Located right on the coast in the beautiful Rethymnon region of Crete, Agia Paraskevi has an undeniable charm. Set on a cliff top overlooking the Mediterranean, is it yet somehow still not overrun by tourists, a villa in Agia Paraskevi offers a perfect retreat.
Known affectionately as "Ag Pag" by the locals, Agia Paraskevi offers the ideal place to retreat and do next to nothing should you choose. The scenery is magnificent, the atmosphere serene and the food fantastic. Silence is no rarity from a holiday rental villa in Agia Paraskevi.
However, for those that wish for a little activity during their Agia Paraskevi holiday are in luck. During spring and autumn, the walking available is superb, with footpaths leading through the unspoilt countryside to forgotten beaches and into the hills.
Located just a few miles along the coast, no stay in a villa in Agia Paraskevi would be complete without a day spent exploring the regional capital, Rethymnon. There really is something for everyone, with a great range of bars and clubs standing shoulder to shoulder with fantastic boutique shopping and a huge range of restaurants. And if it all gets too much, the huge beach makes a perfect place to relax and wait for stragglers!
Crete's glorious Mediterranean climate makes a week or two in a villa in Agia Paraskevi a real joy throughout the summer. Daily temperatures routinely soar into the 30's (C) during July and August, and even the winter remains pleasantly mild.
Reaching a self catering Agia Paraskevi holiday villa is easy from the UK, but can take some time. Chania Airport (CHQ) is just over an hour from any of the villas in Agia Paraskevi, Greece, and receives direct flights from across the UK. The journey is well worth it though, and the drive itself can be a real joy. Rethymnon port, which is located just 3km away, is also connected to Athens via ferry for those wishing to take the slow route.