With an average of 300 sunny days a year, over 100 beaches, a rich archaeological history, and spectacular landscapes, Crete retains its position as one of the most popular Greek islands for travellers year after year. A string of impressive new Airbnbs, both along the coastlines and further ashore, have been cropping up of late, making worthy competitors for the island’s excellent selection of hotels.
Quashing notions that booking an Airbnb means necessarily taking a more DIY approach to your holiday, there are plenty of wonderful properties available with staff ready to cater to your every whim – including cooking, massages and childcare services to name a few – all without the need to contend with other guests or wake at the crack of dawn to nab a poolside lounger. We’ve done the hard work for you and found the choicest listings below.
Each of these Crete Airbnbs has been granted Guest Favourite status, meaning they’ve scored highly across a range of stringent satisfaction measures. So you can book assured there’ll be no disappointments upon check-in.
While we have not stayed in every Airbnb featured, unless otherwise stated, these listings are vetted based on Guest Favourite status, amenities, location, previous guest reviews and decor.