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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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Crete Villas and Apartments (300+)

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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Condo #848451vb
    4
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (34 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Multiple rentals Villa #445107
      34
      Viewed 19 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 59 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 30 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (9 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals House #1962531
            9
            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (12 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              House #1050777a
              12
              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (17 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Chateau / Country House #2184233
                17
                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (14 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #8043092
                  14
                  Viewed 35 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 14 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (24 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Multiple rentals Villa #445107
                      24
                      Viewed 19 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 33 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (15 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Villa #1932489
                          15
                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                            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
                              (11 reviews)
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                              • 5 BR
                              • 5 BA
                              • Sleeps 12
                              Villa #1818489
                              11
                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (10 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Villa #8049620
                                10
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  Villa #1088416
                                  5
                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (8 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Villa #8031561
                                    8
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Villa #6506564
                                      5
                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (19 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #428438
                                        19
                                        Viewed 15 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 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (17 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Apartment #6304133
                                            17
                                            Viewed 20 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 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Villa #8033807
                                                15
                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                  (23 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  House #6370253
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                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Villa #4192555
                                                    8
                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Villa #8111721
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                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        Villa #1887850
                                                        4
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #6811068
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (31 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Villa #99458
                                                            31
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Villa #1850152
                                                              19
                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #1275881
                                                                17
                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                  Villa #1261503
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 27 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 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (31 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #1041859
                                                                      31
                                                                      Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Villa #1852054
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                          (44 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          Villa #98983
                                                                          44
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            Villa #99192
                                                                            8
                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (49 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #448494
                                                                              49
                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #3902164
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 8 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 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #3886046
                                                                                    8
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1642358
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (17 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #1275881
                                                                                        17
                                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Villa #8164463
                                                                                          4
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            Villa #84266
                                                                                            15
                                                                                            Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              House #6557024
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Apartment #6252079
                                                                                                22
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Villa #8067058
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Apartment #781046vb
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Apartment #8038218
                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A perfect spot to holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa is exactly as pictured but this does not convey the ambience and the peace and quiet. The property was in excellent order when we arrived and the managers popped round to check all was well. We also met the owner which was a bonus. This villa offers a great range of kitchen equipment for self catering and is the only villa we have stayed in that had a range of very sharp knives. The private pool and terrace was a real bonus and was spotless. The information on their website and in the villa was really helpful. The beach at Almirida with its bars and and restaurants is very near and easily accessible. Don't miss the Pear tree which provides excellent fresh food. The instructions for travel and finding the villa were spot on. Our thanks to all for a lovely holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Relaxing, Luxurious Holiday Villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked a week in late October and we had a great time, the Villa with all its facilities was fantastic! My day started with a 20 minute dip in the Jacuzzi whilst soaking in the stunning scenery, followed by breakfast on one of the sun terraces, followed by 100 lengths of the pool (no chlorine, no sore eyes!) We were then ready to explore the local villages which were only a few kilometers away. The Villa was immaculate and luxurious, we would (and have) recommend it to our friends. We spent a lot of time at the Villa, the Pool and the table tennis table got well used ! I would certainly book this Villa again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016