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Hotel Ammos, Crete

Matt Barrett's suggested hotels in Crete are all popular, highly rated by customers and the members of Matt's Greece Travel Facebook Group and are in good locations.

The Hotel Porto Elounda Deluxe is listed by Conde Naste as one of the 100 best resorts in the world. The inexpensive but very comfortable Ammos Hotel (top photo) in Chania is also highly recommended, especially for families. I stayed at the Hotel Porto Veneziano which overlooked the Venetian Harbor in Chania and the Hotel Casa Delfino which is like staying in a Venetian palace and I recommend both hotels highly.

For hostels, pensions, rooms, self-catering and very cheap accommodation see Booking.com's Crete Hotel Search and find hotels by category, price, etc. This page is also very useful for finding homes, apartments and villas for rent.

For those who want to take my advice and book through a reliable Greek travel agency you can find one on my Greek Travel Agency page. If you are combining Crete with other islands I recommend this.

If you are trying to book Crete as part of an itinerary that includes Athens and other islands try Matt's Create-an-itinerary form which enables you to put together your own itinerary and get a price back from the agency with no obligation to buy.

When booking a hotel in Crete it is probably a good idea to fist decide which part of Crete you want to be in and then look for the hotel instead of the other way around. But the following suggested hotels in Crete are all popular hotels in good locations. You can also use the links to the hotels to find other hotel suggestions in the area as well as apartments and villas. Be sure to save the pages. I also have a special page for Chania Hotels

Visit my Greek Hotel Guide for a listing of recommended hotels with photos, descriptions and booking information.

Suggested Hotels in Crete

Elounda Mare Hotel, Crete

Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel

Located in Elounda in the region of Crete which is 4 miles from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel features a sauna and fitness center. The resort has an outdoor pool and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as a CD player are available. Some rooms have a sitting area where you can relax. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. There is a gift shop at the property. This resort has a private beach area and car rental is available. You can play ping-pong at the resort. Agios Nikolaos is 4 miles from Elounda.

Blue Palace Resort, Crete

Blue Palace Resort

Showcasing a seasonal outdoor pool and playground, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete is located in Elounda. The resort has a sun terrace and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as a CD player are available. Certain rooms include a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Extras include bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. There is a hairdresser's on the property. This resort has a private beach area and bike rental and car rental are available.

Porto Eloundo

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort features a sauna and a private beach area. The resort has an outdoor pool, playground and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and DVD player. Certain accommodations feature a sitting area for your convenience. Certain rooms have views of the sea or pool. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. Bike rental and car rental are available at this resort and the area is popular for biking.

GDM Megaron Hotel, Crete

GDM Megaron Hotel

Showcasing a seasonal outdoor pool and terrace, GDM Megaron Hotel is located in Heraklion Town. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some accommodations have a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Certain rooms include views of the sea or city. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom.

Galaxy Iraklio hotel

Galaxy Iraklio Hotel

In Heraklion's elegant district, this 5-star hotel has 2 gourmet restaurants, a free spa center and a large freshwater pool. The luxurious rooms feature balconies with pool and city views. All accommodations in Galaxy Iraklio have work desks, satellite LCD TV and free Wi-Fi access. The air-conditioned rooms have pure Egyptian cotton linens and hypoallergenic rooms are available. Some units feature whirlpools. The Vetri Restaurant serves a breakfast buffet prepared with fresh, local ingredients and Cretan cuisine. Per Se Lounge features casual meals, wines and cocktails. The Pool Deck serves light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service is available with additional in-room dishes. Galaxy also includes a state-of-the-art conference center, with 9 fully-equipped halls and a total capacity of 800 people. The Galaxy Hotel’s Wellness Club is open 24 hours a day and its use is free to all guests. It includes a state-of-the-art gym and an all-marble steam room. Guests at the Galaxy Iraklio Hotel are within a 10-minute walk from the center of the city and shopping and historic attractions.

Kastro Hotel Heraklion

Kastro Hotel

Within 350 feet from the center of the city, the Kastro Hotel is well-situated for exploring the ancient sites of Heraklion. It has spacious, air-conditioned rooms with breakfast included in the rate. Each of the rooms at the Kastro has modern décor details such as elegant wallpaper and draped curtains. Modern amenities include an LCD TV and a mini fridge. Some rooms have either terraces or balconies. A rich breakfast buffet including fresh juices is served daily in a spacious breakfast area. The 24-hour hotel bar serves drinks and light meals. Room service is also available. Free internet access is provided.

