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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Vrises, Greece your home away from home

The historic village of Vrises in Crete, (also sometimes spelt ‘Vrisses’) is situated 30km south-east of Chania, and is the ideal destination for those seeking a slice of the traditional Greek lifestyle. One of many sparsely populated villages in the near vicinity, Vrises is largely tourist free, allowing you to enjoy the unspoilt scenery and uncrowded attractions that make this peaceful destination such a great holiday rental option.

Things to do in Vrises, Greece

Vrises is a great location to enjoy walks and hikes amongst stunning and unspoilt scenery. The key landmark in the area is a twin peak hill which rises high above the village, and is a site of major archaeological interest, having being the home of a 16th Century post-Minoan settlement. The name Vrises translates as ‘fountains’, and was given due to the many springs that can also be spotted in the area.

Vrises has a respectable amount of amenities such as a bakery, supermarket and mini-markets, many of which are family run businesses. A suggestion is to ‘do as the locals do’, and have all of your shopping and small tasks finished by midday, then spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in the scenery with plenty of local food and wine, with the local specialities being yoghurt and goats cheese.

Relaxing can be done from the comfort of your holiday rental accommodation in Vrises or on the banks of one of the several rivers that flow through the village, where you will be shaded by the many large plane trees. This is also where many of the village tavernas are based, so you will not have far to walk when you need to top-up or something extra to nibble on.

Places to visit on holiday in Vrises, Greece

Despite being small in size, Vrises is well-linked when it comes to roads and public transport (though the use of a hire car is preferable). This allows you to discover the many traditional villages and towns nearby, including Georgioupolis (6km), which has a great beach and a number of tavernas, and Chania (30km), which has a beautiful Old Town that is home to many historic buildings.

Weather in Vrises, Greece

The mild Mediterranean climate of Crete means Vrises experiences a summer average temperature of 26C, though this can reach well above 30C on the sunniest of days. Rainfall is low during this period. Winter temperatures are mild with increased rainfall.

Flights to Vrises, Greece

Chania International Airport (CHQ) is just 18km from Vrises, and can be reached directly from Birmingham, Manchester and London Gatwick through Thomson Airways. An alternative is to fly to Heraklion International Airport (HER), pick up a hire car and make a scenic 88km drive through the Greek countryside to your chosen holiday accommodation in Vrises.

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                                                                                                      WOW !!! What a view

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is stunning. Very clean and equipped with everything we needed for our holiday stay. The beds were comfortable and the fireplace was a cosy and beautiful touch during the chilly evenings. The BBQ facilities and pool outside we also fab. The views were truly breathtaking with Snow capped mountains on one side and water views on the other. They just took our breath away as we inhaled the clear fresh air and heard the faint bells of the local goats grazing nearby. The road leading to the villa was a bit rough but you do get used to it. It added to the rural charm and privacy of the location and made us feel like we were in the the real Crete. The location was convenient to both Chania to the West and Rhethmo to the East. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable of the area and the owner made the booking process easy to use with prompt confirmations and replies to our requests. Overall, I would highly recommend this villa to my friends and family and look forward to returning for our next holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      A tiny slice of (early season) paradise.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Probably a mistake to tell anyone about this as I would for very selfish reasons not want this place to become too popular at Easter. Seems the season in Crete doesn't really start until June, and this makes no sense as the weather when we were there was nigh on perfect and not those blisteringly hot days that make August there unbearable. The advertised walk to the local village was bang on accurate and we did it a number of times as it was a highlight, and the random encounters with Goats and the like on the way added immeasurably to the experience. When you get there, the small but perfect choice of taverna's was just what anyone would want and of course, the Easter celebrations in Greece are legendary, and you must try the local beer (Charma, pronounced harmer, but it didn't do too much damage) and the raki is, of course, to be respected. The villa was spotless and very well appointed and the managers (Mark and June) were about as nice a couple as you could ever want to meet, even bringing some cushions from their own home to soften the hours of sun bedding. Although difficult to find in the dark the supplied Google map link worked and not a single wrong turn was made, and all the pre-supplied instructions were well worth reading through before hand. Good size pool but good God the water was cold, early season issue that I hadn't considered. However, it did wake you up. Yes, we would go again, in a heartbeat.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017