Crete Package Holidays 2024/2025
Beach lover? Crete's got 650 miles of coastline to its name. Plus, sleepy villages, mountain scenery and mighty fortresses. Crete boasts sandy beaches, scenic countryside and an encyclopaedic offering of myths and legends.
Featured Crete Holidays
★★★★Located in popular Hersonissos this 4* hotel offers a glorious panoramic view of the sea. The resort centre is within close proximity (1.5 KM) as is the beach (400M.) offering a wide selection of watersports (at a fee). Facilities at the resort include a mini waterpark and a poolside bar affords the opportunity to relax in the sun with a well-deserved drink.
★★★★Located, in the beautiful area of Anissaras, 3 Km from the cosmopolitan resort village Hersonissos and 25 Km from the city of Heraklion, Oceanis Heights View Hotel is surrounded by olive trees & local nature and is the ideal place for relaxation and quietness.
Stalos, Crete (Chania Area)
★★★ Our Rating
In an elevated position with stunning countryside and sea views, the Top Hotel is a fab choice for a relaxing break. The hotel offers spacious rooms and great value for money. The pool area has a great sun terrace and a bar serving snacks throughout the day. Couples will find this is a friendly property and a great base for exploring the surrounding area.
Kolymbari, Crete (Chania Area)
★★★★ | Our Rating
You couldn’t be much closer to the sand-and-pebble shoreline if you tried. Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort specialises in unbeatable sea views, with a range of rooms and suites showing them off.
Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa is an ultra All Inclusive 24 hour resort that lies on the beach of Anissaras in the resort of Hersonissos in Crete. This majestic five-star resort offers a state of the art spa and wellness centre, five pools, spacious accommodation, themed restaurants and extensive facilities. The recognised hospitality at this hotel makes it the perfect pick for couples and families seeking an unforgettable holiday in the Greek sunshine.
Hersonissos, Eastern Crete
★★★★★ | Our Rating
★★★★ Plus | Our Rating
Rethymnon, Crete ★★★★
Enjoy a free-spirited break in the sun at The Syntopia Hotel. The hotel is just steps away from a blissful golden beach and minutes from the town of Rethymnon. With swanky guestrooms, charming Aegean architecture and vibrant Cretan hospitality, Syntopia is the perfect idyllic escape you've been waiting for.
Elounda, Crete (Heraklion)
★★★★★ | Our Rating
Heraklion Area, Analipsi, Crete - 5T
The TUI BLUE Insula Alba translates as White Island, which it reflects in its modern, minimalist design.
The hotel occupies a plum spot in the village of Analipsi, a stone's throw from the seafront. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance, and a 10-minute taxi ride will take you into lively Hersonissos.
Heraklion Area, Hersonissos, Crete - 4T
This contemporary hotel gives you a peaceful pool, and a beach within easy reach. And the Greek cuisine is a real hit.
Terraced into a hillside on the edge of Hersonissos, this peaceful hotel is just a couple of minutes’ walk from a sandy beach. It comes with a large pool and 2 restaurants – 1 buffet, 1 à la carte.
Located just 250m from Agia Marina Beach, the Dore Hotel offers bright and spacious accommodation with a friendly welcome. Guests can enjoy use a generous outdoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant a host of extra facilities.
Staying at Fodele Beach, I couldn't stop thinking "I really wish I'd have come here when I was a kid". But whether you're a young one or just a child at heart, you're guaranteed to have a fun-filled time at Fodele. From the on-site waterpark, to the impeccable food on offer pretty much all day (the snack bar was top tier!) there's something for quite literally everyone.
Elysium Boutique is a luxury, Adults Only five-star hotel located in Analipsi of Hersonissos. The super-stylish hotel features chic accommodation, spa facilities and an outdoor swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers and parasols by the pool. What more can you want? Plus, the tourist resort of Hersonissos is just 5km away and you're only a short hop from the local lively nightlife, popular waterslide beach, shops and restaurants.
Crete, Hersonissos - ★★★★
Palmera Beach Hotel & Spa offers bright and modern accommodation by the sea. With an outdoor pool, comfortable rooms and a spa, there is something for everyone at the property. Guests can enjoy delightful meals at the main restaurant, refreshments at the bar and a la carte dining by the sea. A wonderful choice for a laid-back stay by the beach in Crete.
Crete, Greece - ★★★★★
Radisson Blu Beach Resort is located in the well-preserved fishing village of Milatos, in the north of Crete. Perfect for families and couples alike, this property offers five swimming pools, an aquapark for children, sports facilities and access to two private, sandy beaches. For a luxurious break on a beautiful Greek island, look no further than this show-stopper of a hotel.
