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Crete Escapes

Chania, Crete, Greece

Crete Escapes
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If you are looking for a holiday property on the North coast of Crete we have a great selection of villas with pools to choose from.

Each property has been handpicked and represents the best that this beautiful island has to offer.

For those that enjoy natural beauty and a laid back atmosphere, a Crete villa in the Chania area is an excellent choice.

Crete, island of the Minoan civilization, has everything to offer – mountains, crystal clear seas, blue flag beaches, historical towns, traditional villages and an abundance of locally grown produce.

We specialize in the areas near to the beautiful city of Chania in the north west of the island.


Things You Should Know

Crete is the most southerly Greek island with an agreeable climate. The tourist season usually starts around April and lasts until the end of October. The spring (April) is a good time to visit, for hiking and to see the beautiful flowers. In early summer (May and June) the temperatures will be climbing steadily to an average in the mid 20's. This is a good time to visit if you don't have to keep to school holiday dates as the climate is very pleasant and there are few crowds. July and August are the busiest (and hottest) months with tourists from all over Europe choosing Crete for their holiday destination. The north westerly winds usually moderate the temperatures but it's best to make sure that your holiday accommodation offers shelter from the hot sun. It goes without saying that the sea will be warm. September is still high season with warm, sunny days and the sea is still warm. The season draws to a close in October but this is a perfect month for visiting the island as the sea is still warm for swimming and activities such as hiking and visiting the archaeological sites can be undertaken in pleasant temperatures. Crete lies at the point where the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa meet; it is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean with an area of 8,300 square kilometres. Crete is a large island stretching about 250 kms from west to east. It is not far from north to south but the mountainous terrain means that most journeys from north to south coast will involve a journey across the mountains.

Crete is divided into four areas known as prefectures. From west to east they are: Chania, Rethymnon, Iraklio and Lassithi. All of our villas and houses are in the Chania area.

Other Information

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete, one of the 13 top-level administrative units of Greece.

Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music).

It was once the centre of the Minoan civilization, which is currently regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe.

The capital and the largest city is Heraklion.