Luxury hotel holiday Grecotel Caramel Crete

Grecotel Caramel is a combination of picturesque boutique hotel and high-quality luxury resort alongside a sandy beach on Crete. Whites, blues, greens and pinks are the shock of colours that await you here, creating an aura of sophistication and calm. There are land and water sports on site with motorised water sports a short distance away. There is a wide range of suites, bungalows and villas.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Crete
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Grecotel Caramel Crete

Grecotel Caramel is a luxury boutique property in a stunning location. A kids' club, spa and ample opportunity to indulge in activities mean this is a hotel designed with all the family in mind.

Facts in brief

Location Adele, Crete

Annual opening 4 May to 4 November

Closest airport Heraklion Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hour's drive from Heraklion Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Caramel Restaurant, A la Carte Restaurant, Panther Piano Bar, Beach Bar, Outdoor Seawater Pool, Holiday Boutique, Elixir Wellness Centre, Fitness Room, Outdoor Jacuzzi.

Complimentary watersports

Aqua Aerobics

Chargeable watersports

PADI Diving School, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Pedal Boats.

Land sports

Mountain-biking, Tennis, Table Tennis, Gymnastics.

Out and about nearby

Rethymo Town is an excellent place to sample local cuisine, to pick up a souvenir, such as a traditional Cretan knife, or to simply wander down cobbled streets past fantastic architecture. You may also want to venture out into the wild countryside, stopping off at the Arsani and Arkadi monasteries to explore these beautiful structures.

Sports nearby

Motorised Water Sports.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Bungalow with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£1,840 low season

£2,250 high season

Holiday Code EXH46083

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Grecotel Caramel Crete

The Grecotel Caramel is a picturesque boutique hotel that, without the impressive central swimming pool, would have the appearance of a quaint white-washed Cretan village. The central seawater swimming pool is atmospherically lit in the evenings and is surrounded by loungers with accompanying parasols and luxurious canopied daybeds. The effect is similar to that of a tropical paradise, but, of course, without the long-haul flight. Palm trees create a sense of privacy for the rooms in the hotel buildings, and also provide shady areas in the water below. Inside the hotel, traditional furnishings, such as the curled-back green sofas, elaborate bronze vases, and gold mirrors and lamps, cast guests back to the opulence of the island's history, while the sleek marble and glass walls, floors, and doors, keep things contemporary. The hotel's two main restaurants offer authentic and tantalising cuisine. The unique feel of Caramel Restaurant compliments the seafront setting with its bold flavours and bright colours, while the informal Gourmet A la Carte Restaurant offers food beside the pool. For a relaxed and sophisticated evening, retire to the Panther Piano Bar. Further afield, guests can dine at the Agreco Farm, for a truly memorable and traditional experience, with vineyards and olive groves all around. At the Caramel Wellness Centre, guests can enjoy a range of specialised treatments, or blow off some steam in the Fitness Room. At nearby Grecotel resorts, guests can also make the most of the Ayurveda treatments. Accommodation at the Grecotel Caramel follows a very bright and fresh theme. Everything is kept white, from the walls to the upholstery, but with rustic and characterful furnishings, and rich blue floral coverings on the beds. The tall windows of each room open out onto sensational views of the pool, the lush landscape behind the hotel, and the sea in front. The open plan style of the room ensures that they feel very spacious, and that many of the rooms can accommodate additional guests. One of the highlights of your stay here will be the 300m stretch of private beach, where guests can relax on one of the soft loungers or paddle in the water. The Grecotel Caramel is the perfect choice for long- or short-stay breaks in Europe, particularly if you are looking to combine a beautiful natural setting with a dose of culture and traditional style.

Room descriptions

Grecotel Caramel has 69 rooms with balcony or terrace, and air-conditioning, flatscreen television, direct dial telephone, minibar, safe, coffee and tea-making facilities, Nespresso machine, and hairdryer.

