The village of Pitsidia is located on the south coast of Crete, 65 km south-west of the island’s capital, Heraklion. People opt for holidays in Pitsidia as it provides an ideal base in which to explore the historic and beautiful Greek island of Crete. The self catering accommodation in Pitsidia will always be furnished and equipped to a very high standard and many properties may even come with breathtaking sea views. The vast majority of self catering apartments and villas will also have large outside areas and their own swimming pools.
There are ample things to do on your holidays in Pitsidia and this is what makes holidaying on the island of Crete so popular each and every year. There is a great sandy beach located very close to the village of Pitsidia, and this can be quite a rare find on the Crete as the beaches can tend to be very rocky. Spending a good few days at the beach is very popular for many visitors to the area and this is where you can get involved in activities such as sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, jet skiing, wind surfing and sailing. In other parts of Crete, you may also wish to think about fishing, abseiling, mountain biking, nature and coastal walks, golf and tennis.
As Crete is Greece’s largest island, you can rest assured that there are a good number of places to visit during your holidays in Pitsidia. Heraklion, the island’s capital, is steeped in history and there are many museums to visit, ample shopping opportunities and some great restaurants for when you fancy a break from cooking back in your apartment. Just outside of Heraklion, you will find an excellent water park and this will prove to be a real hit with the kids. Some other towns to bear in mind for a visit include Chania (to the north-west of the island), Agios Nicolaos (to the east of Crete) and Malia (just east of Heraklion) which is a very popular tourist resort on the island, crammed full with all the services you could ever desire.
Visitors on their holidays in Pitsidia can expect a beautiful Mediterranean climate. This means that it remains mild throughout the year: even in winter, temperatures still tend to remain above 12 degrees Celsius on most days. The summers are pleasantly warm, although Crete does not tend to get unbearably hot very often. Average temperatures from June until August should easily reach into the high-twenties degrees Celsius.
The main airport at Heraklion International (HER) will be your best bet for holidays in Pitsidia. Several airlines fly on this route to and from the UK and these services depart from airports such as East Midlands (EMA), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), Leeds-Bradford (LBA) and Glasgow (GLA). These are operated through airlines such as Thomas Cook Airways, Monarch, Aegean Air, Thomson Airways and Jet2.com.