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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Douliana, Greece your home away from home

The Greek island of Crete is a popular destination for tourists and Douliana is one of many wonderful villages for visitors to stay at. Douliana is located on the northwest part of Crete 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.

Things to do on holiday to Douliana, Greece

Douliana offers many wonderful views as it is located on top of a hill overlooking Souda Bay. The backdrop of the White Mountains provides a good setting for hikers and cyclists to explore the village and surrounding areas. Approximately five kilometres away are beaches at Kalives and Almerida, which are pleasant spots for sunbathing. Numerous waterports can be tried along the coast here such as swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing and paragliding. Holidaymakers can also taking sailing excursions around the island or enjoy a fishing trip. The island’s only 18-hole golf course is located at Hersonissos. There are a few places to dine in and around Douliana including restaurants and taverns serving mainly Cretan fare. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from a mini market in the village square. There are other small shops in the area from which to buy gifts and souvenirs.

Places to visit on holiday to Douliana, Greece

There are several interesting places to visit on the island including museums and galleries such as the Nautical Museum at Chania and the Historical Museum and Archive at Heraklion. Numerous historic buildings are located 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 monastery of Katholiko, which is the oldest on the island and possible dates back to the 11th century. 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.

Weather in Douliana, Greece

The warmest time of the year to visit Douliana 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.

Travel to Douliana, Greece

Chania International Airport (CHQ)) is approximately a 45 minute drive from Douliana and has flights to and from Athens (ATH) as well as other European cities such as Berlin-Tegel (TXL) and Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO). There are seasonal flights to and from Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), London-Gatwick (LGW) and Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) amongst other cities too. Europcar, Hertz and Kappa are the three car rental firms are located at the airport. Taxis are available just outside the passenger terminal.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely place to chill

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We like to go to Crete in April to see the spring flowers, go walking and exploring while the weather is not too hot. Villa Helios proved to be a good choice as it is in the middle of beautiful countryside with every kind of ramble literally on the doorstep. The house has more space than we imagined and very well laid out. Views towards the White Mountains from the upstairs bedrooms are truly spectacular. We especially liked the colourful mediterrainean plants and shrubs growing around the house. Although just two of us this time, I can imagine it would be an excellent base for family holidays. Very good value, the owner (John) is a pleasure to deal with and responded to my questions very quickly. Will be returning with more friends sometime soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely Family Holiday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa indeed was very spacious, lovely front and back sitting areas/bbq. Favorite of ours - bedroom balcony overlooking Souda Bay in the distance. Property very clean, starter pack in fridge much appreciated and all there that you needed. Wifi was a bonus, books and games on the side welcome entertainment for evenings. Walked down to village to eat at Takis Restaurant frequently - steep short-cut leads down to village (just behind garden). Supermarket nearby, bar and other restaurants in village or further down the hill in Almyrida. We would recommend property to small group of friends (4) or small family for a quiet holiday in lovely surrounding. Rental Car a must.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Little spot of luxury in a developing town

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      When we first arrived at the location of the villa, I was a little worried as it at the back of a main road and in a part of Rethymnon that is being done up. However once you enter the villa from the back on the garden (which is modern and well maintained with plenty of loungers and seating) you realise that you are staying in your own little piece of modern luxury. Spacious, open and with all the facilities you will need it made our holiday special. The owner is so welcoming and helpful with advice, numbers and recommendations (and not to forget) the welcome pack she provided made you feel at home. The view across the sea that stretches across the North coastline of the island put smiles on our faces every day and night. The walk into rethymnon is a bit longer than what is stated I would say 20 mins to reach the outskirts and another 10-15 to reach the centre. But if you dont mind the walk it can be lovely if you take the coastline. Make sure you visit the Restaurant Prima Plora which is a 5-10 mins walk from the villa (turn right as you come out of the villa) the views, food and service are so good. The old fort is amazing to see and is huge! Lots of good bars and restaurants in rethymnon itself spoilt for selection. The beach outside the villa is a bit of a let down if you were expecting sand. However the beach bar (out of the villa turn left 2 mins away) just up from the villa is worth the visit. All the people we came across were incredibly friendly. We also visited king minos palace which is good if you don't mind a drive and are into greek mythology. Oh and on a final note the cab firm that Valia works with Cretan taxi, are amazing lovely drivers, water and internet in the cars and very helpful. All in all a wonderful stay. Would highly recommend this villa and part of crete to everyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016