Open Plan Junior Suite with sea view
Open Plan Junior Suite with private garden
Caramel Junior Suite
Family Suite Main House
Open Plan Bungalow Suite
Caramel Luxury Suite with private outdoor jacuzzi
Luxury Bungalow Suite
Two-Bedroom Beach Villa on the seafront
Two-Bedroom Caramel Villa with private pool
Two-Bedroom Luxury Villa
Three-Bedroom Luxury Villa with direct access to the beach
Four-Bedroom Villa on the beach

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Bungalow with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£1,840 low season

£2,250 high season

Holiday Code EXH46083

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Grecotel Caramel Crete

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Grecotel Caramel in Crete, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Heraklion. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 1 hour 5 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. You may want to have the use of a hire-car for all or part of your holiday and this can be arranged by us for you in advance.

Additional information

Children: Grecoland offers three children's clubs that are tailored to different age groups.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Bungalow with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£1,840 low season

£2,250 high season

Holiday Code EXH46083

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Grecotel Caramel Crete

About Greece

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Greece is ideal for any traveller looking to experience the diversity and splendour of this historic country. With 166 inhabited islands, a history spanning millennia of civilisation, distinctive and rustic cuisine often enjoyed al fresco with taverna-views out over the sea, as well as some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, Greece offers a fantastic holiday for all tastes and budgets. The sum of an extraordinary diversity of parts, Greece has played host to countless empires, and the country today is fair littered with Roman ruins and Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and Frankish castles. Its music, food and even language are hugely influence by the Ottoman Empire’s 400-year rule. Scattered far and wide across the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the difficulty with Greece is in deciding which bit to visit. From the rugged hillsides of Crete to the long, wide beaches of Kefalonia, from the dramatic coastline of the Peloponnese to the ancient villages and tiny islands of the Dodecanese and Cyclades, Greece is so many different holidays rolled into one, endlessly multi-faceted country. Whether you just want to fly and flop or explore ancient ruins, whether you’re looking for water sports and nightlife, or wanting to hike between ancient villages, the famously friendly Greeks will be sure to have their welcome mat out for you.

Highlights of Greece

The ancient sites of Athens, with the Acropolis merely the most famous; Halkidiki, three beautiful peninsulas stretching out into the Northern Aegean, dominated by Mount Athos, with volcanoes, beaches and monasteries; Pelios peninsula, well-known to Athenians, little visited by tourists, criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks, with ancient villages, fabulous remote beaches; the Peloponnese, Greece at its ancient (Agamemnon’s Palace at Mycenae and Temple of Apollo at Corinth) and modern (west coast beaches) best; Kos, with beautiful powder-soft beaches sandwiched between verdant interior and turquoise sea; Santorini, perhaps the most iconic island of all, with famous blue-domed churches, white-washed villages and cobalt bays; Corfu’s wonderful old town; Hydra, fantastically scenic, with tiers of stone mansions cascading down towards a perfect horseshoe harbour; Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelations, now a laid-back artistic hang-out; the extraordinarily atmospheric Delphi; Greece’s fascinating second city Thessaloniki; Meteora, one of Greece’s most spectacular sites, with clifftop monasteries overlooking the sea; take a rack-and-pinion train journey through the stunning Vouraikos Gorge to Kalavryta; lobster tavernas of the Fourni islands, a wonderful archipelago with gently shelving islands and hidden coves; the national marine park of Alonnisos, superb snorkelling; turtles on Zakynthos; Ikaria’s bizarre rock formations; spring and autumn migrations, when the cliffs of Lesvos swarm with birds; semi-tropical Samos and pine-scented Thasos with super beaches; tiny, hidden islands of Inousses, Fourni and Psara.

Travelling around Greece & the Greek islands

Greece is an easy place to travel around thanks to a comprehensive public transport system. Buses are the mainstay of land transport, with a network that reaches out to the smallest villages. Trains are a good alternative, where available. To most visitors, though, travelling in Greece means island-hopping on the multitude of ferries that crisscross the Adriatic and the Aegean. If you’re in a hurry, Greece also has an extensive domestic air network. While exasperating ferry schedules make island-hopping here a challenge, the individual character of each island more than makes up for the effort.

Facts in brief

Capital Athens
Airport Greece has 16 international airports, but only those in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Iraklio (Crete) take scheduled flights; the other 12, scattered across the islands, are served by a variety of UK low-cost and charter airlines.
Size 51,000 sq. miles
Population 10.5 million
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