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“Spacious, beautifully turned out family Villa, with views along a verdant valley to the sea”

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Sleeps (Max) 9
Bedrooms 5
Shower Rooms 2
Maid Service Included
Pool Private 9 x 4
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 150
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Beach 8 km
Tavernas 1.3
Mini Market 3 km
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 45 km
Ferry Port Souda 30 km
Heraklion 112 km
Villa Equipment
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Sun Lounger
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Cooking Utensils
Nespresso* Machine
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Villa Artemis, Vrisses, Crete    Free wifi       


Built on three levels, Villa Artemis provides ideal accommodation for larger families with a generous living area and air conditioning in all five bedrooms. Each of the first floor bedrooms has its own balcony, providing a little privacy along with the stunning views. Sitting on a terraced hillside in a remarkably peaceful setting, near the tiny village of Maza, Villa Artemis enjoys superb, panoramic views over green and verdant olive groves and rolling wooded countryside to the distant vivid blue sea.



Vrisses, just 3kms away has a good choice of minimarkets, a renowned baker, and tempting Greek pastry shop as well as a choice of tavernas where you can dine beside the little gushing stream which runs down the leafy valley.  In the tiny village of Maza just 1.3km down the hill, Costas Taverna has become quite an institution in Crete and is very well reviewed on tripadvisor and a long term favourite with guests staying in Villa Artemis. 

The pretty small resort of Georgioupolis with its wonderful long sandy beach and a huge selection of tavernas is approximately 15 mins drive. 


Outside  Villa Artemis

Swimming pool -   9m x 4m swimming pool with roman step entry, 0.60cm then sloping down to depth of 1.80m.

Sunbathing terrace - sunbeds, rattan sofa set, shower.

Garden - Lawn area, terraces of olive trees with steps to front entrance and terraced flower beds with sloped access to pool area and rear entrance.

Covered Dining Terrace -  table and chairs.

Barbecue House -  BBQ, sink with tap, table and chairs.

3 first floor balconies - each first floor bedroom has a balcony furnished with chairs and table.


Inside Villa Artemis

Open Plan Ground floor Living area 

Sitting area  Two comfy sofas and easy chairs,  plasma TV with satellite,  DVD player, french doors opening to the covered dining terrace and garden. Air Con Unit.

Dining Area - Wooden table and seating for six, Cretan sofa, entrance door to terraced garden.

Kitchen Area - Wooden fitted cupboards, double sink, electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, small dishwasher and fridge freezer. Window above the sink to the garden. 

Single bedroom 1 - Single bed, fitted wardrobes, high windows to side. Air con unit.

Shower room 1 - Walk-in shower, hand basin and WC.


First Floor 

Double bedroom 2 - 1 double bed, fitted wardrobe, double doors to balcony with table and chairs and views of pool and down the valley to the sea. Air con unit.

Twin bedroom 3  2 single beds, fitted wardrobes and double doors to a balcony with table and chairs and views of the pool and down the valley to the sea. Air con Unit.

Double bedroom 4 - 1 double bed, fitted wardrobe and double doors to balcony with  table and chairs and views over the olive terracing, window to the view down the valley to the sea. Air con Unit.

Family bathroom 2 - Bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and washing machine.

Second Floor

Double bedroom 5 - in the eaves of the Villa, with curtained doorway, low level double bed, easy chair, low level circular windows down the valley to the sea. Air con unit. 



The house will be prepared for you on arrival with fresh bath and hand towels, beds will be made up.


Welcome Pack - on arrival you will find a few drinks and snacks to begin your holiday.


For stays of 7 nights or more - house towels and bed linen will be changed every 3 - 4 days. The price is inclusive of a light midweek clean.


For stays of less than 7 nights - house towels will be changed mid-stay as well as  a light  mid-stay clean.  


Pool towels - provided.


Wifi access - free of charge. 


Parking - There is parking next to the Villa.


