Crete Accommodation for Romance

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A private beach in Crete

Crete Accommodation for romantic getaways. Private, secluded retreats all over the beautiful island, take that special person away from it all. Take some quality time together, without distractions.

Popping the question? Engagement? Anniversary? Wedding? Commitment Ceremony? Or just a good old-fashioned romantic holiday? We can help with our suggestions for beautiful surroundings in Crete ideal for couples.


Private Romantic Holiday Homes

Villa Oreastro Guest House near Kefalas in Apokoronas, Crete. 35 minutes to Chania or Rethymnon Venetian towns.

Manoli's House - oooh sooo romantic! Are you listening, guys, this is what we girls find romantic! If you want a happy life and happy wife, fiancé or girlfriend, consider this delightful, dreamy cottage for your next surprise tryst.

The master bedroom of Villa Petra in Apokoronas Crete

Villa Petra is just outside a little hamlet yet close to Chania and to beaches. This homely, cozy, yet stylish villa is totally private and peaceful, surrounded by olive groves.

With high ceilings, air-conditioning, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, private terrace, gracefully sloping gardens and pool, and a large bedroom, this villa has everything for relaxation and romance. Close to Georgioupolis Beach with its lovely chapel (see below).

The open plan bedroom and living area of Barozzi Suite in Agiroupolis

Arcus Suites is a cozy couple's retreat in a stylishly renovated 14th Century stone mansion, complete with jacuzzi, terrace and pool.

Find complete privacy here in Agiroupolis traditional village set back in the hills. The cool waters of the numerous waterfalls of this village make it an oasis in summer, just 7 km from the beach.

Matala Caves Seafront Apartment with view across the bay to the sandstone cavesMatala Caves Seafront Apartment with view across the bay to the sandstone caves

Matala Caves Seafront Apartments are ideal for romance for fun-loving couples, as the studio is right above the tavernas of this little seaside village. Enjoy the colours on the water, the reflections on the cliffs and caves and the sweeping panorama of this dramatic bay.

This recently restored 1 bedroom studio has 1 bathroom and cozy bedroom with natural stone and traditional construction and modern, rustic design features. Enjoy outdoor living on the large patio with an expansive vibe. Cheers!


Beachside Vacation Spots

Crete Accommodation - when we say beachside, we mean directly on the beach.

Carob Villa - private beach in Makrigialos Crete

Carob Villa has its own private beach.

Located in Makrigialos in eastern Crete, this is secluded privacy at its best. With a tiny turquoise cove at your feet, awake every day to your own rhythms. Stay awhile...

...or explore the tavernas, restaurants and cafe bars of south-eastern Crete together, visit myriad sandy shores including Chrissi Island.


Adults Only Resorts

Crete Accommodation - Get some peace and quiet in style in some of the most luxurious accommodation in Crete, in a peaceful, child-free environment, designed for couples. Minimum ages at each resort vary, so please check with the hotel directly.

Domes Noruz Agioi Apostoli Beach Crete

Domes Noruz Adults Only Resort & Spa - located on Agioi Apostoloi Beach just west of Chania Old Town.

Discover bliss on the beach or in the spa in this exquisite resort in Chania, Crete. Just 23 km from Chania International Airport, you will be transported to a seaside idyll with full spa and wellness services.

The Wellness Loft, Soma Spa and fitness rooms are all on offer with designs, activities and therapies to support your rest, rejuvenation and health. More support at the Raw Bar serving sushi, sunsets and sounds.

Read the spa menu and you will begin to salivate, book your plane and come on over, some of the options on offer:

  • Thousand Flower Detox Wrap
  • Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap
  • Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub - Lime and Ginger or Frangipani
  • Body Nourishing Nectar Wrap - Sweet Orchid or Frangipani
  • Superfood Skintox


Aquila Elounda Village is on the beautiful bay of Elounda a few miles from Agios Nikolaos.

This is a large resort with multiple facilities and room types, pools, pool bars and beach. You won't be alone but you can chill out and experience all the luxuries in life. The rooms with their own dipping pool are ideal for couples.

Thalassa Beach Resort specialises in romantic retreats for couples. Take advantage of the beachfront fine dining, double sun loungers and spa treatments for two.

Add healthy or unhealthy treats; yoga or champagne, chocolate or tango lessons, red wine or candles and flowers in your room. Make it memorable, enjoy this beautiful beachside property close to Chania.




Ceremonies in Crete


Crete Accommodation
- plan for a ceremony by the beach at the magnificent luxury resort Caramel by Grecotel. Located just 6 km from the atmospheric historic laneways of the Old Venetian Town of Rethymnon, this beachside experience will accommodate all your needs and guests for your special ceremony.

Agreco Farm ready for an outdoor feastAgreco Farm ready for an outdoor feast
Pre-party reception on Rethymnon BeachEnjoy a pre-party on Rethymnon Beach

Caramel by Grecotel is a sublime resort for romance in Crete. Arrange your ceremony by the beach or at the organic farm with a traditional Cretan taverna experience.

Arrange your pre-party or reception party here on the beach with private dining and your own carefully prepared menu. Nothing is too much trouble for this expert team to prepare. Allow Crete to be the backdrop for your special occasion.



Ceremony Planning

A beach engagement picnic created by 'Crete for Love' (image by Andreas Markakis)A beach engagement picnic created by 'Crete for Love' - she said yes! (image by Andreas Markakis)


Allow Crete for Love experts to create the most memorable ceremony of your life. Whether it is an engagement picnic, a family celebration, a symbolic union ceremony or indeed a full Mama Mia wedding party, the creative team at Crete for Love are up for the challenge.

Crete for Love created this magical surprise engagement picnic on a sandy beach in Crete (image by Andreas Markakis)Crete for Love created this magical surprise engagement picnic on a sandy beach in Crete (image by Andreas Markakis)

Do you feel like an escape in nature? Perhaps asking that special someone an important question on a beach picnic - see above - or in a leafy vineyard? On top of a mountain? Any dream you can dream, Anna and Stavriani will be able to support you with their knowledge of the island and their unique creative flair.

Crete for Love

The sweetest chapel in Crete is a backdrop for a symbolic ceremony here in Georgioupolis - by Crete for LoveThe sweetest chapel in Crete is a backdrop for a symbolic ceremony here in Georgioupolis - ceremony styling by Crete for Love (image by Andreas Markakis)

Georgioupolis Beach and chapelGeorgioupolis Beach and chapel

The sea surrounds the chapel at Georgioupolis BeachThe sea surrounds the chapel at Georgioupolis Beach

Romantic dusk envelopes the little chapel of Agios Nikolaos at GeorgioupolisRomantic dusk envelopes the little chapel of Agios Nikolaos at Georgioupolis


Georgioupolis
(pictured above) would be a lovely location for your special ceremony, your party event and for ammodation for your family and friends. The village has lots of options of hotels and apartments, and a lovely long, wide, sandy beach. This village is located mid-way between Chania town and Rethymnon town.

Villa Petra (featured above) is close to this beach and would make a perfect Crete accommodation for your romantic holiday.



Getting Here

Take a 1 hour flight from Athens to Heraklion with Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air, with many flights available per day.

Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.

More on flights and ferries below.

Car hire in Crete is a really good idea as it is a large island 60 km by 260 km. There is so much to explore.

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