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Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Kritsa town

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Kritsa town

  • 8 / 10
  • Old National Road to Sitia, Amoudara

Enjoying a picturesque location on the peaceful and sandy beach of Ammoudara, Faedra Beach Resort is just 3 km away from the centre of Agios Nikolaos. Guests enjoy free sun beds and umbrellas both next to the pool and on the beach.

Faedra Beach Resort Hotel consists of suites, apartments and studios. Each one offers a spacious balcony with a view to the sea or the garden. The well-appointed rooms are equipped with all modern amenities and double glazed windows and doors.

There is regular local transport from Faedra Beach Resort to the centre of Agios Nikolaos and the major cities of the island, making this an ideal base for exploring Crete. If you prefer to relax in Ammoudara Beach, dine at Faedra Beach Resort Hotel’s taverna on the sea front and savour traditional Cretan dishes.

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€98

/night

  • 5.9 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Anapafseos 7

Located 20 metres from Ammos Beach, Naiades Marina Hotel in Agios Nikolaos offers a terrace. The property is around 100 metres from Agios Nikolaos Marina and 300 metres from Agios Nikolaos Port. Lake Voulismeni is 500 metres away.

At the hotel, the rooms include a balcony. Every room has a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. At Naiades Marina Hotel rooms include a safety deposit box, a kettle, a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV.

A continental breakfast is available every morning at the property.

Speaking German, Greek, English and Dutch at the reception, staff are always at hand to help.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 52 km from the accommodation. Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

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€84

/night

  • 7.0 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • 17, 28th October str.

Overlooking the beautiful Lake Voulismeni, Du Lac Hotel provides great-value accommodation with free wireless internet and a relaxed and friendly base in the heart of Agios Nikolaos.

Du Lac is an excellent choice for budget-conscious travellers looking for comfortable accommodation in Agios Nikolaos. Choose from a selection of rooms and studios, some offering lake views from their private balcony. Enjoy modern amenities such as air conditioning and free wireless internet access.

Savour fresh fish and Greek cuisine at Du Lac’s restaurant with a stunning view to Lake Voulismeni. Sunbathe at the nearby beaches or join in with the local water sports. Visit the local shops, bars and taverns.

Du Lac’s central location allows you to easily access all Agios Nikolaos’ attractions, ensuring you have a wonderful time here. After plenty of exploring, relax with a drink at Du Lac’s popular bar.

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€65

/night

  • 7.5 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Akti Stylianou Koundourou 34

Just 60 metres away from the Blue Flag Ammoudi beach, the value for money Hotel Victoria offers easy access to water sports and taverns. Free Wi-Fi is available in public hotel areas and rooms.

The en suite rooms at Hotel Victoria are comfortably furnished and include a TV, a small fridge and air conditioning. Some have balcony with views of Agios Nikolaos Bay.

Hotel Victoria is located on the eastern side of Crete, 60 km from Heraklion airport, in the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos of Lasithi prefecture.

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€51

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  • 7.5 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Merampelou 6

Offering a sun terrace and views of the city, Ikaros Hotel is situated in Ágios Nikólaos, just 150 metres from the beach and a short walk from restaurants and cafes.

Every room has a private bathroom, air conditioning and private balcony. Free WiFi is provided.

Agios Nikolaos Port is 200 metres from Ikaros Hotel, while Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos is 500 metres away. Heraklion International Airport is 60 km away, while Sitia Public Airport is 68 km from the property.

  • 7.6 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • N.Pagalou 3

Kitro Beach Hotel – Adults Only is a city, beachfront, couples-oriented hotel located right above the quiet and clean Kitroplatia beach, 200 metres from the town centre of Agios Nikolaos.

The hotel is conveniently located 59 km away from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport and 12 km from the cosmopolitan Elounda Resort.

The hotel is open from May till October and consists of 26 double rooms and 2 suites, which most of them have a beach or sea view and private balconies.

The hotel offers breakfast buffet and lounge areas, both air conditioned and an internet corner, as well as a TV and video corner and a splendid cafe, situated right next to the seaside.

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€59

/night

  • 7.6 km

What to Know Before Visiting Kritsa town

Apartments and hotels in Kritsa town from Crete Island

Kritsa, a charming small town situated in Eastern Crete, is a popular tourist destination due to its traditional Cretan lifestyle. Located near Agios Nikolaos city, Kritsa boasts of scenic narrow streets, blooming yards, textile shops, traditional coffee shops, folklore collections, and Byzantine temples, making it an open folklore and historical museum about Crete.

Visitors can take a leisurely stroll down the town’s narrow streets, hike in the Kritsa Gorge, and visit the folklore museums. The town’s Byzantine monuments are adorned with beautiful frescoes, with the most famous being Panagia Kera. Additionally, Kritsa has been a filming location for the movie “Christ Recrucified,” starring Julie Dassin and Melina Merkouri.

