Pool villa for up to 12 people on the north coast of Crete.1/8Unwind and relax
Crete | The beach is too full or too far away? These holiday houses all have an own pool and guarantee you an abundance of bathing fun.
Per week from USD 534show 500 offers
Pool villa for 8 people along the northern coast of Crete.2/8Ideal views
Crete | These holiday apartments and houses offer with direct sea view ideal conditions for your next Greece vacation.
Per week from USD 267show 432 offers
Stone house for 12 people located in the mountains above Rethymno3/8Constructed from old stones
Crete | Natural stone houses in an idyllic location are typical for Crete. Not only do they lend your holiday a certain charm, but they also remain conveniently cool in the summer heat
Per week from USD 419show 55 offers
Superbly furnished holiday home for up to ten people on the island of Sifnos.4/8White houses
Greece | A particular style of architecture has developed in Greece‘s island world. You‘ll find traditional whitewashed houses here – often adorned with characteristic blue door and window frames.
Per week from USD 338show 30 offers
You’ll find a beautiful holiday apartment above this little beach in Kiveri on the Peloponnese.5/8The beach in front of the doorstep
Greece | A vacation in Greece is always the best if the next beach is not too far away. Whether on one of the many islands or on the mainland these holiday houses are only 100 metres away from the sea.
Per week from USD 290show 587 offers
An atraveo customer wrote "This holiday home is beautiful." about this house for 5 people on Corfu.6/8Affordable quality
Greek | Great holiday for not much money? No problem. Here we offer you a selection of holiday apartments and houses that are not expensive and at the same time have been rated very good by other travellers.
Per week from USD 275show 12 offers
An infinity pool with a sea view awaits you at this villa for up to 8 people on Corfu.7/8Swim into the horizon
Greece | The low edge of the infinity pool makes it seem as though you can swim directly into the landscape.
Per week from USD 974show 15 offers
Vacation in a holiday home on Crete
Crete, the largest Greek island is valued both for its natural beauty and remarkable history. From Minoan palaces to Byzantine monasteries and from the isolated caves to the palm fringed beaches, Crete has every ingredient to fascinate a discerning traveller. Choose from the holiday homes on Crete offering spectacular views of the mountain ranges and dramatic gorges or book one of the pretty holiday rentals on the beachfront.
When to visit Crete and things to do
The best time to take a vacation in a holiday home in Crete is during May. It’s the ideal month for swimming and the mountains come alive with vibrant wildflowers. Rent holiday apartments way in advance if you plan a July or August visit. The best holiday homes are quickly booked up during these months making holiday houses hard to come by.
Walking tours of Crete are highly recommended and kayaking is an interesting way of getting around the island. Scuba diving and snorkelling can be enjoyed at the nearby island of Karavos, ideally during Spring and Autumn. The ancient palaces of Knossos and Mallia are a must visit for history lovers. So is the port of Hania in West Crete, which is reminiscent of its beautiful Venetian heritage. Hiking and trekking along the mountains and gorges are very popular here to destinations such as Lefka Ori, Dikti Mountain and Samaria Gorge.
Where to stay in Crete
Good value holiday apartments are mostly located in the inland villages and along the southern shoreline. For sun and sand, retreating to the holiday houses on the north coast is ideal. Crete’s capital city, Iraklio, with its round the clock party culture is also a great place to find holiday rentals. Kalamaki is also a popular destination.