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for the Right Hotel in Greece? Try Beautiful Crete! by Chris
Featured Hotels / Crete Self-Catering/Vacation
If you're planning a vacation
to Greece, you should make it a point to visit the beautiful island of
Crete. Whether you're an avid outdoors enthusiast or are more interested
in the culture and traditions of the Greece, Crete has something for everyone.
Best of all, Crete offers splendid accommodations to anyone looking for
a hotel in Greece.
The defining geological features
of Crete are its mountains, made up of three ranges: the White Mountains,
the Idi Mountains, and the Dikti Mountains.
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|Aside from the beautiful
scenery, the mountains in Crete feature plateaus, caves, and gorges. The
Ideon Andron, or Zeus Cave, overlooks the fertile farmlands of the Lasithi
Plateau, while the Samaria National Park showcases the Samaria Gorge, filled
with a breathtaking array of flora and fauna. If you're a nature lover,
travel in Crete means trekking through gorgeous scenery and the opportunity
to view a wide variety of birds and other wildlife.
If you're the type who hears
the siren song of the water, the beaches in Crete are unparalleled. The
clear waters make snorkeling and scuba diving a memorable experience, while
the Vai beach is perfect for relaxing in the sun. There are also wonderful
wilderness beaches where you can explore rock formations and find the perfect
Sunlight on Buildings on Harbour Hania, Crete, Greece
A vacation to Crete wouldn't
be complete without indulging in the local cuisine. Even if you're not
up to tasting the islands traditional snail dishes, you can enjoy fresh
squid and octopus, smoked ham and sausage, skewers of souvlaki, and a myriad
of local cheeses.
When it comes to beverages
with a kick, you'll enjoy tsikoudia (similar to Italy's grappa), Greek
beer, and Cretan wine. Of course, ouzo is also a must when you're in Greece.
For a morning jumpstart, you'll delight in strong Greek coffees that you
can order sweetened or unsweetened.
in Old Venetian Quarter, Hania
When you're looking for the
right hotel in Greece, it's important to first decide what amenities you'd
like. Do you want to be in a hotel on the beach, with easy access to the
water, green parks, and local villages? If you're going on vacation with
your family, would you like a spacious suite with four beds so that everyone
can stay in the same room? Do you want access to nearby restaurants and
If you're going to travel
to Crete, you can arrive either by airplane or by boat. Once you get there,
however, you may want to consider staying near the flawless sandy beach
of Georgioupoli. With unparalleled beauty and breathtaking views, Georgioupoli
offers visitors the perfect Greek experience.
When it comes to booking
your hotel in Greece, consider doing so with an online reservation directly
with the hotel of your choice. Many visitors who travel to Crete report
that booking directly with their hotel, rather than a tour operator, saved
them both money and time.
The best online reservation
systems are available in a multitude of languages, incorporate multimedia
- like photos, video, and flash - into their websites, and are accessible
to those with vision impairments.
However you arrive in Crete
and wherever you stay, be sure to soak in the sun, the landscape, and the
local culture and cuisine. Enjoy!
Hotels in Crete / Crete Self-Catering/Vacation
|About the Author - Chris
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CRETE ISLAND, GREECE HOTELS & BEACH RESORTS
browsing hotels and resorts in Crete
Iraklio Hotel Crete
The Galaxy Iraklio is a
modern resort hotel located in the centre of Heraklion, within one kilometre
of the fortress and archaeological museum. Enjoy some relaxation time in
the hotel's outdoor pool and sauna. The hotel offers a number of dining
options: the Apollo Restaurant serves a range of regional and international
dishes accompanied by a local wine list in a relaxed, contemporary setting
with pool views and an aquarium; Pergola is an informal, poolside restaurant
serving local and international dishes and the Galaxy Café offers
snacks, drinks and light refreshments in a Viennese-style setting with
a terrace area.
Cretan Village Resort & Spa, Crete
The Kalypso Cretan Village
Resort & Spa is situated at Plakias, 31 kms south of Rethymnon and
115 kms of Heraklion Airport. The Hotel is located in the grandiose environment
of a small isolated gulf. It lies in 50.000 sq meters full of gardens and
hanging rocks and has been created with respect to nature beauty and keeping
the traditional Cretan style. Situated under the Terrace and overlooking
the swimming pool, the Restaurant is the place were breakfast, lunch and
dinner are served. Whether you choose the outdoor Tavern or the air-conditioned
Lounge, one thing is sure; you will love the buffet! Prepared in a “home
like” way inside the hotel, meals are a delicate recipe of Greek and European
Imperial Hotel Crete
Located one kilometre from
Milatos village, the Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort is a large, contemporary,
beach front resort, built from local materials and boasting panoramic views
of the Cretan Archipelagos. The resort's smart main restaurant serves Greek
and international dishes and has sea views and an outdoor terrace, while
themed Greek evenings and barbecues are on offer at the Luna D'Oro restaurant.
Guests can relax in the elegant piano bar by night, or enjoy a cold drink
from the beach bar by day. The resort offers a choice of three swimming
pools, as well as a children's pool with slides..
Beach Resort Crete
The Pilot Beach Resort is
located on the north-western coast of Crete, one kilometer from the pretty
fishing village of Georgioupolis. Set in 150,000 square meters of grounds,
the resort is surrounded by olive groves, avocado trees and a fantastic
private sandy beach, stretching 400 meters. Accommodation is in quiet,
spacious bungalows scattered throughout the gardens and around the swimming
pools. An American style buffet breakfast is served every day and guests
can enjoy an impressive range of eating and drinking options. Jalos restaurant
serves breakfast and lunch with views over the seashore pool. There is
a Greek restaurant, offering typical Greek cuisine and a range of entertainment,
open every evening.
Platanias Beach Resort Crete
The Porto Platanias is a
beachfront hotel in the Platanias resort, six kilometres west of the town
of Chania and 25 kilometres from the airport. The 147 air-conditioned rooms
have modern decor and light-wood furnishings and open onto balconies or
terraces. Guests can spend their day lounging on a sunbed by the outdoor
pool, sipping cocktails at the covered pool bar, or doing a spot of souvenir
shopping at the gift shop. A separate pool is provided for children, alongside
a playground and a kids' club offering supervised activities and special
events. Fitness enthusiasts can work out at the gym and then unwind in
the sauna or steam room.