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About Crete

Crete, an island of the Minoan civilisation, has everything to offer;­ mountains, crystal clear seas, blue flag beaches, historical towns, traditional villages and an abundance of locally grown produce.

We specialise in the areas near to the beautiful city of Chania in the north west of the island.

The Climate

Crete is the most southerly Greek island with an agreeable climate. The tourist season usually starts around April and lasts until the end of October. The spring (April) is a good time to visit for hiking and to see the beautiful flowers.

In early summer (May and June) the temperatures will be climbing steadily to an average in the mid 20's. This is a good time to visit if you don't have to keep to school holiday dates as the climate is very pleasant and there are few crowds.

July and August are the busiest (and hottest) months with tourists from all over Europe choosing Crete for their holiday destination. The north westerly winds usually moderate the temperatures  but it's best to make sure your holiday accommodation offers shelter from the hot sun. It goes without saying that the sea will be warm.

September is still high season with warm, sunny days and the sea is still warm. The season draws to a close in October but this is a perfect month for visiting the island as the sea is still warm for swimming and activities such as hiking and visiting the archaeological sites can be undertaken in pleasant temperatures.

The Geography

Crete lies at the point where the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa meet; it is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean with an area of 8,300 square kilometres.

Crete is a large island stretching about 250 kms from west to east. It is not far from north to south but the mountainous terrain means most journeys from the north to the south coast will involve a journey across the mountains.

Crete is divided into four areas known as prefectures. From west to east they are: Chania, Rethymnon, Iraklio and Lassithi.  All of our villas and houses are in the Chania area.

The Food

Locally grown produce is of an extremely high quality due to the climate and eating out at one of the many tavernas is likely to be high on your list of things to do during your stay.

If you're happy to eat the local Greek cuisine (which most people are) you won't find it's expensive because the island is self sufficient in a diverse range of foods including olives (and olive oil), fresh fruits (mainly grapes, tomatoes, citrus fruits, tangerines, melons, water melons, kiwis, avocados and bananas), fresh horticultural products (mainly cucumbers, potatoes, aubergines, peppers and beans), meat (mainly lamb, rabbit and chicken) and fish, honey and herbs. 

Locally produced wine is also, these days, very good as is the raki (tsikoudia).