Do you want to enjoy the beauty of the island of Crete without having to think about anything? The best way is to book a magnificent resort with all the services and amenities.
Your vacation in Crete will turn into a dream of a thousand and one nights, including dips in infinity pools, walks in shady avenues, poolside cocktails, massages, sunset aperitifs overlooking the sea, tasty dinners and rejuvenating games of tennis, soccer or volleyball.
Crete’s resorts and tourist villages offer solutions to suit different types of travelers: some are designed for an adult audience seeking tranquility or romance, while others cater mainly to families who want amenities and services. Most resorts and resorts in Crete are concentrated along the north coast, particularly between Chania and Hersonissos.
We have selected for you the best resorts and resorts on the island: the most exclusive, those with the most beautiful sea views, those with impeccable service and close to the nearest beaches. Among them is definitely the ideal location for your dream vacation.
An excellent 5-star all-inclusive hotel where you can spend a dream vacation without ever leaving: it is the Crete Maris Beach Resort in Hersonissos in a beachfront location.
Very large, elegant and well-maintained, it has a spa, 13 pools (including outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, children’s pools), gym, tennis courts, water sports center and even an outdoor cinema. The resort also stands out for its focus on sustainability.
The all-inclusive program includes food and beverages until midnight and is valid in all the resort’s restaurants, snack spots, and bars-there are 17 in total, so you’ll have a really wide choice! The spacious rooms have sea, garden or mountain views.
Magnificently located overlooking Mirabello Bay, the Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel is one of the finest resorts in Elounda, the most chic and exclusive resort in Crete. This 5-star property is highly recommended for couples and anyone who wants a relaxing vacation with elegance.
You can sunbathe on the spacious sun terrace while enjoying a breathtaking view or head down to the hotel’s private beach; there is also a very glamorous sea-view swimming pool.
The stone structure is perfectly harmonized with the landscape, and the large windows provide splendid panoramic views. For a special occasion treat yourself to a deluxe sea-view room with a private pool or hot tub.
Filion Suites Resort & Spa is an elegant 5-star resort with a contemporary design located in the hills behind Bali, a fishing village about 30 km from Retimo. It is perfect for those who want to enjoy the coolness of the mountains while having the sea within easy reach: the hotel’s private beach can be reached in just 5 minutes by car or by free minibus.
The resort has 3 swimming pools, spa, cocktail bar, pool view tavern and restaurant.
You can choose from superior rooms, 1- or 2-bedroom suites or an entire villa with its own pool that can accommodate up to 9 people (4 rooms including one double and three twins plus a sofa bed).
For those who like village life an excellent choice is the Iberostar Crete Panorama & Mare, a 4-star beachfront resort in Panormos, a fishing village about 18 km from Retimo.
It is a very large resort with an all-inclusive formula, a beautiful garden, swimming pool, and a busy entertainment program for adults and children that is very popular with guests. There are numerous options for those who enjoy sports activities: there are volleyball, basketball, bocce, miniature golf, archery, and aerobics classes.
Rooms, located in the main building or in separate bungalows, have sea or garden views; family rooms that can comfortably accommodate 4 people are also available. The hotel restaurant serves Greek and Italian dishes.
Perched on a low promontory in the Agia Pelagia area, between Mononaftis and Psaromoura bays, the Peninsula Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for those who like to spend hours admiring the sea.
Because of its location and unique amphitheater-like construction, this 4-star resort provides exceptional panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and easy access to three different beaches, all of which are very picturesque.
It features 4 swimming pools (including sea-view pools), sports fields (tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, table tennis) and two restaurants serving Greek and international cuisine.
You can choose from a variety of room types, suites and bungalows, almost all with sea views.
If you want something exclusive, aim for the Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa, a magnificent adults-only 5-star resort about 5 km from Hersonissos.
With a refined contemporary design, this high-class resort will guarantee you an unforgettable stay thanks to its lagoon-style pool with studied light effects and VIP details such as sofas and loungers in the water.
All the resort’s rooms and villas, furnished with extreme attention to detail, overlook the pool and some have direct access: as soon as you get out of bed you can dive into the water without passing through common areas! The restaurant also directly overlooks the pool and has a wooden terrace over the water.
The resort offers its guests top recreational services, including personal trainers and yoga classes.
Another top choice in Hersonissos is the Abaton Island Resort & Spa, a uniquely designed 5-star with a classy décor that makes use of refined touches of black and white and warm wooden details.
The hotel is beachfront; it has a private beach, swimming pool, and spa. For dinners and aperitifs you can choose from 4 restaurants and 2 bars, some with sea views.
There are numerous types of rooms and suites, all dreamy: rooms with private sea-view balcony, deluxe loft rooms on 2 levels with sea view, luxury rooms with direct access to the pool or with private pool, rooms with Jacuzzi, suites on 2 levels with direct access to the pool, or private pool or Jacuzzi.
For those who love the sea but need greenery, the Minoa Palace Resort & Spa is a perfect choice: this 5-star beachfront resort is set in a lush 35,000 sq. m. garden.
It is located in Platanias, just 12 km from Chania and convenient to the highway, so it is perfect for those who want to take day trips. On the other hand, those who do not want to leave the resort can enjoy a pleasant vacation by taking advantage of a private beach, 4 swimming pools, a spa, tennis courts, and gym.
The resort’s 4 restaurants offer Greek and international cuisine from a buffet or a la carte menus.