A holiday rental home in Mariou will put you close to many of the most popular attractions. The well-appointed home will provide you with a comfortable home base for all of your adventures.
The beaches are very popular in and near Mariou. There are many beaches to choose from, and some are a bit more family friendly than others, so be sure to do your research. Swimming, boating, windsurfing and snorkelling are amongst the popular activities. Of course, many on holiday to Mariou are happy to just relax on the shore with a good book and cool drink. Each year in July, Mariou is host to a wine festival. If you happen to be in Mariou during the festival, be sure to stop by and participate in a wine tasting and enjoy the festivities.
Many interesting attractions will help you make your holiday to Mariou unforgettable. The Fortezza Castle, which was built in 1590, was still be using as recently as World War II. The Venetian Loggia is a 16th century building that was once a gentlemen’s club. Today, the building houses government offices. The Rimondi Fountain is a much photographed attraction. This fountain was originally built in the early 17th century not to add beauty to the city but to provide drinking water for residents. The Archaeological Museum features artefacts that date from the Neolithic period through Roman times. You will see clay pots and figures and items used in funeral and burial rituals.
When it comes to the weather, there is not a bad time to visit Mariou. That being said, there are variations in temperatures based on the season. The winters are quite mild and the summers warm. No matter when you plan your holiday to Mariou, you will be able to enjoy activities in the out of doors. During the winter months, the average low temperature is between 9° and 11° C and the highs are between 16° and 21° C. The spring brings average low temperatures of 10° to 12° C and highs of 17° to 20° C. Summer average lows are 19° to 22° C and highs are 27° to 29° C. There is some rain each month. The most occurs during the winter months and the least during the summer months.
The closest airport to Mariou is Heraklion Airport (HER), located about 74 km away. It is recommended that you have a car for use during your stay, particularly if you plan to visit any of the surrounding areas.