Fodele, Crete, Greece

Fodele village is surrounded by orange tree groves and offers two beaches. There are some bars and tavernas but it is not the place to come if you are looking for lively nightlife. The resort is popular with older couples who appreciate the charm of traditional Crete village life.


Fodele village is positioned between Heraklion and Rethymnon and is a quiet and simple traditional resort where you will find ladies dressed in traditional black selling their hand embroidered wares. This village is immersed in a truly authentic Greek atmosphere and offers a choice of traditional tavernas and restaurants. The village is renown for being very green as it is built in an area of orange and lemon groves and its valley terrain makes it ideal for country walks. This resort is not for those seeking lively nightlife but instead wish to experience a peaceful village close to some historical sites.

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Fodele Beach is a beachfront resort in the north of Crete with a small waterpark, a kids club, FREE Wi-Fi and much more – perfect for a family beach holiday....

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Fodele Reviews

Mr D Towson, Uxbridge

Holiday Date:23rd Jul 2014
Accommodation:Fodele Beach Hotel
Room:Family Room
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Fodele is not really a resort. It is just a good hotel in a lovely location. There is a regular bus service to Heraklion, a large town. Alternatively you can walk a few km to the charming village of Fodele. For anything else, you would need to hire a car or join an organised trip. The beach is a bit rocky in places but perfectly adequate for a family holiday.

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Fodele features one beach which is touristy with hotels and a few tavernas and is reached by car and the other is more unspoilt and can only be reached from the village where the water is sheltered and calm making it ideal for children.

Nearby Attractions

For those wishing to visit more lively towns, the larger towns of Heraklion and Rethymnon are within easy reach. Fodele is the hometown of the artist El Greo and visitors should visit the El Greco House and Museum or the nearby ruins of Tilissos.

Quick Facts

Heraklion Airport is approximately 33 km away - transfer time approx. 30 minutes.

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