The 12 Best Airbnbs In Crete, Greece

July 30, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Crete, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Crete and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Villa Sylvana

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $700 per night, airbnb.com

With stone walls, arched doorways, beamed ceilings, and cozy fireplaces, the interiors of Villa Sylvana are warm and welcoming. The villa’s living spaces extend to its stone terraces, lined with benches made for reading, and a charming tiled outdoor dining area. An inviting pool is surrounded by an equally tempting deck with lounge chairs and views of the hills. The unique dining area has a modern semi-circular bar-style table that can seat up to fourteen guests making this an ideal location for family reunion dinners or a wedding celebration.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Greek islands at Villa Sylvana. Set amid rolling hills, the traditional five-bedroom stone villa feels as though it’s been part of the landscape for centuries, but is outfitted with modern luxuries. With the town of Gavalochori a short walk away and four beaches a short drive away, the property makes it easy to explore the island.”

Amenities

Pool | Dining area | TV | Kitchen | Wifi | Air conditioning | Washer | Safe | Garage parking |

#2 Villa Rhea

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $700 per night, airbnb.com

Villa Rhea combines ancient building materials, like stone and wood, with modern-minimalistic design to create a unique take on traditional Greek homes. The decor is made simple with a natural color scheme with hints of turquoise that remind you that the beautiful ocean is just outside. With 3 huge bedrooms accommodating up to 6 people, it’s a nice romantic getaway for 3 couples wanting to spend time together.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Tucked into the lush hillside of Kokkino Chorio, this luxurious Greek villa has the proximity of a resort and the privacy of a family home. Just minutes from two gorgeous beachfront areas, the quaint fishing village of Plaka, and the bustling city life of Chania, Villa Rhea encompasses every aspect of the Greek Island lifestyle. And, with dynamic views of the Ocean, hillside, and distant mountains, you’re sure to feel at one with the natural elements of your serene surroundings.”

Amenities

Pool | Dining area for 6 people | BBQ grill | Alfresco shower | Sun loungers | Library | TV | Chef’s kitchen | Sound system | Kitchen | Wifi | Air conditioning

#3 Fos Villa

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $380 per night, airbnb.com

This villa’s interior is a study in economical space use and tasteful outfitting, with a decor scheme making use of traditional Greek whites and timber. Passing a relaxed afternoon on the home’s sun loungers, or chilling out with the home’s entertainment system is always a pleasure at Fos Villa. Within close proximity to a number of excellent beaches, Fos Villa makes an excellent base for a beach wedding on a Greek island.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Sharp aesthetics define this coastal villa, complete with seaside views and ample space. With this brand new home, guests can kick off a pleasant day on Crete with a dip in the swimming pool, before sipping coffee under the sunlit terrace’s trees. The stylish, and functional interior is perfected by subtle design touches, with beaches, Chania’s Venetian Harbor and the rich Cretan countryside nearby. “

Amenities

Pool | Alfresco shower | Charcoal barbeque | Sun loungers | Dining area | TV | PlayStation | Smart TV | Satellite TV | Kitchen | Coffee maker | Wifi

#4 Villa Annie

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $370 per night, airbnb.com

Capture views stretching from the mountains to the sea, and on to the village of Apokoronas from Villa Annie’s rooftop patio, multiple terrace areas, and scenic suites. It’s an ideal place for a family of 6 with adult children with multiple terrace areas, and suites that offer relaxing spaces to catch up on a little reading, or stretching out for an afternoon nap. Otherwise, take the party to a small, local tavern, check out the villages of Kera, Almyrida, and Kalives, all are around a 6-minute drive away.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Pour yourself a glass of local wine to sip on the rooftop patio, where rolling hillside views and gorgeous Cretian sunsets are captured from 360-degrees. With barely any neighbors in-sight, you’ll enjoy a uniquely secluded atmosphere, despite the villa’s 6-km proximity to the beaches of Kera. In the morning, stroll into Douliana by backcountry pathways for a cappuccino and a fresh pastry.”

