Crete is the biggest island in Greece and is a popular tourist haunt thanks to its varied landscape. Tourists can enjoy the sandy beaches and soak in the beauty of the majestic mountains. Crete’s capital Heraklion is also a popular tourist draw and is famed for the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, where you can see Minoan artefacts. Travellers can also explore the Palace of Knossos and the Koules Fortress in this Greek port city. They can explore the beauty of Chania, which is famed for its Venetian harbour and the 16th-century lighthouse. Crete is a lovely place to unwind, especially for couples. Here’s a look at some adults-only hotels in Crete.
This hotel is in the heart of the quaint town of Hersonissos. This hotel and spa is located adjacent to the Blue Flag Beach and offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Infinity Blue Boutique Hotel & Spa has an outdoor pool, which is seasonal, and the rooms are done up in a white and blue colour scheme. The property also has a hammam, spa, salon, sauna and hydromassage which guests can use at an additional charge. Guests can unwind at the hotel’s rooftop bar or explore the main street which is a short walk from here. The bus station is also a short walk from the property. The Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is 20 km (12.4 miles) away from the hotel. The Aquaworld Aquarium is also in the vicinity.
This hotel is in the village of Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, and just a 12-minute walk to the beach. The adults-only Casa Bianca Boutique Hotel offers clear views of the Malia Bay and the Cretan Sea. It has a lovely swimming pool and garden as well. Guests can relax at the hotel’s bar and enjoy different cuisines at its in-house restaurant. Several beaches are nearby and the airport is 27 km (16.8 miles) from here. Crete’s capital Heraklion is 30 km (18.6 miles) from here. Popular landmarks such at the Malia Strip and the Labyrinth Park are 6.7 km (4.2 miles) and 3.5 km (2.2 miles) away, respectively.
Couples looking for a romantic getaway in Greece will find this hotel in the resort village of Georgioupolis ideal. This 4-star hotel is a 2-minute walk from the beach. You can espy long stretches of sandy beaches from the hotel itself. The Orpheas Resort Hotel has a lovely flower garden, two swimming pools and two bars. Each room has a private balcony, which overlooks the Cretan Sea. The village of Kournas and the town of Rethymno are 7 km (4.4 miles) and 17 km (10.6 miles) away, respectively. Travellers can explore popular landmarks such as the Venetian Fortress, Ancient City of Aptera and the Venetian Harbour are in the vicinity.
This adults-only hotel is in Amoudara Herakliou and just a minute’s walk to the beach. The area is popular with tourists looking to go water skiing and the Yianna Caravel hotel offers equipment on rent. You can also rent bikes from the hotel. The hotel serves continental breakfast and has a lovely terrace. The town of Herakliou is 7 km (4.4 miles) from the property, whereas the Heraklion International Airport is 10 km (6.2 miles) from here. The Venetian Walls, Pankritio Stadium and Natural History Museum of Crete can easily be explored from here.
This hotel is set amidst a serene setting in Rethymno Town and is a 3-minute walk from the beach. The Cavo Seaside Luxury Suites has rooms that overlook the sea. The suites are contemporary and luxurious. The hotel’s Cavo Seaside Bar Restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean food and you can enjoy your meals while gazing at the sea. The picturesque neighbourhood is popular with travellers looking for some quiet time. Tourists can head to the Venetian Fortress, Municipal Gardens and Arkadi Monastery easily from here.
The Elysium Boutique Hotel and Spa is located in Analipsi and is a minute’s walk from the beach. The 5-star hotel is just 2 km (1.2 miles) away from Hersonissos’ centre, which is popular for its nightlife, shopping, bars and more. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and the beachfront property has a lovely restaurant as well. Getting to and from the hotel is easy as the nearest bus station is just 300 metres (984.3 feet) away. The supermarket is just 20 metres (65.6 feet) from here. Travellers can explore nearby landmarks such as the Aquaworld Aquarium, Labyrinth Park and Malia Strip.
The CHC Galini Sea View hotel is near the beaches of Agua Marina and a fabulous choice for those looking for a romantic getaway. The 5-star hotel has indoor and an outdoor pool, two bars and a restaurant that overlooks the Cretan Sea. All the rooms have a furnished balcony that provides a spectacular view. Guests can use the fitness room, the hammam or sauna. Outdoor lovers can indulge in activities such as scuba diving, water skiing and paragliding. The hotel is 8 km (4.9 miles) away from the lovely town of Chania. The seaside resort town of Platanias is 2 km (1.2 miles) from here.
This hotel in Koutsounari offers spectacular views of the sea. The Kakkos Beach Hotel has a fitness centre, as well as a seasonal outdoor pool. The hotel serves breakfast and guests can relish Mediterranean and Cretan cuisine at its Amvrosia Restaurant. Malia and Agios Nikolaos are 46 km (28.6 miles) and 23 km (14.3 miles) away from the hotel, respectively. The Heraklion International Airport is 70 km (43.5 miles) from here.
This hotel in the charming seaside village of Sissi is quite popular with couples. The 5-star Castello Boutique Resort and Spa is just a 6-minute walk from the beach. It has an indoor pool, a fabulous spa and a freshwater pool that has fibre optical effects. Guests can marvel at the scenic Cretan landscape from their room, each of which has their private terrace. Some rooms even have private pools. Enjoy a scrumptious meal at the resort’s Elea Restaurant as you soak in the views of the mountain. You can also rent a limousine at the resort. Explore the quiet neighbourhood and landmarks such as the Malia Strip and Lixnostatis Folk Museum, which are in the vicinity.
The Cook’s Club hotel is located in the centre of Hersonissos and is near the beach. Travellers looking to enjoy some nightlife and go bar hopping will feel right at home in Limenas Hersonissou. The hotel offers fantastic views of the seaside and has a spa, as well as an outdoor swimming pool. It has studios, apartments and rooms where guests can take their pick. The hotel’s Cantina Restaurant offers multi-cuisine options. The adults-only hotel is 26 km (16.2 miles) away from the Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. The Port and Heraklion City are 25 km (15.5 miles) away from the property. Malia is just 6 km (3.7 miles) from here.
Explore the magical Greek island of Crete
The island not only offers spectacular views of the mountains, but travellers can soak in some sunshine at the white sandy beaches and relax as they gaze at the azure waters. Explore its capital Heraklion and learn about the port city and nearby tourist attractions such as the Koules Fortress.
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