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Stonewell Studios

Malia,Malia
Malia
The Stonewell Studios is perfectly located just minutes away from the Malia beach and right in the heart of the bustling Malia centre. The hotel...
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Mitsis Laguna Resort and Spa

Anissaras,Crete,70014
Anissaras
The Mitsis Laguna Resort and Spa is an impressive 5 star hotel, located in 25 acres of lush landscaped gardens, that run straight up to the beach...
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Lavris Hotels and Spa

Nikos Kazantzakis str, Kato Gouves,,Heraklion,70014
Gouves
General Information: Lavris Hotels and Spa is ideally located just a km from the Gouves beach in the northern part of Crete. It lies 3 kms away from...
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Sentido Vasia Resort & Spa

Lasithiou,Sissi,72400
Sissi
The Sentido Vasia Resort & Spa is located in the quiet, picturesque fishing village of Sissi and offers guests an ideal holiday environment with...
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Kiani Beach Resort

Kiani Akti Apokoronou, 73003 Kalives, Crete, Greece,Chania-Almyrida
Kalives
General Information Enjoy a fun-filled stay at the family-friendly Kiani Beach Resort in Crete. Ideally located in the seaside village of Kalyves, on...
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Kalyves Beach Hotel

KALYVES APOKORONOU,KALYVES,73003
Kalives
The Kalyves Beach Hotel is a modern complex and is situated next to the Xydas River in the village of Kalives. near Almyrida. The hotel is also close...
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Camari Garden Hotel and Apartments

Gerani, Rethymno,Crete
Rethymnon
The Camari Garden Hotel is a modern complex of apartments overlooking the Cretan sea. This peaceful village-like hotel, with its neo classic...
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Malia Bay Beach Hotel

Malia,Crete
Malia
Malia Bay Hotel is conveniently located a short walk from the centre of Malia and its shopping and night life. The main building and the bungalows...
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Porto Platanias Village Resort

Platanias,Crete,73014
Platanias Chania
Porto Platanias Village Resort is located in Platanias, Crete, around 200 yards from the beach with the city of Chania around 12 km away where you will...
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Stelva Villas

Akropoleos 1 Piskopiano,HERSONISSOS,70014
Hersonissos
Stelva Villas featuring a bar and a pool bar available to the guests, a swimming pool is also available at the complex for those who love swimming and sun...
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Bella Elena Apartments

5, Omirou Street,Malia,70007
Malia
Surrounded by a well-tended garden with a pool, Bella Elena offers self-catered accommodation within 2 minutes’ walk from the central square in Malia of...
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Hotel Ilios

2 Omirou Street
Hersonissos
Hotel Ilios is situated in Hersonissos, the most popular resort village on the northern Cretan coast line. The property is situated just 5 minutes...
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Aqua Sun Village

Eri Palace, Chersonissos,Hersonissos,70014
Hersonissos
General Information Located in the entertainment district of Hersonissos, Aqua Sun Village Hotel is just a 20-minute stroll to the Aquaworld Aquarium and...
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Koutrakis Suites

Sissi,,72400
Sissi
Koutrakis Suites is ideally located less than 5 minutes' walk from the beach in Sissi, offering stunning sea views. This 4-star property is ideal for...
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Almyrida Studios

Almyrida Apokoronou,Chania-Crete,73008
Almyrida
Almyrida Studios is located in the small village of Almyrida, with a beach front setting on a natural cove, opposite Karga Island and 15 km east of the...
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Hermes Hotel

Akti Koundourou 21,Agios Nikolaos,72100
Agios Nikolaos (Crete)
General Information If you’re looking for a stay where you can enjoy Greek hospitality with endless views of the Cretan sea, look no further than the...
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Star Beach Village and Water Park

Themistokleous 5,Hersonissos,70014
Hersonissos
Star Beach Village and Water Park is a vibrant resort located in Hersonissos, just 50 metres from the sandy beach and the port. It is only a...
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Peninsula Hotel

Agia Pelagia, P.O. Box: 1215,Agia Pelagia
Agia Pelagia
Peninsula Hotel is located on the North coast of Crete, just 25km from the island's capital Heraklion, in the village of Agia Pelagia. It is...
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Marigianna Apartments

SISI MERAMBELOU,Sissi
Sissi
Marigianna Apartments are located in the small fishing village of Sissi in the eastern part of the Greek island of Crete. The beach is only 300 m...
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Hotel Pelagia Bay

Marikas Kapsi,Agia Pelagia,71414
Agia Pelagia
Hotel Pelagia Bay is Located on an elevated position, 500 metres from Agia Pelagia Beach, Hotel Pelagia Bay offers a pool with separate children’s section...
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Accommodation in Crete

Crete is the largest island of Greece and has been inhabited for almost 8000 years, so finding the perfect accommodation in Crete is a surprisingly easy. Chania region has many aparthotels, villas and budget hostels both in the town area as well as on the beachfront and in the heart of nature. Rethymno and Heraklion hotels are cheaper than Chania and if you are looking for cheap flights and hotels in Crete and it is good to book in advance before summer to grab the best deal. Heraklion has many budget hotels and apartments, some high end boutique hotels and also a few historical hotels if you love history. Lasithi is even cheaper and good for monthly rentals as well.

