With 650 miles of stunning coastline at your fingertips, Crete is sure to give you a healthy dose of sun, sea and sand! The island has also been dubbed the birthplace of modern civilisation, so you can explore ancient remnants, take in breathtaking views and trek across magnificent mountainscapes. Ready to start planning your Greek island adventure? We’ve hand-picked our favourite luxury villas in Crete to help you get on your way.

1. Atlantica Caldera IV

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Atlantica Caldera IV – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

The Atlantica Caldera Villas all provide a fantastic family holiday retreat. The centrepiece of this particular holiday home is the unique half indoor/half outdoor pool, allowing you to enjoy a dip in both the high and low seasons. It’s also based in the lovely village of Platanias, just a short stroll from the beach, so those who prefer saltwater swims won’t have to venture far!

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £42pppn

2. Villa Armenoi

Villa Armenoi

Villa Armenoi is nestled in the hills on the west of the island, not far from Chania, and provides guests with stunning views over the Mediterranean. The grand poolside terrace practically invites sundowners and barbeque dinners as the sun sets. You’ll also love the large picture windows that frame the views and the beautiful traditional architecture of this delightful villa.

Sleeps: 6

Prices from: £52pppn

3. Blue Sea Villa

Villas in Crete

Blue Sea Villa – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

At this thoughtfully designed villa, you can enjoy panoramic sea views from the living room and the upstairs double bedroom, which overlooks the private pool and stunning ocean beyond. What’s more, you’ll be just a short stroll from the lovely beach, stretching all the way from the town of Gerani to Maleme – get your sandals on!

Sleeps: 4

Prices from: £88pppn

4. Villa Myrtle

Villa Myrtle

This contemporary villa combines everything you need on a sunny Cretan break. Work up a sweat in the home’s fully-equipped gym and then cool off in the infinity pool or soothe your muscles in the jacuzzi spa. Inside you’ll enjoy the modern and fresh interior and floor to ceiling windows that give way to beautiful sea views around the town of Rethymno.

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £63pppn

5. Villa Rouga

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Villa Rouga – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

Filled with natural light that shines through the large windows and veranda doors, this villa combines earthy tones with modern and sophisticated furnishings for a truly sophisticated feel. To the exterior, you’ll find plenty of seating area to enjoy the panoramic views, while the unique private pool is beautifully designed to mimic flow of a natural spring – in fact, it’s filled with salt water, which is friendlier to eyes and skin!

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £32pppn

6. Sea View Villas

Villas in Crete

Sea View Villas – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

Can’t get enough of the sun? Each of the six villas in this group comes with its own fantastic terraces and verandas – the ultimate spots to relax and soak up those rays over a morning coffee. When you’ve had enough of the heat, take a dip in your private pool or venture to Mahairidia beach nearby.

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £70pppn

7. Villa Rhea

Villas in Crete

Villa Rhea – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

Enjoy one-of-a-kind views of the Aegean Sea from your spot at Villa Rhea. Part of an exclusive gated development, this villa is filled with spectacular marble, wood and natural stone interiors. The gardens are just as gorgeous, filled with native plant life and fragrant flowers, while the coveted beaches of Balos Bay and Falassarna are both just a short car journey away.

Sleeps: 4

Prices from:  £89pppn

8. Villa Oleandro

Villa Oleander - Crete - Oliver's Travels

Villa Oleandro – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

Situated in an idyllic hilltop location near the sandy Cretian coastline, Villa Oleandro brings plenty of style points and unrivalled relaxation to your Crete holiday. The outdoor space has its own huge saltwater pool accompanied by a barbeque and dining area, letting you cook up a storm and dine al fresco as you make the most of the Mediterranean heat.

Sleeps: 14

Prices from: £48pppn

9. Villa Zorba

Villas in Crete

Villa Zorba – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

If you’re looking for somewhere to wind down, Villa Zorba is in an excellent location! You’ll have all the privacy you desire while also being within walking distance of the sandy beaches and charming tavernas of Tersanas. If you fancy venturing out for some exploring, romantic Chania is just under half an hour away – its Venetian harbour, bustling shopping streets and waterside bars await.

Sleeps: 10

Prices from: £83pppn

10. Villa Zaimas

Villa Zaimas

Villa Zaimas – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

Want unobstructed views of the bay and enviable interiors to match? Villa Zaimas offers plenty of privacy to you and your family, looming high above the historic Chania Old Town. Extra-special touches include the housekeeping service and welcome food pack, while massages, beauty treatments and cooking classes can all be arranged on request.

Sleeps: 6-10

Prices from: £39pppn

It’s easy to find your place in the sun with the help of our lovely concierge team. So what are you waiting for? Whether you want to spend your break partying with friends, making memories with your family or romancing that special someone, we have the villa for you!

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