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. Since there are several best places to stay in as well as an endless list of things to do in Crete Region, deciding where or what to start with is the tricky part, so just read our selection of the top Airbnbs in Crete, Greece, and hopefully you’ll have a solid starting point for your upcoming trip.
This one-bedroom, 1950s home offers a wonderful design that’s sure to please the eyes. Boasting a neoclassical design, this family home balances the historic elegance of the old design with urban modernity and comfort. There is wifi and a smart TV for your entertainment. The washing machine and dryer are available if you need to do some laundry. The kitchen includes a stove and coffee machine for your dining needs.
Finally, this home is only 50 m (164 ft.) from Lions Square and is also close to the coastal boulevard and Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
Chandakos 8 Design Apt BIraklio, GreeceSuperhost
Top guest reviewswas working remotely and the wifi was perfect would come back with pleasurean apartment designed with impeccable taste and comfort and amenitiesbeautiful apartment in a great location in the centre of the old town on a lovely tree-lined avenuethe apartment is clean and cozy nice balcony to enjoy you coffee in the morningfor all the joyful noise of the street the apartment was a haven of quiet for sleepingsuper clean exactly as picturedour stay was amazing the apartment was wonderful newly renovated clean and very comfortableoverall great experience with host and apartment is clean cosy and enjoyablethe apartment was very clean modern and in a great location definitely i would recomend it
Host:stavrianna as a host was just perfectbeautiful accommodation and friendly host at a great pricecheck in was super easy and responses were very quick and helpfulkept in touch with the host and they were very informative and responsivestavrianna is really kind and helpful hostRead more reviewsgreat place in an amazing locationnicely situated in the centre a must stay locationevery point of interest is within walking distanceperfect location literally at the center of town only 3 minutes walk from portthe location was great and we tried the local restaurant recommendation which was amazing
A charming loft-style apartment in Crete, this Airbnb vacation rental has one bedroom that can accommodate up to four guests. Located on the second floor with one queen bed, topped with a high-quality memory foam mattress that will help you sleep soundly at night. On the ground floor is an open-plan space with stone walls, modern design, and ornamental plants as decors. Also, a fully functional kitchen, dining set-up, and cozy sitting area with flat-screen television and wooden furniture. Additionally, the property comes with a garden with trees, alfresco dining, sun loungers, and a hammock, where you can enjoy the sun or just chill.
Urban Living, Loft Stone Home With Private GardenChania, Crete, GreeceSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthis fancy loft is super clean with all amenities and a strong wifi signalperfect apartment we‘ve enjoyed our stay very muchthe apartment is exactly as described and much nicer than the photosnice living room cute big bed under the roof kitchen fully equipped free wifii definitely recommend angeliki apartment to everyoneit was very clean and well appointedthe house was very clean and cozyvery clean and an easy place to bethe place was spotless and very well decoratedamazing place looks exactly like the pictures very clean and cosy
Host:aggeliki is a very friendly host who makes you feel at homeangelikki was a great hostaggeliki is an excellent hostnice host and charming houseaggeliki is a great host and made us feel very welcomeRead more reviewslocation is super goodit's an easy 10 minute walk to town and all the attractionsgood location to start exploring kretathe location is ideal for just about anything a vacationer could wanther place is great - super convenient to get to the city centre and in great neighbourhood
Are you looking for a secluded honeymoon spot in Crete? If so, this two-bedroom stone house that can accommodate up to three guests is a great option to consider. Everything about the property promises a relaxing and comfortable holiday, starting from its romantic bedroom up to its cozy living room with fireplace and foldable dining set-up, and well-equipped kitchen, where you can cook your meals. To top it all off, it also comes with a charming patio surrounded by lush greenery and features outdoor seating, furniture, and an amazing view of nature and the sea.
