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VILLAS AND APARTMENTS TO RENT IN CRETE, GREECE.

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Litsarda, Chania, Crete - 3 Bedroom Villa to rent Sleeps 6 - Rent from 695 GBP week
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Chania, Crete - 4 Bedroom Villa to rent Sleeps 8 - Rent from 250 Euros night


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Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Crete, Greece.

Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands, and one of the most diverse. It is comprised of huge mountains, sprawling coastlines with soft, golden sands with rocky outcrops and hidden caves and coves, alongside the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its large history it has a distinct look, with Venetian Castles and attractions that date back to the Minoan Civilization, such as the fascinating Palace of Knossos. With several mountains there are plenty of amazing vistas to see, adding themselves a unique look with the way they form a continuous chain across the island. Surrounding Crete are several small islands such as Gavdos and Dia, which ferries frequently travel to and from making for an interesting day out.

Due to Crete’s lovely climate, fresh fruit is always available. With their Vineyards they make their own special wines, not available anywhere else in the world. With such a diverse island there is plenty to do, whether alone or with family, to add to your experience. From fishing trips, to hiking one of several mountains or visiting the zoo. Just walking through the land and seeing the Gorges and many hidden lakes can offer you a truly unforgettable experience, seeing the many villages, castles and ruins scattered throughout the island. With the many marinas and ports available, ferries are always available for day trips to some of the smaller islands nearby, some populated, others unpopulated and fairly untouched.

For families there is the Limnoupolis waterpark, zoos and Crete aquarium. For adults Night Cruises are available, with various forms of entertainment on board. If you're up for travelling, there are many things to see whilst out, whether climbing up on of the many mountains and seeing the fantastic views it offers or visiting the Mountaineering and Skiing club of Iraklio. If you can get there early to avoid the crowds, the Samaria Gorge is a popular place to visit, with its wild flowers and resident mountain goats living along the ten mile long gorge, thought to be Europe’s longest. With the many hills and mountains, mountain biking is fairly common and could offer a nice day out.

Crete’s beaches have a lot to offer to, with various watersports being readily available. Whether pedal boat, canoes and kayaks, jet skiing, wind surfing and even parasailing. There are glass bottom boats and cruises available as tours from many of the marinas. On the eastern side of Crete there is a palm tree beach, whilst heading south will offer many more caves and coves.

One place to visit would be Knossos, thought to be the labyrinth with the Minotaur that was slain by Anthenian hero Theseus.

Scuba Diving is also quite popular, as there are groups to tour with to see the famous Sunken City of Olous, with many new things being found each day. You could also visit the Crete aquarium, being of the biggest of its kind, housing sharks and small, colourful creatures. The Matala Caves is unique, lying to the south of Phaestos, having many man made caves carved into the cliffs. The caves, carved in almost two thousand years ago to be Roman Tombs, still remain today with dozens of them covering the sandstone cliffs.

Most ancient ruins on Crete are Minoan in origin, Ancient Lato is one of the few that aren't. Established in seventh century BC by the Dorians, Lato was on of the biggest and most influential cities in its time. Although it now lies in ruin, it still has the governing pyrataneion building, a theatre and various mosaics along with the Temple of Apollo. It offers an amazing view across the Gulf of Mirabello.

From the Ancient City of Aptera to the Koules Venetian Fortress or lounging on the golden, soft sandy beaches, you will be sure to experience something unique in Crete.

Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Crete? Then below is a selection of apartments in Crete and villas in Crete that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.

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   Chania, Crete SLEEPS : 8     
Villa Meliti with an excellent location, 300 meters from the sandy beach and restaurants and 5 km from Chania downtown...
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   Litsarda, Chania, Crete SLEEPS : 6     
3 Bedroom Villa in Litsarda, Chania, Crete, Greece with privated pool...
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   Makrigialos, Crete SLEEPS : 6     
Daidalos maisonnette with fantastic sea view...
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   Chania, Crete - Greek islands SLEEPS : 4     
Beautifull village close to beaches, independant studios -sw.pool- Wi-fi...
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   Elounda, Crete SLEEPS : 7     
Elounda Solfez Villas Elounda, Crete, Greece...
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   Platanias, Chania, Crete SLEEPS : 7     
Athina Luxury Villas is a beautiful property surrounded by lavish gardens....
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