Crete is the largest and most diverse greek island. Crete is the same size as Hawaii’s big island so there is a ton of options when it comes to accommodation, things to do, places to stay, tours and restaurants. If you are planning to visit Crete then the best thing I could advise you is to spend at least a week on the island so you’ll get the opportunity to explore as many areas as possible. If you only have a few days to spend in Crete then you should visit western Crete or Chania area, as it is the place with the most famous beaches (Elafonisi, Falasarna etc) and the most picturesque town of the island (Chania old town).
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Get Your Guide has the best and largest variety of Tours in Athens and the greek islands (Santorini, Mykonos, Crete etc)
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🛏️ Crete Hotels
- Best Hotels in Crete
Crete has some of the most stunning hotels in Greece and it offers an incredible variety of resorts, family friendly and all inclusive hotels all around the island.
- Best Villas in Crete
Some of the best villas in Greece can be found in Crete. Large private swimming pools and spaces that can sleep more than 8 guests are all included in this list.
- Best Family Villas in Crete
Crete is an awesome place for family holidays and these villas have pretty much everything covered.
- Best Hotels in Heraklion
Heraklion is the capital city of Crete and it has some amazing hotels
- Best Villas in Heraklion
Heraklion perfecture has some of the best villas in Crete that can sleep more than 6 people usually and they all have stunning views.
- Best Hotels in Chania
Chania is probably the most picturesque town in Crete and one of the most beautiful places in Greece, so staying there it is a very good and reasonable decision you can take.
- Best Villas in Chania
Chania area offers some great villas that are really family-friendly and large enough to accommodate more than 6 people
- Best Hotels in Rethymno
Rethymno is a cute old town between Chanis and Heraklion and can ba a great option if you are looking to explore Crete and stay in a very convenient location that can be reached from everywhere.
- Best Hotels in Koutouloufari
Koutouloufari is a cute little village close to Hersonissos and Stalis that has some impressive hotels with stunning sea views. These are the best.
🗺️ Crete How To’s
- Where To Stay in Crete
If it’s your first time in Crete then you should definitely start with the western part of the island as it is the most diverse (and for many the most beautiful).
- Best Time to visit Crete
Crete is one of the warmest destinations in Greece and the summer lasts longer.
- How To Get From Crete to Santorini
Visiting Santorini on a daytrip from Crete is totally possible!
🏖️ Things To Do in Crete
- Best Things To Do in Crete
Crete is a massive island and there are literally hundreds of amazing things to do from hiking on the mountains to scuba diving and water sports.
- Best Crete Beaches
Crete is the island with the most beautiful beaches in Greece and some of them are frequently voted as the best in the world.
But…there is more to Greece than just Crete, so make sure you check my other travel blogs:
- Mykonos Travel Blog: all you need to know about the greek island with the best beaches and the most amazing nightlife
- Santorini Travel Blog: all you need to know about the most famous greek island
- Athens Travel Blog: the capital of Greece is a foodie’s and culture lovers’ paradise
- Other destinations in Greece: less known greek islands and destinations to avoid the tourist traps