Being doused in sunshine for much of the year, blessed with a periphery of beautiful golden beaches and hidden little coves, and laden with ancient sites of historical interest, it’s not surprising that Crete remains one of Europe’s top holiday destinations.
Couples looking for romantic breaks, families wanting fun in the sun and discerning travellers yearning for some cultural enlightenment, Crete has something for everyone.
If you’re looking for high-quality, self-catering accommodation with a private pool on the beautiful island of Crete for a family holiday, take a look at the following three Vintage Travel villas in Crete.
Asterion, Agia Triada, Rethimnon
Asterion is a stunning stone-built country house that enjoy fabulous views of the surrounding countryside that stretches across to the sea. This beautifully-presented rural home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, sleeping up to six guests in comfort – perfect for larger families.
Asterion’s circular pool will undoubtedly be the focal point of al-fresco fun, which looks out towards the most captivating of views. The village of Agia Triada is just 1km from this beautiful country home.
Epavlis Plaka, Plaka Almyrida
Another stunning three-bedroom, three bathroom villa on Crete that can sleep six guests is the fabulous Epavlis Plaka. This traditional-style home is just 1km from Almyrida Beach and a five-minute walk from authentic Greek tavernas, making it a great choice of accommodation for families.
Though with a fantastic swimming pool, a spacious sun terrace and a built-in barbecue, persuading the family to leave Epavlis Plaka’s grounds might be challenging!
Blue Sea, Maleme
Families of four might be attracted to the impressive villa that goes by the name of Blue Sea, likely to have derived from the vast stretch of beach virtually at the bottom of the villa’s garden.
This fantastic cubist, whitewashed villa is contemporary, spacious and is located in the most enviable of positions just 100m from Maleme Beach and 300m from a local taverna. Blue Sea has two bedrooms and three bathrooms, comfortably sleeping families of four.