[Makeover] Creta Maris Beach Resort

Creta Maris Resort - Greece
Creta Maris Resort - Greece

For many Americans, we tend to think “Mexico” or “Caribbean” when we think about all inclusive resorts.

And sure, there are many hundreds of four- and five-star all inclusives in Mexico and the Caribbean, but have you considered Europe? Maybe even Greece?

In a nutshell: The island of Crete in Greece is home to several luxury all inclusive resorts, notably the recently renovated beachfront Creta Maris Resort, a 5-star family-friendly retreat located on the Aegean sea.

The serenely beautiful Check PricesCreta Maris Beach Resort on the sunny island of Crete has been renovated and refreshed. It’s a mid-size resort that manages to feel both intimate and spacious, exemplifying simple elegance and European charm with a Mediterranean vibe. And that gorgeous tranquil Aegean Sea will leave you wanting to return for many years to come.

The Why
  • Beautiful Location – enjoy breathtaking views from its picturesque location overlooking the Aegean Sea.
  • Exceptional Service – the staff at Creta Maris is renowned for their warm hospitality and attention to detail, as well as their friendly and helpful nature, they go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay.
  • Luxurious Accommodations – over 650 elegant rooms and spacious suites – there’s even a Pool Villa – all beautifully appointed with modern amenities and stylish decor.
  • Gourmet Dining – seven on-site restaurants serving a variety of cuisine – from traditional Greek dishes to international fare – all prepared with fresh, local ingredients, often accompanied by stunning views of the sea. In addition there are 10 bars and 5 “snack points” to be enjoyed.
  • Abundance of Activities – Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Creta Maris has something for everyone. From relaxing by the pool or the beach or enjoying the largest open-air cinema in Europe, to participating in water sports or cultural excursions, you’ll find a wide range of activities available.
  • Family-Friendly Atmosphere – Families traveling with children often praise Creta Maris for its family-friendly amenities and activities. The resort offers a teen’s club as well as a kids’ club, playgrounds, and babysitting services, allowing parents to relax and enjoy their vacation knowing their children are well taken care of.
  • Wellness and Spa Facilities – unwind and rejuvenate during your stay at the resort’s spa and wellness facilities…from massages to facials to hydrotherapy to yoga classes, opportunities to pamper yourself and relax abound.

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Getting there

After landing at the Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (HER) on the island of Crete, you’ll find taxis and shuttles waiting to whisk you to the resort, a short 22 kilometers (about 13.7 miles) east of the Airport. The drive typically takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Note that if you book directly with Creta Maris Resort, your arrival transportation is included with a 5-night minimum stay and both arrival and departure transportation is included with a minimum 7-night stay.


Choose from a total of 679 rooms of different categories within the two main buildings and the bungalows, as well as a Pool Villa that accommodates up to 4 adults, all featuring chic décor, luxurious bedding, and premium amenties.

Daily activities

Creta Maris Resort boasts 16 pools (3 of which are heated and also adults-only) along with a waterpark and a “blue flag” beach (a certification for both safety and sustainability) facing the Aegean Sea, offering water-based adventures including including jet skis, pedalos, kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and flyboards. Choose between scuba diving and snorkeling lessons and explore the underwater world, or, stay dry on land with a five-a-side football pitch, a 3×3 basketball court, tennis courts, water polo, mini-golf, and boccia.

Or go off-site and explore the nearby seaside port town of Hersonissos, a charming and lively place with plenty of shops, restaurants, cultural activities, and much more.


Enjoy the nightly themed shows, dance parties, karaoke, or circus shows…. or take in a flick in the open-air cinema (the largest in Europe). You might even win the dance contest!


Overall, guests love Creta Maris Beach Resort for its stunning location, exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and abundance of amenities and activities. It’s no wonder that the resort remains a top choice for travelers seeking an unforgettable vacation experience in Greece.

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About Trisha Miller - Editor-in-Chief 59 Articles
Trisha is also the Editor-in-Chief at Travel Writers Exchange, a community for travel writers & bloggers. She's also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a former member of the IFWTWA, serving on their Board of Directors from 2009 through 2015. When not traveling the world visiting the many all-inclusive resorts she loves, Trisha spends her time writing, mainly about travel and technology, sometimes both at the same time.
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