Hotels of Greece
Southern Crete

Matala, Crete

The south of Crete is very different from the north. You won't find the large number of mega resorts or large cities. In fact it is more like each area is like its own Greek Island with most hotels being small, family owned, and a much lower key tourism than the mass tourism of the north coast. That is not to say it is not touristic. Hippy artist havens like Matala and Agia Galini have become somewhat commercialized but not so much that Joni Mitchell would not recognize it were she to return. But compared to the way the north coast has been built up the south retains more of its traditional Cretan character. You can find accommodations in small coastal villages and that you may have entirely to yourself, or on mountaintops where you have a view that goes for miles. For information on Crete see Matt Barrett's Guide to Crete.

Click on the links below to see my recommended hotels followed by other highly rated accommodations. You can also use the Crete Hotel Search if the choices here seem too overwhelmingor if you are looking for a particular hotel. You can also find hotels, villas, holiday homes and apartments by price and location using the Stay22 Crete Map. A great way to plan your trip is my Create-an-itinerary page which allows you to put together a custom itinerary with the help of a travel agency with no obligation to book. You can find recommended travel agencies on Matt's Travel Agencies and Tours Page. Because there are so many WONDERFUL HOTELS in Crete don't just focus on my suggested hotels. You will find hotels just as nice in the sections below which are presented by category.