A visit to Kritsa promises a glimpse into the iconic Panagia Kera Church. This church, steeped in religious and historical importance, beckons thousands every year. Inside, you’ll discover a tapestry of antique murals and relics. The central aisle, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, showcases the church’s oldest paintings, each unique in style. Later additions brought in two more aisles, each narrating distinct religious tales through their art.

As you meander through Kritsa’s quaint lanes, a smattering of cosy shops unfolds. From authentic Cretan treats to traditional crafts, there’s a treasure trove waiting for souvenir hunters. Dive into these charming bylanes, and you might just stumble upon the perfect keepsake in one of the many artisanal stores.

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Best Villas in Kritsa town

  • 10 / 10
  • Κρούστας Λασιθίου

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Villa Rahati is set in Kroústas. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom villa offers a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Lake Voulismeni is 12 km from the villa, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 65 km from Villa Rahati.

  • 2.5 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Rousa Limni - Kalivos, 1

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view and a patio, Amina villa is set in Agios Nikolaos. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a fitness room. Guests at Amina villa can enjoy fishing and hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Lake Voulismeni is 3.6 km from the accommodation, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 3.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from Amina villa.

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€164

/night

  • 4.5 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Κρήτης

Boasting mountain views, VILLA IRIFAY features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 3 km from Almiros Beach. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

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 fitness room. A outdoor play equipment is also available for guests at VILLA IRIFAY.

Lake Voulismeni is 3.5 km from the accommodation, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 3.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 59 km from VILLA IRIFAY, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 4.6 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Rousa Limni Agios Nikolaos

Located in Agios Nikolaos, Villa Odyssia features accommodation with a private pool and a barbecue. Guests staying at this villa have access to 2 fully equipped kitchens.

Boasting sea views, the villa is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, a seating area and 3 bathrooms.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Hersonissos is 40 km from the villa, while Agios Nikolaos is 3.5 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 65 km from the property.

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€495

/night

  • 4.6 km
  • 9 / 10
  • Γλύμματα

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, La Casa di Pietra Villas is situated in Agios Nikolaos. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

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

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Almiros Beach is 2.3 km from the villa, while Ammos Beach is 2.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from La Casa di Pietra Villas.

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€419

/night

  • 5.0 km
  • Villa Italiana

Featuring mountain views, Ideal place for family near the beach with garden features accommodation with a terrace and a coffee machine, around 600 metres from Ammoudara Beach. With garden views, this accommodation offers a balcony.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom villa provides a TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and toaster.

A car rental service is available at the villa.

Cave Thief Beach is less than 1 km from Ideal place for family near the beach with garden, while Almiros Beach is 2.5 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 61 km from the accommodation.

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€76

/night

  • 5.7 km

Best Apartments in Kritsa town

  • Κριτσάς

Boasting city views, Δυάρι Διαμέρισμα με μπαλκόνι στην Κριτσά features accommodation with a terrace, around 10 km from Lake Voulismeni. This apartment provides accommodation with a balcony.

This apartment features 1 bedroom, a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom fitted with a bath. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 9.4 km from the apartment, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from Δυάρι Διαμέρισμα με μπαλκόνι στην Κριτσά.

  • 180 m
  • 10 / 10
  • Κριτσωτοπούλας

Situated in Kritsá, 10 km from Lake Voulismeni and 10 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa), Casa Villaggio Kritsa features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. This apartment is 11 km from Agios Nikolaos Port and 38 km from Lixnostatis Folk Museum.

The 2-bedroom apartment features a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with oven and microwave, and 1 bathroom with a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

Aquaworld Aquarium is 40 km from the apartment, while Labyrinth Park is 44 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from Casa Villaggio Kritsa.

  • 260 m
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Σκεπασμένου Ποταμού

Set in Kritsá, 9.3 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) and 11 km from Agios Nikolaos Port, [kritsa house] offers air conditioning. The accommodation is 10 km from the Lake Voulismeni and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment comes with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with mountain views.

Guests at the apartment can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace.

Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 38 km from [kritsa house], while Aquaworld Aquarium is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from the accommodation.

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€67

/night

  • 260 m
  • 8 / 10
  • Skepasmenou Potamou

Set in Kritsá, 10 km from Lake Voulismeni and 9.3 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa), Solomon Royal Garden offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property has garden and city views, and is 11 km from Agios Nikolaos Port.

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

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 38 km from the apartment, while Aquaworld Aquarium is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from Solomon Royal Garden.

  • 270 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Eparchiaki odos Agiou Nikolaou-Prinas

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Olivia Suite is located in Agios Nikolaos. It features a garden, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

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

The apartment offers a hot tub. A car rental service is available at Olivia Suite.

Almiros Beach is 2.6 km from the accommodation, while Ammos Beach is 2.9 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from Olivia Suite.

