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.
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
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 the views of Crete.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 !Χανιά, Greece
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
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
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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