Holiday rentals and lettings in Crete

Holiday rentals and lettings in Crete

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Highlights in Crete

  • The palace of Knossos
  • Samaria National Park
  • Heraklion Archaeological museum
  • old town Rethymnon
  • Elounda and Lake Voulismeni

Best Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Crete

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Holiday Rental for 3 People in North Crete, Crete
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North Crete, Crete
Holiday Rental • 30 m² • 3 Bedrooms
(9 reviews)
Holiday complex built in traditional Cretan village style in an elevated position, between Rethymnon and Heraklion. On the beach of Bali (1 km) you will find shops, bars and taverns. The 37 residential units are spread over four natural stone buildings. The reception and a tavern are located in the main building. In the beautifully overgrown outdoor area you have the opportunity to relax at one of the two swimming pools with a separate children's pool or enjoy the sea view from the covered communal terrace. An in-house zoo with horses, donkeys, ponies, rabbits, and much more makes children'...
from £87 / night
Holiday Rental for 2 People in South Crete, Crete
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South Crete, Crete
Holiday Rental • 45 m² • 1 Bedroom
(2 reviews)
This 1-bedroom villa in Kamilari is suitable for couples on a romantic getaway. Just 2 km from a lovely beach, this air-conditioned villa has a shared swimming pool and garden.Hit the beach to sunbathe, swim, or simply enjoy a romantic walk with your beloved. Besides this, you can head to the Minoan tholos tomb of Kamilari. Supermarkets and eateries are not far from the villa, only 1.5 km away.Parking is available on the premises. This splendid villa offers deckchairs, garden furniture, and parasol. There is a terrace to enjoy a cozy barbecue. The accommodation has satellite TV for indoor e...
from £83 / night
Holiday Letting for 3 People in Vamos, North Crete
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Vamos, North Crete
Holiday Letting • 45 m² • 1 Bedroom
(4 reviews)
There are in total 5 studios and 3 houses in the property.Large Shared pool 70 sqm. All studios have their own terrace and unrestricted view. Welcome basket including breakfast for the purposes of the first day, sheets and towels, cleaning twice a week, all charges included.Parking outside from property.All studios or houses are equipped with a small kitchen and full bathroom, including all Wi-fi facilities, air conditioning. Pc, Tv and Dvd in the common room.Sun chairs and parasols free for outside.Ideal for couples and small families. Quiet away from crowds.5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago...
from £68 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices Crete

£166for 1 Jun - 8 Jun
£187 annual average
Average price per week

Current holiday letting availability Crete

43%for 1 Jun - 8 Jun
46% annual average
Percentage of available lettings

Holiday rentals and lettings in Crete

Looking for holiday rentals in Crete?

Whatever you have in mind for your holiday, Crete offers a wide range of properties in outstanding surroundings. These holiday rentals in Crete will make you feel like you are at home. Magical views, breathtaking beaches, friendly people and delicious food create an atmosphere to simply "get away from it all". Explore the Minoan civilisation, roam the mountain villages, enjoy nature or take a dip into some of the clearest waters you will see in Europe. Crete basks in pure sunshine. Enjoy a holiday home near the greatest beaches. Some of them include Elafonisi, Stalis Beach, Balos, Preveli or Vai.

Spacious holiday rentals

A large and great selection for all sizes and budgets. Family-friendly holiday lettings in Crete are the most popular choice if you travel with children or with your family. These holiday lettings with a capacity of 8 guests and more, are usually suitable for 2-3 families or one big family. Fully equipped with all modern facilities and some of them with special facilities for kids such as playgrounds. Looking for the perfect location? Many holiday lettings are close to popular points of interest such as Rethymnon Venetian Port, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Heraklion.

Discover our cosy accommodation in Crete to rent. Our properties offer an unforgettable experience with amenities such as:

  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Sea view

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The area and getting around

Enchanting Landscapes and Diverse Geography

Crete, Greece's largest island, beckons travellers with its captivating landscapes and diverse geography. From the dramatic mountain ranges of the White Mountains and Psiloritis to the golden sandy beaches that line its stunning coastline and the holiday lettings in Crete, this island offers a visual feast at every turn. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking gorges, such as the renowned Samaria Gorge, and discover picturesque villages nestled in lush valleys. With its combination of majestic mountains, turquoise seas, and fertile plains, Crete's natural beauty is unparalleled.

Navigating the Island

Getting around Crete is a delightful adventure, offering various transportation options for visitors to explore its wonders. Renting a car provides the freedom to travel at your own pace, allowing you to access remote destinations and hidden gems. For a more eco-friendly approach, bicycles are an excellent choice to traverse charming villages and scenic trails. Public buses connect major towns and tourist spots, making it convenient to experience Crete's vibrant culture. And for a touch of luxury and comfort, taxis and private tours cater to personalized excursions. Book a holiday letting in Crete and enjoy this enchanting island.

Who would love to visit Crete?

Crete for hiking lovers

As an island, Crete is a perfect destination for relaxing at the beach. However, there's much more to fit into your trip. Do you consider yourself a fully-fledged hiking nut with a desire for untrodden gorges and peaks? From the dramatic Samaria gorges to the White Mountains and the ridges of Mount Ida topping out at 2.400 metres, there are trails and gullies aplenty to conquer. Nature lovers can opt for birdwatching. Find the perfect holiday letting in Crete to come and relax after a long day of hiking, how about one with a pool or a hot tub?

