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March 14, 2019

Crete Villas for Easter Celebrations, from £597 for a family of five

Mediterranean villa specialist Freelance Holidays is highlighting villas on Crete just perfect for Easter celebrations – both for UK holiday dates and the Greek Orthodox Easter.

“Late April temperatures in Crete can easily reach 20 degrees,” says managing director Paul Fogg, “and when your villa is only a stroll from the village square it’s easy to meet the locals – and if you’re there over 26-28 April – to join in their Easter celebrations.”

For example, Villa Avra has been reduced for arrivals on or after 20 April, with seven nights starting 20 April now just £597 (down from £793) and a week starting 27 April now £621 (down from £913).

This modern three-bedroom (sleeps five) villa combines contemporary kitchen and shower rooms with the character of exposed stonework. On three levels, there are far-reaching views over olive groves from the pool terrace. It is a five-minute drive to the tiny village of Maza where there’s a taverna on the village square, with more facilities at Vrisses 3kms away and the beach at Georgioupolis only 6kms away.

Other options close to welcoming villages are Villa Maragoudi within 500 metres of Armeni, available for seven nights starting 26 April at £653 (reduced from £811) for this four-bedroom villa sleeping eight. Set behind high garden walls, it is a perfect base from which to join in village events from the torchlit procession to the roast lamb on Easter Day.

A further 300 metres up the hill is the pink-washed Villa Galania, a two-bedroom property with bags of indoor and outdoor space ideal for a small family or a couple. Arrive 22 April for seven nights at £653, saving £210.

Flights to Chania and car hire excluded. Availability/prices correct at date of issue.

Freelance Holidays: 01789 297705,

December 11, 2017

New Crete Villas for 2018 from Freelance Holidays

Villa specialist Freelance Holidays has expanded its choice of holiday homes on Crete to more than 60 for 2018, adding characterful villas with private pools in Stylos, Rethymnon and Plaka.

Newly-contracted in Stylos following a total renovation, Villa Vangelis offers outstanding value for a couple, with an additional twin to sleep four if wished.  Stone-built, it balances rugged character with modern facilities in a standalone spot with far-reaching views over olive groves and the village two kilometres below. Here, mini-markets and tavernas may be found, while a good beach is just a 10 minute drive.  There is plenty of space indoors and out and a week’s rental starts at just £693, making this two-bedroom property more than good value even for a couple!

The company’s first property in Rethymnon is Villa Kamara, added to the programme following installation of a pool. It has glass walls on two sides allowing wonderful sea views. The renovation contrasts exposed stone and traditional furnishings with smart kitchen and shower rooms.

Three bedrooms sleep up to six and with the facilities of Rethymnon on the doorstep, this is a great property for two or three couples holidaying together (there is room to park two hire cars). Seven nights in low season starts at just £833.

Villa Argiro is a great family property with private pool, bags of space and a fantastic location: Plaka’s sleepy village square is little more than 100 yards away and there are two mini-markets. Tucked behind stone walls, Villa Argiro sits on a large plot, with a courtyard BBQ, second dining terrace, two lawns and a first-floor sun terrace with sea and mountain views. Living spaces are equally generous and there are three double/twin bedrooms. A week’s rental costs from only £833.

Freelance Holidays allows any-day-arrival at virtually all properties, even in peak season, making it easy to mix and match low-cost flights to create holidays of varying durations, from five nights to 17… any length of stay! In all cases, the price quoted is for the whole villa, and excludes flights and car hire.


01789 297705,

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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