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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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                                                                                                      Frangokastello Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Absolutely stunning views & villa. Ultimate escape.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa is unlike anywhere I have ever stayed before, and I have stayed in lots of Air B&Bs. The views...Oh. My. God. Absolutely amazing, sometimes it's hard to believe that you're actually seeing what you are seeing it is so stunning. The peaceful waterfall from the infinity pool is so relaxing and you don't hear hustle and bustle as there's no cars that will drive past the villa ever because of the designated parking. The villa is clean and the owner is an amazing amazing person. He helped me out at 10pm the night before when I was in a pinch. I am forever grateful for that. He responded immediately to ever question I had and would text or email just to check in because he knew I was traveling alone. He even answered close to 1am when the power went out and I had a mild anxiety attack! (Power came back on within 5 minutes and I assume high winds knocked it out). He is a very gracious person & host. The villa is absolutely comfortable, the balcony off the bedrooms is a great spot for morning coffee with an INCREDIBLE view. The decor is very minimalism which I love because it doesn't clutter the mind and is very clean yet feels like home. There's a washer which was nice to do laundry before leaving, and a very update kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal! The little town is quite quaint and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Although you feel extremely remote and away from it all, it's not a far drive at all to restaurants, beaches and other attractions. This is the perfect villa to relax, unwind, do yoga by the pool and you'll probably not even turn the television on, I didn't. Lots of friendly cats will stop by to say hello also! I am a femal that was traveling along and felt extremely extremely safe staying in the villa. Perfect for families or for singles/couples. You won't regret renting Pon's villa and I hope to be back in the future!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent position

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The roof terrace is fabulous. I could stare out at the sea all day long! Panos was an excellent host. He was there to greet us when we arrived and came to see us just before our taxi arrived to (sadly) take us to airport. The apartment, situated in the centre of Almyrida, is spacious and has everything you will need for your stay. We loved our holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017