Greece’s largest island is a marvellous place for family vacations, road trips, adventurous or leisure holidays or wine tourism. Thanks to its sheer size, it offers not only a plethora of experiences for travellers but also a variety of accommodation options. Here are the best Airbnb rentals you can find in Crete.
Located in the small, peaceful village of Ferma, on the southeast coast of Crete between Ierapetra and Makrigialos, this one-bedroom, sea-view apartment lies by the beach and comes with a spacious balcony where you can enjoy the view while having breakfast in the morning or even drinks at night. It accommodates up to five guests and a baby and features all necessary amenities for a relaxing and comfortable stay in Ferma.
Mesogitonia House is a charming house in the hamlet of Zakros, on the eastern coast of Crete, and just a few minutes from gorgeous beaches. The area has managed to escape mass tourism development and has preserved an authentic charm, all while featuring a Minoan archaeological site. The house is large and accessible via a separate entrance. It includes a private backyard, a living room (with a sofa and a sofa bed), a recently renovated, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other with a bunk bed) and a bathroom.
Boasting a convenient location in Heraklion, near the port and the archaeological museum, this chic and cosy apartment includes two bedrooms, a living room with two sofa beds, a kitchen and a bathroom. The house’s two very helpful hostesses, Eva and her mother Sofia, offer a warm and welcoming experience in their city. The apartment is charming and the small courtyard even more so, where you can enjoy your meals or simply relax after exploring the city.
Falassarna Beach lies in the province of Kissamos, on the northwest coast of Crete. This cute bungalow can host up to six guests, which makes it a perfect place for families or groups. It features two bedrooms, one bathroom and a small kitchen and is just a few meters from the famous beach. It also includes a front yard and backyard, where you can spend long hours reading, relaxing or even eat in the outdoor dining area.
Lying right on the waterfront in Heraklion, Villa Kouvohori is a stunning seaside escape for big groups of up to 14 guests. The villa has four bathrooms, five bedrooms, a spacious and bright living area and a fully equipped kitchen. The backyard is large and perfectly adequate for children, while the outdoor stone oven and barbecue make it an ideal spot for dinners al fresco. Whether you are a big wedding party, a group of friends or a family reunion, you will have a lovely time at the villa.
Maria's house on the seafront | Courtesy of Maria/Airbnb
Maria’s house lies close to a bus stop in Chania and has been recently renovated. Spacious and clean, it can sleep up to five guests in two bedrooms. It has a beautiful outdoor courtyard, while the kitchen allows you to cook meals as a group. Maria, the hostess, is always happy to organise snorkelling tours, private cruises, car rentals and any other activities you can think of.
Old Town Traditional Stone House | Courtesy of Chrysoula/Airbnb
As one of the most preserved medieval towns in Crete, it is only natural that you should stay in a traditional stone house in Rethymnon. Tucked away right by the Old Town Fortress, this small studio for two guests is quaint, picturesque and simple and includes a sleeping area, a small kitchenette and a bathroom. Whether you are a couple travelling together or a solo adventurer, the convenient location and the cute and clean interior make it an ideal spot to stay. Ask your hostess for some recommendations; she will be more than happy to help make your stay in Rethymnon a breeze.