Daisy is in a small development of 8 properties, located close to the heart of a Cretan village, where the local people have made a decision to retain its original character. There are no cash machines or English newspapers. The tavernas do not take Travellers cheques and few tourists stay in the village.
However it does have a lovely location in 'Orange valley' and it enjoys unspoilt mountain views. Some of our guests like to visit the local resorts like Fodele Beach and Agia Pelagia, before returning to the village for the evening meal.
The village itself has a special character. Very little has changed over many decades. The locals are proud of their association with El Greco and the fact that the village can sustain itself through the local crafts, farming, farm produce and the visitors who come to see this special village. The Churches in the village are beautiful and they remain the focus of village life. Christenings and weddings are attended by the whole village. You can witness the feast in the village square accompanied by the local music and traditional dances.
Daisy has 2 double bedrooms and 2 shower rooms, one with a bath.. The kitchen is fully equipped and you can choose to eat here or take advantage of the local bakery or the 9 tavernas in the village.They even do takeaways., It is furnished to a high standard to give it a Cretan feel with a touch of John Lewis.
The property enjoys full remote control air conditioning. There are fly screens throughout so you can leave windows and patio doors open. The rear courtyard and balconies are private with tables and chairs.
It is a gated development, separated by the river from direct traffic access, so your children can enjoy themselves in safe surroundings.
we wish to have guests who will treasure our property as we do, and to treat it as they would do their own. We appreciate that accidents can occur but we do not want the type of damage that is caused by children who are out of control or by adults who have little respect for a holiday property.
If this note of caution is acceptable to you, there is no doubt that you will have a special holiday and may even want to return !
DAISY is situated at the heart of a uniquely authentic village. It is totally unspoilt, without cash machines or English newspapers. It has one main street where their traditional crafts are practised, including tapestries; jewellry and of course Cretan cuisine !
You will find much to occupy you in the village. There are 7 tavernas within 300 metres, each with their own specialities. You can take gentle exercise on the various nature trails. The local churches are beautiful and are well worth a visit. You may even go to the museum that commemorates El Greco and his birthplace in Fodele. Unlike the resorts, it stays open throughout the year. For many visitors, it is a reminder of the 1950's
It will appeal to those who wish to be close to sea but would prefer to stay in a proper Cretan village. Fodele Beach is only 2 miles away and it is lovely bay with a sandy beach.. Buy a drink at the taverna and your deck chair is provided free.
YOUR JOURNEY TO FODELE: Direct flights to Crete are available from April to October. You can choose from a large number of airlines including EasyJet and JET2. There are also comparison websites such travel supermarket, zugu, skyscanner, cheap flights etc., to book flights online.
You may wish to pre-book your airport taxi at a fixed price,. The facility is on our own website at holidayhomecrete.com and we do not charge commission for this service.
Fodele village is approximately 30km from Heraklion airport. The car hire depot is simply across the road from the airport building, and we will give you detailed instructions for your 25 minute journey. The roads are good with only right turns.
The Service Managers live in the village and we provide contact details for you so that you can phone or text them as you leave Heraklion airport, in order to make arrangements for you to be met in the village on arrival..They will meet you whatever time you arrive.
WHY VISIT DAISY ?: Fodele is an authentic working village, with a unique history and old world charm
It is cheaper than the holiday resorts.
The tavernas are abundant, reasonable and on the doorstep. The home made dishes are wonderful.
Eat by village stream and feed the swans.
It is a safe environment for children.
A lovely beach is under 5 minutes drive away.
Should you hire a car you will find Crete to be a magical island.
Daisy is a proper home and not a characterless tourist property
TV/DVD combo, satellite (not Sky) and a library of books.
The views from the balcony and roof terrace are beautiful.
The surroundings are orange groves and a wooded park.
The visitors' comments are all positive. See them on our website at holidayhomecrete.com
The service managers live in the village and will meet and greet you, whatever time you arrive.
If all this fails to impress you, the local Raki is 5 Euros for a large bottle.
Thank you for visiting our website. Peter and Ann