[COSY] The Architect's Village House - roof terracΜυρσινη, Κρήτη, GreeceSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit is wonderful with views a fireplace a great kitchen and cozy sitting areasit is full of smart and comfortable detailsi didn't try the single bed but my son slept very good in itpantelis and aliki were very responsive and made our stay comfortable convenient and relaxingthe double bed was big and very comfortablethe house was immaculately clean and we had everything we needed to cater for ourselves
Host:thank you very much to beeing so kind and make our vacation perfect :-)the host pantelis is very kind nice and helpful in any questionsthe host was very welcoming and provided all the necessary informationthe people are very friendly especially when greeting themfollow pantelis's recommendations they are fabulous thanks for being such wonderful hosts and for the beautiful homeRead more reviewsthis holiday was close to perfectionthe house and location were perfect for our needsperfect place to make holiday far away from the tourist hotspotsit was an idyllic location lovely house exactly as the pictures portrayquiet friendly village just off the main (but note not busy) main road
Located between Agia Pelagia and Ligaria, this lovely apartment offers a one-bedroom accommodation that welcomes up to four guests, ideal for a small family or group of friends. The Airbnb vacation rental has an open-floor-plan, where the seating area, dining set-up, and kitchen blend harmoniously together, creating a picture that is more than pleasing to the eyes. Also, you’ll be delighted with its outdoor space with a seating area and a swimming pool, where you can relax and enjoy the sun. Additionally, you’ll find here a mini gym and a spa facility for some solid R&R during vacation.
Cozy pool front apartment with sea view (Green)Agia Pelagia , Heraklion Crete, GreeceSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeautiful view from the rooms and pool areathe place view pool and everything was fantasticthere is a great view to the sea from the pool and the beautiful gardenwe enjoyed reading by the pool and eating breakfasts on the patio overlooking the seathe appartment has all we needed the kitchen is fully equiped and the view is amazingperfectly clean and comfortablethey clean and change the sheets and towels midle of the weekeverything was clean and well looked afterthe apartment was clean and well equippedit was clean relaxing friendly and really nice
Host:george and claire are great hostsgeorge is an amazing hostgeorge was attentive and gracious throughout our staygeorge was the best owner evergeorges is a very kind caring funny and welcoming hostRead more reviewsgreat room in an amazing locationthree nice beaches are near one of which on walking distance (5 minutes)the village is so calm and beautifulthe condition and location are terrificthe best beach is just down the hill which is within walking distance or driving
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, GreeceSuperhost
Top guest reviewsac and wifi were also very goodair conditioning is good and works wellloved the rain showerhead in the bathroom the balcony has a terrific view over the waterfrontwonderful seaview from very comfortable bedsimos' apartment was nothing short of fantastic it was definitely the highlight of our air bnb experience in greeceall clean and fancyclean and nice studio - highly recommendedthe apartment itself is clean modern and brightit was very clean and close to everythingthe apartment was very clean and it was a breeze to check in even at 6 am
Host:lovely place and a lovely hostkind attentive and helpfulsimos was a great hostreally great place and a nice hostsimos was a great host and was always quick to respond with any questions i hadRead more reviewsgreat location 10 minute walk to the main restaurants and shoppingplus it's in a fantastic locationnice location and safe neighborhoodthe location is great and approximately a 20 minute drive from the airportgreat location - short coastal walk to old harbour
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, GreeceSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe stunning views from the balcony are more beautiful than the pictures a lovely place to have breakfastthe stone villa is a super stylish studio with a lovely balcony and good facilitiesshe 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 viewquiet relaxing and so romantic i almost didn't want to leave the roomimmaculately clean very charming and picturesqueit was very clean and had everything you´ll needthe place was also immaculately cleanthe house is gorgeous very clean and super quieteven better than the pictures spotlessly clean with a super comfortable bed and pillows
Host:the hosts made us feel welcomeshe was a very nice host always available for questions and suggestionsour hosts were lovely and very welcominggreat host beautiful villanantia is an amazing hostRead more reviewsthe location was amazingwe loved the location of how quiet it is yet so close to everythingthe place is located in a charming villagewe absolutely loved this place and the locationthis is a unique and charming place in a quaint little village near balos beach
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 !Superhost
Top guest reviewswifi worked greatgood hot water heater and strong wifia wonderful charming room with a fantastic walkout balcony overlooking a picturesque streetthe apartment itself is superb and you can soak up the atmosphere from the balcony overlooking the streetbeautiful studio apt in the old townit's clean and beautifully decoratedthe apartment is very clean and has everything you would needvery clean perfect location :) strongly recommendsparkling clean and too many amenitiesthe place was clean and well kept and very cute a great place to stay while in chania
Host:lovely host and beautiful apartmentour hosts were very communicative and went out of their way to help usour heartfelt thanks to a wonderful hostour hosts were very quick to respond and personally welcomed us giving helpful recommendationsthey are very friendly smiley and discreet at the same time - a great sense of hospitalityRead more reviewsa cute apartment in an ideal locationthe location was excellentthe ideal location in this beautiful town with everything within walking distancefabulous location in the middle of chaniagreat place in a great location
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
Top guest reviewsthe wi-fi is excellent as is the music system availablethere is a lovely view of the mountains from the kitchen window and the back patiothe table for two on the patio overlooking the olive trees is simply wonderfulalso great to have wi-fithe apartment is beautiful with a good space to sit outsidevery clean and comfortable apartmentclean quiet and comfortableit's clean and well equippedthe apparent is clean tidy and homelythe place was neat clean and comfortable
Host:she was always quick to reply to our questions and give us helpful suggestionshosts are super hostsnantia and kostos are the perfect hostsnantia as our host was fantasticelina and her family were so friendly and welcoming towards us and made us feel right at homeRead more reviewsthere are two nice beaches in walking distance and you can get to downtown very easy by busthe location was perfect for what we wantedgood local supermarket within walking distanceaway from busy tourist spots and close to several lovely beachesvery good supermarket just 15 minutes walking away
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.
