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Fabulous Crete villas for Aegean adventures

Greece’s largest island is a wonderland of rich mythology and history, stunning landscapes, and unforgettable Aegean beaches. Enormous mountains run down the center of the island like a great spine, dividing it in two. Long, hot summers and mild, pleasant winters bring visitors in every season, and traditional villages, perfect beaches, and fantastic food keep tourists coming back year after year.

Embark upon your own Aegean odyssey in one of our Crete villas. Our range of stunning properties consists of sprawling, opulent manor homes complete with a decadent interior design and luxurious infinity pools overlooking the endless ocean, to family-friendly villas where even the littlest of your tribe are certain to have the time of their lives. Some of these homes are even located on the shore, so you won’t have to go far before your toes can sink into warm sand!

Every need and desire has been carefully considered in our range of Crete properties, so you can get on with enjoying a perfect vacation.

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Crete villa rentals on the beach

As a long and thin island, Crete has miles upon miles of coastline. And, being nestled deep in the Mediterranean sea, the climate is absolutely stunning. Greece offers some of the most picture-perfect beaches in Europe, and Crete is no exception. Pristine shores, unusual rocky formations, and ample opportunity for snorkeling makes this island a top destination for many every summer. But what’s better than a day trip to a Cretan beach? Renting a villa right next to a Crete beach! Some of our Crete vacation rentals are located within moments of a stunning beach, so you can have a truly glorious Greek vacation.

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Beautiful Crete villas to rent with a pool

If you want to really experience the beauty of the Cretan sunshine, why not do so from the comfort of your private, beautifully designed pool? From traditional pools the whole family can enjoy, to swimming pools with incredible ocean-views, you could spend hours basking in the heat and taking in the scenery. Swim a few laps or simply float on your back and take in the incredible blue of the sky – the choice is yours when you book a vacation in one of our Crete villas for rent with a pool. 

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Where is Crete?

Crete is an island located in the Mediterranean in Southern Europe. One of the large collection of Greek islands, it lies close to Mainland Greece and Turkey. Directly East from Crete is Cyprus, and if you traveled East, you would come across Malta, which sits just underneath Sicily in Italy.

How big is Crete?

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and the 5th largest out of all Mediterranean islands, with a total landmass of 8,450 kilometers squared. As well as having the largest landmass of all the Greek islands, it is also the most heavily populated, with a total of 600,000 living on this sunny haven. 

How to get to Crete?

The easiest way to get to Crete is to catch a flight that goes directly to the island. It is quite a popular destination, so flights are frequent and plentiful. If you don’t want to fly, it is also possible to catch a ferry from Athens on the Greek mainland, and travel across the Mediterranean sea. 

What is the closest airport to Crete, Greece?

Crete has several of its own airports on the island, so you can fly directly there from some destinations. The two main airports are located just outside the island’s capital, Heraklion, in the North of the island, which most flights are likely to come in and out of, with another airport further West in the popular city of Chania.

How far is Crete from Athens?

Crete is an island located to the South of the Greek mainland, where Athens resides. A flight between the two will take just under an hour, whereas if you would like to sail across the Mediterranean, the journey can take anywhere between 6.5 hours on the high speed ferry, and 17 hours. In terms of physical distance, you would need to cover just under 400 kilometers to get between the two.  

How long should I spend on Crete?

Crete is absolutely jam-packed full of stunning scenery, incredibly old architecture and archaeological sites, and breath-taking beaches. You could very comfortably spend weeks exploring every corner of the island and making the most of your vacation. However, if you want to go for a week or so, you may not be able to see everything Crete has to offer, but you will be able to get a very good taste of the culture and atmosphere. No matter how long you are going to Crete, the best way to make sure you make the most of your time is to make a list of everything you want to see on the island, and organize your days so you can tick off as many as possible.

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With over 100,000 happy guests every year and international media writing about our incredible homes and service, you can book your next stay with us with total confidence.

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