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Island Crete

Crete - Holidays on the largest Greek island of the Aegean Sea in natural stone houses, luxury villas or traditional country houses with private swimming pool

Crete, the southernmost island of Europe, offers a Mediterranean climate with many hours of sunshine and is, not least because of its long history, the star among the Greek islands and therefore one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The "paradise of Crete" has something special to offer for every Greece lover. Besides olive groves, rough and rugged mountain ranges characterize the wonderful landscape. Crete enchants with many beautiful beaches, almost two and a half thousand meter high mountains, famous and deep gorges and fertile plateaus. On an extension of two hundred and sixty kilometres from east to west and up to sixty kilometres from north to south you will experience an island of extreme scenic contrasts. In addition to its fantastic cultural heritage just waiting to be explored, Crete sets almost unattainable standards with its culinary highlights. The Cretans themselves are a particularly friendly and proud people, but first and foremost, they offer boundless hospitality.

Convince yourself of this and experience "pure Crete" in one of our carefully selected villas with private swimming pool, which are also ideal for a family holiday, and treat yourself to an unforgettable break.

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Beautiful beaches to rugged mountains

One of the most beautiful beaches of Crete and even Europe is the shell beach of Elafonisi, whose turquoise water contrasts paradisiacally with the pink to pink tinted sand. The pink colour results from all the crushed shells, which colour the sand and the shallow sea there. The sandy beach at the south-western tip of the island is further characterized by several sandbanks that run through the turquoise water. This is where the "Caribbean feeling" really comes into being - fine sand, ankle-deep, wide-stretching lagoon in perfect sickle shape. Elafonisi beach, located in the far west, is also very popular with families, although it may take some time to get there due to its remote location.

About 60 km northwest of Chania is the white lagoon beach Balos with the island Gramvousa in front of it. A multitude of mussel and coral particles give this beach its particularly bright colouring. Please note that the way to the beach is connected with a small trekking tour through rocky sections downwards - therefore sturdy shoes are recommended! If you don't want to walk to the parking lot by car, you can also take a ferry from Kissamos harbour. Regardless of which route you choose, it is worth it, although this beach is very well visited due to its exceptional beauty. Especially on foot, arriving from above, you will find a stunning view of the Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island, and you may even be able to observe the amazing fauna (falcons, monk seals and the occasional Caretta-Caretta sea turtle).

At the north-eastern end of Crete, Vai beach is famous for its palm trees. This beach is home to the only naturally growing date palm grove in Greece and even Europe with over 5000 palm trees. Legend has it that the palm trees grew from seeds that were disposed of by Saracen pirates and washed up by the sea. Besides this event, Vai is a real dream beach because of its natural beauty with fine sand and crystal clear water. In addition, there are many other beautiful and also well-known sandy beaches, such as Komos, Triopetra, Agios Georgios, Agia Fotia, Falasarna, palm beach Preveli along the coast of Crete.

Furthermore, the island of Crete is defined by a mountain range extending from west to east, which is basically steeper towards the south coast and flatter towards the north. Lefka Ori (the White Mountains) is the largest and westernmost mountain range on the island, but the highest mountain Psiloritis, at 2456 metres, belongs to the Ida Mountains, which are located in central Crete and which form an imposing structure alongside the fertile Messara Plain. The mountain ranges of the fascinating White Mountains are partly still forested with maritime pines, cypresses and special oaks. From there, Europe's longest gorge, Samaria, stretches 17 km to the southern coast, which can be hiked through in the summer months with a little practice and good equipment and makes the hiking heart of those who come from all over the world beat faster. With a little luck you will see exotic plants as well as Cretan wild goats. A fantastic view is guaranteed in any case!

The Dikti Mountains, located in the eastern part of the Aegean island, line the famous and also fertile Lasithi plateau, where you can still see many windmills that were used for the former irrigation of agriculture. The famous Psychro Cave, also known as Zeus Cave, can be explored here. Guided mountain tours to enjoy a bird's eye view over large parts of Crete are highly recommended. But also easier walks on the many E4 hiking trails are a real pleasure, because the flora and fauna of Crete is unique!

Not to be forgotten are the sandstone caves in Matala, which in the Neolithic Age served as residential and later as burial caves. In the 1960s these hippies attracted people from all over the world. The island also offers many other caves, like Melidoni or Kournas.

Fantastic cultural heritage

One of the most famous archaeological excavations from the time of ancient Greece is the palace of Knossos. This palace represents the glorious time of the Minoans around 2000 BC, during which the Minoan people developed from the Stone Age to a high culture. Many palaces were built during this period in Crete, the palace of Knossos being the most important and largest and also the best preserved in our time. A visit to this palace, or to the palace of Phaistos in the central south of the island, is certainly something special for every visitor to Crete who is interested in culture.

