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Elounda Hotels Feb 19

Elounda is the most famous cosmopolitan location not only in the island of Crete but also in the entire Aegean Sea much acclaimed for its outstanding establishments in a magnificent natural enviroment. For these reasons, its fine hotels, listed below, proudly belong to the exclusive category of the Luxury Elounda Hotels of the World.

Elounda Beach – Elounda Bay Hotel – Porto Elounda De Luxe Hotel – Elounda Mare Hotel – The Peninsula All Suite Hotel – Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites – Blue Palace Hotel – Pleiades Luxurious Villas – these fine hotels contstitute a luxurious mosaic, which has been repeatedly chosen by world statesmen, prime ministers, members of royal families and national as well as international celebrities of stage and screen! The lagoon of Elounda is shaped between the coast and a small peninsula of 7-8 km length that serves as a breakwater. Today, the peninsula is separated from the mainland by a channel that was dug by the French at the end of the 19th century. A narrow bridge joins the peninsula with the mainland.

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The ancient city of Olous was situated in the area of Elounda. Some ruins of the city are preserved at the edge of the peninsula, but most of them are below sea level. The ancient history is visible on the seabed, magically connecting the rich past with the fascinating presence. During summer, boats leave the harbour every hour, transporting visitors to the small islet of Spinaloga giving the chance to the passengers to stroll in a deserted leper colony with its Venetian Fortress. Elounda Hotels is a dream location for a luxurious relaxing holiday.

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Agios Nikolaos Hotels Feb 19

The capital of Lassithi prefecture since 1904, Agios Nikolaos is a picturesque town in the eastern part of the island built on the northwest side of the peaceful bay of Mirabello. It is named after the charming 7th century Byzantine chapel of St.Nikolas, erected on the spot called “Nissi” during the 7th AD century, with its bell tower, drum and dome. The chapel has a number of well-preserved frescoes of the 19th, 10th and 11th centuries and rewards its visitors with a breathtaking view of the town and bay. The name Agios Nikolaos means Saint Nicholas who is the patron saint of sailors and of all of Greece. Agios, as it is referred to by all the islanders, retains a traditional, quaint and tranquil fishing town lifestyle which hasn’t lost its charm with its busy tourist infrastructure.

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The small, especially well attended port of Agios Nikolaos, has its own charm, as it is surrounded by the picturesque tile-roofed houses and it is illuminated in the evenings by the lights of the shops and those of the “kaikis”, fishing boats moored at the big dock. This is their starting point of their day trips to Spinalonga, Elounda and the picturesque Mirabello Bay. Agios Nikolaos is accessible from the mainland and the whole of Europe through Nikos Kazantzakis airport in Heraklio and many daily ferry services in Heraklion Port. Two ships directly connect Agios Nikolaos daily with the ports of Piraeus, Sitia and Aegen islands of Milos, Santorini, Karpathos, Kassos, Kos, and Rhodes.  In this site you can find a list with amazing Agios Nikolaos Hotels.

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Lassithi Hotels Feb 19

The prefecture of Lassithi is famous for its wild beauty as well as remarkable historical and archaeological monuments. Traditional settlements are scattered all over the prefecture. The inhabitants are very hospitable, making visitors feel right at home. Lassithi is one of the four superb prefectures that compose the renowned island of Crete (Southern Greece). Located on the eastern part of the island, being the fourth consecutive prefecture, Lassithi borders with the prefecture of Heraklion. Lassithi comprises of the following four counties: Mirabello, Lassithi, Ierapetra and Sitia.

Most people visit the island of Crete during the summer months, during the high tourist season. The excellent climate and the mild weather of Lassithi, make it a great holiday destination all year long.  The prefecture of Lassithi is packed with wonderful ancient sightseeing, including:

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The Archaeological Site of Itanos and the Monastery of Toplou in Vai.
The Early-Minoan Cemetery and the building of the Middle-Minoan period in Agia Fotia.
The Minoan Settlement in Gournia.
The Minoan Palace in Zakros.
Ancient Elounda, located beneath the sea.
Kales Fortress, the mosque, the church of the Metamorphosis of Christ and the churches of Panagitsa, Agios Nikolaos, Agios Ioannis, Timios Stavros and Eleoussa in Ierapetra.
The ruins of the Middle-Minoan and the Post-Minoan Settlements on the islet of Agios Nikolaos.

On this page, we provide a list of Lassithi hotels, apartments, studios, suites, bungalows, traditional houses and rooms for rent in Lassithi Crete Greece. Each Lassithi hotel listing is accompanied by a brief description of its facilities, services, and location in Lassithi Crete Greece.

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Rethymno Hotels Feb 19

The town of Rethymno is a place of contrasts, boasting a long and remarkable history as well as untouched places of natural beauty and living traditions. This small Mediterranean town will enchant you with its centre dating from the period of the Renaissance.Below you can see a list with Rethymno Hotels:

  • Grecotel Creta Palace:  Exclusive 5-star resort located on 300m sandy beach, the main hotel building and three bungalow villages are surrounded by verdant gardens. The resort’s excellent facilities include two freshwater swimming pools, ten private pools, tennis, evening entertainment, indoor pool and Nautilus gym, as well as many dining choice ….

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  • Pearl Beach Hotel: The Pearl Beach hotel in Rethymno is uniquely situated on the famous Rethymnon beach promenade, overlooking the bright blue Mediterranean sea and within walking distance of the Rethymnon’s main attractions and activities. Because of the many services and facilities offered, as well as the welcoming atmosphere and setting….

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Chania Hotels Feb 19

The prefecture of Hania is one of the four prefectures of Crete and it covers the west part of the island. It is mainly a mountainous region but it is also characterized by velvet beaches, particularly on its south part, where it meets the Libyan Sea. The prefecture of Chania constitutes a special place, which offers amazing natural beauties and also various comforts, without spoiling its physiognomy. The capital of the prefecture is the romantic, hospitable and very beautiful town of Chania. It is a town built on the sea, which combines in a particularly picturesque way old with modern architecture.

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During your touring of the prefecture of Chania, we suggest that you visit Akrotiri, which is only 15 km from the town of Hania. From there you can enjoy a spectacular sunset as well as a panoramic view of the town of Chania. Other interesting spots in the prefecture are the ancient town Aptera and the traditional villages Vamos, Gavalohori and Kefala. Also, don’t forget to visit Paleohora, a place that will offer you many historic information as well as a wonderful tour through green landscapes and picturesque little villages.

To view a variety of Chania accommodations please click the desired location on the map or use the search engine below to find all major Chania Hotels.

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