Crete, Greece - ★★★★
Aldemar Cretan Village is a traditional hotel made up of two-storey buildings, sandwiched between flourishing gardens and the infinite seascape. Offering five swimming pools, on-site dining facilities and a Kids Club for various ages, this hotel is a great pick for couples and families alike.
Crete Holidays Online
Welcome to this stunning luxury Island adult-only Haven ... and yes, it is situated in the Mediterranean on the beautiful Greek Island of Crete.
Featuring two stunning, lagoon-style pools, flanked by terraces with daybeds, alongside five superb international restaurants and four cocktail-pouring bars. Thanks to the selection of board bases and contemporary, wooden-beamed rooms and over-water villas, a retreat to suit your style awaits.This is our top trending adult-only hotel for couples and honeymooners. This summer is now almost completely sold out and 2023 is also selling out fast! Book now for an incredible deal with only a £49pp low deposit and monthly payment plans.
Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa
Comfort meets elegance with a choice of contemporary wooden beamed rooms and Villas. Choose from a luxury room with pool view, a swim up room or a Maldivian inspired overwater bungalow or Island Villa with Private pool
Upgrade to a swim up room from just £165pp extra, or upgrade to your Villa & private pool.
Relax at the Anassa Spa with techniques from around the world designed to release tension and help you relax.
The extensive treatment menu includes restorative therapies from ELEMIS, from hot stone massages to facials and more. Plus a great variety of services including sauna, Hamman, Jacuzzis, along with magnificent sea views.
Wine & Dine
Enjoy incredible cuisine from around the world at 5 restaurants, from Asian cuisine to local Cretan delicacies, there will be something for every palette to enjoy.
Greece & Cyprus National Parks
Perhaps the country’s most iconic goat, however, is Crete’s rare Kri-kri, which leaps with amazing agility through the towering Samaria Gorge. Depicted on a number of ancient artefacts discovered by archaeologists, the Kri-kri population dropped below 200 in the 1960s – partly because the meat became vital to resistance fighters during the Second World War – and has recovered to only about 2,000.
The Kri-kri is elusive, but if you tackle any of the 13km gorge look out for a medium-sized animal, swept-back horns and a light-brown coat with a dark streak on the back and neck. Similar goats live wild on Gioura island in the Sporades and it is thought that, like the Kri-kri, they are descended from once-domesticated herds that turned feral.
Goats are also central to St George’s Day celebrations in late April at the Cretan village of Asi Gonia, in the Apokoronas region, when farmers bring livestock, bearing traditional ‘leria’ bells,
Messing about on boats
Yearning for a sight of the sparkling turquoise sea that laps the Greek islands? Feel desire to take a boat to a nearby islet or idyllic cove to swim and dry off while lazing in the sunshine?
On Crete, the resort town of Elounda retains a real charm with fishing boats and hire boats sailing in and out all day. From the pristine harbourside it’s a wonderful feeling to get out on the sparkling water to explore the historic island of Spinalonga and the pretty seafront village of Plaka.
Saunter along the waterfront promenade to choose a boat trip from a glorious sunset sailing to watch the golden light dance on the sparkling sea to a night-time cocktail cruise with a silvery moon adding to the romance. Even a short hop on the water is good for the soul, watching for sealife while birds soar above in the perfect blue sky.
Aghios Nikolaos is about 20 minutes’ drive from Elounda but it’s far more fun to hire a private boat to nip along the coast to visit this small town with a big reputation. The town has three faces to the sea – Voulismeni Lake and the port, Kitroplatia Beach and the Marina. Voulismeni is a deep body of water, connected to the sea by a narrow inlet, surrounded by cafes and restaurants, making it a lovely place to people watch and relax into your holiday. Why not check out our portfolio of holiday accommodation at Aghios Nikolaos?
The former leper colony is a short boat ride from Elounda and fans of Victoria Hislop’s bestselling historical novel The Island (Olympic Holidays’ Book It! competition’s most popular read) can expect a serene, but rather ghostly experience! Some day trips to the island also sail on to Kolokitha, a small sandy bay, for swimming, snorkelling and a barbecue. Now that’s what carefree holidays are all about.
You can return from Spinalonga to the small village of Plaka where several cafe bars and the beachside restaurants look out to sea. It’s a lovely, laid-back spot to while away the hours. Hire a boat back or if you are in the mood for walking it’s about a 45-minute stretch to Elounda or for more active types it’s 15km to Aghios Nikolaos.
Snorkel over OlousPrefer to go under water? Snorkelling trips to the sunken city of Olous from Elounda are really special. Olous is an important Minoan site so enjoy a wonderful trip to admire the ruins from a powerful civilization while swimming among the fish.