Small Hotels - Guest Houses in Crete
The five stylish residences of Blue Fairy Villas built along beautiful Lake Kournas offer you the luxury of privacy with the convenience of Crete’s top destinations at your fingertips.
Welcome to the southern side of Crete, definitely calmer and more authentic than the northern coast. This is where several breathtaking villas around two lovely traditional villages of Siva and Kamilari offer great bases to discover the area!
At the foothills of Crete's impressive Mount Psiloritis, the island's highest mountain, there are three gorgeous stone and wood guesthouses that overlook a dreamy valley. Travelers who stay in one of these should consider themselves lucky!
Living in a cottage among olive trees in the Cretan countryside is a dream for many city dwellers. This dream comes alive at the Eleonas traditional stone and wood cottages surrounding a delicious 'taverna' with sumptuous Cretan food.
Situated deep in the interior of Western Crete is Milia – now a top eco-tourism destination and an amazing place to discover. Not much electricity and no telephones make this an natural experience like no other!
The essence of the rural Mediterranean is about enjoying the finer things in life amidst rolling green hills, stunning sea views, unparalleled sunsets and amazing nature. One of the best places to enjoy such an idyllic experience is at the Mourtzanakis Residence in the heart of Crete.
In the heart of Crete, among the olive groves, lies the picturesque village of Lyttos near the site of an ancient city by the same name. In this traditional village there are two lovely stone-built apartments that represent the perfect eco-holiday escape.
Here's a gorgeous little seaside hotel on the beach of Rethymnon, one of Greece's most charming towns. This renovated eco-friendly Steris Hotel offers numerous adventures in the region from cooking lessons and diving to hiking and exploring.
In hidden valleys Crete just beside a protected forest lies an enchanting eco-friendly property called Country Hotel Velani, named after the acorn of the Kermes oak tree. Lying serenely next to the village of Avdou, this property and its surrounding nature will impress you.
Enjoy your stay in these houses located in the hillside east of Mount Psiloritis at the entrance of Gorge of Saint Irene. Offers activities such as bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, trips to monasteries. Enjoy homemade delicacies with a gorgeous view.(All year round)
Find these secluded old traditional stone originally built houses right in the heart of Herakleion. Hike in the E4 European path to the mountain refuge of Prinos, explore the region and visit captivating monasteries or vineyards.(All year round)
Built with local architecture in mind, this little holiday village features onsite attractions and activities such as pottery-making, bread baking, and weaving. There’s even a museum of rural history and popular art onsite, as well as a church and traditional bakery.
Discover these wonderful traditionally built yet modern and luxurious villas. Embark on activities like hiking on the E4 route or mountain biking. Homemade Cretan delicacies are served al fresco.
Experience a true Cretan adventure on Mount Psiloritis. Enagron offers a farm with amazing variety of trees and plants filled with natural/organic produce. Hiking, local cooking, cheese-making, spirit brewing and amazing landmarks will greet you on this paradise-like property.(All year round)
Here's a charming small boutique hotel in the center of the old Venetian town of Chania. Recently renovated with nine rooms, the property is close to city’s monuments, traditional market, museums and restaurants, all within walking distance.
A beautiful and aptly situated shelter nestled above the gorge of Samaria in the White Mountains, the Kallergi shelter has views for miles around. Approximately 1.5 hours hike from Omalos it rests at an altitude of 1'680 meters. 50 beds for climbers, open April to October.
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Small and charming, the Katsiveli-Svourihti shelter rests at an altitude of 1,970 meters and is located in the White Mountains approximately a 6 hour hike from the Kallergi shelter. There is also a mountain pathway from Sfakia which is only a three hour hike. (25 places for climbers)
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On the plateau of Omalos at 1050 meters, this year round property is just 10 minutes away from Samaria gorge and a hub for mountain climbing on Lefka Ori (white mountains) and hiking the E4 path. Great traditional Cretan cuisine too!
This castle-like property is surrounded with magical olive groves, vineyards and churches. Just minutes away from the towns of Kolymbari and Kastelli, and 25 minutes from the port and airport of Chania. Close to the award-winning beaches of Balos and Falasarna.
Pamper yourself and stay in one of these five lovely traditionally built houses with a view to the mountains of Psiloreitis, Samitos and Kentros. Taste local traditional delicacies and wines that the property's local 'taverna', called Panakron, offers. (All year round)
Escape to one of the most wonderful retreats in Platania. The hotel was recently renovated with respect to the environment. The hotel makes a valiant effort to manage water, waste and energy.
Not far from the traditional village of Sivas you’ll find these gorgeous studios surrounded in greenery. The restaurant serves traditional homemade delicacies such as garlic dip and snail stew. Hike on the E4 path, visit monasteries and swim in the cleanest beaches.
This typical Cretan villa is close to the archaeological site of Phaestos and to the Libyan sea with its great beaches. Cook on the barbecue in the yard or walk to the nearby ‘tavernas’ and pastry shop for a culinary experience.
This gleaming white 42-bed shelter is found just above the village of Askifou close to Sfakia. Famous for its strong winds, hikers are likely to come across paraglider's who flock to this area for that very reason. Built in the plateau of Tavris Niato, hikers have access to the summits of Kastro nearby.
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Discover this gem in Kapetaniana, a place that has kept its traditional character. This wonderful traditionally stone guesthouse was built with respect to the environment. Offers activities like hiking, climbing, bird watching, agrotourism, sailing and fishing.
Traditional eco-friendly designed guesthouse on a hill and meadow. Embark on activities such as mountain-biking, climbing, hiking, pottery, farm job, domestic and bird watching. Nature is all around the area.
Gorgeous recently renovated traditional houses in Archanes, a picturesque village near the city of Herakleion. Relax in a stunning yet cozy environment and taste the famous local wine. Explore the archaeological sites of the area.
Enjoy your stay in this eco-friendly traditional villa located on the southeast part of Mount Psiloritis. Serves traditional homemade dishes. Hike on the E4 path, climb the mountain and visit the archaeological site of ancient Rizinia.
A small, 40-bed cozy shelter on the western side of the White Mountains, the Volika shelter is used by hikers who take advantage of the numerous surrounding peaks both in the summer and wintertime. The Volika shelter is the first of its kind in Crete and a 3 hour hike from the small village of Kavoi.
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