The island of Crete is the largest in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Crete has everything to offer the visitor from the remains of ancient civilizations to magnificent beaches and outstanding mountain landscapes, valleys and gorges where the smell of orange blossom and jasmine are welcoming. Crete is divided into four regions: Chania, on the western side of the island; Rethymno, the smallest region between the White Mountains and Mt Psilorítis; Heraklion, the biggest and most densely populated region on the island of Crete; and Lasithi, the easternmost and least mountainous region of Crete, which includes the town of Agios Nikolaos. The island of Crete can boast 1,000 kilometres of coastline with many bays, coves and peninsulas offering numerous sandy beaches for you to explore. What hotel in Crete to stay in? The four different regions can all offer you a variety of hotels to stay in during your visit to the island of Crete.
Hotels in Chania are well-known for the variety of services offered. You can find luxurious hotels or self-catering apartments, something to suit all budgets. Bozzali Hotel in Chania is near the Venetian port and has the traditional architecture of Chania. This hotel offers en suite rooms with TV, fridge and coffee making facilities. There is also a 24-hour reception for your needs. Most hotels in Rethymno are located in the centre of the town near the harbour and beach, as is the Batis hotel which offers rooms and apartments. This hotel has direct access to the beach. In Heraklion the hotels are mainly situated in the central parts of the town, near the night life and main attractions. The Marin Dream Hotel is situated near Heraklion port and has cosy rooms with modern facilities. This hotel offers a rooftop restaurant with terrace, giving spectacular views of the harbour and city fortress. The Creta Hotel in Agios Nikolaos is only 150 metres from the beach and 5 minutes from the town centre. Each modern apartment has a balcony, some with a sea view. This hotel has an elegant design with cosy furniture.