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Tourism in Crete: what you need to know

Find all the information to prepare your trip. We have targeted a list of the best activities to do in Crete, found hotels and comfortable accommodations, and collected information to get there. and for your convenience we’ve illustrated this articles with several maps.

Where to stay in Crete

in Crete we also note the presence of pleasant hotels.

The 5-star hotels in Crete

If you read this paragraph it is because you are looking above all for a luxury hotel. No question of compromising quality for your stay in Crete. There are some very good 5 star hotels, but not all of them are equal. Follow our advice to book the best!

In Crete and in the immediate surroundings you will find three 5-star establishments: the Fodele Beach Water Park Resort , the The Royal Blue a Luxury Beach Resort and the Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort. For example, you can book at Fodele Beach Water Park Resort (one of the best choices at Fodele), at The Royal Blue a Luxury Beach Resort (a very good establishment) or at Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort.

4-star hotels in Crete

Crete is definitely a good choice for a comfortable stay in a 4-star establishment. Hotels in this category are well known and you should not be disappointed. To help you choose, read the following information carefully.

You make good choice if you book at Olive Green Hotel (one of the best option in Heraklio Town), at Palazzo Greco (a wonderful establishment ) or at Happy Cretan Suites.

3-star hotels in Crete

Good options are: Akti Corali Hotel (one of the best choices in Amoudara Herakliou), at Irini Hotel (a pleasant establishment) or Oasis Hotel.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Crete? The best place to stay in Crete is at Fodele Beach Water Park Resort in Fodele.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in Crete? The best 5 stars hotel in Crete is the Philoxenia Villas in Panormos Rethymno.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Crete? The best 4 stars hotel in Crete is the Olive Green Hotel in Heraklio Town.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Crete? The best 3 stars hotel in Crete is the Akti Corali Hotel in Amoudara Herakliou.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Crete? The best 2 stars hotel in Crete is the Kronos Hotel in Heraklio Town.

How to get to Crete

Going to Crete by plane

Milos Island National Airport : located 158 km of Crete, the airport has 56 flights per week. It is served by 2 airlines that offer 1 destinations.

Domestic flights from Milos Island National Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Sky Express and Olympic Air.

  • Athens : flights operated by Sky Express and Olympic Air

Paros National Airport : located 190 km of Crete, the airport has 56 flights per week. It is served by 2 airlines that offer 1 destinations.

Domestic flights from Paros National Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Sky Express and Olympic Air.

  • Athens : flights operated by Sky Express and Olympic Air

Rhodes International Airport : located 312 km of Crete, the airport has 56 flights per week. It is served by 7 airlines that offer 22 destinations.

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Rhodes International Airport :

  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Tui Fly Netherlands
  • Maastricht : flights operated by
  • Rotterdam : flights operated by Tui Fly Netherlands
  • Brussels-Capital Region : flights operated by Corendon Airlines

Domestic flights from Rhodes International Airport :

There are 14 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Olympic Air and Air Sénégal International.

  • Athens : flights operated by Olympic Air and Air Sénégal International
  • Heraklion : flights operated by Sky Express
  • Kasos : flights operated by Sky Express
  • Thessaloniki : flights operated by Olympic Air
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Rhodes International Airport : Chios.

Low cost airlines to Rhodes International Airport :

  • Athens : flights operated by Olympic Air and Air Sénégal International

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Tui Fly Netherlands
  • Maastricht : flights operated by
  • Rotterdam : flights operated by Tui Fly Netherlands
  • Chania : flights operated by Tui Fly Netherlands
  • Heraklion : flights operated by Sky Express

Maps of Crete

Localisation of Crete on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of Crete ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of Crete ©OpenStreetMap contributors

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