The peninsula of Akrotiri is an almost round municipality that can be found in the northern part of the island of Crete, neighbouring the Chania Prefecture. An Akrotiri holiday is the perfect option for those who want a relaxing holiday in the sun with a few outdoor activities to indulge in when the mood takes them. An Akrotiri holiday rental villa has all of the home comforts you would expect as well as offering breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and towards mainland Greece. An Akrotiri holiday is guaranteed to leave you feeling totally relaxed, refreshed and ready to face life again!
An Akrotiri holiday places an emphasis on watersports and outdoor activities, unless you just want to sit in the sun on one of its amazing, clean beaches. Among the activities available in the area for visitors to enjoy are swimming, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, golf, tennis, cycling, walking and horse riding. The rocky coves, wildlife and several ancient monasteries in the area also mean that visitors who love bird watching, photography and painting will benefit from taking an Akrotiri holiday.
If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious and comfortable Akrotiri holiday rental villa, then there are some great places to be visited in other areas of the island. The historical town of Chania is only 20 minutes away from the area of Akrotiri and has some wonderful sights and attractions. This includes the Nautical Museum of Crete, which includes exhibits that date back to the Bronze Age. Also worth a visit in Chania is the Venetian harbour with its wonderful spherical lighthouse, of which the current structure dates back to the 16th century.
For those who can't wait to book a wonderful Akrotiri holiday rental villa, they will be pleased to heat that they can expect to experience very hot summers and mild winters. The warmest months of the year tend to be June, July and August when the daytime temperature hovers between 29°C and 31°C. The cooler months of the year are usually December and January when the temperature drops to a comfortable 16°C during the day. The area has quite a high level of rain and experiences an annual rainfall amount of 39 inches, with the wettest month being October.
Travel to Akrotiri, Greece Travellers on an Akrotiri holiday will most likely land at Chania International Airport (CHQ) which is only 10 minutes away from the area. Airlines that offer affordable, regular flights to the area include easyJet and Thomson Flights. Passengers can leave the UK from several airports such as London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).