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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Erfi, Crete your home away from home

Erfi is within easy reach of Rethymnon yet offers a quiet place to retreat to in this tranquil mountain village. It is less than 6km from the coast and the sandy beaches at Sfakaki and Skaleta are 7-8 minutes drive away. Holiday rentals in Erfi are well supplied with shops, cafés and restaurants within the friendly village and there is a wide choice of attractions at Rethymnon, 12 km away.

Things to Do in Erfi, Crete

The main attractions for those staying at Erfi holiday rentals are the nearby beaches which provide golden sands and safe swimming in the warm turquoise waters. Sailing, snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and fishing can all be enjoyed along with sunbeds and umbrellas for sunbathing. Further inland the mountains offer hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Sightseeing includes a host of museums, pretty villages and historic sights in the area. In the winter, downhill and cross-country skiing can be enjoyed from Erfi on the mountain peaks.

Places to Visit Around Erfi, Crete

The Old Town of Rethymnon is a charming place to spend time walking around. The Renaissance-influenced Venetian architecture is well preserved. They were mostly built by Cretan murari who were Venetian trained master builders. Visit the Ruga Maistra and see the overhanging upper storeys, often faced with wood and latticework. Further south, a one hour drive from your Erfi holiday rental is the historic castle which gave Frangokastello its name. The famous Battle of Frangokastello took place in 1828 during the War of Independence and is remembered in an annual festival on May 17, with a dawn procession. As the sun rises there is a strange phenomenon when ghostly “Drosoulites” appear for about 10 minutes. It draws many curious visitors to see this strange mirage which still recurs at dawn and only on that day.

Weather in Erfi, Crete

Holiday rental homes in Erfi enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F) and the island is refreshed by seasonal breezes in July and August. It can be humid at times. Rainfall during the summer is minimal with more showers from November to March. In winter the lowest daytime temperatures average 14°C (57°F) making Erfi a pleasant year-round destination.

Travel to Erfi, Crete

The nearest international airports serving holiday rentals in Erfi are the Ioannis Daskalogiannis (CHQ) Airport in Chania, 83 km west of Erfi, and the Heraklion (HER) Airport 70km to the east. Cheap flights from Thomsonfly are regularly available to Heraklion from Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London (Gatwick and Luton) Manchester and Newcastle. Jet2 flies from Leeds/Bradford and Budgetair has flights from Cork, Dublin and Shannon to Heraklion (Iraklion). Flights can also be taken to Athens (ATH) International Airport and there are regular ferries from Pireas to Rethymno and Heraklion.

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                                                                                          Glorious!!!

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                                                                                          We have just returned from 2 glorious weeks in Chainteris Villa 111. Sonia made us feel so welcome and went well beyond the duties of a host. The tranquility of the villa is wonderful and you find yourself immersed in the wild life. Surrounded by some fantastic beaches that are served by lovely Cretan Tavernas, this is a very special place, and one that we would love to return to.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                          Amazing place, villas, panorama view and staff!

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          It was wonderful experience staying in Roupes villas! We have rented all 4 villas for our group travel. So we came 20 ladies there and all of us were amazed by beauty of villas, environment, panorama view - which is totally beautiful and amazing, it was so calm and quite there, everywhere so green and clean! All ladies where telling - it looks much more better than in photos! This is amazing feeling when you get more then you expected! Special thanks for such careful owners, who were also taking care of us a lot before our stay and during it! Big Big thanks for manager Alexia - she were communicating with me all the time before we came and helping us a lot with all 20 ladies wishes and asks, she helped us a lot by organising our catering, our free time, our trips in Crete and etc. She is great and really helpful manager! Many thanks for local family taverna, for such a tasty food! Maria was bringing for us home made food from local family taverna twice a day for all ladies, also she brought (once I asked) 4 totally giant watermelons!!! The owner of taverna and Maria (him daughter) organised for us last dinner in the garden - brought big table and chairs for all ladies, Maria created a decor of the table and made just beautiful table with great food on it (from taverna) and also - home made wine! Also Maria (lady from family taverna) is doing totally amazing massages! She was coming to us with all equipment everyday and relaxing us with her wonderful hands! Giant thanks for so kind cleaning lady - our home always were clean, fresh and well cared! She was doing just great job! No complaints, all experience in Roupes villas were just perfect! Definitely we are coming back soon there with another group of ladies!!! If to tell a little bit about villas interior and exterior - all was totally beautiful and stylish and we liked it a lot! The garden and pool environment was exactly what we wanted for our free time! Ladies every morning were waking up earlier to have a morning swim before lessons and they just loved it! When our stay was going to the end - all ladies where telling that we had not enough time to enjoy all the facilities we found there! Thank you again for all of you who made our stay there just wonderful and see you again very soon! Best Regards for all your team from Vaida and her team!
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                          Amazing place, villas, panorama view and staff!

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          It was wonderful experience staying in Roupes villas! We have rented all 4 villas for our group travel. So we came 20 ladies there and all of us were amazed by beauty of villas, environment, panorama view - which is totally beautiful and amazing, it was so calm and quite there, everywhere so green and clean! All ladies where telling - it looks much more better than in photos! This is amazing feeling when you get more then you expected! Special thanks for such careful owners, who were also taking care of us a lot before our stay and during it! Big Big thanks for manager Alexia - she were communicating with me all the time before we came and helping us a lot with all 20 ladies wishes and asks, she helped us a lot by organising our catering, our free time, our trips in Crete and etc. She is great and really helpful manager! Many thanks for local family taverna, for such a tasty food! Maria was bringing for us home made food from local family taverna twice a day for all ladies, also she brought (once I asked) 4 totally giant watermelons!!! The owner of taverna and Maria (him daughter) organised for us last dinner in the garden - brought big table and chairs for all ladies, Maria created a decor of the table and made just beautiful table with great food on it (from taverna) and also - home made wine! Also Maria (lady from family taverna) is doing totally amazing massages! She was coming to us with all equipment everyday and relaxing us with her wonderful hands! Giant thanks for so kind cleaning lady - our home always were clean, fresh and well cared! She was doing just great job! No complaints, all experience in Roupes villas were just perfect! Definitely we are coming back soon there with another group of ladies!!! If to tell a little bit about villas interior and exterior - all was totally beautiful and stylish and we liked it a lot! The garden and pool environment was exactly what we wanted for our free time! Ladies every morning were waking up earlier to have a morning swim before lessons and they just loved it! When our stay was going to the end - all ladies where telling that we had not enough time to enjoy all the facilities we found there! Thank you again for all of you who made our stay there just wonderful and see you again very soon! Best Regards for all your team from Vaida and her team!
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016