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Where to sleep in Crete

Holidays in Crete are an excellent experience for the summer. In fact, the island offers a variety of tourist facilities and a lively nightlife, while the beautiful beaches and entertainment make this island a popular destination for many travelers.

However, not all areas of Crete offer the same opportunities: the northern part is certainly more developed from a tourist point of view, thanks also to national and international maritime connections.

In the southern part of Crete there is a more traditional type of hospitality, which attracts travelers looking for relaxation and intimacy. Let’s see below, region by region, what are the best known tourist centers.

West of Crete, the Chania region is one of the most popular areas of the island. The most popular villages, in addition to the splendid capital that gives the region its name, are Georgioupolis, Kolimbari and Agia Marina. They are all seafront locations, populated with restaurants and bars.

Georgioupolis and Kolimbari are certainly suitable for families and couples seeking privacy: Kolimbari beach, for example, is the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Agia Marina instead is famous for its nightlife, there are many bars and discos offering evenings with international DJs.

he region of Crete which includes the capital Heraklion is one of the most developed tourist areas of the island. Among the many clubs we mention first of all Hersonissos, famous for its beaches, which become particularly crowded in high season. 20km west of the city of Heraklion there is also Agia Pelagia, a famous center loved by water sports enthusiasts. Those looking for nightlife entertainment, on the other hand, should not ignore Stalis and Malia, where the nights are marked by music and dancing in the various clubs and outdoors: certainly among the most popular places for young people.

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Where to sleep in Menorca

If you intend to reach the island of Menorca in the summer months, it is strongly recommended to book in advance as it is virtually impossible to find a free room on the coast. Not sure where to book accommodation in Menorca? On this page we offer you a list of the most touristy on the island, as well as a selection of the best facilities.

Mahon is the capital of Menorca, a charming town where the historic center coincides with the upper part, while the clubs and restaurants almost all overlook the seafront. Sleeping in Mahon is advantageous because in the evening you always have something different to do, because some of the most interesting excursions in Menorca depart from its port and also for its proximity to the airport: especially in case of late arrival or departure early in the morning, it’s really handy to know you’re no more than 10 minutes by taxi from the airport. Another interesting fact, some magnificent beaches such as Cala Mesquida, Cala Binibequer or Punta Prima are all located within easy reach of Mahon.

Ciutadella, the second most important city of Menorca, is located in the extreme west of the island, opposite to Mahon. Ciutadella is also very nice to walk around, the historic center is delightful and in the evening it is quite active: ideal for young couples or for those looking for night entertainment. Sleeping in the Ciutadella area allows you to take full advantage of some of the most beautiful beaches and coves on the island, including Cala’n Bosch, Son Xoriguer, Cala Algaiarens or Cala Blanca, all within easy reach of the town.

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