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Villas in Crete are the perfect place for a holiday.

The island of Crete is the largest in Greece and continues to be a hugely popular holiday destination. The landscape of this island is varied: snow covered mountains, hills covered in olive trees, not to mention a coastline of almost 622 miles. Crete is also rich in history – some cities have been inhabited for over 8,000 years! Visitors to the island can find just the right holiday accommodation to suit their needs, whether one chooses to stay in a large Crete holiday villa in a popular tourist area, or to rent a house in one of the many small fishing villages.

HomeAway has got accommodatios for every kind of traveller to Crete. Self catering with internet access and seaside views are plentiful on just about every corner of the island. It is also possible to rent a house for groups of any size and on any budget, including those travelling with pets and children. No matter what guests are looking for, HomeAway is the place to find an ideal holiday villa in Crete.

Things to do

Visit the Palace of Malia:

Located near the sea, this spectacular palace dates back to approximately 1,900 BC, though what remains today mostly dates back to 1,450 BC. Visitors can stroll around the impressive palace, comprised of three courts and an ancient cemetery. Visitors can also view wonderfully preserved Minoan artefacts, including a famous gold bee pendant.

Explore Knossos:

Considered Europe's oldest city, Knossos is Crete's largest archaeological site from the Bronze Age. The palace at Knossos was discovered in 1973 and after many years of excavation, a realistic reconstruction was created to give visitors an idea of what the palace looked like in its glory days. This is a definite must-see.

See the Venetian Fortress:

This 16th-century fortress, named "Rocca al Mare" by the Venetians, was built in Iraklio to defend against the Turks and then later used as a prison. Marble reliefs on three walls display the symbol of Venice, and there are 26 restored rooms that often house art exhibits and performances. The views from the fortress are impressive.

Arkadi Monastery:

One of Crete's most important monasteries, the Arkadi Monastery, dates back to the 16th century, which is evident in the baroque and Roman architecture. The monastery has also long been a symbol of Cretan independence; multitudes of resistance fighters were killed here by occupying forces, and the ossuary houses skulls and bones of those who died.

The Ruins at Phaistos:

The Minoan ruins at Phaistos are a unique site. The palace is comprised of royal apartments, a central courtyard, and a fantastic grand staircase. Visitors can also see the famous and mysterious Phaistos Disc; made between 1,700 - 1,600 BC, no one has yet figured out what the engraved series of pictograms are meant to say.

Walk the Samaria Gorge:

The Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe and a hike along this 11.25-mile natural wonder is a must for nature enthusiasts. The path starts high up in the White Mountains and it ends along the shores of the Libyan Sea.

Weather on Crete

Summers in Crete are hot and dry. July is the hottest month with consistent sunshine and temperatures averaging around 26°C. The sea stays comfortably warm during the summer months with an average temperature of 25°C. Winters are generally mild with temperatures around 10°C; rainfall is frequent in December and January.

Travel to Crete

Crete has three international airports; one in Heraklion (HER), another in Chania (CHQ), and finally one in Sitia (JSH). During high season, flights from most major UK and European airports fly to one of the three airports, and there are also many flights from Athens (ATH). Ferryboats are another way to reach the island; services run regularly from Piraeus port to Chania and Heraklion. The trip is rather long, though. For example, Piraeus to Heraklion is a nine-hour overnight ride.


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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (8 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Villa #4192555
    8
    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Apartment #2337692
      3
      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (5 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 10
        Villa #54461
        5
        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (17 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Chateau / Country House #2184233
          17
          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (11 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 3
            Apartment #3862293
            11
            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #6811068
              1
              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (12 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                House #3737726
                12
                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 3
                  Cottage #6555505
                  2
                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (9 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Villa #8112473
                    9
                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (9 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      House #2368275
                      9
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #6556640
                        1
                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                          (5 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #6477663
                          5
                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Condo #848451vb
                            4
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                              (11 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #3860093
                              11
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #6560588
                                6
                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                  (8 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Villa #3839131
                                  8
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                    (23 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Villa #8022861
                                    23
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (9 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #3886044
                                      9
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (39 reviews)
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                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Studio #6125427
                                        39
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (5 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Multiple rentals Villa #8168558
                                          5
                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            House #4140995
                                            1
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                              (5 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • Studio
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Villa #3900764
                                              5
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (6 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Multiple rentals Villa #8168558
                                                6
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #2194602
                                                  17
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Villa #6560979
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #3783476
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • Studio
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Apartment #1574043
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #6811067
                                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #3902164
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #3950521
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Apartment #646376vb
                                                                3
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Villa #8141766
                                                                  4
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                    Villa #89172
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      Villa #61639
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #2194602
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #1642358
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #3845459
                                                                                14
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Villa #1728020
                                                                                  13
                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    House #4236557
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #1649884
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        Villa #99183
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Villa #1932489
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Apartment #3787825
                                                                                            13
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Villa #99192
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Villa #6506564
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                  (31 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #6376161
                                                                                                  31
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    Villa #815114
                                                                                                    21
                                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Villa #8043092
                                                                                                      14
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A perfect piece of heaven!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This property is absolutely breathtaking and the host couldn't be more welcoming! We had the most enjoyable stay in November 2016. Everything is immaculate, it felt like we were the first people to ever stay there. It has everything you could possibly need for your stay and the host left us some much appreciated goodies including traditional baked goods, water, beer, fruit and muesli! The view and outside space was our favourite part, the upstairs terrace is huge - we didn't use it much as we spent most of our time on the downstairs terrace by the pool. The property has clear views to the sea and feels completely private. The village itself is small and quiet but very friendly and nice for an afternoon walk. You will need a car If you want to explore further. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Absolutely perfect!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We ve had a perfect stay in this beautiful house. Large bedrooms, well equiped kitchen and the huge living room and nice terrace have a wonderful view to the white mountains. The pool is large and well maintained and behind (one terrace below) is even a nice garden where our kids loved to play. We were with 3 young children (5,4 and2) and it was very easy to close the stairs to the swimming pool with a chair, so our youngsters could not enter the pool unguided. That felt very safe. Mrs Frosso came by every day to maintain the house. She is really Nice, speaks English and knows a lot of the environment. The house is situated in a litlle village with a bakery, a few little supermarkets and Some Nice restaurants. It is a little but charming and friendly village. Nearby in Almyrida is a Nice beach (safe for little Children). I really can recommend this beautiful house!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely environment and very enjoyable holiday!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved the Villa and the location. Good country walks on the doorstep, easy driving distance to Chania. The Villa was very clean and all essential needs were provided. We found the people of Crete very helpful and friendly, and very much so enjoyed our visit. Local food produce was fresh and the meals at the local Taverna's we visited were wonderful! A very relaxing atmosphere in the Villa, surrounded by mountain views. A great place to feel away from the 'hussle and bussle' of life. Plenty to do if you like nature and ancient history and good food!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016