Holiday.gr
November 14, 2018
Greek Greek Uk English
Home Page
 
Welcome
Login to add reviews, pages or discuss trips. If you're not already a member, you may register for free.
Username:

Password:

Remember me
[Forgot your password?]
MAP OF GREECE
Top Destinations
+ KOS
Greece Conferences
Greece Conferences
360 view Panoramic


 
GREECE / CRETE
CRETE


CRETE AREAS
+ CHANIA
+ IRAKLIO
+ RETHYMNO
+ LASITHI

The most southerly part of Europe, the largest Greek island, Crete offers a lot more than a guide of the island can include. One of the most popular holiday destinations for people of all ages and preferences from all over the world.

Modern ferry services, airports, international class hotels, as well as small family hotels even up in the mountains cater for every wish or taste. Cretans are warm hospitable people with a unique personality making the visit to the island an unforgettable experience. The Minoan culture, one of the most important civilizations on Earth, hatched and developed here. Archaeological excavations have brought to light cities and palaces of that glorious period: Knossos, Malia, Phaestos, Zakros. The traveller, exploring the sea, high mountains, gorges and plateaus tends to forget that Crete is an island.

Rethimno
The prefecture of Rethimno is a miniature of the whole island of Crete. Huge plains and oak trees, vast olive groves, deep gorges and rivers alternating harmoniously with the dry barren scenery of the beaches in the south, in the Libyan Sea. Towering mountains, some bare others densely wooded and fertile valleys and plains. Dozens of picturesque villages inhabited by true Cretans: proud, imperious but at the same time kind-hearted and hospitable. There is a plethora of caves, ancient monuments ruins of Roman and Venetian buildings and deserted Byzantine churches with rare frescoes.
The prefecture contains many archaeological sites with Axos, ancient Eleftherna and Ideo Antro standing out. The gorges of Kourtliotiko and Kotsifou are impressive. The beaches in the Libyan Sea are splendid: Bali, Panormos, Rodakino, Plakias, Agia Galini, Agios Petros, Agios Georgios.
Wonderful woven fabrics, copies of Byzantine icons or of ancient items and ceramics are some of the souvenirs you can buy. The local specialties are tantalizing: yoghurt and honey, pies made of wild greens, fish and sea urchins, octopus and cuttlefish cooked on charcoal and plenty of local wine or "raki".

Heraklion
The prefecture of Heraklion is located in the centre of Crete. In antiquity it was the most important centre of the Minoan civilization; today it is a beautiful, densely populated region. Knossos, Phaestos, Gortina, Malia are some of the attractions for thousands of visitors to Heraklion.

The homonymous capital of the prefecture abounds in monuments mainly from the period of the Venetian occupation: the Byzantine walls of Handakas, the renowned castle of Koule, the legendary lions. Kazantzakis Museum at Varvarou is worth visiting. Other must visits are: Knossos, Phaestos, Gortina, Malia.

There are numerous verdant villages to explore, immaculate beaches on the northern side of the prefecture and sheltered coves to the south. Tranquil Tsoutsouras, cosmopolitan Hersonissos and everywhere the Cretan hospitality. In Heraklion and its villages traditional eateries and picturesque seaside taverns offer tantalizing Cretan specialties: pies of wild greens, cockles, boiled goat, fish, sea urchins, octopus and cuttlefish, sweet tarts "kaltzounia" and delectable Cretan wine often accompanied by the sound of the Cretan lyre.

You can buy the renowned, handmade Cretan knives, copies of Minoan depictions, a Cretan kerchief or famous Cretan cheeses.

Chania
The magnitude and beauty of the cretan landscape prevails throughout the prefecture of Chania. Steep mountains, wooded slopes, ravines and gorges, dense vegetation, running streams, picturesque coves and vast beaches fascinate the visitor.

The indented beaches in the Lybean Sea are of rare beauty. The sole lake on Crete, Lake Kourna adorns the prefecture. The visitor can also admire the picturesque Venetian port in the city of Chania,Georgioupoli, Vrisses, Assi Gonia, Splantza, Agia Marina, Stalo, Kolymbari, Gramboussa. Also to the west, Kisamos, Falasarna, Chrissoskalitissa and the unique Elafonissi. Scenic routes from Platania to Paleohora, Sougia, Sfakia Frankocastelo. The extraordinary plateau of Omalos and the untamed beauty of the Samaria Gorge till Agia Roumeli round off the abundant natural beauty of the prefecture.

