Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

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Villas Crete Holidays Limited is a British registered company based in Hampshire, UK, with a resort representative working in Crete. Whilst most travel companies/agencies cover many different countries and/or areas of Greece and Crete , we at Villas Crete Holidays only work in the North West of Crete and we specialise in the Apokoronas region, just east of the historic Venetian town of Chania. The Apokoronas (including the villages of Almyrida , Kalives , Kokkino Horio , Plaka and Gavalohori ) has long been a popular destination for holiday makers seeking a typically Greek seaside resort area that has many amenities, but is far removed from brash tourism.  The area is renowned for its sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, stunning views of Souda Bay and The White Mountains, excellent tavernas, and many archaeological sites and craft co-operatives.


Villas Crete Holidays truly are the Apokoronas Specialists as unlike other offices, we have staff who live and work in the area which enables us to always have completely up-to-date information about the villas, local facilities, and tourist attractions. We can help you with all aspects of your holiday including great value car hire, airport transfers, local information about shops, beaches, tavernas etc, detailed driving directions or walking directions for many routes, and tour information. We speak English and Greek and have a vast list of local contacts, and our in-resort representative, Susanna Friel, is particularly knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, and nature walks.

We know all of our villas personally and we will be happy to carefully guide you to the ideal villa for your particular type of holiday should you need advice.

We pride ourselves in our many years of experience working in tourism on Crete , and most importantly this experience is specifically related to villa rentals, which needs a very different area of expertise to other types of tourism such as walking holidays, or package holidays for the masses. We use all of our knowledge and many local contacts to ensure that your holiday goes off smoothly from start to finish, from first booking the villa that is most suitable for you, to your arrival back home. When you are in resort, we are available 24 hours a day should you need assistance, yet we will remain unobtrusive and allow you your privacy should you so prefer. Even the most trouble free holiday can be made even better with some tips and suggestions of places to go to. It is often from such advice that many of our guests discover parts of Crete that they wouldn't have otherwise seen, and they then return year after year to see more.

Villas Crete Holidays Ltd is a very hands-on operation that is run by our managing director, Frankie Miles. Frankie has been working with rental villas on Crete since 1998, all the while carefully looking after the guests. She has written the best selling and very well received guide book “Crete on the Road ” which was updated in 2012. The book includes detailed directions and information to all the major tourist attractions, as well as many hidden sites. Also included in the book is the only existing map of the National Highway showing all of the entrances/exits and distances. Frankie’s unrivalled knowledge, love of the island, and attention to detail is now being fully put to use to guarantee a fantastic holiday for Villas Crete Holidays guests. Frankie previously lived all over the world including Malta, Singapore, Germany and America. Frankie initially came to Crete for a one summer break after 12 hectic years in New York working various jobs including: office manager for the band Simply Red; production assistant to the singer Paul Simon; and booking bands such as Guns N’ Roses for The Limelight nightclub.  This “glamorous” lifestyle in New York was no match, however, to the fantastic weather and food, the warmth of the Cretan people, and the unrivalled natural beauty of Crete. Why don’t you come and discover this for yourself! 

You will find that our villa descriptions are second to none, and that they include all the honest and detailed information about the individual villas that you could possibly wish for, and each description is accompanied by a large photo gallery. We can offer many different types of accommodation in order to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Whether you are looking for a luxury modern villa with a private pool, a charming traditional house with a pool, a comfortable but less expensive property with a shared pool, or a simple apartment close to the beach, we can help. We can also offer a wide choice of different locations and views including: totally private; within walking distance to the beach or tavernas; romantic retreats; and stunning sea or mountain views. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday on a sun-bed next to the pool, an action packed holiday taking in as many different sites as you can, or a pleasant mixture of the two, Villas Crete Holidays can help you.


Why accept second best? Choose Villas Crete Holidays and you can relax in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of.

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