Crete Resorts and Hotels
Crete has got an abundance of resorts and hotels that cater to every budget. Lato Hotel Agios Nikolaos is one of the cheapest hotels at the port, while Astoria Capsis Hotel located in Heraklion is considered to be a good hotel that offers many facilities.
Atlantis Hotel Crete is renowned for its services at a slight higher price, and Kriti Hotel at Chania is decent and efficient. Actually the visitors get what they are paying for. All hotels have got a beautiful view and some of them are open all the year round since Crete has got mild winters. Vritomartis hotel and bungalows is an alternative solution for those who wish to stay at a traditional Cretan style hotel and have a magnificent view of the Libyan Sea.
Crete also offers apartments and villas that are self contained and are ideal for families who wish to be independent and stay at quieter surroundings. Giorgi’s Blue Apartments in Akrotiri area, 8 kilometers from Chania, is a good option for those who wish to relax while being within easy reach of the city of Chania and the airport. At Ierapetra, Pine Valley Cottages is the best option for eco-tourists since the area is comprised of traditional houses in a magnificent, scenic area that evokes peace and tranquility. Vacationers who prefer a hillside view should try Filoxenia Apartments at Lerapetra southeast coast where there’s an incredible view.
Another option is camping, which is very popular among young people. On Crete you can actually camp almost everywhere if you don’t annoy others (but bear in mind that free camping is not allowed). For organized camping – which is what we really recommend – there are various places where you can set up your tent and enjoy Cretan nature. Try Matala, a camping spot next to the beach in an area of 25 acres, all planted with tamarisks.
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