Villas in Crete

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For Groups or Families

Villas in Crete - specially chosen with your family event in mind. Are you looking for a large villa or adjacent villas for a:

  • family reunion
  • large family gathering
  • holiday with the extended family
  • special event like a commitment ceremony
  • or an anniversary celebration
  • or wedding accommodation?

Villas in Crete - specially chosen for family groups are shown below from west to east.

More Villas in Crete

Villas in Western Crete

Mouri Villas

Elafonisi Beach with unique pink sandElafonisi Beach with unique pink sand

Villas in Crete
- within comfortable driving distance to Elafonisi Beach, in the south-west of Crete, are Mouri Villas. This settlement consists of a renovated 1 bedroom house from the 18th Century and a 3 bedroom modern home in traditional style.

This is perfect for a large family group, accommodating 8 people in 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with a pool and jacuzzi.

Find lots of outdoor space for eating meals together in the shady courtyards, by the pool with views over green hills. Enjoy the elevation and expansiveness of being up high and taking in the fresh country air.

Enjoy the stone and wood traditional architecture with modern conveniences. Just 43 km from Chania town and 8 km to the nearest beach.

Explore the Chania region from this villa.

Platanos Villas

Falasarna Beach is a wide sandy beachFalasarna Beach is a wide sandy beach

Villas in Crete
- sitting 6 km inland from Falasarna Beach and slightly elevated, these two villas can accommodate a large family gathering, with up to 16 people in 2 villas with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms each.

Located near the small town of Kissamos and the capital of this region, the picturesque Venetian town of Chania, these villas allow for relaxed private time, whilst providing a great location for beach exploration, cultural tours and mountain walks.

Platanos Villas are newly built in the traditional island style, meaning lots of wide open spaces of stone and wood, chunky rustic wooden beams, open fireplaces and plenty of room for family meals dotted about the place.

Enjoy the cool flagstones and air conditioning or laze by the pool. The villas are near to several local tavernas with fresh seafood.

Harmony Villa

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

This 4 bedroom 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 spendidly designed in stone and wood.

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.

Villas in Crete
Penelope Villa

The stunning landscape of Stavros Beach in CreteThe stunning landscape of Stavros Beach in Crete

Villas in Crete - Stavros Beach (pictured above) is a stunning landscape with a sandy beach only 15 km from Chania town in the west of Crete. This beach was the wild location for the filming of the dance of Zorba the Greek.

Within minutes of the international airport and Chania's ferry port at Souda Bay, this villa makes a wonderful easy location for your family reunion.

This villa accommodates 12 people with 6 rooms and 4 bathrooms. Laze away your days by the sea and pool, soaking in the colours blue, blue and blue. Visit the little cove of Tersanas Beach, find plenty of tavernas and cafes at Stavros Beach and in Chania town.

Villas in Central Crete

Stavromenos Villa

Villas in Crete - in the peaceful village of Stavromenos is this traditional village-style cluster of homes making an impressive villa with accommodation for 12 guests in 4 bedrooms and with 7 bathrooms.

Located 25 km from Rethymnon town with its characteristic Venetian Old Town and Old Harbour with seafood restaurants and seaside cafes, there is plenty to explore all around the Rethymnon region, including many fine beaches.

Visit the nearby village of Margarites and the historic Arkadi Monastery.

These lovely village homes date from the beginning of the 19th Century and have been lovingly restored and modernised to cater for your family's holiday comforts.

Relax in one of the many courtyards or by the pool, or around the outdoor ovens. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a rural setting, surrounded by olive groves.

Stavromenos Villa near Rethymnon in Crete is surrounded by olive grovesStavromenos Villa near Rethymnon in Crete is surrounded by olive groves

Orelia Villa

Matala Beach is famous for its chalky sandstone promontory with ancient cavesMatala Beach is famous for its chalky sandstone promontory with ancient caves

Matala Beach
is located on the south coast of Heraklion 75 km from the capital Heraklion town and just 71 km from the international airport.

