Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Handras village

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Handras village

  • 8.3 / 10
  • Tripitos

Hotel Sea Breeze lies 2km east of Sitia and a 10-minute drive from some of the greatest beaches in Lasithi. It offers affordable rooms, many with sea views.

The hotel has large rooms with kitchen, fridge, TV, internet and air conditioning. There are rooms with sea views and rooms with views of the countryside.

The Sea Breeze offers a café bar. Free parking and free wireless internet are provided.

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€42

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  • 12.9 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Siteía

Situated on the quiet promenade of Sitia in Crete, Elysee Hotel is 50 metres from the beach. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony overlooking the Cretan Sea and the town. Facilities include a restaurant.

A satellite, flat-screen TV, a fridge and a safety deposit box are included in the rooms at the Elysee. All units are stocked with an iron and telephone. Each has a private bathroom with hairdryer.

Buffet breakfast is served in the spacious dining room. Taverns and restaurants serving Cretan and Mediterranean dishes are within a 5-minute walk.

The exotic, sandy beach of Vai with the palm-tree forest is 20 km away. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can arrange car rental and free, private parking is possible on site.

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€58

/night

  • 13.9 km
  • 8 / 10
  • Karamanli 4

The Itanos is a 3-star hotel on Sitia’s pretty waterfront, only 200-metres from the beach. This hotel offers modern rooms, friendly service and a lovely roof garden with great views.

The hotel has 72 guest rooms, all with en suite facilities. Each room has a balcony and a range of modern amenities including satellite TV.

Breakfast is included in the room rate at this hotel and is served buffet style in the main restaurant. The hotel also has an à la carte restaurant, overlooking the water, which serves many traditional Greek and Cretan dishes. There is also a bar and 2 TV lounges.

The Itanos Hotel is a 3-minute walk from Sitia’s Blue Flag beach, which is over 2.5km long. A good range of water sports are available from the beach including sailing, kayaking, diving and fishing. Mountain-biking, hiking and horse-riding can also be arranged.

Roof garden bar and the pool operates for 2023 from May 19 to October 18.

  • 14.0 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Gabriel Arkadiou 13

In the centre of Sitia, family-run El Greco Hotel is situated within 300 metres from the Blue Flag beach. On the ground floor you will find a breakfast hall. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.

Each with a balcony with sea or town view, the pleasant rooms and studios are traditionally styled and decorated. They are all air conditioned and have a TV, fridge and hairdryer.

Traditional taverns and local shops can be found within 50 metres. The El Greco is near free public parking for cars. The airport is just 1 km away and the port is at 600 metres.

  • 14.2 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Βιτσέντζου Κορνάρου 166 &1897

Situated in Sitia and within 500 metres of Sitia Beach, Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites has a terrace, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites features some rooms with sea views, and each room is equipped with a kettle. At the accommodation rooms have bed linen and towels.

Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites offers a vegan or gluten-free breakfast.

Karabopetra Beach is 2.5 km from the hotel, while Vai Palm Forest is 24 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 1 km from Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites.

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€125

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  • 14.3 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Palaikastro

Located 1 km away from Hiona Beach, Hiona Holiday Hotel has a swimming pool with sun terrace and a snack bar. Its air-conditioned rooms open out to a private balcony.

Hiona Holiday rooms feature wooden furnishings and have en-suite bathroom with shower. They are all equipped with a TV and minibar.

A buffet breakfast including homemade cookies and cakes is served daily at the dining area. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks, fresh juices and coffees at the hotel’s bar.

Hiona Holiday Hotel is 1.5 km away from Kouremenou Beach and 3.5 km from Maridati Beach. The famous palm-tree forest of Vai can be reached within 6 km. Sitia Airport is at 18 km. Free parking is available on site.

  • 19.4 km

What to Know Before Visiting Handras village

Apartments and hotels in Handras village from Crete Island

Handras, also known as Chandras in Greek, is a charming village located in the Municipality of Lefki, on the Armeni-Handras plateau, and is situated 27 km away from Sitia. The village has a rich history dating back to the 16th century when it was first noted by Venetians as Candra/Chandra with a population of 399 inhabitants, which has remained relatively unchanged to this day.

The Plakalonia region, where Handras is nestled, is home to several ancient Minoan sites, including Gras and Katrani. The exploration of these sites led to the discovery of a peak sanctuary located on Xykefalo hill between Handras and Kasteliona, which stands at an impressive 705 meters above sea level. Despite being looted, many artifacts were recovered from the site. Additionally, the Handra region is home to the cave of Panagia Gouda.

