The Greek island of Crete is a popular destination for tourists and Skouloufia is one of many wonderful places for visitors to stay at. Skouloufia is located on the central northern part of the island and offers easy access to many interesting activities and sights. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
Approximately 10 kilometres from Skouloufia are some beautiful sandy beaches, which are pleasant spots for sunbathing and taking a swim in the sea. Numerous waterports can be tried along the coast such as windsurfing, waterskiing and paragliding. Holidaymakers can also taking sailing excursions around the island or enjoy a fishing trip. The Crete Golf Club at Hersonissos is an 18-hole course about one hour and 40 minutes’ drive from Skouloufia. This area also has some wonderful walks for sightseers and photography enthusiasts. Adventurous travellers may also like to try caving and mountaineering here too. There are a few places to dine in and around Skouloufia including restaurants and taverns serving mainly local fare. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from a supermarket nearby. There are other small shops in the area from which to buy gifts and souvenirs.
There are several interesting places to visit on the island including museums and galleries such as the Historical Museum and Archive and the Battle of Crete Museum at Heraklion. Visitors will be able to see many numerous historic buildings here too including Byzantine churches and chapels, some of which are over a thousand years old. Visitors will also be able to see many monasteries too including the ruined 11th century monastery of Katholiko, which is the oldest on the island. The Palace of Knossos is another place well worth visiting. Crete has some wonderful natural features such as The Cave of Psychro and The Samaria Gorge. Lake Kournas is a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and is the only lake on Crete.
The warmest time of the year to visit Skouloufia is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 29 degrees centigrade. During these months holidaymakers can expect to see an average of 12 to 13 hours of sunshine per day. Whilst January is the month with most prolonged periods of rain at an average of 14 days, May is actually the wettest with an average of 115mm.
Heraklion International Airport (HER)) is approximately one hour and 15 minutes from Skouloufia and has flights to and from Athens (ATH) as well as other European cities such as Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Brussels (BRU), Geneva (GVA), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) amongst others. Autohellas, Avis, Eurodollar and Travel Star are the car rental firms located at the airport. Taxis are available just outside the passenger terminal.