EOT Protocol No. 484/16022015

Villa Artemis, Crete Latest review - Villa Artemis, Crete
Extensive inventory.
"Very spacious house with large garden and beautiful swimming pool. Very well cared for. Extensive inventory. Real vacation!"
Anna - Oct 2019
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Who at Freelance has visited or stayed at this villa

  • Diane - Greece Operations Director
  • Chris - Operations Director
  • Paul - Managing Director
  • CJ - Finance Director
  • Sylvia - Crete Operations Assistant
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24/7 Local Assistance
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Free Essentials Grocery Pack
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Free Cot
Free Highchair
Free WiFi
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Villa Artemis, Crete Latest review - Villa Artemis, Crete
Extensive inventory.
"Very spacious house with large garden and beautiful swimming pool. Very well cared for. Extensive inventory. Real vacation!"
Anna - Oct 2019
More Reviews »
Beach 8 km
Tavernas 1.3
Mini Market 3 km
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 45 km
Ferry Port Souda 30 km
Heraklion 112 km
Location of Villa Artemis
Vrisses & Georgioupolis, Crete

Although Georgioupolis with its lovely sandy beaches is now a thriving seaside resort it still retains a pleasing rural ambience. Tavernas and cafes surround the bustling village. In Vrisses, huge Plane trees line the road where you will find mini-markets, a bank and a bakery (do try the cheese pies). In the morning this is a bustling little town, but by mid-day the pace slows and the tavernas spread their tables out towards the banks of the river Voutakis

