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  • Bungalow Garden View, The Cretan Eco Resort

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    Room facilities:Air conditioning, Coffee & Tea, Complimentary toiletries, Day bed, Flat Screen TV, Furnished balcony or terrace, Room service (for an additional fee), Safe, WiFi

    Bungalow Garden View Cretan Eco ResortThese rooms (26 m²) have a furnished veranda or balcony and a king-size bed or 2 twin beds as well as a custom-made daybed made of trunks. They offer a lovely view to the hotel’s lush gardens.  A cot can be placed in the room free of charge. There are also other types of Bungalows available, with different views: pool view, pool front, sea side view and sea front.

    Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child and 1 baby in a cot.

     

  • Deluxe Family Bungalow, The Cretan Eco Resort

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    Room facilities:2 bathrooms, Air conditioning, Coffee & Tea, En-suite bathroom, Flat Screen TV, Kids’ bedroom with bunk bed and a built-in sofa bed, Room service (for an additional fee), Safe, WiFi

    Deluxe Family Bungalow at the Cretan Eco Resort

    Deluxe Family Bungalow at the Cretan Eco Resort

    Deluxe Family Bungalow at the Cretan Eco Resort

    Deluxe Family Bungalow at the Cretan Eco Resort

    The Deluxe Family Bungalow (42m²) features one room with a king size bed and a second, connecting room with a bunk bed and a built-in sofa bed. There is a master bathroom and a guest WC, both featuring showers. The views can differentiate from views over the gardens, pool views or views of the Aegean Sea (subject to availability).

    Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 3 children.

  • Junior Suite, The Cretan Eco Resort

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    Room facilities:Air conditioning, Coffee & Tea, Complimentary toiletries, Flat Screen TV, Furnished balcony or terrace, Room service (for an additional fee), Safe, Twin beds (kids/teens), WiFi

    Junior Suite at the Cretan Eco Resort

    The Junior Suite (34 m²) features an open-plan layout with a beautiful sitting area with two oversized divans. This area can be separated and if needed, the 2 sofas can convert to two beds for kids. The spacious bathroom features a marble sink, walk-in shower and black bathroom accessories. The hotel also features Junior Suites with Sea Front.

    Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.

  • Two Bedroom Suite, The Cretan Eco Resort

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    Room facilities:Air conditioning, Coffee & Tea, Complimentary toiletries, Dressing room, En-suite bathroom, Flat Screen TV, Furnished balcony or terrace, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Room service (for an additional fee), Safe, Seating area, Sofa bed, Stunning view, WiFi

    Two Bedroom Suite at the Cretan Eco Resort

    Two Bedroom Suite at the Cretan Eco ResortThese beautiful suites include a master bedroom that features a four poster king-size bed and an open-space bathroom, with a double vanity sink, bathtub and dressing area. In the second bedroom, there is a double bed and a large mural of cactus leaves, created by a Greek artist. The bright lounge area has a sofa-bed and custom-made furniture. The second bathroom features a marble sink, walk-in-shower and black bathroom accessories. The furnished balconies offer breathtaking sea views.

    Maximum occupancy: 4 adults + 4 children OR 6 adults + 2 children

General

The Cretan Eco Resort

is an eco-friendly family resort on the beautiful island of Crete.               .

Total capacity:

  • 204 guest rooms, suites, and bungalows

Useful things to know:

  • Located on a beautiful stretch of private beach
  • The resort has won several awards for its eco-friendly and sustainable concept
  • The closest airport is Heraklion Airport, about 30 minutes away
  • Beautiful botanical gardens (tours available), as well as on-site vegetable and herb gardens
  • 3 pools, including a heated pool and a smaller paddling pool for children
  • 4 restaurants and 4 bars/cafés
  • The kids club is complimentary and offered 6 days a week for kids aged 3 to 10. It includes activities like cooking, baking, dancing, and theatre, as well a gardening in the small, kids-only organic garden
  • The teen outdoor area has a large water tub, hammocks, table tennis, billiards, and darts boards
  • Relaxing spa that offers rejuvenating treatments and massages
  • Baby-sitting service available on request
  • The water sports centre has canoes, pedalos, and snorkelling gear available
  • Daily gym classes including yoga, Pilates, and aqua gym
  • On-site bike rental station
  • The hotel has a basketball half court, a tennis court, and beach volley
  • Events offered include: wine and olive oil tastings, cooking lessons, live music, and outdoor movie screenings
  • Please note that there are musical events on several evenings week around the main pool area
  • The resort is open between mid-April and end of October

Advantages when booking with The Little Voyager:

  • Competitive rates
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
  • Complimentary baby package (including free use of buggies, baby phones, baby tubs and more)

This beautiful resort combines gorgeous natural scenery – including a private beach and lush botanical gardens – with bright, sleek design. The hotel is known for its eco-friendly values, including organic farming, and is committed to sustainable hospitality.

