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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+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      14 Days of tranquility & fun

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything from the beautiful scenery and peaceful location to the typically Greek town below the amazing villa is an absolute delight. Having two grown up children 19 & 17 and still as much work as travelling with a toddler the three houses as one worked amazingly well for our large family three teenage kids (two with Boyfriend/Girlfriends) and a 14 year old but the space and layout allowed everyone space and time to enjoy Crete. Pleasant drive to beaches and mountains added to further the Cretan experience. The local staff are amazing nothing s to much or a bother. The local restaurants and shops are typically local and lovely to experience and although a rural farming community they make everyone very welcome. Can't wait to visit again and if you do book make sure you also take the Land rover safari it is a day to remember and enjoy xx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous relaxing holiday!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      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