Top 21 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Crete, Greece - Updated 2024

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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. 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.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 14, 2024.

1. Countryside villa with a private pool (from USD 311)

Indulge in this fantastic vacation area where the whole group will genuinely adore the tranquil ambiance surrounded by mountains and oceans. It has an expansive patio overlooking the beautiful countryside, making it an ideal spot for outdoor dining and grilling some meats. You are welcome to relax in the sun loungers surrounding the private pool or go for a swim.

You may chill inside the unit and watch movies on the 43-inch high-definition TV equipped with Netflix and a Bluetooth sound system. If you want to bring along your children during your stay, you can request a crib, a convertible high chair, and babysitter suggestions.

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Kavousi, Greece
128.79 km (80.1 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
34 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and well maintained
Host:
the owner is very friendly and welcoming
george the owner is super accommodating and his villa is just how it looks in the photos
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2. Beautiful retreat with an outdoor hot tub (from USD 178)

Spend some time in awe at this beautiful retreat, located only 250 meters (820.21 feet) from the beach, ideal for a delightful swim. The location is excellent, as it’s halfway between the two famous beaches of Agia Pelagia and Ligaria.

The private balcony is a terrific spot to relax and take in the view, whether you’re in the mood to dine or sit down. The outdoor hot tub is an excellent way to enjoy the natural setting. The living room features a 55-inch with Netflix, so you can watch your favorite shows or movies on your downtime.

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Agia Pelagia, Greece
50.05 km (31.1 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
125 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our bedroom had a very comfortable bed with a unique view of the sea
the condo was very comfortable with amazing patio
and the apartment is just amazing with a breathtaking view
an amazing apartment with a great view and a very friendly host
it was the most wonderful apartment we had during our greek islands trip
Cleanliness:
it was clean tidy modern and updated
very clean and tasos is a great host great communication and very welcoming
the appartment is clean and you have everything you need for your stay
would reccomend for anyone the apartment is big clean has anything you need during your stay
Host:
tasos is just a perfect host
the host made the trip extra special
tasos was an amazing host and his place was incredible
he was a fabulous host and had also given us recommendations for local restaurants in the area
tasos is a perfect host friendly helpful and generous
Location:
the location is excellent
great location very comfortable bed and wonderful restaurants down in the town
the place itself is very calm and very close to the tavernas of agia pelagia
short walk to lovely beaches and a 15min drive to heraklion
finding the place was abit tricky but the little church was steps away is a good landmark
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3. Altera Cave Villas (from USD 423)

Embark in some delight at this earth-sheltered villa, intended for adults, that offers an unobstructed view of the sea in Agios Pavlos, a lovely location with a well-organized magnificent sandy beach on the south coast of Rethimno. It features a private heated swimming pool available seasonally and furnished with seating so you can lounge and watch the sunset.

In the living area, you may relax by watching some TV shows or utilizing the complimentary WiFi to surf the web on your phone while taking in the natural surroundings’ stunning vistas.

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Agios Pavlos, Greece
31.11 km (19.4 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
36 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved our stay here the apartment exceeded all our expectations
lots of light with very comfortable bedroom and living space
the pool catches the sun pretty much the entire day the terrace is perfect for sitting outside
Host:
the housekeepers were very friendly and even brought us some desert and presents
penelope was kind enough to offer us a refund
all details are very well thought about and the host is very nice
penelope and her husband were very responsive and they looked after us
i got sick while being there and nina & penelope were very kind and trying to help
Location:
interesting walk down to the beach
as the location is quite remote it is really great to have a well equipped kitchen for cooking
we can really recommend this place
the most beautiful villas in the most beautiful of locations
but if you just want to relax this place is perfect
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4. Alectrona Luxury Living Suites (from USD 258)

Alectrona Luxury Living Suites are waiting to open its doors to you amid the charming streets of Upper Platanias. Your search for tranquility might end at this hilltop property, where a communal outdoor pool offers the scenic beauty of the ocean. Relax and refresh on the balcony while taking in one of the world’s most breathtaking sunsets and the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains and sea.

You have the option of refreshing yourself in the bathtub located in the bathroom or using the outdoor shower. Spend quality time in front of the television, or read one of the available books. Since pets are permitted at this place, you can enjoy moments with your furry friend.

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Platanias, Greece
53.08 km (33.0 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the location was amazing and the view was gorgeous on the balcony and by the pool
room was spacious with good amenities
you get a phantastic view a nice pool a full working kitchen
gorgeous view and the apartment was very a spacious
in total you get a nice apartment to chill and relax
Cleanliness:
the apartment is stunning modern & clean
Host:
katerina was so kind and helpful
katarina was extremely helpful and all her recommendations were spot on
katerina was the most perfect host was always available when needed for any help
my husband and i never wanted to leave katerina was so helpful and accommodating
katerina was an amazing host great communication and welcome
Location:
beautiful stay at a stunning location
i wish we could have stayed longer it was hard to leave such a beautiful place
we are so happy we chose this place to stay for most of our trip thanks for everything
i recommend this place from the bottom of my heart :)
we enjoyed our stay the apartment is beautiful furnished comfortable well located and clean
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5. Family home with a neoclassical design (from USD 170)

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.

