Hotels in Crete
Crete hotels include the typical whitewashed resorts with multiple pools that you will find throughout the Greek islands as well as unique, small inns in Chania and other towns. The Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is one of the best hotels in Crete, on the north coast near the town of Elounda. The design is inspired by typical Greek architecture with stucco and stonewalls, while infinity edge pools have views of the Mediterranean and Spinalonga Island. On the western side of the island, the Ammos is one of the most unique hotels in Crete. A short walk from the Venetian harbor and right on the beach, the Ammos Hotel has 33 minimalist rooms with Marimekko fabrics, hand-painted pottery, unvarnished woods, and smooth concrete floors. The owner puts as much thought into his custom day trips to see ancient Knossos or the Hellenistic and Roman ruins at Aptera, as he did into the design of the property. At night, the seaside taverna serves traditional Greek specialties or you can head to nearby Platanias with its packed tavernas and clubs.
A short walk from the Venetian harbor in western Crete, Ammos Hotel is a sanctuary of cool. Owner Nikos Tsepetis personalized the 33 minimalist rooms with Marimekko fabrics, hand-painted pottery, unvarnished woods, and smooth concrete floors.