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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Crete, Greece

Sana
Published Aug 19, 2017

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 10 Airbnb accommodations.

1. A penthouse by the port in Heraklion (from 50 USD)

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.

A penthouse by the port in Heraklion

Price: from 50 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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2. A cozy stay in Old Town Chania (from 61 USD)

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.

A cozy stay in Old Town Chania

Price: from 61 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. A simply elegant stay in Chania (from 61 USD)

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.

A simply elegant stay in Chania

Price: from 61 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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4. A studio by the sea in Chania (from 85 USD)

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.

A studio by the sea in Chania

Price: from 85 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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5. A stylish apartment in Daratsos (from 109 USD)

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.

A stylish apartment in Daratsos

Price: from 109 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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6. A luxury villa in Heraklion (from 69 USD)

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.

A luxury villa in Heraklion

Price: from 69 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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7. A sunny house in Gazi (from 30 USD)

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.

A sunny house in Gazi

Price: from 30 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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8. A traditional mezzanine in Agios Nikolaos (from 43 USD)

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.

A traditional mezzanine in Agios Nikolaos

Price: from 43 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Unusual tower house in Frangokastello (from 73 USD)

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.

Unusual tower House In Frangokastello

Price: from 73 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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10. A sea view escape in Chania (from 48 USD)

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.

A sea view escape in Chania

Price: from 48 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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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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