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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Kamilari, Greece your home away from home

The Greek island of Crete is a popular destination for tourists and Kamilari is a delightful village for holidaymakers to stay at. Kamilari is located in the south of Crete and offers easy access to many interesting activities and sights. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Kamilari, Greece

Kamilari offers many wonderful views as it is built on three hilltops. Visitors can see the olive groves of the Messara Plain, The Libyan Sea and Mount Ida.  These provide wonderful places for hikers and cyclists to explore the village and surrounding areas. Just a short distance from Kamilari is some delightful beaches ideal for sunbathing. Various waterports can be tried along the coastline here such as swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing and paragliding. Holidaymakers can also taking sailing excursions around the island and enjoy fishing trips. About an hour and 45 minutes’ drive away is the island’s only 18-hole golf course located at Hersonissos. Holidaymakers can enjoy few places to dine in and around Kamilari including restaurants and taverns serving mainly local fare. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from two small supermarkets in the village. There are other small shops in the area from which to buy gifts and souvenirs.

Places to visit on holiday to Kamilari, Greece

There are several interesting places to visit in and around Kamilari, where there are some wonderful picturesque houses and streets. The village square and church make this a very charming place full of character.  The island has some great natural features such as The Cave of Psychro and The Samaria Gorge. Lake Kournas is a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and is the only lake on Crete. Visitors may like to visit the larger towns of the island for the museums including Chania, where there is a Nautical Museum amongst other things. Heraklion has many other places of interest such as the Historical Museum and Archive. The ruined monastery of Katholiko dates back to the 11th century and is the oldest on Crete.

Weather in Kamilari, Greece

The warmest time of the year to visit Kamilari is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 29 degrees centigrade. During these months holidaymakers can expect to see an average of 12 to 13 hours of sunshine per day. Whilst January is the month with most prolonged periods of rain at an average of 14 days, May is actually the wettest with an average of 115mm.

Travel to Kamilari, Greece

Heraklion International Airport (HER)) is approximately 65 kilometres from Kamilari and has flights to and from Athens (ATH) as well as other European cities such as Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Brussels (BRU), Geneva (GVA), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) amongst others. Autohellas, Avis, Eurodollar and Travel Star are the car rental firms located at the airport. Taxis are available just outside the passenger terminal.

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                                                                                                      Secluded villa with superb mountain views

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                                                                                                      Situated on a south facing hillside above the village, in a rural area surrounded by beautiful countryside. The villa is not overlooked and has private sunbathing areas either by the pool or on the terraces above. There is also wifi and an undercover barbecue area. If your idea of a holiday is to lie on a beach all day and walk into town, you should look elsewhere, because you need a car to do anything. It took us about 1 hour to reach either the north or south coasts, exploring, and it is about 25 minutes to Spili which is a town of any size. There is a good taverna in Meronas village about 10 minutes away. The distances are not great but the roads are mountainous. We normally go cheap and cheerful with a hire car on holiday and were quite lucky to be given by chance an automatic. A bigger engine or diesel would also be beneficial as nothing will prepare you for the steepness of the drive from village to villa. Initially it is daunting, especially fully laden with suitcases and shopping, but subsequent ascents were easier and we no longer felt the need to burst into spontaneous applause on reaching the top. Just keep the car moving in a low gear. The villa is well built and well equipped, and stayed cool in the hot weather, we did not need the air conditioning. There are insect screens over some windows and doors, but no mosquito nets over beds so take a plug in repellent. We stayed the first night in Heraklion (lato boutique hotel, harbour view and handy restaurant) so that we could explore the town and visit Knossos, thereby avoiding a 2 hour drive back once at the villa. We also picked up a big supermarket shop (Lydl) on the way, the nearest being in an urban area one junction east of Rethimno. It is then easy to continue to Rethimno and take the main road to Spili and then over the mountain. Sat navs will offer other routes but they are very twisty, and do not be tempted to leave the tarmac, there is always a proper road. The locals drive 4x4 utes/pickup trucks and you can see why. This is very much a get away from it all location, and whilst remote, you are not alone, as the family who look after the villa are in the village and just a text message away. For us the main attractions were the privacy and mountain scenery, and the villa ticked all our boxes.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic home, with mountain and sea views

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                                                                                                      The location is amazing, with views of the mountains and the sea, and great sunsets at night. We had such a relaxing time and loved southern Crete. The home is done to a very high standard, unlike some rental homes that are kitted out minimally, with no personal effects and using cheap items, this is the opposite. Everything from the sun loungers and sofas to the dining table, dishwasher and washing machine were great quality products and the beds were really comfortable. It felt very homely and included nice little extras such as bathrobes, soap, shower gel, dishwasher tablets and washing machine liquid which many rentals do not provide. The kitchen had everything that you would need - all the usual items and also a coffee machine, a juicer to make fresh OJ, teapot, lots of different types of glasses for any kind of drinks, and there is a gas BBQ outside. It also had air conditioning and good wifi. As it is in such a peaceful location, the nearest shop is 20 minutes drive so you need to make sure you get all the food items you need, to save too many trips in the car. Or take advantage of the shopping service so that its all waiting for you when you arrive. The nearest beach is just a 10 minute drive which has sunloungers and umbrellas and a few beach cafes. Rethymno is under an hours drive and was a lovely city to explore. The owner greeted us on arrival and the customer service was great. The etouri team who manage the property contacted us to see if there was anything they could help us with and were extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend staying here.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 07, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017