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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Crete, Greece - Updated 2020

Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Crete, Greece - Updated 2020
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Great beaches, amazing views, and warm hospitality all await you in Crete. Crete has many clean, well-maintained beaches and Frangokastello Beach in Southern Crete has a beautiful Venetian castle in the backdrop. If it is peaceful walking amongst nature you want, then Samaria Gorge is one of Crete’s top hiking destinations.

Head towards Sfakia and the towering cliffs by the sea provide you with an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The traditional villages are a good place to buy the locally produced and famous hearty Cretan olive oils and eat some of the delicious Cretan cheese. Deciding where to stay is the tricky part, so read on for our selection of the top 12 Airbnb accommodations.

1. A luxury villa in Heraklion

If you are looking to stay somewhere with a touch of luxury, this villa hits the spot. All the rooms have been maintained to a high standard. There is a kitchen, which has all that is required to cook main meals, an outside barbecue area, and a swimming pool. The mini market and petrol station are within walking distance.

B&B in luxury Villa Theodora
128 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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2. Unusual tower house in Frangokastello

If you have ever wanted to stay in a house, which is constructed in the form of a tower, this will be a little treat! This self-catering tower house has a double bed on the first floor and a small sofa bed in the living room. Orthi Ammos beach is a 30-second walk away. This property is located in a quiet part of Crete. The wild nature, the beautiful beaches and the hospitality of the locals make it the ideal place for relaxation and a great holiday.

#1 Small Tower House above Beach + 2 bikes
80 reviews
Castle 1 Bed 2 Guests

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3. A cozy stay in Old Town Chania

This recently renovated studio is in one of the most picturesque parts of Old Town Chania. Located on the second floor of a preserved building, it has beautiful views out onto the harbor. It is only 10 minutes away from the nearest beach, Nea Chora and a 10-minute walk to the central bus station of Chania. This accommodation has what is required for a comfortable stay, a small kitchen area, WiFi and air conditioning.

Cozy room in OldTown!
Chania, Crete, Greece
381 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning works very well
the bed was comfortable and the ac for sleeping was great
ac and fan were included and fully functional - in the bathroom shampoo and soap were provided
but has all the amenities we need for a comfortable stay
the wifi worked great and the shower had excellent pressure
Cleanliness:
very clean and pretty
room was extremely clean and comfortable
it is a very clean and cozy apartment
the apartment was clean and spaceouse
super clean and perfect location
Host:
great accommodations and hosts
nikos is a great host
niko was a great host
owner is very nice and warm personality
great host-friendly and very helpful
Location:
the location is excellent
very nice location in a beautiful city
location is perfect right in the old town and walking distance to everything
great location in the old town of chania
perfect location and easy to walk around everywhere in chania
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4. A simply elegant stay in Chania

This studio has a simple and elegant charm to it. It is located in the hall of the first floor of a typical building in the Old Town. Situated on Theotokopoulou Street, it is quiet and yet very central. It is 10 minutes away from the nearest beach, Nea Hora. A small kitchen area is provided to make basic meals and the rooftop terrace allows you to enjoy the views of Crete.

Simple and Cozy room in Old Town!
Chania, Crete, Greece
339 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the airco and the fan were very welcome with the high temperature outside
good size room with lots of natural light lovely furnishings and super-comfortable bed
the best was sitting on the balcony and rooftop terrace in for breakfast and evenings
beautiful room with rooftop where you can see the old harbour and enjoy the night ‘coming
the apartment has nice balcony right on main street with shops and restaurants
Cleanliness:
it is clean and stylish
clean apartment with all the basic needs covered
it was sparkling clean and a good size
the apartment is clean and exactly the picture as per posted
nikos was very helpful…the room was very clean and cozy…
Host:
host was great provided us with local tips
our host nikos was awesome
great host and very highly recommended
nikos answers super fast and is a great host
i highly recommend this host
Location:
great location in walking area
the best location in chania
fantastic location in city
free parking close by
ideal location in the heart of old town
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5. A studio by the sea in Chania

Renovated in April 2017, this studio is in the Koum Kapi district, a minute’s walk from Old Town Chania. The studio provides a relaxing space after a long day of sightseeing. It has a living room, bedroom, and the kitchenette. The room opens up to a large balcony where the guests can sit back, relax and enjoy nature’s creation.

Selene - Wonderful Seaview Studio
Chania, Greece
236 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac and wifi were also very good
air conditioning is good and works well
loved the rain showerhead in the bathroom the balcony has a terrific view over the waterfront
wonderful seaview from very comfortable bed
simos' apartment was nothing short of fantastic it was definitely the highlight of our air bnb experience in greece
Cleanliness:
all clean and fancy
clean and nice studio - highly recommended
the apartment itself is clean modern and bright
it was very clean and close to everything
the apartment was very clean and it was a breeze to check in even at 6 am
Host:
lovely place and a lovely host
kind attentive and helpful
simos was a great host
really great place and a nice host
simos was a great host and was always quick to respond with any questions i had
Location:
great location 10 minute walk to the main restaurants and shopping
plus it's in a fantastic location
nice location and safe neighborhood
the location is great and approximately a 20 minute drive from the airport
great location - short coastal walk to old harbour
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6. A stylish apartment in Daratsos

This apartment is in the district of Chrisi Akti, 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away from the center of Chania. There are four beaches all within a five minutes’ walk. This apartment has been recently painted in warm and inviting colors. The bus station, two supermarkets, a selection of restaurants and a pharmacy are all a few minutes’ walk away.