Creta Maris Beach Resort

Creta Maris Beach Resort

Overlooking Hersonissos Beach, the all-inclusive Creta Maris Beach Resort combines a new Green Cretan philosophy with exclusive 5-star services. There are 3 outdoor pools, a water-sports center and 3 floodlit tennis courts on site. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at the eco-friendly resort have comfortable armchairs and warm earthy tones. Each includes a satellite TV, fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities and has a mountain, garden or sea view. Some accommodations are recently renovated. Spacious lounges, lounge chairs on the beach and pools, blooming gardens, hair salon and medical room are at your disposal. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas and free private parking on site. Dining options include Italian, Cretan and seafood restaurants. A total of 6 restaurants and 6 bars are available on site.

Casa Bianca Adults Hotel

Casa Bianca Boutique Hotel (Adults Only)

Showcasing an outdoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool, Casa Bianca Boutique Hotel is located in the Koutouloufari neighborhood in Hersonissos. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature a sitting area where you can relax. Certain rooms have views of the sea or pool. Each room includes a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel also provides bike rental and car rental.

Arlen Beach Hotel

Arlen Beach Hotel

This property is a 15-minute walk from the beach in Hersonissos. Arlen Beach Hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and sun terrace. Free private parking is available on site and the hotel provides free airport and port transfers. All units feature a flat-screen TV. Some units have a dining area and/or balcony. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a refrigerator. There is a private bathroom with a hairdryer in every unit.

Minos Bay Art Hotel, Crete

Minos Beach Art Hotel

Featuring a stunning location next to the water’s edge, Minos Beach Art Hotel features an art gallery and an excellent health and beauty center, along with complimentary breakfast and parking. Just half a mile from the center of Agios Nikolaos, Minos Beach Art Hotel offers a variety of accommodations, ranging from suites to exclusive villas. Each one is well-furnished with home comforts, including LCD TV and some feature spa bathtubs. Relax within the beautiful setting of Minos Beach Hotel’s gardens and pools. Admire the stunning views of the sea and the bay. Swim around the picturesque coastline surrounding the resort and join in with the water sports activities, including canoeing and diving. Enjoy some pampering treatments at Minos Beach Art’s health and spa center.

Santa Marina Hotel, Ag Nikolaos

Santa Marina Hotel

Santa Marina Hotel was built in 1990 and expanded with a second building. It is in the center of Agios Nikolaos, the most romantic city in Crete, and it is only 50m away from Ammos Beach. It combines the city hotel's nature with the city resort hotel's facilities and services.Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, the economical Santa Marina Hotel offers value-for-money accommodations in the town of Agios Nikolaos, just 20 miles from Hersonissos. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. The rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub or shower. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel also provides bike rental.

Panokosmos BnB

Panokosmos B&B

The luxury of a first class hotel, the privacy of a private villa, the atmosphere of staying with friends. Are you looking for a place to relax, to unwind, to recharge your batteries? Away from the tourist traps, off the beaten track, away from it all? But only 35 minutes from Chania, and 25 minutes from the beach and local towns. Where you are really special, where there are no crowds, there’s no competition for the best positions around the pool, no loud neighbours, no pushy waiters? No noisy children, no intrusive families. Look no further. You have found your place in the sun.

Casa Delfino Hotel and Spa

Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa

In the heart of Chania’s charming historic quarter, this authentic 17th-century Venetian mansion features a personalized service along with a courtyard and rooftop terrace overlooking the town and the Venetian harbor. Each spacious room combines old world charm with modern comforts. From the marble bathrooms and rich fabrics to the LCD TV and free wireless internet, every effort has been taken to ensure your comfort. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast served every day in Casa Delfino’s courtyard. A stylish bar serves a range of drinks.

Porto Veneziano Hotel, Chania

Porto Veneziano

Located in Chania Town, overlooking the harbor and a short walk from Chania Old Venetian port, Porto Veneziano features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms include a sitting area for your convenience. Views of the sea, garden or city are featured in certain rooms. Extras include slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel also provides free use of bicycles.

Hotel Ammos

Hotel Ammos

One of the most child-friendly hotels in Crete, the Hotel Ammos is perfect for families. Like an island within an island, this small elegant, yet very affordable resort is ideally situated on a fine sandy beach, well away from the bustle of the city and yet only five km from the magnificent Venetian harbour and the old town of Chania. Unbeatable location, smart design, attention to detail, instinctive hospitality, great dining at the beachfront restaurant and a very personalised approach are only a few of the ingredients which make ammos hotel a trully special place. The hotel underwent an extensive renovation and the result is a contemporary, fresh and vibrant seafront retreat. The archetypal white-washed surfaces (the famous trademark of Greek islands) are charmingly blended with raw, unvarnished wood, corian worktops, cool light fittings, indigenous ceramic art, colourful Marimekko fabrics and trendy Italian tiling. There is bus service to Chania every 15 minutes, the 30 studios/3 suites are perfectly situated at a 10 meters distance from the sparkling Mediterranean sea on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Chania, at the bay of Agioi Apostoli.

