Villa Rental in Crete

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Looking for a quiet, self-contained villa to rent in Crete?

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.

Western Crete
Villa Petra

Located just outside of the hamlet of Maza in Chania, this villa is 7 km from Georgioupolis Beach and only 5 km from the national road.

Drive 38 km to the Old Town of Chania to explore its atmospheric historic laneways.

This villa sleeps 6 guests with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and and large open-plan modern kitchen-dining area, pool, patio, jacuzzi and tasteful country decorations. A beautifully restored traditional home, surrounded by olive groves and very private.

A Family Reunion Villa

This stylish villa with magical views is just outside of Plaka in Apokoronas in Chania, is 27 km from Chania Old Town in western Crete, and 1.6 km from the beach at Almyrida.

With 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms this spacious home accommodates 12 guests for a holiday in comfort.

Villa Markos Chara

Just 14 km to the east of Rethymnon Town in the centre of the island is the village of Asteri, set in rolling hillsides and only 11 km from from the famous Arkadi Monastery. Nearby is the village of Pangalahori. Gorges nearby to explore include Mili, Prasanos and Tsirita. The lovely beach of Stavromenos is 5 km 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.

Villa Markos Chara

The large villa of Markos Chara sleeps 10 people, perfect for a family reunion, 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.

Markos Chara - kitchen

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.

Myrtia Villa
One of the Atsipopoulo Villas

Myrtia - located close to Atsipopoulos Village and Rethymnon Town

Myrtia Villa, near the village of Atsipopoulo, sleeps eight, 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 two bathrooms, traditional stone style and features, air conditioning and quality appliances. Owners Maria and George will look after your every need.

There are two other villas welcoming eight guests each - named Elia for Olive and Rogdia for Pomegranate.

Myrtia - Beautiful stone and wood traditional architecture

Myrtia Villa is less than 1 km from Atsipopoulo and 7 km from the nearest beach, and only 5 km 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.

Eastern Crete
Carob Villa

Choose from different coves for different times of the day. This exquisitely located, private villa is perfect for a long, lazy, summer holiday for the whole family.

With 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this villa accommodates 8 guests easily with terraces and patios for outdoor dining, set in an idyllic 5 acre landscape, dotted with palm, olive, carob, lemon and orange trees, with your gardens full of blueberries, grapes and herbs.

Located 50 km from Agios Nikolaos and only 14 km from Ierapetra, you will have these vibrant towns to explore, or just laze on the beach.

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Stratos Villas

Stratos Villa in Kaloniktis near Rethymnon in Crete

Stratos Villas are located just 16 km south-east of Rethymnon town near the village of Kaloniktis only 7 km from the beach. These villas, surrounded by olive groves and gardens, are 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."

On the Map

Villa rental in Crete by location - see the interactive map below - with markers for our specially selected villas:

Family Reunion or Event Villas

View from a villa in Crete - perfect for a seaside wedding party

Large Villas - with accommodation for 8+ guests, perhaps a family reunion, special ceremony, anniversary, birthday or wedding.

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Beachside Villas in Chania

Stavros Beach, Chania

Chania - Villas by Beach - beautiful accommodaiton near to Falasarna, Elafonisi, Platanias, Stavros and Almyrida Beaches.

Rental Tips

Villa Petra near Chania

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 disappointment.

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.

Feedback & Reviews - At We Love Crete we have done our best to put renters in touch with reputable local firms with excellent service and wonderful accommodation choices for villa rental in Crete. If you have feedback, or if you are particularly happy with your experience of villa rental in Crete, please let us know via our secure contact form.

Disclaimer - We Love Crete does not rent villas and cannot be held responsible for individual decisions or transactions made from the information contained on this site about villas. We Love Crete suggest that you please ensure to double-check all details and arrangements for your own information.

Every care has been taken by We Love Crete web authors in compiling the all the information included in this web site. However, all information about the properties has been provided by the advertisers or owners  and is provided in good faith. Enhance Living Synergy will not be held liable for any errors, omissions, misunderstandings or claims arising from the advertisement or any arrangement or booking made by a guest with an advertiser.

When booking a property for a villa in Crete, we would just suggest that  you ensure all details, including booking conditions, are confirmed by e-mail or in writing with the owner.

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.

More on flights and ferries below.

Car hire in Crete is a really good idea as it is a large island 60 km by 260 km. There is so much to explore.

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