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Extensive inventory.
"Very spacious house with large garden and beautiful swimming pool. Very well cared for. Extensive inventory. Real vacation!"
Echt vakantie!
"Zeer ruim huis met grote tuin en mooi zwembad. Zeer goed verzorgd. Uitgebreide inventaris. Echt vakantie!"
All just great !
"Great view. Great house"
The Cross Family
Beautiful Villa
"A beautiful villa situated on a hillside overlooking mountains and olive groves. Our three-generation family had a wonderful week here. Thank you for being great hosts."
Wonderful villa & location
"We stumbled across Villa Artemis in a desperate attempt to find a place to stay on Crete on short notice (we had run into an issue with our original accommodation plans). What an incredible find it was! Diane and her team managed to get everything prepared for our arrival in just a few hours after the booking and remained responsive and helpful throughout our stay. The villa itself is wonderfully located in the hills near Vryses. It is a few minutes’ drive off the beaten track, offering peace, quiet and privacy. At the same time Vryses and its infrastructure (a village supermarket, bakery, wine dealer,...) can be reached in 5-10 minutes by car. The property offers a fantastic pool area and a small garden with a cozy and charming outdoor eating (and BBQ) area, perfect for enjoying family meals or a good glass of wine late into the evening. The inside sports high quality amenities and is kept tasteful. With its five bedrooms, the villa offered the perfect amount of space to host our family and that of our guests (4 adults and 4 children in total). Located between Rethimno, Chania and the mountains, Villa Artemis offers plenty of options for nature and for culture-oriented day trips alike. We had a fantastic stay and would definitely come again."
Stephane H
Beautiful villa
"Translation: Beautiful villa, even more beautiful than the photos, exceptional cleanliness, the maid came twice in 10 days for cleaning, change towels and sheets. The pool is beautiful and warm in June. Villa perfectly equipped and superb very functional barbecue. Following the instructions of the GPS in the Airbnb route, the road is narrow and steep. 8 minutes from Vrysses by car with supermarkets, butcher and bakery and some nice restaurants. Diane is very responsive, everything is very well explained for the operation of the villa. To book for sure for a quiet dream holiday with family or friends"
Stephane H
Très belle villa
"Très belle villa ,encore plus jolie que sur les photos ,une propreté exceptionnelle,la femme de ménage est venue 2 fois en 10j pour le ménage,changer les serviettes et les draps .La piscine est superbe et chaude au mois de juin . Villa parfaitement équipée et superbe barbecue très fonctionnel. Bien suivre les instructions du GPS dans l itinéraire de Airbnb,la route est étroite et escarpée. à 8mn de vrysses en voiture avec supermarchés,boucherie et boulangerie et quelques restos sympas Diane est très réactive ,tout est très bien expliqué pour le fonctionnement de la villa. A réserver a coup sûr pour un séjour de rêve au calme en famille ou entre amis "
"The house is just stunning, set on three floors, high up in the hills with equally stunning views and nice"
Abaury Family
Beautiful Villa, Perfectly Equipped
"Great family stay in this beautiful house perfectly equipped, comfortable and quiet. Ideal location near Chania or for beautiful walks in the South. Nearby, Vrisses is ideal to stock up. We highly recommend!"
Famille Amaury
Belle maison parfaitement équipée
"Super séjour familiale dans cette belle maison parfaitement équipée, tout confort et au calme. Emplacement idéal pour rayonner près de La Canée ou pour de belles balades dans le Sud. A proximité, Vrisses est idéal pour s’approvisionner. Nous recommandons "
Guillame G
A real delight
"Je vous conseille véritablement de prendre cette location car de véritables vacances s’annonce pour vous. Le maison était un véritable enchantement. Merci de votre accueil Translation: I really advise you to take this rental because a real vacation is coming for you. The house was a real delight. Thank you for your welcome."
Inés and family
Highly recommended
"Translation:- The house is very well, the kitchen is very well equipped, the mattresses are good, also the furniture. The towels, sheets and blankets are of quality but I would highlight above all the area where the house is located and the wonderful views that can be seen from the terraces. Highly recommended"
Inés y familia
Altamente recomendable
"La casa está muy bien, la cocina está muy bien equipada, los colchones son buenos , tambien los muebles. Las toallas, las sábanas y las mantas son de calidad pero destacaría por encima de todo eso el enclave donde está situada la casa y las maravillosas vistas que se ven desde las terrazas. Altamente recomendable"
Best family holiday
"What a beautiful place to stay. We were a party of 8 adults and teenagers and the villa provided plenty of space for everyone. The pool is fabulous with plenty of loungers and shaded areas with large seating areas for everyone to eat together. Morning coffee on the balconies or on the couches by the pool. Breakfast on the terrace and dinner at the BBQ area. All with a stunning view across the valley to the stunning mountains and a glimpse of the sea. It was a breeze to go to the delightful village of Vryses for our supplies. There are mini markers with everything we needed, a butcher a bakery and an amazing ice cream parlour. We ate in the tavernas by the river ( the best lamb chops) and found everyone we met to be so kind and helpful. Days out to the beaches of Georgioupoli, Kalyves and Almyrida and a couple of trips to the beautiful town of Chania for shopping and people watching. We spent a great day at Lake Kournas with pedalos and SUP boards. One of our best family holidays. We will return. Nothing was too much trouble for Diane and her team who responded quickly to any request and we are all a little enamoured of Spiros who fixed the telly and cleaned the pool and never stopped smiling. Thank you"
Fabrice's Family
A beautiful house