  • 4.9 km
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Almyros

Situated 350 metres from Almyros Beach, Bayview Apartments offers self-catering accommodation with views to Mirabello Bay or the garden. Free Wi-Fi access is offered in all areas.

A kitchenette or kitchen with cooking facilities, coffee machine and fridge is included in all accommodation types at the Bayview. Each has a seating area and a patio. Some units are air-conditioned.

Agios Nikolaos is only 1.5 km away. Ierapetra Town is within 19 km, while Elounda and Lato are 10 km away. Free private parking is offered on site.

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€45

/night

  • 5.5 km

Best Holiday homes in Kritsa town

  • 10 / 10
  • 25ης Μαρτίου

Situated in Kritsá, 10 km from Lake Voulismeni and 9.2 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa), Philoxenia Luxury Apartment features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property has quiet street views and is 10 km from Agios Nikolaos Port and 38 km from Lixnostatis Folk Museum.

The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Aquaworld Aquarium is 41 km from the holiday home, while Labyrinth Park is 44 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from Philoxenia Luxury Apartment.

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€111

/night

  • 270 m
  • 9.9 / 10
  • Kroustas

Located in Kroústas and only 12 km from Lake Voulismeni, Traditional Windmill-Milos provides accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. With garden views, this accommodation offers a balcony.

The holiday home with a terrace and sea views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 12 km from the holiday home, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 13 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 65 km from Traditional Windmill-Milos.

  • 2.0 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Δρόμος Λακκωνίων - Ταπών ΜΟΝΟΚΑΤΟΙΚΙΑ

Boasting mountain views, Mourelo House offers accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 7.8 km from Lake Voulismeni. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

This air-conditioned holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchen with an oven, and a living room. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 47 km from the holiday home, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 7.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 55 km from Mourelo House.

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€77

/night

  • 4.6 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Ammoudara 68

Boasting sea views, LIMNI features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 2 km from Ammoudara Beach. This holiday home provides free private parking and a 24-hour front desk.

The holiday home has a terrace, 2 bedrooms, a living room and a well-equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at LIMNI, while cycling and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Cave Thief Beach is 2.3 km from the accommodation, while Lake Voulismeni is 6.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 62 km from LIMNI.

  • 5.0 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Amoudara

Located in Agios Nikolaos, 50 metres from Ammoudara Beach and less than 1 km from Almiros Beach, Amphitrite Beach House offers a garden and air conditioning. This beachfront property offers access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi.

This holiday home includes 2 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a washing machine.

Guests at the holiday home can enjoy hiking nearby, or benefit from the sun terrace.

Cave Thief Beach is less than 1 km from Amphitrite Beach House, while Lake Voulismeni is 4.4 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from the accommodation.

  • 5.9 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Αμμουδάρα, Άγιος Νικόλαος

Situated within the Ammoudara district in Agios Nikolaos, Poseidon close to the beach has air conditioning, a balcony, and garden views. With inner courtyard views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Ammoudara Beach, Cave Thief Beach and Almiros Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Poseidon close to the beach.

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€199

/night

  • 5.9 km

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FAQ

Where is Kritsa located?

Kritsa is a small town located in Eastern Crete, close to Agios Nikolaos city.

What makes Kritsa special?

Kritsa is known for its traditional Cretan lifestyle, scenic narrow streets, blooming yards, textile shops, traditional coffee shops, folklore collections, and Byzantine temples. It is like an open folklore and historical museum about Crete.

What can visitors do in Kritsa?

Visitors can take a stroll down its narrow streets, hike in the Kritsa Gorge, and visit the folklore museums. They can also admire the beautiful frescoes in the Byzantine monuments, with the most famous being Panagia Kera. Some scenes of the movie “Christ Recrucified” were also filmed there.

Is Kritsa a good place to visit?

Yes, Kritsa is a great place to visit if you are interested in experiencing traditional Cretan lifestyle and history. It is a beautiful town with many things to see and do.

What is the average temperature in Kritsa town?

The average temperature in Kritsa town ranges from 15°C to 30°C, depending on the season.

Where is Kritsa town located in Crete?

Kritsa town is located in the eastern part of Crete, about 10 km from the city of Agios Nikolaos.

Which is the nearest airport to Kritsa town?

The nearest airport to Kritsa town is Heraklion International Airport, which is about 70 km away.

What are the popular attractions in Kritsa town?

Kritsa town is known for its traditional architecture, narrow streets, and beautiful churches. The most popular attractions in Kritsa town include the Panagia Kera church, the Kritsa Gorge, and the Folklore Museum.

Is Kritsa town a good place to visit for a family vacation?

Yes, Kritsa town is a great place to visit for a family vacation. The town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and there are plenty of activities for families to enjoy, such as hiking, swimming, and exploring the local culture.

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