Stylish house 2 min from the beach!
Daratsos, Greece
142 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi is excellent as is the music system available
there is a lovely view of the mountains from the kitchen window and the back patio
the table for two on the patio overlooking the olive trees is simply wonderful
also great to have wi-fi
the apartment is beautiful with a good space to sit outside
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable apartment
clean quiet and comfortable
it's clean and well equipped
the apparent is clean tidy and homely
the place was neat clean and comfortable
Host:
she was always quick to reply to our questions and give us helpful suggestions
hosts are super hosts
nantia and kostos are the perfect hosts
nantia as our host was fantastic
elina and her family were so friendly and welcoming towards us and made us feel right at home
Location:
there are two nice beaches in walking distance and you can get to downtown very easy by bus
the location was perfect for what we wanted
good local supermarket within walking distance
away from busy tourist spots and close to several lovely beaches
very good supermarket just 15 minutes walking away
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7. A sunny house in Gazi

This beautiful Mediterranean house has sea views and all the comforts of home. It is situated close to the fishermen’s village and beaches of Aghia Pelaghia. This sunny house is conveniently located to enjoy long beach walks and explore nature. The nearby supermarket has fresh local Cretan produce, which you can buy to enjoy a delicious barbecue on the terrace.

living in the sunshine & cooking classes
Gazi, Kriti, Greece
172 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice apartment wonderful view from the balcony nice cretan-styled interior
also the breakfast and evenings on our terrace were lovely
the apartment is fantastic with great views smells and noises
they have beautifully designed rustic apartments with breathtaking views
the apartment was charming comfortable and clean and the views were breathing
Cleanliness:
the appartment was clean and equipped with everything we needed
inside the house everything was very clean and the kitchen was well equipped
the room was not only clean and comfortable but artfully appointed and very homey as well
excellent location apartments clean and comfortable
Host:
saverio was a responsive host
saverio was very helpful
saverio is a very nice and helpful host
the hosts were kind and entertaining
saverio is a great host and made us feel very welcome
Location:
the location is the perfect combination of peacefully isolated and central to the island
the house is in the beautiful location not far from the village and beaches
we loved this place and the location was exactly what we wanted
saveriako's place is a beautiful quiet spot situated within the surrounding hills of agia pelagia
the location is perfect i would suggest renting a car for getting around
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8. A traditional mezzanine in Agios Nikolaos

If you want to stay in a traditional, newly refurbished ancestral home from the 1870s, then this traditional mezzanine is a good choice. You will only be a 15-minute walk from the sea. You will find all the comforts you need for your stay within the property. This property is in a quiet location in a beautiful village.

★1870 Wood-Stone Traditional Mezzanine
Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
168 reviews
Earth house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plus modern one’s like electric kettle wifi etc
well stocked kitchen excellent wifi even washing machine
the wi-fi worked great during most of our stay
the house holds all necessary kitchen utensils a great stove and a large fridge
when we did not dine out we loved to cook tasty meals in the well equipped kitchen
Cleanliness:
the house is beautiful clean and with everything you need
it was immaculately clean completely supplied and manolis was a thoughtful host
it was exactly as you see in the photos clean quiet and v peaceful
Host:
that's what i call a good host
he was nice host and village guide
manolis is a great host
manolis is an amazing host
manolis is the perfect host
Location:
great place for a summer base to explore the area
the description of the house and the location is no way near giving it justice
we are happy to recommend this beautiful location
the village is a great location for interesting day trips and the house itself has everything we needed
the place was super cute
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9. A sea view escape in Chania

This studio has a private balcony where you can relax and enjoy the captivating sea view. This studio would be best for two people. However, they can accommodate a third, with one folding bed added in the same room.

A baby cot is available upon request. There is also a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. This is a good place to stay, away from the tourist crowds.

Waves on the Rock, Sea View 1
Greece
133 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was weak but the beauty of the surrounding nature more than made up for it
the rooms are cozy with a nice balcony space
the room was lovely and had a beautiful view
the view from the balcony is really beautiful and you can go for a swim in the morning
amazing place nice rooms place with a beautiful see view
Cleanliness:
apartments: all facilities dishes very clean cleaning
the studio was very clean except maybe for the shower curtain
the room was clean and comfortable
the room was spotless and comfortable
the room was clean and the food excellent
Host:
hosts are very helpful and attentive
rodo was a very generous and attentive host
thodoris and rodo were perfect hosts
and rodo was very friendly
thodoris was an amazing host
Location:
it was situated in the most amazing location down a hill
a lovely quiet location right beside a beach which i particularly liked as it was good for snorkelling
this place is a secluded island paradise
the place is located very nicely and secluded with its own beach
it is a great location but there is some driving to anywhere you want to go
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10. Luxurious stone villa in Crete

This gorgeous villa is located in Kaliviani Village, Chania. It sleeps two guests in one bedroom and has a bathroom. Built around a natural rock cave, this unique home comes with a dining room and a kitchenette. Guests enjoy the views of Kissamos bay and mountains in the distance. When you arrive, a basket of goodies is provided as an extra treat. It is recommended that guests bring a car along. This will help to get to Chania, 45 miles away, or to Kissamos port and Falasarna beaches. Inside of ten minutes by car, you will find other small beaches in the area. After a day of adventure, relax in the air-conditioned comfort of your home, which also comes with wifi connectivity.

