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Villa Metapothia, Gavalohori, Crete www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

Tel: 01789 297705


A surprising number of unspoilt areas have yet to be discovered by mass tourism, where you can dine in the local taverna for astonishingly low prices. We confess to preferring these less commercialised places and over the past 26 years we’ve assembled a unique collection of traditional hideaways, individual villas with private pools and small clusters of apartments which you’ll find on our website at: www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

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Villa Artemis Near tiny Philipos, Villa Artemis has superb, views over olive groves and rolling wooded countryside down to the distant vivid blue sea. Ideal for families with generous living space inside and out. 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8/9 2 bath/shower rooms.

£1125 - £1915 per week Private Pool

The Frasers - Sep ‘09

“The whole experience was a delight and when we got to Villa Artemis, the location, view and pool were superb. It couldn’t have been a nicer holiday!”

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Fringed by long sandy beaches and rocky coves, the surprisingly green but frequently rugged scenery is splashed with patches of wild flowers and haphazardly scattered with Minoan palaces, mosques and minarets of Venetian and Turkish conquerors.

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Filoxenia, the Greek word for ‘love of strangers’, is still a way of life in rural Crete where the hospitality of its people is legendary.

If you like this, you may also like: Villa Metapothia Villa Georgokastello Villa Armonia Villa Iris Villa Thetis Terpsichori Villa

Tel: 01789 297705

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3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6 3 bath/shower rooms.

£895 - £2295 per week Private Pool

NEW FOR 2010 If you like this, you may also like: Villa Nynemia Villa Kallisto Villa Stefanos Villa Faye Pericles House Villa Katerina

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Villa Faye In a small hamlet 1.5 km from Vrisses, this luxury villa provides an exceptional base for exploring the rural heart of Crete yet only 15 minutes drive from the sandy beaches at Georgioupolis. 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6 2 bath/shower rooms.

£640 - £1950 per week Private Pool

P. Whitehead June 2009

“Very well appointed villa with great views and pool. Secluded but within short distance of amenities. Up to the usual high standard from Freelance.”

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A wondrously restored village house, just a hop and a skip from the leafy square in delightful Plaka, with its three tavernas and minimarket and 1.5 kms from the sandy beaches at Almerida.

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Villa Raphael

If you like this, you may also like: Villa Artemis Villa Amanda Old Olive Mill Villa Nynemia Villa Kallisto Villa Stefanos

Tel: 01789 297705

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1 and 2 bedroom apartments Sleeps 2 – 6 1 bath/shower room

£365 - £635 per week On the beach

Stephen Paul - Jun ‘09

“The BEST accommodation we’ve had in Greece and highly recommended if one is happy to be a little (!!) out of the way “ If you like this, you may also like: Harbour Apts Aptera Bay View Apts Velanos Cottages Porto Loutro Studios Georgos House Panayotis House

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Antilia Apartments Stavros and Rena have a loyal following who return again and again to the quiet hospitality they enjoy at Antilia Apartment. Overlooking the sea 800m away in beautifully laid out gardens. 1 and 2 bedroom apts and studios Sleeps 2 – 4 1 – 2 bath/shower rooms

£260 - £725 per week Shared Pool

Chris Townsend - Sep ‘09

“I just wanted to thank you for making our trip to Crete brilliant. I will be recommending Antilia Apts at Tavronitis and of course Freelance too. “

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These exceptionally well equipped beachside apartments, just 10 mins walk from a little harbour side taverna, are tucked away in a relatively sheltered bay on the undeveloped sandy south coast.

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Kionia Apts

If you like this, you may also like: Rouladina Apts Achilles and Terpsichori Apts Aptera Bay View Apts Cormoranos Apts Pefki Apts Harbour Apts

Tel: 01789 297705

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2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4 2 bath/shower rooms.

£660 - £1775 per week Private Pool

Jo Fuller – 2009

“The Villa was beautiful with wonderful views of the mountains and so much thought had been put it into it.” If you like this, you may also like: Villa Eleni Villa Ionaida Villa Karob Tree Villa Migdalia Velanos Cottage 4

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Away from the island’s capital Palma fields dotted with windmills turning lazily in the breeze give way to rolling countryside covered in olive and almond groves punctuated by vineyards and small sun-bleached villages virtually untouched by tourism. Mediaeval monasteries and castles atop pine clad mountains look out over the azure sea that encircles the island’s 400 km of beautiful coastline and historic towns retain a leisurely atmosphere reminiscent of bygone days. With 6 Michelin starred restaurants, bodegas producing quality wines walking and cycle routes and world class golf courses Mallorca is ranked amongst the most sophisticated destinations of the Med. Find seaside apartments and a selection of individual Villas with pools ranging from centuries old farmhouses to neat little Villas near the beach at: www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

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Within reasonable walking distance of local shops and tavernas in the picturesque village of Armeni and equipped to a very high standard, the owners really have ticked all the boxes down to the smallest detail.

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Villa Galania

Tel: 01789 297705


£515 - £1695 per week Private Pool

The Snapes - Jul 2009

“The villa was perfect for us in every way. Many thanks. “ If you like this you may also like: Hort d’en Gelos Ca’n Tabau Sa Torre Sa Rota Ca’an Copea

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Cana Joana 4km from Santa Margalida and 10 mins drive to the coast with panoramic views from the first floor sitting room of mountains and sea to Formentor, on the far side of Pollença Bay. 3 bedrooms Sleeps 6 2 bath/shower rooms

£495 - £1695 per week Private Pool

Anne Challis - April, 2009

“The location is idyllic and very convenient to explore the stunning north coast. Many thanks for your help throughout the selection and booking process.” If you like this, you may also like: Sa Rota Ca’n Galeri L’Hort d’Abaix Ca’n Deia Sa Cova Foradada Ca’n Vilanova

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2km from hilltop Campanet, electronic gates and gravel drive make a good first impression of Villa S’Alqueria, changing to sensational at first sight of the pool and it’s exquisite backdrop of distant mountains. . 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 7 3 bath/shower rooms.