Crete for water sports lovers

Underwater world is what you fancy? The island is a paradise for divers with its dramatic rocky scenery and crystal-clear blue waters. Nine miles from Agia Pelagia lies the famous Dia wreck that has been resting under the sea for more than 130 years. Dia Island is one of the most recommended spots to explore this marine world. If you love water you also have a great choice of adrenaline pumping activities such as waterskiing, parasailing, jet ski and much more. Join in on a boat day-trip to Spinalonga Island, Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa Island or Loutro to enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience. Are you a driver with a penchant for riding unknown roads? You will find empty roads that wind past long-lost hamlets and explore the best wine routes scattered around the island. You can also find an affordable holiday letting in Crete close to the beach so that you can enjoy all these activities at all times.

Crete's waters and coastline are the clearest throughout Europe. They are so clear you can enjoy a 40-metre view from above.

Prepare your itinerary in Crete

Top 5 spots and travel tips

1. Exploring Western Crete's Enchanting Capital

Hania or Khania is the main town in Western Crete It was the capital until 1971. It's a perfect place to explore on foot. Romantic alleys, buildings enclosed within the remains of 16th-century walls, a fishing harbour and overlooking the Aegean Sea. This is the ideal base for visiting the beaches of Elafonissi and Balos or go hiking in Samaria Gorge.

2. Samaria Gorge Hike: A Challenging Adventure to the Libyan Sea

Looking for a challenge? Located in the Samaria National Park, this impressive gorge descends to arrive at the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli. This visit requires more effort than others. The stony path is quite challenging and depending on a person's speed and fitness level, the hike can take between 4 to 7 hours. At the end of the trek, you can hire a boat to Chora Sfakion. The park is open to visitors from May to mid-October.

3.Heraklion: The Gateway to Central Crete and Knossos

This is the base for visiting Knossos and exploring central Crete. Heraklion grew up around the sea and the old town focuses on the harbour. Koules is its most notable monument. The old town is surrounded by massive defensive walls. Inside, the pedestrian-only streets are lined by shops, cafés, churches, buildings and boutiques.

4. Discover Agios Nikolaos

Located in eastern Crete, on Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos offers a mix of the modern and the traditional. Lots of legends and rumours are always swirling about the town's Lake Voulimeni, an almost perfectly circular body of water. From here you can visit the Diktean Cave, the charming village of Kritsa, the 13th-century church of Panagia Kera or take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island.

5.Preparing your trip to Crete

If you look for beaches and good weather to enjoy everything the island has to offer, May from October is the best time to go. Currency exchange is better in the banks. The most popular souvenirs are leather goods, jewellery and crafts made by local artisans. If you want some wine go directly to the winery. Tipping is a common thing in restaurants and cafes and some of them include the service charge in the total score. Don't wait any longer and look for the ideal private holiday letting in Crete for your holiday.

Information about holiday lettings in Crete

🏡 Holiday lettings available: 8100 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -59%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £38.
⭐ Most popular amenities: Wi-Fi, air conditioning and balcony.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 1414 properties.
📶 For workation: 96% of the properties.
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 For families: 5% of the properties.
🏊 With pool: 3810 properties.

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Crete

Which facilities are offered at the holiday lettings in Crete?

Out of all of the facilities available on Holidu, it appears that the holiday lettings in Crete offer everything that holiday-makers desire! Here, holiday lettings generally have a variety of amenities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (96%), air conditioning (94%), and balcony (87%)... What more could you want?!

How do travellers usually rate holiday lettings in Crete?

The holiday lettings in this destination receive a lot of positive reviews from guests. 45% of the holiday lettings in Crete have excellent reviews and an average score of 4.5 stars!

Are the holiday lettings in Crete pet-friendly?

There is quite an even number of holiday lettings that allow visitors with their pets and those that do not. Based on this, we recommend you not wait too long to make a reservation so you can be sure your pet can travel with you.

Do the holiday lettings in Crete generally come with Wi-Fi?

Of course! According to last year's data, 96% of holiday lettings in Crete offer an internet connection. You will be able to stay connected at any time!

How much do guests usually expect to pay for holiday lettings in Crete?

The majority of holiday lettings in Crete (91%) cost less than £100 a night. Therefore, this destination is perfect for finding an affordable holiday letting!

Do the holiday lettings in Crete often have a fireplace or a swimming pool?

For sure! According to the information collected last year, a large portion of holiday lettings in Crete have access to a swimming pool. It is therefore an ideal destination for a long summer weekend! 46% even have a barbecue!

Are the holiday lettings in Crete suitable for stays with friends or better for a holiday as a small group?

Judging by information from Holidu, 81% of holiday lettings welcome small groups of up to four people. Approximately 66% of the holiday lettings here have at least two separate bedrooms. This is the ideal destination for small groups of friends!

Are the holiday lettings in Crete the best option for a luxurious trip?

By looking at Holidu, we can assure you that the holiday lettings in Crete are often an excellent option for those who want to experience a luxury trip. This is because in Crete, 43% of accommodations have a swimming pool, 59% have a garden and even 3% have a sauna. Also, if what you are looking for is lots of space, 81% of the holiday lettings can accommodate big groups, and 59% have green spaces nearby.

Do the holiday lettings in Crete have a beautiful view?

87% of holiday lettings have a balcony or terrace, and 38% 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 start your holiday planning early. Also, don't forget to use the filters that suit you the best to be sure to find what you are looking for. However, 59% of holiday lettings in Crete have gardens, where you can bask in the sun. If you like to have lunch or dinner outside, and especially if you like barbecues, 46% of the holiday lettings have them.

If you want to travel to Crete do you know what is the most suitable time of the year?

Without a doubt, Crete is an ideal destination to enjoy summer in style. We can make this claim because the data shows that 43% of the properties here have a swimming pool, 59% have a garden and 94% have air conditioning. What are you waiting for? Reserve a holiday letting in Crete so you can enjoy your holidays.

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