Nopigia is a small beach resort, just outside the city of Chania, to the far west of the Greek island of Crete. Travellers looking to enjoy their holidays in Nopigia will discover that there is a select choice of self catering accommodation available for rental within the resort. If they are prepared to travel the 20 minutes or so further along the coast to Chania, however, they will find a greater choice of rental accommodation available, to include apartments and townhouses. Those with a more generous budget may wish to stay in one of the many fabulous hillside villas with private pools.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Nopigia will find that the resort is especially ideal for those looking to enjoy a relaxing get-away-from-it-all beach holiday. It is not as developed as neighbouring resorts within this region of Crete, although there is still a variety of watersports available on the resort’s beautiful beach, such as water skiing, scuba diving and pedalo hire. There are also a selection of tavernas and tapas bars for tourists looking to enjoy a snack and a glass of wine or two whilst soaking up the warm Greek sun.
Most visitors enjoying their holidays in Nopigia will sooner or later be looking to spend some time in the nearby ancient city of Chania. Here they will find a wealth of architecturally interesting buildings and structures within its popular Old Town, which is often considered to be one of the best preserved and most beautiful in Crete. The remains of the old Venetian walls are still evident and are a popular draw for those visitors with historical interests. In complete contrast, the city also boasts an exciting nightlife, focussed around the old harbour area. Chania offers some great shopping, for those visitors spending their holidays in Nopigia who are looking to undertake some serious retail therapy.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Nopigia will discover that the resort, much like Crete as a whole, enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and dry, with temperatures regularly reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters tend to be cooler and wetter, with temperatures varying between 10 and 18 degrees Celsius. Nopigia experiences an average annual rainfall of around 12 inches.
Travellers looking to enjoy their holidays in Nopigia will first fly to Chania International Airport (CHQ). There are a number of airlines operating regular and affordable flights to Chania Airport, including Easyjet and Thomson Airways. These flights depart from a number of regional UK airports, including London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and East Midlands (EMA).