here is a reason this sensational island is one of the most beloved holiday destinations in the world.
From the luminous, picture-perfect waterfront of Chania to the breathtakingly beautiful stretches and turquoise waters of its many paradisical beaches, from the white-walled wonder that is Agios Nikolaos to the shimmering loveliness of Elounda and the enigmatic beauty of the abandoned island of Spinalonga, renting a luxury villa in Crete offers you the chance to experience everything you could wish for from a villa holiday.
Explore the white mountains of Lefka Ori in the west of the island, or hike your way through the awe-inspiring Samaria Gorge, there are so many things to see and do on this perfect holiday destination.
The fabled Greek island of Crete was once home to an incredibly powerful civilisation. As such, it is the setting for countless myths and legends that have fascinated and enthralled for millennia. The famous labyrinth of the Minotaur in which Ariadne gave her beloved Theseus the ball of yarn, the caves of Ideon Andron that gave shelter to a young Zeus, King Minos Palace in which were held captive the tragic father and son of Icarus and Daedalus... there are so many sites of huge historical and cultural importance that you can never fail to be impressed during a trip to the spectacular island of Crete.
This heavenly island is perfect for a romantic break with your partner or for a family holiday. Its gentle atmosphere coupled with its shallow waters and wide range of activities mean that the little ones will never be bored. While couples can enjoy stretching out on the dreamy pink sands of Elafonissi beach or strolling about the winding streets of its historic towns, not to mention spoiling one another with Crete's delicious cuisine.
And when you're not out exploring this stunning island, you can opt to wade into the gently lapping, glistening waters of its many heavenly beaches, or even enjoy your own private pool - just one of the perks of renting a luxury villa in Crete.
Wake up in the morning and head outside for a dip to wake you up or invite friends for an evening of sipping cocktails by your pool.
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Villanovo's handpicked selection of luxury villas include spectacular properties all across Crete. From the calm splendour of Elounda to the livelier bars and restaurants of Chania, and Heraklion, the largest city on the island, Villanovo is delighted to offer you an wonderful luxury villas, exclusive experiences and a personalised service in a wide range of destinations. What's more, our local experts can offer tips as to the finest shops and restaurants to visit, the best beaches for families and a whole host of other practical advice. Meanwhile many of our properties come with the option of house staff, including a personal chef. As our concierge for more information when you book a luxury villa holiday in Crete.