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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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                                                                                                      Spectacular Views with Spacious Accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa Elia is the perfect place for a relaxing “getaway” with spectacular views and tasteful modern spacious accommodation. David and Lindi, the owners, met us on arrival and showed us around our accommodation. They were both a font of local knowledge having lived in Crete for many years. We booked for a week at the end of September and hired a car so we could explore the surrounding Cretan towns and villages. Crete is quite hilly so unless you are a mountain goat or like walking uphills we would recommend hiring a car. The car hire rates are very reasonable, especially late in the season and give you the opportunity to explore the scenic coast and mountains locally. Cretans are famous for their welcoming smiles and warm hospitality and there are many local tavernas within walking distance. Milatos is a local fishing port nearby with numerous excellent tavernas overlooking the sea specialising in freshly caught seafood and local Cretan dishes. Although there were only two of us Villa Elia can comfortably accommodate at least 6 in the three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom was particularly impressive with modern en-suite bathroom and sliding windows leading onto a terrace giving a fabulous panorama. The other two bedrooms (one double and the other with twin beds) were on a lower floor and also had equally impressive and lovely sea views. These two bedrooms shared a spacious bathroom with a ‘wet room’ shower. The separate large utility room had a washer and dryer. The living room/dining area/kitchen was a large family open plan area with modern “L” shaped settee, six seater dining table and well equipped European kitchen. The combination of the vaulted ceiling and large sliding double glazed doors leading onto the front terrace gave a feeling of bringing the panorama into your room when fully opened. From the living room you can walk onto the side terrace with the swimming pool, Cretan pots, umberellas and recliners for those sun worshippers that would rather be lounge lizards with a good book and cool drink to pass the time away! We spent most of our time exploring the local countryside during the day, enjoying a sundowner on the terrace as the sunset followed by a meal in the friendly local Milatos tavernas. Overall an excellent location and family friendly accommodation that we would fully recommend to future guests. Thanks especially to David and Lindi for their warm welcome, local advice on the sites. Peter & Liz
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful villa with easy walk to town.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We went for a 50th birthday celebration with the family and absolutely loved it. The outside bar proved to be my favourite feature and such fun. We did go in the pool but it was cold at this time of year as expected even though the outside temperature was still quite warm. The upstairs bedroom door handle broke as the door was difficult to close but they were aware of this and didn't charge us. I assume this will be fixed for next visitors. Eva was really helpful throughout the stay and let us stay longer on the day of departure as the villa was to be empty the following week which was greatly appreciated. All mod cons in the kitchen and plenty of space and room in the large fridge.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment, amazing view

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The photos of this apartment barely do it justice. It's in a fantastic location 2 minutes stroll to the beach, 10 minutes to the lake and old town. It's well equipped and furnished beautifully. The owners are very helpful and thoughtful hosts. Their recommendations of bars and restaurants were spot on. Highly recommended!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016