Matt's Suggested Hotels in South Crete

Libyan Princess Hotel
Libyan Princess

Palaiohora

Morpheas Rooms
Morpheas Rooms

Kontoura Selino

Glykeria Hotel
Glykeria Hotel

Elafonisi

Glaros Hotel
Glaros Hotel

Palaiohora

Manto Studios
Manto Studios

Palaiohora

Aris Hotel
Aris Hotel

Palaiohora

Palaiohora Apartments
Palaiohora Apartments

Palaiohora

Syia Hotel
Syia Hotel

Sougia

Monastery Estate Retreat
Monastery Estate Retreat

Moni, Sougia

Idomeneas Apartments
Idomeneas Apartments

Sougia

Galini Studios-apartments
Galini Studios & Apartments

Sougia

Aretousa Hotel
Aretousa Hotel

Sougia

Anny's Homes
Anny's Homes

Kontoura Selino

Calypso Hotel
Calypso Hotel

Agia Roumeli

Gigilos Hotel
Gigilos Hotel

Agia Roumeli

Molos Apartments
Molos Apartments

Loutro

Villa Niki
Villa Niki

Loutro

Paralia Rooms
Paralia Rooms

Agia Roumeli

Livikon Hotel
Livikon Hotel

Hora Sfakion

Sofia's Lovely Rooms
Sofia's Lovely Rooms

Hora Sfakion

Samara Hotel
Samara Hotel

Hora Sfakion

Gavdos Princess
Gavdos Princess

Gavdos Island

Vrachos Apartments
Vrachos Apartments

Frangokastello

Paradisos
Paradisos

Frangokastello

Horizon Studios
Horizon Studios

Rodakino

V & C Paradise Apartments
V & C Paradise Apartments

Rodakino

Saint George Boutique Hotel
Saint George Boutique Hotel

Rodakino

Belvedere Apartments and Spa
Belvedere Apartments & Spa

Plakias

Cyano Hotel, Plakias
Cyano Hotel

Plakias

Plakias Resorts
Plakias Resorts

Plakias

Fotinari Mare Villa
Fotinari Mare Villa

Plakias

Villa Ellis
Villa Ellis

Plakias

Plakias Seaside Residences
Plakias Seaside Residences

Plakias

Lenikos Resort
Lenikos Resort

Agia Galini

Astoria Hotel
Astoria Hotel

Agia Galini

Glaros Hotel
Glaros Hotel Apartments

Agia Galini

Rozmari & Spa
Rozmari & Spa

Agia Galini

Hotel Avra
Hotel Avra

Agia Galini

Palazzo Greco Villas
Palazzo Greco Villas

Agia Galini

Bella Mare Luxury Apartment
Bella Mare Luxury Apartments

Kalamaki

Elkysti
Elkysti

Kalamaki

Antigoni
Antigoni

Agia Galini

Hotel Aglaia
Hotel Aglaia

Kalamaki

Stalani Villas
Stalani Villas

Kalamaki

Tarsia Homes
Tarsia Homes & Suites

Kalamaki

Fantastic Hotel
Fantastic Hotel

Matala

Nikos Hotel
Nikos Hotel

Matala

Thalasso Resort
Thalasso Resort

Matala

Matala Luxury Apartments
Matala Luxury Apartments

Matala

Matala Caves Seafront Apartment
Matala Caves Seafront Apt

Matala

Absolute Matala
Absolute Matala

Matala

Casa Doria
Casa Doria

Lentas

Mythos Suites
Mythos Suites Diskos

Lentas

Galini Apartments
Galini Apartments

Lentas

Thalori
Thalori Traditional Houses

Kapetaniana

House with view
House with View

Paranimfoi

Portela Apartments
Portela Apartments

Kampoula

Myrtos Mare Suites
Myrtos Mare Suites

Myrtos

Sarakinas Residences
Sarakinas Residences

Myrtos

Mirtopolis
Mirtopolis

Myrtos

El Greco Hotel
El Greco Hotel

Ierapetra

Enorme Santanna Beach
Enorme Santanna Beach

Ierapetra

Irene Villa
Irene Villa

Ierapetra

Galaxy Hotel
Galaxy Hotel

Ierapetra

Alternative Plan
Alternative Plan

Ierapetra

Petra Mare Hotel
Petra Mare Hotel

Ierapetra

Cretan Villa Hotel
Cretan Villa Hotel

Ierapetra

Trylissos Beach Hotel
Tylissos Beach Hotel

Ierapetra

Kallia Holiday Home
Kallia Holiday Home

Ierapetra

Astron Hotel
Astron Hotel

Ierapetra

Ostria Resort and Spa
Ostria Resort & Spa

Ierapetra

Coral Hotel
Coral Hotel

Ierapetra

Filoxenia Villa
Filoxenia Villa

Koutsounari

Artemis hotel
Artemis Hotel

Makri Gialos

Lagada Resort
Lagada Resort

Makri Gialos

Aspros Potamos
Aspros Potamos

Makri Gialos

Helios Studios & Apartments
Helios Studios & Apartments

Makri Gialos

White Pearl Apartments
White Pearl Studios

Makri Gialos

Villa Plori
Villa Plori

Makri Gialos

Palmira Apartments
Palmira Apartments

Makri Gialos

Kalo Nero Apartments
Kalo Nero Apartments

Makri Gialos

Elimia Suites
Elimia Suites & Studios

Makri Gialos

Ville du Soleil
Ville du Soleil

Makri Gialos

Niki Apartments
Niki Apartments

Makri Gialos

Akti Rooms
Akti Rooms

Xerokampos

Asteras Apartments
Asteras Apartments

Xerokampos

Vista Mare Villas
Vista Mare Villas

Xerokampos

Alkionides Villas
Alkionides Villas

Xerokampos

Krinakia Villas
Krinakia Villas

Xerokampos

Villa Paris Apartments
Villa Paris Apartments

Xerokampos

Aqua Bliss Villa
Aqua Bliss Villa

Xerokampos

Villa Kaliope
Villa Kalliope

Xerokampos

Athina House
Athina House

Sitanos Village

More Recommended Crete Hotels

A-Class Hotels (4-Star)

Irini Mare Hotel
Agia Galini

Arion Palace Hotel
Ierapetra

Hapimag Resort
Damnoni

B-Class Hotels (3-Star)

Oreia Hotel
Palaiohora

Blue Horizon
Palaiohora

Lito Apartments
Palaiohora

Artemis Studios
Agia Roumeli

Panorama Rooms
Agia Roumeli

Sweet Corner Masxali
Agia Roumeli

Kallikrates Village
Frangokastello

Studios Stavris
Frangokastello

Manolis Apartments
Plakias

Emilia Apartments
Plakias

Thalassa House Apartments
Plakias

Sky Beach Hotel
Agia Galini

Valley Village Hotel
Matala

Matala Bay Hotel
Matala

Alexander Beach Hotel
Kalamaki

C-Class Hotels (2 Star)

