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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Spilia, Crete your home away from home

Spilia is a wonderfully rural village in Western Crete, sitting between the mountains and the sea. Within minutes of glorious beaches, lively tavernas and beautiful churches, Spilia apartments and villas offer everything you could hope for. Spilia means cave, named after the Ai-Yiannis Ermitis Cave, which offers magnificent views and is a must see site on any Spilia holiday.

Things to do in Spilia, Crete

Beaches always play a part in any Cretan holiday, and despite the wonderfully rural location of a Spilia villa, you are never far from the sea. Crete's most beautiful beaches, Falassarna and Elafonisi are both within an hour's drive, making a hire car almost essential. All the local beaches are safe and perfect for swimming, and you can have the sand between your toes within 10 minutes of leaving your Spilia villa.

Beach lovers will be particularly pleased with the beach at the placid, timeless village of Kolimbara a mile or two down the road. The pebble beach is always spacious, and there are a handful of tavernas in which to sit and watch the sea.

A Spilia apartment is a great base for exploring Western Crete. There are many delightful villages in the area to explore, as well as some beautiful countryside. There is a huge amount of countryside to explore on foot too, with the Samaria Gorges being a real favourite with walkers and climbers.

Places to visit from a villa in Spilia, Crete

The beautiful old town of Chania itself is well worth exploring from a self catering Spilia villa, whether you are visiting for a day or a week. Divided into two parts, Chania is one of the most beautiful places to explore in the whole of Crete. The narrow streets that surround the famous Venetian Harbour are a well known tourist favourite, but there are so many little shops, cafes and tavernas to find, that it is not only the more famous sights like the Dominican Monastery or Turkish Baths that will enthral visitors.

Weather in Spilia, Crete

There are very few times of year when visiting a Spilia doesn't promise a week of blazing sunshine. The Mediterranean climate means hot, dry summers, with daily temperatures routinely in the 30's (C), and winters that remain wonderfully mild for that undisturbed break.

Flights to Spilia, Crete

An escape to Spilia accommodation is an even bigger treat when you discover how easy a Spilia villa is to reach. There are regular flights from the UK direct to Chania Airport (CHQ) for the majority of the year. During the winter months, you can still escape to a Spilia property by taking a connecting flight from Athens (ATH) or a ferry service from Athens.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (48 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    Villa #98983
    48
    Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (33 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #99021
      33
      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Villa #6954362
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (8 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #6872984
          8
          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Villa #4335285
            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #4517092
                Excellent! 4.5/5
                (6 reviews)
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                • Studio
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Villa #3900764
                6
                Viewed 187 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (12 reviews)
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                  • Studio
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 3
                  Apartment #409164
                  12
                  Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (11 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals House #1962531
                    11
                    Viewed 89 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 54 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (13 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #6557024
                        13
                        Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Villa #8234291
                          2
                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (26 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #8111721
                            26
                            Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              House #4236557
                              3
                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                (16 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #3845459
                                16
                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (9 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #3687611
                                  9
                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (14 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Apartment #3862293
                                    14
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #3886046
                                      10
                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #4141000
                                        4
                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (29 reviews)
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                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 5 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 14
                                          Villa #483635
                                          29
                                          Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Villa #1664400
                                            3
                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (30 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 9
                                              Villa #3613718
                                              30
                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #1734510
                                                11
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Villa #1938055
                                                  15
                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Villa #4135312
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1886627
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                        Apartment #3787825
                                                        14
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          Apartment #781046vb
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (11 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Villa #1949828
                                                            11
                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                              Villa #6030204
                                                              9
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (46 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #1275881
                                                                46
                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (27 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                  House #6414422
                                                                  27
                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Villa #4057586
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #3843477
                                                                      13
                                                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #781066vb
                                                                        7
                                                                        Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          House #4200529
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #3950521
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #3901909
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                House #4140995
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #1642358
                                                                                  8
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    Villa #6804879
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #3886044
                                                                                      9
                                                                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Villa #811755
                                                                                        11
                                                                                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (29 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #846298
                                                                                          29
                                                                                          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Villa #1851756
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Villa #4446339
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #6544147
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Apartment #4239112
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #3860093
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      House #2552764
                                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Spilia Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great villa and great host!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa is absolutely lovely - very comfortable and relaxing to stay in. The pool is beautiful and great to cool off in in the July heat! The villa is also really well located for exploring the western part of Crete and you will certainly not run out of things to do (including visiting the various stunning beaches). Manolis is a brilliant host. He made sure we had everything we needed including helping with arrangements such as a trip to the Samaria gorge and restaurant suggestions etc. Overall we had a fantastic stay and thank you very much to Manolis. James and Nicola
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful, unique and romantic

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa Carpe diem is a beautiful unique place to have a wonderful break. Keith and Craig were very welcoming and gave us lots of recommendations of places to visit. The pool is lovely and private and the BBQ situated in the garden meant we ended up having more meals at the villa than we thought we would. Mostly due to the incredible sunsets! You need a car to explore but the beach is only 10 minutes drive away
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017