The hotel is surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean gardens and has 3 swimming pools (including a splash pool for kids). Its 4 restaurants offer a range of different Mediterranean fares, from traditional Cretan dishes to authentic Italian fare. The hotel also has more casual buffet-style options at its main restaurant. The traditional Greek coffee shop or the lobby bar are great spots to grab a drink, and the ice cream stand is equipped to satisfy any sweet tooth.

The Little Explorers Kids’ Club is a great space for children aged 3 to 10 to play and explore, with activities that include cooking and baking workshops, dance and theatre performances, learning about Crete’s plants in the small organic garden and climbing on the outdoor playground. It runs 7 days a week (except Saturdays) from 9:00 am till 9:00 pm. There’s also a separate quiet space for kids and teenagers to read and relax on hot Cretan afternoons. For teenagers, The Place is the hotel’s chill area away from the world, with a large water tub, hammocks, table tennis, and billiards, and outdoor movie screenings in the evenings.


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Check-in time

14:00

Check-out time

12:00

Minimum Stay

No minimum stay required.

Prices from

Rates vary according to season and daily demand. Please contact us for a precise quote.

Deposits / Cancellations

Depending on the rate you choose, different cancellation policies apply. We will be happy to send you a quote with all necessary details.

Pets

Guiding dogs are permitted at the hotel.

Facilities

  • 4 restaurants
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Babysitting
  • Beach bar in summer
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bike rental on site
  • Direct beach access
  • Eco-friendly amenities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Family-friendly outdoor pool
  • Fitness
  • Gym
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Kids Club
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor play areas for children
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Playroom for kids
  • Sauna
  • SPA
  • Stunning view
  • Sun loungers
  • Teens club
  • Tennis court
  • Vegetable garden
  • Wellness
  • WiFi
  • Yoga studio

Our Reviews

Stephanie stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with her familiy in July 2020: "Wirklich großartig der Service von The Little Voyager und der Service des Hotels! Hab solch einen Service vorher noch nie über ein Reisebüro erlebt. Vielen vielen Dank für alles!"

 

Susannah stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with her familiy in September 2020: "Direkt am Strand gelegen, liegt das Cretan Eco Resort. Ein kleines Hotel, dass mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet ist. Mit einer zauberhaften Gartenanlage, in der man viele Pflanzen und Blumen entdecken kann. Das Personal ist so freundlich und herzlich, dass man sich gleich zu Hause fühlt. Egal was einem auf dem Herzen liegt, es wird versucht, es gleich umzusetzen. Soviel echte Herzlichkeit zu spüren, lässt den Urlaub nochmal erholsamer werden. Die Zimmer sind klein, aber fein und modern eingerichtet. Die Betten ausgesprochen bequem und die AC leise, so dass man gut schlafen kann. Es gibt abends Evens an der Lobby Bar, an denen man teilnehmen kann oder man verbringt einen romantischen Abend an der Strand Bar. Das Essen ist hervorragend, besonders das italienische Restaurant. An der Strand Bar kann man mittags kleine Snacks essen oder leckere Waffeln und Eis am Pool. Wenn man nicht aufpasst, hat man schnell ein paar Kilos mehr… Der Spa Bereich ist klein, die Massagen zwar gut, aber es fehlt das Drumherum. Das ist wegen Corona leider zu kurz gekommen, da keine Getränke ausgeschenkt werden dürfen. Für die Kinder ist allerhand Programm geboten, bis hinzu Kinoabend im Outdoor Bereich. Selbst wenn es nur 3 Kinder sind, wird auch dann das Programm geboten. Im Großen und Ganzen, ein toller Urlaub. Unser erstes Mal in Griechenland, aber definitiv nicht das letzte Mal. Danke an Ilonka für die tolle Organisation, hoffentlich bald wieder!"

Children at Pool Bar at the Cretan Eco Resort Beach at the Cretan Eco Resort

 

Christopher stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with his familiy in September 2020: "We travelled to Crete via The Little Voyager and were amazed by your expertise, kindness and anticipation of what matters to families. You ladies are wonderful, the more we look forward to travelling with you soon again!"

