The Best Honeymoon Hotels in Crete

BEST HONEYMOON HOTELS IN CRETE

Considered one of the most amazing Honeymoon destinations in Greece, Crete is a fantastic place for a romantic holiday, to relax after preparing for your wedding, and to start building memories together as a married couple.

If you still don’t know where you’d like to stay, read on. I’ve prepared this guide to the best honeymoon hotels in Crete and I’m sure it will help find just the right spot!

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Whether you choose Crete as your sole destination for a honeymoon or you combine a visit to the island with a stay on other romantic Greek destinations, such as Santorini or Paros, finding the right honeymoon hotel is key to living an amazing experience.

Crete is the perfect place to relax by the sea, admire incredible landscapes, enjoy adventures together, and marvel at incredibly romantic sunsets.

Where to Stay in Crete for a Honeymoon

Balos Beach, Crete, winter landscape
Balos Beach, Chania region.

You can divide your time between the seaside and the mountains, discover fantastic old towns with a glorious past, and be pampered in a beautiful honeymoon hotel that specializes in romantic packages for couples.

The city of Chania, in west Crete, is an ideal area to stay if you’re keen on beach life. The region counts some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Yet, that’s not all. The region of Chania is perfect for adventurous experiences, including trekking, hiking, biking, and lots of water sports.

Moreover, Chania’s Old Town is a picturesque place with gorgeous alleys, shops, restaurants, and dozens of incredibly romantic boutique hotels.

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Rethymnon Old Town

Choosing Rethymnon, instead, is also a great idea. Home to a charming Venetian harbor, cobblestoned alleys, and dozens of refined restaurants, the city is a super romantic destination in Crete.

And if you rent a car, you can explore the mountain villages and the southern coast of the region. Two of the best things to do in Rethymnon.

Heraklion
Heraklion old port.

In the region of Heraklion, you and your partner will be up for a treat when it comes to incredible archaeological sites, unique wines, and intense nightlife.

The capital is also a good place to stay if you don’t want to drive and prefer to rely on public transportation since Heraklion is virtually connected to every important city, town, or settlement in Crete.

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Romantic sunset views, Agios Nikolaos.

Finally, Agios Nikolaos, the capital of the Lasithi region, promises an authentic and relaxing vacation for two and a fantastic base for day trips in the mountains, visits to mysterious caves, or picturesque settlements in one of the most stunning plateaus in Europe.

You can enjoy a very romantic stay at the seaside resorts in Elounda or venture south and explore the uninhabited Chrissi Island, one of the most beautiful places in Crete.

Looking for romantic things to do in Crete? Read this post!

Honeymoon Hotels in Crete that You Want to Check Out

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So, without any further ado, let’s dive into this guide to the best honeymoon hotels in Crete for you to choose the most romantic place!

Lagon Life Spirit Boutique Hotel – Adults Only

Location: Chalepa (very close to the center of Chania) – more details

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I personally witnessed the construction process of this hotel and I soon realized that, due to its location, it was going to be one of the top new properties in Chania.

Boasting impressive views over the old Venetian harbor from the Akrotiri peninsula, this is a 5-star, adult-only property ideal for a honeymoon. It’s in a very quiet setting and still super close to the best shops, restaurants, and attractions in the city center.

Featuring gorgeous rooms with views and impeccable decor, the property also has a fitness center, a bar, and a garden.

There is also private parking for guests as well as an indoor pool and a spa. One of the perks of the property is the possibility to enjoy breakfast from your room.

Looking for the perfect honeymoon setting? Check out the Ambassador Room with Sea View and Private Pool that comes with sea, mountain, and city views, and a private entrance.
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Drossia Palms Hotel and Nisos Beach Suites

Location: Malia (Heraklion region) – more details

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Incredibly beautiful and set in a romantic environment, the Drossia Palms in Malia is a great choice for a honeymoon in Crete.

This inspiring accommodation complex is set amidst delightful palm tree gardens only meters from the beach.

You and your partner will have access to a private beach area with sun loungers and umbrellas, relax at the swimming pool area or enjoy a delicious cocktail at the hotel’s snack bar.

They offer well-appointed rooms with plenty of space and private balconies with stunning views as well.

For a perfect honeymoon, why not check out their Exclusive Palm Suite With Hot Tub? It comes with extra long beds, a private entrance, and a gorgeous (as well as super romantic) outdoor dining area.
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Monastery Estate Retreat

Location: Sougia (Chania region) – more details

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Sister property of the fantastic Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor in Chania Old Town, Monastery Estate Retreat is located in the quaint seaside village of Sougia, a lonely and romantic southern settlement a bit more than 50 km from the center of Chania.

This idyllic mountain retreat features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden, and a terrace.

The hotel also has a restaurant, rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, and a minibar. The hotel has ravishing reviews from several honeymooners for the setting and the facilities.

Guests love their choice between à la carte or continental breakfast, their sauna and spa facilities, or venture along the coast to discover the magnificent southern beaches in Crete during their stay.

The hotel’s Honeymoon Suite With Private Pool & Mountain View is an ideal honeymoon retreat!

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Honeymoon suite (Courtesy of the property).

It comes with extra long beds, a private entrance, a seating area with a sofa, a private patio, and an outdoor dining area next to your own pool!
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Minos Palace Hotel & Suites – Adults Only

Location: Agios Nikolaos (Lasithi region) – more details

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One of the best hotels on the island, and a property that I’ve recommended more than once (for instance here), this hotel offers magnificent sea views from a rocky headland above the beautiful Bay of Agios Nikolaos.

Perfect spot for the most romantic honeymoon, this adults-only resort blends together all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday, including a beachside location close enough to the center of the capital of the region.

