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

Kalamaki is a popular holiday destination on the coast of Southern Crete. It is 67 km from Heraklion and close to the villages of Kamilari, Matala and Phaistos. The town was only developed in 1970 so there is no real Crete architecture or history and the surrounding landscape is very dry and arid. However, it has a lovely beach, tavernas and local shops, providing all that tourists may want to enjoy their stay in a Kalamaki holiday rental.

Things to Do in Kalamaki, Crete

Kalamaki was founded to take advantage of the long sandy beach at Messara Bay, the longest beach in southern Crete. The beach near Kalamaki holiday rentals offer sun beds and umbrella rentals and the sand is ideal for families to sunbathe and play. The crystal clear waters are warm for swimming. Watersports are available at various spots along this long beach and Kalimaki has a harbour where boat trips can be arranged. Being family friendly, Kalamaki does not have a noisy nightlife, unlike neighbouring Matala.

Places to Visit Around Kalamaki, Crete

Kalamaki is centrally located on the island making it ideal for day trips and tours to other places of interest. Neighbouring Kamilari is the place to visit to see the architectural style of traditional Cretan villages. There are several important archaeological sites in the area at Agia Triada, Phaistos and Gortys. Frangokastello is one of the most well-visited landmarks on the island of Crete and is about 88 km west of your Kalamaki holiday home. It is in a scenic location and is famous for its 13th century castle which is still in remarkably good condition. Every year a festival on May 17 celebrates the local victory over the Turks. A strange phenomenon can be seen at dawn when the ghostly “Drosoulites” figures appear as a mirage for about 10 minutes and draws many curious visitors.

Weather in Kalamaki, 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 Kalamaki a pleasant year-round destination.

Travel to Kalamaki, Crete

The nearest international airport serving holiday rentals in Kalamaki is the Heraklion Airport in north central Crete, about 66 km away. 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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                          Villa Kedros – Erholung pur ab der ersten Minute

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                          Gut einen Monat nach unserem Urlaub sind wir noch immer ganz begeistert und denken wehmütig an unsere Zeit in der Villa Kedros in Kalamaki / Kreta zurück. Das Haus und die Anlage sind sehr gepflegt und sauber. Jedes Zimmer ist mit einer Liebe zum Detail ausgestattet, sodass man sich gleich wie Zuhause fühlt. Ohne weiteres kann man die Seele auf der gemütlichen Terrasse baumeln lassen oder auch zum nahegelegenen Strand (fußläufig ca. 3 Minuten) spazieren. Ebenso in der Nähe zum Haus findet man einige tolle Restaurants wo man bei wirklich sehr gutem Essen den Sonnenuntergang bestaunen kann. Wir verbringen jeden unserer Sommerurlaube in Appartments oder Ferienhäuser auf einer der vielen griechischen Inseln und waren dieses Mal vom Angebot wirklich überwältigt – unsere Erwartungen wurden mehr als übertroffen. Besonders erwähnen möchten wir die herzliche und unkomplizierte Unterstützung durch Marina und Nadine, die sich bereits im Vorfeld um all unsere Fragen gekümmert haben und uns auch bei der Anmietung eines Mietautos (zu einem unschlagbaren Preis) behilflich waren. Villa Kedros – wir werden in jedem Fall wiederkommen und hoffen für uns, dass die Villa noch lange Zeit ein Geheimtipp bleiben wird!!  PS: Dear Marina, thanks a lot for the great holidays at Villa Kedros, the tasty Olive Oil and the lovely present you gave us!! Greetings, Thomas & Michaela
                          • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016