Besides historical buildings and many museums, the particularly picturesque places and harbours are worth a visit. One of these beautiful places is the port city of Chania with its lively and original old town. Enjoy a walk along the charming 14th century Venetian port and feel the impressions of a bygone era along with a gentle sea breeze. The beautiful city of Chania is also famous for its culinary delights. Many particularly good restaurants are located in the old town of Chania.

Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, has many other historical sights in addition to the atmospheric old town and the Venetian port, such as the Archaeological Museum, which offers a unique insight into the Minoan culture, the Historical Museum with its Byzantine medieval collection, the Icon Museum with a variety of frescoes and icons and the Natural History Museum with special impressions of the flora and fauna of the eastern Mediterranean.

Also worth a visit is the harbour town of Rethymno with its fortress "Fortezza" and its archaeological museum. Experience the beautiful views in one of the idyllic cafés and traditional Kafenia at the local Venetian port.

The whole island is also characterized by monasteries, churches and palaces worth seeing.

Culinary delight

he Cretan cuisine uses a lot of food that is produced in the country itself. These include tasty olives and olive oil made from them, yoghurt, sheep's cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as fish and mainly lamb, but also rabbit and chicken. Mediterranean herbs such as oregano, thyme, mint, laurel, rosemary and garlic give the dishes a delicate taste. Various delicacies made from legumes, such as the honey-yellow looking Fava (chickpea puree) are also always on the menu of Cretan taverns. Especially in the summer heat, a fresh tzatziki in combination with a Greek farmer's salad with olives and feta made from sheep's milk is certainly a "must". An appetizer only available on Crete is dakos, where a repeatedly baked bread made of barley flour is topped with slices of tomato, feta and herbs. Also worth mentioning are the pickled wild capers and also the homemade honey, which is produced all over the island.

Very tasty red wines, white wines and rose wines are produced on Crete. The vineyards in Archanes and other wine-growing areas of Crete allow wonderful grapes to ripen. The high-proof Raki, a liquor distilled on the island itself, has a long tradition and should not be missed after a great meal.
As you have surely noticed, it is very easy to find the right delicacies on Crete. The Mediterranean climate allows the growth of many wild herbs to sun-ripened tomatoes as well as oranges and lemons all year round.

The particularly healthy as well as diverse Mediterranean cuisine of Crete will inspire you!

You will be delighted!

Enjoy your holiday in beautiful natural stone houses, traditional country houses and exclusive luxury villas with private swimming pool on the Aegean island of Crete.

VILLTRAVEL offers you individually selected villas and suites

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Found 201 accommodations in Crete
  • Crete
  • 12 Persons
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms

Villa Hestia

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Plakias

Villa Hestia is situated on the mountain of Plakias with a wonderful and unobstructed view of the entire beach, as well as the two adjacent mountains.

  • Free cancellation option
  • Private pool
  • Beach within walking distance
New
From €539.00
per night / 12 persons
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climate resilience tax of 10 euros (19 %): €10.00
Total: €10.00
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  • 4 (+2) Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

Villa Dioskouroi

Villa Greece, Crete, Kalives

Luxury Villa Dioskouroi with absolute sea views and within walking distance of the beach, is a modern, comfortably furnished family villa that offers all the amenities for a successful holiday

  • Private pool
  • Seafront
  • Beach within walking distance
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From €355.00
per night / 6 persons
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  • 7 Persons
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

Villa Anton

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Kalathas

Villa Anton with magnificent views of the shimmering blue sea and private heated pool is located on a 1700 sqm plot and offers its guests luxury, comfort and a specially selected design.

  • Heatable pool
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From €490.00
per night / 7 persons
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Total: €0.00
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  • 6 Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

Villa Filios

Villa Greece, Crete, Mariou

Villa Filios - modern und minimalistisch gestaltete Villa mit privatem Infinity-Pool- ist auf einem 460 qm großen Grundstück in der Nähe des Küstenortes Plakias zu finden.

  • Free cancellation option
  • Private pool
  • Close to the beach
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From €187.00
per night / 6 persons
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climate resilience tax of 10 euros (19 %): €10.00
Total: €10.00
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  • 6 Persons
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

Villa Rhea

Villa Greece, Crete, Kokkino Chorio

The elegant Villa Rhea is built of stone and wood in a minimalist style to blend in harmoniously with the surroundings.