Minoan Art★1870 Wood-Stone MezzanineAgios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Top guest reviewsplus modern one’s like electric kettle wifi etcwell stocked kitchen excellent wifi even washing machinethe wi-fi worked great during most of our staythe house holds all necessary kitchen utensils a great stove and a large fridgewhen we did not dine out we loved to cook tasty meals in the well equipped kitchenthe house is beautiful clean and with everything you needit was immaculately clean completely supplied and manolis was a thoughtful hostit was exactly as you see in the photos clean quiet and v peaceful
Host:that's what i call a good hosthe was nice host and village guidemanolis is a great hostmanolis is an amazing hostmanolis is the perfect hostRead more reviewsgreat place for a summer base to explore the areathe description of the house and the location is no way near giving it justicewe are happy to recommend this beautiful locationthe village is a great location for interesting day trips and the house itself has everything we neededthe place was super cute
This Airbnb Crete villa 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
Top guest reviewsthe wifi was weak but the beauty of the surrounding nature more than made up for itthe rooms are cozy with a nice balcony spacethe room was lovely and had a beautiful viewthe view from the balcony is really beautiful and you can go for a swim in the morningamazing place nice rooms place with a beautiful see viewapartments: all facilities dishes very clean cleaningthe studio was very clean except maybe for the shower curtainthe room was clean and comfortablethe room was spotless and comfortablethe room was clean and the food excellent
Host:hosts are very helpful and attentiverodo was a very generous and attentive hostthodoris and rodo were perfect hostsand rodo was very friendlythodoris was an amazing hostRead more reviewsit was situated in the most amazing location down a hilla lovely quiet location right beside a beach which i particularly liked as it was good for snorkellingthis place is a secluded island paradisethe place is located very nicely and secluded with its own beachit is a great location but there is some driving to anywhere you want to go
This Airbnb in Crete with a pool is a two-story villa in Crete with two bedrooms that can suit up to four guests, ideal for a couple and small family who want to get away from the busy city life. The house has a modern minimalist interior, and features floor-to-ceiling windows and glass sliding doors, giving you the illusion that you’re one with the outdoors. Apart from the main house, the property also comes with a patio with outdoor seating, sunbeds, swimming pool, and barbecue facilities. Truly, an all-in-one vacation package that will surely be enjoyed by travelers making their way to beautiful Greece.
Infinity pool 2bedrooms 2bathroomsRethymno, Crete, Greece
Top guest reviewslove the patio and kitchen & furnituremagnificent view from the pool and first-floor balconyin the villa is everything you need including comfortable beds and sofa and unlimited wifi that works welllovely place with great views and a nice poolthe villa has spectacular views and the pool was welcomed in the heatthe villa was very clean and as per the descriptionthe villa is perfect: tranquil modern clean and picturesque
Host:stelios was the perfect hoststelios is a great hoststelios is an excellent hoststelios is a very good hoststelios is a nice host really easy to communicate withRead more reviewsthe location is ideal for exploring the islandloads of amazing places to eat near bystelios villa is located in one of the most beautiful place we ever visitedrather remote location but that's what makes it so special it is very calm and privateit truly is perfect to get away from all the touristic places and just relax
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
Top guest reviewsair conditioning works very wellthe bed was comfortable and the ac for sleeping was greatac and fan were included and fully functional - in the bathroom shampoo and soap were providedbut has all the amenities we need for a comfortable staythe wifi worked great and the shower had excellent pressurevery clean and prettyroom was extremely clean and comfortableit is a very clean and cozy apartmentthe apartment was clean and spaceousesuper clean and perfect location
Host:great accommodations and hostsnikos is a great hostniko was a great hostowner is very nice and warm personalitygreat host-friendly and very helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is excellentvery nice location in a beautiful citylocation is perfect right in the old town and walking distance to everythinggreat location in the old town of chaniaperfect location and easy to walk around everywhere 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 views that rival any Crete accommodation or Airbnb.
