Undoubtedly, if you want to have unique Crete holidays you have to stay in a cretan villa. Villas in Heraklion are scattered across places such as Mallia, Hersonissos, Gouves or even Koutouloufari.
If you are in search of a Cretan Villa close to Heraklion city then this is a handy list that will help you out.
The best villas in Heraklion are all over the Heraklion perfecture and most of them have amazing views, are situated in beautiful olive trees farms and usually have great outdoor swimming pools
Most of these villas can sleep more than 6 people and it’s the perfect solution for a family or friends holidays.
Where to Stay in Crete
Best Hotels in Chania
Best Villas in Crete
Best Family Villas in Crete
VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
- Best Website to Book a Hotels in Heraklion Crete: Booking.com (many more options than Airbnb…even for private villas to rent on the island ; just apply the correct filter while searching)
- Best Hotel in Heraklion (in the city): Aquila Atlantis Hotel
- Best Hotel in Heraklion (suburbs): Onira Suite Dreams
- Best Villa in Heraklion: Mangie Villa
- Best Family Hotel in Heraklion: Creta Maris Beach Resort
- Where to Stay in Crete: Unless you are staying in an all-inclusive resort or at a unique villa and not going out at all, then you would definitely need a car on the island and more than 5 nights in total. The best area to stay in Crete is the western part of the island or the “Chania prefecture”, as it has the most picturesque villages, the gorgeous Samaria Gorge, the beautiful Crete beaches of Balos, Falassarna, Platanias, Elafonissi and obviously the most picturesque town of Crete which is Chania old town
- Where Are the Best Hotels in Crete: the best hotels in Crete are scattered everywhere on the island but Elounda beach area and the beachfront towns of Heraklion perfecture have the most impressive resorts.
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So…without further ado, let’s see the Best Villas in Heraklion Crete:
1. Cretan Beachfront Villas
This beautiful villa is located in Analipsi Hersonissou, featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, and a balcony with a pool view and sea view. This beachfront property offers access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi.
The villa features 5 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. In addition to an outdoor pool, the villa also offers a barbecue and a sun terrace with a dining table. Aposelemis Beach is 600 metres from the villa, supermarkets, bars, cafe and restaurants can be found within 8 mins walk just 650 metres from the property, while Aquaworld Aquarium is 3.7 miles away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 12.4 miles from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
2. Nefeli Villas
Nefeli Villas is located in one of the most touristic areas of the island with all kinds of attractions and activities in the Old Town Hersonissos, all kinds of water sports, diving club, night clubs, nice traditional tavernas. Beautiful sandy beaches with crystal water are reachable at 1 km from the house. You can walk the 200m distance to the small traditional village of Hersonissos where you will find all the first needs ( bakery, minimarket, pharmacy).Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The property offers 2 villas, each with a private swimming pool and sea views. The air conditioned accommodation has a flat-screen TV, a seating and dining area, a fully equipped fitted kitchen with a dishwasher. Indoor and outdoor dining tables are also available at the property. A beautiful garden can also be enjoyed by the guests for a relaxing time. Aquaworld Aquarium is 0.9 miles from the property. Labyrinth Park is 1.4 miles from Nefeli Villas. Heraklion International Airport is 11.8 miles away. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
3. Agrielia Villa
Agrielia Villa is a traditional Cretan architecture, stone-built near Heraklion, offers spacious bedrooms and views of the Cretan countryside, 14km from the archaeological site of Knossos. Villa Agrielia is housed in a restored 2-floor house with fully equipped kitchen and dining room, large living room with traditional furnishings and a fireplace. The air-conditioned bedrooms have satellite TVs and balconies. In Villa Agrielia’s flower-filled courtyards, guests can enjoy the barbecue area and dine under the wooden pergola next to the swimming pool.
