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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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No 8 Panorama Seafront Homes

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Our holiday in Apartment No 8 was just what we had hoped for. We were a party of 4 and arrived late at night and let ourselves in. The apartment was immaculate and the provisions we had pre-ordered had been delivered, beers and wine in the fridge, milk coffee, eggs, bacon etc ready for breakfast in the morning. The beds were very comfortable and the aircon efficient. The location was peaceful and ideal for chilling out. The swimming pool and surroundings were well kept and cleaned daily and there was an ample supply of sun beds and umbrellas. The restaurants in Panormo village served a varied selection of fresh food that would appeal to all tastes, the village harbour, and sandy beaches were only a 10-minute walk from the apartments. We explored Rethymno Town and really enjoyed the shopping and night life. We also enjoyed a day trip to the South coast and Preveli Monastery. We would not hesitate to recommend the apartments and we have re booked for 2017.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

Griechische Gastfreundschaft

5 of 5
Wir durften das neu fertiggestellte Ferienhaus als eine der ersten Familien bewohnen und wurden vom Hausherren mit selbst gebackenem Kuchen und anderen kulinarischen Leckereien empfangen. Die Einrichtung entsprach der Beschreibung voll und ganz. Alles war sauber, die Betten sehr bequem. Die Dachterrasse wurde unser Lieblingsplatz. Pool war perfekt und wurde laufend gereinigt. Einzig ein Auto ist notwendig. Wir werden gerne wieder kommen
  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016

Fantastic Villa and Holiday!

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We had very lovely 2 week stay at the Villa Athena. We cannot compliment the owners enough with their kind gifts of local produce. The villa was just a short drive to the town and beaches. Some lovely restaurants in the surrounding area. We thoroughly recommend the villa and will hopefully return one day.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016