If you are looking for a destination that offers you a slice of tranquillity and Greek tradition, then the small, peaceful village of Gonia is the ideal place to go. Gonia is a tranquil village situated in the Rethymnon Prefecture of the island of Crete and is away from the masses of tourists and crammed visitor areas. A Gonia holiday rental villa offers all of the comforts of home with the added bonus of some spectacular, rural views out of the window. A Gonia holiday places an emphasis on relaxing and de-stressing so that you can return home revitalized and full of energy.
As the village of Gonia is small and filled with traditional character, there is very little in the way of adrenaline-pumping activities to get your teeth into. A Gonia holiday is very much about relaxing and taking the time to completely re-energise. If you do feel like you want to get out and about in the village, you can walk through the streets, marvelling at the beautiful buildings which date between the 14th and 17th centuries. The natural, traditional feel you experience on a Gonia holiday is also ideal for creative types who would like to indulge in a spot of sketching, painting or photography.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Gonia holiday rental villa then there are plenty of quaint villages and towns steeped in history just waiting to be explored. Approximately half an hour from Gonia is the traditional and interesting village of Arkadi. This village is home to the popular Arkadi Monastery, which is as large as a fortress and dates back to the Byzantine era of the island. Visitors can take a good look around the restored monastery which has many artefacts including some that have survived from the 1866 Holocaust. Arkadi Monastery is also home to the interesting Museum of the Olive Tree.
If you are considering booking a wonderful Gonia holiday rental villa then you will be pleased to hear that you can expect to experience some great weather. The village is privy to some wonderful warm weather in the summer and very mild winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Gonia holiday are July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 29°C. The cooler months of the year, namely December, January and February see the daytime temperature fall to around 15°C. The annual rainfall amount for the village is 46 inches with most rain usually falling in the month of January.
Travellers on a Gonia holiday will most likely land at Chania Airport (CHQ) which is just over an hour away from the village. Some air operators that offer cheap, regular flights to the island include Thomson Flights and easyJet. Passengers can leave the UK from several airports including London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).