There also interesting museums to visit in the city of Chania. Archaeological sites at Aptera, the ruins of ancient Polyrenia or Falaserna, the medieval buildings of the Venetian city: Lodgia, Neoria, etc. and the monasteries of Gouvernetou, Gonia, Ag. Triada of Tzagarolon.

The nightlife is varied and the local wine excellent!

Lassithi
Fantastic beaches and high mountains are among the distinctive features of the prefecture of Lassithi. The plateau of Lassithi is adorned with thousands of famous windmills. Modern international class hotels with full amenities. Abundant natural beauty, a plethora of archaeological and historic monuments attract more and more visitors from all over the world.

You can visit the picturesque villages on the plateau, the beautiful lake in the centre of Agios Nikolaos, the famous Elounta, and the Venetian castle at Spinaloga. You can also enjoy the splendid beaches of cosmopolitan Ierapetra and experience the warm hospitality of Sitia. The tropical Palm Forest is another must visit.

Users photos click images to enlarge
CHANIA
HRAKLEIO
Plakias,Rethymno
Villa Aloni Creta
Villa Aloni Creta
Been to CRETE ? Share your experiences!
[Upload photo]
CRETE HOTELS


OASIS HOTEL
IRAKLIO - info >

LA STRADA TRADITIONAL HOTEL
RETHYMNO - info >

LENA HOTEL
IRAKLIO - info >

ALKIONIS BEACH
RETHYMNO - info >

DELFINI
CHANIA - info >

VILLA IRIDA
IRAKLIO - info >

VERGIS EPAVLIS
IRAKLIO - info >

Ria Hotel
CHANIA - info >

Angelika Studios
CHANIA - info >

Angelika Apartotel
LASITHI - info >

Sinero Apartments
IRAKLIO - info >

POSEIDON
RETHYMNO - info >

Grecotel Kalliston
CHANIA - info >

Cretasun Apartments
LASITHI - info >

Georgia Hotel
IRAKLIO - info >

Mistral
CHANIA - info >

Sofia Hotel
IRAKLIO - info >

Sea View Aparthotel
CHANIA - info >

Park Hotel Heraklion
IRAKLIO - info >

Hotel Life
IRAKLIO - info >

LYCASTI MAISONETTES
CHANIA - info >

ABELOS VILLA
RETHYMNO - info >

HOTEL HANDAKAS
IRAKLIO - info >

BLUE AEGEAN APARTOTEL
IRAKLIO - info >

CHANIA ROOMS
CHANIA - info >

STUDIOS KOUKOUROS
CHANIA - info >

HOTEL ALEXIS
CHANIA - info >

AQUILA RITHYMNA BEACH
RETHYMNO - info >

BIO SUITES HOTEL
RETHYMNO - info >

LAMON
RETHYMNO - info >

Pension Eva
CHANIA - info >

FALASSARNA
CHANIA - info >

GRECOTEL AMIRANDES
IRAKLIO - info >

PANSION KASTELI
CHANIA - info >

MADONNA STUDIOS
CHANIA - info >

APOLLON
RETHYMNO - info >

VILLA IRIDA
IRAKLIO - info >

ASION LITHOS
IRAKLIO - info >

SAMYTOS APARTMENTS
RETHYMNO - info >

KATALAGARI COUNTRY SUITES
IRAKLIO - info >

MANIADO
IRAKLIO - info >

ANGELIKA STUDIOS
CHANIA - info >

Sunrise Suites
CHANIA - info >

Anniko
CHANIA - info >

Casa Vitae Hotel
RETHYMNO - info >

AGROTIKON COTTAGE
IRAKLIO - info >

ALKYON
CHANIA - info >

ANEMONES APARTMENTS
CHANIA - info >

ANTIGONI
RETHYMNO - info >

ARCHONTIKI HOTEL
CHANIA - info >

ARCUS LUXURY VILLAS
RETHYMNO - info >

ARETI APARTHOTEL
CHANIA - info >

Adrakos Apartments
LASITHI - info >

AETOVIGLA GUESTHOUSE
IRAKLIO - info >

AFRODITI
RETHYMNO - info >

AFRODITE APARTMENTS
IRAKLIO - info >

AGIA FOTIA
LASITHI - info >

AGNANDI VILLAS
IRAKLIO - info >

AGRIELIA VILLAS
IRAKLIO - info >

AGROIKIES Kthma Strataki
IRAKLIO - info >

AKOITION HOTEL
CHANIA - info >

AKTI DAMNONI
RETHYMNO - info >

Alcanea Boutique Hotel
CHANIA - info >

ALEXANDER HOTEL GERAKI
RETHYMNO - info >


Add Review [Reviews Guidelines]
Only registered Holiday members may write reviews. Register.



