I'm looking for a family friendly hotel close to a nice beach on the Greek island of Crete. Preferably in a quiet place.
Medium plus budget
Hi Ariel, I spent last Summer in Crete and I honestly fell in love with this amazing Island. I spent 5-6 days between Chania, Kissamos and Falassarna (a heavenly beach south-west of Kissamos) and 10 days between Chora Sfakion (south east of Chania), Gavdos, Palaiochora and Elafonisi. If you are planning to visit these places I can recommend you a comfy & family friendly hotel with all amenities in Kissamos: Aphrodite Beach Hotel (website)... the staff is super-friendly (Aphrodite as lovely as a mom) and from there you can reach Phalasarna in only 30 minutes by car (if you don't have a car, you can take advantage of the bus station nearby).
In Chora Sfakion (south-west coast of Crete) I booked a double room at Lefka Ori Hotel (website) that is simple, cheap, silent & clean (+ it overlooks the little harbour, has a fantastic tavern and a super friendly staff (the guy named Iannis in particular).
What else could I say? I much preferred the south coast (especially Chora Sfakion) because is wilder, not crowded at all and boasts the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen (Glyka Nera Beach is a paradise on earth... believe me...) but I'd go back to Falassarna too and book a room/apartment right on the beach for a few days.
I hope you will find this answer useful,
should you have more questions don't hesitate to ask!
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