Best Hotels in Agia Galini Crete Greece

The miracle village of Agia Galini looks like a scenery from a fairy tale. From a distance, it resembles a sculptural composition of white stone scattered on the slopes of the hill. Snow-white houses, surrounded by greenery and flowers, cascade down directly to the shore of the Libyan Sea. The village is part of the prefecture of Rethymno, has its own harbor and tourist infrastructure. It includes: a boat excursion agency, marinas for sea fishing, sports equipment rental centers, an ancient amphitheater (now used as an observation deck), a zone for hiking routes with places for picnics and halts. There are many myths and legends associated with the village, which you can learn by talking with local guides. Almost all hotels are active excursion work. The best of them entered the TOP-10.

Palazzo Greco Villas

Fashionable and relaxing holidays are guaranteed to tourists by the owners of the Palazzo Greco Villascomplex. It consists of 12 villas, each of which has from 1 to 3 bedrooms, spacious living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms with a multifunctional shower, swimming pools, parking spaces. Of interest is the design of houses. They are built in the traditional Cretan style: the walls are lined with stone, the vaults are covered with ceiling beams. The interior features whitewashed wooden furniture. It harmoniously combines Cretan authenticity and modern technology. The village of Agia Galina is 3 km away. There are taverns, shops and a supermarket. Activities in the surrounding area include windsurfing, fishing and canoeing. The nearest well-maintained beach is 2.5 km from the hotel. Pets are available at an additional cost.

“Very nice staff. The owners offer breakfasts that should not be abandoned. They include Greek dishes made with natural products from the farm. The villa is located on a hill, so every day a beautiful view of the local beauties is guaranteed – nature, the sea and the old harbor” Jason, UK

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Irini Mare Hotel

4 star hotels on the coast are not uncommon. But tourists distinguish Irini Mare Hotel due to the special architecture of residential premises. The hotel chain to which this hotel belongs offers accommodation in townhouses. These are two-storey buildings built nearby, each room has its own swimming pool, terrace and exit in the common recreation area. All infrastructure facilities are surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. The beach, which guests use, is awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness and compliance with environmental standards. There are 128 roomsfor accommodation. In the morning, a buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant. At lunchtime, guests can have a snack at the bar, or go to one of the local taverns for dinner or enjoy an à la carte menu at the restaurant. The administrative service is always ready to assist with any issue, including car rental. Free parking is available on site.

“I liked the location. The hotel is located near the beach, no need to go far. I think it’s a great place for an extended vacation. Here you can comfortably live from 2 weeks to a month and not think about food, leisure or a place on the beach. All conditions are thoroughly thought out. For children there is a separate swimming pool» Anita, Germany

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Palazzo Greco

Rustic chic awaits guests at the 4-star boutique hotel Palazzo Greco. For accommodation there are 28 luxury suites for those who are looking for a special holiday in Crete. The owners offer a rare combination of exclusive amenities and services combined with a warm and secluded atmosphere. The beach, shops and taverns of the village are a few steps away. It offers stunning sea and mountain views. Each guest is guaranteed individual service from the staff. A shared breakfast is served in the morning. There is a bar, an all-season pool and a shared lounge with sun loungers and parasols on site.

“Clean, cozy, room recently renovated. If there is a desire to visit other beaches, except for what is nearby, the concierge will order a taxi or rent a boat for a boat trip” Ariadna, Israel

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Lenikos Resort

This secludedaparthotel is located at the highest point of Agia Galini. Guests are offered six accommodation options. Each has a fully equipped kitchen. The duplex maisonettes have two bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace, an office and a dressing room. They can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. Villas-residences include a living room, 1-2 bedrooms, a bathroom decorated with natural marble, an attic with extra beds. Guest houses, as well as maisonettes are suitable for relaxing with family or friends. The number of rooms also includes suites, studios and apartments. The infrastructure consists of a garden, free parking, an outdoor pool and a children’s playground. In the morning, a traditional Cretan breakfast is served for all guests. Throughout the territory there are recreation areas with sun loungers, gazebos, verandas.

“Good place to stay with children if you have your own transport. The views are amazing! Breakfast includes local sweets, fruit marmalades and other delicious products that appeal to both adults and toddlers. The staff is ready to eliminate any problem, even move to another apartment, if something is faulty in the room” Jeron, Belgium

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Evgoro Luxury Suites

On the hillside 2 km from the main beach of Agia Galini built a complex of three snow-white villas Evgoro Luxury Suites. The owners welcome guests year-round. they place special emphasis on impeccable service to guests. The houses are fully landscaped. There is a kitchen with all necessary equipment and utensils, a bathroom, a furnished terrace, a swimming pool with hydromassage. Meals can be prepared upon reservation or grocery deliveries can be arranged. Staff can arrange fishing or bike rental for a fee. Hotels of this type are usually considered by tourists who want to spend as much time as possible on sightseeing trips.

