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Maps for major towns, hospitals, ports, airports, accommodation, beaches and archaeological sites can be found below. The maps are interactive and many have markers which provide more details.
Below is a map of Crete with ports and airports marked:
Below is a map of Crete with the major hospitals marked.
The word for hospital in Greek is nosokomeio νοσοκομείο.
Below is a Crete map showing many of our lovely beaches:
Below is a map of Crete with the major towns marked:
Other regional centres marked here:
Below you will find wonderful beach accommodation by location in Crete.
Below is accommodation in the old town of Chania:
In the old town of Rethymnon we suggest these beautiful guesthouses.
We suggest central hotels in Heraklion town, choose by location on this map.
In Agios Nikolaos we suggest these wonderful central hotels - choose by location on this map.
Here is spa accommodation Crete:
Beautiful cottages and guesthouses in Crete in rural areas and villages.
Private and comfortable villas in Crete are shown below.
Map of Crete Greece with the major archaeological sites are marked on the map below:
Tips for accommodation across the island. Choose a spot to make your home and use as a base to explore the island by car.
The restored mansion in the village of Kaliviani, named Villa Archontariki
has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, private gardens and a pool, as well as
relaxing private courtyard areas. Sleeping 10 guests in comfort, this is
luxurious accommodation in Kaliviani, 44 m west of Chania and close to Balos Lagoon, Falasarna Beach. This village makes an ideal place to call home while exploring western Crete.
Meronas Eco House - sitting in the beautiful Amari Valley, this home with foundations of solid stone and chunky wood has been recently restored, with such care and attention to the traditional character of Crete, with even the original door locks in place.
Now open as a B&B or Agrotourism, or Eco House, what ever you wish to call it, it is a little piece of heaven, a slice of the life of Crete hidden behind these doors, with years of slow cooking and living close to the land.
and his mother, Mrs Eleftheria, will look after you, the visitor will
be able to appreciate and experience the local customs of bread making,
olive harvesting, herb collecting and of course, farming, first hand. Located just 30km from Rethymnon and very central to the whole island.
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...
Matala is 66 km from Heraklion town, located on the south coast of Crete looking over the Bay of Messara.
The Sitia Windmill is located 5 km from town and is a real restored windmill, the modern touches creating a wonderful, unique atmosphere in which to enjoy your stay in eastern Crete.
With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, patios and terraces, full kitchen and dining areas, as well as extensive gardens and olive groves, this is a private, relaxing homey place to stay.
Strofilia Villas are located in a lush, green forested region just behind the beaches of Georgioupolis Crete on the Drapano Cape. The silence and authenticity of this beautifully restored village home will take your breath away.
Mary, your host, will be there to provide local raki and home-made goodies to make sure you get your breath back!
A vehicle is suggested for this accommodation, as you can explore the region, being only 30 km from Chania town. Enjoy your natural peace whilst making Georgioupolis Crete your 'home beach'.
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.
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 the team. Choose from hybrid or non-hybrid vehicles.
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