The Handras region includes several communities, such as Voila, Agios Panteleimonas, and Pano Panteli. Pano Panteli is home to an old church, the Metamorfosis, which features an inscription that reads “Petro Abramo was here in 1486.”

Visitors to Handras can enjoy a leisurely walk around the village’s tranquil streets and admire the stunning gardens filled with apple, pear, and walnut trees. They can also take a break from sightseeing by visiting one of the local coffee shops, where the friendly locals are always happy to share their Cretan hospitality and offer a taste of raki.

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Best Villas in Handras village

  • 9.6 / 10
  • Goudouras - Megala Spilia

Casa di Olive, all seasons accommodation is situated in Goúdhouros and offers free bikes. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The villa offers a picnic area. Guests at Casa di Olive, all seasons accommodation can enjoy cycling nearby, or make the most of the garden.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 43 km from the accommodation.

  • 7.2 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Agia Sarandia Way to Goudouras Kreta

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Beachfront Villa Atalandia with Heated Pool, Gym, BBQ & Office is set in Goúdhouros. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa comes with 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a fitness room. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Beachfront Villa Atalandia with Heated Pool, Gym, BBQ & Office, while cycling and fishing can be enjoyed nearby.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public, 41 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€698

/night

  • 7.2 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Άγιος Νικόλαος Σητεία ΣΗΤΕΙΑ

Set in Sitia, within 29 km of Vai Palm Forest, Elisavet sports villa offers accommodation with air conditioning. This villa has a private pool, a garden and free private parking.

With free WiFi, this 1-bedroom villa offers a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 7 km from the villa.

  • 9.1 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Agion Panton Piskokefalo

Boasting garden views, Olive House Traditional Villa with Pool features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 28 km from Vai Palm Forest. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The reception at the villa can provide tips on the area.

At Olive House Traditional Villa with Pool guests are welcome to take advantage of a fitness centre. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation, while fishing can be enjoyed nearby.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 6 km from Olive House Traditional Villa with Pool.

  • 10.1 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Σητείας-Καριδίου

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a balcony, La Casa Verde is located in Epáno Dhris. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a minibar and a kitchenware, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a hot tub.

The villa offers a hot tub. Guests can also relax in the garden.

Vai Palm Forest is 26 km from La Casa Verde. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 12 km from the accommodation.

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€243

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  • 10.3 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • μακρυς γιαλος

Boasting quiet street views, Angelica Villa features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 400 metres from Lagoufa Beach. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and inner courtyard views has 4 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 4 bathrooms with a shower. The villa also comes with 4 bathrooms.

The villa offers a picnic area. A an indoor play area is also available for guests at Angelica Villa.

Diaskari Beach is less than 1 km from the accommodation, while Makrigialos Beach is a 12-minute walk from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 33 km from Angelica Villa.

  • 10.9 km

Best Apartments in Handras village

  • 9.4 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos, Pano Episkopis,Kalo Chorio

Set 47 km from Vai Palm Forest, Arismari Apartments offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

The apartment provides guests with a terrace, mountain views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and a private bathroom with bath and a hair dryer. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 29 km from Arismari Apartments.

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€65

/night

  • 4.0 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • ΣΑΝΔΑΛΙ

Located in Sitia within 37 km of Vai Palm Forest, HILL SANDALI HOUSE provides accommodation with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen.

Some units include a seating area and/or a balcony.

The apartment offers a sun terrace.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 15 km from HILL SANDALI HOUSE.

  • 5.2 km
  • 9.4 / 10
  • Kalo Nero Sitias Ground Floor

Kalo Nero Apartments features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Makry Gialos, 200 metres from Koutsounari Beach.

Offering sea or mountain views, each unit comes with a kitchen, a satellite flat-screen TV and DVD player, wardrobe, a washing machine and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. An oven, a microwave and toaster are also provided, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The apartment offers a barbecue.

Guests at Kalo Nero Apartments can enjoy snorkelling and cycling nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace.

Staousa Beach is 300 metres from the accommodation, while Anaskelou Beach is 500 metres away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 37 km from Kalo Nero Apartments.

  • 9.3 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Kato Episkopi

Located in Sitia, within 26 km of Vai Palm Forest, George’s Home offers accommodation with air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 5 km from the apartment.