Just 1km from the village, Agrielia’s guests have the chance to take long walks in Karteros’s Canyon and admire the ancient settlement of Myrtia and other archaeological places. Agrielia Villa is 18km away from the city, port and airport of Heraklion and 10km from Amnissos beach. Episkopi village is only 1km from the property where shops and a medical centre can be found. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
4. Villa Antikleia
Villa Antikleia is set within the Anissaras district in Hersonissos, offers accommodation with air conditioning, a patio, and pool views. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking. The villa features 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. An outdoor swimming pool and a terrace are available on site. Hiking and snorkelling can be enjoyed within close proximity of Villa Antikleia. Mini market can be found within walking distance but Supermarket store is a bit further and approachable by car within 10 mins. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Analipsi Beach, Anissaras Main Beach and FKK Naturist Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 18 km from Villa Antikleia, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
5. Villa Breath of the Sea
A beautiful seaside villa is located just next to Analipsi beach. Built in the middle of a beautiful green garden with a private pool, the villa offers you the chance to escape from your daily routine and enjoy your vacations. It is an ideal destination for families, couples or groups of friends who want relaxing holidays in a peaceful atmosphere. Private pool gives you the impression that you are in a magnificent landscape. The air conditioned villa offers 7 bedrooms, 3 of them with a double bed and the rest with 2 single beds in each bedroom which one of them has a bunk bed as well. The villa features a fully equipped kitchen with a dining table, a seating area with a flat screen TV and a fireplace. A terrace is available on site.The hostesses are always available for you during your stay, you may contact them for anything that might come up. Do not hesitate to ask them for tips of what you need to see while you are on the island. Within 5km of Labyrinth Park and Aquaworld Aquarium, Villa Breath of the Sea provides free WiFi and a garden. Set 6km from Acqua Plus Waterpark, Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 8km from the villa. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 15km from the property. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
6. Hersonissos Beach Villa
Hersonissos Βeach Villa is located in Hersonissos village where everyday amenities such us supermarket, cafe, taverna, bakery and butcher’s can be found within 5 minutes walking distance. The villa is also located right on the beach, making it an ideal holiday destination for those who do not wish to rent a car and spend some time relaxing! Flawless interiors and panoramic views over Malia Bay make Hersonissos Beach Villa an idyllic retreat for families looking for luxury self-catering by the sea. This chic seaside home has a private, seasonal pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking. Boasting a DVD player, the villa has a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 4 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. Hersonissos Beach Villa overlooking the Lychnostatis beach. A water park can be found 10 minutes away by car, where your family will certainly spend some amazing time having fun and enjoying yourselves! The famous Aquarium is also just a short drive away, 20 minutes as well as Dinosauria Park. The lively town of Heraklion and its port and Airport are approximately 40 minutes driving! CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
7. Luxurious Private Villas Gouves
Luxurious Private Villas Gouves is set in Gouves in the Crete Region, this villa features a garden with a seasonal outdoor pool. The air-conditioned property is 18km from Heraklio Town. Free private parking is available on site. The villa has 3 bedrooms with 3 double beds and 1 single bed, a living room with a sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining table. Also,a BBQ area and a terrace can be enjoyed by the guests. Gouves Panorama Luxury Villa features free WiFi throughout the property. Free use of bicycles is available at the property and the area is popular for horse riding and snorkelling. Hersonissos is 5km from Gouves Panorama Luxury Villa, while Ágios Nikólaos is 38km from the property (it’s worth it for a day trip). A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as diving and cycling. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14km from the property. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
8. Luxury Holiday Villas Gouves
Ioulia Villa Gouves is a villa with a seasonal outdoor pool, set in Gouves in the Crete Region. The property is 18km from Heraklion and free private parking is available. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Airport shuttle service is also available with an extra charge. There is a seating area with a flat screen TV, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Sun Loungers are available around the swimming pool as well as a BBQ area with a dining table. The villa has 3 bedrooms with 3 double beds and a sofa bed in the living room. Free use of bicycles and car hire are available at the property and the area is popular for horse riding and snorkelling. Hersonissos is 6km from Ioulia Villa Gouves, while Agios Nikolaos is 38km from the property. The area is popular for windsurfing and diving. Heraklion International Airport is 14km away. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
9. Villa Stavelia
