Crete villa holidays
Crete is the largest and southernmost of the Greek Islands and above all is absolutely stunning. It boasts a spectacular snow-capped mountain range, deep gorges, olive groves and green forests. Crete villa holidays are very popular with families due to the island’s favourable Mediterranean climate and stunning beaches. One of our Crete villas will supply you with a healthy dose of paradise.
Our great selection of Crete villas suit all budgets, and range from traditional rural cottages to luxury Crete villas with private pools. Legend has it that Crete is Zeus' birth place, and this folklore hints at the wealth or history and tradition that abounds on this glorious island. All that Crete has to offer can be enjoyed whilst staying in a Crete villa from Iglu.
Beaches to visit on your Crete villa holiday
As with all of the Greek Islands, Crete has splendid long sandy beaches. A Crete villa is a great option for families, and also for groups of friends, or couples seeking out their own sunshine destination. You will find a number of small pebble beaches, as well as their sandier cousins, and if you are looking for genuine tranquillity, there are numerous sheltered sandy coves to be explored whilst staying in your Crete villa.
Regional information about villas in Crete
Discover a land of astonishing diversity on your Crete villa holiday, where pretty little fishing villages and Venetian towns sit side by side with large sophisticated tourist resorts. Crete’s principal holiday resorts line the north coast but the island is so large that there is plenty of space to explore.
Being so removed from mainland Greece, Crete has evolved with an entirely independent culture which is evident in its local dress, art and song. The traditional beachside tavernas on the east coast are a great place to sample the outstanding cuisine, as well as traditional Greek dishes to savour on your Crete villa holiday. You will also find local specialities, that you will delight in discovering.
Crete has a long rich history and there are no shortage of ancient sites and ruins to visit whilst staying in your Crete villa. The island’s occupation by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Turks has certainly left its mark on Crete. Chania is a great example of Venetian splendour. Dominated by the great White Mountains, the town has narrow winding streets that wind their way down to the harbour. The Venetian old quarter of Chania is another one of Crete’s finest attractions. Discover tiny villages, be surprised by windmills and refreshed in the interior forests, all accessible from our villas in Crete.