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

The small village of Kalo Chorio, also spelt Kalo Horio, is adjoining the coastal village of Istron and just a little further inland. However it is still within easy walking distance of the local beaches. “Kalo Chorio” means “good village” and is on the north coast of Crete, 10km from the harbour town of Agios Nikolaos in the Lasithi region. Surrounded by citrus and olive groves, pine-covered mountains and small gardens of local produce, it is a picturesque working Cretan village. It warmly welcomes the few tourists who come to stay in holiday rentals in Kalo Chorio.

Things to Do in Kalo Chorio, Crete

A stroll around the small town will reveal its magnificent church, school and play area for children. There are several golden sand or sand-and-shingle beaches along the coastline including lovely Istron Bay, Agios Panteleimon, Karavostasi & Voulisma, all well-organized beaches. They offer sunbeds and shady umbrellas as well as watersports opportunities. There are several excellent restaurants in Kalo Chorio and neighbouring Istron. Try the Pelagros Fish Taverna for excellent fresh fish dishes or the Panorama Restaurant which has superb views across the Bay of Mirabello.

Places to Visit Around Kalo Chorio, Crete

Explore the livelier coastal town of Istron which has plenty of local shops, sports bars and evening entertainment. Further afield is the vibrant harbour town of Agrio Nikolaus, named after the 7th century Church. It has well-preserved frescoes dating back to the 9th century and is in a location which has stunning views across the town and bay. The fishing harbour is ideal for taking a boat trip around the bay and at night the town has excellent bars and restaurants. There are local bus services to a number of other towns including Heraklion with its archaeological museum, the charming towns of Ierapetra and Sitia and the Minoan settlements of Malia and Knossos.

Weather in Kalo Chorio, Crete

Holiday rental homes in Kalo Chorio 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. Rainfall during the summer is minimal with some showers from November to March. The mild winter temperatures drop to an average 14°C (57°F) in the day, making it a pleasant year-round destination.

Travel to Kalo Chorio, Crete

The nearest international airport serving Kalo Chorio holiday rentals is Heraklion (HER) Airport in north central Crete, about 77km 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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Thank you Stephen & Michelle , the apartment had everything we needed and the view from the roof terrace are amazing ,
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

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This is a wonderful house to stay in. It is on the edge of a very typical Crete village close to Neapoli, and has been carefully and tastefully modernised from a traditional Cretan stone cottage. It is about 50 minutes from Heraklion, 15 from Ayios Nikolaos and 7 from Neapoli. A car is essential, but gives one access to all of Crete east of Heraklion and to at least part of it to the west. The photos show primarily the living room (kitchen, dining and easy-chair areas of a single long room), which has been recently decorated and comfortably furnished using traditional materials and objects; the three bedrooms (2 double, 1 twin) are spacious, comfortable and well-furnished. All rooms have air-conditioners. The whole was spotlessly clean and fully equipped with all one could need. After a day out, it felt each time as a place one really looked forward to returning to. The caretaker, Poppy, is a very friendly person, who, despite our late arrival at 3.30 a.m., after a delayed flight, met us at Neapoli, showed us the route from there and round the house, and had put a beautiful bowl of fruit for us in the fridge. She supplied much detailed local information about places to visit, advice on where to shop, etc, and repeatedly asked us to contact her by phone if we needed anything else. Above all she made us very warmly and genuinely welcome. There are not as many renovated original houses available for holiday rent in Crete as we expected. We have rented properties of similar kind in other countries, and this was one of the best we have ever seen. Compared with the dense concrete jungle we saw advertised on the Malia area coast, this was paradisal. We were very sad to leave it and would advise speedy booking!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017