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Iraklio, Greece
60.09 km (37.4 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
60 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
was working remotely and the wifi was perfect would come back with pleasure
an apartment designed with impeccable taste and comfort and amenities
beautiful apartment in a great location in the centre of the old town on a lovely tree-lined avenue
the apartment is clean and cozy nice balcony to enjoy you coffee in the morning
for all the joyful noise of the street the apartment was a haven of quiet for sleeping
Cleanliness:
super clean exactly as pictured
our stay was amazing the apartment was wonderful newly renovated clean and very comfortable
overall great experience with host and apartment is clean cosy and enjoyable
the apartment was very clean modern and in a great location definitely i would recomend it
Host:
stavrianna as a host was just perfect
beautiful accommodation and friendly host at a great price
check in was super easy and responses were very quick and helpful
kept in touch with the host and they were very informative and responsive
stavrianna is really kind and helpful host
Location:
great place in an amazing location
nicely situated in the centre a must stay location
every point of interest is within walking distance
perfect location literally at the center of town only 3 minutes walk from port
the location was great and we tried the local restaurant recommendation which was amazing
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6. Stonehouse with garden (from USD 129)

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.

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Chania, Greece
44.04 km (27.4 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
165 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this fancy loft is super clean with all amenities and a strong wifi signal
perfect apartment we‘ve enjoyed our stay very much
the apartment is exactly as described and much nicer than the photos
nice living room cute big bed under the roof kitchen fully equipped free wifi
i definitely recommend angeliki apartment to everyone
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and well appointed
the house was very clean and cozy
very clean and an easy place to be
the place was spotless and very well decorated
amazing place looks exactly like the pictures very clean and cosy
Host:
aggeliki is a very friendly host who makes you feel at home
angelikki was a great host
aggeliki is an excellent host
nice host and charming house
aggeliki is a great host and made us feel very welcome
Location:
location is super good
it's an easy 10 minute walk to town and all the attractions
good location to start exploring kreta
the location is ideal for just about anything a vacationer could want
her place is great - super convenient to get to the city centre and in great neighbourhood
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7. Lovely cottage with spectacular outdoor views (from USD 95)

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.

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Μυρσινη, Κρήτη, Greece
135.83 km (84.4 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
120 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is wonderful with views a fireplace a great kitchen and cozy sitting areas
it is full of smart and comfortable details
i didn't try the single bed but my son slept very good in it
pantelis and aliki were very responsive and made our stay comfortable convenient and relaxing
the double bed was big and very comfortable
Cleanliness:
the 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 questions
the host was very welcoming and provided all the necessary information
the people are very friendly especially when greeting them
follow pantelis's recommendations they are fabulous thanks for being such wonderful hosts and for the beautiful home
Location:
this holiday was close to perfection
the house and location were perfect for our needs
perfect place to make holiday far away from the tourist hotspots
it was an idyllic location lovely house exactly as the pictures portray
quiet friendly village just off the main (but note not busy) main road
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8. Cozy one-bedroom apartment with pool (from USD 340)

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.

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Agia Pelagia , Heraklion Crete, Greece
49.95 km (31.1 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
152 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view from the rooms and pool area
the place view pool and everything was fantastic
there is a great view to the sea from the pool and the beautiful garden
we enjoyed reading by the pool and eating breakfasts on the patio overlooking the sea
the appartment has all we needed the kitchen is fully equiped and the view is amazing
Cleanliness:
perfectly clean and comfortable
they clean and change the sheets and towels midle of the week
everything was clean and well looked after
the apartment was clean and well equipped
it was clean relaxing friendly and really nice
Host:
george and claire are great hosts
george is an amazing host
george was attentive and gracious throughout our stay
george was the best owner ever
georges is a very kind caring funny and welcoming host
Location:
great room in an amazing location
three nice beaches are near one of which on walking distance (5 minutes)
the village is so calm and beautiful
the condition and location are terrific
the best beach is just down the hill which is within walking distance or driving
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9. A studio by the sea in Chania (from USD 92)

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.

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Chania, Greece
43.41 km (27.0 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
378 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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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10. Luxurious stone villa in Crete (from USD 107)

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.

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Chania, Kriti, Greece
79.36 km (49.4 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
317 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Cave 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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 (from USD 92)

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.

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Χανιά, Greece
44.05 km (27.4 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
441 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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 stylish apartment in Daratsos (from USD 59)

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.

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Daratsos, Greece
46.48 km (28.9 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
191 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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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13. A traditional mezzanine in Agios Nikolaos (from USD 36)

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.

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Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
102.1 km (63.5 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
239 reviews   Wifi Available
Earthen home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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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14. A sea view escape in Chania (from USD 49)

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.

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Greece
69.98 km (43.5 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
206 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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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15. Villa with private pool and barbecue facility

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.

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Rethymno, Crete, Greece
15.1 km (9.4 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
95 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love the patio and kitchen & furniture
magnificent view from the pool and first-floor balcony
in the villa is everything you need including comfortable beds and sofa and unlimited wifi that works well
lovely place with great views and a nice pool
the villa has spectacular views and the pool was welcomed in the heat
Cleanliness:
the villa was very clean and as per the description
the villa is perfect: tranquil modern clean and picturesque
Host:
stelios was the perfect host
stelios is a great host
stelios is an excellent host
stelios is a very good host
stelios is a nice host really easy to communicate with
Location:
the location is ideal for exploring the island
loads of amazing places to eat near by
stelios villa is located in one of the most beautiful place we ever visited
rather remote location but that's what makes it so special it is very calm and private
it truly is perfect to get away from all the touristic places and just relax
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16. 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.

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Chania, Crete, Greece
44.38 km (27.6 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
406 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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17. 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 views that rival any Crete accommodation or Airbnb.

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Chania, Crete, Greece
44.19 km (27.5 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
367 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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18. 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.

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66.99 km (41.7 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
128 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

19. 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.

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29.39 km (18.3 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
80 reviews  
Castle 1 Bed 2 Guests

20. 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.

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Ηρακλειο, Ηρακλείου, Greece
60.94 km (37.9 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
406 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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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21. 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.

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Gazi, Kriti, Greece
47.26 km (29.4 mi) from Venetian Fortezza Castle
179 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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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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.

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