Where to Stay

There is a full range of accommodation available in Crete, suiting every taste and budget. By law, a notice must be displayed in every room, stating the category of the room and the price charged in each season. It’s difficult to generalise accommodation prices as rates depend entirely on season and location.

Outside the cities – and especially along the coasts – most properties close down from November to March or April. Booking ahead is usually necessary only for summer months.

  • Prices include community tax and VAT (value added tax).
  • A 10% surcharge may be added for stays of fewer than three nights, but this is not mandatory.
  • Mandatory charge of 20% is levied for an additional bed (often waived if for a child).
  • July and August accommodation owners charge maximum price.
  • Spring (April to June) and autumn (September and October) prices can drop by 20%.
  • Prices drop even further in winter (November to March).