Maza is a tiny village in the beautiful countryside of the Chania region of Crete, Greece. Its position in the quiet hills is quite stunning, and with just 6km to travel to the huge sandy beach at Georgioupolis, if you are looking for a beach holiday in a secluded, picturesque Cretan setting, a self catering villa in Maza, Crete could not be a better option.
A rental villa in Maza is an idyllic place to escape and relax. The leisurely atmosphere and surprising number of tavernas and cafes in Georgioupolis means relaxation is as standard. The resort town has a maze of winding streets to explore, with local pottery shops a regular feature, you can also pick up some wonderful assets for home.
The rural location means that walking and mountain climbing are fantastic ways to get to know the countryside. There are walks for everyone, although the mountainous landscape can require some effort at times. Another fantastic way to get into the serene countryside and see almost guaranteed nature is by renting a boat and heading up the river. Whatever you do when you arrive your own, very private villa in Maza, not a second will be wasted; even if you are doing nothing.
Although every tourist information centre in the area will undoubtedly be filled with the Venetian and Dominican wonders of Chania town, which are certainly worth a day's exploration from Maza accommodation, the quaint charm of Almirida is certainly not to be ignored. It is a beautiful, historical fishing village on the coast, which is simply filled with sites of historical significance and interest.
The wonderful Mediterranean climate the area is blessed with means that you can have a beautifully warm week in the sun from May right through until October, with daily summer temperatures rarely below 27C. Even in winter, conditions remain beautifully mild.
Regardless of the time of year you decide to visit a self catering Maza villa, Chania Airport (CHQ) makes the experience wonderfully easy. Located just miles away, Chania Airport is regularly served by flights direct from the UK, as well as ferry services from Athens.