Where to stay around Ασκύφου?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 551 holiday lettings near Ασκύφου. From 343 Villas to 127 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ασκύφου for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ασκύφου?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ασκύφου. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Maritime Museum of Crete: 2,192 holiday lettings
  • University of Crete: 2,333 holiday lettings
  • Georgioupolis: 2,613 holiday lettings
  • Chania Central Market: 2,197 holiday lettings
  • Lake Kournas: 2,303 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ασκύφου listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Ασκύφου?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 343 Villas in Ασκύφου. Our other popular types of Ασκύφου holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 127 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 68 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 67 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ασκύφου?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 432 holiday homes with pool available in Ασκύφου. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Old Crete in Askifou

    Askifou is like the belt buckle of Western Crete, pulling in at the waist of the mountainous Lefka Ori as if to stop them from bursting out in an explosion of olive oil and honey. It's a small and sleepy town, sitting in its own arena of scrub-capped, limestone-carved hills, midway between the north and south coasts. Askifou holiday rentals – like their surroundings – tend to be rustic and traditional, with real Cretan stone walls and patios. Some have pools overlooking the lonely valley, all are peaceful. Days can be spent lazing, strolling the olive groves or hitting nearby nature parks.

    Askifou means getting away from it all

    Have a stack of books to get through? Want to escape the crowds? Prefer country walks to bustling beaches? Askifou holiday rentals have you covered. Hidden up on a plateau in the heartlands of Western Crete, they open up a whole list of eco and relaxing pursuits. You can hop to nearby lookouts to take in sweeping views of the Lefka Ori. You can flit between olive oil farms and rustic tavernas to try your hand at Cretan cuisine. You can go hiking in the highland paths, up to Kastro and other famous summits in the area.

    Askifou, just a drive to north-coast towns

    Keep your Askifou holiday rental hidden in the olive-clad mountains and drive down to the coast. There's loads to see along that well-trodden stretch of Crete. Rethymno is a good start, what with its enthralling Historical and Folklore Museum housed in a handsome Venetian mansion from the 1600s. Chania is even more packed with culture. Spy out the glimmering Venetian Lighthouse on the marina before delving into the local Archaeological Museum. It's excellent, spinning tales of Romans and Greeks, and Minoans before them.

    Askifou – a tad cooler than the coast

    Because Askifou sits in the shadow of the White Mountains, sprawled over its own little plateau, it can often attract just a little more rainfall than the coastal towns and cities of Crete. That's great news for the olive and chestnut farmers, but perhaps not so good for those in search of Askifou holiday rentals with a pool. Still, the summer months are typically dry to the bone. They run from May to September and see temperatures that can crank up to nearly 40 degrees.

    Askifou is surrounded by Cretan wilds

    Wherever you look in little Askifou, the mountains dominate the horizon. Welcome to the highland heart of Western Crete, a place traditionally closed off from the rest of the island. You can easily get a taste of just how isolated the region can be by striking out to the Samaria Gorge. That's one of the natural wonders of all Greece, a carved canyon shouldered by limestone cliffs, washed by babbling creeks and inhabited by only the hardiest of Cretan mountain goats. You'll need good shoes to walk it.