Welcome to the Mistral Hotel in Crete, the Trip Advisor* 5 star rated boutique-style family-owned hotel that offers solo holidays exclusively for single travellers. Come and visit and you’ll discover like-minded people, great food with vegetables straight from our garden, and local wine, all under the warm Mediterranean sun.


As a dedicated destination for solo-only holidaymakers, our 35 rooms are all designated for ‘single occupancy’. As such, depending on the quality of room you choose – either standard or deluxe – everybody pays the same rate and there are none of the additional or hidden ‘single room supplements’ that solos find so off-putting.


We know from talking to our regular guests that the other big negative for singles is eating alone or having to ask for a table for one. That’s why, at the Mistral, everybody dines together at a communal table sharing a complimentary carafe (or two!) of red, white, or rosé, chatting about the events of the day and making plans for tomorrow before dancing under the stars.


OK so we’re a little bit biased but we think our Western part of Crete is a little bit of paradise. Whilst you’re here we’d love to show you all of our favourite beaches, restaurants, vineyards, markets, walks – all the little things that are so totally authentic and memorable.

About Us

Holidays exclusively for solo and single travellers

If you prefer to travel alone you’ll know how difficult it can be to find a holiday or hotel where you’ll feel welcome. We have the answer, a hotel designed exclusively for solo and single travellers that offers:

  • 35 stylish rooms with king or queen beds for solo occupancy –  No Single Supplement!
  • Meals taken together as a group – no more eating alone
  • A great range of day trips and themed weeks for like-minded single people
  • A friendly bar where ‘mixology’ is all about getting to know each other
  • A spa where you can truly relax
  • Authentic local cuisine, lots of the ingredients are sourced from our garden
  • Free wine with dinner
  • A family run hotel with a wonderful level of personal service

What people like you say about singles holidays at the Mistral

It is actually a combination of the atmosphere, the food, the rooms, the trips and the service which makes the Mistral unique and a special place to visit. I would add that it’s the feeling of being with a family who care about the hotel that makes a difference as well as the quality provided in all aspects.
Alison Quinn

Like-minded single holiday makers enjoying drinks at the Mistral Hotel bar

It gets better and better for solo holidaymakers

In fact, our entire holiday offering is dedicated to solos and single holidaymakers who wish to meet like-minded people. It should come as no surprise that the bar at the Mistral has been the starting point for many long-term friendships for people who return year after year to catch up with friends. We also have a very active Facebook group that often arrange to meet independently back in the UK or elsewhere.

Crete is the perfect place for a singles holiday

Best of all it happens on Crete – the perfect destination for single people

Naturally we’re biased but we think Crete is the perfect place for a singles holiday. It’s the largest island in Greece with an ancient classical history, some amazing natural scenery, absolutely beautiful beaches and a culture all of its own. Then of course you have the local cuisine, the local music, the local colour and the locals themselves – so warm and welcoming. Come and stay as a single at the Mistral Hotel and you’ll find it’s more than just a holiday, it’s an immersive Cretan experience shared with new friends.

Our Rooms

Single rooms - no single supplements

The Mistral has 35 rooms – 27 deluxe and 8 standard. Every one is designated for single occupancy, but we never charge a single supplement. The design is contemporary Cretan styling with furnishings, bathroom fittings, tiles and locally produced artwork, carefully selected to create the perfect ambience for your holiday. Every bed has an award-winning COCO MAT Orthosomatic Top Mattress and luxury feather pillows.

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Our Services

Mistral Kitchen

Mistral Kitchen


Dining at the Mistral is friendly and social and for many guests represents one of the highlights of their stay. We serve traditional, healthy, home-made Cretan food with all guests eating together to enjoy a truly Mediterranean experience. Seated at long tables, the meals showcase the best of the island’s cuisine, with many of the ingredients sourced from our hotel garden and cooked using exclusively extra virgin olive oil from our family groves.

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Oasis Bar

Oasis Bar


The Mistral’s famous outdoor bar is the focal point of the hotel. You’re never single when you drink in good company and the bar serves frosty drinks as you chill by the pool during the day. By night it’s ‘meeting central’ for pre-dinner sundowners, post-dinner conversations and late-night philosophical conversations (well, something like that!)

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Althea Wellness Suite

Althea Wellness Suite


Sometimes it’s good to be solo and pamper yourself. At the Mistral we have created a sanctuary of relaxation, rejuvenation, and beauty to take you on a journey that will stimulate and invigorate your senses. Our wellness and spa area offers a wide range of therapies, massages, and treatments, with easy-to-book appointments through our reception staff.

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Dedicated 7 night holidays themed especially for solo travellers

Flavours of Crete

Our Flavours of Crete Week is a celebration of the senses, a journey through the authentic components of the island’s healthy Mediterranean diet in a feast of the finest food and drink.

Walking Weeks

Crete is a beautiful island and there is no better way to experience the wonderful flora, fauna and stunning scenery than on foot, in the company of like-minded people.

Things to do


Explore western Crete

The Mistral Hotel offers a range of experiences and excursions hosted by members of the Mistral team, who between them have a wealth of knowledge of the island, its culture, history and amenities. As well as our most popular excursions, we can also arrange specific, tailor-made, excursions upon request.

The island of Crete

Crete – The Perfect Greek Island For Single and Solo Holidays

The Mistral is located 16km west of the regional capital Chania, is just three minutes’ walk from the shoreline at Maleme, and within easy distance of many of the region’s popular sandy beaches at Platanias, Falassarna and Elafonissi.

What to expect

Sociable holidays in a friendly atmosphere

Alongside the wonderful Cretan climate and warm temperatures, you will be greeted at the Mistral by welcoming and helpful staff with our reception open long hours during the day.

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