Here we show some great choices for villa rental in Crete; villas available for short-term rental, with the character of Crete and modern touches.
Luxury Villas in Crete...stylish villas in Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and Rethymnon.
Just 14 kms to the east of Rethymnon Town in the centre of the island is the village of Asteri, set in rolling hillsides and only 11 kms from from the famous Arcardi Monastery. Nearby is the village of Pangalahori. Gorges nearby to explore include Mili, Prasanos and Tsirita. The lovely beach of Stavromenos is 5 kms from Asteri.
There are two lovely villas to rent near this village; so central to the whole island of Kriti, each of which would make a good base from which to explore the island with a vehicle.
The large villa of Markos Chara sleeps 10 people or can be divided into two villas, Markos and Chara.
Stone built in two stories with rustic wooden fittings and simple tastes, the villas have been fitted with modern touches including air conditioning and jacuzzi.
There is a pool and outside ovens to enjoy the outdoors, dishwasher and
coffee machine, and satellite TV to enjoy indoors. That is, of course,
when not out exploring beautiful Kriti.
Villa details and rental information for Villa Markos Chara
Manolis Villa is also close to Asteri village. It sleeps six, with characteristic stonework, wooden finishes and an elevated position; it is ideally situated to enjoy the views of the surrounding olive groves and farmland.
Asterion Villa, near the village of Atsipopoulo, sleeps six, with a large pool and outdoor area, a private terrace and BBQ, this lovely villa is surrounded by olive groves with views to the sea. It features 3 bathrooms, traditional stone style and features, and quality appliances.
Asterion Villa is 5 kms from Atsipopoulo and 7 kms from the nearest beach, and only 2 kms from historic Rethymnon Town. Very central to the whole of Crete, this comfortable villa would make a good base from which to explore Crete by car.
Villa details and rental information for Villa Asterion
Villa Rhodamanthys sits surrounded by olive groves on a small rise overlooking the sea, just 2 kms from the small village of Atsipopoulos, and 4 kms from Rethymnon Town.
This is a characteristic villa in the traditional Cretan stone style,
with rustic features and modern amenities. The 3 bedrooms accommodate 6
guests, with 2 bathrooms and a small pool. Imagine sitting on this
covered terrace reading your relaxing holiday novel, looking out over
this view. The beach is only 5 kms away.A vehicle is required to make the most of staying at Villa Rodamanthys.
Villa details and rental information for Villa Rhodamanthys
The village of Plaka is located 24 kms from Chania Town in the west of Crete. Set on a cliff top overlooking the stunning scenery of Souda Bay, this villa is only 1.5 kms from the small village of Plaka with its seaside beach village Almirida only a few miles away. Almirida has an organised beach, tavernas famous for their tasty food and calm waters ideal for families.
The Villa Hektor sleeps 6, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this modern built villa keeps the traditional Cretan style; the large terrace makes the most of the exquisite views. Its location is central to the island, and to make the most of your stay here, a vehicle would be a good idea.
Stratos Villas are located near Rethymnon near the village of Kaloniktis only 7 kms from the beach. Run by a local family, Eva Kapetanakis says:
"This is a family business. Villa Stratos has taken its name from my husband Stratos, Villa Fouli from my eldest daughter Fouli and Villa Maria from my younger daughter Maria."
Villa rental in Crete by location - see the interactive map below - with markers for our specially selected villas from this page:
How to Choose a Villa to Rent in Crete If your purpose is for a beach holiday, decide if you want to be right by the water or a few kilometers back from the water. In this way you will decide if you need a vehicle for your stay. Many of the most beautiful and relaxing villas are located amongst farm land near a small village, yet more than ten kilometres from the sea...
Some reminders to make villa rental in Crete easier –
Location - be sure you know exactly where your villa is situated, what access roads are available and the route used to travel to and from the villa. Use our map (above) to help you locate your villa and your corner of Kriti.
Book Well Ahead - especially for summer season - June July and August - villa rental in Crete is booked well in advance. Book well ahead to avoid disappontment.
Deposit – each villa rental in Crete will require a deposit with your booking.
Cancellation Fees – please check the cancellation fees when making your booking.
Insurance - We strongly recommend all those booking villas to have travel/cancellation insurance.
Payment by Credit Card – when paying for your villa rental in Crete, be aware that some services charge an extra percentage for payment by credit card. Check this as you proceed through the internet payment system.
Personal Details – ensure you are comfortable with the security of the website you are booking with as your personal details will be required to make a booking.
Late Arrival and Early Departure – again this will be best if the renters have travel insurance.
Swimming Pools – if renting outside of summer season please check beforehand as to the status of the pool, do not assume it will be open and available.
Washing Machines / Airconditioning / Heating – it is advisable to check these details before booking your villa. Each villa is different and some variations in services are found. Extra costs for heating or airconditioning may be charged, so check beforehand.
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