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Crete Luxury Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Crete for Luxury enthusiasts


Crete - Greece's finest beach resorts!

The sunny island of Crete is not only popular for its delicious Cretan cuisine and spectacular beaches, but also for being a superior destination for leisure, yet demanding luxury holidays!

Sandy coasts with sapphire waters, and wild landscapes with gorges, deep valleys and immense vineyards, along with numerous luxury hotels with high-end services, transform the island into a top-choice destination for those who seek to combine relaxation with luxury holidays in Greece!

As thus, Greece’s largest island could not but also have some of the largest beach resorts in the country. Set right on the beach, elegant properties with fine-dining restaurants, lounge bars, beach bars, and modern wellness centers pamper their guests with the utmost comfort!

In this Crete Luxury Guide, you will find the best luxury hotels, beach resorts, and villas to stay on the island and top luxury things to do in Crete!

The best Luxury Hotels, Beach Resorts, and Villas in Crete

Whether you are looking for a 5-star hotel, a luxury resort, a private villa, or even a green hotel with luxurious suites, Crete ranks as the top island in Greece for high-quality holidays. 

Infinity pools, upscale restaurants, advanced wellness centers, private marinas, and exceptional concierge services, meet the needs of the most demanding luxury travellers.

In the heart of Chania townRethymnon townAgios Nikolaos town, and Heraklion town you will find luxury boutique hotels with spacious and comfortable suites overlooking the sea. 

However, if you are looking for having an entire property to yourself, then just outside Crete’s main towns you will find many beach resorts with luxurious suites as well as private villas with ample indoor and outdoor spaces and a modern Mediterranean ambience. 

Moreover, the resort area of Elounda in Lasithi region is known for concentrating some of the finest lodgings in Crete, with VIP services, luxurious suites, and extravagant restaurants.

Olea Villas – Enjoy space, freedom and relaxation! These beachfront villas in Chania are fully equipped with comfortable facilities and private terraces with secluded private infinity-edged pools.

Ambassadors Residence Boutique Hotel – Just steps away from the heart of Chania town, this hotel has luxurious suites overlooking the Venetian harbour, private balconies, jacuzzi, and comfortable beds!

Olive Green Hotel - Combing high-tech luxury, green technology, and environmentally friendly materials, this hotel in Heraklion town welcomes you to become part of its sustainable lifestyle!

Domes Of Elounda Haute Living – Whether you choose a luxury residence or an ultraluxe villa you will unwind at your own leisure while enjoying total privacy and magnificent views of Elounda. 

All these accommodations and more can be found in our luxury Hotel Collections!

The best places for luxury travellers in Crete

See our collection with the best places for luxury travellers in Crete and the best things to do during your holidays in Greece's largest island. 


All around the island of Crete you will find elegant beach clubs where you will have fun from early the morning to late at night! One of the hottest beach clubs in Crete is Palm Beach Club in Hersonissos offering a good selection of cocktails and light bites while several special DJs nights, parties, and events take place.


Even though Crete has not a rich shopping scene with large shopping centers and boutique shops, in the islands’ main towns you will find small shopping malls and streets with local shops selling traditional products and unique handicrafts. 

Food and Wine

Having outstanding grape varieties, having an exceptional wine tasting experience in Crete is definitely a must! See our Crete Food Guide and discover the best wineries to visit along with the best restaurants to taste delicious Cretan dishes.


In Hersonissos, you will find one of the top 100 golf courses in Greece, Crete Golf Club. It is an 18 hole course for players of all handicaps, just 15 minutes from Heraklion International Airport.

Luxury Tips

Since Crete is a popular destination among families, most of the Cretan 5 star resorts have taken care of developing special facilities for children and thus offering you more relaxing vacations!

Taking a private luxury yacht tour in Crete will guide you to the most sought-after attractions and hidden natural beaches and gems of Crete!

Crete has a rich history that goes back to the 7th millennium BC, so there are many museums to visit and a lot sightseeing to do. The most famous archaelogical site is Knossos Palace in Heraklion.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By ferry
  • By air

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Sightseeing
  • Road trip
  • Family holidays
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • Wine tasting
  • Wellness & spa
  • Art & culture
  • Beach parties

Destination Type

  • Island

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 What can I find in this Luxury Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated luxury travel guide, to help you easily plan your next luxurious holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top shopping venues, gourmet restaurants, as well as 5-star Hotels and Resorts to stay!

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