We've got hundreds of great deals on hotels in Crete. As the largest Greek Island, Crete is a huge hit with British holidaymakers, thanks to its hot summer sunshine, sandy beaches and attractions. From the traditional Cretan charm of Elounda, to the bustling resort of Hersonissos, there's plenty of holiday accommodation in Crete. Whether you're looking to self cater or go all inclusive, you'll find a wide range of options on our site. Crete apartments are a popular choice for groups of friends and families looking for space, whilst luxury Crete hotels are great for special holidays and honeymoons.
Like any Greek island, holidays in Crete start with the beaches and with waterbased activities such as windsurfing, water skiing, boat trips and scuba diving. Make the most of the rugged terrain and stunning scenery with walking, horse riding, cycling or a Jeep safari. Sample the local wines on a winetasting excursion. For culture, head for the Archaelogical Museum in Heraklion or visit the Minoan Palaces in Knossos and Phaesos. There's plenty of retail therapy in the cities of Heraklion and Chania. Don't miss a trip to the spectacular Samaria Gorge, which cuts through the soaring White Mountains.
Nightlife on Crete is varied and depends greatly on the resort you choose to stay in. Malia, Hersonissos and Aghios Nikolaos offer bustling bars and late night clubs, with Malia being a particular hot spot for clubbing holidays. Heraklion and Chania are packed with cosmopolitan clubs, international DJs and trendy bars. Enjoy the quieter life with a meal in a taverna in quieter resorts like Gouves, Elounda or Sissi. Many hotels offer shows and entertainment in the evenings.
Greek cuisine is at its best when served on the terrace of a typical taverna and there are plenty of these on Crete. Enjoy all the Hellenic favourites, from Meze to Moussaka, made with delicious fresh vegetables, herbs and olive oil. Most hotels and resorts also offer an array of international cuisine, from Italian and Oriental to Indian and fast food. Larger resorts have Britishstyle pubs for those who like a familiar taste of home. All inclusive hotels offer great value for money and are ideal for those who like to eat at their hotel. Ouzo is the Greek national spirit, but don't miss a taste of the locallyproduced wine.