“Upon arrival, we immediately discussed with the receptionist the possibility of half board to be provided with breakfast and dinner. Morning food was included in our accommodation, and for the evening we paid in fact. During the day we went to the beach, and in the evening we spent time near our pool, sitting in sun loungers and admiring the sea” Peter, Germany

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Galini Breeze

The small complex consists of 4 detached apartments with private terraces and a luxury villa. The swimming pool is in common use. There is a small bar next to it. Openedin 2017 and operated by Dutch owners, the hotel is located just a 5-10 minute walk from the beach and the village of Agia Galini. This ideal location makes it a great starting point for exploring the beautiful southern coast of Crete. In July and August, owners prefer families and companies of friends. The entire number of rooms can accommodate a total of 8 to 12 people. Six bedrooms, six bathrooms, two swimming pools, a summer kitchen are waiting for their guests. For active guests, diving and cycling on mountain trails are offered.

“The owners are very nice people, ready to satisfy any request. He will tell you the best places to eat, snorkel, ride a bike or walk. Location is normal: within walking distance are the beach, restaurants and shops» Maurice, France

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Serendipity Crete

Detached villa is built on a hillside 2 km from the village center. The house has a bedroom, kitchen, living room, equipped terrace, in the yard there is a swimming pool with a seating area. A convenient road leads to the building, there is a parking place on the territory. The owners allow pets to be brought. A surcharge is set for their stay. Since the distance to the resort infrastructure is several kilometers, it is best to come here by private car or book a transfer. Guests highly appreciate the comfort, cleanliness and work of the staff, but very negatively respond to the insufficient speed of Internet connection.

“The villa is perfect for a secluded stay. Children will be bored, although the owners can give board games. It is best to come here alone or together to relax from the hustle and bustle, relax by the pool, lie in a sun lounger on the terrace with a beautiful view of the sea” Maria, Greece

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Sky Beach Hotel

If you look at the family apart-hotel“Sky Beach”from the side, it will remind you of a majestic liner sailing among the waves. Such an association is not far from the truth. The building is built on a hill next to the beach. Not all hotels have such a convenient location. The number of rooms includes 14 stylishly decorated spacious studios and two-room apartments. The comfort level is estimated at 3 stars. Each room has an equipped kitchen and a furnished balcony with panoramic views. The building has a lift. The nearest beach is across the street. For entertainment and sports, sports equipment and an outdoor swimming pool are provided.

“The location is just super. The beach is a stone’s throw away, close to taverns, shops. The hotel itself is clean, the rooms are spacious, bright, the balconies are large. The air conditioning is quiet. The beds are comfortable. Everything is in the kitchen» Henri, Finland

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Rozmari and Spa

Thisaparthotel has a spa area. But they come here not only because of the Turkish bath and jacuzzi. The owners offer accommodation in five uniquely decorated rooms. The building itself was built in the twentieth century. Recently it was reconstructed and converted into a hotel. Designers have come up with an individual style for each room. All interiors combine imagination, modernity and home comfort. However, all rooms have some common features, such as: painted ceilings and frescoes, marble pebble baths, new and vintage décor elements, quality bed linen and bath amenities. The SPA provides individual programs and rest in the company of friends. A buffet breakfast is served every morning. After lunch, a tea/coffee table is served. The hotel’s kitchen is famous for its pastries and sweets. The beach is 200 metres away.

“When booking, you need to take into account that the descent with steps leads to the sea. This can spoil the holiday experience for people who will have a hard time climbing up. Otherwise it is a very nice hotel. I rate the work of the staff, kitchen, cleanliness and comfort by 10 points» Norbert, Hungary

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Sunningdale Hotel

This three-star, family-run hotel is a 3-minute walk from the beach. It is a quiet and peaceful place surrounded by a beautiful garden. There are 20 standard rooms with single and double beds. The bathroom is fitted with a shower. From household appliances there is a TV and air conditioning, a refrigerator will be delivered on request. Breakfast is included in the price. In the yard there is a swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas around the perimeter. A games room is available for children. The building has a library with a reading room. The hotel’s café specialises in Cretan cuisine. Local homemade wines are served here. The hotel has a tour desk.

“It’s always nice when you meet a friendly hostess on the doorstep of the hotel. Every day she bakes buns for breakfast, and then tells her where to go and what to see. I want to draw attention to the fact that the house is located next to the sea on a small hill, so there is always a wind blowing and stuffy. A beautiful alley with flowers, palm trees and lanterns leads to the beach” Anna

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Taking into account all the recommendations of regulars of Cretan resorts, in Agia Galini it is best to settle in hotels located on the rock. From them you can always get to the beach on foot or by car, and the air at altitude is not so humid and stuffy. In this respect, “Lenikos Resort” is the best accommodation option. It is located at the highest point of the village and the owners offer a variety of accommodation options.