About the home
Set in the heart of a traditional Greek village beside a leafy park with a picturesque river and surrounded by orange groves. It is secluded yet close to (50m) a selection of excellent tavernas and small shops with very friendly local people. It is the ideal location for relaxing or for exploring the island. A beautiful beach nearby and wonderful views of the mountains complete the idyll.
We are an English couple who live here all year round and we will be delighted to help you enjoy your holiday to the full. Tell us what you want--walking, bird watching, eating and drinking, golf, sightseeing, boat trips, watersports or just plain 'chilling out'!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Fodele, 3km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Washing and drying service.
Beach and pool towel hire.
Free library of English books.
CD and DVD hire.
English breakfasts available locally, and BBQ
WiFi and internet available locally
Further details outdoors:
Free parking is easily available in the adjacent village square.
Children's playground in the park next to the property.
Spa/hot tub beside the pool.
Sun loungers, tables, chairs and parasols beside the pool.
Tennis and water slides available at the Fodele Beach Hotel.
Welcome pack on arrival.
Swimming pool not available from November to Mid April (Chilly nights so water too cold!)
The Crete region
Crete is the largest of the greek islands and is the most southerly point in Europe. It has a wonderful climate with long hot summers and short, mild (though unpredictable!) winters.
It is awash with fascinating history dating back to Minoan times. The famous Knossos Palace, said to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, is sited close by in Heraklion where there are several excellent museums to visit. Crete can lay claim to the birthplace of Zeus, and Fodele, (on a slightly more mortal plane!) to the birthplace of El Greco.
For a slice of more recent history, visit the old hippie colony of Matala with its beautiful beach and ancient caves where the hippies used to camp out!
There are so many places of interest here that people come back year after year
The Heraklion/Iraklion area
For more earthly pleasures, we have golf (a PGA course 35km away), an aquarium, two waterparks, many fabulous beaches with water sports, great tavernas with excellent food, and plenty of shopping opportunities!
For keen walkers or birdwatchers, Crete is hard to beat. --Or of course, you could just chill out!
In Fodele you will experience the truly Cretan way of life as it is still very much an agricultural village with it's olive and orange groves, sheep, goats, vines and vegetable plots (and the occasional donkey!). It is like stepping back in time but, thankfully, with modern conveniences! You will be offered oranges, locally made wine and rachi wherever you go--the locals do not like you to refuse!
As the birthplace of El Greco we have a small museum located in his house and several commemorative statues around the village.
How to get there
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Fodele Village is situated approximately 30km from Heraklion airport. Take the main highway towards Rethymnon and keep going! It is very easy to find.
Flights to Heraklion (HER) airport are available from April to October with many companies including MyTravel, Thomson, BA, First Choice, and Olympic.
From November to March you must Fly to Athens (Easyjet is very reasonably priced!) then fly with Olympic or Aegean to Heraklion. If you book a 'through' flight then your baggage will be transferred automatically and is much easier.
Alternatively you can catch one of the ferries (Minoan Lines or Agean) which leave from Piraeus, Athens each evening and arrive early morning in Heraklion.
Most times we will be able to pick you up (35 euros) but preferably not in the middle of the night! Otherwise, there are always plenty of taxis waiting (approx. 45 euros) If you wish to hire a car then we can arrange it for you and you can pick it up at the airport.
Fodele beach is beautiful and is 3km from the village,and although many people love the beautiful walk , we will provide lifts if you prefer!
If you need any further information we will be happy to help.
Activities near Heraklion/Iraklion
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
07 Jul 2011
mandarin grove is a lovley little block of appartments set in the beautifull village of fodele, and i would recomend it to anybody for a chill out week, our disapointment came with the asphodel,... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|November to April||1 Nov 12||1 May 13||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 385||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 13||1 May 14||£ 270||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
22nd September to 30th Septmber only £300
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