Giving you the best of coast and countryside … and, some would say, the best of Crete … holidays in Kamilari are totally tranquil, idyllically idle. Ditch the watch – this place is timeless. Forget the glad rags – Kamilari holidays range from rustic to stylish simplicity.
An archetypal Cretan village, its narrow streets clamber up a steep hillside, colourful cascades of bougainvillea tumbling over whitewashed walls. There are just a few shops, a pair of tavernas and a couple of kafenions – where the local men spend hours over a game of backgammon, an ouzo and a plate of olives. And like many an island village, the calendar is littered with local festivals – celebrating everything from saints' days to the grape harvest and raki … the island's firewater. Unlike many an island village, the views from Kamilari are to die for … the patchwork of fields and orchards that make up the Messara Plain. There's a sandy beach five minute drive away. And exploration within easy reach includes Roman and Minoan ruins, a sprinkling of sleepy villages and several secluded bays.
So where do you stay? Self-catering holidays in Kamilari are in a selection of villas and cottages that are contemporary classics – blending Cretan traditional style with mod-cons like air-conditioning and private pools. Look at the Metochi Cottage for an intimate honeymoon hideaway. Or focus on the Knossos & Phaistos Villas for family houses of character.
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