Villas in Crete

Villas in Crete

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Villa for 2 people, with balcony, child-friendly in Crete
Villa for 2 people, with balcony, child-friendly
1 bedroom
8.0
(2 reviews)
from £53 / night
Villa for 2 people, with garden and terrace in Crete
Villa for 2 people, with garden and terrace
1 bedroom
from £148 / night
Villa for 2 people, with garden and pool in Crete
Villa for 2 people, with garden and pool
1 bedroom
10.0
(2 reviews)
from £191 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 2 people, with pool and hot tub as well as garden in Crete
Villa for 2 people, with pool and hot tub as well as garden
1 bedroom
9.7
(30 reviews)
from £189 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 3 people, with garden in Crete
Villa for 3 people, with garden
1 bedroom
9.8
(11 reviews)
from £296 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 3 people, with garden in Crete
Villa for 3 people, with garden
1 bedroom
10.0
(3 reviews)
from £81 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 3 people, with garden and pool in Crete
Villa for 3 people, with garden and pool
1 bedroom
9.7
(7 reviews)
from £59 / night
Villa for 3 people, with pool and view as well as garden in Crete
Villa for 3 people, with pool and view as well as garden
1 bedroom
9.0
(48 reviews)
from £44 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 5 people, with garden in Crete
Villa for 5 people, with garden
2 bedrooms
from £256 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 4 people, with garden and terrace in Crete
Villa for 4 people, with garden and terrace
2 bedrooms
10.0
(2 reviews)
from £182 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 4 people, with sauna and garden as well as ocean view in Crete
Villa for 4 people, with sauna and garden as well as ocean view
1 bedroom
10.0
(11 reviews)
from £50 / night
Villa for 2 people, with pool and children pool as well as terrace, child-friendly in Crete
Villa for 2 people, with pool and children pool as well as terrace, child-friendly
1 bedroom
9.6
(2 reviews)
from £80 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 4 people, with terrace in Crete
Villa for 4 people, with terrace
2 bedrooms
9.4
(13 reviews)
from £196 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 2 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly in Crete
Villa for 2 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly
1 bedroom
9.8
(4 reviews)
from £228 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 3 people, with view and pool as well as garden, child-friendly in Crete
Villa for 3 people, with view and pool as well as garden, child-friendly
1 bedroom
8.2
(31 reviews)
from £87 / night
Villa for 2 people, with view and garden in Crete
Villa for 2 people, with view and garden
1 bedroom
9.2
(38 reviews)
from £76 / night
Villa for 4 people, with hot tub and garden in Crete
Villa for 4 people, with hot tub and garden
3 bedrooms
8.0
from £223 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 3 people, with view and pool as well as garden, with pets in Crete
Villa for 3 people, with view and pool as well as garden, with pets
1 bedroom
7.0
(16 reviews)
from £61 / night
Villa for 4 people, with garden in Crete
Villa for 4 people, with garden
2 bedrooms
7.0
(4 reviews)
from £154 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 2 people, with terrace and pool in Crete
Villa for 2 people, with terrace and pool
1 bedroom
8.7
from £157 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 4 people, with balcony in Crete
Villa for 4 people, with balcony
1 bedroom
from £93 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 4 people, with garden in Crete
Villa for 4 people, with garden
1 bedroom
9.5
(8 reviews)
from £86 / nightFREE cancellation
Villa for 2 people in Crete
Villa for 2 people
1 bedroom
from £101 / night
Villa for 4 people, with terrace and pool in Crete
Villa for 4 people, with terrace and pool
2 bedrooms
8.8
(8 reviews)
from £118 / nightFREE cancellation

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Highlights in Crete

  • Amazing landscape
  • Quiet and pleasant holidays
  • Stunning and unique pink beaches
  • Fantastic islands
  • Great hikes

