Best hotels and hostels in Hania Province

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Innahorion Villages


    One of Crete’s ecotourism trailblazers is the isolated mountain resort village of Milia. Inspired by a back-to-nature philosophy, 16 abandoned stone farmhouses were transformed into ecocottages sleeping one to four, with only solar energy for basic needs. Milia is one of the most peaceful places to stay in Crete, but it’s also worth visiting just to dine at the superb organic restaurant.

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    Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor

    This chic hotel is tucked away in a quiet alley and housed in a meticulously restored Venetian mansion (check out the ruins under the lobby's glass floor). Some rooms have their own bathtub, while others have a retractable roof leading to a rooftop hot tub with old-town views (though they don't offer much privacy from neighbouring rooms' rooftops).

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    Casa Delfino

    Luxury is taken very seriously at this elegant 17th-century mansion in the Venetian quarter. Choose from standard rooms, one-bedroom apartments and suites, which come in various sizes but are all richly fitted out with bespoke furniture, marble floors and romantic flourishes. Days start with breakfast in the pebble-mosaic courtyard, while the Turkish spa and the rooftop terrace are perfect end-of-day unwinding spots.

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    Cocoon City Hostel

    Within easy reach of the bus station and the old town, this modern, spick-and-span hostel has four- and six-bed mixed dorms that come with their own light, charging point and under-bed storage. Private rooms share a bathroom, except one that comes with its own (though its proximity to the lobby cafe-bar means some noise). Helpful staff can arrange excursions to Samaria Gorge.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Vamos

    Vamos Traditional Village

    This village organisation rents out Vamos' many restored homes. The lovely stone cottages have kitchens, fireplaces and TVs and are decorated in traditional style. The houses accommodate anywhere from two to nine people, and some of the larger cottages also have a pool. Also rents cars, books excursions and runs Cretan cooking lessons in a restored olive press.

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    Domus Renier

    An impressive boutique hotel with just nine suites, Domus Reiner is housed in a stunning restored Venetian building right on the harbour. Rooms are elegantly fitted out yet comfortable; most come with fantastic sea views and some have an outdoor Jacuzzi. Service is impeccable: personable yet professional. Access from the harbour is through Zepos restaurant.

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    Ionas Hotel

    In the quieter Splantzia quarter, Ionas is housed in a historic building with contemporary interior design and friendly owners. The nine charming rooms are kitted out with all mod cons (including a spa bath in one) and share a rooftop terrace. Original features include a Venetian archway in the entrance and walls from the mid-16th century.

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    This tranquil Venetian townhouse, renovated to impeccable standards, packs plenty of design cachet into its historic walls. The elegant rooms feature the gamut of mod cons, along with period touches such as stone walls, wooden beams and candlelit niches. Rates include an à la carte breakfast in the downstairs restaurant-bar.

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    Pension Theresa

    This creaky old Venetian house with a long, steep, winding staircase and antique furniture delivers eight snug rooms with character aplenty. The location is excellent, the ambience is rustic and convivial, and there are fab views from the rooftop terrace, plus a communal kitchen stocked with basic breakfast items. There's an annexe nearby with apartments suitable for families.

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    Hotel Doma

    One could imagine Hercule Poirot peering down the curving stairway at Doma, a quiet, century-old classic overlooking the sea in the Halepa district. Decorated with period furnishings and scattered antiquities, this former Austro-Hungarian and British consulate features classy rooms and suites (the top-floor suite comes with incredible views), a relaxing garden, extraordinarily kind service and a tasty buffet breakfast.

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    Ifigenia Rooms & Studios

    This network of refurbished buildings around the Venetian Harbour has a bed for every budget, from basic rooms to luxurious bi-level suites with Jacuzzis and sea views. Most of the 25 units brim with such old-timey touches as wrought-iron canopy beds and beamed ceilings. The pricier ones have kitchens and can sleep up to four.

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    Elafonisi Resort

    This cluster of low-rise whitewashed buildings dotted around a peaceful olive grove has a range of accommodation, from clean, basic rooms above the restaurant to spacious contemporary studios with balconies – perfect for relaxing with a drink and enjoying the mountain views. The affiliated restaurant serves the catch of the day and classic Greek fare (mains €8 to €15).

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    Splanzia Hotel

    This smartly renovated hotel in a Venetian mansion in the lively Splantzia quarter has eight stylish rooms, each different but all outfitted with custom-made wooden furniture, huge comfy beds – some of them canopied – and coffee machines. The back rooms overlook a bougainvillea-festooned courtyard with a Turkish well.

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    Kumba Hostel

    On a main road a 15-minute walk from the old town, this beautifully restored whitewashed building has become a hip hostel. There’s African art on the walls, decorative tiled flooring, a bright cafe-bar and young, friendly staff. Dorms are spacious and modern, each bed with light and charging point. Most dorms have sparkling bathrooms, while private rooms are quiet and comfortable.

  • Lodging in Frangokastello


    An apartment in a renovated, century-old stone windmill ( mylos in Greek) on a pretty spot on the beach is the most captivating of several atmospheric rooms and studios here. Four basic stone cottages sit under the tamarisk trees on the sand, and modern, well-equipped studios are nearby. Book ahead to stay in the mill in high season. There’s also a good taverna.

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    Sunset Rooms & Apartments

    In an enviable location steps from one of Crete's finest sandy beaches, Sunset has 13 rooms and six apartments above a convivial taverna with fig trees and a natural spring. Rooms are snug, but they're tastefully decked out with wrought-iron beds, tile floors and sea-facing balconies. Families are catered for in the four nearby two-floor stone villas with full kitchens.

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    Casa Leone

    This Venetian residence has been converted into a lovely romantic family-run boutique hotel. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, with drape-canopy beds and sumptuous curtains, though some show ever-so-slight signs of wear and bathrooms are small. Some have balconies overlooking the harbour. The central salon is delightful; it sits above the harbour.

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    Homestay Anonymous

    This simple but good-value pension with private bathrooms and shared cooking facilities in the courtyard garden is an excellent budget pick. Friendly, well-travelled owner Manolis cultivates a welcoming atmosphere and is a mine of information on local activities. The nine units are in two quaint stone buildings and furnished in charming country style.

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    Joanna’s Place

    This modern beige building sits in a quiet spot across from a small stone beach at the southeastern tip of the peninsula. The 16 spacious and spotless studios are outfitted with functional locally made furniture, and there’s a kitchenette for preparing breakfast to enjoy on your balcony. There's also a two-bedroom apartment that will suit families.

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    Iason Studios

    These simple, spacious studios in the old town are run by friendly and helpful English-speaking proprietress Despina. They have kitchenettes with everything you need, and some have town-facing balconies. The location is charming and convenient, close to Firkas Fortress and the harbour, yet quiet and peaceful.