Crete Villas

From the impressive archaeological site of Knossos to Blue Flag beaches that make Greece’s largest island a must for lovers of sun, sea and sand, Crete is a hugely diverse destination – and our luxury villas with private pools have been carefully chosen to ensure that the best holiday highlights are all within easy reach.

Crete is a hundred villa holidays in one. The most easterly parts of the island are a journey off the beaten track whilst, not far away in Elounda, a luxury villa holiday means you’ll be rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. But there’s always the option for a quiet supper in the mountain villages or a spot of seafood on the seafront before you make your way back to you villa, stomach full and filled with a day of sunshine.

Make the most of your luxury villa holiday

Crete’s many gorges, canyons and caves, along with the towering peaks of the White Mountains will satisfy anyone with a passion for dramatic landscapes whilst the vibrant towns of Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno bring a more cosmopolitan ambience to your luxury villa holiday. However, there are lower-key resorts, atmospheric old towns and numerous archaeological sites to ensure the authentic, traditional, historic side of Crete is always there to be experienced.

The villa that was made for you

Including Wifi and air-conditioning, all the essentials are in place, whichever handpicked luxury villa you choose. Private pools also come as standard – although the views are anything but – and you’ll find a welcome hamper waiting for you, alongside the promise of an unforgettable holiday in a luxury villa that could have been made for you.   

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  • "The location of Cedar Bay Beachside Villas directly on a beautiful beach combined with the very high standard of accommodation and the luxury of a private pool made this the best holiday we have had in Greece... Strolling along the beach in the evening to eat in the excellent tavernas was a delight.... seriously, who needs the Maldives?"

    Mr Piwowar, Cedar Bay Beachside Villas, Crete 2018

  • "It’s rare for a villa holiday to exceed expectations when the pictures on the website are so spectacular, but that’s what Simpson Travel managed with The Shore House, with close attention to needs and comfort, and all with tremendous ease of use for us. A very high bar has now been set."

    Mr O Teale, The Shore House, Crete 2018

  • "Villa Trouli is an absolute gem – a beautiful villa with expansive views over the surrounding olive groves to the sea in the north and to the White Mountains to the south."

    Alvin Wilby, Villa Trouli, Crete 2018

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