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Popular Accommodations in Crete

Villa for 8 people, with pool and garden
Rethymnon, North Crete
from
$126per night
Villa for 8 people, with pool and garden
4.2
13 reviews
Apokoronas, North Crete
from
$140per night
Apartment for 2 people, with balcony
Viannos, South Crete
from
$45per night
Villa for 5 people, with pool
5 pers., 3 bedrooms, 150yd to the beach
Agios Nikolaos, North Crete
from
$1,384per night
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 550yd to the beach
2.6
1 review
Ierapetra, South Crete
from
$78per night
Apartment for 6 people, with jacuzzi and garden
5.0
11 reviews
Mylopotamos, North Crete
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$70per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with pool and garden
Hersonissos, North Crete
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$90per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with garden
5.0
3 reviews
Rethymnon, North Crete
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$88per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with view and garden as well as pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,432ft², 300yd to the beach
Bali (Crete), North Crete
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$269per night
Vacation house for 9 people, with balcony and pool
9 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,153ft², 0.7mi to the beach
Malevizi, North Crete
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$64per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden and pool
4.4
74 reviews
Chania, North Crete
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$62per night
Villa for 8 people, with pool and garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,099ft², 0.9mi to the beach
5.0
16 reviews
Agios Nikolaos, North Crete
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$276per night
Villa for 5 people, with garden and pool
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,292ft², 2.6mi to the beach
5.0
2 reviews
Chania, North Crete
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$105per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace and balcony as well as jacuzzi
Platanias, North Crete
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$83per night
Vacation house for 5 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 350yd to the beach
5.0
2 reviews
Sitia, North Crete
from
$111per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people, with pool and garden
Ierapetra, South Crete
from
$73per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden, child-friendly
4.7
27 reviews
Rethymnon, North Crete
from
$75per night
Villa for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 753ft², 1.8mi to the beach
4.3
9 reviews
Kamilari, South Crete
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$59per night
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Highlights in Crete

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

Most popular in Crete

Pool 4,184
Internet 6,671
Pet allowed 1,201
Balcony/Terrace 5,642
TV 6,294
Air conditioning 6,562
Garden 4,262
Parking 5,762
Washing machine 5,764

Popular Destinations in Crete

Prices and availability

Prices

April
May
June
July
August
September
$246
Mar 28 - Apr 04
$116 per night
Apr 04 - Apr 11
$125 per night
Apr 11 - Apr 18
$139 per night
Apr 18 - Apr 25
$145 per night
Apr 25 - May 02
$153 per night
May 02 - May 09
$154 per night
May 09 - May 16
$153 per night
May 16 - May 23
$156 per night
May 23 - May 30
$160 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$165 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$173 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$180 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$186 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$196 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$215 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$233 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$241 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$246 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$245 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$245 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$246 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$243 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$230 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$204 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

April
May
June
July
August
September
67 %
Mar 28 - Apr 04
52 %
Apr 04 - Apr 11
60 %
Apr 11 - Apr 18
59 %
Apr 18 - Apr 25
61 %
Apr 25 - May 02
60 %
May 02 - May 09
66 %
May 09 - May 16
67 %
May 16 - May 23
63 %
May 23 - May 30
57 %
May 30 - Jun 06
56 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
57 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
56 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
56 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
55 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
54 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
52 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
51 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
49 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
49 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
50 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
54 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
61 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
65 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
65 %
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.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals in Crete

How much do you pay on average for vacation rentals in Crete?

Crete is one of the regions in Greece, which is the cheapest. The overnight stay there costs on average $130.22 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Crete?

If you want to make the most of your money, the cheapest months to visit Crete are March ($101.36 the average per night for accommodation), April ($104.97), and May ($109.18).

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Crete?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in Crete, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of August (with an average of $183.91 per night), followed by July ($169.02), and September ($149.16).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Crete?

When going on vacation to Crete, we recommend you to think ahead as 52% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

March, April and May are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations free, with respective average availability figures of 67.5%, 57.25%, and 56.75%.

Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals??

The accommodations in Crete reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 25.8%. The second most requested month is July, with 30.75%, and third is September with 41%.

Are there many rentals in Crete?

Holidu offers around 12000 accommodations in Crete from 37 different providers, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!

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