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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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                                                                                                  Stunning cottage in a tranquil location

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Our autumn getaway was reserving a wonderful surprise. We experienced the wonderful little world of Lily’s cottage, a breathe taking, cozy farmhouse in an olive grove with a magnificent view to the sea. It is a little gem in a tranquil location, further enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town but close enough to enjoy it. The cottage even in November is amazing. Maybe you can’t enjoy the nice pool but you enjoy for sure the fireplace instead. Personally I found it more romantic. Lily, the host, is a wonderful person herself. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a lovely holiday. We highly recommend Lily’s cottage even this season. We will back soon
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Perfect Villa

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We had an absolutely lovely stay in their Villa despite a bit of variable weather and being out of season and the local town closing down. Just supermarkets left open really.The villa has everything you could need and is all new. Ideal kitchen with all you could need, a lovely Veranda to sit out with nice furniture and a gorgeous pool area with nice beds and an amazing 360 view of the sea and mountains.Perfect for the second half of the week when the sun shone. We did come in the first week in November and Bali had basically closed down. It made us explore a little more and meant we did see maybe more than we would have had it all remained open. Rethimno was worth a visit even in torrential rain and was all open and a bit busier with many places to eat and drink. We did take to the hills in the car to get to one or two smaller villages and had fun?! driving back in the dark on dark and very windy roads. And do try the local Taverna on the way back up the hill from Bali. Looks a little on its own but when we did venture in they were so friendly, the food was good and about 10 euros cheaper than every where else we ate. All the booking arrangements were really well handled by Valia and at the property Michael and his Mum couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Towels etc changed mid week (with home made cakes) and a lovely few items supplied in the fridge etc on arrival. A lovely chilled week was had and maybe next time we would come a month earlier to see Bali at its best.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                  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