Discover a selection of 10,000 holiday rentals in Crete, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 49 per night, and villas and houses are popular options for a stay in Crete. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Crete
Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Crete

The area's museums and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Crete. This romantic city is known for its beaches, cafes and shopping. Heraklion Port and Balos Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Crete

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Crete a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Watercity Waterpark (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Dinosauria Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Aquaworld Aquarium (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Star Beach Water Park (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Crete

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Crete. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ammoudara Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Agia Pelagia Beach (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Mononaftis Beach (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Gouves Beach (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Fódele Beach (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Sarandaris Beach (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Crete

The nearest airport is in Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), located 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Sitia (JSH), which is 55 mi (88.5 km) away.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in Crete?

Nothing's more exciting than getting behind the wheel and travelling to someplace new. If you need to get away from it all for a day or two, take a look at these weekend getaways in Crete:

  • Experience relaxation and fun all rolled into one at "Magnificent Lake Lanier Home - Indonesian Decor". This cosy retreat in Apokoronas is a superb base for visiting attractions such as Pine Hills Golf Club and Hamilton Mill Golf Club. If you're looking for something a little more active, spend your days windsurfing or golf.
  • You'll be able to squeeze so much into your stay at "Villa Veneciana With Heated Pool". This retreat is located in Kastellos and is within reach of outstanding sights like Tabakaria and Polirizos Beach. Sailing and water skiing are some fun experiences that are also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Crete?

Easy to keep clean and tidy and with everything you need close by, studio apartments are a fantastic choice if you're travelling on your own or with a pal. If you're looking for someplace small and comfy to call home while you're away, consider one of these studio apartments for rent in Crete:

  • "Semiso Beach Suites - 1 Bedroom Apartment" in Paralia Kourna puts you near some of the area's well-known cultural attractions, including Archaeological Collection of Stavros Ithaca and New Archaeological Museum of Chania. A balcony and a smart TV are two of the handy amenities here.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Irida Apartments. One Bed Apartment With Seaview" which comes with WiFi, off-street parking options and more. Located in Apokoronas, sights such as Museum of Ancient Eleutherna and Museum of Contemporary Art will appeal to your inner culture vulture.

Can I find short term rentals in Crete?

Crete has short-term rentals for every budget and style. Whether you're after a few quiet nights of alone time or a long-overdue catch up with your besties, Vrbo will help you find the perfect getaway. Here are two top options to get you started:

  • Book a few days or more at "Magnificent Lake Lanier Home - Indonesian Decor". Its convenient location makes it a terrific base to get out and explore the top attractions in Apokoronas, including Lake Lanier.
  • Another option is "Villa Veneciana With Heated Pool" in Kastellos. Once you settle in, head out for some sightseeing. Lake Kournas is one thing to see around here.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Crete?

If you're looking to woo your special someone, take them somewhere special! Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Crete at one of these retreats and watch love bloom:

  • Discover your inner Casanova at "Bell Rock Vista - Hot Tub, Great Location". This Oak Creek escape is tailor-made for romance, offering amenities like skiing facilities and winery tours to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days popping Champagne and canoodling at "Washington Dc's Best Address". Beauty services and a fireplace add to the idyllic atmosphere of this property in Foggy Bottom.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in Crete?

There's no better way to spend a weekend than at the seaside. If you're ready for a couple of leisurely days beside the ocean, check out our holiday rentals at Agia Marina Beach. This delightful strip is located in Agia Marina and is perfect for a quick fix of sunshine and salt air.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in Crete?

When it comes to holidays, we think the more the merrier. If you're after a getaway with ample space to fit friends or family, one of these large group holiday rentals in Crete will suit your needs:

  • "Villa Veneciana With Heated Pool": This getaway is a terrific choice for larger groups that are visiting Kastellos. It has 4 bedrooms and conveniences that include a firepit and a swimming pool.
  • "Vista Mare Grand Heated Pool": Located in Apokoronas, this option has 8 bedrooms and is another top pick for a large family holiday. There's a whole lot to keep guests both comfortable and entertained, such as a swimming pool and an ocean view.

Are there large holiday rentals that sleep 30 or more in Crete?

Organising a trip to Crete with all your family and friends doesn't have to mean squeezing everyone into just a few rooms. If you're looking for someplace comfy where you and your crew can spread out, one of these large holiday rentals might be perfect for you:

  • "Friendly To Families And Couples Splendid Panoramic View": With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 31 people, you'll have more than enough space at this sizable property in Chania. Handy amenities here include a swimming pool and a chef.
  • "Viilla Of Love": Everyone can join the fun at this holiday rental in Agia Pelagia. It has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 99 guests comfortably. Amenities here include ski-in/ski-out facilities and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Crete?

In Crete, you'll find plenty of house rentals where a pool day can be every day. Having a splashing good time will be your highest priority at one of these reputable escapes:

  • Parents, kids, uncles, aunts — everyone will want to lounge by the pool at "Panorama House, In Kournas, 7 Min To Sea". Take your favourite people on a break at this Apokoronas rental house which also comes with a fridge and towels.
  • Wake up and enjoy a refreshing morning dip at "Triton Sea View 7 - Two Bedroom House Close To The Sandy Beach" in Apokoronas. A microwave oven and towels are other amenities offered here.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in Crete?

Vrbo makes it a cinch to track down a fabulous family getaway. With handy amenities and tons of room for everyone to spread out, these large family holiday rentals in Crete are among our favourites:

  • Get the whole crew together under the same roof at "Magnificent Lake Lanier Home - Indonesian Decor". Located in Apokoronas, this escape has 4 bedrooms and amenities including childrens activities and a nearby bay. It sleeps as many as 11 people.
  • Another terrific option is "Villa Veneciana With Heated Pool" in Kastellos. This roomy rental accommodates up to 15 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A kitchen and nearby birdwatching activities will help make your stay more enjoyable.

If you're on the hunt for family-friendly attractions in Crete, Limnoupolis Water Park is one of the best.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Crete?

Go swimming in the morning, noon or even midnight — it's up to you when you stay in one of our Crete escapes with an indoor pool. Best of all, there's room for your whole crew to join in the fun.

  • Offering 4 bedrooms that can fit up to 10 guests, "A Stunning Villa On A Totally Private Promontory" in Apokoronas is the perfect place to bond with the ones closest to you. As well as a refreshing pool, it comes with a sauna and a garden.
  • Alternatively, spend your holiday at "Lux Villa Spa And Tennis Jacuzzi And Indoor Pool Bbq And Gym" in Chania. When you're not swimming around and having fun in the water, make use of a kitchen and a swimming pool. This rental property has 5 bedrooms and accommodates as many as 12 of your friends or family.

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