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

The tiny village of Herethiana is the perfect place for those looking to discover the real Crete. Herethiana rentals are about 41km from Chania on the road to Koleni and the village is at an altitude of 160 metres above sea level.

Things to Do in Herethiana, Crete

Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, the area around Herethiana holiday rentals is ideal for those who enjoy staying in a quiet and serene location. Writers, artists, photographers and walkers will all appreciate the surrounding natural beauty. The nearby north coast has many fine sandy beaches, some mixed with pebbles, and they are popular for sunbathing, swimming in the clear warm waters, snorkeling and other watersports. Frangokastello Beach and Kastelli Kissamou are two excellent places to visit, or head for the idyllic lagoon of Balos. Inland the hills are planted with vines and olive trees and visitors will be able to sample the produce and Kissamos wine in local shops.

Places to Visit Around Herethiana, Crete

Kissamos Chania is a beautiful town about 42km west of Chania. It is the capital of the county but still has only about 3,000 inhabitants. Unspoilt by tourism, the town is on the site of an earlier city which was the port of Polyrenia, the oldest Dorian city of Crete. Parts of the old city walls, built by the Venetians can still be seen and it once had a fortress, hence its name Kastelli Kissamou. The harbour is the place to find boats and ferries which sail to other islands such as Gythion and Kythira. The archaeological sites of Polyrenia and Falassarna, the gorges of Topolia and Pirate Isles all make excellent days out from your Herethiana holiday home.

Weather in Herethiana, Crete

Holiday rental homes on Crete enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate and plenty of sunshine during the hot summer months with August temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F). The island is refreshed by the seasonal breezes in July and August but 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 Herethiana a pleasant year-round destination.

Travel to Herethiana, Crete

The nearest international airports serving Herethiana 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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                                                              A truly outstanding experience

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                                                              Horizonte cottage is more or less in the centre of the village of Drapanias, a few seconds' walk from a small mini-market, several tavernas and two bakeries. The property itself has been immaculate restored to a very high standard, whilst retaining its character as a stone-built, Cretan house. Everything has been well thought through, and the standard of furnishing, equipment and decoration is excellent. During our two-week stay, the property was cleaned at least three times, and new bedding and towels provided on each occasion. The cottage is set in the most beautiful garden, with olive trees, a walnut tree, pomegranates and oranges. There is a vegetable patch, and a flock of hens in a large enclosure. There is a hammock, table and chairs, and a swing seat in a tree. The customer service provided by the owners and their family is quite simply astonishingly good. Not only are they lovely, lovely people they are also extremely generous. So many evenings we would come back after a day of exploring and there would be fruit, or vegetables, pastries or eggs waiting for us and we were very warmly encouraged to help ourselves to the produce in the garden and to collect eggs from the friendly hens. The owners take genuine delight in caring for their customers and it is a privilege to spend time with them. Drapanias is very well situated to explore the west of Crete. The KTEL bus to Chania stops in the village, again, a few seconds' walk from the cottage; there is parking next to the cottage and easy access both to the mountain roads and to the national road which runs from Kissamos/Kastelli eastwards to Iraklion. Kissamos/Kastelli is a most interesting small town, with many ancient sites. The beach at Drapanias is about 10-15 minutes' walk from the cottage. It is quiet, and a mixture of shingle and sand. There is a nice taverna/bar which looks after sunbeds and shades on the beach which are free, though it seemed courteous to buy a drink in the taverna. All in all, this is an excellent, beautiful property in a most interesting area, made outstanding by the generosity and friendliness of the owners. We are already booking our return trip. We genuinely could not recommend it highly enough.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2015

                                                              AMAZING!

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                                                              Abbia trovato la casa delisziosa, il patio vista mare e la camera sul retro, una cuina fornita di tutto e adatta a organizzare senza problemi una cena, silenziosa, arredata con gusto..insomma qualcosa che ci è calzata come un guanto, perfetta per visitare la zona ovest dell'isola, il mare davanti con ciottoli non lo abbiamo sfruttato ma se siet pigri basta attrvwersa la strada e siete in acqua, e che acqua! Il propietario è molto gentile e ci ha dato una serie in info eccellenti che abbiamo sfruttato con soddidfazione. Marco e Antonella
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                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2014

                                                              A dream holiday

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                                                              The description of this beautiful villa is absolutely accurate; if anything it does not prepare you fully for the tremendous stay you are about to have. It is like living in the comfort of your own home-spotlessly clean, plenty of towels and linen, a well equipped kitchen, two good bathrooms, air conditioning, a music centre with CDs, games, candles, a BBQ, you need to take nothing! This is outdoor living at its best. With two teenagers we had a wonderful week. Plenty of room for us all to have our own space, long lazy days sunbathing and reading by the pool( it was actually very difficult to drag ourselves off anywhere!) magical sunsets over the sea and sitting out at night looking at millions of stars in total isolation.You do need a car to get around as the villa is set at the top of the hill (which gives a welcome breeze) surrounded by its own private well tended garden with a green lawn, shrubs, roses and geraniums and across the lane nothing but olive trees on the slopes downwards. The local town of Kissamos (10 mins drive) is not at all touristy in a brash sense but there are plenty of supermarkets with fresh local produce and good, reasonably priced places to eat along the sea front-the atmosphere at night is lively but not loud. Chania,about 30 mins eastwards on the national road (take care,it's a fast, dangerous road with poor lane markings) is well worth some visits, especially the harbour and the old town. Falasarna beach is like paradise, sand and blue water with fantastic sunsets from the little bars(again,off the beaten track so amazingly uncrowded even in August), the south coast is within easy reach and walking the Samaria Gorge is a must! Start early to avoid the midday sun, took us 5 hours with 2 stops en route. Very popular, lots of springs to wash your feet and get water and towering awe inspiring limestone scenery. A great achievement but the dip in the sea at the end is much needed! Check out your return route carefully, boats and taxis are not that frequent.To sum up, this villa is ideal if you don't like crowds, if you want to experience life in the hills of Crete with no-one around but like to be close enough to have things to do and places to eat out. We were made to feel very welcome- a bottle of wine,some olive oil and a video of Chania were presents on arrival and we have never stayed anywhere quite so dreamlike. Arriving back to the grey skies of Britain it was hard to believe it had ever happened.We will definitely return.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2008
                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2008