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Luxury hotels in Crete, Greece
Written by Dikshya Shaw on September 21, 2021 Share on

10 Best Luxury Hotels in Crete, Greece

When you are visiting an island, you might think you won’t get a proper place to stay than the mainland. But you are wrong! The various plush hotels offer a pampered stay on the Greek island of Crete. From the crystal-clear waters of Elafonisi to the Knossos ruins, these 10 best luxury hotels in Crete, Greece, will leave you spell-bound. Are you looking after glorious sea views, private pools, top-quality food and peaceful spas on your next trip to Crete? If yes, then Crete has some good news for you. The sun-soaked Greek isle is packed with luxury hotels offering a variety of luxurious accommodations. Some of the favourite locations include Chania, Elounda and Malia, with both family-friendly and adults-only options to choose from.

Also Read: Greece Travel Guide – Best Time to Visit, Things to Do, Hotels, Tips & More

 

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10 Luxury Hotels in Crete, Greece

Even if Crete is not as expensive compared to its more famous siblings Santorini and Mykonos, it still has plenty of resorts where one can indulge in luxurious settings. The best luxury hotels in Crete range from hip and happening havens of fun to romantic or relaxing escapes. Look at some of the 10 best luxury resorts on the island of Crete.

  1. Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa
  2. Cressa Suites
  3. Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
  4. Abaton Island Resort and Spa
  5. Minoa Palace Resort and Spa
  6. Domes Zeen Chania
  7. Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort and Spa
  8. Castello Boutique Resort and Spa
  9. Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection
  10. Ikaros Beach Resort and Spa

1. Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa

Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa, Luxury hotels in Crete, Greece
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Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa is an adults-only hotel. It has overwater bungalows and private villas. You can experience barefoot luxury in spades, which make your honeymoon or romantic escape ideal. At its heart are lagoon-style pools flanked by palm trees and sea views, which make it a water wonderland. You will find a range of food from traditional Cretan to modern Asian. Also, the 89 rooms, bungalows and villas feature retro touches and plenty of privacy.

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2. Cressa Suites

Cressa Suites
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Situated in the old town of Rethymno, Cress Suites is just a five-minute stroll from the nearest beach. This hotel is also an adults-only hotel, which is set inside a former Venetian–Ottoman mansion. It is a traditional Turkish hammam, which is an apt nod to the building’s heritage. Moreover, many rooms feature their terrace complete with a hot tub. You will get breakfast, which is a cooked-to-order affair on the rooftop overlooking the cobbled streets below.

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3. Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Luxury hotels in Crete, Greece
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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, houses plush bungalows, villas and suites. All these are scattered around a gentle slope, leading to a private beach and pretty bay. Along with inviting infinity pools, there’s a gym and sea-view spa with 24 treatment rooms. Thanks to the five restaurants, you will be well fed. These restaurants include a pan-Asian spot serving delicious sushi and gyozas. If you are a family, you will get dedicated menus, babysitting services and a children’s club.

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4. Abaton Island Resort and Spa

Abaton Island Resort and Spa
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This Cycladic-style resort offers an opulent stay with sleek, classy and uber-luxurious grandeur. Situated on Crete’s northern coastline, it’s just a short walk from the shops and nightlife of Hersonissos. However, you won’t want to step outside its pristine walls. There are several pools, a sandy beach, five restaurants and a superb Elemis spa to keep you busy. Moreover, rooms are individually designed and feature gleaming white decor, glass doors onto private balconies and freestanding tubs, jacuzzis and private pools.

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5. Minoa Palace Resort and Spa

Minoa Palace Resort and Spa, Luxury hotels in Crete, Greece
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Located in Chania, this five-star beachside resort oozes elegance with its collection of restaurants and bars, splendid spa, private and communal pools and smart sea-view rooms. You will get all sorts of accommodation here, from double rooms with garden views to imperial suites with two large bedrooms and a private jacuzzi. If you are an active guest, you can rent bikes, play tennis or join yoga and aquafit classes. Did you know the piano lounge is just the spot for a sundowner with live music?

