The tiny village of Herethiana is the perfect place for those looking to discover the real Crete. Herethiana rentals are about 41km from Chania on the road to Koleni and the village is at an altitude of 160 metres above sea level.
Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, the area around Herethiana holiday rentals is ideal for those who enjoy staying in a quiet and serene location. Writers, artists, photographers and walkers will all appreciate the surrounding natural beauty. The nearby north coast has many fine sandy beaches, some mixed with pebbles, and they are popular for sunbathing, swimming in the clear warm waters, snorkeling and other watersports. Frangokastello Beach and Kastelli Kissamou are two excellent places to visit, or head for the idyllic lagoon of Balos. Inland the hills are planted with vines and olive trees and visitors will be able to sample the produce and Kissamos wine in local shops.
Kissamos Chania is a beautiful town about 42km west of Chania. It is the capital of the county but still has only about 3,000 inhabitants. Unspoilt by tourism, the town is on the site of an earlier city which was the port of Polyrenia, the oldest Dorian city of Crete. Parts of the old city walls, built by the Venetians can still be seen and it once had a fortress, hence its name Kastelli Kissamou. The harbour is the place to find boats and ferries which sail to other islands such as Gythion and Kythira. The archaeological sites of Polyrenia and Falassarna, the gorges of Topolia and Pirate Isles all make excellent days out from your Herethiana holiday home.
Holiday rental homes on Crete enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate and plenty of sunshine during the hot summer months with August temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F). The island is refreshed by the seasonal breezes in July and August but it can be humid at times. Rainfall during the summer is minimal with some showers from November to March. In winter the lowest daytime temperatures average 14°C (57°F) making Herethiana a pleasant year-round destination.
The nearest international airports serving Herethiana holiday rentals are the Ioannis Daskalogiannis (CHQ) Airport in Chania and the Heraklion (HER) Airport in north central Crete. Cheap flights from Thomsonfly are regularly available from Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London (Gatwick and Luton) Manchester and Newcastle. Jet2 flies from Leeds/Bradford and Budgetair has flights from Cork, Dublin and Shannon to Heraklion (Iraklion). Flights can also be taken to Athens (ATH) International Airport and there are regular ferries from Pireas to Rethymno and Heraklion.