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Melanie stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with her family in June 2021: "Liebe Ilonka, vielen Dank für die wunderbare Unterstützung. Die erste Reise nach langer Pandemie-Pause. Es gab einige neue Herausforderungen und auch Terminverschiebungen. Ilonkas Service war zu jeder Zeit sehr freundlich und schnell - perfekt! Es war ein sehr befreiendes Gefühl zu wissen, dass sich jemand um Alles gut kümmert. Wir reisen sicher wieder "mit dir" ;-)"

 

Viviane stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with her family in July 2021: "Wir hatten eine wirklich schöne Familienauszeit auf Kreta und dank deiner Unterstützung war alles super easy und unkompliziert. Im Cretan Eco Resort sind alle sehr nett und absolut kinderfreundlich. Dank der schön angelegten Pools und dem direkten Zugang zum Meer waren unsere Kinder einfach im Glück. Es gab zusätzlich einen tollen Yoga-Workshop, ein Kochkurs wurde angeboten, für die Kinder täglich wechselndes Programm mit sehr schönen Ideen, wie das Open-Air-Kino, die Schatz-Rallye, der angelegte Gemüsegarten war toll ... es war für jeden etwas dabei! Tausend Dank noch einmal für deine ganz wunderbare, professionelle Unterstützung! Das wird sicher nicht unser letzter Urlaub mit The Little Voyager gewesen sein."

Children sitting at the bar at the Cretan Eco Resort

 

Maria stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with her family in August 2021:"TLV helped us with recommendations for family friendly hotels in Greece in Aug 2021. We stayed in The Cretan Eco Resort, which had great family rooms in a half board basis. The breakfast buffet was absolutely delicious and catered specially for children. The hotel is overlooking a gorgeous private Sandy beach. They have an entertainment program for children which includes kid club, movie nights, disco, etc, my children aged 8 and 5 were very excited and enjoyed throughly the program. We also liked the restaurants which were Italian and Cretan, the food is very high standard and they have the most friendly service. I fully recommend both the hotel were we stayed and TLV services."

Beach at the Cretan Eco Resort Children playing at the beach at the Cretan Eco Resort

 

Katja stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with her family in June 2022: "Es war wirklich richtig richtig schön! Das Hotel ist ein Traum und die Ausstattung erst... ;-). Das Essen war wirklich ausnahmslos toll, alles in allem haben wir uns rundum wohlgefühlt! Auch Kinderclub und Transfer liefen einwandfrei. Das Schlimme ist, dass ich ab sofort nur noch Urlaub in Design Hotels machen möchte.. ;-) Dank Dir so sehr, liebe Ilonka, für die ganze Orga und Deinen Einsatz! Ich bin mir sicher, dass das nicht die erste und letzte Reise ist, die wir über Dich buchen werden."
Anna stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with her family in June 2022: "Wir sind schon wieder voll im Alltag, tragen aber viele schöne Erinnerungen an Kreta mit uns mit. Es war ganz wunderbar und das Hotel, der Service, die Anlage sind einfach toll. Wir hatten wirklich einen herrlichen Urlaub. Nochmal vielen Dank für die unkomplizierte und tolle Organisation!"
Daniela stayed at the Cretan Eco Resort with her family in October 2022: "Jetzt sind wir schon wieder eine Woche zurück aus unserem wunderbaren Urlaub. Ich wollte dir nur sagen, dass es wunderschön war, alles perfekt geklappt hat und wir uns alle pudelwohl gefühlt haben. Wir haben all unsere Alltagsregeln über Bord geworfen, jeder durfte Essen und Schlafen wann und was und wie er wollte.. Wir haben die Zeit genossen. Es war der perfekte Kurztrip, um Sonne und Energie vor dem Jahresende zu tanken. Der Service war prima. Das Essen fantastisch. Die Anlage von der Größe und den Angeboten genau richtig.Vielen Dank!"

Room 1

Bungalow Garden View

Bungalow Garden View Cretan Eco ResortThese rooms (26 m²) have a furnished veranda or balcony and a king-size bed or 2 twin beds as well as a custom-made daybed made of trunks. They offer a lovely view to the hotel's lush gardens.  A cot can be placed in the room free of charge. There are also other types of Bungalows available, with different views: pool view, pool front, side sea view and beach front.

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child and 1 baby in a cot.

 

Room 2

Junior Suite

Junior Suite at the Cretan Eco ResortThe Junior Suite (34 m²) features an open-plan layout with a beautiful sitting area with two oversized divans. This area can be separated and if needed, the 2 sofas can convert to two beds for kids. The spacious bathroom features a marble sink, walk-in shower and black bathroom accessories. The hotel also features Junior Suites with Sea Front.

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.

Room 3

Deluxe Family Bungalow

Deluxe Family Bungalow at the Cretan Eco ResortDeluxe Family Bungalow at the Cretan Eco Resort Deluxe Family Bungalow at the Cretan Eco Resort Deluxe Family Bungalow at the Cretan Eco ResortThe Deluxe Family Bungalow (42m²) features one room with a king size bed and a second, connecting room with a bunk bed and a built-in sofa bed. There is a master bathroom and a guest WC, both featuring showers. The views can differentiate from views over the gardens, pool views or views of the Aegean Sea (subject to availability).

