Hotels in Crete

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Crete
Nov 29 — Nov 302
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Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:March
Average price in Crete:$141/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$14/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Monday
$75 - $220
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$130 - $168
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Crete

About Crete

The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is world-famous for its alluring white-sand beaches, charming seaside villages, centuries-old historical sites and gourmet foodie trails. Within the rugged mountain ranges and lush forested valleys, you’ll discover a soulful culture of live music, folk storytelling, snorkelling and archaeology.

Things to do

Considered one of Europe’s oldest settlements, Crete is blessed with fascinating history, especially within the Bronze Age archaeological site called Knossos. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, Knossos presents palace ruins, ancient pottery and other priceless archaeological discoveries. Discover more about the local history at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which houses tombs, decorative figurines and Minoan art.

Embrace Crete’s beach lifestyle with windsurfing and swimming around the nearby island of Elafonisi, which has calm, crystal-clear water. One of Crete’s most popular beaches, Vai is known for its palm forest, rocky coastline and alluring water. If you prefer to go sailing or want to play a round of golf by the ocean, head to Mirabello Bay.

Are you visiting with your children? Take them to see over 200 species of marine animals at the Cretaquarium, including sand tiger sharks, red scorpionfish, clownfish and rainbow wrasse. You can also enjoy hours of water-based fun at Watercity, which has over 30 water games and slides, including tube slides, a lazy river, kids’ playground and wave pool.

Food and wine lovers will find their own hidden paradise in Chania, a region known for its Cretan delicacies and wine. If you love dining by the water, head to the Venetian Harbour, which features fine-dining restaurants, seafood tavernas and cafes with views of the local fishing boats.

Getting around

Crete has multiple ferry connections from the mainland and airports in Heraklion, Chania and Sitia. The best way to get around is by hiring a vehicle or catching buses between the major towns. You can also hail taxis or ride bicycles to cover shorter distances.

Crete travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Crete?

    When visiting Crete, consider checking out Chania, Heraklion, and Hersonissos as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Crete?

    One of the most popular hotels in Crete is Malena Hotel, which has been reviewed by 393 users and currently has a rating of 8.2/10. Other top-rated locations include Saint George and Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique hotel, which have received 8.6/10 and 9.6/10 ratings from our users, respectively.