Crete, is one of the largest Greek islands, and has increasingly become a luxurious destination, over the last few years.
Booking a private high-end villa in Crete promises a unique stay experience for its guests.
Some factors to consider positively while booking a private villa in Crete are as follows:
Crete is rich in history, displaying its rich cultural heritage with the ancient ruins, several archaeological sites, and charming villages. Villas in Crete often reflect this cultural richness, combining traditional architecture with modern luxury amenities
Crete being a cradle of ancient civilization, Crete is home to several historical sites, such as:
Knossos Palace: Located near Heraklion, Knossos is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Crete. It was the center of the Minoan civilization, dating back to around 2000 BCE. The palace complex is known for its elaborate architecture, including grand staircases, frescoes, and the famous Throne Room.
Phaistos: This archaeological site is home to the ruins of the Minoan palace of Phaistos, situated in the south-central part of Crete. Phaistos, like Knossos, provides insight into Minoan civilization and features a unique disk known as the Phaistos Disc, an ancient script that has yet to be fully deciphered.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum: While not a site per se, this museum in Heraklion is one of the most important in Greece. It houses an extensive collection of Minoan artifacts, including items from Knossos and other archaeological sites on the island.
Arkadi Monastery: Located in the Rethymnon region, the Arkadi Monastery holds historical significance as a symbol of the Cretan resistance against Ottoman rule. The monastery played a key role in the Cretan Revolution of 1866, and its dramatic history is depicted in the architecture and exhibits.
Chania Old Town: The old town of Chania is a living testament to the island’s history, with influences from the Venetian, Ottoman, and Byzantine eras. The Venetian Harbor, the Lighthouse, and the Archaeological Museum of Chania are some of the historical highlights in this area.
Gortyn: Gortyn was an ancient Roman city in Crete and is known for its well-preserved Roman ruins, including the Odeon, the Temple of Apollo, and the Praetorium. The city also has the Gortyn Law Code, one of the most comprehensive legal codes of ancient Greece.
Agia Triada Monastery: Situated near the archaeological site of Phaistos, the Agia Triada Monastery is a well-preserved example of the Venetian Renaissance architecture. It provides insights into the island’s history during the Venetian period.
Eleutherna: This archaeological site includes remnants of an ancient Doric city, dating back to the 9th century BCE. The site features a necropolis, a theater, and well-preserved structures that span various historical periods.
Privacy: Most of the high-end villas in Crete are located in secluded areas, promising a high level of privacy. This exclusivity appeals to travelers seeking a tranquil and private retreat.
Luxury Amenities: The luxury villas in Crete are meticulously designed offering luxurious amenities, such as private heated pools, manicured gardens, spa facilities, fully equipped kitchens, access to private beaches with water sports equipment, providing guests with a premium and comfortable experience.
Personalized Services: Booking a high-end villa in Crete usually includes personalized services such as private chefs, housekeeping, and concierge services. This level of service adds to the overall luxury and convenience of the stay.
Culinary Delights: Crete is renowned for its delicious cuisine, characterized by fresh, local ingredients. Many high-end villas offer the services of private chefs who can prepare personalized meals, allowing guests to savor the best of Cretan gastronomy in the comfort of their villa.
Exclusive Access to Beaches: Some luxury villas in Crete are located on or near private beaches, providing guests with exclusive access to the pristine shores. This enhances the overall experience, allowing for a more intimate connection with the stunning Cretan coastline.
Adventure and Wellness Opportunities: Crete offers a range of outdoor activities, from hiking in the Samaria Gorge to exploring archaeological sites. High-end villas often have partnerships with local guides and wellness experts, allowing guests to tailor their experience to their preferences.
Authenticity and Tradition: Despite the luxurious amenities, many high-end villas in Crete maintain a connection to the island’s authentic charm and traditional architecture. This blend of modern luxury and cultural authenticity is appealing to discerning travelers.
Diverse Landscapes: Crete boasts a diverse range of landscapes, from pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters to rugged mountains and fertile plains. High-end villas are often strategically positioned to take advantage of these breathtaking views, providing a sense of exclusivity and luxury.
In summary, Crete’s luxurious appeal for booking private high-end villas stems from its diverse landscapes, cultural richness, privacy, and the availability of premium amenities and personalized services. The combination of natural beauty, historical significance, and modern comforts makes Crete an attractive destination for those seeking an exclusive and indulgent experience.
