Crete is one of the most popular Greek islands to visit, and for good reason. The island is pretty large, and has splendid mountain ranges, soaring flats and fields, not to mention some of the best beaches in Greece. If you are planning to head to Crete and haven’t found any Crete hotels yet, then you may consider these following hotels in Crete. The western Crete city and region of Chania features selections for Crete hotels on a separate page. Just remember that in the summer, Crete, like Mykonos, Rhodes and other popular islands, fills up pretty quickly, so try to book any hotels in Crete ahead of time. Crete has the widest hotel array of any of the Greek islands. Hotels in Crete range in price and size across the board, and you can find some unique choices for a boutique hotel Crete for a romantic getaway.
A nice Crete hotel to consider near the island’s capital of Heraklion is the Nymphes Luxury Apartments. The Nymphes Luxury Apartments are about a half-hour away from the airport. This Crete hotel has you removed from the city, and atop the hill you feel close to the surrounding nature. For your convenience, there is a small town nearby named Agia Pelagia. This is quite like a boutique hotel Crete selection, in that it is unique and only has 11 rooms. You can choose from a studio with a double bed and bathroom, or the apartments that have a separate bedroom, a living room and bathroom. There is air-conditioning and central heat in every room, and you will love the balconies. All units feature kitchen areas, and there is a grill on-site for cooking out if you want. While the rooms are fairly simple in the way of amenities, they have nice furniture and decorations. If you want to use a computer, you can head to main hall and use theirs, and you will also find a small library where you can exchange books for free. There is also a satellite television found in the main hall. You can eat at the hotel’s main hall, where there is a set menu. With the hospitality of the owners, and the amazing views, you will never want to leave here. Rates range from $146-$254 depending on season and size of room.
If you are looking for a spectacular and large all-inclusive selection among Crete hotels, than you might try the Iberostar Creta Panorama. This hotel is located near a small village named Palermo, and close to the city of Rethymnon. This is a good hotels Crete choice both for families and couples. It has a large main pool with a swim-up bar and the buffet restaurant offers food that everyone will love, not to mention beer and wine taps. This hotel also features an animation team that makes sure you are having a good time, and the hotel offers nightly entertainment. The facilities include restaurants, a freshwater pool, 3 saltwater pools, a separate pool for children, pool lounge chairs, a mini-market, a boutique, jewelry shops, a hairdresser, and game rooms. You could literally spend all your time at this Crete hotel and not get bored. You’ll find 282 rooms here, from suites to bungalows and all are well-equipped. You will stay comfortable with heat and air-conditioning, each room has a balcony, and stay entertained with the satellite TV and music channel. Other amenities include a refrigerator, a hair dryer and nice bathrooms. There is regular room-cleaning services and the hotel works hard to keep the place clean. There is usually a minimum stay required here, but this is one of the Crete hotels you could stay at forever. Rates range from around $290-$357.
A nice boutique hotel Crete choice in the main city of Heraklion is the LATO boutique hotel. Located at 15 Epimenidou Street, this hotel has views to the Old Harbor and the Venetian Fortress. This hotel is a bit bigger than some of the boutique hotels you will find for example on Santorini, offering 58 rooms on 5 floors. Of these rooms, 53 have been designed uniquely and the other 5 are suites. Every room is decorated in light luxurious fashion and features nice bathrooms, satellite television, ports for internet, hairdryer, a minibar and a nice balcony with either views to the harbor or city views. For extra amenities at this nice choice for Crete hotels, you can bump up to the executive suite for more room, an added jacuzzi, a larger bed, and large patios. The whole LATO hotel is modern and pleasing to the senses, offering aesthetic appeal everywhere. On-site, there are meeting and event areas, a steam room and jacuzzi, a small gym, restaurants and a beautiful roof garden area with amazing views. On the roof garden, refreshing drinks and coffee are served in the early evening, with a select list of wines and tasty cocktails served at night along with dinner options. The LATO lounge bar and café has made this Crete hotel a hot destination. If you need a break, the hotel offers kids activities, and you’ll be happy to know that breakfast is included in the rates. This hotel will meet all your needs and you can book a variety of options, some including car rental and a cell phone, among other options. Generally, however the rates range from $98-$318, depending on season and room selected.