how to MAKE A BOOKING
Booking a villa with Crete Escapes is quick and easy. Simply browse the website and check availability for the villa you're interested in. If your selected villa is available you can book via two methods:
Option A - Book a villa online and pay a 10% deposit at the same time in order to reserve your dates straightaway.
Option B - Make a provisional booking, allowing you time to confirm other travel arrangements.
See below for more information regarding these options.
For details about what's included in your booking and details about pool heating and/or sofa bed charges and discount calculations, please read our essential reading section.
If you're booking late and have fixed dates you may find it easier to check availability using the search facility on our home page. Simply enter your details and press the "search availability" button. You’ll be presented with a list of all available villas.
If you’re booking late and your dates are not fixed then we suggest you use the general availability search which shows all the villas, month by month and allows you to see at a glance, what’s available and when.
Booking your holiday early - we appreciate some customers prefer to book early so they get the pick of the villas and/or dates. Please note that if you book a villa before flight schedules are released and then need to make changes, we will do our best to accommodate them, subject to villa availability and an administration charge of £75.
Option A: Online Bookings
We require a deposit of 10% (minimum £50 gbp per week). Balances are due no later than 10 weeks prior to the rental starting.
To make a confirmed booking online, just follow these simple steps:-
- Click the “Check Availability” button of your selected villa and choose the arrival date you want to book via the interactive calendar.
- Enter the number of adults, children or infants and the number of nights you wish to stay. Then click 'book now' to be taken to a secure server to make a 10% deposit payment. If booking within 10 weeks of departure, payment of the full rental will be required at the time of booking.
Payment can also be made by sterling bank transfer or by debit or credit card over the phone. Use the “Payment Methods” drop down menu on the booking request form to stipulate your payment method.
Option B: Provisional Bookings
We are happy to hold a provisional booking for up to 48 hours. To make a provisional booking, please complete the two above steps and then do the following:
- In the comments box, request us to hold the villa for 48 hours while you confirm flights and travel details.
- In the 'payment method' drop down box, state that you will pay by bank transfer. Payment can still be made online, but by choosing this option you will not be taken to an online payment page.
We will hold the villa and send you a link to enable you to pay the deposit online should you wish to proceed. If you don't send the deposit (or contact us) within 48 hours your booking will automatically expire.
Alternatively, contact us via our enquiry form, email or call our low cost calls number on 0330 111 0061.
If you are calling us from outside the UK please call 0044 (0)7891 160661 or 0044 (0)161 776 2784.