DIVINE PROPERTY – BEST VILLAS IN CRETE FOR RENT
Divine Property exclusive portfolio of luxury villas for rent in Crete are listed below.
Villa Sky is a modern and eco-friendly property, situated near Heraklion, in Crete, on a bay.
Its outstanding location promises great privacy and seclusion, breathtaking views over the Aegean Sea, the mountains and the city of Heraklion
The magnificent property is spread on two spacious floors, covering 195sqm, and may accommodate comfortably up to 6 guests.
Villa Sappho is a luxurious fully-staffed sustainable residence with private chef (optional) Enjoy the privacy of a luxury family villa, whilst experiencing a level of service usually only found in 5 star hotels.
Relax at our gorgeous 6 bedroom villa with private beach and breathtaking sea view by 20’ away from airport N. Kazantzakis. There is plenty to see and do in the local area. On the ground floor there is a kitchen and a large living room with a dining table, sofa, TV and a fireplace. Huge sliding windows allow you to combine the living room with the pool area, resulting in a truly huge space that allows you to hold unforgettable parties against the backdrop of the Heraklion bay, admiring the lights of the night city on the other side of the bay in the evening, for those who like to get up early or suffer from jet lag, enjoy sunrise straight from the sea) This villa has 6 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 12 people
Villa Annezia is a brand new luxurious sanctuary, for anyone looking to unwind and relax in total privacy, being offered all the luxurious amenities for a high end accommodation experience.
The luxurious property features 5 luxurious bedrooms, all en-suite(1 Master Bedroom and 4 Bedrooms) and very nice views.
Embraced by the infinite Cretan blue that surrounds it, Villa Clemence mirrors the sea-inspired serenity that is the essence of upscale Greek-chic hospitality. Villa Clemence crowns a coastal hill overlooking the sea, Dia island, Mount Juktas and the laced Heraklion coastline and city; while the villa’s premises touch the waterfront, redefining the concept of luxurious seascape.
Designed around a concept of unpretentious leisure, Villa Clemence delivers contemporary comforts infused with the culture of Crete which is rooted in its welcoming philosophy: high-end luxury highlighted by first-class services and authentic bespoke experiences, set the tone for an unforgettable stay that comes with signature sea views as well as the Villa’s own 30 m. sea shore.
Villa Clemence is a 6 Bedroom Sea View Villa in Palaiokastro, Crete, which unfolds in three levels and blends wisely into the beautiful Heraklion landscape, offering complete privacy and impeccable sea views to its guests. It is an ideal hideaway to unwind while discovering Crete; an island where nature, history, and heart-warming hospitality meet. All interior and exterior spaces of the Villa are outlined in dialogue with the impressive sea views, creating indulging relaxing areas that celebrate the outgoing Mediterranean lifestyle.
Built on an approximately 2,000 m2 plot, the Villa has an independent entrance, while an indoor elevator and outdoor staircase connect the different levels.
Blending simplicity & luxury in a stunning environment, Villa Manifesto brings you the best of Crete.
Hidden in the isolated (secluded) Meakis Beach, located 2 km west of the village of Arvi in the south coast of Crete, this beach house provides to its guests a unique holiday experience.
The beautiful sandy beach, the crystal shallow and warm blue waters, the sand dunes covered with sand lilies that blossom in August, together with the adjacent hill covered with pine and cider trees, create a unique environment.
In this secluded beach the sea turtle caretta caretta lays its eggs every June and in mid August the little turtles get out of their nest and go into the sea, starting their big journey.
Villa Ecstasea is a hyper-luxury and brand new property, offering great privacy, to escape in great luxury!
The property features 6 bedrooms and an outdoor infinity swimming pool, Spa & waterfall with panoramic sea views overlooking the Cretan Sea, offering amazing sunsets. It is the perfect getaway for group reunions, family gatherings, business holidays, as well as the best choice for smaller groups seeking the ultimate experience in style and privacy.
Nestled on the hillside location on the north coast of the island of Crete, Villa Ecstasea enjoys awe-inspiring, panoramic views of the sea and the capital of Crete Island – Heraklion town (which is only 15 km away) and offers easy access to many beaches, the closest at just a 5 minutes drive (2.5 km). The Villa’s total accessible areas, indoor and outdoor spaces sum up to 1050m2, from which an indoor spaces cover 380m2.
