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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Sfakaki, Crete your home away from home

Sfakaki, formerly known as Stavromenos, is a delightful small Greek town on the south coast of Crete. It has local shops, supermarkets, tavernas and access to a nice sandy beach. Surrounded by the Mediterranean with the White Mountains in the background, holiday rentals in Sfakaki are surrounded by gorgeous scenery, olive groves and vineyards. It is the ideal base for enjoying a peaceful beach vacation within easy reach of the many local sights and attractions.

Things to Do in Sfakaki, Crete

Beaches

Crete is known for its beautiful sandy beaches. Sfakaki has its own pleasant beach within easy reach of your holiday rental. One of the best beaches on the island is around Rethymno. It stretches as far as the eye can see, breaking into smaller shingle coves and they have all been awarded the Blue Flag for clean waters.

Take the Bus

There is a regular bus service for exploring the area. Enjoy the trip by bus from your holiday rental in Sfakaki to Rethymno on the north coast and take in the pretty inland scenery along the way.

Join in the Local Festivals

Crete has many local festivals celebrating everything from religious saints to the wine festival, which runs for three weeks throughout July. It is an opportunity to see traditional Greek costumes and experience the local culture.

Places to Visit Around Sfakaki, Crete

Rethymno

The town of Rethymno is brimming with history and amazing Venetian and Turkish architecture. It takes just over an hour to reach by car from your holiday rental in Sfakaki. Rethymno has a charming old fishing harbour and a new marina. The town is full of atmosphere with its narrow alleyways and old Greek homes.

Bali

If you want to say you have been to Bali, here is your chance! Bali is on the north coast of Crete and was a former fishing village with a small port. The sandy beaches framed by the mountain backdrop make it a very scenic place to spend the day.

Arghiroupolis

This small village is just a short drive from your holiday rental in Sfakaki. Close to the village there is a natural spring with several cascading waterfalls. It is a popular place to visit with typical tavernas in peaceful surroundings. You can also buy freshly caught trout in this area.

Weather in Sfakaki, Crete

Crete is a popular holiday destination as it has guaranteed long, dry summers with average temperatures reaching 31°C (88°F). Winters are also mild, and the climate is very pleasant during spring and autumn.

Travel to Sfakaki, Crete

Flights arrive daily from all over Europe to Chania International (CHQ) Airport on the north west of the island of Crete. The airport is just 82km from your Sfakaki holiday villa.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (9 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 10
    Villa #1249744
    9
    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #410573
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (5 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Multiple rentals Apartment #6370682
        5
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (27 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Multiple rentals Villa #6370682
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Villa #434117
            2 Reviews
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #2404388
              2 Reviews
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #1678674
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                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                  (5 reviews)
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                  • 6 BR
                  • 6 BA
                  • Sleeps 14
                  Villa #1419122
                  5
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 4 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 10
                    Villa #1060600
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                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (5 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Villa #1678074
                      5
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #2433248
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (18 reviews)
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Villa #1098144
                          18
                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 5 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 11
                            Villa #1995251
                              • 5 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 10
                              Villa #4134132
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 7
                                House #1607621
                                1 Review
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                  Apartment #4255125
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Villa #3715856
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #838993vb
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Apartment #2566135
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          House #2564074
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Apartment #2565771
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #2019459
                                              3
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Villa #8112473
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Villa #4101613
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                    Villa #3942077
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                      Villa #6503357
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Villa #6661317
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                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
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                                                          Villa #4222929
                                                          1 Review
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            House #6874984
                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 5 BA
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                                                              Villa #1607609
                                                              2 Reviews
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Villa #1892998
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #1655210
                                                                  4
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #1655210
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1655210
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        House #6370253
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                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Hotel #1993574
                                                                          1 Review
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Villa #848435
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                              House #1773805
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                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #6040145
                                                                                1 Review
                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Villa #1150970
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Villa #1887848
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                                      Villa #4146593
                                                                                      1 Review
                                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                                        Apartment #2402806
                                                                                        1 Review
                                                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                                                          Villa #4068830
                                                                                          1 Review
                                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                                            Villa #4068778
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                                                              Villa #2017640
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Villa #4149880
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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Brilliant

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Stayed in this beautiful villa on a family holiday and it was an amazing experience. The pool was the best part and looked amazing when the night lights turned on! I stayed here two weeks with my family including my young cousins. The house proved to be very kid friendly and fun. The outdoor seating and dining area made for many pleasant meals by the pool with quiet music on. The AC in most rooms was extremely nice as I'm not used to hot weather - being from the UK. Also, the people living next door were very pleasant. The brought us freshly picked fruit, homemade meals and delicious treats. Overall the house has great living facilities. Two equipped kitchens that were very easy to work and functioning bathrooms and washing rooms. The views from the balconies were amazing and made the experience even more enjoyable. I will never forget this holiday or this villa. It was perfect.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Wonderful villa, wonderful owners

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                I stayed with a friend at Villa Kivotos for a week in October. We had a perfect time and would have liked to have stayed longer but unfortunately we were a late booking and the villa was already booked by other lucky people. The villa is situated in the hills above Rethymnon and has great views from all levels. The villa itself is modern, spotlessly clean and had every amenity we could have wished for. We didn't cook while we were there but could have if we'd wanted to as it was fully equipped with everything needed. We loved the sliding doors which opened up the villa to the patio outside. I also liked the screens which meant we weren't bothered by flies, mosquitoes etc, although there probably weren't many around by then. It is also very suitable for people with mobility issues as the bathroom is equipped with rails and a walk in shower. Outside, there is a ramp down to the pool area so it's not necessary to use the steps. So that's the villa...but what really made our stay perfect was the kindness and helpfulness of Eva and her husband. From our arrival, when Eva met us after 10.30pm at the bottom of the hill so that we could follow her to the villa, they couldn't have been more helpful. The following morning there was a problem with our rental car and Eva's husband spoke to the rental company to give them directions so that they could bring a replacement, and then also went to meet them to guide them to the villa. When we managed to get a parking ticket, he also offered to take our payment to the local post office. And one evening we thought we'd locked ourselves out (but hadn't!) and had to call Eva out. The villa is lovely, but they are what makes it really special.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                Wonderful!!!!

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                Fantastic place, very kind owner, all perfect, thanks
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016