The traditional village of Pigi is located in the north of the Greek island of Crete. This sleepy village is close to tourist attractions but has changed very little over the years and has maintained it’s traditional Cretan charm. The village is surrounded by beautiful mountains and olive groves, and is only a short distance from the sea.
Pigi accommodation is perfect for those wanting a taste of old rural Crete. You can spend the morning exploring the peaceful village with its narrow streets and whitewashed buildings before stopping at a taverna where you can relax and enjoy traditional food.
Villas in Pigi are only 2km away from local beaches, including the beautiful sandy beach of Pigianos Kampos, which means that you can sun bathe, swim and enjoy other water sports on your Pigi holiday.
For those who enjoy spending time outdoors the trails in the surrounding mountains and olive groves give you a taste of the stunning countryside and Cretan villages that dot the landscape. Walking, hiking or cycling is an excellent way to explore the countryside. There are small villages within walking distance of Pigi including Maroulas village and Loutra village, where you can see an old millstone from an ancient olive press in the village square.
The village itself is well equipped to cater for visitors staying in self-catering accommodation in Pigi, as there are two mini markets, two tavernas, a butcher, a bakery that sells delicious homemade bread, and a pharmacy.
Pigi accommodation is conveniently situated midway in the island of Crete and has excellent access to the highway, making it an excellent base from which to explore tourist attractions, historical sites and beaches.
One of the best attractions nearby is the Arkadiou Monastery. This 11th century monastery has beautiful architecture and an interesting history. It is one tourist attraction that is not to be missed.
There are regular buses that take visitors to the town of Rethymno. This old fishing town has been built around a harbour and is a great place to taste the local catch of the day. The town offers a wonderful mix of the old and the new, with fascinating old houses and monuments and a bustling new marina.
Pigi has a temperate Mediterranean climate. The weather is characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winter, which sometimes brings snowfall on the highest mountain peaks in the area. Crete is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year, which allows tourists to enjoy warm Pigi holidays throughout the year.
The airport at Heraklion (HER) is 70km away from Pigi. Airlines that offer cheap flights to Heraklion from various airports in the UK include Monarch, easyJet and Flythomascook. From the airport visitors can hire a car and enjoy the scenic drive from Heraklion to their Pigi villa.