Crete Holiday Rentals

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For Couples or Families

Crete Holiday Rentals - specially chosen with you and your family in mind. Are you looking for a small villa or holiday home:

  • family holiday
  • romantic holiday
  • self-catering vacation
  • rural and quiet surroundings
  • comfort and traditional style
  • authentic Cretan design?

Crete Holiday Rentals - specially chosen for couples and families - are shown below from west to east.

Holiday Rentals in Western Crete

Villa Archontaraki
Kaliviani Village

Villa Archontaraki is very central in the delightful village of KalivianiVilla Archontaraki is very central in the delightful village of Kaliviani, just like you are a local, step out into your community

Crete Holiday Rentals - within comfortable driving distance to Elafonisi Beach, Balos Lagoon and Falasarna Beach is the character-filled home of Villa Archontaraki.

Located in one of the central streets of this small village which has a good hubbub of cafes and tavernas within walking distance, this restored family mansion has its own private garden

Archontaraki Villa is a comfortable family home with expansive kitchen and dining spacesArchontaraki Villa is a comfortable family home with expansive kitchen and dining spaces

This is perfect for a large family group, accommodating 10 people in 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with a pool, jacuzzi and spacious private garden.

Find lots of outdoor space for eating meals together in the shady courtyards, by the pool with views over the Bay of Kissamos. Enjoy the elevation and expansiveness of being up high and the privacy of your own garden, yet be footsteps from local cafes and dining.

Enjoy the stone and wood traditional architecture with modern conveniences. Just 35 km from Chania town and 1 km to the nearest beach.

Explore the Chania region from this villa

Harmony Villa

Crete Holiday Rentals - create some harmony in the family in this beautiful villa in the countryside near Polemarchi in Chania.

The 4 bedroom Harmony Villa sleeps 10 guests with 5 bathrooms and loads of outdoor space, including a pizza oven, pool and children's pool. Built in the traditional country style of the region, it is splendidly designed in stone and wood.

Harmony Villa, Tavronitis, Chania, CreteEat al fresco with the family using the pizza oven

Close to the beaches of Chania's northern coast, visit Kolymbari, Maleme and Agia Marina beaches, or a little further visit Balos Lagoon and Falasarna Beach.

The town of Chania is 30 km and the airport only 39 km. In the small village of Tavronitis you will find a butcher, baker and patisserie, and local markets with fresh produce are held in Voukoulies village nearby.

Close by at Ano Vouves are some of the largest known olive trees and an Olive Museum.

Harmony Villa, western CreteHarmony Villa, just relax and enjoy the views to the sea

Holiday Rentals in Central Crete

Palio Damnoni House

Palio Damnoni House is a small traditional Cretan house located right on the beach in southern Rethymnon

Crete Holiday Rentals -  Palio Damnoni House is a small traditional Cretan house located right on the beach in southern Rethymnon. Here you will have peace and privacy, and with a vehicle you will be in short distance from Plakias Beach and other small villages with tavernas offering local food. This house was an old fishing cottage which as been renovated by the grandson of the fisherman with love.

With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this house welcomes 6 guests in modern comfort. Enjoy views from your own beach.

Located 35 km from Rethymnon town and 6 km to Plakias Beach in central Crete.

Plakias Bay in southern CretePlakias Bay in southern Crete

Vederi Estate

Vederi Estate sits just outside the small village of Prines in Crete

Vederi Estate is located in the countryside 3 km from the beach of Gerani and just 7 km from the Venetian Old Town of Rethymnon. These four  villas, made in the local stone and wood construction in traditional style, are set peacefully in an olive grove.

Set just outside of Prines village, visitors can experience Cretan food at local tavernas in that village, or visit Rethymnon for its plethora of dining and cafe choices.

Three of the villas welcome 6 guests easily and each has its own private pool, with terraces and BBQ facilities for al fresco dining.

Villa Melpomeni has 5 bedrooms, all with ensuites, and suits larger parties of 10 guests, with immaculate presentation, sea views, spa and pool.

The historic Arkadi Monastery is just 20 km away and this visit can be combined with a visit to the Amari Valley or Margarites Village for its ceramics.

Each villa at Vederi Estate has a private pool

Orelia Cretan Villas

Orelia Villas look out over the Mediterranean in southern Crete

Sitting overlooking the sea in between the village of Kamilari and the beach of Kalimaki are the Orelia Cretan Villas, in the southern Heraklion Region.

Just 2 km from the beach, 4 km from the ancient site of Phaistos and less than 2 km to the small hubbub of Kamilari with many cafes, kafenions, restaurants and tavernas, this is an ideal location from which to explore the southern central zone of Crete.

Here you can choose from 2 brand new individual natural stone villas suitable for 2 guests or 3 renovated individual natural stone villas, suitable for up to 4 visitors. A combination of villas in this same estate is perfect for your next family reunion.

Enjoy the comforts of modern life with beautifully decorated villas touched by rusticity and country life, with views over the Med and over the valley to Mt Psiloritis.

Orelia Villas are modern and comfortable

Crete Holiday Rentals in the East

Sitia Windmill

The Sitia Windmill is near the sea

The Sitia Windmill is a romantic secluded home set by the seaside. This restored old stone windmill is now a comfortable nook for the perfect holiday in the east.

With 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, this unusual holiday home welcomes 4 guests in comfort, with loads of outdoor space for meals outside and enjoying the shady verandah.

It is best to have a vehicle to make the most of this location and explore the nearby town of Sitia, the exquisite beaches including Vai Palm Beach and the historic Toplou Monastery with its wine tasting room.

Surrounded by olive groves and a lovely lush garden, this is a romantic and authentic Cretan experience, one which will contribute to your feeling of the real Crete.

The shady courtyard of the Sitia Windmill will be your second living room with views over the sea

On the Map

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Getting Here

Take a 1 hour flight from Athens to Heraklion with Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air, with many flights available per day.

Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.

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