Simple and Cozy room in Old Town!Chania, Crete, Greece
Top guest reviewsthe airco and the fan were very welcome with the high temperature outsidegood size room with lots of natural light lovely furnishings and super-comfortable bedthe best was sitting on the balcony and rooftop terrace in for breakfast and eveningsbeautiful room with rooftop where you can see the old harbour and enjoy the night ‘comingthe apartment has nice balcony right on main street with shops and restaurantsit is clean and stylishclean apartment with all the basic needs coveredit was sparkling clean and a good sizethe apartment is clean and exactly the picture as per postednikos was very helpful…the room was very clean and cozy…
Host:host was great provided us with local tipsour host nikos was awesomegreat host and very highly recommendednikos answers super fast and is a great hosti highly recommend this hostRead more reviewsgreat location in walking areathe best location in chaniafantastic location in cityfree parking close byideal location in the heart of old town
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
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
Top guest reviewsthis is a beautiful quirky apartment with a stunning view of the sea and portgreat lovely apartment fantastic view and space outsidethe view from the apartment is excellent and we felt very safe herea great apartment superb balcony with harbour views best location & great communication by mariannaeverything you need (furnishings towels kitchen appliances and utensils) are on handit was cleanthe penthouse was very clean and stylishit is clean and cozy perfect for coupleswe had a great stay at marianna's very clean and spaciouswe couldn’t have found a better spot clean beautifully decorated and so comfortable
Host:lovely host and lovely apartmentmarianna definitely deserves the designation of "super host"marianna was a wonderful hostmary was great; very responsivemarianna is a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location and beautiful placebest location for our tripthe location was also greatgreat location very close to the intercity bus station the local bus to knossis and the portit is super close to the bus station and walkable distance to the center
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
Top guest reviewsvery nice apartment wonderful view from the balcony nice cretan-styled interioralso the breakfast and evenings on our terrace were lovelythe apartment is fantastic with great views smells and noisesthey have beautifully designed rustic apartments with breathtaking viewsthe apartment was charming comfortable and clean and the views were breathingthe appartment was clean and equipped with everything we neededinside the house everything was very clean and the kitchen was well equippedthe room was not only clean and comfortable but artfully appointed and very homey as wellexcellent location apartments clean and comfortable
Host:saverio was a responsive hostsaverio was very helpfulsaverio is a very nice and helpful hostthe hosts were kind and entertainingsaverio is a great host and made us feel very welcomeRead more reviewsthe location is the perfect combination of peacefully isolated and central to the islandthe house is in the beautiful location not far from the village and beacheswe loved this place and the location was exactly what we wantedsaveriako's place is a beautiful quiet spot situated within the surrounding hills of agia pelagiathe location is perfect i would suggest renting a car for getting around
Final words about delightful Crete
Whatever your choice - whether it’s the sleek apartments, traditional homes 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. Rent villas in Airbnb now and stay in that perfect vacation home for your trip.
Frequently asked questions about the best Airbnbs in Crete, Greece
Which are the most luxurious Airbnbs in Crete?
Some of the most luxurious Airbnbs in Crete include this villa with private pool and barbecue facility, this luxurious stone villa, this stonehouse with garden, and this lovely cottage with spectacular outdoor views.
Which are the best Airbnbs with pools in Crete?
Which are the best Airbnb villas in Crete?
Some of the best Airbnb villas in Crete are also the most luxurious ones. Book night or two in this villa with private pool and barbecue facility, this luxurious stone villa, this stonehouse with garden, and this lovely cottage with spectacular outdoor views.
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