Luxurious stone villa in Crete
Chania, Kriti, Greece
180 reviews
Cave 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the stunning views from the balcony are more beautiful than the pictures a lovely place to have breakfast
the stone villa is a super stylish studio with a lovely balcony and good facilities
she made sure there were supplies for the next morning ( coffee milk breakfast stuff)
this room is a destination in itself beautifully decorated interesting unique space with a beautiful balcony view
quiet relaxing and so romantic i almost didn't want to leave the room
Cleanliness:
immaculately clean very charming and picturesque
it was very clean and had everything you´ll need
the place was also immaculately clean
the house is gorgeous very clean and super quiet
even better than the pictures spotlessly clean with a super comfortable bed and pillows
Host:
the hosts made us feel welcome
she was a very nice host always available for questions and suggestions
our hosts were lovely and very welcoming
great host beautiful villa
nantia is an amazing host
Location:
the location was amazing
we loved the location of how quiet it is yet so close to everything
the place is located in a charming village
we absolutely loved this place and the location
this is a unique and charming place in a quaint little village near balos beach
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11. Charming studio in the Old Town

This accommodation in the Old Town of Xavia sleeps up to two guests in a bedroom and comes with a bathroom. There is a fully equipped kitchen for guests to use, and the convenience of a wifi connection. The place is air-conditioned for your comfort. The balcony is ideal for enjoying a cup of wine in the evenings, or for enjoying the start off your day with a coffee. The unit is located just a short stroll to the sea and the cathedral. As the studio is located next to the port area, if you wish to eat out, there are plenty of restaurants situated nearby. Guests that have resided here before enjoyed the fact that the hustle and bustle of the Old Town is right on their doorstep, and yet the home is quiet and cozy inside.

Charming studio in the Old Town !
Χανιά, Greece
246 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked great
good hot water heater and strong wifi
a wonderful charming room with a fantastic walkout balcony overlooking a picturesque street
the apartment itself is superb and you can soak up the atmosphere from the balcony overlooking the street
beautiful studio apt in the old town
Cleanliness:
it's clean and beautifully decorated
the apartment is very clean and has everything you would need
very clean perfect location :) strongly recommend
sparkling clean and too many amenities
the place was clean and well kept and very cute a great place to stay while in chania
Host:
lovely host and beautiful apartment
our hosts were very communicative and went out of their way to help us
our heartfelt thanks to a wonderful host
our hosts were very quick to respond and personally welcomed us giving helpful recommendations
they are very friendly smiley and discreet at the same time - a great sense of hospitality
Location:
a cute apartment in an ideal location
the location was excellent
the ideal location in this beautiful town with everything within walking distance
fabulous location in the middle of chania
great place in a great location
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12. A penthouse by the port in Heraklion

The large terrace of this penthouse allows you to have unspoiled views all the way to the harbor. This is a clean, comfortable and well-located penthouse. It’s a five-minute drive from the airport and 300 meters (1,000 feet) from the central bus station, making it very conveniently placed to explore the rest of Crete.

The bedroom has a double bed and a bathroom. To make your stay comfortable, there is a hairdryer, iron, electric cooker, filter coffee machine as well as an espresso machine. Make the most of the telescope in the living room by looking out into the starry night sky.

City penthouse overlooking the port
Ηρακλειο, Ηρακλείου, Greece
403 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a beautiful quirky apartment with a stunning view of the sea and port
great lovely apartment fantastic view and space outside
the view from the apartment is excellent and we felt very safe here
a great apartment superb balcony with harbour views best location & great communication by marianna
everything you need (furnishings towels kitchen appliances and utensils) are on hand
Cleanliness:
it was clean
the penthouse was very clean and stylish
it is clean and cozy perfect for couples
we had a great stay at marianna's very clean and spacious
we couldn’t have found a better spot clean beautifully decorated and so comfortable
Host:
lovely host and lovely apartment
marianna definitely deserves the designation of "super host"
marianna was a wonderful host
mary was great; very responsive
marianna is a great host
Location:
great location and beautiful place
best location for our trip
the location was also great
great location very close to the intercity bus station the local bus to knossis and the port
it is super close to the bus station and walkable distance to the center
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Final words about delightful Crete

Whatever your choice - whether it’s the sleek apartments, traditional villas or even a house that is shaped like a tower, Crete has a big range of accommodations for you to choose from. Deciding where to stay will not be an easy decision but wherever you choose, the island is small enough to be explored at your own pace.

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