 
Online reservations
Map Map


Explore your senses
Greece Explore your senses
Most Viewed Hotels
1 - ATHENS HILTON
2 - SANTORINI PRINCESS
3 - CROWNE PLAZA ATHENS
4 - MYKONOS GRAND HOTEL & RESORT
5 - ILIOVASILEMA SUITES
6 - KORINA
7 - ATTALOS HOTEL
8 - ALEXANDROS
9 - FRANCE HOTEL
10 - MALVASIA HOTEL
11 - SAINT CONSTANTINE HOTEL
12 - CLUB ATLANTICA AEGEAN BLUE
13 - MONOPATI RESIDENCE
14 - HOTEL RODOS PALLADIUM LEISURE & WELLNESS
15 - FLAMINGOS HOTEL
16 - THIREAS
17 - MARINA SANDS BUNGALOWS
18 - CALDERAS LILIUM
19 - FENIX HOTEL
20 - ANTELIZ SUITES
21 - ATLANTIS BEACH HOTEL
22 - SOFITEL CAPSIS HOTEL RHODES & CONVENTION CENTRE 'MARIKA CAPSIS 2000'
23 - SEA MELODY HOTEL
24 - LAVA OIAS
25 - ROYAL OLYMPIC
26 - ATLANTICA IMPERIAL RESORT
27 - VILLAGE MANIATIKO
28 - GOLDEN SUNSET VILLAS
29 - ATLANTICA PRINCESS
30 - SEA COLOURS
31 - HOTEL EVI
32 - PEGASOS BEACH HOTEL
33 - SAINT JOHN HOTEL VILLAS & SPA
34 - CORFU HOLIDAY PALACE
35 - ACHILLEAS BEACH HOTEL
36 - VOLOS PALACE
37 - STAVROS HOTEL
38 - THEOXENIA
39 - CORFU CHANDRIS
40 - KELLARI GUESTHOUSE
41 - PORTO MYKONOS
42 - CONTINENTAL PALACE HOTEL
43 - ATLANTIS
44 - DIMITRIOS VILLAGE BEACH RESORT & SPA
45 - ALISTON studios
46 - MAGDA'S
47 - ILIOVASILEMA
48 - LAMBIS STUDIOS
49 - VILLA COSTA
50 - BLUE STAR HOTEL
51 - ARIS CAVES
52 - Apartments Posidonia
53 - VRACHIA
54 - LATINI FAMILY HOTEL
55 - DELFINI VILLAS
56 - LOUCAS
57 - SUN BEACH RESORT COMPLEX
58 - ADELPHIA
59 - KANALI STUDIOS
60 - CENTROTEL
61 - VILLA MIMOZA
62 - THE MARGI 5* LUXURY
63 - HOTEL FANI VEVIS GARDEN
64 - ACROGIALI HOTEL
65 - PHAEDRA HOTEL - APARTMENTS
66 - DENISE BEACH APARTMENTS
67 - GOLDEN SAND
68 - Athina Luxury Suites
69 - ANGELIKI PENSION
70 - KAVOURAS VILLAGE
71 - HYDROUSSA
72 - HOTEL MANOS
73 - ZORBAS BEACH
74 - PORTO FIRA SUITES
75 - LOMENIZ BLUE HOTEL
76 - OSTRIA APARTMENTS
77 - REMEZZO VILLAS
78 - SPILIOTICA SUITES
79 - FOLITSA
80 - VOLCANO VIEW VIP VILLAS
81 - ARETOUSA HOTEL
82 - AGIA ANNA
83 - PATRAS PALACE
84 - ALTANA TRADITIONAL HOUSES
85 - ASTRA SUITES
86 - NIRIIDES HOTEL
87 - TAMARIX DEL MAR SUITES
88 - KIRINI SUITES & SPA
89 - 8 ADELFIA THIMARA
90 - SEA VIEW HOTEL
91 - CARBONAKI HOTEL
92 - MIRABELLO HOTEL & VILLAGE - TENNIS RESORT
93 - CAPTAIN STAVROS HOTEL
94 - NIRIIDES BEACH HOTEL
95 - ANNIO HOTEL
96 - MYCONOS VIEW
97 - CABO VERDE
98 - TIGAKI'S STAR HOTEL
99 - CALIMERA HOTEL
100 - ENIGMA
101 - CANDIA PARK VILLAGE
102 - CALYPSO STUDIOS
103 - KAVALARI HOTEL
