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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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                                                                        Beautiful villa with amazing views

                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                        This is our fifth or sixth time in Crete and we have stayed in many different places, mainly villa's but some boutique hotels and some more rural and traditional. We love the independence of a villa holiday as it allows a base from which to visit our favourite taverna's and beaches. From this villa we could be in Georgiopoli in about 20 mins, Kalyves in 10-15 minutes and Marathi beach in under an hour. You will definitely need a car here. the villa is positioned atop quite a steep track, hence the amazing views across the ocean. Luckily we have two experienced drivers in the family so it was no problem. The villa is well equipped with everything you will need. We spent a couple of days just relaxing there once we had shopped and had great barbecues. There is a fab English butchers in the village close by. As we were coming back from Marathi one day we stopped by a large Lidl and stocked up. We stayed for 10 days and were cleaned once. The pool was cleaned regularly. We had contact with the owner via text and he advised us about the key safe, room safe and wifi. There were plenty of cleaning products available, new washing machine and all the kitchen appliances you could need. The villa itself is very spacious, nicely decorated with good outdoor seating. Some furniture on the upstairs terraces would have been nice. The previous guests had some breakages but the maintenance team were on hand to fix any problems we had. The bedrooms and bathrooms were well equipped and the master has its own dressing room. The pool area is lovely and the gardens are well maintained. The driveway is gated and we felt safe and secure here. A very relaxing holiday in a lovely villa. I am sure that the owners will have great success in the future with this villa.
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                        Beautiful house in spectacular setting

                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                        We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, comfortable house. The description and photographs were very accurate. The property is well-maintained and clean, and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Our group included a handicapped elderly person and a small child, and we were very comfortable here. The house is on a mountainside off a dirt road, close to a tiny village with one taverna (excellent) and a tiny church with Byzantine frescoes. With a car, however, you are close to the major roads on the coast and it was very convenient for exploring the region. The grounds were beautiful, my daughter enjoyed the pool and the view was spectacular. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends. The only issue we had was that we arrived after dark and it was difficult to navigate unlit mountain roads in the dark.
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2014

                                                                        Perfect place to stay

                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                        The well maintained villa has a nice view and offers privacy. The owner is very friendly and helpful. The villa was clean and had everything to make your stay comfortable. The pool is the cherry on the cake. The Villa Maza has a lovely small old church and a visit to the local taverne is mandatory if you want to enjoy local food.
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2015
                                                                        • Date of Stay: May 2015