Kefalas is a lovely village set in the hills of Crete's mountainous Chania region. Located high on a ridge, there are magnificent views over the sea, despite being 15km inland. The views are spectacular, with many of the luxury villas in Kefalas taking full advantage. A self catering Kefalas villa is the perfect option for anyone wanting to get away from it all yet have it all at their finger tips should you want it.
It is only a 15km drive down to the famous sand beaches of Georgioupolis and Almirida from a Kefalas villa, and the beaches will most likely take a good portion of your Kefalas holiday during the summer months. These are both great swimming beaches which stretch far round the coast.
However, for those that would like more than a week on the beach, there is a huge amount of choice too. Kefalas not only makes a fantastic place to simply relax, but it also acts as a fantastic base for exploration. The historic town of Chania can be reached by car in 45 minutes, and the Old Town is certainly worth exploring.
The countryside is wonderfully accessible from a Kefalas villa. Holidays in Kefalas are hugely popular with nature lovers and hikers almost throughout the year. The villages along this coast are blissfully quiet, and there are always fantastic little cafes and tavernas in which to recuperate for a moment!
The major tourist centres of Chania and Almirida are well known and very accessible from a self catering Kefalas villa, but for those wishing to experience a little more of 'real Crete', there are some real marvels to uncover. The villages of Livadia and Vamos should certainly be on the itinerary for anyone wishing to experience some real Cretan culture as it was meant to be.
Crete's Mediterranean climate means that Kefalas villas are in almost constant demand throughout the year. The summer lasts for many months, and you can be almost sure of sun from May right through to the end of September.
A holiday rental villa in Kefalas, Greece is very easy to reach from the UK. Regular flights arrive into Chania International Airport between April and November, and outside these dates, there are still a great variety of connecting flights arriving from Athens. For those wishing to take the more relaxed approach, you can also reach a Kefelas villa b sea, with services arriving from Athens daily.