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Freelance Holidays: We've been in the villa business since 1984, and are still going strong

Since 1984 we have been keen as mustard about seeking and offering the best villa rentals in the best locations. In the beginning these were simple village houses and studios in Crete, and some villas in Mallorca. over the years we have added more choices of Mediterranean islands where we have sourced some great villas. Tastes have changed and we are now able to offer some fantastic villas, each with something special and different from the mass market operators usual selection. We have continued to keep our roots and proudly continue to offer typical village accommodation (some even have pools now...)

Why book with us

We are committed to ensuring that all of our customers are able to choose the best accommodation that genuinely suits their desires. Furthermore, we have been told on several occasions by satisfied customers that our personal villa holidays experiences are the best on the market. It is these recommendations which have proved to be invaluable to those looking for villa holidays in Crete, Mallorca or indeed any of the other fantastic locations we are pleased to offer.

As we have stayed in many holiday properties ourselves, if you need further information before you jet off on your villa holidays for 2013 or if you have any special requirements we will be only too happy to accommodate you and your needs.

Whether you are looking for luxury villa holidays in Crete, pool villas in Kefalonia, beach villas in Sardinia, villas in Mallorca or villas in Sicily, you have made the right decision to take a look at the extensive selection of rental villas which Freelance Holidays are pleased to offer. In addition to our range of villa holidays for 2013, Freelance are also pleased to offer range of Crete apartments, Small hotels in Mallorca and sea view apartments in Sardinia, as well as an extensive selection of accommodation options in each location.

You can rest assured that your accommodation will be carefully prepared ready for your arrival and fully equipped with a booklet packed with local information for your holiday. Remember that our local Freelance staff are only ever a phone call away so please do not hesitate to contact us.

We know that, whilst it is extremely relaxing to spend a week on the beach just minutes from one of our villas in Crete or villas in Mallorca, for example, however we also know that you may also want to take a trip further afield. Because of this, we are pleased to offer brilliant deals on car hire in Crete, & Kefalonia. Please take a look at the car hire pages under each region for more information.

If you would like more information about Freelance’s villas in Crete, villas in Sardinia, villas in Sicily, villas in Mallorca, Villas in Menorca, or villas in Kefalonia, then feel free to browse our website.

You can book your Freelance escape online, or feel free to telephone us at our Stratford on Avon office on 01789 297705. We can also arrange taxi transfers & car hire.

We'll help you choose the perfect Villa

We love holidays, we love talking holidays and we're enthusiastic about Freelance Holiday Villas. Between us we have over 70 years of experience at work and on holiday, and as we have stayed in many of our Villas, we know the little details, so if you can't find them on our website, please call us and put us to the test. The Freelance Holidays difference is: We know the places.

Outstanding Service whilst on your Villa Holiday

Our overseas teams are every bit as keen as us for you to totally enjoy your Villa holiday. They'll have made sure that your villa is prepared for your arrival and that the Villa Information Booklet you'll find there includes all the little bits of local information they've gleaned over the years. Just a phone call away, they will be delighted to answer any questions or point you in the right direction. Every team member lives locally so they really do know the places.

Meet The Freelance Team
Paul Fogg
Paul Fogg ~ Managing Director

With 20 years experience in the travel industry, Paul joined Freelance Holidays back in 1996 working in the Freelance Holidays Crete office. In 1999 he joined the permanent UK office as Marketing Manager and in 2007 became the Managing Director, it was Paul's foresight that saw the company commence our popular programmes in Sardinia & Sicily. He and his Austrian wife Sylvia are the proud parents of a charming daughter.

Paul has stayed at most of our Villas & apartments, his particular favorites are, Rouladina 5, Casa Professore, Can Deia, Villa Mariana & Villa Vigla

Diane Steger ~ Greece Operations Director

Diane's face will be familiar to our clients who have travelled to Crete as she has been with Freelance Holidays almost since its conception. Although originally from the USA, she lives on Crete with her husband Yianni and 2 daughters, since '85. She enjoys providing quality service to Freelance customers & is the 24/7 contact should you need anything whilst on holiday. She has a vast local knowledge about the island.

Apart from Crete, she looks after the Kefalonian program and will be starting up other Greek island programs in the near future. It is thanks to Diane's intuitive understanding of what makes a villa or apartment special that we are able to offer you such an exceptional choice.

Diane Steger
Chris Lea
Chris Lea ~ Operations Director

Having worked in local tourism in and around Stratford on Avon as well as helping run a family farm, Chris joined the company in 2001. Passionate about the Mediterranean, she has spent many holidays travelling Greece, Italy and Spain with her husband George and their family of 3. Her delightful attitude, knowledge and enthusiasm has been benefiting clients at Freelance Holidays ever since.

Chris has most recently stayed at Hort Den Gelos, Villa Lithos, Villa Amvrosia, Pericles beach Villas, Cana Joanna, Villa Vassilis, Villa Nireaus, Panorama Apt & Manolis House.

Chris Colwell ~ Finance Director

Known better to many as CJ, Chris came from a background in Insurance, moving up from Essex in 1996 to join the company. His attention to detail is legendary and amongst many other jobs, it is CJ who makes sure that you are allotted your choice of accommodation, on the right dates, with the right car or taxi ready at the right airport. Married to Jo, they have a lovely daughter.

Chris has most recently stayed at Villa Areti, Villa Artemis, Sa Tanca, Monte Pedrosu & Villa Argostoli Bay.

Chris Colwell
Jane Rutherford
Jane Rutherford - Kefalonia Operations Assistant

Jane was born in London and as well as bringing up her 2 boys followed a successful career in publishing. She had a change of direction when, having completed the building of their dream holiday Villa on Kefalonia, she made the decision to move to the island. She took up employment in tourism locally and gave up her spare time to the Loggerhead Turtle Conservation programme.

It was by complete chance and good fortune that we came to meet her over a random conversation struck up in a minimarket in Argostoli some years ago. Typically of Jane, she offered some relative newcomers (us) useful local information. She is now our own 'on the ground' person in Kefalonia. You won't necessarily meet her but she is on the island, should assistance be needed locally throughout the summer.

Sylvia Koronaki ~ Crete Operation Assistant

Diane's oldest daughter and right hand woman has been working in the Chania office, for several years after finishing her studies in Tourism in Athens. She is responsible for ensuring that all arrangements on Crete are set in place for your arrival. She will be the friendly face you see, should you visit Diana's Travel for help or assistance on Crete, or just for coffee.

Sylvia Koronaki
Carola Kierstein
Carola Kierstein ~ Sardinia Overseas Manager

Carola Kierstein, originally from Germany was working in a hotel in Cala Liberotto when she met Tonino a local charming forester they got married and Carola has lived there since (ahh), her local connections has meant we have been able to choose many stunning properties for our clients.

Carola has worked with Freelance Holidays for over 10 years and speaks fluent Italian, Sard and English.

Carola and her trusted team will ensure your accommodation is prepared for your arrival and will be on call 24hrs a day 7 days per week should you require any assistance.

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Villa Alionas, Kefalonia Latest review - Villa Alionas, Kefalonia
“Stunning Villa”
"“Stunning Villa” Unfortunately we only had a few days in this lovely villa but we would certainly return! The villa is extremely well equipped with lots of shady areas as well as a lovely swimming pool in the sun..We walked into Katelios which is a delightful village with many excellent tavernas on the waterfront."
Sue & Mike H - Jan 2014