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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! 4.8/5
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #445107
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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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

                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                  The best Villa we have ever stayed in!!

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  As described the views from the villa were simply amazing. The villa itself was superb and very well equipped. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that the jacuzzi wasn't heated which was a shame. We stayed in early October and although the weather was 28-33 degrees during the day the jacuzzi was too cold to use in the evenings. The local area is lovely and Episkopi beach was unspoilt with free sun loungers & parasols and a couple of good tavernas. Although the villa is close to all amenities we found a car was essential as the roads are not really made for walking. A trip to Lake Kournas is a must and I recommend the nearby Tavern Ancient Lappa and Mikra Livardi Restaurant. The owner Valia was very welcoming and made the best chocolate cake! She provided good local information and was always available if needed. The villa was spotlessly clean and Valia and her family came regularly to change linen/towels, clean the villa and maintain the pool. Excellent service! Sue Cole (Our party was 2 couples aged 50-60 from the UK)
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016