation Crete - we present all our selections for you...

Looking for a pad by the beach?

Perhaps a quiet rural escape?

A unique historic hotel in the old quarter?

With our tips:

  • save time
  • find authentic local places
  • delight in small guesthouses
  • meet your hosts
  • short-cut to the best in Crete

For hotels, guest houses, cottages, small inns, rural eco-tourism experiences, domatia, beachside hotels and luxury spa resorts all over Kriti...

Thalassa House, Plakias Beach


Beach Accommodation in Crete


Arhontiko Studios, Archanes Village


Rural Accommodation in Crete


Almond Tree Villa with view to Elounda Bay


Luxury Accommodation in Crete


Avli Lounge Apartments, Rethymnon, interior of room


Town Accommodation in Crete


This is the budget symbol for accommodation all over the We Love Crete website



Budget Accommodation in Crete

Camping Nopigia - western Crete



Camping Accommodation Crete

Private beach in the east of Crete - Carob Villa


Romantic Accommodation

Elounda Beach is calm and protected


Elounda Top Picks...


These individual choices presented for you tend towards small, family-run places with authentic feel of the real Crete.

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Accommodation Crete - Villas

Almond Tree Villa, east Crete




Tips for Villa Rental in Crete



Stavros Beach is close to Chania town in western Crete

Chania -
Villas by Beach,

beautiful villas near to Falasarna, Elafonisi, Platanias, Stavros and Almyrida Beaches...

Villa Petra is surrounded by olive groves

Private Villas for an extended stay or a family gathering.

Large Villas - with accommodation for 8+ guests, perhaps a family reunion, special ceremony, anniversary, birthday or wedding.

Stratos Villas are run by a local family and enjoying the home cooking is a must!

Or you may choose the family-run Stratos Villas in rolling hills just 12 km south of Rethymnon.


Crete is renowned for her high quality luxury villas, we have chosen a few here that provide exceptional experiences such as Almond Tree Villa, Merope Villa near Elounda and Lotus Villa in Rethymnon.

In Chania - we provide a range of villas within driving distance to your beach destination - choose your beach first then see the villas that could satisfy your romantic or family holiday.

One large villa or two or more adjacent villas will solve your challenge of a large group gathering, perfect for a ceremonial gathering or retreat. With options to accommodate 8 to 50 guests, we have chosen special villas with the character of Crete.

We also have several information pages about beautiful villages all over the island, and the mountainous areas as well as the beaches, towns, history, food & wine and literature of Crete.

Get to know your hosts and your new village neighbours by staying in a small village in Crete.

Browse our extensive Q&A section with extensive personalised itineraries with accommodation selections for every visitor who has asked us about travelling in Crete...


Getting Romantic in Crete?

Serenissima Boutique Hotel is a romantic choice in Chania Crete

Tips for Romantic Accommodation in Crete - adults only resorts, sweet small pensions, quality stylish boutique hotels...



Travelling in the Greek Islands?


Island hopping from Crete to the Cyclades is easy - this is the bright white architecture of Santorini (image by sprungli)

Greek Islands travel tips - our personal tours of Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Karpathos and many other beautiful islands - plenty to explore with our top accommodation picks for each island.


Lindos on Rhodes island is one of the most romantic villages in all of Greece

Romantic Greek Getaways with accommodation tips - dream about sharing your love in Athens, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes



Accommodation Crete - Top Picks

Here are our top picks across the island...we like to choose small places with local character, run by local families with excellent locations and service...

In Chania...

In Chania we suggest you choose the Alcanea Boutique Hotel near the old harbour, a perfect experience of the quintessential character and charm of the old town of Chania.



Accommodation Crete -
Rethymnon....

We suggest spending your nights within the walls of the old town of Rethymnon, soaking up the Venetian charm all around you. The Casa Moazzo suites are exquisite...



In Heraklion...

Accommodation Crete - you just can't go past the romantic beach of Matala with its sandstone caves and rocky peninsula. Add the crystal clear water and this bayside apartment, a cold glass of ouzo... and you're there!

Located just next door to a wonderful seafood and fish taverna, which has late night music of traditional folk music, this is a place for fun and romance, then some more romance followed by more fun...



In Lasithi

Looking over the wide expanse of Kato Zakros Bay and towards the striking entrance to the 'Gorge of the Dead' or Zakros Gorge, these villas made of local stone and wood are earthy and beautifully located in a place of peace and quiet in eastern Crete.

Visit Terra Minoika Villas, see the Zakros Palace ancient site and receive  wonderful local hospitality and guidance to enjoy hiking in this rocky, remote and lesser-known region.



By the Beach...

Accommodation Crete - this unique building is beautifully situated on a point next to a cove and beach. If you are looking to write your next novel, or even your first novel, this could be the peace and quiet you are searching for...

Or rent out a few of the rooms for a family gathering, plenty of privacy and your own beaches.

The Stone House is a beautifully restored store house used for seaside deliveries, with its own private sandy cove...

Karavos Beach is 10 km east of Agios Nikolaos in the east of Crete, this house makes an ideal base for exploring eastern Crete.



Restored Rural Beauty...

Just 5 km from Knossos and close to both Heraklion and the Heraklion International Airport, the delightfully atmospheric rural village of Archanes is renown for its character and architecture.

The Arhontiko Studios make the most of a restored aristocratic house, offering plenty of authentic local flavour.

Arhontiko Studios, Arhanes Village, close to Heraklion and Knossos


Country Charm...

Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and fresh country air, this restored family home is now a boutique B&B which just oozes charm and relaxation.

Villa Kerasia sits just outside of the small village of Kerasia 27 km from Heraklion in the centre of Crete. It makes a perfect location with a vehicle for exploring the whole of the island, close to Knossos, Phaistos and many other historic sites, it is 22 km from the northern coast and 49 km from Matala's beautiful beaches in the south.

A refined restoration of a local home using the essential ingredients of stone and wood, this villa offers its own wine grown in the fields surrounding the house, quintessential local hospitality and wonderful breakfasts. Relax by the pool or on the terraces,  enjoy the views over the valley.

Villa Kerasia has beautiful terraces, gardens and a pool


Of course if you have any further questions about any of the places we suggest, please contact us.








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