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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Spilia, Crete your home away from home

Spilia is a wonderfully rural village in Western Crete, sitting between the mountains and the sea. Within minutes of glorious beaches, lively tavernas and beautiful churches, Spilia apartments and villas offer everything you could hope for. Spilia means cave, named after the Ai-Yiannis Ermitis Cave, which offers magnificent views and is a must see site on any Spilia holiday.

Things to do in Spilia, Crete

Beaches always play a part in any Cretan holiday, and despite the wonderfully rural location of a Spilia villa, you are never far from the sea. Crete's most beautiful beaches, Falassarna and Elafonisi are both within an hour's drive, making a hire car almost essential. All the local beaches are safe and perfect for swimming, and you can have the sand between your toes within 10 minutes of leaving your Spilia villa.

Beach lovers will be particularly pleased with the beach at the placid, timeless village of Kolimbara a mile or two down the road. The pebble beach is always spacious, and there are a handful of tavernas in which to sit and watch the sea.

A Spilia apartment is a great base for exploring Western Crete. There are many delightful villages in the area to explore, as well as some beautiful countryside. There is a huge amount of countryside to explore on foot too, with the Samaria Gorges being a real favourite with walkers and climbers.

Places to visit from a villa in Spilia, Crete

The beautiful old town of Chania itself is well worth exploring from a self catering Spilia villa, whether you are visiting for a day or a week. Divided into two parts, Chania is one of the most beautiful places to explore in the whole of Crete. The narrow streets that surround the famous Venetian Harbour are a well known tourist favourite, but there are so many little shops, cafes and tavernas to find, that it is not only the more famous sights like the Dominican Monastery or Turkish Baths that will enthral visitors.

Weather in Spilia, Crete

There are very few times of year when visiting a Spilia doesn't promise a week of blazing sunshine. The Mediterranean climate means hot, dry summers, with daily temperatures routinely in the 30's (C), and winters that remain wonderfully mild for that undisturbed break.

Flights to Spilia, Crete

An escape to Spilia accommodation is an even bigger treat when you discover how easy a Spilia villa is to reach. There are regular flights from the UK direct to Chania Airport (CHQ) for the majority of the year. During the winter months, you can still escape to a Spilia property by taking a connecting flight from Athens (ATH) or a ferry service from Athens.

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                                                                                          Recent Reviews

                                                                                          Love this place

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                                                                                          Myself ,partner and 10 yr old daughter stayed in Yiannis 's Cottage for two weeks at the beginning of August.We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday whilst staying in this property. It was lovely,airy and clean and in a beautiful location. A fridge full of goodies from their farm welcomed us when we arrived. The pool in the pretty garden was amazing and used constantly. It was lovely sitting outside at night, listening to and watching all the wildlife(there was a regular owl that would swoop through the garden every night). Manolis was brilliant and looked after us very well whilst we were there, bringing us fresh eggs a and vegetables from the farm and supplying us with lots of useful information on how to get to places and best tavernas , trips and beaches etc. The local taverna serves tasty local food. The village is well placed to visit the famous beaches and we took a taxi to beautiful Hania for the day and had a great meal in the old town( Tamam..don't forget to book..very popular!) You will need a car to appreciate the area . Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and was very sad to leave. S.Perry Sevenoaks
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                          This Villa is amazing

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                                                                                          The villa is the best we have ever stayed in. It is exceptionally well equipped and spotlessly clean. The owner could not have done anything else make our holiday moe enjoyable. We were able to pick fresh herbs and lemons from the beautiful garden; a welcome meal and drinks were provided on our arrival, which was wonderful We were also given home made produce, which was all delicious. The views from the balconies are stunning with mountains on the right and the sea to the left. The pool was fabulous to swim in with no chemical smells and always clean. The owner was always on hand to answer questions but we never felt intruded upon. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villas, it is a very special place.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                          Very nearly Perfect

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                                                                                          Villa Theodoros is located a couple of hundred metres above sea level nestling in the hills surrounded by olive groves. The villa is not overlooked yet offers stunning views down to the sea. The villa is well built and furnished with a fantastic covered area for the outside dining table which also includes a massive BBQ built in. The pool is a good size although does not have a shallow end as it has a uniform depth of just over 5ft. A 10 minute stroll back down the track to Ano Vouves where the famous olive tree is will bring you to the Taverna which is run by a family and whilst it may look a bit sleepy the service is fantastic and the food superb - it is rustic Cretan home cooking - if you don't eat there you are really missing out. Within easy driving reach are the beaches of Falassarna and Elafonisi which must not be missed. On the way to Kastelli as you drive down the road from the direction of Kolimbari lookout for Nopigia beach and enjoy the almost secret beach with a Taverna on it - almost as good as the secret beach at Afrata. A great holiday ! The bad bits - only one really. The internet is provided by a Wi-Fi dongle that guests have to purchase a 'top up' for. Either Vodafone or the Dongle are broken as we actually only got a fraction of the data we'd paid for. The villa owners are now aware and I'm sure they will sort this out quickly. Danny & Family
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                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016