Find a Hotel in Crete.

Accommodation and tourist seasons in Crete.

The peak tourist season in Crete lasts from June to September, but especially in July and August as the hotels on the island are full and prices are rising. If you want to combine business and hiking, the best times to go in Crete are the fall and spring. In the north of Crete are grouped all the major hotels and resorts offering all-inclusive stays, but many visitors prefer to travel on their own and flee the north coast to the south coast, quieter and more authentic. The north of Crete is indeed suffering from the tourist exploitation, the population with any bet on tourism, the villages have lost their souls and are nothing more than chaining cafes and noisy restaurants offering more or less the same. If however you choose the 'all-inclusive', be warned that this type of hotel in the seaside resorts bit comely, or tourist trap restaurants have set up shop there you have been warned.

Which hotel at what price? The budget accommodation in Crete.

For a boutique hotel in the old town of Chania, for example, count between 50 and 100 euros. In a small room at the inhabitant, count 20 euros off season and 30 euros in high season. For a campsite for two people and a tent, rates vary between 20 and 30 euros. Please note during the summer it is strongly advisable to book in advance and during the school holidays. To book a hotel in Crete, the easiest way is to go through the Internet: the hotel booking sites are ideal for comparing offers and sort according to its budget. Additionally, specials are not rare, glancing regularly, it is common to come across a good deal. The hotel's description, details of benefits, conditions and customer reviews are a great help to help you make your choice.

What cities or villages book a hotel in Crete?

The two 'big' essential towns on Crete are Chania and Rethymnon, Heraklion it's pretty ugly but there is the Palace of Knossos nearby, so you will spend most definitely. Moreover this is arrive virtually all flights and ferries. Rethymno is located in the north and middle of Crete, Chania is with a Cretan cities that has best preserved its old character, you will find many Venetian and Turkish remains. Chania or Chania with its old Venetian harbor is considered one of the prettiest towns in Crete and Greece. Most of the buildings have been restored to become hotels or shops. However, the area of ​​the Splantzia behind the harbor and the Venetian arsenals remains largely intact and evocative of the atmosphere then. Souda 7 km east, is the new city harbor, ferries going daily to Athens. If you are looking more like a village than a city, Paleochora is a good base for visiting the southwest of Crete. It is a small port enjoying all the facilities and to move easily by boat across the region, you can go especially on the island of Gavdos. On the other side of the Island Ierapetra is a small, cozy port allowing it to radiate on the southeast of Crete.

Some dream hotels in Crete.

Top 20 most luxurious hotels in Crete, sorted by town. Elounda -Domes of Elounda All Suite Resort is a 5-star spa overlooking the island of Spinalonga -Blue Palace 5-star hotel and award-winning restaurant and a modern spa. -Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, 18 stylish villas with private pools. -Elounda Beach Hotel. -Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, beautiful luxury hotel located on a small island in the bay of Elounda. -Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort, luxury hotel with a golf course, a tennis court and swimming pools. Agios Nikolaos: -St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas, a 5 star hotel situated on a private beach, it has 4 swimming pools and a spa and wellness center Platanias -Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa 5 star hotel situated opposite the island of Agii Theodori. It has 4 restaurants, 5 bars and 5 large swimming pools. -Minoa Palace Resort & Spa, a complex with 4 swimming pools and a wellness center. -Asterion Hotel, 5 star hotel. Heraklion: -Galaxy Iraklio Hotel, 5 star hotel with 2 gourmet restaurants, a center of free wellness and a swimming pool. -GDM Megaron Hotel, beautiful hotel in a building from the 20 overlooking the old port of Heraklion. Agia Pelagia -Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort, a luxurious hotel located in the middle of a botanical garden with a private zoo. Malia -Ikaros Beach, Luxury Resort & Spa, a complex with 1 private sandy beach, 7 swimming pools. -Royal Heights Resort, large hotel complex with several pools and a spa. Sissi -Robinson Club Kalimera Kriti, it includes a private sandy beach, 3 pools and 6 tennis courts. -Castello Boutique Resort & Spa, 5-star resort. Siteía: -Sitia Beach, luxurious resort on a private beach of the Bay of Sitia. And also the Cretan Dream Royal Stalós and Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa in Rapanianá.

Focus on hotels in Heraklion, Chania and Rethymno.

As a general rule most boutique hotels are located near each of the ports of these three cities, the old Venetian city center. And large resorts are located on the edge of town, as Platanias near Chania (Chania). For smaller budgets some pensions and small residences allow to get away for cheap, Heraklion you will also find two hostels, both are located in the city center: Youth -Auberge Heraklion 5 Vironos. -Prince of Lillies Hostel, on the national highway in Karteros, 7km from the city. Note: Many small hotels in Crete have no website and not on the central reservation, you will have no choice but to call or to present directly. Beware of hotels clubs in the vicinity of Heraklion and Chania, some dating back more than yesterday and benefits are of dubious quality ... plus, the coast here is far from being the most beautiful of Crete.

Sleep cheap in Crete hostels, youth hostels, campsites .

There are many campsites across the island, some remain open even in winter, as the Paleochora club site. Ideal for a mild winter in Crete and visit the beautiful region of the southwest of Crete. The campsite is located east of the village of Paleochora. He understand a taverna, also open all year. If it is too cold to sleep in a tent, you can always rent a small room in a bungalow. Rates Cretan camping vary between 15 and 20 euros depending on the season, for a location, two people and a tent. Side hostel, there are only three in Crete, an official in Heraklion, Rethymno and two private and Plakias, in the south-west.

What alternative to hotels in Crete?

You can also stay in guest rooms or downright rent a villa. There are many rooms for rent all over, you may want to book in summer, count 20 euros off season and between 30 and 40 euros in the summer for a double. Comfort is often summary, from both the bathroom is common. Think about having cash with you, because most do not take credit cards. Several rent a studio or a home is more economical formula that the hotel, it guarantees you more independence and allows you to make good money on the restaurant budget.