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Villa Rental in Crete

Zeus Thunderbolt Villa in Chania Crete

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

Zeus Thunderbolt Villa in Chania Crete
Zeus Thunderbolt Villa in Chania Crete
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This villa is Zeus' Thunderbolt - you will be struck by its beauty nestled in the bay with absolute beachfront. Rustic yet modern, stylish yet simple, this is coastal living at its best. Home away from home for 4 guests in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, full facilities, pool and spa. Stay home or explore the western beaches of Crete.

35 km from Kissamos and 33 km from Elafonisi Beach. Warning, you won't want to leave...

Olive & Sea Salt Villa Keramotis Beach
Olive & Sea Salt Keramotis Beach
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Olive & Sea Salt Shack - this beach shack sits right on the beach. A quiet cove, far far away from the madding crowd.

A secret hideaway for couples in the west of Crete.

Dreaming of Crete Villa - Exterior
Dreaming of Crete View with Pool
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Dreaming of Crete - this villa offers wonderful views of Kolymbari and the north coast near Chania. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and a pool, you will be more than comfortable here in the traditional yet modern Cretan home. Set in olive groves 25 km from Chania and 5 minutes to the beach at Kolymbari.

July She Will Fly Beachside Villa in Crete
July She Will Fly Beachside Villa in Crete
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July She Will Fly - a villa on the beach in between Tavronitis and Kolymbari on the north coast of Chania, ready for your lazy days by the sea. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a pool and all modern conveniences in a home that combines rustic local charm with modern style. Absolute beachfront. 24 km from the historic charming capital of Chania.

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Central Crete

Stratos Villa in Kaloniktis near Rethymnon in Crete
Stratos Villa Crete
Villa Stratos green valley

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.

Choose from 3 villas accommodating 5, 8 or 6 guests in comfort.

Whether it is walking tour or cycling in the nearby leafy paths, or hiking on the lush hills and discovering beautiful plane, oak and olive trees as well as various aromatic plants, bushes and herbs, there is plenty to do here.

A small river 100m away from Stratos Villas is a relaxing spot for watching frogs, crabs, turtles, ducks and birds or simply meditating in nature.

"Spacious villas very well located (by car), 20 minutes from the pretty coastal town of Rethymno. Impeccable amenities and cleanliness; very warm and caring welcome. The family who own the villas are very caring and discreet. A perfect stay! That and homemade local products available!"

Eastern Crete

Carob Villa has a private beach
Carob Villa Crete

Pelagaios Villas Crete

Choose from 3 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, Carob 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.

“A one in a million view of the sea and coast line, a clean, comfortable modern touch to the interiors. The feel and sound of the fresh sea breeze and immaculate view through the kitchen and bedroom were unforgettable. Enjoyed the villa and coast itself. The kitchen has everything you need. Mini mart within walking distance, free parking, beaches and towns nearby. The management was incredibly kind, hospitable and friendly to make your stay as comfortable as possible.”

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 accommodation 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.

When you book with our car rental partners - Rental Centre Crete - you are supporting a local company with excellent service and easy online booking. We are sure you will be well looked after by the team. Choose from hybrid, electric or regular vehicles.

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