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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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Fabulous villa with great views.

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Villa was amazing and well equipped. More than that the owner was extremely helpful and accommodating to all our needs. Met the owner and family who are wonderful people. Fab holiday and villa.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Beautiful villa with amazing views.

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We are just back from a great week in Kournas. The villa is perfect for a group of adults or like us, a grown up family. The three double bedrooms all had super comfy beds, lovely bedding and great bathrooms. There is WiFi, satellite TV and every mod con you could possibly want. Outside, the pool is great and there is a large barbecue for outdoor cooking. The villa is on a hillside facing the sea so there was almost always a cooling breeze. The village of Kournas is a totally authentic Cretan village with a convenience store, a bakery, a ceramics shop and 3 tavernas. We found them all very welcoming - this is a real village and not a tourist town. We explored Lake Kourna, Rethymnon, Chania and the beach resorts at Georgeopoulis, Kalives and Almirida as well as a day walking down the Imbros Gorge. All within an hour of the villa. Any queries or problems were quickly attended to by Chris or his local contacts (including solving the issue of me not able to access the directions on my aged phone - will definitely print them out next time!). We had a great time and would highly recommend. Thanks Chris!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018