  • Badewanne mit Hydromassage
  • Sea view
  • Pool with hydromassage
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From €330.00
per night / 6 persons
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  • 8 Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms

Grace Villa

Villa Greece, Crete, Hersonissos

Just steps from enchanting Chersonissos, Grace Villa with private pool is a tranquil oasis where luxury is defined by panoramic sea views, modern design and exceptionally comfortable bedrooms.

  • Detached
  • Sea view
  • Private pool
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From €507.00
per night / 8 persons
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  • 6 (+1) Persons
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

Villa Siriatis 2

Villa Greece, Crete, Kerames

Villa Siriatis 2 with 130 sqm living space offers a fantastic view of the Libyan Sea and is only about 450 metres away from it.

  • Garden
  • Private pool
  • Beach within walking distance
Very good
5,0 7 reviews
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From €230.00
per night / 7 persons
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climate resilience tax of 10 euros (19 %): €10.00
Total: €10.00
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  • 6 (+3) Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

Villa Sapphire

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Almyrida

The luxurious Villa Sapphire with private swimming pool, which is built on a 400 sqm plot and offers a sublime sea view, convinces with its modern architecture.

  • Heatable pool
  • Sea view
  • Close to the beach
Very good
5,0 1 review
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From €315.00
per night / 8 persons
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  • 6 Persons
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

Villa Nissos

Villa Greece, Crete, Plakias

The wonderful view of Plakias bay and the private swimming pool in front of the terrace complete the offer additionally.

  • Detached
  • Private pool
  • Beach within walking distance
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From €280.00
per night / 6 persons
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climate resilience tax of 10 euros (19 %): €10.00
Total: €10.00
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  • 4 (+2) Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

Phaestias Terra 3

Villa Greece, Crete, Kamilari

Phaestias Terra ist ein Komplex von drei voneinander unabhängigen Villen, die im modernen Design in Kombination mit Natursteinelementen zur Verfügung stehen.

  • Sea view
  • Private pool
  • Close to the beach
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From €270.00
per night / 2 persons
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  • 12 (+2) Persons
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms

Villa G&G incl. White House

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Heraklion

The luxurious villa of 350 square metres is impeccably designed, where every detail of the decoration and furniture, which is really high quality, has been treated with great care and attention...

  • Fitness area
  • Private pool
  • Sauna
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From €1,050.00
per night / 12 persons
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  • 8 (+1) Persons
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms

Villa 7 Seas

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Plakias

This fantastic villa has a 50 sqm private swimming pool, a large garden and wonderful sea views - Schinaria sandy beach is just 900 m away

  • Detached
  • Sea view
  • Private pool
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From €440.00
per night / 4 persons
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  • 6 Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

Villa Petra - Crete

Villa Greece, Crete, Plakias

Villa Petra ist eine moderne Natursteinvilla mit privatem Pool und nur ca. 100 m vom Sandstrand von Plakias entfernt gelegen

  • Free cancellation option
  • Private pool
  • Beach within walking distance
New
From €193.00
per night / 6 persons
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climate resilience tax of 10 euros (19 %): €10.00
Total: €10.00
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  • 4 (+1) Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

Suite Serenity

Suite Greece, Crete, Anissaras

The luxurious Suite Serenity with heated outdoor pool ensures an unforgettable holiday.

  • Fitness area
  • Breakfast
  • Private pool
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From €218.00
per night / 2 persons
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  • 4 (+1) Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

Villa Ammos-Kreta

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Kissamos

The luxurious Villa Ammos offers comfort at the highest level, with private infinity pool, located directly on the beach and with magnificent views of the blue Aegean Sea.

  • Sea/beach access
  • Private pool
  • Seafront
New
From €605.00
per night / 5 persons
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  • 2 Persons
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms

Altera Cave Sun

Suite Greece, Crete, Agios Pavlos

The location of the property is particularly unique, as the suite is only 100 m from the sea and the beach.

  • Sea/beach access
  • Private pool
  • Seafront
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From €324.00
per night / 2 persons
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  • 8 (+3) Persons
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms

Villa Sissy

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Platanias

Sissy luxury villa in the heart of Platanias, just 50 meters from the beach and within easy reach of stores, restaurants and bars.

  • Heatable pool
  • Fitness area
  • Beach within walking distance
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From €500.00
per night / 9 persons
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  • 4 (+3) Persons
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

Cayo Deluxe Two-Bedroom Heated Pool Villa

Villa Greece, Crete, Plaka

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is a new, modern, ecologically sensitive, luxury resort born out of a passionate love for the art of travel.

