Luxe Crete Holidays


A Greek jewel in the Mediterranean its natural beauty is offset with its fascinating history which has left an indelible mark on this magical island. Crete is a blissful blend of splendid beaches, ancient treasures, and landscapes encompassing vibrant cities and villages where you dream of moving to, you can see the locals share their traditions, wonderful cuisine and generous spirit via the many festivals on this lively island.


If you’re looking to unwind and just relax then lie back and soak up the sunshine as you lounge on the sandy beaches by day and enjoy the amazing local Greek cuisine or if you’re looking to work your brain and body then go trekking through the mountain gorges marvelling at the scenery or work through the history of this island as you learn about the famous Palace of Knossos and all the other spectacular fortresses and ruins.

Mr & Mrs Smith have an outstanding selection of boutique hotels & villas for you to enjoy

Hotels



Domes of Elounda - Rates from (inc tax)£171.95 - (More Information & Booking)



Domes of Elounda hotel in Crete is a high-flying retreat with secluded suites, a glittering spa and shrubbery-studded grounds. There’s also a choice of five restaurants, smooth-edged architecture and the hotel’s own patch of beach. The simple lines are given an exotic touch from the Moorish additions – fretwork screens, silver basins and mirrored furniture.

Serenissima Boutique Hotel - Rates from (inc tax)£99.60 - (More Information & Booking)



Relive Crete’s love-in with the Venetians at Serenissima Boutique Hotel, which is set in a 16th-century Venetian townhouse – all arches, exposed brick and wooden beams. An 18th-century Ottoman hammam is currently being readied for modern guests; additional creature comforts come courtesy of the excellent restaurant and romantic rooms, painted in blush-pink and peach hues, with Chania Old Town views. This hotel is as deeply rooted in its location as the olive and lemon trees planted outside its bedrooms.

Kapsaliana Village Hotel - Rates from (inc tax)£127.69 - (More Information & Booking)



Kapsaliana Village Hotel’s history-steeped settlement, set in the island’s largest olive grove, has an 18th-century olive press and its own museum. The original press and pitharia (clay storage vessels) can still be admired and there’s a homely restaurant and a flower-flanked outdoor pool. Rooms are soothingly simple: stone interiors and arches.

Domes Noruz Chania  - Rates from (inc tax)£98.74 - (More Information & Booking)



Don’t be a square – follow the sun to beachside Domes Noruz Chania, which woos with sea-and-sand views, a buzzing bar and a trio of pools. (Sorry kids, you’re not invited.) Adults, on the other hand, are advised to treat themselves: sip refreshing cocktails, unwind in a blissful blue spa, sample reimagined Med flavours at the restaurant and do jack squat, perhaps from the comfort of a hammock, terrace or big boutique bed. Should horizontal hangtime lose its lustre, Chania’s cultural lures and beaches beckon.

Paradise Island Villas - Rates from (inc tax) £191.02 - (More Information & Booking)



The family-friendly Paradise Island Villas are scattered between the mountains and Mediterranean, just outside Anissaras. Terracotta tiles and bougainvillea-clad walls lead the way to the earthy interiors of ivory-hued, minimalist design. Outside, private gardens have their own pools, dining areas and Jacuzzi jets.


Villas


Two Bedroom Ultraluxe Villa - Rates from (inc tax) £768.99 - (More Information & Booking)



Within the Domes of Elounda estate in eastern Crete, this spacious Two Bedroom Ultraluxe Villa offers guests ultimate seclusion with all the services of a hotel. Enjoy your own round-roofed retreat, while enjoying added bonuses, from babysitting and daily newspapers to in-villa dining, spa treatments and a pillow menu. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area are spread over two floors, with lengthy windows framing the sparkling sea. There’s a modern kitchen, but you can leave it to the experts at one of the hotel’s four restaurants – where there’s a choice between Greek seafood, surf ‘n’ turf, and Asian – should you prefer.


Two Bedroom Luxury Residence - Rates from (inc tax) £436.05 - (More Information & Booking)



Nature and man are in harmony at the Domes of Elounda’s Two-Bedroom Luxury Residence, which seamlessly blends sea and swimming pool, and the rugged island landscape in the distance with the low-lying brown-brick walls in the garden. Guests can travel everywhere by buggy, whether they wish to stockpile olives and feta at the deli or do some serious lengths in the luxury resort’s more sizeable main pool. Indoors, the domed ceiling ushers in plenty of natural light, but it’s the views of the sea and the Pantone-matched pool on the terrace that really steal the show.

Three Bedroom Ultraluxe Villa - (More Information & Booking)



Within the Domes of Elounda estate in the east of Crete, this Three-Bedroom Ultraluxe Villa is the crowning cupola in the resort’s undulating architecture. With its own pool, spa and fully-equipped kitchen, there’s little reason to leave – but you should, since reserved sunloungers have got your name on them at the beach; entry to the fitness centre is included; and free games of tennis will let you leave a pro. A dedicated villa manager will see to your every request, whether it’s trying out a different pillow from the list of options, arranging your free photoshoot, or booking a babysitter.

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