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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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                                                                                                      Erfi Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Fabulous relaxing holiday!

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                                                                                                      We were a group of 4 adults and 3 children, the accommodation offers two self contained living areas in the house, perfect for two families holidaying together, all very well equipped. The outside living area is fantastic, exceptionally well maintained, beautifully manicured grassed area, lovely clean pool and fantastic communal eating areas outside providing shade all day. We particularly enjoyed using the outside cooking areas, large barbecue area, wood fired oven and even a portable hob which meant most food prep could be done outside. We cooked our own pizzas, had lots of barbecued meat and even cooked calamari which was delicious. Manolis the owner delivered an amazing dish of lamb and potatoes, Greek salad and bread which was incredible and enjoyed by all in our group, it was enough for dinner and lunch the following day, a very kind gesture and hugely appreciated. The villa is very convenient and made it a very relaxing holiday, 5 minutes by car from Panormos making a trip to the beach or dinner in the evening all really easy. Ample supermarkets in Panormos and Perama, also butchers and bakers which we enjoyed frequenting, and also a little trip to the local winery. Although the weather was very hot there was generally a little breeze which made it more comfortable, we enjoyed mixing our time between the villa and the lovely pool and the beach. Rethymnon is a short drive away if you want something more bustling. All in all a very successful holiday, all very easy from excellent instructions from Valia, Demetrius meeting us and helping out during our stay, the villa was also cleaned regularly to a high standard. Would definitely recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Home from home with a pool.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just back from 2 weeks here, excellent stay. Villa has everything you could want and more. The owner Gregori is so accommodating and willing to go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. Had a fabulous holiday here with the family. Nice size barbecue for the evenings in, followed by a family game of cards and finishing up with Gregory's home made Raki roulette - God help you if you got the clear one, it's like fire water! Plenty of reasonable places to eat down in Platanias, average 10 euros per head including drinks, or Rethymono port for a special treat - average 25 euros per head. All in all a lovely holiday and would love to return at some point. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017