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

Istron is located on the north coast of Crete, 10km from the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos in the Lasithi region. Surrounded by citrus and olive groves and small fields of local produce, it is still a working village which welcomes the few tourists who find their way here. Istron is in the lower part of Kalo Horio and is within easy walking distance of local beaches. The village is well supplied with bars, a bakery, local tavernas and many small shops providing all you need, right on the doorstep of your Istron holiday home.

Things to Do in Istron, Crete

Most visitors to Istron spend time on the lovely beaches of the Bay of Mirabello. Altogether Istron has three local beaches which are a mixture of sand and pebbles. Tucked into little coves and shaded by tamarisk trees they are very pleasant and convenient for those staying in holiday rentals in Istron. The golden beach at Lassithi has sun beds and umbrellas right on the water’s edge and bathing in the turquoise sea is a real delight. Cruises to nearby Spinalonga and Elounda are available from the harbour at Agios Nikolaos.

Places to Visit Around Istron, Crete

The nearby town of Agios Nikolaus is named after the 7th century Church of St Nicholas. As well as having breathtaking views of the town and bay, the church has some remarkably preserved frescoes dating back to the 9th-11th centuries. The town has a quaint fishing harbour which is worth exploring on foot. After dark the area is lit by the “kaiki” fishing boats and the local shops and tavernas. Those with a hire car can drive to the palm-tree lined beach at Vai, the famous palace at Knossos, the caves at Matala and the windmills at Lasithi.

Weather in Istron, Crete

Holiday rental homes in Istron 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 Istron, Crete

The nearest international airport serving Istron holiday rentals is Heraklion (HER) Airport in north central Crete. It is about 77km away and takes one hour to drive. 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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                                        Istron Holiday Apartments & Villas (22)

                                         

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                                        Luxury villa with stunning sea views

                                        5 of 5
                                        Villa was everything and more that we had hoped it would be. Villa located on private gated estate with 24 hour management ensuring a total sense of security. Every single detail has clearly been thought about with meticulous care being taken in the choice of everything which is of a consistently high standard. The kitchen was brilliantly equipped - home from home - it's the first villa we have hired where we haven't had to go to a hypermarket to make purchases. It is also particularly refreshing that the beds, pillows, bed linen and towels were of a very high standard - something that is sadly usually overlooked in most cases of villa hire. Having an extra cleaning service mid-week is also a very nice touch and Barbara, the Villa Manager, and her team are to be congratulated on their high standards. The outlook was breathtakingly beautiful. The infinity swimming pool was wonderful, directly overlooking the sea. The patio areas, bar-b-que, outdoor dining area and all the outside furnishings were of an exceptional quality. The landscaping, gardens (including a wonderful selection of herbs), the mountains as our backdrop and the steps leading directly down to the sea made this villa everything you could possibly wish for. Plenty of choice of local restaurants but with Agios Nikolaos only 20 minutes away, you are spoilt for choice for good quality Greek food where the staff are all unbelievably welcoming. Car hire is essential. Only note of caution is that guests with small children would need to take particular care with the stairs/steps and swimming pool areas. Owner provided excellent service and advice at all times and we couldn't recommend the villa highly enough.
                                        • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
                                        • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                        Superb

                                        5 of 5
                                        Very nice and helpful landlord
                                        • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2015
                                        • Date of Stay: Jun 2015