104 - SUNNY VILLAS
105 - MATINA
106 - ATHENS LEDRA HOTEL
107 - WINE & MILL HOUSES
108 - ARIA SUITES
109 - POSEIDON
110 - APARTMENTS POPI
111 - CORFU VILLAGE
112 - AGNANTI HOLIDAY RESORT
113 - MEROVIGLA
114 - OSTRACO SUITES
115 - ART MAISONS ASPAKI
116 - GRANDE BRETAGNE
117 - CAPTAIN GEORGE
118 - MELTEMI
119 - PLAZA RESORT
120 - CORFU PALACE
121 - GLYFADA MENIGOS RESORT VILLA - APARTS.
122 - ATHINA - STUDIOS & MOUSES APARTMENTS
123 - AEGIALIS HOTEL & SPA
124 - APOLLONIA BAY RESORT
125 - MYKONOS THEOXENIA
126 - MARIA PENSION
127 - GALINI OIA
128 - VENETO EXCLUSIVE SUITES
129 - NIKOS VILLAS
130 - APANEMA RESORT HOTEL
131 - PLAZA VOULIAGMENI STRAND HOTEL
132 - MEROVIGLIOSSO APARTMENTS
133 - FOUFAS HOUSE
134 - THARROE OF MYKONOS
135 - MIRAMARE BEACHE
136 - PETASOS BEACH HOTEL
137 - GAIA GARDEN
138 - IFESTOS VILLA
139 - BELLE HELENE
140 - THALASSA APARTMENTS
141 - HOTEL DELFINI I
142 - NISSAKI BEACH
143 - REX HOTEL
144 - THEA
145 - VILLA CHRISTINA
146 - ARESSANA
147 - KOULOURIS BEACH
148 - CLEOPATRA BEACH
149 - ARITI
150 - LAKKI VILLAGE
151 - AEOLIS HOTEL
152 - ANNY STUDIOS PERISSA BEACH
153 - CAVO TAGOO
154 - LAGOS MARE
155 - PALLADIUM BOUTIQUE HOTEL
156 - KOSMITIS HOTEL
157 - REMVI
158 - MARGARITA HOTEL
159 - SPIROS STUDIOS
160 - XENIA PALACE PORTARIAS
161 - GALINI
162 - IGNATIA
163 - HYDRAMIS PALACE BEACH RESORT
164 - VILLA RENOS
165 - FLEGOS APARTMENTS
166 - VILLA TASOS KOUTSOUBOS
167 - ANNA STUDIOS
168 - PERGERI
169 - SEA BREEZE APARTMENTS - STUDIOS
170 - ILIOMARIS HOTEL
171 - GATSOULIS
172 - AGGELOS APARTMENTS
173 - LINDOS MARE HOTEL
174 - Schweizerhof Zürich
175 - ISMINI
176 - BLUE SEA RESORT HOTEL
177 - APOLLON HOTEL
178 - TSELIOS APARTMENTS
179 - KASTELI STUDIOS
180 - SIPSAS VILLAS
181 - AMPELOS STUDIO
182 - NOTOS VILLA
183 - MAGNA GRECIA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
184 - MARIA'S PLACE
185 - LEFKES
186 - VILLA RENA
187 - REBECCAS VILLAS
188 - Villa Sosanna
189 - VICTORIA
190 - ROMEOS HOUSE
191 - ODYSSIA BEACH HOTEL
192 - HOTEL MINOA
193 - PALATAKI
194 - YASEMI
195 - AGELOS FLORA ROOMS
196 - NIKITAS
197 - MICHALIS STUDIOS & APARTMENTS
198 - COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL
199 - BALKONI STUDIOS
200 - KATERINA APARTMENTS AND STUDIOS
Top 100 hotels
Videos
Webcams
 
24 Kapodistriou Str., 185 31 Piraeus Greece,
Phone: +30 210 4101130, Fax: +30 210 4101132,
E - mail: info@holiday.gr
Holiday.gr © Copyright 2004 - 2018