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Highlights in Crete

  • The palace of Knossos
  • Samaria National Park
  • Heraklion Archaeological museum
  • old town Rethymnon
  • Elounda and Lake Voulismeni

Best Holiday Homes & Rentals in Crete

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West Coast Crete, Crete
Holiday Rental • 40 m² • 2 Bedrooms
(97 reviews)
Apartment in Voukolies region of Crete in Greece, it can house up to 3 guests and has a single spacious bedroom. It is best suited for couples or a family with a single child who are looking to holiday in the region.In the traditional village of Ravdoucha, this place is away from the crowds. If you are looking for a pleasant vacation by the sea, this is the best way to do it. The sea is only 800 m away.Known as the Seaview Studio 1, it has a large balcony with a view of the Cretan Sea. The apartment is on the first floor and the third guest has a sofa bed in the living room all to themselve...
from €44 / night
South Crete, Crete
Holiday Home • 45 m² • 1 Bedroom
This 1-bedroom villa in Kamilari is suitable for couples on a romantic getaway. Just 2 km from a lovely beach, this air-conditioned villa has a shared swimming pool and garden.Hit the beach to sunbathe, swim, or simply enjoy a romantic walk with your beloved. Besides this, you can head to the Minoan tholos tomb of Kamilari. Supermarkets and eateries are not far from the villa, only 1.5 km away.Parking is available on the premises. This splendid villa offers deckchairs, garden furniture, and parasol. There is a terrace to enjoy a cozy barbecue. The accommodation has satellite TV for indoor e...
from €89 / night
North Crete, Crete
Holiday Rental • 2 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(3 reviews)
Maybe you just want the beach at your feet? To wake up with the sea as your close friend, make breakfast and sip a mug of coffee as you explore the condition of the sea, testing the temperature as you walk barefoot along the sand.This is one of those lucky bays that rarely experience much more than a ripple, even when the sailors are choosing to avoid a rougher sea further out in the blue yonder!The Bungalows-Studio in Palekastro-Kouremenos are an ideal location for peaceful and relaxing vacations by the sea and an excellent starting point for day excursions to the surrounding sites (tradit...
from €75 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices Crete

€167for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
€202 annual average
Average price per week

Current holiday letting availability Crete

56%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
54% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Holiday homes and rentals in Crete

Looking for holiday homes in Crete?

.Whatever you have in mind for your holiday, Crete offers a wide range of properties in outstanding surroundings. These villas will make you feel like you are at home. Magical views, breathtaking beaches, friendly people and delicious food create an atmosphere to simply “get away from it all”. So, let your villa holidays start here. Explore the Minoan civilisation, roam the mountain villages, enjoy the nature or simply relax by your private pool. Take a dip into some of the clearest waters you will see in Europe. Crete basks in pure sunshine. Enjoy a holiday home near the greatest beaches. Some of them include Elafonisi, Stalis Beach, Balos, Preveli or Vai.

Spacious holiday homes

A large and great selection for all sizes and budgets. Family villas are the most popular choice if you travel with children or with your family. These holiday homes with a capacity of 8 guests and more, are usually suitable for 2-3 families or one big family. Fully equipped with all modern facilities, a swimming pool and some of them with special facilities for kids such as playgrounds. Looking for the perfect location? Many holiday homes are close to the popular points of interest such as Rethymnon Venetian Port, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Heraklion.

Holiday in Crete

The area and getting around

Heaven on Earth?

The largest Greek island, never disappoints. It’s defiantly, proudly different. Want to explore and visit the best destinations? A foodie heaven? Or just a place that combines the beaches with the history? Crete has it all. A good quality road system and an excellent taxi, coach and ferry services will make your journey simple and pleasant. Crete is very well organised for travellers. A destination with one of the longest summers on the continent. Autumn is ideal for dodging the crowds. What about food? Cretan cuisine enhances the Mediterranean diet and dishes. Tzatziki, dakos, Greek yoghourt, Cretan cheese pie, raki and salads drizzled with olive oil will take you to a real foodie heaven.

