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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)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    Villa #98983
    48
    Viewed 54 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 8 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Villa #6954362
          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #6872984
          8
            avg/night
            • 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)
                avg/night
                • Studio
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Villa #3900764
                6
                Viewed 99 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (11 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Multiple rentals House #1962531
                  11
                  Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (12 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 3
                    Apartment #409164
                    12
                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (8 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #8067058
                      8
                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (13 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #6557024
                        13
                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Villa #8234291
                          2
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (26 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #8111721
                            26
                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              House #4236557
                              3
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                (16 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #3845459
                                16
                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (9 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #3687611
                                  9
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Apartment #3862293
                                    14
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (10 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #3886046
                                      10
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #4141000
                                        4
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (29 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 5 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 14
                                          Villa #483635
                                          29
                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Villa #1664400
                                            3
                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (11 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #1734510
                                              11
                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (15 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Villa #1938055
                                                15
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Villa #4135312
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #1886627
                                                    5
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                      Apartment #3787825
                                                      14
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (8 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                        Apartment #781046vb
                                                        8
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (12 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #1949828
                                                          12
                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (46 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #1275881
                                                            46
                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (27 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              House #6414422
                                                              27
                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Villa #4057586
                                                                3
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (30 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                  Villa #3613718
                                                                  30
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Apartment #781066vb
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      House #4200529
                                                                      1
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #3950521
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (10 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          Villa #6030204
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #3901909
                                                                            8
                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              House #4140995
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #1642358
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #3886044
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Villa #811755
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #3843477
                                                                                      13
                                                                                      Viewed 11 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 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Villa #1851756
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Villa #4446339
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              House #6544147
                                                                                              6
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Apartment #4239112
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #3860093
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    House #2552764
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                      Villa #6804879
                                                                                                      3

                                                                                                      Spilia Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      On the Beach!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are lucky enough to travel extensively and get to stay in lots of lovely locations and villas and we all agreed ( two adults and two children 15/12) that this was our favourite villa ever! It's the combination of beach location, fantastic outside spaces, basketball court, table tennis and beautiful pool that did it for us- the house itself became very secondary as you just want to be outside. (The house was lovely too, immaculately clean, well specified with fab a/c. ) What made the holiday even more special was the service we received before and during our stay- Manolis made himself available whenever we had a question and organised an absolutely brilliant day for us sailing along the south west coast in our own boat. We will come back again in years to come.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Olive House in real life was better than appears in the photographs. Stunning views, peaceful location but still close to amenities, very well appointed villa and wonderful hosts.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017