"Translation - Villa Artemis is a beautiful house with lots of space both in the rooms and in the common areas: at 5, we felt at home! The facilities are modern and the decor is nice. The outside of the house is fantastic, without any opposite, with a big terrace to eat, a living room of garden, and a marvelous swimming pool, very well maintained (like all the rest) and which made the happiness of the small ones and big ones. The villa is a little on the hillside, which allows to be quiet and have a beautiful view, while being 5 minutes from the national road, halfway between Canee and Rethymnon. The information provided by the Freelance holidays team is precise and clear, and they have been very responsive in responding to our messages. An ideal place to spend your holidays, and we would have liked to stay longer"
Fabrice's Family
Une maison magnifique
"La villa Artemis est une maison magnifique avec beaucoup d'espace aussi bien dans les chambres que dans les parties communes : à 5, nous nous sommes sentis comme chez nous ! Les équipements sont modernes et la décoration est agréable. L'extérieur de la maison est fantastique, sans aucun vis à vis, avec une grande terrasse pour manger, un salon de jardin, et une piscine merveilleuse, très bien entretenue (comme tout le reste) et qui a fait le bonheur des petits et des grands. La villa est un peu sur les hauteurs à flanc de colline, ce qui permet d'être au calme et d'avoir une très belle vue, tout en étant à 5minutes de la route nationale, àmi chemin entre La Canee et Rethymnon. Les indications données par l'équipe Freelance holidays sont précises et claires, et ils ont été très réactifs pour répondre à nos messages. Un endroit idéal où passer ses vacances, et nous aurions d'ailleurs souhaité pouvoir y rester plus longtemps "
Paul & family
"Everything went very well! Instructions both before arrival and in the villa were good and they replied really fast to all our questions."
Marvelous Villa & Location
"A great place for our 9 person, 3 generation family vacation. Kids and adults loved the pool, everyone found it convenient and comfortable, and the cooking amenities made it easy for us to explore Cretan cuisine on our own. We had a rental car breakdown ( NOT booked thru Freelance !!) within 30 minutes of driving--at 1 AM-- and Diane was helpful and courteous and the situation was quickly resolved. After one week we were still marvelling at the Villa, sea views and location--wonderful and many thanks to the entire team!"
Lovely Villa
"We had a great trip to Crete staying at this lovely villa! The welcome basket was highly appreciated after our late night arrival and the pictures really do not do this place justice. I would happily stay here again."
Best Villa, Ever
"Easily the best Villa we have stayed at ever, its amazing and the pictures do not do it justice. Freelance, provided excellent communication. Great location on Crete for exploring East, West and South. "
Wonderful villa
"Wonderful villa in a beautiful quiet location with great views of the surrounding area and a great garden with several seating and fantastic pool. The villa itself, especially the kitchen, is well equipped. Only a few minutes drive to Vrisses, there are taverns and supermarkets. Warmest recommendation! "
Wunderbare Villa
"Wunderbare Villa in herrlich ruhiger Lage mit großartigem Blick ins Umland und tollem Garten mit mehreren Sitzmöglichkeiten und fantastischem Pool. Die Villa selbst, vor allem die Küche, ist bestens ausgestattet. Nur wenige Fahrminuten nach Vrisses, dort gibt es Tavernen und Supermärkte. Wärmste Empfehlung!”"
Amazing Villa
"We spent an amazing week at Villa Artemis. The villa is big, well equipped and perfectly clean. There's a lot of space and the pool is beautiful. We enjoyed the view over all, magnificent! If you travel with young children, you will get everything you need (baby cot, high chair). We loved .Vrysses and going to the bakers and the tavernas with terraces around the river. Thank you Freelance Holidays, your help was perfect and professional! We totally recommend Villa Artemis.”"
Sandra P and family
"The house is very nice in an amazing landscape Very well furnished (inside and outside) Lovely balconies with the rooms The pool is beautiful and the garden lovely It’s a perfect place with kids We had a wonderful stay Super kind welcoming gifts when arriving I warmly recommend the house "
Perfect for our family
"We spent very good and very pleasant time in Villa Artemis ! Everything is perfect for a family. The swimming pool and the leaving room are big. The garden is nice. We were 8 ( 4 adults, 4 children ) during 3 days and the house was comfortable enough. In addition, the service of Freelance Holiday is great : next time in Crete we will go in one of their houses again."
"The villa is clean and the interior decoration is very tastefully. There is everything you need in the villa. the neighbourhood is quiet. to the next village with restaurant and supermarket it´s 20 minutes to walk or 5 minutes by car. the pool is very nice and clean. housekeeping works fine and friendly. you have much in the villa with all the bedrooms for many people. very big living room and kitchen."
Excellent Service & Villa
"The villa was very clean and was just as it appeared in the photos on Freelance's website. It exceeded my expectations in terms of size and space. It had a large open plan living area which was ideal for cooking and still being able to see everyone and be part of the chat and fun. I would definitely recommend. Prompt response to any queries prior to our holiday and likewise when we reported no satellite service to TV when we were at the villa. We were given a contact in Crete which was reassuring as travelling with my 3 children, and received helpful instructions and maps. The welcome pack of groceries waiting for us in the fridge was a lovely touch. Our cleaner really did a thorough clean and was very friendly and unobtrusive."
The Attrees
Spacious, well maintained Villa
"Spacious, well equipped and well maintained. Good views We've been using Freelance since they were first recommended to us by a friend about 20 years ago."
