Cressa Gytonia


Cressa Ghitonia Village is a unique and special resort on the world-famous island of Crete combining history, legacy, exclusivity and the highest standards of boutique hotel style. 15 buildings in total form a small and charming complex, re-imagined and re-purposed as a versatile luxury holiday location. It is also available for sole private use – a unique private venue for weddings and private celebrations on the Greek Islands. Accommodating over 50 adults and children together, this location has everything for a truly special stay.
Explore the picturesque scenery and nearby beaches, sample the local foods and flavours, unwind by the swimming pool, indulge in our expert Spa where treatments use olive and salt grains, reflect over a glass of raki or Cretan wine and take in the breathtaking sunset. Cress Ghitonia is your home from home.


At Cressa Ghitonia, each property is different. Converted from a former village, some were artisan dwellings, others were stores and shops. Together, they make for a fascinating boutique hotel complex which has received many international awards for the careful and sensitive restoration of this community. All contain original features dating from the 1800s which preserve the historical integrity of this tiny village.
Anyone looking for modern facilities and amenities – such as our swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar – in the sun-drenched corner of the Mediterranean need look no further. Cressa Ghitonia, because of its size and layout, suits couples and families alike in a stupendous location overlooking the jewel-like Aegean Sea.


Vintage Houses

These comfortable and attractive Vintage Houses can accommodate up to four people and vary between approx. 39-46 m2.
The feel is like stepping back in time with traditional stone arches and fireplaces from centuries ago blending with bespoke wood furniture, artisan paintings and modern facilities.
Together they provide the modern traveller with everything required for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in the unique Cressa Ghitonia location. Each house has a terrace which is the ideal location to take a peaceful moment overlooking the Aegean Sea and taking in the dramatic mountain scenery.

The properties all feature two bedrooms, with the option to accommodate extra guests in the living area, and some have an additional bathroom. They make an ideal choice for families.

Cressa Suites

Cressa Suites can accommodate up to four people in approx. 25-35 m2 of private space, each designed with luxury and comfort in mind. Each offering a traditional Cretan raised ‘ontas’ bed or modern double, the suites also have a seating area (where additional guests or children may be accommodated), a mini-bar and bathrooms.
Decorated throughout to the highest standards while preserving classical features, each suite is different and makes for a highly individual holiday experience. All come with facilities such as satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, and some have private terraces. Scattered around the Cressa Ghitonia Village complex, it is possible to have a suite with direct access to the swimming pool and courtyard, or a secluded one with more privacy.

Superior Traditional Rooms

The Superior Traditional Rooms can accommodate up to three people in around 23m2 of whitewashed space with an airy feel.
Each en-suite room, with a traditional Cretan raised ‘ontas’ bed or modern double, benefits from a panoramic view of the sea and mountain landscape.
Some rooms feature a private terrace and in each one the seating area can also be converted into a full-size single bed.
Standard facilities include satellite TV, mini-bar and air-conditioning.

Traditional Rooms

A large stone house in the Cressa Ghitonia Village has been sensitively restored and converted into our two Traditional Rooms of approx. 15 m2.
Their simplicity, original stonework and wooden ceiling all give the sense of a classic Cretan dwelling, now with modern facilities.
These en-suite doubles also offer stunning mountain views from the terrace and a fabulous sport for taking in the stunning island sunset each evening.
Standard facilities include satellite TV, mini-bar and air-conditioning.


Restaurant & Bar

Part of the joy of any visit to Crete is its flavors and tastes. Our locals chefs are on hand to produce a number of traditional dishes made from ingredients sourced on and around the island. Some even come from our own Cressa Ghitonia organic garden and feature our home-produced Cretan olive oil.

Many of the recipes bring in age-old traditions and come to life through the combination of mouth-watering delicacies, meals and snacks from light dishes to full dinners, all served in the comfort and convenience of our panoramic restaurant. It is the perfect location for a drink or refreshing cocktail at any time. Guests can also enjoy the Pool and Snack Bar with an all-day menu offering light dishes and poolside drinks.

Spa Centre

The Spa Centre is part of the captivating effect of any stay at the Cressa Ghitonia Village. In this tranquil retreat, everyday cares and stresses fall away as senses are revived through an array of expert treatments all designed to relax, rejuvenate and restore in harmony with nature.

Massage and beauty specialist consultants deploy locally-sourced ingredients to make each moment even closer to the location and environment. All on site, the menu of treatments offer something for everyone, from natural remedies and interventions to targeted body therapies and sports massage. All part of the complex, our hammam, sauna and large whirlpool spa compliment a truly wonderful facility in the heart of the village complex and appreciated by every guest who comes.