July 17, 2017
By Beacon_PR

Late Escapes to Hot Villas on Crete

Freelance Holidays has discounted many of its villas on Crete, where summer lingers longer thanks to the island’s southerly location in the Med.

“September and October are wonderful months,” says Freelance Holidays’ director Paul Fogg. “The temperatures stay high, averaging 24C in September and 20C in October*.  The beaches are almost empty and the locals have time to chat, and to share their harvests, from grapes to cheese and honey.”

Scattered across the foothills of the White Mountains within easy reach of both the Blue Flag sandy beach at Georgioupolis and the bustling village of Vrisses are four villas with pools, all with reduced rates in September and October.

Villa Faye: This lovely house has been painstakingly renovated to offer accommodation for six in three bedrooms. Polished wood floors, exposed stone and beamed ceilings all speak of the villa’s rustic origins, with a new kitchen and two bathrooms, air-con and WiFi satisfying modern needs.  The pool, dining terrace and huge BBQ/oven make outdoor living easy. Mature gardens and rural views give the impression of being ‘away from it all’ yet the tavernas and shops of Vrisses are less than 2kms, and the beach a 10-15 minute drive.

Available to rent by the night – as are all Freelance Holidays’ properties – Villa Faye costs from £114 per night in October, and from £159 per night in September, when a seven-night rental is now reduced to £1113, saving £210.

Villa Toula: This rustic retreat sleeps four in two bedrooms and is furnished in traditional Cretan style. Despite its modest size, Villa Toula has a private pool set in the pretty gardens which include shady olive trees. A week’s rental in October is reduced to just £763.

Villa Olivia: Recently built in local stone, this two-bedroom villa is thoroughly modern, from its open-plan living space to the lovely pool which seems to float above the olive trees below. Sleeping four, a week’s rental in October is reduced to £833.

Villa Artemis: This is set on a hillside, built over three levels and offering bags of room for up to seven people in four bedrooms. A weeks’ rental in September costs £1043, with October rental just £109 per night.

In all cases, the price is for the whole villa, and excludes flights and car hire.

Freelance Holidays: 01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

Ed’s notes:

* Crete Weather – figures from Holiday-Weather.com

Average temperatures September 24C, October 20C

Average sunshine September 10 hours a day, October 6 hours a day

Average sea temperature September 24C, October 23C

Average number of days’ rain September 2 days, October 6 days

Freelance Holidays’ press contact is Paul Fogg 01789 297 705

Release issued by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800

About Freelance Holidays

  • Specialises in villas on the Mediterranean islands of Crete, Kefalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Mallorca, Menorca and Zante (aka Zakynthos).
  • Flexible arrival days and durations allow travellers to mix and match stays with low-cost flights; properties are priced on a ‘per night’ basis
  • The hand-picked properties include villas with pools, village houses and family-run apartments – many with jaw-dropping views.
  • Freelance Holidays does not arrange flights or transfers, but can pre-book car hire.
  • ABTA members

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