  • 10.8 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Aspros Potamos

Offering a spacious outdoor pool, White River Cottages – rustic minimalist holiday houses is a complex of 13 restored stone built houses, located in the tranquil valley of Aspros Potamos. The nearest sandy beach is 1 km away. Free WiFi is available throughout.

The accommodation is air conditioned and features a seating area. There is also a dining area and a kitchen fitted with an oven. A toaster and refrigerator are also provided, as well as a kettle. Towels are offered, while a washing machine is available upon charge.

A range of scenic beaches can be found within short driving distance, while several restaurants and shops are located within 1 km of the property. Ierapetra is 25 km from White River Cottages – rustic minimalist holiday houses and Sitia is 33 km away. Heraklion Airport is 120 km away.

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€89

/night

  • 10.9 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • μακρυ γιαλοσ

Set in Pilalímata, 400 metres from Diaskari Beach and 600 metres from Lagoufa Beach, Studio Athena with panoramic view of MakryGialos offers a garden and air conditioning. This beachfront property offers access to free WiFi and free private parking.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with sea views.

The apartment offers a sun terrace.

Lagkada Beach is less than 1 km from Studio Athena with panoramic view of MakryGialos. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 33 km from the accommodation.

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€63

/night

  • 11.0 km

Best Holiday homes in Handras village

  • 10 / 10
  • Παπαγιαννάδες

Situated in Pappayiannádhes, 41 km from Vai Palm Forest, Casa Opuntia features air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The property has quiet street views.

The holiday home has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 20 km from the holiday home.

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€63

/night

  • 2.8 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Mesa Apidiou

Set in Éxo Apídhion in the Lasithi region, Villa Drogari has a terrace. The accommodation is 49 km from the Vai Palm Forest and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The 3-bedroom holiday home is fitted with a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with kitchenware, and 2 bathrooms. The holiday home also has 2 bathrooms.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 28 km from the holiday home.

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€68

/night

  • 3.5 km
  • Eparchiaki Odos Mesa Apidiou

Set in Éxo Apídhion in the Lasithi region, Studio Drogari features a terrace. This holiday home features accommodation with a balcony.

With free WiFi, this 1-bedroom holiday home offers a flat-screen TV and a kitchen with fridge. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Vai Palm Forest is 49 km from the holiday home. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 28 km from Studio Drogari.

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€43

/night

  • 3.5 km
  • Agios Georgios Village

Located in Áyios Yeóryios in the Lasithi region, Dion: Artist’s Stone House With Countryside Views features a patio.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom holiday home provides a cable TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Vai Palm Forest is 36 km from the holiday home. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 15 km from Dion: Artist’s Stone House With Countryside Views.

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€131

/night

  • 5.3 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Agios Georgios village

Situated in Áyios Yeóryios in the Lasithi region, Joy: Artist’s Stone House With Countryside Views has a patio. This holiday home is 36 km from Vai Palm Forest.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom holiday home features a cable TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 15 km from the holiday home.

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€131

/night

  • 5.3 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Karidi Village

Featuring inner courtyard views, Traditional Cretan House Lithostrati Karidi Village offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 31 km from Vai Palm Forest. It features a garden, barbecue facilities, garden views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home is fitted with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at Traditional Cretan House Lithostrati Karidi Village, while cycling and walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public, 25 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€76

/night

  • 8.7 km

Experiences near Handras village

FAQ

Where is Handras located?

Handras is a small village situated within the Municipality of Lefki, on the Armeni-Handras plateau and 27 km away from Sitia.

When was Handras first noted?

Handras was first noted in 1583 by Venetians as Candra/Chandra with 399 inhabitants – which has remained largely unchanged to this day.

What ancient Minoan sites have been unearthed in the Plakalonia region?

Ancient Minoan sites have been unearthed at Gras and Katrani in the Plakalonia region.

What was discovered during exploration between Handras and Kasteliona?

A peak sanctuary located on Xykefalo hill between Handras and Kasteliona soaring 705 meters above sea level was discovered during exploration.

What is the name of the cave in the Handra region?

The cave in the Handra region is called Panagia Gouda.

What communities are included in the Handras region?

The Handras region includes the communities of Voila, Agios Panteleimonas and Pano Panteli.

What is the significance of the old church in Pano Panteli?

The old church in Pano Panteli, called Metamorfosis, has an inscription that says Petro Abramo was here in 1486.

What can visitors do in Handras?

Visitors can take a leisurely walk around the tranquil streets and marvel at the stunning gardens filled with apple, pear and walnut trees. They can also pop into one of the coffee shops and experience Cretan hospitality while sipping on raki.

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