Wunderschön Haus!
"Die Vermieter-Familie ist sehr gastfreundlich und hat uns sehr herzlich empfangen. Das Haus ist wunderschön und gut ausgestattet. Wir waren rundum zufrieden und kommen gerne wieder."
Great Villa
"Upon arrival already prepared everything - including a welcome gift. Accommodation as described in one of the best taverns Maza (Costas) in the region. Overall great experience"
Insgesamt ein toller Aufenthalt
"Bei Ankunft bereits alles vorbereitet - inklusive Willkommensgeschenk. Unterkunft so wie beschrieben und in Maza eine der besten Tavernen (Costas) in der Region. Insgesamt ein toller Aufenthalt."
Slendid Villa & Views
"This is a cozy and well maintained villa with beautiful garden around the house which provides plenty of shadow even during the hottest hours. It has everything you can wish for. It also gives you a lot of privacy and calmness. Splendid view on the valley from the terrace which we enjoyed every evening while there! The nearest beaches are easily accessible if you have a car. Georgioupolis beach is a good one and is some 10-minute drive away. We also recommend to visit the Lake Kourna, which is a great experience. We truly appreciate the hospitality of the owners and the willingness to help and the overall good attitude of the Freelance-Holidays Team, special thanks to Diane! Most recommended!” "
Ahmed and wife
"The villa is amazing and has many places to set and take dinner or breakfast while enjoying the wonderful view of the mountains and green areas. We spent our honeymoon there and we were very happy with it. We do recommend this villa to everyone. The only thing we found diffucult was the curved sharp slope road to the villa; but we get used to it after passing it 3 times. The swimming pool was clean and the cleaning is done periodically using a timer. Although there is a villa just next to villa artemis, but the trees hides the place and makes it private. Although there is a road just beside the villa, but almost no body passes in this road. We saw only one car during the full week of stay. So, we enjoyed good level of privacy. The villa has a barbecue and a closeby seating for eating. Diane was very helpful; she called us to describe how to reach the place. And surprised us with welcome drinks for our honeymoon and snacks; she also helped us in finding joyful tours in crete"
Micahel D.
Very nice and large Villa
"“A very nice and large house a bit out of the way of everything. Nice and quiet with only the sound of the many cicada in the nearby olive trees as background noise. You really need a car to stay there, as there are a couple of kilometers to everything (shops, beach, restaurants etc.), and the road there is steep and narrow. Two nice covered terrasses where you can eat or rest. The pool is nice and private, as no-one passes on the road that goes by - we saw one car the entire week.”"
Fantastic Villa
"A fantastic villa that lived up to all expectations! Very clean, comfortable and private. Close to villages for supplies and within easy reach of Chania and surrounds. The Freelance Villas team (specifically Diane) were very helpful and professional."
Holly T
The accommodation was amazing
"The information given before and on arrival of our stay was brilliant. There was a welcome food gift with wine, beer, crisps and biscuits that was unexpected and very kind. The accommodation was amazing, with lots of lovely details and was as described and photographed. The air con in the bedrooms was a relief on the hot nights and the pool was so luxurious with plenty of loungers and seating (there was a sofa and chairs outside that I don't think was photographed, lovely and shaded for reading a book). We ate outside every morning and the two dining areas were great. The BBQ was an excellent facility too, with a great view. We bought our shopping from the bakery, butcher and mini markets in the nearest village Vryses where all the locals were really friendly and there was a lovely shaded eating area by the stream/fountains with a choice of a few restaurants/cafes, our daughter loved running over the little bridges and watching the geese. We hired a car and drove through the mountains to many beautiful beaches, our highlight was Elafonisi beach and also Chania old town and harbour were beautiful with lovely shops and restaurants. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Villa Artemis or the area we stayed in, we would love to come back. Thank you Freelance-Holidays & Diana"
Andy B
Beautiful place!
"We had an absolutely great and unforgettable time at this beautiful place with its breathtaking views!"
Dimitris and friends
Everything was perfect
"Everything was perfect the house was very big and beautifully decorated. The freelance team gave us a lot of information about everything directions from the airport, local tavernas, supermarkets, beautiful beaches. Anything you could possibly need. The house was clean the view was amazing we are very satisfied with our choice. "
Katherine K
Gorgeous Pool and View
"An excellent private villa with a gorgeous pool and view! It is close to the rural and very pretty village of Armeni and we soon settled into the Cretan way of life. Diane's travel guide was second to none and with it we navigated Chania, Kalives and more. We definitely benefitted from hiring a car for this villa but it was well worth the effort! ”"
Kate H
Beautiful Villa
"This is a beautiful villa and the freelance team were really helpful throughout the holiday. The location of the villa is perfect for a relaxing break :). Can't wait to go back :)”"
Ian Johnston
Fantastic . Coming back soon
