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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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                                                                                              Wonderful holiday home

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The property is very well presented and the owners are very hospitable and kind, providing us with a home cooked traditional Cretan meal on arrival and making themselves available for anything we may have needed throughout the stay. In addition, basic provisions were left for us including tea, coffee, water, bread and fresh fruit and vegetables from the owners garden. The house is well stocked with plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment etc. Even cleaning products such as dishwasher tablets were provided Everything was very clean on arrival with an additional clean mid week. The house is situated on a hillside about 10 minutes walk from the town of Kissamos, which has plenty of shops and tavernas/restaurants etc. The owner left us a guide to help us with local attractions and places to eat which was really useful. We had some lovely meals in the local tavernas but our favourite place to eat was at the small fishermans harbor about 3 kilometers from the house. One point to note is that if you would like to visit the beautiful beach at Balos, be prepared to a good long trek. The car park is usually full in tourist season which means you have to park way back on the roadside (very narrow in places) and then the walk to the beach (from the car park) is about 3 kilometers over very rocky, uneaven terrain - coming back up again is much worse than walking down. All in our party are fit and well but even we found it heavy going. If you have any mobility difficulties, my advice would be to take the ferry from Kissamos instead. A lovely holiday and I would not hesitate in recommending this property.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              Amazing !

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                                                                                              This was one of my most memorable vacations ever. When we arrived to Villa Emilia (me and my family of 10 people, 2 babies and one 9 year old) we could not believe our eyes, it was breathtaking litterarly, both villa and the wiew! The service was great, only a phonecall away if we had any questions. It was clean, beautifully decorated and with a lot of space. Really, we could not have had a better villa then this one. I highly recommend renting a car since going to Chania (nearest town) is about half an hour away. Other than that, thank you Home Away and Jennie (the manager) personally for a great holiday. Best regards, Caroline and family
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              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
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2014
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2014