The Greek island of Crete is a popular destination for tourists and there are many fun places such as Modi to be found. Located in the north west of the island, Modi is close to the coast and is within close proximity to many interesting activities and sights. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
Modi is just a kilometre away from the nearest beach at Gerani, while about 10 minutes away is the busier beach at Agia Marina. These are both pleasant places ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the sea. With many wonderful views to enjoy the area also offers plenty of places to go hiking and cycling over the hills and beaches. Numerous waterports can be tried along the coast here such as windsurfing, waterskiing, paragliding and kayaking. It is also possible to take fishing trips, go out on a pedalo or take a boat ride around the island. For keen golfers there is an 18-hole course on the island at Hersonissos, which is about a three hour drive from Modi. There are several places to dine at near Modi including restaurants and taverns serving mainly local cuisine and plenty of seafood in Gerami. There are a few shops nearby too with souvenirs and gifts available. Even more shops, bars and restaurants can be found 10 minutes away in Platanias and Agia Marina.
Visitors will find many places of interest on the island including museums and galleries such as the Archaeological Museum, Iris Museum and the Historical and Folk Museum. Many historic buildings are located here too including churches, monasteries, palaces and windmills as well as traditional Cretan houses at Agia Marina. The Cave of Psychro and The Samaria Gorge are just two of the wonderful natural features to be seen on the island. Lake Kournas is also a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and is the only lake on Crete.
The warmest time of the year to visit Modi 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 20 kilometres from Modi 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.