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Sun, 07/25 - Sun, 08/01
$465-17%

7 nights
$386

Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 538ft², 200yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
3.8
(55 reviews)
Mon, 06/06 - Mon, 06/13
$1,485-8%

7 nights
$1,370

Vacation rental for 3 people, with garden
3 pers., 1 bathroom, 398ft², 30yd to the beach
5.0
(5 reviews)
Sun, 07/25 - Sun, 08/01
$487-20%

7 nights
$388

Bed and breakfast for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 1.1mi to the beach
4.5
(5 reviews)

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$151
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with terrace, with pets
6 pers., 3 bedrooms

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$118
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with balcony
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1mi to the beach
FREE cancellation

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$176
per night

Vacation rental for 5 people, with ocean view and garden as well as pool, child-friendly
5 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 861ft², 450yd to the beach

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$200
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Vacation rental for 8 people, with jacuzzi and balcony as well as pool, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4.3mi to the beach
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$81
per night

Vacation rental for 5 people
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 807ft², 3.2mi to the beach
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$306
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4mi to the beach
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$629
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Vacation rental for 7 people, with pool and ocean view as well as garden
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,292ft², 1.2mi to the beach
FREE cancellation

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$69
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with terrace, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 3.3mi to the beach

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$382
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden and pool as well as ocean view
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1.8mi to the beach
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$573
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2mi to the beach
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$1,176
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 350yd to the beach

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$101
per night

Vacation rental for 5 people, with pets
5 pers., 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 603ft², 0.8mi to the beach
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$728
per night

Vacation rental for 14 people, with pool
14 pers., 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,382ft², 30yd to the beach

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$245
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with balcony
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,830ft², 3.1mi to the beach
FREE cancellation

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$38
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden and pool as well as view, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 377ft², 250yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.6
(206 reviews)
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$388
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with ocean view
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,292ft², 0.6mi to the beach
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$94
per night

Vacation rental for 3 people, with balcony
3 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 915ft², 400yd to the beach
FREE cancellation

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$73
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with balcony
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 0.6mi to the beach
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Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning
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$376
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2mi to the beach

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$489
per night

Vacation rental for 11 people, with garden
11 pers., 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 0.7mi to the beach

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$36
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Vacation rental for 5 people, with balcony and view, child-friendly
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 4.8mi to the beach
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4.2
(19 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 3,205
Internet 5,418
Pets allowed 1,462
Balcony/Terrace 4,513
TV 5,060
Air conditioning 5,375

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Prices and availability

Prices

August
September
October
November
December
$282
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$275 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$278 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$280 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$281 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$282 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$281 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$271 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$251 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$238 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$232 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$223 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$212 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$206 per night
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$207 per night
Oct 23 - Oct 30
$208 per night
Oct 30 - Nov 06
$198 per night
Nov 06 - Nov 13
$183 per night
Nov 13 - Nov 20
$175 per night
Nov 20 - Nov 27
$166 per night
Nov 27 - Dec 04
$160 per night
Dec 04 - Dec 11
$168 per night
Dec 11 - Dec 18
$176 per night
Dec 18 - Dec 25
$175 per night
Dec 25 - Jan 01
$188 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

August
September
October
November
December
69 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
28 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
26 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
24 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
22 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
25 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
34 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
45 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
49 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
51 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
54 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
56 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
61 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
61 %
Oct 16 - Oct 23
62 %
Oct 23 - Oct 30
69 %
Oct 30 - Nov 06
63 %
Nov 06 - Nov 13
62 %
Nov 13 - Nov 20
60 %
Nov 20 - Nov 27
60 %
Nov 27 - Dec 04
56 %
Dec 04 - Dec 11
56 %
Dec 11 - Dec 18
55 %
Dec 18 - Dec 25
53 %
Dec 25 - Jan 01
53 %
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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