Amenities

Infinity pool | BBQ grill | Outdoor kitchen | Terrace | Wood-burning fireplace | Satellite TV | Kitchen | Wifi | Washer | Security cameras | Parking | Stand alone rain shower

#5 Seaside Cottage With Private Tennis Court And Sea Access

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

The cottage, located in Elounda is part of a large estate and enjoys exceptional views and amenities. With two bedrooms to keep 4 people comfortable, this cottage offers a close distance to the serene sandy beaches and many places to enjoy the fine Cretan night-life and cuisine. Tasteful and cheerful decoration can be seen throughout the cottage, perfect for a girls-trip getaway to Greece.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Cool off in the Aegean by this exclusive retreat. Discover a place to recharge boasting expansive vistas, a private gated entry, a tennis court, a lounge deck on the water’s edge, manicured grounds, a Greek chapel, and access to a pool. “Our guests have loved the time they have spent here. We do all we can to make your stay memorable.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“I don’t know how my wife does it but she discovered another amazing place. Without a doubt one of the very best stays you will ever experience. There is nothing that could be improved.” – Ian
“What a beautiful, secluded, peaceful spot to enjoy. The gardens that surround the cottage are beautiful and the view is stunning. We particularly enjoyed watching the sunrise from our beds each morning.” – Melinda
“Very beautiful, quiet, secluded place! large territory, swimming pool, tennis court, benches where you can read a book or watch the sunrise. The guest house where we lived is beautiful, especially art.” – Yulia
“It was just amazing. We had access to the private pool, the tennis court (was in perfect shape) and the sea, whenever we wanted. We enjoyed every second at that beautiful cottage.” – Johannes
“Mary was the best host. This property is gorgeous. Five stars all around.” – Kosta

#6 Casa Minaretto Bijou Luxury Home With A Secluded Roof Garden

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

Right in the city center of Chania with a wide selection of restaurants and bars close by, this is a perfect place to celebrate your wedding anniversary and renew your wedding vows especially with the St. Nicholas Church nearby. The piece-de-resistance of this charming abode would be the spacious roof terrace where you get sun throughout the day. Located in a quiet, winding lane next to trendy Splantzia Square, it’s everything you need for a comfortable and romantic stay.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Soak up fantastic sunset views of St. Nicholas Church and the Minaret of Splantzia at a 200-year-old Venetian townhouse in the heart of the old town. Sit out in the private roof garden and breathe in the sweet scent of the lemon trees”.

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Irinas Appartement is well located in the old city center. You can reach everything easy without a car. The interior are awesome and makes it special to stay here.” – Claus
“Irina’s home feels like a comfortable and beautiful retreat. We were so impressed by how cozy the space feels, how well we slept, and how good we felt in every part of this gorgeous house. Also, Irina is a fabulous host” – Phillip
“This is a beautiful house right in the city centre of Chania with a wide selection of restaurants and bars close by. Irina was incredibly welcoming and helpful with her tips for Chania and surrounding.” – Lea
“Irina’s style as a host is very personal and very professional at the same time. Irina is a great ambassador for Chania and Crete and will help you make the best of your holiday no matter what your interests and focus are.” – Gudrun Elisabeth
“Irina’ house is the perfect place to call home during your stay in Chania. The welcome was super. Lots of great advice and information provided by Irina.” – Daniel
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#7 Minimalist Sanctuary With Valley And Sea View