Villa Stavellia is located in Gouves, 700 metres from Aposelemis Beach and 1.5km from Analipsi Beach.The Villa is situated at Kato Gouves, a scenic seaside village. It has a well-appointed outdoor area, consisting of a private swimming pool of 30 square meters with roman steps and 1,2 to 1,5 meters depth, and a beautiful garden. Sun loungers, an umbrella and a shower with cold and hot water are also available. The scenery will inspire relaxing and quiet moments or enjoying a BBQ with your loved ones. There is also. The house inside, is fully air-conditioned, has two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms/wc and free internet connection. It has an open plan living room / small kitchen (fully equipped), with a dining table, a washing machine, a sofa-bed, a smart 40’’ led TV with a great variety of Satellite channels, and a fireplace. Both bedrooms have smart 32’’ flat led satellite TV’s, wardrobes and drawers. The master bedroom has a double bed and a small office table overlooking the window. The room also has a nice view to the pool and garden. The other bedroom has 3 single beds.The area is quiet and you can take many walks around to discover nature. Also in a short distance, you can find supermarkets, coffee bars, restaurants and little shops. Since we are located in the middle of the island, it makes it ideal for daily trips all over the island. The nearest beach is approximately 600 / 700 meters away. Water sports are also available there. Villa Stavelia offers a terrace and air conditioning. Marina Beach is 2km from the villa, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 5km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 15km from Villa Stavelia. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
10. Agioklima Luxury Villa
Agioklima Luxury Villa is an air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and located in Gouves. This villa features a private pool, a garden with plenty of space for kids playing around, a barbecue area with a big dining table, free WiFi and free private parking. The villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 of them with a double bed and the fourth bedroom has a single bed, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a bath or shower. There is an outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace at this property and guests can go hiking and snorkelling nearby. Aposelemis Beach is 1km from the villa, while Analipsi Beach is 1.5km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 15km from Agioklima Luxury Villa. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
11. Villa Olea
Villa Olea is set in Kato Gouves, Hersonissos.The swimming pool, the garden, the BBQ facilities as well as the spacious interiors that can accommodate up to six guests, can guarantee moments of relaxation and a quality stay for families and friends. The property has 3 bedrooms with 3 double beds. The area where Villa Olea is located is suitable for long walks and located close to the sandy and clean beaches of Gouves and Analipsis. Just a few meters away there is a mini market and a gas station, while our guests can find restaurants and cafes at the settlement of Gouves. A number of important activities for your family or friends are available in the area. Popular points to visit are the Crete aquarium, the dinosaur theme park and the Water City water park. Activities such as hiking, horse riding or water sports are available upon reservation. Finally, access to Villa Olea is easy by car or taxi as it is just 15 minutes away from Heraklion Airport and only 20 minutes away from the city’s port. Villa Olea’s stuff can arrange your transfer to the villa from the airport or the port of Heraklion. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
12. Villa A & H Villa
Villa A & H is located in Agios Ioannis, within less than 1km of Analipsi Beach and a 14-minute walk of Anissaras Main Beach, Villa A & H offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a bar and a garden. Guests can go for a swim in the private pool. The villa is equipped with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views. KK Naturist Beach is 1.5km from the villa. Popular points that it’s worth to visit are Aquaworld Aquarium, Labyrinth Park, AquaPlus Waterpark, Lixnostatis Folk Museum and Dinosauria Park. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 20km from Villa A & H. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
13. Casa Della Vita Gouves Cretan Luxury Villa
Casa Della Vita Gouves Cretan Luxury Villa is a Cretan Traditional Villa located next to the most famous tourist areas in Heraklion. You can enjoy and spend relaxing moments in a luxurious way. The villa offers privacy and safety for families. Also, it is the best choice for excursions around the island, discovering the natural beauty of the island and the unique Cretan hospitality. The villa is in the center of Crete next to the highway. Nearest tourist areas are Gouves 5 km from the property, Hersonissos 11km, Heraklion 14 km. Whether you want to relax or you want to explore Crete, the villa is in the ideal spot. Mini Market Supermarket Bakery Cafes Traditional Tavernas Restaurants Car Rental Office Bars Many Organized Beaches In a distance of 5 mins by car. Popular points to visit are Aquaworld Aquarium, Αrchaeological Museum, Labyrinth Park, Acqua Plus Waterpark, Agios Nikolaos can be reached in 45 mins by car, Ierapetra and Rethymno 1h by car. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
14. Vasia Villas
Vasia Villas is set in Milatos, 40km from Heraklion Town, Vasia Villas boasts a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue. The accommodation has 3 bedrooms, 2 of them have a double bed and 1 bedroom has 2 single beds. Hersonissos is 17km away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. All units have a satellite flat-screen TV. Some units include a dining area and balcony with a fully equipped kitchen. Each unit features 2 bathrooms. Agios Nikolaos is 19km from Vasia Villas, while Mália is 10km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37km from the property. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
15. Villa Cymata
Villa Cymata provides accommodation with a garden and a balcony with spectacular sea views just 500 metres from Aposelemis Beach with sun loungers and an outdoor dining table. Free WiFi and private parking available on site. The villa features 4 bedrooms, 3 of them have a double bed and 1 bedroom has a single bed, a TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Gouves Beach is 1.5km from the villa, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 5km away. Supermarkets, mini markets, cafe/bar restaurants can be found within 300 metres. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 15km from Villa Cymata. CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE >
I believe that the best villa in Heraklion is Luxurious Private Villa Gouves and it will give you the opportunity to stay in an amazing location with stunning views at a large and luxurious space.
It will be difficult to find a bad villa in Crete but you may also want to take a look at the Best Villas in Chania or some of the Best Villas in Crete overall.
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