Best Beachfront Hotels in Crete

Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites
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Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites  
Resort in Kokkini Hani  
Very Good 8.3
145 reviews
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The resort is positioned directly on a sandy, shallow-water beach offering its guests panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.
Creta Maris Beach Resort
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Creta Maris Beach Resort  
Resort in Hersonissos  
Excellent 9.1
409 reviews
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Creta Maris Beach Resort is located in front of a Blue Flag awarded beach.
What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
Beach name: Kastri/ Creta Maris
What is the type of the beach? Sand
Is it possible to swim? Yes
Are there umbrellas and sun loungers? Yes
Are the umbrellas and sun loungers free? Yes
Are there non-motorized watersports available?
Kayaking
Paddle boats
Are there motor watersports available?
Jet Ski
Other motorized water sports: Boat Trips
Is diving equipment available? No
Are diving lessons provided? No
Is the beach shallow? Yes
Is the beach suitable for children? Yes
Is there anything else available?
Lifeguard
hanging cabins
Showers
Beach towels
Beach bar
Is there a shop in the hotel or nearby where swimsuits, masks and other stuff can be purchased? Yes
Is this a private beach? No
Is nudism allowed? No
Is there wheelchair access to the beach? Yes
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Minos Beach Art Hotel
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Minos Beach Art Hotel  
Hotel in Agios Nikolaos  
Excellent 9
151 reviews
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What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
What is the type of the beach? Sand
Is it possible to swim? Yes
Are there umbrellas and sun loungers? Yes
Are the umbrellas and sun loungers free? Yes
Are there non-motorized watersports available?
Surfing
Kayaking
Paddle boats
Sail boats
Are there motor watersports available?
Water skiing
Motor boat hire
Sail Tubing
Is diving equipment available? Yes
Are diving lessons provided? Yes
Is the beach shallow? Yes
Is the beach suitable for children? Yes
Is there anything else available?
Lifeguard
hanging cabins
Natural shadow
Showers
Beach towels
Beach bar
Is there a shop in the hotel or nearby where swimsuits, masks and other stuff can be purchased? No
Is this a private beach? Yes
Is nudism allowed? No
Is there wheelchair access to the beach? No
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Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only)
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Santa Marina Plaza (Adults Only)  
Resort in Agia Marina (Chania)  
Very Good 8.6
65 reviews
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What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
Beach name: Agia Marina
What is the type of the beach? Sand
Is it possible to swim? Yes
Are there umbrellas and sun loungers? Yes
Are the umbrellas and sun loungers free? Yes
Are there non-motorized watersports available?
Windsurfing
Paddle boats
Are there motor watersports available?
Jet Ski
Water skiing
Sea parachute
Is diving equipment available? Yes
Are diving lessons provided? Yes
Is the beach shallow? Yes
Is the beach suitable for children? Yes
Is there anything else available?
Lifeguard
Showers
Beach towels
Beach bar
Is there a shop in the hotel or nearby where swimsuits, masks and other stuff can be purchased? Yes
Is this a private beach? No
Is nudism allowed? Yes
Is there wheelchair access to the beach? Yes
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Kernos Beach Hotel & Bungalows
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Kernos Beach Hotel & Bungalows  
Hotel in Malia  
Excellent 8.8
95 reviews
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Nestled on an expanse of gorgeous Mediterranean gardens with a lengthy sandy beach, the hotel offers a masterful combination of comfort and Crete's warm hospitality.
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Cavo Spada Luxury Sports & Leisure Resort & Spa
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Cavo Spada Luxury Sports & Leisure Resort & Spa  
Resort in Kolimvarion  
Very Good 8.2
125 reviews
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The Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa, dominates an expanse of 65000 sqm, the full length of which is on a Blue Flag awarded beach featuring majestic views to the Gulf of Chania and Cape Spada.
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Kalyves Beach Hotel
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Kalyves Beach Hotel  
Resort in Kalives (Chania)  
Excellent 8.8
156 reviews
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Situated by the sea, next to the Xydas river in Kalyves, the hotel features a beach bar and two swimming pools.
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A luxury resort that lies by the sea, featuring two swimming pools and a beach bar, poolside and wedding services and children's activities.


