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Sun, 08/01 - Sat, 08/07
$710-21%

6 nights
$561

Apartment for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 900yd to the beach
4.7
(228 reviews)
Sat, 06/12 - Sat, 06/19
$3,704-15%

7 nights
$3,166

Vacation rental for 12 people, with pool
12 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2,260ft², 1.8mi to the beach
4.7
(31 reviews)
Sun, 08/01 - Sat, 08/07
$988-10%

6 nights
$886

Vacation rental for 3 people
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 0.7mi to the beach
4.9
(145 reviews)

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$92
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 850ft², 200yd to the beachFREE cancellation
5.0

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$93
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Vacation rental for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 215ft², 20yd to the beachFREE cancellation
3.8
(10 reviews)

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$77
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Vacation rental for 5 people, with garden and pool
5 pers., 1 bedroom, 861ft², 2.1mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.4
(35 reviews)
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$120
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Vacation rental for 5 people, with garden and pool
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,130ft², 1.1mi to the beachFREE cancellation
1.3

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$294
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with view and garden as well as pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,432ft², 300yd to the beach

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$155
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Vacation rental for 8 people, with pool and garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,260ft², 1mi to the beachFREE cancellation
3.7
(4 reviews)

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$139
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with pool and garden
8 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2,583ft², 1.1mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.9
(10 reviews)

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$249
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with garden and view as well as pool
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 3,122ft², 350yd to the beach

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$82
per night

Vacation apartment for 3 people, with garden and pool
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 431ft², 600yd to the beach
4.6
(65 reviews)

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$152
per night

Vacation rental for 7 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden, with pets
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,076ft², 1.2mi to the beach
4.5
(4 reviews)

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$109
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden and pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,227ft², 1.4mi to the beachFREE cancellation

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$200
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Vacation rental for 10 people, with pool
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,153ft², 1.3mi to the beachFREE cancellation
5.0
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$130
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with children pool and garden as well as pool, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 538ft², 800yd to the beach
4.9
(3 reviews)

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$95
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 646ft²
4.5

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$536
per night

Vacation rental for 9 people, with terrace
9 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,991ft², 2.9mi to the beachFREE cancellation
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Vacation Rentals with Pool
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$106
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 861ft², 600yd to the beach
2.0

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$42
per night

Apartment for 2 people, with pool and garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 215ft², 1.6mi to the beach

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$115
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,399ft², 3.1mi to the beach
4.7
(30 reviews)
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$102
per night

Vacation rental for 5 people, with garden
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 40yd to the beach
5.0
(9 reviews)

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$54
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 538ft², 250yd to the beach

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$36
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Apartment for 2 people, with view and terrace
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 900yd to the beachFREE cancellation
4.7
(228 reviews)
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Map

Highlights Crete

  • Temples and palaces
  • Pretty cities with a historic city centre
  • Boat trips and hikes
  • Lake Kournas
  • Renaissance festival

Most popular in Crete

Pool 912
Internet 1,233
Balcony/Terrace 1,102
TV 1,192
Air conditioning 1,224
Garden 979
Parking 1,072
Washing machine 1,055
Heating 872

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Prices and availability

Prices

May
June
July
August
September
$287
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$189 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$187 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$189 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$191 per night
May 01 - May 08
$193 per night
May 08 - May 15
$197 per night
May 15 - May 22
$199 per night
May 22 - May 29
$207 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$217 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$221 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$226 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$231 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$240 per night
Jul 03 - Jul 10
$260 per night
Jul 10 - Jul 17
$273 per night
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$279 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$281 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$282 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$285 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$287 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$285 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$277 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$255 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$239 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

May
June
July
August
September
86 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
73 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
77 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
78 %
Apr 24 - May 01
78 %
May 01 - May 08
86 %
May 08 - May 15
86 %
May 15 - May 22
86 %
May 22 - May 29
84 %
May 29 - Jun 05
82 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
83 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
82 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
81 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
81 %
Jul 03 - Jul 10
82 %
Jul 10 - Jul 17
80 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
82 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
81 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
80 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
80 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
81 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
82 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
83 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
84 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
83 %
Percentage of available rentals

Apartments in Crete

On the Greek island really relax

Most holiday accommodation on Crete can be found in the coastal regions of the island, not far from beautiful beaches and secluded bays. You have the choice between a holiday apartment in a town or city centre or completely in a rural location. There, however, the availability of a car is worthwhile in order to be able to drive shortly to the shopping or to excursions in the next village.

From simple cabins to exclusive luxury apartments

The selection of vacation rentals on Crete is correspondingly large due to its popularity as a holiday destination. Here you will find the right accommodation for every taste, such as a cosy stone farmhouse or a magnificent villa overlooking the sea. In the town centres and on the beaches there are many apartment complexes, where you will also find a pool. A very special way to reside is to have your own boat, with which you can also sail to the neighbouring islands at any time.