  • Heatable pool
  • Fitness area
  • Wellness area
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From €694.00
per night / 2 persons
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  • 6 Persons
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

KaDeView Residence 1

Villa Greece, Crete, Sissi

Die modern gestaltete Kadeview Villa mit privatem Pool und fantastischem Blick auf die Küste und das Meer liegt in unmittelbarer Nähe des schönen Dorfes Sissi mit seinem natürlichen minoischen Hafen, Bäckereien, Tavernen und Cafés.

  • BBQ
  • Heatable pool
  • Sea view
New
From €265.00
per night / 6 persons
Required additional costs
Final cleaning (19 %): €150.00
climate resilience tax of 10 euros (19 %): €10.00
Total: €160.00
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  • 4 (+1) Persons
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

Native Beach Villa

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Livadia

A place where you can discover the soul of Crete. Equipped with private and heated pool and all amenities, and moreover located directly on the beach, this leaves nothing to be desired!

  • Heatable pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beach within walking distance
Very good
4,9 6 reviews
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From €370.00
per night / 4 persons
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  • 8 Persons
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms

The Mansion Villa

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Heraklion

Magnificent luxury villa with outdoor and indoor pool - near Knossos on Crete

  • Countercurrent system
  • Sea view
  • Indoor pool
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From €1,390.00
per night / 8 persons
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Total: €0.00
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  • 4 (+3) Persons
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

Two bedroom Palazzo Greco Villa 2

Villa Greece, Crete, Agia Galini

Die 75 qm große Villa mit zwei Schlafzimmern verfügt über ein unabhängiges Schlafzimmer mit einem Doppelbett und ein separates (mit Falttür) Wohnzimmer mit zwei bequemen Schlafsofas auf der ersten Ebene, ein traditionelles "ontas" mit zwei Einzelbetten und einen privaten Pool vor der Villa, so dass es zwei Paare oder eine Familie mit Kindern in schierem Komfort unterbringen kann.

  • Communal pool
  • Sea view
  • Close to the beach
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From €139.00
per night / 2 persons
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  • 8 (+2) Persons
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms

Villa in Kolimbari 2

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Kolimbari

The Luxury Villa in Kolimbari with 260 sqm living space was built on a plot of 3000 sqm and blends aesthetically with the surrounding nature.

  • Fitness area
  • Sea view
  • Private pool
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From €690.00
per night / 8 persons
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  • 2 Persons
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms

Cave Suite

Suite Greece, Crete, Agia Pelagia

Rising from the idyllic surroundings, the Cave Suite with private pool captures the essence of blissful solitude and romance.

  • Fitness area
  • adults only
  • Private pool
New
From €551.00
per night / 2 persons
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  • 16 Persons
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms

Elounda Villa 1

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Elounda

This stunning contemporary residence offers panoramic views of magnificent sunrises and sunsets against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea and the Cretan countryside.

  • Heatable pool
  • Fitness area
  • Close to the beach
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From €1,964.00
per night / 16 persons
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Total: €0.00
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  • 2 (+3) Persons
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms

One bedroom Palazzo Greco private Pool Villa

Villa Greece, Crete, Agia Galini

Die 60 qm große Ferienvilla mit einem Schlafzimmer aus Stein in Agia Galini verfügt über gut gestaltete Räume auf zwei Ebenen und einen privaten Pool, an dem Sie sich entspannen und die herrliche Aussicht auf das Meer und die üppige Berglandschaft genießen können.

  • Sea view
  • Private pool
  • Close to the beach
New
From €170.00
per night / 2 persons
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  • 8 (+2) Persons
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms

Villa Kyma

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Stavros

Fabulous waterfront villa with private infinity pool and access to the sea

  • Detached
  • Private pool
  • Beach within walking distance
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From €743.00
per night / 10 persons
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  • 2 (+2) Persons
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms

Altera Cave Ourania

Suite Greece, Crete, Agios Pavlos

The location of the property is particularly unique, as the suite is only 100 m from the sea or beach.

  • Sea/beach access
  • Private pool
  • Seafront
New
From €324.00
per night / 2 persons
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  • 8 Persons
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms

Villa Poseidon One

Luxury Villa Greece, Crete, Akrotiri
  • Detached
  • Private pool
  • Beach within walking distance
New
From €550.00
per night / 8 persons
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climate resilience tax of 10 euros (19 %): €10.00
Total: €10.00
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  • 2 (+2) Persons
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms

Altera Cave Terra

Suite Greece, Crete, Agios Pavlos

The location of the property is particularly unique, as the suite is only 100 m from the sea and the beach.

  • Sea/beach access
  • Private pool
  • Seafront
New
From €324.00
per night / 2 persons
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