Best Hotels in Istron Crete Greece

The small village of Istron on the shores of mirabella Bay is gradually becoming a popular resort among tourists. It has long been chosen by tourists from Germany, Italy and the UK. Greeks are happy to come here for the weekend. Everyone is attracted by clean air, calm sea and silence. There are practically no mass events, and it is forbidden to gather noisy parties in hotels. Activities include boat trips and fishing, hiking in mountain gorges and caves, diving, water sports including windsurfing.

Hotels have been built in the village, but private apartments for several apartments are the most popular. They are convenient in terms of location and affordable. Some of them are located near the tourist infrastructure, others are built on high hills, away from the hustle and bustle, noise and crowds of people. According to the level of comfort here, everyone can find a place of residence to their liking. The TOP list includes eleven of the best hotel complexes of Istron.

Istron Bay Hotel

In the five-star hotel travelers will find a warm welcome luxury rooms, service of the highest class. The greeting includes fruit and wine, as well as an invitation to a cocktail. The newlyweds are waiting for a surprise, since the “special” reception includes not only champagne, but also an upgrade of the room. The fund includes 150 rooms of five categories of comfort. AEGEO SPRA Center offers a compliment free 15-minute massage on your first visit. The basis of the gastronomic offers of the restaurant is traditional Cretan cuisine. They include delicious local recipes as well as dishes inspired by modern Greek cuisine. Their secrets can be learned by attending master classes that are regularly held by the chefs of the three main restaurants. The hotel has a diving school, a team of Italian animators, there is an opportunity to engage in various sports.

“Excellent living conditions, food, rest. The beach is located opposite the hotel complex. In order not to go far, we rented a bungalow near the sea” Tatiana


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Elpida Village

The 4-star hotel is built in the style of a traditional Cretan village. Its buildings are located on the hillside in the form of an amphitheater, the bed of which is located on the seashore. The territory is surrounded by wild olive and orange groves, which gives the landscape even greater authenticity. The buildings are built of local material, the paths are lined with stone. In the center there is a village square, where in the shade of a huge tree there is a recreation area. The main restaurant serves authentic Cretan cuisine made with local produce and recipes (including herbs and spices grown in the hotel),as well as international cuisine. In the traditional café – a rustic meeting place for men in the past – with stunning sea views, you can order Greek coffee and spirits, prepared and served in the old fashioned way. A Greek tavern with a wood-burning stove and charcoal barbecue offers another traditional gastronomic experience. Cooking classes are held here throughout the day, where local women teach authentic Greek recipes.

“It perfectly combines tradition and modernity. Restaurants are a gourmet’s dream! My wife learned how to cook sauces based on olive oil and several other interesting dishes. For relaxation there is a swimming pool, communication in the courtyard, billiards, board games” Vitaly


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Istron Luxury Villas

For lovers of secluded rest there is a complex of luxurious and homely cozy villas. They are built on a hillside, from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the sea, bay, mountains. Each house is fully landscaped. There is a kitchen with a dining area, a living room, several bedrooms, a private pool. Some have a spa bath. There is an on-site restaurant serving a shared breakfast. Home-cooked meals are served for lunch and dinner. Next to the hotel there is a tennis court, a children’s club with playgrounds. Concierges can help arrange sea fishing.

“First time in Greece and such pleasant memories! The living conditions are gorgeous, the catering from the owner is excellent, the place is quiet, secluded, no one bothers anyone» Summer, USA


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Istron Collection Villas

Unlike the previous version, these villas are located on the first coastline and have their own beach. On the territory there are several swimming pools with sea water, each house has a furnished terrace. Upon check-in, fruits, water, wine are offered. Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services are available on request. Despite the fact that the houses are fully equipped with a kitchen, guests are offered a restaurant menu. For breakfast, lunch or dinner at the hotel you can buy a buffet or order dishes of Greek, European cuisine, grill / barbecue.

“We took a big house for two families and placed in it perfectly. It is convenient – children under supervision, kitchen at hand, the beach a couple of meters away. The hostess is the kindness herself! If we come to Crete again, we will stay only here!”


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Istron Homes

Cheaper than villas,will cost vacationers comfortable apartments. Free parking is available on site. To the center of the village to walk about 15 minutes. The main advantage of the hotel is that it is accepted with pets, the service is free. The number of rooms consists of apartments, studio apartments and maisonettes. Each room has a balcony or terrace. For common use, a terrace-solarium is landscaped. Guests appreciate the speed of free Wi-Fi. This option may not be suitable for smokers. There are no designated areas, and smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the territory.

