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Crete has some of the most private, secluded and luxurious resorts in the Mediterranean. Many offer sublime honeymoon suites with every indulgence imaginable, along with spa packages and beautiful dining experiences.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year on a large island, measuring 260 by 60 km, offering hundreds of beaches, vineyards, olive groves, mountains and spectacular scenery, Crete is a natural choice for a romantic honeymoon or ceremony.
If you are simply looking for that special romantic time away with your beloved, time to stop the world and get off, you can find it in Crete. Time to sit quietly and relax. Time to be together without work and all the mundane interruptions of every day life.
Crete has so many isolated beaches and quiet villages it is easy to create romance and special times together.
Whether you like walking in the olive groves, lying on the beach, or trekking up mountains, you can find it in Kriti.
We show you some active and romantic options below.
Out of the Blue Resort (Adults Only)
This resort on the peninsular of Agia Pelagia Bay is one of the most naturally beautiful settings in Crete. Crystal clear waters and plenty of privacy, only minutes away from both Heraklion town and the Palace of Knossos in Central Crete.
Elounda Village Resort (Adults Only)
This resort provides some beautiful options for honeymooners in the stunning bay in the east of Crete. A true getaway on a private beach on Mirabello Bay. Enjoy the relaxation in the spa, some tennis, 5 outdoor pools and award-winning cuisine. Just 7 km from Agios Nikolaos and only 3 km from the seaside village of Elounda in Eastern Crete.
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort (Adults Only)
This exquisite resort does advertise as 'adults only' and has private bungalows and suites, and a beautiful range of special treats for honeymooners. Enjoy the Elixir spa with treats such as facial and body treatments with organic plants and extracts from Crete’s aromatic herbs and Ayurvedic therapies by Indian therapists. Eastern Crete.
Archontiko in Archanes Heraklion
This is a private, restored manor house dating from 1893, in a small village in the country. Its privacy and central location – close to the airport and to Knossos – make it an ideal first stop on a romantic getaway. Authentic and unique to Crete. Stay in Central Crete.
Blu Palace Luxury Resort and Spa - (pictured above) exquisite accommodation on Elounda Bay in one of the most luxurious destinations in Crete - stay on the property or stay in the spa for days, or sneak out for some world class shopping - the Blu Palace offers honeymoon packages.
More Luxury Accommodation in Crete - beautiful resorts all over Crete with privacy, beautiful spas and heavenly restaurants. Spend time together over long sumptuous meals.
Villas in Crete - where privacy is assured - leave your clothes where they dropped on your very own Crete honeymoon.
Serenissima Boutique Hotel - within the old walls in Chania - delightful and private - small and stylish - a stand out little enclave for your own personal, delightful Crete honeymoon. A modern hotel in a 15th Century restored Venetian house. Enjoy the real character of Chania in Western Crete.
Avli Lounge Apartments - in the Venetian quarter of Rethymnon town - beautifully restored and exclusive - private and ideal for romance. Stroll to the restauarant in the courtyard and enjoy the enoteca and Cretan cooking classes. Avli means courtyard in Greek - it is all about the feeling of romance inside these stone walls, fresh produce and healthy living. Avli is celebrated not only for its fine hospitality and gastronomy but its history in the heart of Rethymno. Western Crete.
Villa Kerasia - perfect for your Crete honeymoon - a rural boutique hotel set in rolling hills surrounded by olive groves - a beautiful country home of stone work and wood, remodelled into a private hotel. Just 15 km south of Heraklion in the heartland of crete.Agriculture, history and nature abound here. Walk the E4 trail next to this villa. Walk in the olive groves and low lying grapevines. Central Crete.
Terra Minoika Villas - villas just outside a tiny little seaside village on the very eastern tip of Crete - get away in peace and quiet - plenty of space, fresh air and sweeping views of the bay. Stella Ailamaki will ensure you feel welcome in Kato Zakros, in Eastern Crete.
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If you are planning a ceremony in Crete, or anything romantic at all, be sure to read our page all about romantic rituals here.
In fact any type of special event or ceremony can be arranged in Crete. Choose from the following locations:
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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