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

Far from the busy tourist areas, this minimalist house is set among an endless lane of olive trees and is strategically placed close to all the world-famous beaches in the region. If you love your sun and sand with a side of music, head to Crete in June for Matala’s horseshoe bay for the (free) rock, folk, and jazz festival.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Find inspiration amid stunning surrounding nature in a home that flirts with Le Corbusier’s Le Cabanon. Uncover a hidden retreat designed on the philosophy of the minimum possible dimensions but the maximum physical and spiritual comfort.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Sofia & Antonis were excellent hosts. Antonis met me nearby to ensure I did not have any problems arriving at the property & to ensure an easy check-in. Sofia always responded immediately when I had a question.” – Alan
“I absolutely loved my stay in Sofia and Antonis’ beautiful retreat. The space is incredibly well designed with wonderful views. Sofia and Antonis were extremely friendly and helpful.” – Tiiram
“This is hands down the best airbnb house we’ve been to! The architecture and simplicity of the house was super inspiring. It’s location within the olive orchard serene and easeful.” – Timen
“A beautiful place to stay! Located within driving distance of incredible and famous beaches of western Crete, e. g.” – Polina
“What an amazing place! Sofia and Antonis have built something truly unique in the middle of olive trees. Great views, very cool style and still so cosy!” – Simone

#8 Stroll To Many Beaches Near A Modern High-Tech House

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

This open & airy house is nestled in the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos, with 4 beaches in the area. With 2 bedrooms and walking distance to the beach, this beautifully furnished home is ideal for a family with kids- they can literally run to the beach for hours of play under the sun.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Climb a set of white steps at the front of an all-white exterior and enter a sparkling new architect’s house. Double-height ceilings bring in volumes of light, creating an open and airy feel. Large grey floor tiles keep everything cool underfoot. Completed just a year ago, full equipped, with brand new electronics, this lovely and modern house is the best place to spend your nights in Agios Nikolaos!”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades | Pets allowed

Guest Reviews

“Absolutely the very best in every way from the location, the host, the amenities and the price. Would recommend without hesitation.” – James
“Lovely house really convenient for Agios N and beautifully fitted out.” – Paul
“Holyday at Theodora’s home is really a very very good choise.. even better than the pictures. Don t hesitate…” – Johan
“The best Airbnb I stayed in. Everything is new and the decoration is perfect. The Host was super welcoming and the location is perfect not noisy and 5 mins walk from the beautiful city center.” – Anais
“Fantastic place to stay. Theodora has thought about the little touches. Quiet with an easy walk to town or beaches.” – Warwick

#9 Contemporary Loft With Terrace Views Of Kissamos Gulf

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

Kissamos Town is where this charming and contemporary furnished 1-bedroom home is located. Crete is a beach paradise known the world over and this home is close to the best and undoubtedly the most Instagrammable beach, Elafonisi for its pristine pink sands and sweeping dunes. Stay here if you want to be close to this beach to Snapchat your experience in Crete.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Return from a sunny island exploration and cool down in a room with a vaulted ceiling and tile floors. The fully equipped kitchen shares a minimalist aesthetic with the rest of the space. Sunbathe on a spacious terrace and dine on a sheltered patio. Cleaning protocols for COVID-19 are implemented in the property.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades | Air conditioning | Beach essentials

Guest Reviews

“Wonderful! Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed staying there. The place looks exactly as shown in the pictures and the huge terrace is beautiful.” – Manuel
“Vailis, Marili and their family are nice and generous hosts as well as totally reliable.” – Jean-Paul
“Lovely apartment with beautiful roof terrace , well equipped kitchen and very friendly hosts. WiFi was fast and available on the terrace. We got a bottle of their own wine and olive oil as presents.” – Philipp
“Perfect place. Thank you.” – Danielle
“We loved our time at the Horizonte loft and were so sad we had to leave. The open plan layout was super stylish, clean and had everything (and more! ) you needed for a great holiday.” – Karen

#10 Modern And Retro Kissamos Guesthouse With Vegetable Garden

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

Close to markets, fruit and vegetable stores, banks, and a post office, it’s an ideal listing for a long stay. This 1-bedroom apartment is suitable for the travelling freelancer in search of a neighbourhood home. Pick vegetables from the garden and cook up an organic meal, sit in the balcony with the resident cats while working and as the day ends, take a 5-minute stroll to the beach to enjoy the setting sun.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Bask in the Cretan sunshine on the terrace of Penelope’s Hidden Garden. This elegant guesthouse combines traditional and industrial design, with a striking rope construction separating the space, with stylish fixtures and fittings throughout. “Sit on the terrace with the cats to keep you company, and enjoy all the fruit the garden provides. ”We were extremely satisfied with our stay at Giannis guesthouse and totally recommend it to everyone who wants to visit Kissamos/ the western area of Crete!”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials 