Nicolas Beach Hotel
Palaiohora

Sifis Studios
Palaiohora

Agia Roumeli Hotel
Agia Roumeli

Santa Irene
Sougia

Neos Omalos Hotel
Omalos

Sifis Studios
Palaiohora

Daskalogiannis Hotel
Loutro

Hotel Livikon
Plakias

Hotel Hariklea
Agia Galini

Philharmonie Hotel
Kalamaki

Marina Hotel
Matala

Hotel Coral
Matala

Gioma Hotel
Agia Galini

Porto Galini Hotel
Agia Galini

Anna Ageliki Apartments
Plakias

Mirtos Hotel
Myrtos

Achlia Apartments & Villas
Achlia

Sigelakis Studios Apartments
Sivas

Villas, Holiday Homes, Apartments and Studios

Art Apartment
Palaiohora

Ostria Rooms
Palaiohora

Vienna Rooms & Apartments
Kontoura Selino

Athinais Villa
Palaiohora

Villa Palaiohora
Palaiohora

Villa Temenia
Temenia

To Spiti Mas
Sougia

Christos Place
Palaiohora

Petrakis Sea View
Paliohora

Zorba's Studios
Agia Roumeli

Samaria
Agia Roumeli

Tarra Guest House
Agia Roumeli

Pachnes B&B
Agia Roumeli

Metochi Guest Houses
Gavdos Island

Fata Morgana Apartments
Frangokastello

Kritamos Beach Apartments
Frangokastello

Zorba's Rooms
Frangokastello

Kioni Villas
Frangokastello

Peristeres Apartments
Rodakino

Villa Anna Maria
Plakias

Gasparakis Villas
Lefkogeia, Plakias

Labyrinth Studios
Plakias

Maistro Villa
Rodakino

Santa Marina Apartments
Rodakino

Chris & C Apartments
Agia Galini

Creta Star Apartments
Agia Galini

Alexena Apartments
Agia Galini

Holiday Luxury Villas
Kalamaki

Villas Alexandros
Kalamaki

Rodanthi Guest House
Kalamaki

Varkotopi Villas
Agios Pavlos

Xenophon Apartments
Matala

Villa Kapella
Sivas

Ageliki Studio
Matala

Nikon Summer Home
Matala

Hotel Sophia
Matala

Athina Residence
Lentas

Lentas Paradise Studios
Lentas

Skouros Villa
Kastri

Stella's Beach House
Psari Forada

Mosque House
Ierapetra

Exandas
Ierapetra

Garden House
Ierapetra

City Garden House
Ierapetra

Porfyra's Island
Makri Gialos

Villa Victoria
Makri Gialos

Cybele Apartments
Makri Gialos

Asteri Suite
Makri Gialos

Mayla House
Ferma

Villa Pelagos
Koutsounari

Creta Sun Apartments
Makri Gialos

Paradisos Luxury Villas
Koutsouras

Sun Day Villa
Achlia

Nista House
Agia Fotia

See also Villas in Crete

You can find more hotels, villas, apartments, holiday homes and rooms in Crete by location, price, whether or not it has a swimming pool or is on the beach, and see photos, maps and reviews by Searching More Crete Hotels. Excellent prices and many hotels you can book and then cancel with no cancellation fee. For those who want to book without using a travel agency this is the best way to do it. You can also find hotels, villas, holiday homes and apartments by price and location using the Stay22 Crete Map

Otherwise if you need assistance you can use Matt's Create an Itinerary Form or visit the website of Fantasy Travel who can assist you with hotels, ferries and putting your trip together.

For transfers from the port and airport to your hotel in Crete I recommend Lefteris the Cretan Taxi Driver who also does tours of the island. For lots more information on Crete see www.greecetravel.com/crete

For Car rentals contact Elias at Swift-Avanti Rent-a-car who cooperates with agencies all over Greece or else see Fantasy Travel's Car Rental page.

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