Given Crete’s azure waters, you may wonder if you need a heated swimming pool in your holiday villa. And yet, there is something to be said about a heated pool where you can swim even when the weather is nippy.
Yes, Crete is blessed with amazing, sunny weather throughout the year. Winter and spring, however, may be too cold for some to swim in a pool or the sea. Which means you may be missing out on an unforgettable experience, since Crete in winter and spring is amazing. There are fewer tourists, so you have plenty of time and space to explore the island on your own terms. The weather is never too cold, so you can drive around or discover hidden creeks and mountains on foot without the sweltering heat of summer.
Cretans are always welcoming and friendly. Off-season, though, they will inevitably have more time and energy to dedicate to you. They will happily show you a forgotten path in the mountain or share nuts and honey they just got from their estate.
As for food, well, that’s always excellent no matter the time of year. In fall, you have the most delicious grapes, figs, and pears to enjoy, alongside excellent fish, cheese, honey, and meat. In winter you get to taste mountain tea with a helping of walnuts fresh off the trees, almonds, and hazelnuts, not to mention oranges, tangerines, and apples. And in spring, everything is blooming. All you’ll want to do is laze in the sun, basking in its warm rays and admiring the unique views from your Crete private villa.
Whether you like exploring the island or relaxing in the seclusion of your villa, it’s good to know you have a heated pool to jump in whenever you feel like it. Here is our selection of top villas in Crete with heated pools to maximize your comfort and give you an extra sense of approachable luxury during your holidays on the island.
Originally built in the 17th century, Villa Byblos was recently renovated to accommodate up to 10 guests in several buildings spread across the grounds. All modern comforts are available to visitors, including a fully equipped kitchen with modern amenities such as a dishwasher, freezer, and Nespresso machine. The dining area is situated under a stone arch to add elegance to an already stylish interior.
The holiday villa offers four bedrooms, all air-conditioned. You will also enjoy a rooftop to take your drink on and enjoy the view of the old town of Rethymno and, of course, you get to hop into the only heated swimming pool of Rethymno.
The outside area has BBQ facilities and al fresco dining to help you make the most of the astonishing outdoors and enjoy the balmy Cretan weather throughout the year.
As the villa is located in Rethymno, it gives you the opportunity to discover the Old Town, meet locals, and explore the alleys and cobblestone streets of the town. Cafés, restaurants, and shops are within a short distance to add interest to your stay in Villa Byblos.
Villa Olive Nest
Villa Olive Nest is found near Chania, in a quiet and secluded setting that offers plenty of opportunities to unwind and relax in the privacy of your own home.
This holiday villa can accommodate up to 18 people in 9 bedrooms. This makes it perfect for large families, intergenerational families traveling together, or friends wishing to explore the beauty of Crete.
As the villa has three kitchens and three living rooms, even large parties can enjoy their privacy in smaller groups. There are seven bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a jacuzzi, a gym, and even a helipad. If you want to unwind after a day of exploration and water activities, the heated pool awaits you. There are sun lounges to take in the sun and bask in the beauty of Western Crete.
You can prepare dinner at the outdoor kitchen bar, warm up by the fire during cool fall nights, or laze in the multiple terraces spread across the grounds. A centuries-old olive tree is standing in the garden to admire for its resilience and beauty. Villa Olive Nest has a nook for everyone to relax and laze in.
Villa Black Pearl
Black Pearl Villa overlooks a stunning bay and far-away mountains that enclose the horizon. The holiday accommodation has three bedrooms for up to seven guests to enjoy across a spectacular setting that includes a heated swimming pool.
The three bedrooms have direct views of the sea, offering an amazing way to wake up in the morning. The minimalist décor is quiet and refreshing and every detail has been well-thought.
You can prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy them outdoors. There is a gym to help keep up your routine. You can then jump in the heated pool to take off the heat from your workout or combine your workout with the jacuzzi to relax your muscles and invigorate your body.
The gardens are perfectly landscaped to add to the surrounding natural beauty. You can lounge in the sunbeds and make the most of what the famous Elounda area has to offer.
Plakias Sunset Villa
A brand new Cretan holiday villa that just got added to our exclusive collection, Plakias Sunset Villa is located on the southern shore, overlooking the Libyan Sea. The remote area is free of mass tourism and still keeps its charmingly traditional Cretan character.
The villa sleeps up to nine guests across four bedrooms. There is a jacuzzi to unwind and a heated pool to make your stay in Plakias even more memorable. The kitchen is fully equipped to help you prepare the most delicious Cretan dishes and you can enjoy an al fresco dinner in the evening.
Children will love the playground and there are bicycles available to ride around the area and discover hidden gems. The landscaped gardens add beauty and connect with Crete’s natural wilderness in a seamless and elegant way.
Villa Kymo will make you want to stay in Crete forever. With three bedrooms, it sleeps up to six guests and it is located in Heraklion in a secluded and quiet area. You get to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Heraklion and yet come back to the seclusion and privacy of your villa.
This holiday accommodation offers a fully equipped kitchen with amenities such as a dishwasher, coffee maker, freezer, and microwave to prepare your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can also use the outside BBQ to prepare your meal and enjoy the intoxicating scents from the Cretan herbs that dot the area and add flavor and aromas to your cooking.
You will also enjoy the heated swimming pool as well as the jacuzzi while taking in the views of the endless sea from the sun loungers. On balmy Cretan nights, take your dinner al fresco outside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the cicadas’ song, and the refreshing air blowing from the sea.
A year-round oasis of relaxation
Each of these exceptional holiday destinations provides more than just accommodation: they deliver a unique holiday experience. Choosing between them is no easy task, but regardless of your choice, you can be sure of a memorable stay. After all, Crete, with its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and alluring culture, is a haven for those seeking an unparalleled getaway experience.
All of the villas listed above provide a year-round oasis of relaxation, allowing you to soak up the vibrant energy of Crete in any season. They deliver a holiday experience that blends comfort, luxury, and a connection with the stunning natural beauty of Crete. Each villa is unique and each swimming pool is inviting, but all share a common commitment to excellence and hospitality. Whether you wish to take an invigorating swim to start your day, cool off during a balmy afternoon, or have a soothing dip under the star-lit sky, these heated swimming pools are a crucial part of the premium Cretan experience.
Enjoy the luxury of your own heated swimming pool, indulge in the stunning views, and savor the delightful fusion of tradition and comfort that these villas offer. A holiday in Crete, filled with the warmth of its people, the taste of its cuisine, the depth of its history, and the comfort of these exceptional villas, promises to be an unforgettable experience.
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