Villa Seathrough is the perfect hideaway for those who seek privacy, tranquility, and built-in luxury. Set in its own 550m2 plot, Villa Seathrough invites you to spoil yourself with luxury and comfort. Just relax and let the endless blue view fill your eyes and soul!
Nestled on the hillside location on the north coast of the island of Crete, set in its own 550m2 plot, Villa Seathrough enjoys awe-inspiring, panoramic views of the sea and the capital of Crete Island – Heraklion town (which is only 15 km away) and offers easy access to many beaches, the closest being just a 5 minutes drive (2,5 km).
Blend with the Aegean Sea vibes and allow yourself to leave your cares behind and escape to uninterrupted luxury
Villa Caroline is a private, luxurious newly built property (2020), featuring 7 bedrooms, an outdoor infinity swimming pool, SPA & waterfall as well as a fire pit area and a panoramic sea view overlooking the Cretan Sea with its fantastic sunsets – a true feast for the eyes.
Nested upon a hilltop and carefully designed with wheelchair users in mind, it is a perfect getaway for large group reunions, family gatherings, and business/freelancing holidays.
The luxurious Villa Melody offers gorgeous seaviews and views over the mountail. Featuring 350 m2 of indoor living space spread across three floors, this villa has five en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to 10 guests .
With 2 heated swimming pools, jacuzzi, firepit and an outdoor dining area with BBQ, it makes an ideal choice to stay for families and friends.
As soon as you enter the villa, you’ll be struck by the spectacular sea views visible from every room. Set in over 2,000 sq.m. of beautifully landscaped exterior terraces and gardens, the villa provides the perfect setting for relaxing and soaking up the sun. The heated infinity swimming pool is perfect for a refreshing swim while taking in the stunning views.
This villa offers a perfect blend of modern design and natural Cretan terrain, with the use of onyx, luxurious gold details, natural stone, iroko decking, and bespoke furniture throughout the house. Luxury lighting adds to the overall ambience of the villa.
Enjoy the ultimate in indulgence and elegance in the Villa Crowl featuring a private heated pool with breathtaking view over the city of Chania. A holiday here showcases the best of Crete, its landscape, natural beauty, service and atmosphere.
Villa Crowl is considered an ideal destination for anyone with high expectations of a special holiday thanks to a rare combination; the facilities and services of a luxury complex and the warm, but exclusive ambiance of a private home. You can expect a dream holiday come to life at Villa Crowl where your pleasure is our only concern.
Our villa is an ideal destination for anyone with high expectations of a special holiday thanks to a rare combination; the facilities and services of a luxury complex and the warm, but exclusive ambiance of a private home. You can expect a dream holiday come to life at Villa Crowl Chania where your pleasure is our only concern.
The 750 sq.m. villa in a plot of 4,300 sq.m. can accommodate 10-12 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms, 3 living rooms, indoor and outdoor dining areas and kitchens. It also offers an outdoor ecologically purified heated swimming pool with its surrounding living area, a fully equipped gym, a spa area with Turkish steam bath and sauna, as well as a small guest house for additional guest upon request.
Why travel with Divine Property?
Divine Property, is an award winning, luxury villa rental company, with a great experience in the hospitality, travel industry, and luxury living.
Out dedicated and professional team will re assure you will be offered the finest, luxury and private villa to best cater your preferences, for a dreamy holiday in Greece!
Here you will find some factors to trust Divine Property for your next trip.
- Unique villas.
All our properties are carefully inspected, and selected from our professional team, based on their superb location, luxurious amenities, and good quality. It is of paramount importance for us to ensure you will be offered the best villa.
- Dedicated concierge team for every booking.
For every booking with Divine Property, you will benefit from a dedicated concierge to ensure you get the best experience in every destination you will visit. Our local knowledge, and great insights for every place you select to visit, will add great value to your trip.
- Multi-award winning company.
With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and travel industry, Divine Property and our sister companies, Casa Del Mar Mykonos Seaside Resort, and Castro Hotel Syros, have managed to establish a strong brand in the hospitality sector, cooperating with the best suppliers and property owners.