Palazzo Rimondi is a complex of 15th-century buildings with individually decorated rooms in the medieval centre of Rethymno Town, 300 metres from the beach. It features a plunge pool and a buffet breakfast in its cobbled courtyard. The air-conditioned rooms at the hotel Palazzo Rimondi have stone-carved arches, wooden roofs and windows which overlook the garden and scenic alleys. All units have a seating area with a TV and a kitchenette with a fridge and dining area. In the evening, guests can enjoy the romantic setting of the Palazzo at the pool bar that serves drinks in the courtyard and plays relaxing music. All public areas of the hotel offer free Wi-Fi access. Within a 10-minute walk guests can reach the Venetian harbour with its fish taverns or the Fortezza where the Renaissance Festival is held every summer. Rimondi staff can offer information on local products and arrange car rental to further explore Crete. Apartments: 20
Located on the sandy beach of Platanias, Minos Mare Royal offers rooms with flat screen TVs and CD/DVD players, hot tub and a spa centre with sauna and indoor pool. Surrounded by gardens, Minos Mare Royal offers rooms and suites featuring free internet. The rooms also have a balcony overlooking the pool, the gardens or the sea. The Royal Restaurant offers views of the pool and serves a rich breakfast buffet. The a la carte restaurant Poseidon serves Mediterranean cuisine in a beach-side setting. The Queen’s Wine Bar serves a large wine selection, as well as refreshing cocktails. Hotel Rooms: 75
Hotel Fortezza offers a 24-hour reception, free parking and a free Wi-Fi throughout. It is situated in the heart of Rethymnon’s old town, and 300 metres from the longest sandy beach. Featuring dark-wood furnishings and wallpapers, the air-conditioned rooms at the fully renovated Fortezza Hotel offer a private balcony or window. Facilities include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and fridge. The friendly Fortezza Hotel also features an air-conditioned restaurant and 2 bars. American breakfast is served buffet style between 07:30 and 10:30. Lunch boxes are available upon request. Fortezza Hotel is just 100 metres away from the Venetian port. The bus stop is just 300 metres from the hotel. Hotel Rooms: 54
Sunny Villas offer self catering accommodation a 5-minute drive from the beach. All units feature furnished balconies allowing magnificent views of the landscape of Sitia or the Cretan Sea. All studios and apartments at the Sunny are tastefully decorated with traditional décor details. They include TV and fully equipped kitchen with fridge and coffee-making facilities. Some units feature a sitting area. Villas Sunny are conveniently located only 2 km from the beach, and 4 km from shops. Sitia Airport is 1 km away and the International airport of Heraklion is at 130 km. Free private parking is offered on site. Apartments: 7
Minos Imperial Resort is situated in Milatos Bay, close to the traditional fishing village, and offers a wide variety of sports and leisure activities. Set amidst a lush 190.000-m² area of palm and olive trees and waterfalls, the complex features several swimming pools, 6 restaurants and 5 bars. Tastefully decorated with wooden furnishings, the air-conditioned accommodation of Minos features tiled floors. Each unit opens out to a private balcony enjoying views over the Cretan Sea or the garden and the pool. A satellite TV, a fridge and a hairdryer are available.
Located within a 3-minute walk from Sougia Beach, Galini offers accommodation with furnished balconies overlooking the Lefka Ori mountain range. Rooms are equipped with fridge and satellite TV. Studios and Apartments Galini feature air-conditioned units with coffee-making facilities. Units have wooden ceilings with fans. Most studios and apartments feature kitchenettes. Room cleaning is provided daily. Family-run Galini Studios & Apartments offer free Wi-Fi access in all studios and apartments. There are barbecue facilities in the garden as well as a common kitchen. Free private parking is possible on site. Free! Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. Hotel Rooms: 12
Situated on the seafront promenade of Sitia in Crete, Elysee Hotel is 50 metres from the beach and 200 metres from the town centre. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony overlooking the Cretan Sea and the town. A satellite TV, a fridge and a safety deposit box are included in the rooms at the Elysee. All units are stocked with an iron and telephone. Each has a private bathroom with hairdryer. Breakfast is served in the spacious dining room. Taverns and restaurants serving Cretan and Mediterranean dishes are within a 5-minute walk. The exotic, sandy beach of Vai with the palm-tree forest is 20 km away. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can arrange car rental and free, private parking is possible on site. Hotel Rooms: 26
The Mareblue Resort is situated along a 9 km sandy beach in Ammoudara. Just 11 km from Heraklion Airport and 6 km from the city centre, it offers rooms with pool or sea views, and a buffet restaurant. A variety of elegant rooms with tasteful furnishings are on offer at the Mareblue Neptuno. All come with a tea/coffee maker. The all-inclusive Mareblue Neptuno Beach Resort offers a snack bar and pool bar offering wide range of snacks and drinks, operating almost all day long. Deck chairs and umbrellas by the pool and the beach are free of charge. The Mareblue offers a great range of activities and sports including table tennis, badminton, volley and aerobics. An entertainment area is situated near the pool bar, next to the swimming pool. The animation team provides a full day and evening programme for adults and children. Hotel Rooms: 111, Hotel Chain: Mareblue Hotels.
Just 3 km from Heraklion and only 10 metres from Amoudara sandy beach, Akti Corali Hotel features a large outdoor pool with sun beds and umbrellas. All rooms are air conditioned. The bright and airy rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sea and pool views. In-room media includes a 23-inch LCD TV, and direct dial telephone with free Wi-Fi access. Guests can relax by the poolside and enjoy refreshing drinks or a filling snack from the bar. A shallow pool for children is also available. Akti Corali Hotel is only 6 km from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. Free parking is available at the hotel, and guests can hire vehicles through reception. Hotel Rooms: 32
Sitia Bay lies on the most beautiful part of Sitia, right on the long sandy beach, awarded with a blue flag, just 5 minutes walking distance from the centre of the town. Accommodation is self-catered, and all units come with well-stocked kitchens with breakfast essentials. Studios and apartments at Sitia Bay have a furnished balcony with magnificent view of the sea. Each is air conditioned with a spacious bathroom with shower cabin and hair dryer. Other facilities include a satellite TV and free wireless internet access. The hotel’s swimming pool is set in a peaceful flower-filled courtyard where there is also plenty of space to sunbathe. The swimming pool is also equipped with hydromassage. The hotel’s rooftop terrace can also be used by the residents to relax and watch the amazing sunset. Additional facilities include a small gym, sauna, playing area for children and private parking. Hotel Rooms: 19