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Make a holiday villa or home in Pigi, Greece your home away from home

The traditional village of Pigi is located in the north of the Greek island of Crete. This sleepy village is close to tourist attractions but has changed very little over the years and has maintained it’s traditional Cretan charm. The village is surrounded by beautiful mountains and olive groves, and is only a short distance from the sea.

Things to do on holiday in Pigi, Greece

Pigi accommodation is perfect for those wanting a taste of old rural Crete. You can spend the morning exploring the peaceful village with its narrow streets and whitewashed buildings before stopping at a taverna where you can relax and enjoy traditional food.

Villas in Pigi are only 2km away from local beaches, including the beautiful sandy beach of Pigianos Kampos, which means that you can sun bathe, swim and enjoy other water sports on your Pigi holiday.

For those who enjoy spending time outdoors the trails in the surrounding mountains and olive groves give you a taste of the stunning countryside and Cretan villages that dot the landscape. Walking, hiking or cycling is an excellent way to explore the countryside. There are small villages within walking distance of Pigi including Maroulas village and Loutra village, where you can see an old millstone from an ancient olive press in the village square.

The village itself is well equipped to cater for visitors staying in self-catering accommodation in Pigi, as there are two mini markets, two tavernas, a butcher, a bakery that sells delicious homemade bread, and a pharmacy.

Places to visit on holiday in Pigi, Greece

Pigi accommodation is conveniently situated midway in the island of Crete and has excellent access to the highway, making it an excellent base from which to explore tourist attractions, historical sites and beaches.

One of the best attractions nearby is the Arkadiou Monastery. This 11th century monastery has beautiful architecture and an interesting history. It is one tourist attraction that is not to be missed.

There are regular buses that take visitors to the town of Rethymno. This old fishing town has been built around a harbour and is a great place to taste the local catch of the day. The town offers a wonderful mix of the old and the new, with fascinating old houses and monuments and a bustling new marina.

Weather in Pigi, Greece

Pigi has a temperate Mediterranean climate. The weather is characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winter, which sometimes brings snowfall on the highest mountain peaks in the area. Crete is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year, which allows tourists to enjoy warm Pigi holidays throughout the year.

Flights to Pigi, Greece

The airport at Heraklion (HER) is 70km away from Pigi. Airlines that offer cheap flights to Heraklion from various airports in the UK include Monarch, easyJet and Flythomascook. From the airport visitors can hire a car and enjoy the scenic drive from Heraklion to their Pigi villa.

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                                                                                                      Pigi Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Fabulous villa, fabulous location

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                                                                                                      The villa is fabulous, still new and shiny and the build, fittings (windows - all with fly screens- doors, kitchen, etc) all to a very high standard. The gardens are excellent, immaculate and very well maintained. Just outside the garden, lots of trees with birds and wildlife and the flowers in the garden attracted butterflies. The entrance drive looks great, but is a little tight the first time you go in, in a large 4-wheeler, but we got used to it! The view from the garden and terrace are amazing day and night. The pool is not huge but big enough for two. It doesn't have a deep end so not good for diving. Pool cleaned every morning. Garden also has loungers and parasols. Villa Anemone also has a barbecue. Villa cleaned and linen changed midweek. TV in lounge with Satellite and a TV in the bedroom; Greek channels but we found UK and US programmes with the original sound and Greek sub-titles, but you don't go to Crete to watch TV. Wifi was good - we had two iPads and two phones connected. Excellent air-conditioning. There is a safe. The hosts were very nice and friendly and greeted us when we arrived, and left us a welcome pack of cheese, olives, bread, wine, tea, coffee, etc; brought us some home grown vegetables during the week; and came to say goodbye when we left. Bali is a good half hour walk down, probably more coming back up-hill especially in the heat (or heels!) but the local taxi company (the owners gave us the card - Vasilis Maris ++30 6986 272886) was very helpful pleasant and cheap. Bali is a quirky resort, very long, twisty, up and down, and narrow, but a good choice of restaurants and bars for all tastes and prices. Especially try the old town/harbour and Evita Bay. Beaches vary in quality and crowded-ness, so it depends what you like; some water sports and kiddies water inflatables, etc. But with such a lovely villa, gardens, terrace and pool you are happy at home to be honest. We had a car and explored beaches along the coast between Bali and Rethymno; and the south coast, Plakias, Shinaria, Amoudi, Damnoni, etc. We found a lovely taverna on the road towards Rethymno, less than five minutes drive, on top of a hill and curve in the road; fabulous views towards Bali, decent food. The villa owners son Manos, works in a bar/restaurant called Porto Paradiso where we ended up most nights for a night-cap. And his brother was also there during his break from national service. Would we recommend it? We most certainly would.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful stone villa with fantastic views of sea and mountains.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic villa in the hills above the beach. If you like sitting watching the sun set over the mountains then this place is perfect - just like the photos. Owner and agent were friendly and helpful. Only niggle was construction work down the hill about half a mile away - I suspect though that we were unlucky to coincide with early drilling and the wind from the north - I doubt this would be a problem next week. We had an excellent holiday. Thanks.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017