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Villas in Crete
Are you planning a fantastic holiday on a lovely sun-bathed island with crystal clear waters and lovely beaches? Crete is your next destination. Crete boasts a varied terrain with sandy beaches, an impressive mountain range and ancient settlements. You can find luxury villas in the north of the island, mainly in Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Malia and Agios. These are going to be a great base if you wish to tour the rest of the Greek Islands. Hurry up! The clock is ticking!Exclusive villas with swimming pools
Renting a villa in Crete is the ideal option for families or groups of friends travelling together. Spacious villas for 4, 6 and 8 people with spacious common areas, comfortable lounges, lovely rooms and open plan kitchens. The outdoors can be enjoyed by the pool, taking a nap under the shade of a tree in the garden or sunbathing in the deckchair of the terrace. Villas are usually secluded properties to enjoy privacy but still close enough to the beaches and the main towns.
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If you are dreaming of a beach holiday with crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and lots of sun, Crete is your next destination. Fine white sand, crystal clear and shallow waters and perfect stretches for families and holidaymakers to enjoy. The best beach is Elafonisi, well known for its curious pink sand, and also known as the Greek Caribbean. But Laguna de Balos, Falassarna, Seitan Limania, Stavros, Matala, Belegrina and Vai are also highly recommended. Book a beachfront villa and come and enjoy them for as long as you want!Crete for relaxing holidays
Crete is an ideal destination for a quiet and relaxing holiday. An island that still retains the charm conferred by its most entrenched traditions, where the world seems to have stopped. With picture-perfect beaches, a natural environment of stunning beauty, majestic mountains and rural villages. You can enjoy venetian touches which are accompanied by an exquisite cuisine that delights even the most fussy of people for a group of sensations that will make you forget about everything and make your stay an unforgettable one for years to come. Therefore, if your body and mind are screaming for a break, do not hesitate to rent a villa in Crete for your next holiday destination.
The father of medicine, Hippocrates, stated that Crete’s air has healing powers, as most people have believed for years.
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The majestic Palace of Knossos is the perfect place to learn about the Minoan civilisation Crete was the cradle of the Minoan civilisation that gave rise to the Europe we know today. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the majestic palace of Knossos to learn all about the secrets of this culture. Admire the palace and check out the Throne Room, walk part of the Royal Way, the garden and the Royal apartments.2. Looking for unique beaches? Pink is the colour!
There are only a few pink beaches around the world and Crete boasts two of them. These beaches are Balos and Elafonisi, and they have to be seen to be believed. The pink colour comes from tiny crushed red shells, giving the sand this particular tone. Lagoon-like beaches with crystal clear and shallow waters that look like heaven on earth. Elafonisi is a nature reserve with this pink sandy beach. Paddle in the natural pool and lie back admiring the shimmering water, the Cretan coast and feel like you are in paradise. Balos, near Chania, is surrounded by a lagoon of pure light-green and blue colour. You can reach it by boat or you can challenge yourself and hike all the way to the lagoon.3. Hiking in the gorge of Samaria
Walking this ravine is the way to make it stay in your memory forever. Start this 10 mile hike in Omalos Plateau at the viewing platform and make your way to the “Iron Gates”, where the ravine tapers to 50 feet (4 metres). Along the way keep looking up to spot some kri-kri, an endangered feral goat from the island. Finish your hike and catch the ferry to Sougia or Sfakia. Enjoy one of the most impressive Greek natural jewels.4. Lake Voulismeni
This beautiful and unusual lake is ringed by boats, coffee shops and restaurants in Agios Nikolaos and now it is connected to the port and the sea. According to the legend, this lake is bottomless but the truth is it goes down just 200 feet. Enjoy a coffee and see the lights reflecting on the water in the evening.5. Chania’s Venetian Port
The Venetians started building Chania’s port in the early 1300s and finished 3 centuries later. It boasts a 17th century lighthouse with a minaret-like shape, a symbol for the city, and the Centre of Mediterranean Architecture. The magnificent Venetian port of Chania is one of the biggest attractions of the island, standing out for its fort. You can not miss the city market to try its gastronomic delights and raki, the local liquor.6. Visit Rethymnon Old Town
Rethymno is one of the best preserved old towns in Crete where you can visit the Venetian church that later on became the Neratze Mosque. Nowadays is the odeon where music concerts are held. Walk the cobblestone alleys of this pretty town and enjoy a nice afternoon.7. Visit Spinalonga Island
A small area of fortified land floating on the turquoise waters of Crete. Spinalonga is one of the most visited landmarks and it holds lots of history since it was a containment area for lepers.
FAQs: Villas in Crete
Which types of services can you expect to find at the villas in Crete?
When looking at the facilities you can find on Holidu, it appears that the villas in Crete contain everything that travellers want! Here, the villas generally include a variety of amenities, the most popular being: air conditioning (95%), Wi-Fi (93%), and balcony (83%)...Sound tempting?
How are the villas generally rated in Crete?
On average, the villas get quite positive reviews. Judging by the Holidu database, 44% of villas have a rating equivalent to or higher than 4.5 stars. This is a relatively high percentage which allows us to confirm that there are quite a few that are very enjoyable and will be the perfect choice for your next holiday.
Are the villas in Crete suitable for families with children?
According to the Holidu data, 81% of villas in Crete are suitable for families with children, so you won't have any difficulty finding the ideal villa for you and your children.
Are the villas in Crete suitable for travellers and their pets?
Yes! In Crete, 28% of the villas offer the possibility for travellers to take their pets with them, 80% even have a garden!
Do the villas in Crete generally offer an internet connection?
Certainly! According to the data collected last year, 93% of villas in Crete have an internet connection. So no need to panic, you will be able to stay connected at any time!
What is the average price for villas in Crete?
Many villas in Crete are generally quite expensive. According to the data collected last year, 12% cost on average more than €500 per night.
Do the villas in Crete usually have a fireplace or a pool?
Good news! According to last year's data, the villas in Crete are perfect in summer and winter. Here, 52% are equipped with a fireplace and 81% a pool.
Are the villas in Crete suitable for trips in large groups or better for an escape as a small group?
In Crete, according to the data collected last year, 45% of villas welcome groups of up to eight travellers, 39% of these villas have at least four bedrooms. But 98% of villas also welcome small groups of up to four guests, and 96% of the villas have at least two separate bedrooms. This is therefore the ideal destination for large and small groups on holiday!
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