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.
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
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
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 StudioChania, Greece
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
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 classesGazi, Kriti, Greece
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 MezzanineAgios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
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 1Greece
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 CreteChania, Kriti, Greece
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
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 portΗρακλειο, Ηρακλείου, Greece
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
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
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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