Crete Hotel Suggestions

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!

Luxury in Crete...

Classical Plaza Spa Suites

For a massage or spa treatment, consult our luxury hotel 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".

Toli says

"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 ofthe Terra Minoika Villas by Ilias and Stella in Kato Zakros, they are a magnificent homage to the Cretan landscape".

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... "

Crete Hotel
...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
Crete Hotel

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.

Crete Hotel
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.

Crete Hotel
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 walkind 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.

Crete Travel Guide
Travel to the Greek Islands
Travel to Athens

Buy Now

Five Days in the West of Crete by Car or Motorcycle e-book

28 pages
Only €2.48 EUR

Buy Now

Five Days in the East of Crete by Car or Motorcycle e-book

28 pages
Only €2.48 EUR

Buy Now

Two e-book Bundle

56 pages in two books for car travel
Only €4.60 EUR for two books

Buy Now

10 Days in the West of Crete by Bus e-book

55 pages
Only €2.58 EUR