"I have waited a while to write a review, as I wanted to ensure that I kept it a bit secret at least until I re-booked for next year. Of course, the flip side is that I cannot remember quite so much in detail. - As a family of 4, we had a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing holiday. - The facilities were excellent: I do not think I would have wanted a villa without Aircon given how hot it was in August, but the pool took care of that. - The balcony's were good to sit on; There were many places at different angles (important if you wanted to avoid or follow the sun) to sit and read, - The WIFI gave sufficient speed to keep our (teenage) kids happy. - The pool was divine in the heat, and great at night with the lights. The BBQ worked well, and we had a couple of lovely meals. - There is a radio with ipod classic/touch docking so you can play music easily. - The TV gets satellite, but seems to be eastern med and arabic primarily, but there is a DVD player should you wish to take films to watch, or use those in the Villa. Good range of english books too. - As someone else commented, Vrisses is quiet and charming. - There is a stream with fountains and Cafe/restaurants, and a wonderful bakery/deli. - There are 2 supermarkets. The owners of one took our shopping to the car. We visited some of the recommended taverna's nearby and had lovely meals that felt authentic. - I would warn that being on a hill, the roads became quite narrow and steep, but the Hire car took care of that. [We only landed around 23:00 but found it okay in the dark]. You can match much of the route on Google Streetview against the instructions, which helped. All in all, thanks Freelance. Looking forward to our visit in 2015 already."
David Guyatt
Relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting.
"Villa Artemis is a very pleasant and comfortable villa with outstanding views down into the valley of Vrisses. We would highly recommend it to anyone else wishing to have a villa holiday in Crtete. We also wish also to thank the owners for their unusual kindness in coming out on the last night of our holiday to help us fix a tyre puncture in the hire car. And also thanks to Diane, the Freelance agent in Chania for always being there to help with any problems that might occur. Altogether a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting. Best wishes, David Guyatt "
Joanna Stylianou
"My husband and I stayed at Villa Artemis with our adult children and their partners. We had a wonderful 10 days the most relaxing holiday I think we have ever had. The Villa was perfect, comfortable well equiped and in a beautiful setting, plenty of room for us all to have our privacy, we spent most of our time at the Villa making full use of the pool. Vrisses the nearest village was lovely, the people so friendly and helpful, we got to know the baker and the supermarket owner. I would return to Villa Artemis with no reservation. I must mention the owner "Despina" who was extremly helpful and kept the pool and garden in emaculate condition."
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The Humpies
Simply fantastic
"Fantastic week, all three generations loved the villa, pool, the views and the local tavernas, we will be back"
Hannah W
Lovely Villa
"Lovely Villa. Everything was spotlessly clean and lots of space for all. The views are amazing. We enjoyed the walk to Maza (not so much the walk back - it's quite uphill!) Vrysses is a buzzing little town and we had an excellent meal at the taverna on the other side of the river. Also bought take away Gyros Souvlaki one evening and ate them by the pool - delicious and cheap meal. Lots of nice sandy beaches within easy drive, but it was always lovely coming back to our Villa in the hills. Thank you Freelance, we'll be back."
Sophie G
Absolutely delightful
"We just want to say a big thank you after a wonderful week in Villa Artemis in Crete. The level of service from yourselves and your partners has been outstanding. We were met in Chania Airport by the car hire rep George. We asked him about where to find a midnight Easter Mass - this was close to Midnight on Easter Saturday. He led us to Souda, where literally thousands of locals were celebrating in front of the church. Soon the bonfire was lit to burn Judas and the most amazing fireworks display crowned the event. George stayed with us and led us out of Souda afterwards - we are very grateful to him for sharing this with us. A few days later, we discovered that the wifi in the house was not working. Minutes after sending an email to Diane regarding this, the owner and her son were at the door and addressed the matter. The villa itself is absolutely delightful - every bit as wonderful as we had hoped after seeing the pictures on your website. We will definitely book with you again."
The Frasers
"The whole experience was a delight. The whole process was so easy, and when we got to the Villa Artemis, the location, view and pool were superb. It couldn't have been a nicer holiday! The owner, Despina, was incredibly helpful and so I cannot find fault with anything."
Keith Lemmon
Absolutely first class
"Having returned to Denmark I just want to let you know that we have had a wonderful holiday on Crete, and that the house was far above our expectations and hopes. It is the first time we have rented a house where the pictures we have seen do not do it justice. The service we have received from Freelance Holidays, Diane and everyone else involved has been absolutely first class. Thanks !! "
John Deacon
An excellent Villa
"Apart from the villa being excellent and in a lovely location the aspect of your service that I most appreciated was your help in obtaining a hire car for 6 people. I'm not that familiar with vehicles of that size, but I did have some specific requirements in mind, and the vehicle that you found us was absolutely spot-on in meeting my mental spec. Many thanks. We are very happy to recommend the Taverna Paradiso in Georgioupolis the owner there is great, and so is the food! "
Judith Schofield
"A truly lovely villa in fantastic setting and the three of us really enjoyed our two weeks! Also Despina, the owner, and various family members, were very nice indeed."
tracey mayes
"We had the most wonderful time at Villa Artemis, it was so idylic and very romantic. The villa is in a beautiful location, although it is up a very bendy road.It is one of the best holidays I have ever had. Our compliments to Freelance as they went over and beyond the call of duty for us and found us Villa Artemis. Their service is impeccable and I have already recommended them to friends"
2020 Car Hire in Crete
Group 01/01
to 11/05
to 06/07
to 08/09
to 05/10
to 31/12

