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

Illora is one of the scenic whitewashed towns which this area of Andalusia is famous for. Set high in the mountains of the Sierra Parapanda, it is a quaint town with a historic church and a Moorish castle. Holiday rentals in Illora are well located for exploring the neighbouring provinces of Seville and Cordoba as well as the scenic mountains. Illora has plenty of shops, bars and local restaurants for evening entertainment.

Things to Do in Illora, Andalusia

The best way to explore the glorious scenery around your Illora holiday rental is by hiking, cycling or on horseback. The nearby mountains and valleys offer miles of trails and great opportunities for enjoying the wildlife and wild flowers, particularly in spring. Keen hill walkers can climb to the top of El Veleta at 3,398 m and Mulhacen at 3,482m. During the winter Illora is within easy reach of skiing and snowsports resort at the higher elevations. Golfers have a choice of top golf clubs within easy reach from their Illora holiday homes. The Medina Elvira Club de Golfe at Atarfe is 16 km away and the Granada Golf Club is 26 km away. The coast and beaches of the Costa Tropical are just an hour’s drive away and offer sunbathing, swimming, watersports, boat trips and fishing.

Places to Visit Around Illora, Andalusia

The lovely city of Granada is just 35 minutes drive from Illora holiday villas and has splendid sacred architecture including its cathedral. The Alhambra Palace sits on top of a sheer cliff above the town and is an excellent place to visit. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has tours of the former fortress and beautiful water gardens to enjoy. Tocon with its Arabian Tower and Bracana are both neighbouring villages worth visiting. Montefrio is a quaint olive-producing town with a historic church just 10 minutes drive away.

Weather in Illora, Granada

Holiday villas in Illora enjoy a sub-tropical climate as the Costa Tropical name suggests. Even in the winter temperatures hover between 17-21°C (63-70°F). From April to September temperatures are a pleasant 21-30°C (70-86°F). The maximum rainfall is in the winter with around 121mm (5 inches) in December. There is no rain at all during the summer months.

Travel to Illora, Granada

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Illora is Granada (GRX) Airport which is about 14 km away. However it only has internal flights from Madrid. Malaga (AGP) Airport is 88 km away and is served by many low cost airlines from all over Europe. This busy airport has over 12 million passengers from 60 countries. It has flights with Aer Lingus, British Airways, BmiBaby, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Ryanair which all offer competitively priced flights daily. A hire car is essential to enjoy this lovely area.

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                                                                                                  A beautiful escape

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The villa was stunning - beautifully restored, set in the hills about 15 minutes drive from a lovely little village and spotlessly clean. I went with my wife and four year old son and we all loved it. For us the pool was the highlight, set at the top of the hill with lovely views across the olive tree covered hills. We spent most of our time here, darting from water to the sun and then the cool shady bar/lounge area. The interior design was obviously well considered, the attention to detail was exceptional and you could easily take three different families there and still have your own privacy. Tish and Jeff were very helpful, always on hand to offer advice or sort any issues. Thoroughly recommended.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                  Absolutely brilliant.

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Debbie and Jay have thought of everything. The delicious welcome pack, information about the surrounding area, maps to borrow, books, DVDs, even some art stuff. The little cottage is well equipped and they are quite happy to lend anything not there, including some tape to mend my glasses that I managed to break on the first day! The view from the patio is beautiful, I could have sat there all day (we did simply chill for a couple of days!) and the surrounding countryside is stunning. You really need a car/motorbike to get there but don't need to travel far to experience the 'real' Spanish feel of the local towns and villages. Priego is beautiful, the waterfalls refreshing, the castle at Alcala la Real very impressive, the lake and town of Aznajar very picturesque and all within a 45 minute drive. On the way we stocked up at a huge Carrefour just off the roundabout at Lucena which doesn't close during the day luckily. Google street view so you don't take a wrong turn. Shopping isn't a problem though with good facilities in Priego and Alcala. We stopped off at Antequera on the way back to Malaga which is also very pretty with stunning views from the top of the hill. We are definitely coming back to the area soon, maybe even to live the dream like Debbie and Jay.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                  Wonderful place to relax and close to so much...

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                                                                                                  We arrived on a late flight and the owners had pre-loaded the log burner as it was a cool night - what a lovely first impression. The villa was all we had dreamed of and was very comfortable, but so authentic. The eye for detail of the accommodation was first class and have never stayed in such a beautiful location. The owners left us in peace, but we're always contactable for advice on the local area and suggested some wonderful trips. MONTEFRIO was so lovely, especially at night and our trips to Alcala la real, Granada were just magical. We couldn't of asked for better hosts and we didn't want to leave. It was like our own villa! We can't wait to go back later in the year and neither can the kids. They had a great time in the pool. I would recommend it to singles and families as it has everything you need. Our freinds have also booked in for later in the year and we are hoping we can find the time to go back in the late summer, if they have availability. Thank you to Jane and Mick, great hosts The best villa we have stayed at in 13 years. No need to go anywhere else in Spain, our search is over!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016