Eria Resort for Disabled Holidays

Eria Resort Accessible Holidays for Disabled Travelers

Showcasing a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue and sun terrace, Eria Resort Accessible Holidays for Disabled Travelers is located a short walk from the beach in Máleme, just 10 miles from Chania Town. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a sitting area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower and bidet, with bathrobes and free toiletries provided.

Mythos Beach Apartments and Hotel

Mythos Beach Apart-hotel

Featuring an ideal location, the water-front Mythos Beach Apart-hotel is situated along Maleme beach, only 16 Km from Chania town.They offer comfortable accommodation with air conditioned and well equipped apartments for self-catering with sea and mountain view, a large swimming pool with kids and adults areas, and Cretan hospitality. Throughout the day and night the lively cafe "Mythos Beach Bar", serves breakfast and warm snacks on site and by the cozy garden on the beach. The internet Cafe' is available for all visitors and accommodates computers with fast internet connection. Alternatively, if you wish to bring your own laptop, wireless internet connection is also available. Comfort chairs and umbrellas are provided on the pebble beach from where one can enjoy a 360* degree view of the entire coastline up to Rodopos Peninsula.

Christina Beach Hotel

Christina Beach Hotel

Christina Beach Hotel features spacious accommodations with sea views, right on the seafront in Kissamos Town. The hotel’s public areas offer free Wi-Fi and include a swimming pool and a pool bar. Simply furnished, the air-conditioned units come with satellite TV and a safe. Each includes a kitchenette with fridge and kitchenware, and a furnished balcony with views of the sea or the pool.

Melitti Hotel, Rethymnon

Melitti Hotel

Melitti Hotel is favorably located a few feet from the sandy beach of Rethymnon and 1.2 miles from the heart of the historic quarter and the famous Venetian Harbour. This modern beach hotel offers a perfect blend of warm Cretan hospitality combined with advanced standards and facilities in a very pleasant setting. The 22 recently refurbished studios and apartments have a private balcony or terrace with sea or pool view. Each unit features modern comforts including a kitchenette, safe and TV. Meliti Hotel offers a pool especially for younger guests, equipped with free beach and pool toys. The pool area also offers a pool bar and free sun umbrellas and deck chairs.

Iperion Beach Hotel

Iperion Beach Hotel

Showcasing an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Iperion Beach Hotel is located in Rethymno Town. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with a refrigerator. Each unit features a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Towels are available. Iperion Beach Hotel also includes a terrace. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant.

Diabalos Estate Villas, Crete

Dalabelos Estate Agro-Tourism and Eco-Tourism

The Dalabelos Estate is located near the village of Angeliana, on a hill overlooking the Cretan Sea, 23 km distance from the town of Rethymno. The hotel features 10 stone-built modern and fully equipped studios of a total capacity of 30 persons. The buildings merge harmoniously with the surrounding landscape and visitors are seduced by the serene culture of the Cretan countryside. Under the shade of the restaurant's spacious courtyard, overlooking a superb scenery, you can enjoy traditional Cretan dishes, prepared from products of the hotel's farm. If you wish, you can even attend courses on cooking, bread kneading and traditional confectionery. The farm has 1000 trees, a vineyard, an orchard of more than a 100 orange, mandarin and other fruit trees, a great number of wild trees, herb bushes and vegetable gardens. There are chickens and peacocks, as well as some goats, two dogs, a donkey and a horse that live among the orange and olive trees.

Fotini Traditional Villas

Fotini Traditional Villas

Located in Kavoúsion in the most western region of Crete, close to the amazing Falasarna Beach and 24 miles from Chania Town, Fotini Traditional Villas features an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Elafonisi is 14 miles away. The accommodation has a sitting and dining area. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven and refrigerator. A stovetop and kettle are also available. There is a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower in every unit. Bed linen are provided.

Sitia Bay Hotel, Crete

Sitia Bay Hotel

Showcasing an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Sitia Bay is located in the town of Sitia, right on the beach. The property is air conditioned and is equipped with a sitting and dining area. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven. Sitia Bay also includes a fitness center and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy a drink at the on-site bar.

Blue Horizon Villa and Suites, Crete

Blue Horizon Villa & Suites

Featuring a garden, Blue Horizon Villa & Suites offers accommodations in Sitia a one minute walk from the beach. The property is air conditioned and features a hot tub. Agios Nikolaos is 22 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a sitting and/or dining area. There is also a kitchen, fitted with an oven, microwave and toaster. A refrigerator and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle. There is a private bathroom with slippers and free toiletries in every unit. Bed linen are featured. Blue Horizon Villa & Suites also includes an outdoor pool.

