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Fri, 04/09 - Fri, 04/16
Apartment for 4 people, with balcony and pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 592ft², 3.7mi to the beach
4.8
63 reviews

7 nights
$518

$781-34%
Fri, 04/09 - Fri, 04/16
Apartment for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 900yd to the beach
4.7
228 reviews

7 nights
$410

$432-5%
Fri, 04/09 - Fri, 04/16
Villa for 2 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 484ft², 400yd to the beach
4.9
23 reviews

7 nights
$1,312

$1,584-17%

Vacation Rentals in Crete

Villa for 5 people, with garden and pool
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,130ft², 1.1mi to the beach
South Crete

from
$122
per night

Villa for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,260ft², 1mi to the beach
3.2
2 reviews
Apokoronas, North Crete

from
$158
per night

Villa for 14 people, with terrace and pool
14 pers., 6 bedrooms, 2,368ft², 20yd to the beach
4.8
2 reviews
Rethymnon, North Crete

from
$210
per night

Villa for 8 people, with pool and garden
8 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2,583ft², 1.1mi to the beach
5.0
4 reviews
Rethymnon, North Crete

from
$142
per night

Vacation house for 8 people, with pool and garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 3,122ft², 350yd to the beach
Hersonissos, North Crete

from
$183
per night

Vacation house for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 484ft², 750yd to the beach
4.5
2 reviews
Sitia, North Crete

from
$64
per night

Vacation apartment for 3 people, with pool and garden
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 431ft², 600yd to the beach
4.6
60 reviews
Agios Nikolaos, North Crete

from
$84
per night

Villa for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,227ft², 1.4mi to the beach
Rethymnon, North Crete

from
$112
per night

Vacation apartment for 2 people, with pool and garden, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 20yd to the beach
4.7
7 reviews
Hersonissos, North Crete

from
$79
per night

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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

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

from
$132
per night

Vacation house for 4 people, with terrace, with pets
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 538ft², 0.8mi to the beach
4.7
57 reviews
Sitia, North Crete

from
$78
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with jacuzzi and balcony
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,206ft², 500yd to the beach
5.0
1 review
South Crete

from
$133
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Villa for 9 people, with pool and garden
9 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,615ft², 3.5mi to the beach
4.9
12 reviews
South Crete

from
$148
per night

Villa for 6 people, with garden and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 861ft², 600yd to the beach
2.0
1 review
Malevizi, North Crete

from
$154
per night

Villa for 8 people, with view and pool as well as garden, child-friendly
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 3,122ft², 350yd to the beach
Hersonissos, North Crete

from
$253
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Villa for 4 people, with pool and balcony
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 650yd to the beach
Hersonissos, North Crete

from
$72
per night

Vacation house for 7 people, with garden
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 861ft², 90yd to the beach
5.0
4 reviews
Chania, North Crete

from
$158
per night

Villa for 6 people, with balcony and pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,292ft², 2.4mi to the beach
5.0
2 reviews
Rethymnon, North Crete

from
$158
per night

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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 3,623
Internet 5,726
Pet allowed 1,379
Balcony/Terrace 4,867
TV 5,251
Air conditioning 5,701
Garden 2,280
Parking 4,953
Washing machine 4,975

Popular Destinations in Crete

Prices and availability

Prices

February
March
April
May
June
$249
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$167 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$165 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$168 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$172 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$183 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$188 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$175 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$174 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$179 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$180 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$193 per night
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$200 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$195 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$198 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$203 per night
May 01 - May 08
$203 per night
May 08 - May 15
$205 per night
May 15 - May 22
$208 per night
May 22 - May 29
$216 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$224 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$227 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$233 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$239 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$249 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

February
March
April
May
June
75 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
46 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
48 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
48 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
49 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
49 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
48 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
48 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
53 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
53 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
55 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
56 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
71 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
73 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
73 %
Apr 24 - May 01
72 %
May 01 - May 08
75 %
May 08 - May 15
74 %
May 15 - May 22
73 %
May 22 - May 29
71 %
May 29 - Jun 05
68 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
70 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
70 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
70 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
69 %
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 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?

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