The Greek island of Crete is a popular destination for tourists and one delightful place to visit here is Maheri. Located in the north of the island, Maheri is a great place to stay and is close to many interesting sights and activities. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
Maheri offers plenty of places to go hiking and cycling over hills covered in olive trees and colourful flowers. This hillside village faces out over a valley so visitors can enjoy beautiful views. Nearby there are some beautiful sandy beaches ideal for soaking up the sun and taking a swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea. Watersports such as windsurfing, waterskiing and kayaking can be tried at the nearby coastal towns. Tourists can also enjoy fishing trips, and boat trips around the island. Holidaymakers keen to enjoy a round of golf on Crete can drive two and a half hours to the 18-hole course at Hersonissos. There are many places to dine in and around Maheri including restaurants and taverns serving mainly local cuisine and plenty of seafood. Self catering holidaymakers will find some shops nearby selling food and drink as well as souvenirs. The village of Armeni is about 10 minutes away and has more shops and restaurants.
There are several interesting places to visit on the island including museums and galleries such as the Archaeological Museum, Historical and Folk Museum and Iris Museum. Numerous historic buildings are located here too including churches, monasteries, palaces and Venetian tombs as well as traditional Cretan houses. Visitors will also be able to see some great natural features on Crete such as The Cave of Psychro and The Samaria Gorge. Lake Kournas is a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and is the only lake on Crete. Crete has some beautiful old towns and villages such as Vamos, which is about 10 kilometres from Maheri.
The warmest time of the year to visit Maheri is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 29 degrees centigrade. During these months holidaymakers can expect to see an average of 12 to 13 hours of sunshine per day. Whilst January is the month with most prolonged periods of rain at an average of 14 days, May is actually the wettest with an average of 115mm.
Chania International Airport (CHQ)) is approximately 45 minutes from Maheri and has flights to and from Athens (ATH) as well as other European cities such as Berlin-Tegel (TXL) and Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO). There are seasonal flights to and from Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), London-Gatwick (LGW) and Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) amongst other cities too. Europcar, Hertz and Kappa are the three car rental firms are located at the airport. Taxis are available just outside the passenger terminal.