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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Frangokastello, Crete your home away from home

The small seaside town of Frangokastello is one of the most well-visited landmarks on the island of Crete. It is in a scenic location right on the coast with a backdrop of magnificent mountains. It is famous for its 13th century castle which is still in remarkably good condition. The town has a few small shops and a mini-market and banks and other services are found nearby in Chora Sfakion.

Things to Do in Frangokastello, Crete

The beaches around your Frangokastello holiday home provide ample amenities and things to do each day. The sandy beaches are ideal for sunbathing and the warm shallow waters are the perfect place to cool off with a swim. Go snorkeling or scuba diving, hire a boat, or enjoy the many watersports on offer in the area. After dark the village has a small and friendly bar for Greek style music and entertainment. Frangokastello is known for its excellent restaurants which can be found around the old castle. Local specialities to try are the boureki (baked potato and courgettes), tsigariasto (sauteed kid or lamb) and sfakianes pites which are sweet pastries. The nearby white Mountains offer scenic drives, hiking and outdoor pursuits with fabulous sea views.

Places to Visit in Frangokastello, Crete

The historic castle gave Frangokastello its name and was built by the Venetians in 1371 to defend the island from marauding pirates. The famous Battle of Frangokastello took place in 1828 during the War of Independence and the Cretan troops took refuge from the Turks in the castle. This is all remembered in an annual festival on May 17, when a procession of men dressed in black, riding horses and carrying weapons goes from the ruined Church of Agios Charalambos to the castle. As the sun rises there is a strange phenomenon when ghostly “Drosoulites” appear for about 10 minutes. It draws many curious visitors staying in Frangokastello rentals to see this strange mirage which still recurs at dawn on that day.

Weather in Frangokastello, Crete

Holiday rental homes on Crete enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate and ample sunshine during the hot, dry summer months with August temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F). The island is refreshed by the seasonal breezes in July and August. It can be humid at times. Rainfall during the summer is minimal with some showers from November to March. In winter the lowest daytime temperatures average 14°C (57°F) making it a pleasant year-round destination.

Travel to Frangokastello, Crete

The nearest international airports serving Frangokastello holiday rentals are the Ioannis Daskalogiannis (CHQ) Airport in Chania and the Heraklion (HER) Airport in north central Crete. Cheap flights from Thomsonfly are regularly available 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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    Villa #456620
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          Villa #1782048
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            Villa #1782009
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                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          Villa #6114337
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                            Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
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                                  Villa #1887847
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                                          Apartment #4251940
                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            Apartment #94849
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                                                  Villa #1963531
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                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                      Villa #1584005
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                                                              Villa #4219140
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                Villa #1152642
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                  Villa #6557279
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                                                                              Chateau / Country House #4055642
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                    House #1746763
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                                                                                      Chateau / Country House #1903968
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                                                                                              Villa #6103677
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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Absolutely beautiful and quiet villa with magnificent views

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We really loved our stay at the villa. The villa itself was beautiful and the views were superb. The peace was lovely, with very few people around we mostly had the beach to ourselves. The family run restaurant next door was great, the food was delicious and the family were very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely return to the villa and have in fact already discussed our return. The one criticism we had was it would have been nice to have been given some basics like soap washing powder, tea and coffee and also things like the kettle could have been of better quality. However it has not changed our discussion in our rating because the villa was just what we wanted.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                              Jaw Dropping!!!! An Amazing villa in an amazing setting finished to an outstanding standard.

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              From the welcome pack to arriving and seeing the villa for the first time was a very accurate and enjoyable experiance, in the blurb the owner says that he hopes that the villa will exceed your expectations, it certainly does. Our faces and squeals of joy when we first walked in must have been a picture. Back up from the owner was only an email away and a local man popped by most days to clean the pool. Crete is an amazing island, great food, loverly people and a sea that you can just play in for hours and not get cold. From what we saw of Crete we definatly prefered the South side. We would love to visit again.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                              Perfect few days in Crete

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We were truly stunned by the location and views. The property was beautifully maintained and very comfortable and peaceful. What we liked most was the fact that we could easily walk to the local village, have lunch and a look around. In addition, it was just a short car ride to the beach and other towns with some great bars and restaurants. We would definitely recommend the property to our friends/relatives. Wish we could have stayed longer. We'll be back, for sure!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016