Guest Reviews

“We were extremely satisfied with our stay at Giannis guesthouse and totally recommend it.! It‘s super clean, stylish and we really loved the garden with yummy vegetables!” – So
“Giannis place was simply amazing. We found everything what one might need for cooking. Even we could pick vegetables from the garden.” – Ieva
“Lovely apartment in easy reach of Chania, and Balos and Elafonissi beaches. Easy check in/out and Giannis was a great host.” – Hayley
“Giannis guest house was great. The layout of the guesthouse was great, it’s very spacious and modern, the bed is nice and big and very comfortable.” – Nadine
“There is not one thing I would change about this Airbnb and my experience. Location is perfect for any activity, restaurant or market yet is tucked away and private.” – Breanna

#11 Renovated Corner House Hideaway Of Authentic Venetian Stone

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Thoughtfully adapted in a contemporary style whilst honoring the classic traditional Cretan stone house architecture, this 1-bedroom home is tucked into a winding street in Chania Old Town. Near the seafront, Venetian harbour, and many great restaurants and bars, perfect for the honeymooning couple as it has a little bit of privacy but the close distance to many of Crete’s lifestyle cafes and restaurants.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Soak up the history of this charming house built in the days of Venetian rule, with the original stonework exposed to create quirky decorative features. Set over two storeys, it’s compact but filled with light and offers modern comforts, too.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“This the place to stay in Hania! Right in the mid point of the old harbour and the church square, just a minute walk to each. The house is beautiful and well restored, feels much better than it seems on the pictures.” – Uluc & Esma
“This apartment is stunning with an excellent location in town. Michalis was very friendly and hospitable, and responded within minutes when communicating. Thank you for a great experience in Chania!” – Moira
“Amazing place, very clean and very well equiped. The location is very central, walking distance to the old port. Michalis was very nice and very helpful!!!!!!” – Sotirios
“Michalis and his place were awesome! We just absolutely adore this place! Michalis could not have been more accommodating!” – John
“Michalis was a fantastic and thoughtful host. He went out of his way to make sure we had a smooth check-in, and the place was beautiful! Thank you for a wonderful stay in Chania” – Rebecca

#12 Detached House With Intense Presence Of Wood And Stunning Sea Views

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

The whole Platanias feels like it’s in the palm of your hand when you stay at this 2 bedroom home. It’s an ideal setting for a family of 4. Have family breakfasts and evening drinks on the terrace enjoying the sunset-you’ll love the view and it is something you will never forget. For a little bit of history, take a drive to Chania’s war museum, with its personal accounts and artifacts from the Battle of Crete, guaranteed to keep your children engaged.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Passing the spectacular front door, the look falls to the earthy materials, clean lines and the warm and intimate atmosphere of this original building. The excitement rises as the lounge overlooks the sea.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“At Ioanna’s place, we spent one week of vacations in July 2020. Everything in the apartment was as in the pictures: new, decorated with taste and convenient for living.” – Andrej
“Simply spectacular location and views in friendly Platanias. The home was comfortable and Ionna very hospitable. Highly recommended!” – Alex
“Wow, perfect! Ioanna was lovely and helpful. The place was amazing, well equipped and functional.” – Alexia
“Loanna was hands down, the best Airbnb host I’ve ever had. She went above and beyond when it came to communication and making sure everything was great for our stay. The views were beautiful.” – Emma
“Loanna is absolutely amazing! She’s so thoughtful and kind. She made this stay so effortless and comfortable.” – Lea
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