Best Villas in Crete

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Villa for 4 People in Gouves, North Crete
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Gouves, North Crete
Villa • 55 m² • 2 Bedrooms
Welcome to your luxurious and technologically advanced vacation rental in Crete! This smart home is equipped with Alexa, allowing you to easily control the temperature, lighting, and music with your voice. Please note that smoking is not allowed inside the house, ensuring a clean and healthy living environment for all guests.The location of the house is unbeatable, just a 3-minute walk to the beautiful and serene sea.There are many bars and traditional Greek taverns nearby, allowing you to indulge in the delicious local cuisine and enjoy the nightlife in the area.For families with kids or t...
from £98 / night
Villa for 5 People in South Crete, Crete
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South Crete, Crete
Villa • 120 m² • 2 Bedrooms
9.8
(32 reviews)
Overview Andreas Beach Villa is located in Vatalos / Fragocastello, Crete. This detached vacation rental property offers air-conditioning, Free Wi-Fi and sleeps up to 5 people with 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. There is a private pool (East Facing) with barbecue and Sea views. Walking distance to the Beach and Restaurants. Layout Open plan sitting room and dining/kitchen, bathroom and veranda overlooking pool. Double bedroom, twin bedroom, each with front balcony. Large family bathroom.Private pool, gardens and private parking. Living Room The living room is air-conditioned and has a dining a...
from £61 / night
Villa for 4 People in North Crete, Crete
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North Crete, Crete
Villa • 67 m² • 2 Bedrooms
9.6
(5 reviews)
Hara's Beach Villa is a charming two-bedroom house located in the Sfakaki area, offering stunning sea views and just 50 meters from the beautiful beach. It's only a short drive to the bustling town of Rethymno, where you can explore a wide range of tourist amenities and attractions.This villa features an easily accessible ground floor layout and covers an area of 67 sq.m. It comprises two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds, as well as two fully equipped shower bathrooms. There is a modern open-plan kitchen that comes fully equipped, and a living room with a comfort...
from £168 / night

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Villas in Crete

Luxury stays in villas close to the beach

Planning a fantastic holiday on a lovely sunbathed island with crystal-clear waters and lovely beaches? Crete is your next destination. Crete boasts a varied terrain with sandy beaches, an impressive mountain range and ancient settlements. You can find luxurious villas in Crete, north of the island, mainly in Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Malia and Agios. These will be a great base if you wish to tour the rest of the Greek Islands. Hurry up! The clock is ticking!

Exclusive villas with swimming pools

Renting a villa in Crete is the ideal option for families or groups of friends travelling together. You can find spacious villas for 4, 6 and 8 people. Some of the features of the villas include:

  • Comfortable lounges
  • Lovely rooms
  • Open plan kitchens
  • Gardens

The outdoors can be enjoyed by the pool, taking a nap under the shade of a tree in the garden or sunbathing in the deckchair of the terrace. Villas are usually secluded properties to enjoy privacy but are still close enough to the beaches and the main towns.

Travellers and activities

Crete for beach lovers

If you are dreaming of a beach holiday with crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches and lots of sun, Crete is your next destination. Fine white sand, crystal-clear and shallow waters and perfect stretches for families and holidaymakers to enjoy. The best beach is Elafonisi, well known for its curious pink sand and also known as the Greek Caribbean. But Laguna de Balos, Falassarna, Seitan Limania, Stavros, Matala, Belegrina and Vai are also highly recommended. Book a beachfront villa in Crete and come and enjoy them for as long as you want!

Crete for relaxing holidays

Crete is an ideal destination for a quiet and relaxing holiday. An island that still retains the charm conferred by its most entrenched traditions, where the world seems to have stopped. With picture-perfect beaches, a natural environment of stunning beauty, majestic mountains and rural villages. You can enjoy Venetian touches, accompanied by exquisite cuisine that delights even the fussiest people. Enjoy the sensations that will make you forget about everything and make your stay unforgettable for years to come. Therefore, if your body and mind are screaming for a break, do not hesitate to rent a villa in Crete for your next holiday destination.

The father of medicine, Hippocrates, stated that Crete’s air has healing powers, as most people have believed for years.

Top 7 travel tips in Crete

1. Visit the Palace of Knossos

The majestic Palace of Knossos is the perfect place to learn about the Minoan civilisation. Crete was the cradle of the Minoan civilisation that gave rise to the Europe we know today. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the majestic Palace of Knossos to learn all about the secrets of this culture. Admire the palace and check out the Throne Room, walk part of the Royal Way, the garden and the Royal Apartments.

2. Looking for unique beaches? Pink is the colour!

There are only a few pink beaches around the world, and Crete boasts two of them. These beaches are Balos and Elafonisi and have to be seen to be believed. The pink colour comes from tiny crushed red shells, giving the sand this particular tone. Lagoon-like beaches with crystal-clear and shallow waters that look like heaven on earth. Elafonisi is a nature reserve with a pink sandy beach. Paddle in the natural pool and lie back admiring the shimmering water, the Cretan coast, and feel like you are in paradise. Balos, near Chania, is surrounded by a lagoon of pure light green and blue colour. You can reach it by boat or challenge yourself and hike all the way to the lagoon.

3. Hiking in the gorge of Samaria

Walking this ravine is the perfect way to make it stay in your memory forever. If you have a private villa in Crete, start this 10-mile hike in Omalos Plateau at the viewing platform and make your way to the “Iron Gates”, where the ravine tapers to 50 feet (4 metres). Along the way, keep looking up to spot some kri-kri, an endangered feral goat from the island. Finish your hike and catch the ferry to Sougia or Sfakia. Enjoy one of the most impressive Greek natural jewels.

