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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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Beautiful secluded cottage

5 of 5
On a hillside overlooking olive groves, this is a beautiful cottage in a quiet location with great views. Jane, the owner, was welcoming and really helpful. The photos pretty much do this place justice - it really is a delightful spot, well located for local towns like Montefrío, but also for longer trips. We had two day trips to Granada and Córdoba. Its also a great place for just relaxing. The cottage is well equipped with most facilities and kitchen utensils etc that you need. The decor is rustic and totally appropriate, so don't expect space-age gadgets, and the interior is suitably quirky (including low-hanging beams for tall people to watch out for!). The twin room is off the main double bedroom, and the other double bedroom and bathroom is separate from the main house (by about a 10 foot walk, not totally isolated), a configuration that could work well for families or groups. As well as the pool area, there are effectively three other terrace areas for seating and/or dining, on three levels. Whilst we had fine weather, it was too cool to try out the pool on our trip. I'm sure it is great in summer. We also appreciated the log burner on chilly spring nights. This is a really great place to stay, and I'd happily return if we were revisiting the area.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018

Beautiful place to stay in stunning surroundings.

5 of 5
Can't fault this place - very quiet & rural (own transport essential) with amazing views from the living room window, but with good roads & easy access to Granada (Malaga airport is also less than two hours away on fantastic roads), also under 15k (on nearly empty roads) to Alcala la Real, which is a wonderful place with everything you could need (including a Lidl), but not too small to be lacking in facilities or too big to be daunting. The views of Fortaleza De La Mota (Alcala's Moorish fortress) on the way in are breathtaking, as is the view of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the way back. Helen (the owner) is very friendly, approachable and helpful - and her dog Pip is a real character! The whole area is laid back & very friendly - the people (although not many english speakers about - learn some Spanish & be really appreciated!) are wonderfully helpful & kind; prices are low and there is none of the cynical rip-off attitude which one can encounter on the coast. Try the Annapurna Gastrobar in Frailes, just up the road (Friendly english-speaking owners) for fantastic food at low prices (21 euros for 2x3-course meals with drinks!!). Back at the accommodation, Helen really goes out of her way to ensure the comfort of her guests (Wood burner, gas heater, electric blankets) and is very knowledgeable regarding the local area. If you need to find out anything, she can tell you or will quickly find out for you. Although we didn't have the best of weather during our visit (rain & snow in late March), I really did not want to leave. Love it!! I am torn between publicising the area or keeping it a secret so that it doesn't get spoiled like other areas we have loved but have become over popular like the Axarquia, but Helen does deserve to be at max capacity 100% of the time because the accommodation & ambience is so good! Please note that there is no microwave oven or TV, although there is wifi internet at sufficient speed to allow streaming of films - what more would you need!! Can't wait to visit the area again once summer has kicked in.....
  • Review Submitted: Apr 06, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018