On this site, you can both relax by the swimming pool or rest by the lapping waves of the hotel’s private beach. Water sports are also possible if you like adrenaline and fun adventures.

Alternatively, choose a relaxing moment at the spa or unwind with a gentle stroll through the gardens before dinner.

The Infinity Blue Room, for instance, offers panoramic views of Mirabello Bay, a comfy bedroom, a bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a large balcony.

You can splurge a bit more at the Waterfall Suite with Private Pool, offering a gorgeous private patio and an outdoor dining area.
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Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection

Location: Elounda (Lasithi region) – more details

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Nothing like the stunning area of Elounda for an unforgettable honeymoon in Crete.

Arguably among the top honeymoon Crete hotels, Domes of Elounda is a 5-star property offering luxurious accommodation with a spa bath overlooking the island of Spinalonga and its Venetian castle.

There are 4 on-site fine restaurants with sea views, a state-of-the-art gym, an interior seawater pool, a sauna, and a steam room

The suites are uniquely decorated and have easy access to the private sandy beach. They also feature a private pool or open-air hot tub.

Luxury residences can have incredible amenities such as a dedicated villa manager, a lounge with VIP services, a VIP beach area, a butler service, and in-villa signature dining.
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Aegean Pearl

Location: Rethymnon – more details

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Although more on the affordable side than other options, this 5-star hotel can be just the right honeymoon accommodation in Crete for those with a reduced budget.

This hotel is situated on a Blue Flag beach at the end of the Rethymno promenade overlooking the Cretan Sea and it provides stylish rooms, 3 pools, and 2 gourmet restaurants.

All rooms are modern and feature furnished balconies. Some rooms offer sea views and others a private pool.

Wellness options include a hammam and a fully equipped gym.
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Kavos Hotels and Suites

Location: Stavros (Chania region) – more details

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Located in the magnificent Akrotiri Peninsula, less than 20 minutes from the center of Chania, this modern hotel is ideal for a relaxing honeymoon in Crete.

Set in a quiet location, Kavos Hotel & Suites offers well-designed accommodation and a large outdoor pool with a sun terrace, surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Accommodations are mainly apartments and studios with spacious balconies or terraces. There’s also a poolside bar with romantic sea views, spectacular at sunset.

For active couples, the hotel organizes diving courses and provides diving equipment to its guests free of charge.

Moreover, they offer a super convenient package known as the SV Honeymoon Junior Suite with a private infinity pool and jacuzzi with car rental.

This means you won’t really need to worry about organizing hiring a car, or the vehicle’s pick-up or drop-off because everything has been taken care of in advance… Isn’t it a blessing?
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GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotels

Location: Heraklion city center – more details

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Perfect if you dream about a city hotel with every single amenity… and a few more! This is one of the best hotels in Heraklion and a dreamy setting for a luxury honeymoon.

Set in a historic building from 1925 the GDM Megaron overlooks the old Venetian port and offers the perfect environment for a romantic stay in the capital of the island.

Among the features, guests can enjoy perks such as fine dining, a health club, and a rooftop plunge pool. Driving in Crete? No problem, free parking is also provided.

The hotel features an all-day indoor café ideal for a cup of coffee overlooking the old port. The rooftop restaurant offers the city’s most stunning views of the old Venetian port and the Aegean Sea.

Their Presidential Double Suite with Sea View is the perfect space for a romantic escape in Heraklion!
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Atermono Boutique Resort & Spa

Location: Platanes (Rethymnon region) – more details

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Situated in Platanes, just steps from Platanes Beach, this new Rethymnon hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center, a restaurant, and a garden.

You and your partner will also love the indoor pool and sauna as well as evening entertainment for those who are too lazy to drive to the center of town.

The rooms and suites feature sea views and a super handy coffee machine. Of course, there is also a delicious buffet breakfast available each morning.

If it suits your style, you can choose the gorgeous Superior Room with attractive bohemian-styled decor and in a quiet location.
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Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa – Adults Only

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Often described as one of the best gorgeous Spa experiences in the Heraklion region, Stella Island is a unique honeymoon hotel in Crete not far from the center of the capital.

The hotel features the exclusive Anassa Spa offering unique treatments such as relaxing massages with techniques designed to release tension and restore body and mind to a natural state of harmony.

The facilities include also a sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, and indoor heated pool in one of the most spectacular environments you could imagine.

best honeymoon hotels in Crete
Grand Overwater Bungalow with Outdoor Jacuzzi (Courtesy of the property).

Their Grand Overwater Bungalow with Outdoor Jacuzzi is one of the best honeymoon settings on the property. It features a private entrance, a comfy seating area, and a fantastic outdoor seating space among other exclusive details.
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There you have it, some of the best Crete honeymoon hotels for your romantic trip to the island, which is the one you liked the most? Are you planning your honeymoon in Crete?

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More resources to enhance your Crete adventure

Start by checking out my ultimate guide to planning your trip to Crete, packed with helpful essential information. Explore the articles on prices in Crete, common mistakes to avoid, and insider secrets for an unforgettable experience.

When it’s time to plan, explore the best places to visit on Crete Island, discover my tours and activities, and be amazed at Crete’s incredible beaches. If you are exploring specific areas like Heraklion, Rethymnon, Lasithi, and Chania, I’ve got detailed guides to help you make the most of your time.

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More useful travel resources

  • Check out all the digital travel guides I’ve specifically written about Crete. They are affordable and practical to check from your mobile.
  • Find convenient ferry tickets with Ferryhopper.
  • Welcome Pickups offers a convenient pre-paid airport transfer service, while Discover Cars is my favorite engine for finding a rental car on the island.
  • To book adventures, tours, and cultural experiences, I recommend Get Your Guide for its flexible cancellation policy.

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About me:

Gabi Ancarola | The Tiny Book

Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the Crete. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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