Crete Hotel Suggestions

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Hotel du Lac in Crete

Searching for a Crete hotel?

We have selected small hotels that are run by locals, with location and style top of the list.

Town Hotels...

Our selections:

  • Chania - in the west of Crete
  • Kissamos - in the north-west
  • Paleochora - in the south-west
  • Rethymnon - in the central west of Crete
  • Heraklion - in the central north of Crete
  • Agios Nikolaos - in the east of Crete, on Mirabello Bay
  • Elounda - also in the east, close to Spinalonga Island
  • Ierapetra - on the south-eastern coast, close to Chrissi Island
  • Sitia  - on the north-eastern coast, close to Vai Beach

Country Guesthouses

Enagron Ecotourism Village in Axos

Our choices of cottages, rural guesthouses or agrotourism experiences in the small villages and mountains of Crete. Each of these is handpicked and small, with the character of Crete.

Relaxing by the beach...

Thalassa House in Plakias

We have carefully chosen lovely places within walking distance to the beach. Our choices are small and charming. perfect for a relaxing summer holiday, plunging into the crystal blue water on impulse!

Spas and Retreats in Crete...

Classical Plaza Spa Suites

For a massage or spa treatment, or to find a yoga or detox retreat in Crete, consult our spa and wellness pages.

From the We Love Crete team...

Taso says

"One of my favourite guesthouses in Crete is the Dalabelos Estate just outside of Rethymnon. This place epitomises the Cretan rural lifestyle and showcases our olive oil, fresh food and music. Another is the Eco Village Milia in the mountains in Chania, this is an organic farm and truly grass roots experience".

"If I had to choose a favourite hotel in Crete, it would be impossible; I do love the Villa Venezia in the old town of Chania. I love its location next to the limani, in amongst the narrow laneways of the old town. I also love the stone and wood creations of the Terra Minoika Villas by Ilias and Stella in Kato Zakros, they are a magnificent homage to the Cretan landscape".

Toli says
Katia says

"Of course, one of my favourite indulgences is a spa treatment and a massage, so I would have to choose one of the spa hotels of Crete, like Creta Palace, just because I love the ambience of the Elixir Spa. I also love the history of the Arhontiko Studios in Arhanes..."

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...Featured Pension...

Mama Nena Charming Hotel

Mama Nena pension in the old town of Chania (above) is a unique, small, boutique guesthouse located right on the waterfront of the Venetian harbour.

With stylish presentation, personal service and only three rooms, it really lives up to its name of 'Charming Hotel'. This  beautifully restored building is a feature of the harbour views from every angle a magical historic feature of the limani...

More information and bookings at Mama Nena Charming Hotel...

Exquisite Stylish
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The Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is a small, beautifully restored, luxurious experience of old-world quality in Chania Old Town, close to the harbour, museums, studios and cafes.

With 9 individually decorated rooms, each with their own character, fabulous service, a chic bar and restaurant and history emanating from each brick, this is a romantic and sensual experience in Crete.

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Old Town of Rethymnon

Casa Moazzo in the Old Town of Rethymnon is a restored mansion

Casa Moazzo Suites and Apartments - in the narrow laneways of Old Rethymnon Town - are one of the premier hospitality experiences of Crete. Allow the rustic charm and character of the suites to relax you, allow the staff to serve you with quality and patience and professionalism.

Book ahead as this is one of the top-rated hotels in Crete, deservedly so because of its stunning location, romantic mood and enchanting courtyards. With air conditioning, free wifi, a bar at your fingertips, a full concierge service and lush yet simple decor, this is simply a wonderful small hotel.

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Central Heraklion

The Lato Hotel in Heraklion is our pick for service, style and convenience in the capital. Close to the airport, bus station and port, this hotel is also easy walking distance from all the highlights of town, such as the old fort, 25 August Street, Agios Titos Church, the Liondaria Fountain and the pedestrian shopping strees off Dedalou.

Be sure to ask for a sea view hotel, and don't forget to leave time to experience the rooftop restaurant here, Herb's Garden. This is modern Greek cuisine with one of the best views in the city, stay for a meal or cocktails and enjoy the breezes in summer.

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Central Agios Nikolaos

Our tip in Agios Nikolaos is the Hotel Du Lac. With its cafe next to the lake and rooms with view like this, your visit to Agios Nikolaos and eastern Crete is off to a good start.

Very centrally located, within easy walking distance to the lake, the harbour, downtown museums, shopping and cafe-bars, as well as the departure dock for boat trips visiting Spinalonga Island or sailing on Mirabello Bay, this is wonderful modern hotel in this cosmopolitan town.

Agios Nikolaos Crete

Getting Here

Crete Hotel - if your appetite is ready for Crete, you can arrive by plane to Chania International Airport CHQ or Heraklion International Airport HER.

See our page on choosing an airport here.

Ferries from Athens to Crete leave daily and the crossing takes about 9 hours. You can arrive into Souda Port near Chania or Heraklion Port.

More details about getting to Crete below.

When you book with our car rental partners - Rental Centre Crete - you are supporting a local company with excellent service and an easy online booking procedure. We are sure you will be well looked after by Harry and his team.

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Crete is a large island 260 by 60 km with hundreds of miles of roads, it really makes sense to hire a car. There are large mountain ranges, wide valleys and farming land, hundreds of beaches and four major towns to visit. Self-drive explorations off-the-beaten-track are rewarding, with something new to discover at every turn...

Anastasi & Apostoli - authors of We Love Crete

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