 - Group B Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsB

Hyundai I10, Fiat Panda 3dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


 - Group C Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsC

Citroen C3, Nissan Micra 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group D Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsD

Peugeot 208 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group E Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsE

Peugeot 308, Nissan Note 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group F Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsF

Suzuki Jimny 4x4, Vitara 1300cc 2 dr (Soft Top)/similar - 4 seats 


 - Group G Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsG

Minibus Fiat Doblo, Citroen Berlino(inc Roof Rack/Air Cond)/similar-7 seats


 - Group G2 Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsG2

Minibus Fiat Scudo, Citroen Jumpy (Air Cond)/similar - 9 seats


 - Group H Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsH

Automatic Citroen C3, Hyundai i20 5 door (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group H2 Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsH2

Automatic Nissan Juke, Toyota Auris (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group I2 Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsI2

Cabriolet. Peugeot 308 2dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


 - Group K Greek Villa Holidays In Greek IslandsK

 Automatic Jeep Renegade (SUV/Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


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Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports

We don't book flights, we prefer to stick to what we love doing ( finding the best villas in the best places) below is  a rather good app showing flight routes, airlines, prices with links to the airlines to book.

** Top Tip **, if you avoid flying at the weekends or in different durations, 5,10 16 nights, flights are often a lot cheaper, and remember with Freelance you can arrive ANY DAY at our villas, good eh ...

If you prefer to talk;

Alan Garner - IAG If you prefer to speak to someone, we have found Alan Garner at VHG  Flights (A fully ATOL bonded company ATOL5889) very helpful (mention our  name when booking), you can call Alan on 01444 225 618 during office hours.





Sunday Times

Half-term sunshine guaranteed

You’ve seen the forecast. Do you really want to risk a half-term at home? Thought not — so we've picked June’s hottest family bargains

Stephen Bleach 

Flexible Crete
The pitfall of last-minute villa rentals is finding flights — rigid Saturday changeover days can send demand, and prices, through the roof. Freelance Holidays (01789 297705, freelance-holidays.co.uk) lets you rent by the day, so you can cherry-pick the cheapest fares. The lovely Villa Artemis, on Crete, which sleeps six and has a private pool, nearby Vrisses has good-value Tavernas and the wide, sandy beach at Georgioupolis is free. Airlines flying to Chania and Heraklion include EasyJet (0843 104 5000, easyjet.com) and Thomas Cook (flythomascook.com).

The weather: high 20s and dry — Crete averages 3mm of rain for the whole of June.

News and Press Articles

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