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As you laze at a sleepy taverna and marvel at the startling clarity of the deep ultramarine sea, sipping ice cold beer or retsina, you will already have succumbed to the timeless magic of Greece.

The spirit of Crete is heavily reflected in the island`s landscapes and culture. With its soaring mountains and fertile plains in the palaces of the Crete Minoan era and the castles, mosques and minarets of Venetian and Turkish conquerors, there is no better time to come and visit. Above all it is the traditional hospitality of the Cretan people with their infectious love of life and enjoyment of simple pleasures that makes Crete villa holidays perfect. Crete is a land for all temperaments, blending fascinating layers of history with a proud and thriving folklore in a powerfully beautiful setting.

Crete, however, is a land apart, a unique island with a vibrancy and sheer diversity... more +

...that weaves its own special sirens spell on all who visit her. Fringed by long sandy beaches, rocky coves and towering cliffs, the green but frequently rugged scenery is splashed with patches of vivid colour as wild flowers run riot through the fields and olive groves.

Crete is a much larger island than most people imagine, being 280 km long and up to 64 km wide. There are still a surprising number of unspoilt areas of Crete as yet undiscovered by mass tourism where deserted beaches genuinely still exist and where you can still wine and dine in the local taverna for astonishingly low prices.

Chania & West Crete

Still relatively uncommercialised and authentic, Western Crete & Chania just waits to be explored. Here, the magnificent White Mountains bestride the landscape and melted snow from their high slopes waters the fertile coastal plains, where orange, lemon and olive groves flourish and superb fruit and vegetables of every description grow in amazing profusion.

This part of Crete also boasts some of the island's best beaches, especially the coast west of Chania making this an ideal location for Crete villa holidays. One long 15km stretch of sandy beach is diffused with rocky outcrops and bustling villages which offer numerous waterside tavernas. Instead of the usual bed and breakfast arrangements or conventional hotel bookings, it may be worth considering Crete villa holidays for that added touch of luxury holiday accommodation. There are a wide range of holiday villas in Crete to choose from depending on your preferences and your budget, so you can guarantee that you will find the perfect choice for you.

Crete itself has some fantastic landscapes and has immense natural beauty, so considering Crete villa holidays may be one of the best ways to experience this gorgeous country in style and comfort. There are a number of holiday villas in Crete that are placed in some prime locations, often near stunning beaches, as well as more private locations, so you can decide easily on which holiday villa in Crete takes your fancy, based on what you want to get out of the holiday.

We also provide a large number of different types of holiday villas in Crete to choose from, including properties with private swimming pools, Cretan village houses, traditional properties and apartments. There are a large amount of beautiful and unspoilt areas, some of which are right on the doorstep of some of the holiday villas in Crete that can be booked here.

To maximise your Villa holiday enjoyment, and to spend a little time living in luxury, there can hardly be a better way than to relax at one of our holiday villas in Crete. Feel free to browse our website for more information on great deals and availability.

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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.

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Diane Steger, (pictured left) is the Crete/Kefalonia Operations Director and together with her able staff, who are based in Diana's Travel near Chania, are only ever a phone call (or text) away 24hrs a day-7 days a week, should you need any advice or help whilst on your Villa holiday. So knowing you're in good and experienced hands, all you have to do is relax.

Your Villa or Apartment in Crete will be meticulously prepared for your arrival and equipped with our famous Villa information file, which contains very practical information about your Villa or Apartment, useful tips about your area and further afield. Interesting routes to places that shouldn't be missed, beach maps plus a whole lot more, so that you can quickly get your bearings. A helpful recommended taverna guide is also provided so that you are pointed in the right direction from day one.

Mr and Mrs Woods-Davison, Villa Nynemia.
"A few things struck us about the excellence of Freelance Holidays: booking staff in the UK, nothing was too much trouble for them. The owner of our Crete villa was really helpful indeed. All these things, apart from the Villa itself - which was even better than we had expected - would make us book with freelance holidays again. Knowing if we had a problem you company would help us gave us peace of mind for our holiday. We will be booking again with you! Thank you to you and to all your staff."

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Villa Nikoletta, Crete Latest review - Villa Nikoletta, Crete
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"Villa Nikoletta is exactly like is presented in the pictures, We had everything we needed and the house was fully equiped. It is a beautiful village, very authentic and calm. We had privacy and a relaxing holiday. Thank you very much for the amazing honeymoon vacation. We had an amazing time in Crete and the Villa was perfect for us. "
Dana D - Jul 2015