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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 & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  secluded and relaxing getaway

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  we had a relaxing family holiday in the very remote villa. our children loved the pool and the grandparents enjoyed the gardens and shady spots. the local town has lots of very good restaurants but it is a 30 minute drive. car is essential as is GPS as the villa is very remote!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  Fantastic Villa and Holiday!

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                  Amazing Villa

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  This was the best villa we have stayed in. Beautifully furnished, comfortable beds and had everything we needed. Quiet location but definitely need a car. The owners supplied home made Raki, wine, olive oil, vegetables etc and even brought us some cooked stuffed peppers one evening. Very easy communication and were very quick to respond to any questions we had. The bikes were great fun - but a bit too big for me as I am only 5'! The men had great fun on them. The pool was amazing too - small but adequate for us and good for swimming lengths.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016