Fodele is a friendly small village just inland from the northern coast of Crete and only a 20 minute drive from the city and airport of Heraklion. The pretty village is complimented by the Bay of Fodele about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) away, where there is a lovely beach and small beachside village to enjoy too. Self catering accommodation in Fodele is perfect for families and friends who want to experience the peace of an unspoilt Cretan village, yet enjoy the many sights and attractions that Crete has to offer.
The village of Fodele is often described as friendly, unspoilt, and beautiful, but this doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do here! There are some excellent holiday homes in Fodele to choose from, many of which have the use of a swimming pool, perfect for relaxing around on a hot summer’s day, and others are within steps of the beach at Fodele Bay. This is indeed a peaceful part of Crete, unspoilt by mass tourism development, yet the village has some great restaurants and tavernas where you will find locally grown food being served. Also in the beachside village there are restaurants with views out to the sea.
When you’re staying in self catering accommodation in Fodele you have many choices for places to visit nearby. The village features an attractive 11th century Byzantine church which has well preserved frescoes and a marble relief inside. Fodele is also famous as being the alleged birthplace of famous Cretan painter El Greco, known as ‘The Greek’. His parent’s house is within the village, as is a small museum which displays reproductions of his work.
Holidaymakers who want to take advantage of the wonderful location of their Fodele self catering accommodation will find that many attractions are within easy reach. The capital and largest city, Heraklion, is about a 20 minute drive. This ancient city is large though attractive, and has many museums, historical buildings, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Nearby is the ruined palace of Knossos, a Bronze Age archaeological site and centre for the Minoan civilisation.
The wonderful Mediterranean climate of Crete, means that self catering accommodation in Fodele is great for visiting at any time of the year. Hot and dry summers are the norm, with temperatures averaging at a high of 28°C (82°F) and a low of 22 °C (72°F) in July. January is the coolest month, but with an average high of 14°C (57°F) it’s still plenty warm enough to enjoy some sightseeing without the large summertime crowds.
Self catering holiday rental in Fodele is quick and easy to reach with Heraklion International Airport just a 20 minute drive away. A number of charter airlines offer flights to Heraklion, plus easyJet and Jet2.com also now offer flights here.