Esperides Stone Houses

Esperides Stone Houses

Just 1,000 feet from the local beach, the self-catering units Esperides share a swimming pool, and enjoy splendid views of the sea and the bay of Kouremenos. Built with local stone, in keeping with traditional Cretan architecture, each of the Esperides Stone Houses has a furnished terrace and a sitting area with fireplace. Standard amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV and CD player. Guests can use the hotel’s laundry services. The picturesque village of Paleokastro is one mile away. The famous palm beach of Vai is within easy reach, just 3 miles away. The archeological sites of Roussolakos and Kato Zakro are found within a 30-minute drive.

Hotel Belissario, Crete

Hotel Belissario

Located in Ferma, near Irepetra, Belissario offers an outdoor pool and extensive views of the Libyan Sea. It offers free public Wi-Fi and rooms with private balcony and mountain or sea views. All of the guest rooms in Hotel Porto Belissario have air conditioning, telephone and satellite TV. The rooms are equipped with traditional Cretan furniture and each has its own private bathroom. Some rooms include access to a private yard. The hotel’s restaurant serves a full menu of traditional Cretan cuisine. You can have a drink in the bar or relax in the landscaped grounds. Guests can sit by the pool area which overlooks the Lybean Sea, and the beach is just a short walk away. Hotel Belissario is just 6 miles from the ancient town of Ierapetra

Nanakis Beach Apartments

Nanakis Beach Luxury Apartments

Nanakis Beach Apartments are situated at the edge of a peninsula in Chania, Crete in the area of Stavros where the film Zorba the Greek was filmed. The Apartments enjoy from the north and the west side a panoramic view of the sea of Crete, whereas from the east and south side, they offer a majestic view to Stavro´s mountain and to the White Mountains of Chania (Lefka Ori). Nanakis Beach Luxury Apartments offers a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue. Chania Town is 6 miles away. Free private parking is available on site. The property is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a sitting and/or dining area. A microwave is also provided, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Some units also have a kitchen, fitted with an oven. There is a private bathroom with a bathtub in each unit. Bed linen are available.

Bikakis Hotel, Crete

Bikakis Family Hotel

The Bikakis Family Hotel in an inexpensive, family run hotel that features an impressive gallery of the owner's paintings and they also do nature tours of the area. Kissimos is the furthest town west and is very unspoiled by mass tourism. In a beautiful family environment you can really enjoy your vacations either in summer or winter time. The hotel's rooms and apartments are located just 250 metres from the beautiful beach of Telonio in Kissamos , and are equipped with all the necessities that insure a very comfortable stay . All rooms and apartments have balcony with a very nice view , a mini fridge , electric fan , electric boiler, air conditioner and there is also central heating for winter time . They offer breakfast in the cafe - TV bar or in your room . While taking your vacation you can visit some of the most interesting and beautiful places in West Crete.

Libyan Princess Hotel

Libyan Princess Hotel

Located in Palaiochóra in the region of Crete, 27 miles from Chania Town, Libyan Princess features an outdoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool. The hotel has a sauna and fitness center, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a sitting area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. Extras include bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Superior rooms include a spa tub or a hot tub.

You can find more hotels on Crete by using Booking.com's Crete Hotel Search and click on the various options to find exactly what you want. Excellent prices and many hotels you can book and then cancel with no cancellation fee. For those who want to book without using a travel agency this is the best way to do it.

Homes, Villas and Apartments

The trend these days in Greece is to rent a house, especially for families with children because having two or three rooms in a hotel can be inconvenient. Though living in a villa or apartment can feel isolating at times, especially for children (who, lets face it, have a lot more fun when they are staying somewhere there are lots of other kids around, like a big hotel on the beach with a swimming pool), sometimes it makes more economic sense to rent a house. By using Booking.com's Crete Hotel Search you can find properties all over the island ranging from luxury villas with swimming pools to simple homes and apartments. With maps, lots of photos of the properties and a number of options for searching, you can find pretty much exactly what you are looking for. Keep in mind though, that unlike hotels which have dozens of rooms, a house generally sleeps from 4 to a dozen people, and they go very quickly. So if you find the perfect place, book it.

The Villa Dimelen is a 100sqm beachfront apartment in front of the beach of Lygaria in Crete. Ideal for families, groups of friends and couples looking for coastal holidays by the sea he house offers three fully equipped bedrooms with lovely panoramic sea views, an open plan living room with a fully equipped kitchen with large windows with gorgeous sea views and a big fully equipped dinning table.

You can also book hotels in Greece through Fantasy Travel and Dolphin Hellas Travel in Athens and Aegean Thesaurus Travel in Sifnos. They are all excellent travel agencies and they can also assist you with ferries, flights, tours and hotels in Athens and other islands.

Another option which I recommend is Matt's Create-an-itinerary Form where you can put together your own specialized itinerary and submit it and in 24 hours receive a reply with a price and whether or not your itinerary is even possible. There is no obligation to purchase either.

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