4. Lake Voulismeni

This beautiful and unusual lake is ringed by boats, coffee shops and restaurants in Agios Nikolaos, and now it is connected to the port and the sea. According to the legend, Lake Voulismeni is bottomless, but the truth is that it goes down just 200 feet. Enjoy a coffee and see the lights reflecting on the water in the evening.

5. Chania’s Venetian Port

The Venetians started building Chania’s port in the early 1300s and finished 3 centuries later. It boasts a 17th-century lighthouse with a minaret-like shape, a symbol for the city, and the Centre of Mediterranean Architecture. The magnificent Venetian port of Chania is one of the biggest attractions of the island, standing out for its fort. You cannot miss the city market to try its gastronomic delights and raki, the local liquor.

6. Visit Rethymnon Old Town

Rethymno is one of the best preserved old towns in Crete, where you can visit the Venetian church that later became the Neratze Mosque. Nowadays, it is the odeon where music concerts are held. Walk the cobblestone alleys of this pretty town and enjoy a nice afternoon before retiring to your villa in Crete.

7. Visit Spinalonga Island

A small area of fortified land floating on the turquoise waters of Crete. Spinalonga is one of the most visited landmarks, and it holds lots of history since it was a containment area for lepers. Spend the day along the shores and discover the hidden gems of the island.

Information about villas in Crete

🏡 Villas available: 3304 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -58%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £40.
⭐ Most popular amenities: Wi-Fi, air conditioning and balcony.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 582 properties.
📶 For workation: 97% of the properties.
🏊 With pool: 2149 properties.

FAQs: Villas in Crete

Which amenities can you expect to find at the villas in Crete?

When looking at the services you can find on Holidu, it seems that the villas in Crete contain everything that tourists dream of! Here, villas generally have a variety of facilities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (96%), air conditioning (96%), and balcony (86%)... Are you convinced yet?

How are the villas usually rated in Crete?

The villas in Crete are often well rated. 49% of villas have a rating of 4.5 stars, which tells us that here you won't have difficulty finding the perfect villa for your next holiday!

Are the villas in Crete suitable for holiday-makers who wish to travel with their pets?

There is a fairly equal number of villas in Crete that accept pets and those that do not. Therefore, you shouldn't wait too long to make your reservation to make sure that your furry friend can join you on holiday.

Do the villas in Crete often have Wi-Fi?

Of course! According to Holidu's data, 96% of villas in Crete offer an internet connection. You will be able to browse the internet during your stay!

How much does it usually cost for villas in Crete?

Most of the villas in Crete (86%) cost less than £100 a night. This is the dream destination for finding an affordable villa!

Do the villas in Crete generally have a fireplace or a swimming pool?

Good news! Judging by information from Holidu, 68% of villas in Crete are equipped with a swimming pool. It's the ideal destination for you to spend the summer months! In addition,77% even have a barbecue!

Are the villas in Crete suitable for holidays in large groups or better for a holiday as a small group?

In Crete, based on last year's information, 47% of villas are suitable for groups of up to eight guests, and 39% of these villas have at least four bedrooms. But 98% of villas are also suitable for up to four travellers, and 96% of the villas have at least two separate bedrooms. This is, therefore, the ideal destination for groups of friends of all sizes!

Are the villas in Crete luxurious?

Yes! 68% have a pool, 78% have a garden, and 4% even have a sauna. In this destination, you will find all of the amenities that you need for a perfect holiday. What more could you want? Would you like your accomodation to be equipped with air-conditioning? 96% of the villas have part of the accommodation equipped with this feature. You'll have no trouble finding your next holiday paradise.

Are you able to enjoy a beautiful view and spend time outside at the villas in Crete?

86% of villas have a balcony or terrace, and 23% have a view. However, this does not represent the majority of properties here, so availability can be limited. If this is a priority for you, you should anticipate a bit more time for research. Also, don't forget to use the filters that suit you the best to be sure to find the villa that is perfect for you. However, 78% of villas in Crete have gardens, where you can enjoy the outdoors. If you like to have lunch or dinner outside, and especially if you like barbecues, 77% of the villas have them.

If you want to plan a getaway to Crete do you know the ideal time of year?

If we look at the characteristics of the holiday rentals in Crete, it is easy to say that this is an ideal summer destination. This is because according to Holidu's internal data, 68% of the properties here have a swimming pool, 78% have a garden and 96% have air conditioning. What are you waiting for? Reserve a villa in Crete so you can enjoy your holidays.

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