Great Greek getaways: Crete

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For a peaceful, flexible family holiday, a comfortable villa is ideal. You’ll feel at home yet spoilt in the privacy of your luxury hideaway, kids love the freedom of their own space and establishing a leisurely routine is a pleasure.

Set in the picturesque bay of Kissamos, in the rustic village of Kastelli, the Youphoria villas are stunning. Stylish and innovative in design, they have magnificent panoramic views of the Gramvousa peninsula from their hillside location.

Each villa has two bedrooms, one reception room and bags of outdoor space, including a beautiful private pool the kids will love. There’s a good choice of unspoilt sandy stretches a short drive away and it’s lovely to spend time in the charming shops, local cafés and tavernas in the nearby town of Kissamos, before retreating to your own little villa-shaped world.

Things to do

● From Kissamos, take a boat ride to the pirate island of Gramvousa and the world-famous Balos Lagoon.
● Head to ancient Falasarna with its golden sandy beach and fascinating Minoan history.
● If you’re up for adventure, walk all or part of the famous Samaria Gorge for solitude and stunning views.

Book it

Fly to Chania with EasyJet from around £100. Hire a car through for around £200 per week. Youphoria villas cost from £1,400 per week for a one-bedroom villa, to £2,080 for a two-bedroom villa. Shorter lets are available during quieter times.

Offer Prima readers booking Youphoria in 2013 will receive a 20% discount, subject to availability, excluding August. Visit or call 0871 990 2070.

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