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Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa
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Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa  
Resort in Platanias  
Good 7.8
94 reviews
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The hotel is located right next to a tranquil sandy beach of the Platanias area. Sun beds and umbrellas are available at an additional charge.
What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
Beach name: Λιμανάκι Πλατανιά
What is the type of the beach? Sand
Is it possible to swim? Yes
Are there umbrellas and sun loungers? Yes
Are the umbrellas and sun loungers free? No.
Are there non-motorized watersports available?
Paddle boats
Are there motor watersports available?
Sea parachute
Motor boat hire
Is diving equipment available? No
Are diving lessons provided? Yes
Is the beach shallow? Yes
Is the beach suitable for children? Yes
Is there anything else available?
Lifeguard
hanging cabins
Showers
Beach bar
Is there a shop in the hotel or nearby where swimsuits, masks and other stuff can be purchased? Yes
Is this a private beach? No
Is nudism allowed? Yes
Is there wheelchair access to the beach? Yes
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Talgo Apartments
Talgo Apartments  
Stalis  
Excellent 9.4
28 reviews
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The hotel is the ideal destination for travellers who are looking a relaxing holiday, comfort and idyllic Mediterranean views.
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Club Marine Palace & Suites
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Club Marine Palace & Suites  
Hotel in Panormos Rethymno  
Excellent 8.9
9 reviews
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Hotel near Beach

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Aquila Rithymna Beach
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Aquila Rithymna Beach  
Resort in Adelianos Kampos  
Very Good 8.1
107 reviews
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The hotel is situated on a 500m long sandy beach.
Grecotel Creta Palace
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Grecotel Creta Palace  
Resort in Rethymno Town  
Very Good 8.5
73 reviews
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Enjoying a prime location, right by the beautiful sandy beach, this exclusive 5-star resort features 10 restaurants and bars, one indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools and a private beach area.
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Hotel near Beach
The 300 metre long sand and pebble beach of Creta Palace has been awarded with an international blue flag. Facing the nothern coast of Crete, it offers private waiter services, a seperate beach area with pavillions and more exlclusive services that can be booked at an extra charge. Sun beds, umbrellas, beach towels and children's care on the beach are free of charge.


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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete  
Resort in Elounda  
Excellent 9.3
627 reviews
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The hotel features a 200-meter pebble beach bordered by a sprawling wooden deck and expansive grass areas that lead to individual decks furnished with umbrellas, luxurious sun beds and beach towels.
Pilot Beach Resort
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Pilot Beach Resort  
Resort in Georgioupolis  
Very Good 8.6
57 reviews
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A beach resort featuring luxury five star accommodation, fabulous bungalows, suites, exquisite service and the perfect setting for family holidays.
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The hotel is located right at an on private sandy beach of 400m on the outskirts of the 7km long Georgioupolis beach. It offers a unique view over the Aegean Sea, the White Mountains and the picturesque village of Georgioupolis. Awarded with a Blue Flag, the beach offers all basic facilities and services as well as various water sports.


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Marakas Beach Hotel
Marakas Beach Hotel  
Stalos  
Excellent 9.8
173 reviews
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What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
Beach name: Παραλία κάτω Σταλού
What is the type of the beach? Sand
Is it possible to swim? Yes
Are there umbrellas and sun loungers? Yes
Are the umbrellas and sun loungers free? Yes
Is diving equipment available? No
Are diving lessons provided? No
Is the beach shallow? Yes
Is the beach suitable for children? Yes
Is there anything else available?
Lifeguard
Showers
Beach towels
Beach bar
Is there a shop in the hotel or nearby where swimsuits, masks and other stuff can be purchased? Yes
Is this a private beach? No
Is nudism allowed? No
Is there wheelchair access to the beach? No
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Silver Beach Hotel & Apartments - All inclusive
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Silver Beach Hotel & Apartments - All inclusive  
Hotel in Gerani Chanion  
Excellent 9.2
420 reviews
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A 4-Star beachfront hotel situated within walking distance of the cosmopolitan Platanias.
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Featuring 51 rooms and apartments, this luxury resort is an ideal destination for both families and couples with quality demands.