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 3 children.

Room 4

Two Bedroom Suite

Two Bedroom Suite at the Cretan Eco Resort Two Bedroom Suite at the Cretan Eco ResortThese beautiful suites include a master bedroom that features a four poster king-size bed and an open-space bathroom, with a double vanity sink, bathtub and dressing area. In the second bedroom, there is a double bed and a large mural of cactus leaves, created by a Greek artist. The bright lounge area has a sofa-bed and custom-made furniture. The second bathroom features a marble sink, walk-in-shower and black bathroom accessories. The furnished balconies offer breathtaking sea views.

Maximum occupancy: 4 adults + 4 children OR 6 adults + 2 children

sleeptime

  • Crib/travel cot
  • Blankets/sheets
  • Room darkening curtains/blinds
  • Baby phone

bathtime

  • Baby bath

on the raod

  • Stroller/pushchair

feeding time

  • High chair
  • Steriliser
  • Kettle
  • Bottle warmer

play time

  • Indoor books & toys
  • Playground nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach toys

pooh time

  • Potty
  • Toilet trainer

other

  • Laundry service
  • Doctor on call
  • Shopping possibilities close by
  • Kids Club
  • Playground nearby
  • Room service
  • Cleaning service
  • Babysitting available on request

Activities for kids

At the resort

Little Explorers Kids Club

Kids Club at the Cretan Eco Resort Kids Club at the Cretan Eco ResortThe hotel's Kids Club is a great space for children aged 3 to 10 to play and explore. It features a kitchen for cooking and baking activities, a playing and performance area for dance and theatre, as well as a playground and a small organic garden, for activities focused on nature and the environment. Babysitting services are also available.

Splash Time

The hotel features 3 different pools to relax and cool off: a main pool, a river pool and a splash pool for the youngest guests. The safe, sandy beach is also ideal for  little swimmers.

Mini Disco

Every evening the hotel organises a mini disco for little (and not so little) guests  from 20:30 till 21:00 (except Saturdays).

Cat Café

Cat Café at the Cretan Eco ResortThe Cat Café is a designated area for the care of local street cats. Clean water, food and shelter are provided for the four-legged friends. The resort also takes care of the sterilisation of the animals.

Teen Area

Outdoor movie screening at the Cretan Eco ResortThere is a separate area exclusively reserved for teenagers. This outdoor space features a large water tub and tall trees with hammocks; table tennis, billiards and darts. There are also daily-changing activities for older kids. In the evening, this area is used for family-friendly movie screenings (available three times a week).

Sports

The resort features a brand-new basketball half court, a tennis floodlit court and
the great spot to play beach volley. For the teens, there are also watersports available, such as SUP and canoe.

 

Further afield

Cretaquarium

The Cretaquarium (or Thalassocosmos) is located near the town of Gournes. It feature species and ecosystems that are typical of the Mediterranean Sea. It is open 365 days a year 7 days a week, even during festive periods and holidays.

Dinosauria Park

Dinosauria Park Cretan Eco Resort

This museum features a rare and scarce collection of bones and fossils. Children will enjoy travelling through time to the heart of prehistory. The park is located about a 20 minute drive from the hotel.

Activities for adults

At the resort

Gym

Gym at the Cretan Eco ResortGuests can exercise at the fully equipped gym located in the hotel's gardens.

Wellness

Massage room at the Cretan Eco Resort

Daily fitness activities

Yoga at the Cretan Eco ResortThe hotel organises different daily fitness activities for adults such as yoga or pilates offered on a complimentary basis. Additional private yoga session can be booked.

Reading

Lobby library at the Cretan Eco ResortFor those that want to relax while reading, the hotel's own library, located in the lobby, offers a vast range of books and magazines that can be borrowed.

Garden tours

Cretan Nature Resort Herb Garden with The Little Voyager

Further afield

Biking

Guests travelling with their own bikes can use the hotel's safe bike parking space. You can also rent a bike to explore the area. The Concierge will recommend the best trails and routes for biking.

Sightseeing

The Area

The resort is located on the edge of Malia, a town on Crete’s northeast coast. With a beautiful beach set against a backdrop of rugged mountains, Malia is a great place to enjoy all of Crete’s Mediterranean charms, from its rolling hills to its expansive olive groves to its ancient cities and small villages. If you’re interested in history, the ruins of the Minoan Palace and the archaeological site of Malia are just 2 kilometres from the hotel. The nearby village of Panagia Kera is also a great place to spend a day, with charming cobbled streets and impressive medieval churches.