This unique sandy beach has plenty of atmosphere, scenery and history, as well as clear, clear waters and loads of water activities. Known for its caves which date back to ancient times, it also has a very distinct and beautiful peninsula jutting into the bay.

The calm waters are perfect for swimmers and snorkellers of all ages. Scuba diving and boat trips are available and the tight cove is ringed by tavernas and cafes.

Orelia Villa in southern Heraklion overlooks the sea

Villas in Crete - Orelia Villa is just outside the village of Kamilari overlooking the Libyan Sea. With adjacent villas and apartments you can accommodate your extended family with various combinations, with the friendly help of Voula and her family.

Explore the Heraklion region; visit Matala, Kommos, Kokkinos Pirgos and Red Beaches nearby. This villa is also close to the ancient sites of Phaistos, Gortyna and Agia Triada.

Thalori Village

The whole village of Thalori can be rented for a large group, with over 20 beautifully renovated houses to choose fromThe whole village of Thalori can be rented for a large group, with over 20 beautifully renovated houses to choose from

The Thalori Retreat is set is the village of Kapetaniana in the Asterousia Mountains of southern Heraklion. The village is 64 km from Heraklion town and from the international airport.

This stunning high mountain location is a unique and traditional choice for your event or seminar, or indeed a large extended family gathering.

Of course, relaxing away from everywhere in Crete, still means exquisite hospitality and friendliness, and wonderful food!

The beauty of choosing this retreat is that the taverna operates all year round, providing the quintessential local cuisine in time-honoured tasty volumes, and plenty of atmosphere and conviviality to compliment the meal and complete the mood.

Villas in the East
Almond Tree Villas

Villas in Crete
- these exquisite villas will be your family reunion solution. Combine 1, 2 or 3 villas together to fit everybody close, yet with 'sanity' space between each home.

Elounda Villa sleeps 10, whilst the other two Almond Tree Villas sleep 6 and 4 respectively.

Various combinations of bedrooms and bathrooms are available and all have access to a pool and gardens, excellent quality of amenities including BBQ areas, patios, terraces, kitchens, air-conditioning and sun lounges.

These villas are best accessed with a vehicle as the nearest beach is 20 minutes away, at Elounda Beach.

Explore the Lasithi region from this location.

Eleon Villa

Villas in Crete
- this contemporary styled villa sits high on the hill overlooking the stunningly beautiful bay of Elounda, and features 4 bedrooms welcoming 16 guests easily, in style. Allow your guests to relax under one roof, whilst being perfectly situated to explore the island or attend your special event.

The character-filled design gives many opportunities to take in the magnificent view, as does the infinity pool. Stay minutes from Elounda Village and Elounda Beach and 10 km from the vibrant town of Agios Nikolaos in eastern Crete.

Eleon Villa near Elounda, Crete

With 4 bedrooms in the main villa and a separate suite, there is plenty of privacy and roominess in this spacious, modern, stylish villa near one of the most cosmopolitan holiday villages on Crete.

Elounda Beach is less than 3 km from Eleon VillaElounda Beach is less than 3 km from Eleon Villa

Carob Villas

Villas in Crete
- what could be better than your own private beach with a large property and two villas? Each villa has its own privacy, and there are plenty of outdoor areas to gather for meals and parties, or stroll down for picnics at the three cove beaches with clear waters.

Located just outside Makrigialos in south-eastern Crete, these villas are a unique find, set amongst tranquil gardens overlooking the sea.

Your private beach at Carob Villa, CreteYour private beach at Carob Villa, Crete

Carob Villa accommodates 8 guests in 3 bedrooms with four bathrooms, whilst on the same property, Villa Kali Skia welcomes 6 guests in 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Idyllic waterfront living with privacy and luscious gardens, these two villas rented together will accommodate 14 guests.

Agia Fotia Beach is less than 3 km from Carob Villa.Agia Fotia Beach is less than 3 km from Carob Villa

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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.

More on flights and ferries below.

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