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Make a holiday home, villa, or house in Fodele, Crete, Greece your home away from home

Fodele is a friendly small village just inland from the northern coast of Crete and only a 20 minute drive from the city and airport of Heraklion. The pretty village is complimented by the Bay of Fodele about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) away, where there is a lovely beach and small beachside village to enjoy too. Self catering accommodation in Fodele is perfect for families and friends who want to experience the peace of an unspoilt Cretan village, yet enjoy the many sights and attractions that Crete has to offer.

Things to do on holiday in Fodele, Crete, Greece

The village of Fodele is often described as friendly, unspoilt, and beautiful, but this doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do here! There are some excellent holiday homes in Fodele to choose from, many of which have the use of a swimming pool, perfect for relaxing around on a hot summer’s day, and others are within steps of the beach at Fodele Bay. This is indeed a peaceful part of Crete, unspoilt by mass tourism development, yet the village has some great restaurants and tavernas where you will find locally grown food being served. Also in the beachside village there are restaurants with views out to the sea.

Places to visit on holiday in Fodele, Crete, Greece

When you’re staying in self catering accommodation in Fodele you have many choices for places to visit nearby. The village features an attractive 11th century Byzantine church which has well preserved frescoes and a marble relief inside. Fodele is also famous as being the alleged birthplace of famous Cretan painter El Greco, known as ‘The Greek’. His parent’s house is within the village, as is a small museum which displays reproductions of his work.

Holidaymakers who want to take advantage of the wonderful location of their Fodele self catering accommodation will find that many attractions are within easy reach. The capital and largest city, Heraklion, is about a 20 minute drive. This ancient city is large though attractive, and has many museums, historical buildings, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Nearby is the ruined palace of Knossos, a Bronze Age archaeological site and centre for the Minoan civilisation.

The weather in Fodele, Crete, Greece

The wonderful Mediterranean climate of Crete, means that self catering accommodation in Fodele is great for visiting at any time of the year. Hot and dry summers are the norm, with temperatures averaging at a high of 28°C (82°F) and a low of 22 °C (72°F) in July. January is the coolest month, but with an average high of 14°C (57°F) it’s still plenty warm enough to enjoy some sightseeing without the large summertime crowds.

Flights to Fodele, Crete, Greece

Self catering holiday rental in Fodele is quick and easy to reach with Heraklion International Airport just a 20 minute drive away. A number of charter airlines offer flights to Heraklion, plus easyJet and Jet2.com also now offer flights here.

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Fodele Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

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Perfect Getaway

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Just spent an amazing week at Villa Athena with my family. The property is very modern and exceedingly spacious, with amazing views from the garden of the sea, the sunsets were absolutely stunning. The village is only a short walk away with a good selection of restaurants and shops and those seeking a traditional stay in a Cretan village should look no further! There wasn't a restaurant or bar offering sunday roasts or a full english breakfast.........perfect!! If you want a lively resort then I wouldn't recommend Panormos, it's the perfect getaway for relaxing. We will definitely be recommending this is friends and family and will definitely be returning for another holiday.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Good location, can you fit in with the locals?

4 of 5
This well-located property is in a street just inside the Venetian city walls. Everywhere within Heraklion city centre is within an easy and enjoyable walk. This is where you should be if you want to experience living in a city several thousand years old. Be aware that many of the streets are not suitable for modern vehicles and large parts of the city centre are (thankfully) pedestrianised. The alleys off this "street" can only be accessed on foot which makes this a cut-through (just) for cars and (more sensibly) for motorbikes. Within the flat none of this will bother you but if you have a hire car you will be disadvantaged. There is no public parking except the streets and brown field sites where you will pay. There is one at the beginning of the street. Pay your fees each day (£5), explain when you want your car and they will advise on where to park. After we damaged our hire car (a 4WD truck, yes really!) trying to get up the street to the flat, we parked it and wheeled our baggage up the street. Don't take heavy bags, you will need to lift them up a staircase to the first floor flat. This is not an affluent area, many of the properties are derelict and grafitti is everywhere. We experienced no personal security issues in these alleyways. The two rooms of the flat have stone walls which insulate against noise and heat. Air conditioning in the main room is invaluable. The fourth wall is largely single glazed windows and shutters for privacy and protection against the sun. Noise streams in and out of these (Heraklion centre is under the flight path). This and surrounding properties occupy segments of the open space between them. In the southern mediterranean, people (and their dogs) spend mornings/evenings outside or inside with their doors and windows open. If you are not ready for this, go and lock yourself away in a hotel bedroom somewhere. At night the higher you can get, the more chance of a breeze. Above the kitchen/bathroom there is a table and chairs, great when the sun goes down but if there is a tremor, you'll wonder whether being so high was sensible! Everything works (immersion heater for hot water, wireless internet router, oven etc) so long as someone in the flat below remembers to turn on the pump for your water supply! We enjoyed some great meals from the kitchen (suggestion for improvement: a chopping board). This is a place for travellers interested in experiencing, for a time, life as the locals live it. Enjoy!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017