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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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                                                                                                      Enjoyed a wonderful stay at Villa Dafni. The villa is very well appointed, the pool is beautiful, and there are very pleasant views. We found the villa manager Valia extremely helpful. I would say a car is essential as the village is limited, and it is well worth exploring this lovely island.
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                                                                                                      We stayed at Villa Ani for a week in September. Ideally located in a quiet village, only a couple of minutes walk to small well stocked supermarket that is open until 9pm daily. A 10 minute walk from the villa is a locals taverna which was very friendly and did great mezze. Parama is a 5 minute drive and has a larger supermarket and very good butcher. The villa itself is stunning! The owner, Roland has obviously taken great care to finish the villa to an exceptionallly high standard. The kitchen and bathrooms very well equipped, immaculate and modem. Everything you could want is there (including an espresso machine). The bedrooms are all beautiful with the two larger bedrooms upstairs leading on their own terraces with fantastic views. The smaller bedroom is down stairs and was lovely. The outside space is stunning with several different areas to relax each with their own views. The courtyard had a BBQ and pizza oven and was perfect for evenings outdoors while cooking. The pool area is very luxurious and lit up at night. The quality and finish of the villa is only matched by the wonderful hospitality of the owner Roland. Nothing was too much trouble and he was always on hand if we needed anything. We arrived quite late and his wife had cooked us a wonderful meal which was waiting for us! This is a wonderful villa from which to explore Crete. It's an hour from Heraklion airport and well located to explore the island. Think Villa was brilliant and organised everything we needed, including taxi transfers and the hire car being dropped at the villa for us. Valia as very attentive and thoughtful and that made our stay stress free - ideal when travelling with a toddler! We loved loved loved Villa Ani and will definitely be booking again for next year! Thank you! Polly and Geoff
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