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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Archidona, Spain your home away from home

Archidona is a small rural community in the foothills of the Sierra de Gracia at an altitude of 660 metres. It is a thriving town of around 10,000 inhabitants who make a living on the olive groves and from local tourism. It has good local facilities which include supermarkets, restaurants, a swimming pool, shops and a health centre. In 1980 it was declared a Village of Historic and Artistic Interest.

Things to Do in Archidona, Andalusia

Archidona is an ideal place to explore on foot around the remains of the Moorish Castle and City Walls. The nearest golf course is at Antequera, 25 km from your Archidona holiday home and the nearest beach is at Malaga. The Plaza de la Victoria is where most social events in the village take place. The Carnival is the main festival along with Easter Santa Semana procession. La Feria del Perro is an important dog show at the end of May and various other saints days are celebrated with a fiesta, music and dancing. Admire the local Andalucian Patio red brick architecture which contrasts with the whitewashed walls. Go shopping for local handicrafts which include baskets, cane and picture framing along with wooden furniture and wrought ironwork. The surrounding countryside is popular for hiking, mountain biking and nature spotting.

Places to Visit Around Archidona, Andalusia

Favourite beauty spots and picnic areas near Archidona holiday rentals are around the shores of the Grande, Chica and Hoz de Arroyo Martín Lakes. Historic places of interest to visit are the Virgen de Gracia Sanctuary, which is built on the ruins of a Moorish Mosque and the San Antonio Hermitage which dates back to the 18th century. Puerto Banus is a pleasant upscale resort to visit with its marina, boutique shopping and promenade. The city of Granada is also worth a trip to see the splendid Moorish Alhambra Palace and Gardens.

Weather in Archidona, Costa del Sol

Holiday villas in Archidona enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F) although it is cooler in the mountains. During the summer temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall. The maximum rainfall is in the winter, particularly in December, which has around 121mm (5 inches).

Travel to Archidona, Costa del Sol

The nearest airport to Archidona holiday villas is Malaga (AGP) Airport. It is served by many budget airlines including Ryanair, easyJet, First Choice, BMI and Jet2 making it cheap and easy to reach. This busy airport has over 12 million passengers from 60 countries. The Autovia de Andalucía A92 makes it easy to drive to Archidona. Granada (GRX) Airport is 63 km away but it has mainly domestic flights from Madrid and Barcelona.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Treated like one of the family, no higher accolade in our opinion

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Contacted before the holiday, good directions to the property made it easy to find, quiet and scenic location, accommodation of a high standard which is what you would expect. Yes, you do need a car to make the most of the area but El Rancho is well placed to explore the fabulous Andalusian region. Although if you just want a relaxing time lounging by the pool and soaking in the hot tub then you can. Enjoyed a riding lesson on the lovely grey Havana, leaving Jeremy to enjoy the pool area - win/win. However, what made this holiday special is Jacqui and Garret themselves, nothing was too much trouble, always helpful, definitely over and above what you expect. It was like we became part of their extended family such a bonus and privilege, looking forward to returning - our first visit will not be our last.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful setting but cold in the Winter

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      This place has a triple gold star location - the views are breathtaking. We have stayed in many houses with views in Europe over the years, but this is undoubtedly the best. The house is on a very small plot but the view makes it feel vast. Dont be fooled by the pool pictures, it is really just a puddle with a Jacuzzi (which runs for just 30 seconds before you have to get out and switch it back on!) - not for swimming. Pool lights didnt work. We were here for Christmas so it was too cold anyway, although we tried it! The sea in Scotland is warmer. House is very elegantly decorated and we only had one problem and that was with the heating which if you come at any other time will not be an issue. The owner had not bothered to get the place opened up before we arrived, despite our requests and it took 3 days to warm it up - at over 600m it gets cold as soon as the sun disappears around 4pm and stays cold until 11am. Wood for the fire was stored outside (even though we were told it was all under cover) in bags and the week before they had had torrential rains so we had to collect our own - something we did on our walks so no real hassle but certainly a lack of thought on his part. Local village is friendly and there is very easy access to Malaga (the market is a must), Granada etc . Do book the Alhambra before you go - we assumed that it would be less busy at Christmas but it was fully booked when we got there - their website is a mess. Granada itself is still well worth a visit. All in all we had a lovely time despite the lack of help and the view alone was the worth booking.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Excellent stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The flat itself is great. Very clean with all required amenities. We stayed with a toddler. Location is also excellent both for Antequera itself and to visit the region. We rented a car in Malaga airport and drove to Antequera. Carmen met us in the town centre when we arrived and we had no problem driving to the flat, parking for a short time just in front of the building, unloading our luggage and then driving to the garage to leave the car. Although some of the roads are narrow in the town centre, the traffic in Antequera was very manageable even when you are not used to driving on the right. Therefore driving near the flat was not a problem.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016