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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.

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        Villa #6954362
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          Villa #1984437
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Cottage #99021
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              Villa #4335285
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                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                  Multiple rentals House #1962531
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    House #6557024
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                      Villa #8111721
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                        Apartment #409164
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                          Multiple rentals Villa #1642358
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            Villa #3613718
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                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                              • 1 BR
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                              Apartment #3886046
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                Multiple rentals Villa #1886627
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  Villa #1938055
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    Apartment #3902164
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        Apartment #3862293
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Multiple rentals Villa #1038111
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                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                            Villa #3900764
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                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                  Villa #1962524
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1275881
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                                                            House #3843477
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #1275881
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                Cottage #3950521
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1962531
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                                                                      Villa #483635
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        Apartment #781046vb
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                                                                          House #4200529
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #1038111
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                                                                              Studio #377325
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                                                                                Apartment #3901909
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                                                                                  Apartment #781066vb
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                                                                                    Studio #3845464
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                                                                                      Apartment #3687611
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                                                                                        Villa #1940864
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                                                                                                Villa #1851756
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                                                                                                  Apartment #3885737
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                                                                                                    Apartment #1676476
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Clean ,great views,modern,spacious ,near the town

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really friendly family,made us so welcome, a true Greek experience . Lovey location,modern ,roomy apartment ,can also use their wonderful taverna and private beach/ pool at Stavros studios . A real gem , fantastic stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Paradise on earth, fell in love straight away!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My partner and I arrived at night so we were surprised by the beauty of the beach and the sea when we awoke in the morning. The sea was so much closer than we thought at to wake up to that every morning watching the sunrise while sitting on the balcony was like a dream. The owners are unbelievably friendly and welcoming making our stay that much more comfortable and amazing. We were greeted on arrival by Mr Xanthoudakis who provided us with some raki and wine and with some grapes and food in the fridge, even though we had just taken a rushed detour to a local shop to make sure we had everything! The apartment is a 10 mins drive away from Kissamos where there are plenty of markets and cafés, along with shops. Apartment was cleaned roughly every 3 days by Mrs Xanthoudakis and her group of cleaners who do an absolutely fantastic job and even left us anow amazing homemade berry pie one time! We will definitely have this apartment for our annual getaway holiday for the foreseeable future!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Ruhe und Erholung pur

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Zum zweiten Mal waren wir in der Villa Aretousa. Diesmal zum Sommerausklang Ende September/Anfang Oktober. Wir waren wieder begeistert: das Haus und die ruhige Lage im wunderbaren Westen Kretas, dazu Sonnenschein und noch warmes Meer (24 °), mehr brauchen wir nicht zur Erholung. Das Haus war tadellos, z.T. mit neuen Möbeln es fehlte uns einfach nichts. Dazu der 2 x wöchentliche Reinigungsdienst, sowie die Möglichkeit Essen ins Haus/bzw. auf die Terrasse bestellen zu können. Die Sonnenuntergänge auf der Terrasse und der grandiose Sternenhimmel waren beeindruckend. Wir hatten diesmal Rennräder organisiert, mit denen wir großartige Touren in der Umgebung machen konnten. Obwohl zu dieser Zeit alle Häuser belegt waren, fühlten wir uns ganz alleine in dieser Umgebung, es war immer sehr ruhig. Die Betreuung durch Niko, den Manager funktionierte von Anfang an bestens, e-mails werden sofort beantwortet, Wünsche wenn möglich erfüllt. Uneingeschränkte 5 Sterne!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016