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Make a holiday rental home or townhouse in Milatos, Greece your home away from home

The sleepy village of Milatos lies one kilometre from the north-east coast of Crete, in the prefecture of Lassithi. Conveniently located near some of the island’s biggest tourist resorts, Milatos itself is a traditional village that is ideal for those who want to enjoy an authentic Cretan experience - sampling the local seafood and simply relaxing and taking in the panoramic views,. Varied self-catering accommodation can be found in Milatos, including authentic townhouses and luxury villas.

Things to do in Milatos, Greece

If the thought of staying in the extremely busy and hedonistic resort of Malia (11km away) is your worst nightmare, then Milatos may just be your ideal holiday rental destination. A traditional Greek village and fishing harbour, Milatos is quiet, relaxing, and largely tourist-free.

There is a pebble beach and a short sandy stretch near the harbour, and as well as relaxing it is possible to enjoy a spot of fishing or swimming here, as you watch the fisherman go about bringing in the days catch.

The main draw of Milatos is the restaurants. If you would like to sample some of the freshest and tastiest fish on the island, then this is the place to come. Most of the traditional seafood tavernas are located around the harbour, and an outside table will be rewarded with fine beautiful sea views.

For a unique experience head to Milatos Cave. This cave measures over 2,000sq metres and dates back to the Neolithic period. It is known locally as the sight of a battle between the local army and Turkish invaders in 1823, and is now something of a tourist attraction, housing a memorial and a small church. Make sure you take a torch though – it's pitch black in there!

Places to visit on holiday in Milatos, Greece

The use of a rental car is strongly recommended in order to explore the island to its fullest. Not only will this assist you in getting from the airport to your accommodation in Milatos, but it will give you flexibility to explore. The beaches and water sports of Elounda are a 30km drive, picturesque Sissi can be reached within just a few minutes, and if you fancy a big night out, Milatos lies 11km from Malia. Crete is the biggest of the Greek islands, and there are many other towns and villages well worth a visit.

Weather in Milatos, Greece

Although Milatos is far from over-run by tourism, summer months are still the most popular with visitors. Temperatures average 29°C from late June until early September, and rainfall during this period is almost non-existent. Temperatures start to cool as it heads into October and November, but even the coldest months (January and February) have an average temperature above 14°C.

Flights to Milatos, Greece

Your holiday accommodation in Milatos, Crete can be reached via a flight to Heraklion International Airport, which serves the whole island. Daily flights arrive here from a variety of UK locations and though a number of different operators. Upon arrival it is an hour’s drive along the coast to Milatos.

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                                                                                                      Peaceful and picturesque

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                                                                                                      We stayed here in September 2017. The villa was spectacular and very clean. The owners met us on arrival (English) and showed us around and told us everything we needed to know. Maps of the local area were provided and the villa was situated next door to their own villa if we had any problems. Very friendly welcome. The villa itself is well designed, the views of the sea were spectacular and to be able to open your curtains in a morning and see that view from bed was amazing. There are fly screens for all the windows which at night were needed to keep the moths out but they worked very well indeed. The villa and pool are situated next to the road down into Milatos but you soon get used to the quad bikes and coaches going past. The villa is a perfect size and located for a week away from it all. There are enough restaurants by the sea front in Milatos for a different one each night, we didn't venture into Sissi except for to get groceries. A lovely villa and we had a perfect week away.
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                                                                                                      We had a brilliant week exploring this area of Crete. Olive View is well placed to easily access a wide range of sites, historical, scenic, city and beach. Julie provided a lot of helpful information on where to go. We had a car but there was a also bus stop just outside. The cottage was perfect, very tastefully decorated, comfortable and with a fabulous view. I loved sitting on the terrace in the early mornings watching the sun creep into the valley. The local taverna, recommended by Julie, was wonderful, very friendly and unbelievably cheap too! It was a pleasure to share a meal there with Julie on our last night.
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