Nestled at the foot of the Taygetos Mountains, in the Chania area on the island of Crete, is the idyllic village of Xirokambi. If you are looking to get a taste of the traditional Cretan way of life in peaceful surroundings then a Xirokambi holiday will be the right choice for you. As well as all of the amenities you could possibly need to ensure that your stay is stress-free, a Xirokambi holiday rental villa will provide you with some wonderful views which will stay with you forever.
Although the emphasis of a Xirokambi holiday is to simply relax in stunning surroundings, there are a few activities on offer in the village and the immediate area for the restless members of the group! Activities such as swimming, fishing, mountaineering, mountain biking, water tubing, snorkelling, hiking, jet skiing and bird watching can be enjoyed on a Xirokambi holiday.
If you decide to venture out from your wonderful Xirokambi holiday rental villa for the day then it is recommended that you take a day trip to the island of Spinalonga, off of the north-eastern coast of Crete. Spinalonga Island, sometimes known as Kalydon, used to be attached to the mainland until it was severed during the time of the Venetian occupation of Crete. Today, visitors to the island will be able to see the remains of the Venetian fortress which was built there in the 16th century and was taken over by the Turks in the 18th century. The fortress was also used as a base for a leper colony between the years of 1903 and 1957.
If you are undecided about whether to book a wonderful Xirokambi holiday rental villa, then the fact that the village is privy to a Mediterranean climate may help to sway your decision. The summer months of June, July and August tend to be the hottest as the daytime temperature can reach as high as 29°C at this time of year. The cooler months of December, January and February see maximum daytime temperatures of 16°C. The annual rainfall amount for the village is 18 inches with December tending to be the wettest month of the year.
To begin a fantastic Xirokambi holiday, travellers can arrive at Chania International Airport (CHQ) which is approximately two and a half hours away from the village. Passengers will find that there are numerous airlines that offer affordable, regular flights to Chania including easyJet, Thomson Airways, Asiana Airlines, BMI and Aegean Airlines. Passengers can leave the UK from several airports such as Belfast (BFS), Manchester (MAN), Southampton(SOU), Cardiff (CWL) and Aberdeen (ABZ).