People know for a fact that Paris, France is the most romantic spot to be in when planning on a romantic vacation. However, there are still quite many other options to choose from if you think that Paris is overrated. Among these other options would be Greece.
Sure, Greece is known for its very famous beautiful ruins, which is ironic for people seeking a romantic atmosphere, but Athens isn’t the only part of Greece that is known worldwide. The largest of the Greek islands, Crete, is also a great location to spend a romantic vacation. Think of it as a wedding or honeymoon prime spot.
Due to the wonders that Crete could offer to honeymooners and tourists, the hotels’ room reservationscould get booked in an instant. It would be wise to book ahead of time just to be sure. Here are the top rated romantic hotels in Crete.
Paradise Island Villas
A boutique villa hotel, offering 12 luxury villas, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic escape. All villas have swimming pools and gardens. Rates start at €216 per night.
Honeymoon in “Paradise” package is designed for the newlyweds looking for a discreet escape. The hotel offers free fruit basket, champagne, strawberries, chocolate, rose petals, candles and other special things which will definitely make your stay even more special. The breakfast is served in bed.
Palazzo di Pietro
Indeed a “traditional style” hotel, Palazzo di Petro is small (only 7 rooms) yet offers a romantic atmosphere and luxurious rooms. The hotel is open year round. All suites are equipped with AC, TV, phone, fridge, kitchenette and 3 have their own balcony. The roof garden offers some of the best views of the Old Town of Chania.
If you plan to spend your vacation here during the summer, expect to pay €115 per night for the traditional apartment and €150 per night for the special suite “Adonis” (prices are lower if you plan to stay for 7 nights). Prices include all taxes.
Yet another small hotel (only 10 rooms) situated right in the heart of the Old Town, Vilelmine offers a luxurious experience for those looking for a bit of romance. Not far from the beach either (just a nice 800m stroll), all the hotel’s rooms are equipped with AC, fridge, TV and offer free internet access.
Open all year round, the hotel offers some of the lovely views in Crete. The average price is €90 per room (you need to email the hotel to make a reservation).
Nymphes Luxury Apartments
Perched on the top of a hill in Agia Pelagia, the small resort offers only 10 luxury apartments. The Nymphes is a family luxury hotel, perfect for those looking for a romantic vacation. There’s a swimming pool on site and all suites have AC.
Each of the 4 studios can accommodate 2-3 people while the apartments can accommodate up to 5 people. The hotel is open year round. During the high season, expect to pay €110.00 per night for a studio and €130.00 per night for an apartment.
Elounda Luxury Hotels
Everyone, from Hollywood stars to politicians and from Arab sheikhs to ordinary people, searching for some luxury and isolation visits Elounda. This holiday resort is compared frequently to Saint Tropez – well I believe it’s much better! The luxury hotel and bungalows at Elounda Bay have hosted famous personalities and demanding clients, leaving them always satisfied and making them want to come back.
An impressive selection of 5+ star hotels and resorts await you, ready to entice even the most discriminating guest. The combination of superb appointments and service with the natural splendor of the secluded and protected Elounda Bay, have made the region a destination of choice among world leaders and celebrities alike.
Elounda business owners and operators have been leading professionals in the hospitality industry for decades. They know the value of discretion and privacy. This magnificent island of extraordinary beauty offers a wealth of pleasures for the body, mind and spirit. Nowhere more so than a small area on the northeastern corner of the island: a magical place known as Elounda.
The coastline of Greece is a stunningly beautiful place for any couple to relax and enjoy some romance. Possible activities include shopping, hiking through the mountains, exploring the beaches and checking out the world class museums Greece has to offer. February does not fall during the tourist season in Greece, which means the beaches and historic villages will not be packed, allowing a couple to spend some quality time together in peace and quiet.
If an unpredictable getaway sounds appealing, a trip to Crete, Greece to celebrate Valentine’s Day can be a truly exciting experience.