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Where to Stay in Eastern Crete - our accommodation selections for this fascinating part of Crete.
Orpheus' Call - this magnificent villa welcomes 8 guests in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and
inspiring panoramic mountain views. Enjoy luxury in this rustic rural setting.
9 km from Kritsa outside the small village of Peponides Πεπόνηδες and 9
km from Agios Nikolaos in the stunning mountains. Visit the ancient
city of Lato just 7 km from this villa.
Aegean Ode Villa
- set in the hills behind Plaka in its own private garden, this
beautiful villa is full of local character. Welcoming 4 guests in 2
bedrooms with 5 beds, this quiet haven offers 2 bathrooms and a full
kitchen. Best to visit with a vehicle. Enjoy magnificent sea views. Dine
in style on your private terrace.
This contemporary styled Eleon Villa
sits high on the hill overlooking the stunningly beautiful bay of
Elounda, and features 4 bedrooms welcoming 16 guests easily, in style.
Allow your guests to relax under one roof, whilst being perfectly
situated to explore the island or attend your special event.
The character-filled design gives many opportunities to take in the magnificent view, as does the infinity pool. Stay minutes from Elounda Village and Elounda Beach and 10 km from the vibrant town of Agios Nikolaos in eastern Crete.
With 4 bedrooms in the main villa and a separate suite, there is plenty
of privacy and roominess in this spacious, modern, stylish villa near
one of the most cosmopolitan holiday villages on Crete.
The Phaea Blue Palace Resort and Spa is a luxury resort in one of the most beautiful locations in Crete. Stay here directly on Plaka beach, close to Elounda. Choose from a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. Enjoy swimming at the beach or at the pool. Luxuriate at the spa.
“Exceptional hotel in a stunning location. Staff were wonderful and the food at all the restaurants was superb.”
There is nothing like staying in your very own windmill. This one is so
beautifully restored, it offers a full kitchen, dining, 2 bedrooms, 1
bathroom, terrace and charm in spades.
The Sitia Windmill is located 5 km from the vibrant town of Sitia. A genuine 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.
Just 18 km from Vai Beach and Palm Forest.
6 km from the village is the beautiful and famous Vai Palm Forest and Beach, a paradise on the tip of Crete’s eastern coast.
Located in the charming village of Palaikastro are the apartments House Margot. Perfectly positioned in far eastern Crete to explore numerous historic sites and beaches, this is a simple family-run pension with good Cretan hospitality.
The Papadakis family have kept their apartments small, there are
two only, with capacity for 6 and 8, surrounded by lovely gardens. The
family provide personal care and beautiful tasty local food, made from
their own produce.
Where to Stay in Eastern Crete - these villas, in one of the prettiest locations of Crete, are built in traditional style of stonework and wood.
Sitting in gardens just 500m from the beach of Kato Zakros and seconds from the Minoan Zakros Palace, we have selected these villas as they provide the real Cretan feel and experience.
Owners Stella and Elias are crazy trekkers and climbers who fell in love with this region of Crete after visiting from their home in Thessaloniki. They are passionate about sharing all the natural beauty of eastern Crete with their visitors, and offering great hospitality at Terra Minoika.
The Terra Minoika Boutique Resort is full of beautiful creations of the Cretan earth, risen up in modern times to
comfort visitors and provide a nurturing experience. Stella and Elias
provide their wonderful hospitality.
Explore Zakros Gorge, also known as the Gorge of the Dead, while staying in eastern Crete.
Faragi ton Nekron - Φαράγγι των Νεκρών. The gorge is one of the most impressive in Crete, with its steep sides and harsh rock formations.
The caves within which have been found to be Minoan burial tombs, hence the name.
The gorge walk takes about two hours to complete, depending on your pace
and your fitness levels, and ends at the beautiful beach town of Kato Zakros.
Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.
More information 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 easy online booking. We are sure you will be well looked after by the team. Choose from hybrid, electric or regular vehicles.
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