Travelers and related activities

Adventure awaits. Crete’s got you covered!

As an island, Crete is a perfect destination for relaxing at the beach. However, there’s much more to fit in your trip. Consider yourself a fully-fledged hiking nut with a desire for untrodden gorges and peaks? From the dramatic Samaria gorges to the White Mountains and the ridges of Mount Ida topping out at 2.400 metres, there are trails and gullies aplenty to conquer. Nature lovers can opt for birdwatching. Underwater world is what you fancy? The island is a paradise for divers with its dramatic rocky scenery and crystal-clear blue waters. Nine miles from Agia Pelagia lies the famous Dia wreck that has been resting under the sea for more than 130 years. Dia island is one of the most recommended spots to explore this marine world. If you love water you also have a great choice of adrenaline pumping activities such as waterskiing, parasailing, jet ski and much more. Join in on a boat day-trip to Spinalonga island, Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa island or Loutro to enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience. Are you a driver with a penchant for riding unknown roads? You will find empty roads that wind past long-lost hamlets and explore the best wine routes scattered around the island.

Crete’s waters and coastline are the clearest throughout Europe. They are so clear you can enjoy a 40-metre view from above.

Top 5 spots and travel tips


Hania or Khania is the main town in Western Crete It was the capital until 1971. It’s a perfect place to explore on foot. Romantic alleys, buildings enclosed within the remains of 16th-century walls, a fishing harbour and overlooking the Aegean Sea. This is the ideal base for visiting the beaches of Elafonissi and Balos or go hiking in Samaria Gorge.

2.Samaria Gorge

Looking for a challenge?Located in the Samaria National Park, this impressive gorge descends to arrive at the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli. This visit requires more effort than others. The stony path is quite challenging and depending on a person’s speed and fitness level , the hike can take between 4 to 7 hours. At the end of the trek you can hire a boat to Chora Sfakion. The park is open to visitors from May to mid-October.

3.The island’s capital, Heraklion

This is the base for visiting Knossos and exploring central Crete. Heraklion grew up around the sea and the old town focuses on the harbour. Koules is its most notable monument. The old town is surrounded by massive defensive walls. Inside, the pedestrian-only streets are lined by shops, cafés, churches, buildings and boutiques.

4.Agios Nikolaos

Located in eastern Crete, on Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos offers a mix of the modern and the traditional. Lots of legends and rumours are always swirling about the town’s Lake Voulimeni, an almost perfectly circular body of water. From here you can visit the Diktean Cave, the charming village of Kritsa, the 13th-century church of Panagia Kera or take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island.

5.Preparing your trip to Crete

If you look for beaches and good weather to enjoy everything the island has to offer, May from October is the best time to go. Currency exchange is better in the banks.The most popular souvenirs are leather goods, jewelry and crafts made by local artisans.If you want some wine go directly to the winery. Tipping is a common thing in restaurants and cafes and some of them include the service charge in the total score.

FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Crete

On average, what was the cost for holiday homes in Crete in 2020, during coronavirus pandemic?

With an average price of €153.68 per night, Crete lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday homes in Greece.

Which month allows you to save the most on holiday homes?

Travellers who want to save as much as possible should travel to Crete in March, February, and January which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of €113.85, €116.05, and €130.2 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

When does the price of holiday homes in Crete go up the most?

When you look at renting a holiday home in Crete, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of July (with an average of €211.65 per night), followed by August (€206.55), and June (€171.24).

Is Crete a good location for a last-minute getaway?

Here, last-minute travellers are welcome, since the average availability in Crete is 56%, which is above the average in Greece, according to data from 2020.

When are more holiday homes available?

The months that offer the most accommodation options, on average, are June (with an availability of 67.5%) May (67.2%), and October (60.4%), according to the trends observed in 2020.

During which months are there fewer rentals available in Crete?

According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Crete are, in order, August (with 41.8% of available rentals), December (48.67%), and February (50.4%).

Are there many holiday homes in Crete?

We have collected the properties from 37 different partners in Crete, so we can offer you around 12000 properties. You're going to have a hard time choosing your favourite!

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