“We were given a maisonette with three terraces!!! The kitchen was on the ground floor, we did not have a room. But it’s even better! The receptionist helped us with seasonings and olive oil. For that, a special thank you to her. The beach is far away, it is best to come here by car. Parking is not necessary to order in advance. There is enough space for everyone” Andrey


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Kavousanos Apartments

The family-run apartment complex is a 15-minute walk from the beach. For a comfortable stay, rooms with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a separate bathroom are prepared. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, there are large terraces overlooking the sea, refrigerators, kettles, safes, electric stoves, each room has an iron. There is a restaurant with a bar where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte. In addition to the building with apartments, accommodation is offered in comfortable villas and a holiday home. The yard is landscaped with a swimming pool and sun loungers for sunbathing.

“For our family with children, this option has become the most acceptable in terms of conditions and prices. The owners are extraordinarily friendly people. They prepared for us gifts for memory, which we took home. The rooms are spacious, there was enough space for everyone. We spent our evenings in a very cozy coffee shop overlooking the sea” Faulkner, UK


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Cozy Cottage

Owners rent apartments for rent. This is a full-fledged accommodation with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. In the green courtyard there is an area for a family dinner, but most often couples without children who come to Crete for a long time settle here. The owners are allowed to settle with pets. An additional fee is possible for their accommodation. The nearest beach is 350 metres away. Free public parking is available near the house.

“It’s a good place for those who come on vacation and don’t like crowded hotels. All amenities are thought out to the smallest detail – there is a washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen, a small bedroom with a double bed, a terrace in the garden. Nearby there are taverns where you can eat if you do not want to cook your own food” Petros, Greece


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Marina Villas

The villa of 85 sq. m is located on the top of a hill. For guests there are two bedrooms, a bathroom, an equipped kitchen. The nearest landscaped beach is 1 km away, although you can go down the mountain path to a wild area with unusually clear water. Windsurfers and fishermen like to stay here. It is best to come to the hotel by car. The yard is closed, there is a parking space. There is a barbecue area with all amenities.

“Charming villa with friendly hosts. On the day of arrival, they prepared a Greek dinner for us, allowed us to collect vegetables and fruits that grow in the garden. We gladly took advantage of their offer and every evening we had on the table a Greek salad of natural vegetables grown here, with fresh olives. From here, from the top, a fascinating view opens. Nicholas helped to get used to it and showed the shortest way to the village and to the beach” Lukas, Germany


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Istron Breeze Isla

The house with an area of 65 square meters. m is rented entirely. It is built in a traditional Cretan style, made entirely of local building materials. The villa fully complies with ECO-standards, which will appeal to vacationers who are interested in eco-friendly housing. The hotel has two bedrooms, a kitchen with a microwave, a hot tub on site. Everyone who stayed here gave 10 points out of 10 for comfort, convenience, cleanliness and fast Internet. But most of all tourists are attracted by the authenticity of the villa, its design and decoration with decorative elements of village life.

“We periodically come to Crete to spend weekends at this villa. Large hotels are too noisy for us. Here we feel solitude and unity with nature, which is so lacking in noisy megacities. Iosif, Greece


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Karavostassi – The Stonehouse

The apartment complex is located on the top of a hill and from a distance resembles an impregnable fortress. The owner used locally produced natural stone for the construction of the building. The result is an authentic Cretan house with a farmstead and a delightful view of the Gulf of Mirabello. The rooms are two-level maisonettes, which, like the whole building, are decorated in a traditional rustic style – wooden floors, colorful home textiles on beds, sofas and armchairs. Each maisonette has a separate access to the common terrace. Here they take with pets. Paved steps lead to the sea.

“Wonderful aparthotel but with small children it is not worth coming here. But for the company a real expanse. Two-storey rooms can accommodate 2 adult couples. The kitchen has everything you need. Parking nearby, local taverns are within reach» Svetlana


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Rafaela Apartments

The complex of apartments and apartments are just 200 meters from the beach. All rooms have access to a balcony, kitchenette, living room, bedroom, bathroom with washing machine. There is no parking. An airport shuttle service can be arranged upon booking. Pets are not allowed in the hotel. To the center of the village to walk 5 minutes, near the landscaped beach of Voulisma.

“When checking in, it is immediately noticeable that the owner monitors the apartments, carries out repairs on time. Everything is clean, neat, not far from the sea, to the center too. The area is very quiet, so rest here is doubly comfortable. The owner is a very helpful person, helps to determine the route of the walk, suggests which restaurants are better to visit. Prices for accommodation are low, so I recommend to those who want to save” Andrea, Italy


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In Istron, the most popular are not hotels, of which there are not so many, but apartments. Of the hotel complexes, the Istron Bay Hotel will be preferred. It offers the best conditions and service in the village. If there is a desire to relax in complete privacy and peace, then it is worth considering one of the proposed villas.