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Most expensive month to stay with an average 99% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Crete
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Top tips for finding the perfect Crete hotel
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Crete for 5 days.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Crete, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Crete in September and May.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Crete if you stay on a Friday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 0 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Crete accommodation.
Crete is a great island to visit throughout the year, as it is favoured with a warmer climate. That being said, you should avoid booking hotels during the school holidays, as this time of year is more chaotic to travel and reduces the availability of hotels for you. If possible, book your hotel outside of this period and you’ll find more hotels in general that are better priced.
If you are travelling with children, then it may help to look for a hotel that is close to some children’s entertainment such as a water park. For instance, Karteros Hotel is one such hotel in Karteros that is around a 10min drive from Watercity Waterpark Crete. Similarly, Anemos Inn, in Kokkini Chani, is about a 7min drive away from the same water park.
If you are travelling to Crete during the summer, you should be aware of Take Off Festival, which is an annual urban music festival that takes place on the island, normally in June. This is a very popular event, so it is likely that you will find hotel bookings, especially in Malia, are harder to find and that rooms are more expensive. If you plan to travel during this period, it is suggested that you book as far in advance as possible.
If you want a couple’s getaway at a hotel that offers spa treatments, then you will find that most establishments with this facility are located on the north of the island, so it is best to begin your search there. For instance, you could stay at Casa Delfino Hotel and Spa, which has a spa bath, steam room and wellness centre where you can get a massage.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Crete
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Crete.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Heraklion (47% of total searches to Crete). The next most popular destinations are Chania (25%) and Rethymno (22%). Searches for hotels in Palaiochora (6%) are also popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Crete for as cheap as $18 (Heraklion) in the last 3 days. The average price is $206.
In the last 72 hours, users have found Crete hotels for tonight for as low as $24 (Mália). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $26 (Mália) and 4-star+ hotels from $51 (Stalida).
In the last 72 hours, users have found Crete hotels for this weekend for as low as $52 (Plakias) per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $52 (Plakias) and 4-star+ hotels from $89 (Plakias).
If you’re looking to play golf during your stay in Crete, then you should look to stay at a hotel in the north of the island, as this is where many of the courses are. For instance, you could stay at Mistral Hotel, which is only a roughly 18min drive from the popular resort of Crete Golf Club.
Crete is renowned for offering great nightlife to tourists. One of the best places to stay for this type of holiday is in Malia, which boasts many popular bars and nightclubs. You could, for instance, stay at Anastasia Hotel, which is well located near busy bars. From this hotel, you can reach bars such as Anesea Cocktail Bar in about 6min on foot. Alternatively, you could also get a taxi to Beachcomber Bar Restaurant, Stalis, in around 4min, which is located in a busy area for nightlife.
You will find a large portion of the luxury hotels on the north coast of Crete, with there being many five-star establishments to choose from. For example, you could stay at Aquila Atlantis Hotel, in Heraklion, which offers guests an outdoor pool and tennis courts. Alternatively, Rethymno Mare Royal & Water Park, in Rethymno, offers its guests a private beach.
Where to stay in Crete?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Crete by showing you the exact location of each hotel.