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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.|