The holiday apartment with the extra portion of service

Tourism plays an important role for the islanders, which is why they are happy to meet you locally to fulfil your wishes. Many landlords offer an included breakfast to the apartment and pick you up if desired from the airport or the ferry. You can also rent a bicycle from some family-friendly providers and use the playground in front of the house.

Holidays in Crete

Location and orientation

Holidays on the island

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. The municipality also includes a number of neighbouring islands, which is why Crete is also a group of islands. Here you can swim in the sea along a coast more than a thousand kilometres long.

Discover varied landscapes

The northeast coast is the tourist centre of the island, where you will find many pretty villages and numerous shops, restaurants and bars. The Lassithi plateau spreads in the southeastern part of the island. There are important archaeological sites and secluded beaches. Rustic villages and nature-protected beaches lie predominantly on the southwest coast. The northwest is considered the green lung of Crete, where you will find endemic plants, deep gorges, small fishing villages and crystal clear sea.

Big cities and how to get there

Crete has several major cities, the capital of which is Heraklion. In addition there are the cities Chania in the west, Rethymnon with Venetian old town, Sitia on the east coast, Agios Nikolaos as well as Ierapetra and Kastelli-Kissamos. The best way to reach the island is by direct flight from Germany, or with a stop in Athens. Those who want to reach the island by car take the ferry from Pireas in Athens, which takes about nine and a half hours to get to Crete.

Cave of Psychro
Cave of Psychro

Things to know

The sunniest island in the Mediterranean region

The even Mediterranean climate gives the islanders of Crete around 300 days of sunshine a year. In summer the days are hot and dry, but in winter it is mild and rainy. There may even be snow in the high mountain ranges.

Experience folklore

Musically Crete has a speciality to offer. Because folk music has its very own direction and is shaped above all by instruments such as the lyre, the bouzouki and the laouto. You can enjoy this Cretan form of music in the taverns, which are played by live musicians.

Varied landscapes for hiking

The Samariá Gorge is a protected national park and can only be discovered on foot. There is also a 14-kilometre route from the Omalós plateau at Xilóskalo, through dense forests, past steep cliffs, through the village of Samariá and the "Iron Gate" to the end of Agía Rouméli, along with many other hiking trails.

Crete was inhabited more than 8,000 years ago. However, human inhabitants left their traces on the island 130,000 years ago. Therefore Crete is rich in archaeological sites and excavation sites.

Top 5 travel tips

Crete Windmill
Crete Windmill
1. Visit one of the most beautiful palaces in the world

According to legend, King Minos, the husband of the Phoenician princess Europa and the son of Zeus, once lived in the palace of Knossós, which was built around 1,900 BC. At the place where the palace ruins stand today, there were already first settlers around 5,700 BC. The impressive ensemble was destroyed by an earthquake two hundred years after its construction, which is why only the remains can still be seen today.

2. The old harbour of Knossos

The Minoan port city of Amnissos and the port of the same name have already been mentioned in several legends. It is said that the ships of Ulysses and Theseus docked in the harbour. Today you can visit the re-discovered harbour with its ruins and the buildings used at that time and let yourself be carried away into a bygone time, full of ancient legends and stories.

3. Go on excursions by boat

Many places on Crete offer different ship trips and boat tours, for example to the turquoise lagoon Balos in the west of Crete. Excursions start in the west of the island, from Kastelli. You can also reach a Venetian fort by boat. The tours start in Kolimbari and lead to the tip of the Gramvousa peninsula.

4. Collect wonderful impressions at the freshwater lake

The only natural freshwater lake on the island is Lake Kournas near Georgioupoli. It serves as a natural habitat for snakes, water turtles and a wide variety of dragonflies. Rent a pedal boat and explore the lake area. However, due to the calcareous rock of the mountains, the water is alkaline and feels soapy.

5. Experience parades and festivals live

On Crete pompous celebrations with splendid parades are held above all to the holidays. Such events can be experienced mainly on 25 March, 28 October and 9 November, the national holidays of Crete. In addition, there are festivals on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday and Christmas. The Renaissance festival in Rethymnon, which is always held in July, is particularly worth seeing.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Crete

How much do the vacation rentals in Crete cost on average?

We can see from our data that Crete has an average price of $186.48 per night, a relatively high one for a region in Greece.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Crete?

According to our 2020 data, the months with the most reduced prices in Crete are March, February and December, with average prices of $137.76, $140.42, and $161.99, respectively.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Crete go up the most?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Crete, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, July, August and June, with average prices per night of $256.09, $249.93, and $207.2, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Crete?

To plan your trip to Crete, you don't have to be organized far in advance. It has a high annual average availability of 56%, which leaves room for spontaneity!

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

In 2020, the months with the most vacation rentals available of the year in Crete were June, May and October, with average availabilities of 67.5%, 67.2%, and 60.4%, respectively.

When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Crete?

According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Crete are, in order, August (with 41.8% of available rentals), December (49%), and February (50.4%).

How many rentals are there in Crete?

In Crete we work with 37 different providers to give you a choice of 12000 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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