The Greek island of Crete is one of the most popular destinations with travellers throughout the world and it is not difficult to see why! As well as some stunning scenery and bundles of history, the island has many great destinations for families, couples and solo travellers. One village that is a hidden gem on the island and is one of the best places to stay if you want some tranquillity is Chorafakia. Situated in the north-western part of Crete, in the Chania area, a Chorafakia holiday is the perfect option for those who want to not only get away from it all but also from the mass of tourists that inhabit the island throughout the year.
As the village is small and relatively untouched by the tourism industry, visitors on a Chorafakia holiday will not find a great amount of activities to do there. Having said this, there are opportunities to indulge in a spot of swimming, walking and fishing. For sun worshippers or for those who simply want to take in the crystal-blue sea views, there are several wonderful sandy beaches to be found in this coastal village.
If you do decide to brave the masses and head out from your Chorafakia holiday rental village to explore Crete a bit more, then one of the places you should head for on the island is Knossos. This site will give you an insight into the history of the island and has the remains of some beautiful Minoan palaces which date back to the Bronze Age. Several excavations in the last 200 years have discovered much about the palaces and it is believed that Knossos was the political and cultural centre on the island in those pre-historic times.
Weather is an important factor of any holiday and a Chorafakia holiday is no exception. Visitors to the village will be able to enjoy a pleasant climate no matter what time of year they choose to visit. The summer months run from May through to August and see the daytime temperature reach as high as 29°C. The winter months see the temperature fall to around 16°C which some people find a more comfortable figure. The annual rainfall amount for the village is a modest 13 inches.
If you decide that a Chorafakia holiday is the ideal option for you, then you can arrive at Chania International Airport (CHQ) which is only a 10 minute bus or car journey from the village. There are plenty of air operators who offer regular, cheap flights to Chania including Thomson Airways, EasyJet, BMI, Olympia Air and Aegean Airlines. Passengers embarking on their Chorafakia holiday from the UK can choose to leave from various airports such as East Midlands (EMA), Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), Gatwick (LGW) and Newcastle(NCL).