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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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                                                                                                  A great big happy villa with a truly superb view of the sea and skies.

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We loved the villa and enjoyed our stay. The owner has to be the nicest owner of all time. He was super kind and responsive and just unbelievably helpful. You won't meet a nicer guy. He built the place and he cares! The view (especially in the evening) is truly beautiful - epic pink sunsets. And the villa is well placed between Chania and Heraklion for day trips. The pool is immense and everything works a treat. Our only very minor issue was the temperamental internet which seemed to need half an hour to "warm up" every morning but then worked fine for the rest of the day. Will come back when next in Crete.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

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                                                                                                  Die Villa liegt ca. 10 Minuten Fußweg vom Strand des kleinen Fischerdorfes Panormos entfernt. Der Weg dorthin führt durch eine schmale Strasse bergauf. Die Villa ist durch einen Sichtschutz ausreichend eingefriedet und gegen unliebsame Blicke geschützt. Lediglich das dreistöckige Haus des Vermieters befindet sich etwas höher gelegen auf der anderen Straßenseite, was aber auch überhaupt kein Problem darstellt. Der Vermieter ist sehr zuvorkommend und aufmerksam, die Kommunikation in englischer Sprache problemlos. Die Villa ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Im Oktober hat man leider auf allen vier Terrassen vormittags keine Sonne, auch ist der Pool nicht beheizt ist dann einfach zu kalt. Im Sommer ist dies mit Sicherheit eher willkommen. Panormos hat zwar nur einen kleinen Sandstrand, ist aber dennoch empfehlenswert, weil eben nicht überlaufen. Zudem befindet sich im Ort eine sehr gemütliche Gasse mit einer überschaubaren Anzahl von kleinen Lokalen, die nicht mit leckerem Essen geizen und zudem noch moderate Preise verlangen. Aufgrund der geografischen Lage ein ausgesprochen guter Ort, um Ausflüge in alle Richtungen der Insel zu starten.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016