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6. Domes Zeen Chania

Domes Zeen Chania
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This hotel stands out from the crowd with its sharp, straight-line style, sun-drenched infinity pools and relaxed vibe. You can have a feel of rustic-chic when you are inside one of this hotel’s rooms. This is accompanied by open-plan spaces, rattan furniture and a muted colour scheme of slate-grey throws and oatmeal walls. Also, families are well catered for, with plenty of accommodation options. If you are worried about your child, then you have nothing to worry about as you can get a kids’ club and pool. Savour the taste of fresh Cretan food on the veranda of the Beach House restaurant overlooking the sparkling Aegean.

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7. Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort and Spa

Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort and Spa, Luxury hotels in Crete, Greece
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Situated on a Blue Flag beach, with a turquoise pool overlooking the sea, this all-inclusive resort is family-friendly and packed with activities. When you are here, try windsurfing, canoeing, diving and waterskiing. If you are a parent, you can relax while your little ones enjoy handicrafts in the dedicated children’s club or play in the games room or freshwater kids’ pool. Rooms vary from twins to sea-view bungalows and family suites, and there is a range of dining options available, too.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Villas in Greece- The Perfect Escape From Your Busy Life!

8. Castello Boutique Resort and Spa

Castello Boutique Resort and Spa
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Castello Boutique Resort and Spa, an adults-only hotel, is tucked away behind Sissi’s shop-lined streets. It is a retreat away from the crowds, with a peaceful atmosphere, a pretty pool and a relaxing spa. The 48 rooms are smart and contemporary, spread over three floors. Mostly, they feature private pools or outdoor whirlpool tubs. Set in tropical gardens, the à la carte Elea restaurant is against a mesmerising backdrop of mountains.

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9. Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection, Luxury hotels in Crete, Greece
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This village-style resort in Mirabello Bay on Crete’s northern coast are bound with sublime sunsets, a sandy beach, impeccable service and a family-friendly environment. The 118 suites and villas feature characterises terraces with panoramic views and quirky additions such as hanging chairs and gold basins. Many have private pools, and the largest category accommodates up to nine guests. Choose from four restaurants and four bars; the barbecue fish night with live music is a highlight.

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10. Ikaros Beach Resort and Spa

Ikaros Beach Resort and Spa
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This spa resort overlooks a long sandy beach in Malia and offers luxury living by the sea, complete with stellar accommodation, attentive service and fabulous food. You will find several pools dotted around the manicured grounds, including adults-only and dedicated children’s pools. There is a minimalist feel to the rooms, bungalows and suites, neutral walls and plump mattresses. Some of the best have huge bathrooms and private pools. Also, it is close to the Knossos archaeological site. 

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Tips for Your Greece Trip

  1. Greece has amazing ancient ruins, so don’t forget to explore them.
  2. Hit the beaches as the Greek beaches are gorgeous.
  3. Enjoy the Greek cuisine and wine.
  4. There are many things to do in Crete, Greece, so check out all of them.
  5. Have fun sailing the Greek islands.

Also Read: 10 Best Churches in Greece To Visit For a Spiritual Holiday

Frequently Asked Questions for Your Greece Tour

Can I vacation in Greece right now?

Greece is open to vaccinated tourists.

What is the best way to explore Greece?

The best way to explore Greece is on a cruise.

Do I need a Covid test to fly to Greece?

Yes, arrivals into Greece may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival.

Is Greece an expensive place to visit?

Yes, Greece is an expensive place to visit.

How many days in Greece is enough?

At least 7 days in Greece is enough.

 

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Now, as you have got to know about all the best luxury hotels in Crete, Greece, don’t wait anymore and pack up your bags to vacay in Greece. Also, visit Pickyourtrail to go through some of the best Greece vacation packages. Moreover, customise your Greece itinerary and choose what suits you the most!

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