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Civitel Creta Beach
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Civitel Creta Beach  
Resort in Amoudara Herakliou  
Excellent 8.8
177 reviews
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Thalassa Apartments
Thalassa Apartments  
Kissamos  
Excellent 9.5
115 reviews
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Silver Beach Hotel
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Silver Beach Hotel  
Kavros  
Very Good 8.6
53 reviews
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Hotel Christina
Hotel Christina  
Hotel in Chania Town  
Excellent 8.8
141 reviews
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Information about Beachfront Hotels in Crete

If waking up by the sound of ocean waves and a gentle sea breeze is your idea of a perfect holiday, there’s no doubt that you should look out for a beachfront hotel. There’s nothing more relaxing and invigorating than a clear view over the deep blue sea and stepping with your bare feet on a sandy beach as you step out of bed. The Greek island of Crete is famous for its over 1.000 km coastline and endless beaches with crystal-clear turquoise and deep blue waters.

Especially on the north coast, you’ll find countless hotels and holiday resorts that feature their own private beach or have direct access to some of the most popular beaches. Over 100 beaches in Crete have been awarded the Blue Flag, meeting the strict criteria of the best, most secure and cleanest beaches in the world. The northern Cretan coast is preferred by most seaside travellers not only due to its shallow waters and sandy beaches but also due to its proximity to the island’s airports and major cities. The beautiful towns of Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos offer plenty of unique architecture, culture, cuisine and history to discover.

There are three areas in Crete that feature the most beachfront hotels, where one beachfront hotel is next to the other.

The first one is located at the western outskirts of Chania in the areas of Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias and the beach that ends at Kissamos village, featuring breath-taking landscapes of turquoise waters merged with white and pink sand, surrounded by a rough vegetation of herbs and plants.

The second most popular beachfront hotel location in Crete is the area between Heraklion Town and Agios Nikolaos at the beach-side resorts of Hersonissos, Malia and Stalis. Within a scenic setting between marinas, boats, wild nightlife, Caribbean-like beaches, traditional Greek village charm and panoramic views, you can enjoy all the amenities a Greek seaside holiday has to offer.

The third spot with plenty hotels on the beach is Rethymno Town and its eastern outskirts of Platanes, Adelianos Kampos and Sfakaki. The sandy beach extends for about 10km from Rethymno Town to Skaleta and most hotels offer direct access to the beach in from of them.

In southern Crete, the two villages with the most beachfront hotels are Plakia in Rethymnon Perfecture and Makry Gialos in Lasithi Perfecture.

In Travelmyth you can try hotel searches in a combination of categories. Many travellers combine the beachfront category with the luxury category. If this is the case, the best luxury beachfront hotels in Crete are found in Elounda.

With almost 600 beachfront hotels in Crete, the choices are unlimited and vary from basic apartments and bed-and-breakfast hotels to premium 5-star holiday resorts and villas. Time to find your favourite!
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Themes:
  •     Luxury
  •     Romantic
  •     Boutique
  •     Historic
  •     Beachfront
  •     Adult Only
  •     Castle
  •     Eco Friendly
  •     Ski In Ski Out
  •     Skyscraper
  •     Vineyard
  •     Monastery
  •     Yachting
  •     Palace
  •     Unusual
  •     Water Villas
  •     Haunted
  •     Aquarium
  •     Treehouse
Activities:
  •     Beach
  •     Ski
  •     Spa
  •     Nightlife
  •     Shopping
  •     Golf
  •     Cycling
  •     Hiking
  •     Horse Riding
  •     Scuba Diving
  •     Yoga
  •     Gourmet
  •     Casino
Suitability:
  •     Dog Friendly
  •   Dogs Stay Free
  •   Dog Play Area
  •   Dogs on Beds
  •   Blankets for Dogs
  •   Gift Basket for Dogs
  •   Dog Sitting
  •     Family
  •     Small
  •     Top Rated
  •     5 Star
  •     Business
  •     3 Star
  •     Accessible
  •     Cheap
  •     Convention
  •     4 Star
  •     Big
  •     Honeymoon
  •     Wedding
  •     Brand New
Facilities:
  •     Free Wi-Fi
  •     Parking
  •     Pool
  •   Outdoor Pool
  •   Indoor Pool
  •   Heated Pool
  •   Children's Pool
  •   Private Pool
  •   Infinity Pool
  •   Rooftop Pool
  •   Pool Water Slide
  •   Panoramic View Pool
  •   Pool Bar
  •   Pool Lap Lanes
  •   Pool Swim Up Bar
  •   Sea Water Pool
  •   Lazy River
  •   Yoga at the Pool
  •   Pool Swimming Lessons
  •   Water Park
  •   Wave Pool
  •   Hot Spring Pool
  •     Tennis
  •     Gym

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