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Villa S’Alqueria

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Further south the Gulf of Orosei is edged by a spectacular stretch of coastline where powder white sands are fringed by fragrant pinewoods and lush green farmland, bursting with orange and olive plantations. Freelance offers apartments with pools, simple sea side houses and beach front Villas at: www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

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Monte Pedrosu Apts Amidst cloistered gardens, these 10 sea view apts. 1.5 km from a secluded bay are just a stroll to local restaurants and shops. Famous La Cinta beach and the shops and cafes of San Teodore is a 10 mins drive. 1 and 2 bedroom apts, Sleeps 2/5 1 shower room

£265 - £1250 per week Shared Pool

Peart Family – June 2009

“Excellent accommodation - we really enjoyed our stay.” If you like this, you may also like: Panorama Apt Casa Professore Villa Vincenzo

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San Teodoro boasts 3 kilometres of superlative sands shelving gently into a shallow transparent sea and backed by a lagoon populated by pink flamingos. Once a simple fishing village, it’s now a popular resort with a pleasant laid back atmosphere.

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Sardinia, second largest island in the Mediterranean, has over 1,800km of coastline lapped by crystal clear waters so clean that colonies of coral grow on the seabed. With much of it utterly unspoilt and backed by wild and uninhabited mountains this is wonderful country for hikers and nature lovers.

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2 bedrooms Sleeps 4 1 shower room

£280 - £895 per week Walk to beach

Stuart Harvey August 2009

“Casa Anna is stunningly located with uninterrupted sea views and the sound of waves breaking on the beach below” If you like this, you may also like: Abbe Virde Apartment Aqua Dolce Apartments Panorama Apartment Villa Vincenzo

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Tel: 01789 297705

Sitting at the toe of Italy’s boot, Sicily has been the jewel in the Mediterranean Crown since the Phoenicians settled here in 900B.C. Within an area the size of Switzerland, something can be found to satisfy every traveller’s appetite - well preserved historical sites set in countryside as rich and diverse as anywhere in Europe - rolling pastoral countryside to a smouldering volcano, from long sandy beaches to small shingle coves, arid countryside to rich valleys resplendent with wheat, olives and vines and rolling hills where cattle and sheep graze – you’ll find all this and more.

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On the southern fringes of the small resort of Cala Gonone enjoying superb panoramic sea views, with a pretty little garden to the rear. complete with covered barbecue area.

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Casa Anna

Our accommodation is centred on the mediaeval village of Scopello, with its cobbled streets and ‘baglio’ sitting prettily above the North West coast and also features two Villas on a wine estate with optional private, cookery classes: www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

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1 bedroom apts, Sleeps 2/4 1 shower room

£395 - £780 per week Shared Pool

The Kinchins – May 2009

“The owner of Residence Valentina was so helpful and interesting. An excellent holiday, well up to usual Freelance high standards.” If you like this, you may also like: Palazzo Bianco. Villa Guidaloca Casa Tenuta Mariano Villa Azzura 1 or 2

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Mazza di Sciacci 1 km from the charming and ancient village of Scopello, these three pretty single storey villas have sea views and a path down to the beach below. Each sits in its own private grounds. 3 and 4 bedrooms Sleeps 6 - 8 2 bath/shower rooms

£1300 - £2800 per week G Mason – June 2009

“We are regular Freelancers, mostly to Crete but also Majorca & Sardinia. We very much like your independent style; long may it last” If you like this, you may also like: Villa Materano Villa Tenuta Mariano Villa Guidaloca

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Overlooking Castellammare del Golfo, with its pretty harbour and huge sandy bay in a particularly peaceful setting some 2 kms from the centre. Eight apartments share the lovely pool surrounded by sunbathing terraces.

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Residence Valentina

Tel: 01789 297705


We have sought the pick of private villas and clusters of apartments, which you can see at: www.freelanceholidays.co.uk.

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Tel: 01789 297705

Villa Olympias Perched on a hill with sea views to Zakynthos in the distance. Just 5 mins drive from the pleasantly laid back resort of Skala’s long sandy beach and selection of tavernas. 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6 3 bath/shower rooms.

£725 - £1795 per week Private Pool

NEW FOR 2010 If you like this you may also like: Villa Provenzo Villa Froso Villa Mariana Villa Meliti

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Wild horses inhabit mountain slopes and beaches offer safe nesting grounds to turtles, monasteries dot the hillsides and yachts bob at anchor in picturesque harbours and all along the 250 kms of coast, azure sea meets limestone cliffs or emerald slopes in a wash of turquoise.

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Floating in the Ionian Sea off the west coast of Greece, Kefalonia’s much photographed, beautiful beaches may not come as a surprise and you may have heard of its scenic pine clad mountains, you may already be familiar with Greek hospitality and perhaps have experience of the Mediterranean climate but this is one island that far exceeds expectations and really is film set pretty.

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Skala Beach, Kefalonia www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

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Falstaff House, Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0AA

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