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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely place to chill

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We like to go to Crete in April to see the spring flowers, go walking and exploring while the weather is not too hot. Villa Helios proved to be a good choice as it is in the middle of beautiful countryside with every kind of ramble literally on the doorstep. The house has more space than we imagined and very well laid out. Views towards the White Mountains from the upstairs bedrooms are truly spectacular. We especially liked the colourful mediterrainean plants and shrubs growing around the house. Although just two of us this time, I can imagine it would be an excellent base for family holidays. Very good value, the owner (John) is a pleasure to deal with and responded to my questions very quickly. Will be returning with more friends sometime soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely Family Holiday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa indeed was very spacious, lovely front and back sitting areas/bbq. Favorite of ours - bedroom balcony overlooking Souda Bay in the distance. Property very clean, starter pack in fridge much appreciated and all there that you needed. Wifi was a bonus, books and games on the side welcome entertainment for evenings. Walked down to village to eat at Takis Restaurant frequently - steep short-cut leads down to village (just behind garden). Supermarket nearby, bar and other restaurants in village or further down the hill in Almyrida. We would recommend property to small group of friends (4) or small family for a quiet holiday in lovely surrounding. Rental Car a must.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Little spot of luxury in a developing town

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      When we first arrived at the location of the villa, I was a little worried as it at the back of a main road and in a part of Rethymnon that is being done up. However once you enter the villa from the back on the garden (which is modern and well maintained with plenty of loungers and seating) you realise that you are staying in your own little piece of modern luxury. Spacious, open and with all the facilities you will need it made our holiday special. The owner is so welcoming and helpful with advice, numbers and recommendations (and not to forget) the welcome pack she provided made you feel at home. The view across the sea that stretches across the North coastline of the island put smiles on our faces every day and night. The walk into rethymnon is a bit longer than what is stated I would say 20 mins to reach the outskirts and another 10-15 to reach the centre. But if you dont mind the walk it can be lovely if you take the coastline. Make sure you visit the Restaurant Prima Plora which is a 5-10 mins walk from the villa (turn right as you come out of the villa) the views, food and service are so good. The old fort is amazing to see and is huge! Lots of good bars and restaurants in rethymnon itself spoilt for selection. The beach outside the villa is a bit of a let down if you were expecting sand. However the beach bar (out of the villa turn left 2 mins away) just up from the villa is worth the visit. All the people we came across were incredibly friendly. We also visited king minos palace which is good if you don't mind a drive and are into greek mythology. Oh and on a final note the cab firm that Valia works with Cretan taxi, are amazing lovely drivers, water and internet in the cars and very helpful. All in all a wonderful stay. Would highly recommend this villa and part of crete to everyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016