Crete Overview

Located around 160 km away from the Greek mainland, is the limestone island of Crete, nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea. From west to east the island is divided into 4 regions- Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi. Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Ierapetra, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia are some major cities of Crete which offer an urban experience. The overall town architecture will take you through a walk in history when you will find the influence of the civilizations that flourished here on the city architecture and style. Some of these historical buildings are reopened as hotels in Crete. The mountainous terrain of Crete has enhanced its beauty and also added landscapes like the beautiful valleys, gorges, rivers, lakes, etc.

Where to Stay on your Crete Holiday

Crete is the preferred summer destination for families, couples, and also for weddings, thanks to easy availability of low cost holidays in Crete. Those who want to stay longer as well as families with kids opt for air conditioned studios and apartments with kitchens so that you can prepare your own meals. Families can also look for cheap hotels in Crete with all-inclusive deal and stay frill free with food and drinks included in room prices. Although most of the hotels in Crete are aparthotels offering villas, bungalows, apartments and low cost studios, you can also find upscale hotels in Crete close to the town areas. In the northern part of Crete, you can find magnificent hotels with many guest rooms and ideal for large parties who are looking for chic beachside accommodation with good services. The beauty of the island also attracts a lot solo travellers who can find hostels easily in Heraklion, Rethymno and Plakias.

Things to See and Do in Crete

If you are looking for some serious adrenalin fun on your Crete holiday, then there are a lot of outdoor sports and activities waiting for you like rock climbing, Nordic walking, hiking, windsurfing, skiing, scuba diving, horse riding, etc. Some hotels in Crete include these sports in their all-inclusive deals along with food and drinks. Those who want to explore the island can go for city day tours. History lovers can find the rich heritage of Crete in its museums, archeological sites and buildings. Crete is also a destination for culinary tour, eco tour, sports tour, etc. Nature lovers can have a blissful experience here thanks to the indigenous flora, fauna, wetlands, waterfalls, mountains and its gorgeous landscapes. You can get a ferry at Chaina and take a trip to the nearby islands and islets where you can find even uninhabited ones and truly undisturbed nature.

Nightlife in Crete

Chaina is the hub of nightlife in Crete offering a plethora of options for all kinds of tastes and age groups. In the streets of the old town of Chaina, you will find many clubs and bars and there are a few others on the beachside as well where parties are organized with views of the sea and under open sky. Malia, Stalis and Elounda also have many bars and clubs open till 3 am. The local taverns are also open till late night offering Raki. In August you can also be a part of the famous Panigiri of Crete that include traditional music and dancing till the sunrise. Some of the famous clubs and discos in the heart of the town are Loft Club, Fagotto, Fortezza and Halkina. Cinemas, theaters, plays, music concerts and themed Cretan evenings, also attract a good number of visitors’ year on year.

Food options in Crete

The Cretan cuisine is a blend of Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine. The humble looking Cretan cuisine is going to surprise you with its fresh and flavor packed servings. Crete locally produces almost everything from cheeses, herbs, honey, meats, olive oil, wines, local drinks, sea food, spices and fruits and vegetables. Some local Cretan specialties that are a must try are cheeses graviera and myzithra, Greek salads, coffee, fresh made dips and Giemista and Briam for vegetarians. Everything here is prepared with olive oil and thus very healthy. The drinks Ouzo and Raki are made locally and can’t be missed on your next Crete holiday. Crete also produces wines that you might not have tasted ever. The Douloufakis wine tasting room in Heraklion is good for tasting all of them. Restaurants serving these delicacies are found almost everywhere on the island. In a culture that celebrates food, its festivals are incomplete without a good feast associated with it.

Shopping in Crete

From beauty products to a range of footwear, handbags and clothing, you can find anything in Crete at great bargains. If you are looking for a perfect wedding dress at a good price then Crete will leave you spoilt, as you can find plenty of designer shops here for all kinds of brides. Chaina indoor market, supermarkets, local independent shops in Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos and Chinese shops are good for buying embroidery and needle work, ceramics, jewelry shopping, leather goods, clothing, souvenirs, local art and craft items at discount prices. Cheap accommodation in Crete and great choices for everyday shopping has made it an ideal destination for some, who spend entire summer here. The roadside fruits and vegetable stalls and farmer’s market sell all fresh ingredients at cheap prices. While on your Crete holiday you will find Peripteros on almost every road. These are 24/7 stores that sell all kinds of essentials.

Trivia facts about Crete

Crete was once the centre of the Minoan civilization, which is the earliest known civilization in Europe. At its narrowest point north-south Pacheia Ammos to Ieraperta is just 12 km and is 260 km from west-east. Crete has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and bright summers. Only at high altitude regions you can find snowfall from November to May. Although car rental is the most well-known option, it’s informative to know that owing to the mountainous terrain in Crete, diving is more difficult and tiring than usual, so you need to be a good driver. Local buses in Crete are cheap, safe and easy and punctual if you wish to travel long distances or into small remote villages. The southern part of the island is well connected with ferries that you can get from Chania. Hitchhiking in Crete much easier and good for those travelling to less visited places.

Fast Facts about Crete:

Capital city: Heraklion

Currency: Euro

Language: Cretan Greek

Nearest airport: Heraklion International Airport (HER) and Chania International airport (CHQ)

Flight duration from Dublin to Crete: 5 hours approx.


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