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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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                                                                                                  Traumurlaub

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Unsere ferien waren einfach traumhaft. Der vermieter ist sehr freundlich, wir wurden oft mit feinen leckereien seiner mutter überrascht. die villa ist sensationell, gross, sauber, gut ausgestattet und die lage perfekt, sehr ruhig, geniale aussicht. . Hier hat es alles was man sich für einen traumurlaub wünscht. Wir werden wiederkommen. Danke für alles.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                  Incredible location with incredible service

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  From the moment I booked this property, the Villa Naya team was communicative, prompt, informative, and friendly. No questions went unasnsered by Kostas and his team, and all the details were thought of. When we arrived, we were greeted by the owner. He showed us around the house, helped us find all of the important details, and made sure that we call if we needed anything. Then the fun began! This villa has everything you will need for an amazing holiday! It was hard to leave the villa to go sight seeing as it was such a blessing to be staying at the villa. Everything was clean and easy to use (even in Greek!!), they had all kitchen supplies you would ever need, and all through the trip both the owner and Kostas (and team) answered any and all questions we had. They even set up a special beach day for us that we enjoyed at the end of the trip! It was all very amazing. We had 10 people with us that all fit very comfortably. We even had an extra bed in the end! They had a crib for our toddler, and toys for both kids. We never figured out how to use the DVD player, but it did not matter because there was so much to do at the house and in the area. It is walking distance to anything you would need. The only negative I have for the trip was the temperature of the pool. They let us know ahead of time that it was not heated, so we were aware that was the case. but it was too cold to swim in...however the beach just down the road was plenty warm and a blast for my kids, 2.5 and 5. I would definitely recommend this to all of my friends and come back again if we ever visit Crete in the future!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  Spacious, clean and comfortable apartment in an attractive complex.

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  This apartment is in an attractive modern complex 10 - 15 mins walk from the pleasant town centre and small sandy beaches of Panormo. It is clean, spacious and well-equipped, with comfortable beds, plenty of storage space, good Wi-Fi and lovely hot water. A roomy terrace with table and chairs overlooks the series of small turquoise swimming pools - different depths for different ages - surrounded by gardens and picturesque palm trees lit up at night to look very exotic! The whole complex is beautifully clean and well-maintained. Easy parking on the adjoining road. The village itself offered a wide variety of restaurants so you could easily eat at a different one every night. It is full of tourists - particularly the small, crowded sandy beaches, but maintains its Greek character and charm. There are several excellent supermarkets. (We found a much larger and quieter beach with good taverna under a bridge a mile or two west down the main road - easy to see from the road). You could easily manage without a car - there is a tourist company called Bali travel that runs excursions to different parts of the island every day. We found driving quite difficult - firstly, arriving at night and driving on the one-lane main road (on the wrong side and in a strange car) with cars trying to overtake all the time; and secondly, driving on the very mountainous inland roads with precipitous drops! However, you don't need to go on those and can quite easily stick to the main roads and less precipitous inland ones. Access to and from the airport by car is very easy - a minute's drive or so from the main road. The car-hire company recommended by the owner did not answer any of our emails, so we ended up booking with Avis. We later found the emails in the Spam box, so wished we had checked there (we did apologise to them!). I am sorry to have one criticism of this lovely apartment (which is why I have put 4* and not 5*), and that is the pillows. The ones on our bed were very small and very dirty, which was surprising because the sheets and pillowslips were beautifully clean and ironed. I couldn't sleep on the pillows but fortunately had brought a beach pillow which I used instead. We did find one normal pillow, and my husband used 3 of the small pillows which were cleaner (found in the cupboard). I hope the owner will replace the pillows at the first opportunity - I am sure he will because everything else in this apartment was really good.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016