Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Agia Varvara village

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Agia Varvara Crete

Agia Varvára is a picturesque town located at the highest point (580 m) on the road connecting the Messara plain and the Malevizi region. The town’s cool climate and breathtaking view of the Malevizi region make it a popular destination during the scorching summer months. The town is famous for its high-quality fruits and vegetables, which are grown in the fertile soil of the region. However, the town’s strategic location on the main north-south axis has made it vulnerable to fierce battles throughout history. Mathiou Kapitakis or Mathioudakis, one of the town’s most famous warriors, fought alongside Karaiskakis and was killed at Faliro. Another hero of the town, Logios, was celebrated for his bravery during the Battle of Aghios Thomas.

As visitors approach the town, they will notice a rock on the north side with a chapel dedicated to Profitis Ilias. This rock, which used to be twice as large, was home to an ancient temple that has since fallen apart. Today, the town offers a range of modern amenities and facilities to visitors. The Cultural Association of the town organizes a special ‘tsikoudia’ feast in the summer and a carnival feast in early spring. The town also has two churches, one old and one new, both dedicated to the patron saint, Aghia Varvara. Additionally, three Byzantine churches, including Profitis Ilias, Aghios Giorgos, and Aghios Ioannis, are well worth a visit. History buffs must visit the old monastery of Aghia Pelagia by the cemetery.

In summary, Agia Varvára is a charming town with a rich history and stunning natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy the town’s delicious fruits and vegetables, explore its ancient ruins and churches, and participate in its cultural events.

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Best Hotels in Agia Varvara village

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  • 9 / 10 ()
  • 17.6 km
  • 8.8 / 10 (8)
  • from 153 euro
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  • 8.8 / 10 ()

Best Villas in Agia Varvara village

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Best Apartments in Agia Varvara village

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  • 7.3 / 10 (992)
  • from 47.2 euro
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Best Holiday homes in Agia Varvara village

Sifakis Gorgeous stone house

  • / 10
  • Festou street peirouniana, Pirouniana, Crete, Greece

Sifakis Gorgeous stone house is set in Ayía Varvára, 28 km from Venetian Walls, 29 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and 32 km from The Palace of Knossos. It has a terrace, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home is fitted with 1 bedroom, a TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, an oven, a washing machine, a microwave and a toaster. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 44 km from the holiday home, while Pankritio Stadium is 26 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 31 km from Sifakis Gorgeous stone house.

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€71.25

/night

  • 1.3 km

Xenios Dias

  • 9 / 10
  • Crete, Megali Vrisi

Boasting inner courtyard views, Xenios Dias features accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 31 km from Venetian Walls. It has a garden, a shared lounge, garden views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at Xenios Dias, while hiking and walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 32 km from the accommodation, while The Palace of Knossos is 35 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 34 km from Xenios Dias.

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€50.15

/night

  • 1.6 km

Villa Panona

  • 7.2 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Agiou Thoma - Louron 60

Villa Pannona is a luxury 3-bedroom villa with loft, built in a traditional way, located in the picturesque village of St. Thomas, 24km from Heraklion, 30 from the airport and 34 from the ancient palace of Knossos.

Villa Pannona consists of an elegantly decorated living room with fireplace, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Villa Pannona has also a yard with BBQ, a comfortable seating area surrounding with Cretan herbs and small trees. An oven and a fridge can be found in the kitchen and a flat-screen TV is available.

Hersonissos is 37 km from Villa Panona, while Balíon is 37 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 25 km from Villa Panona.

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€99

/night

  • 3.1 km

Accetto, Stone House With Pool

  • 8.1 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Agias Varvaras - Agios Mirona

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a balcony, Accetto, Stone House With Pool is situated in Áno Asítai. The accommodation is 24 km from the Venetian Walls and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Guests can swim in the indoor pool, go hiking, or relax in the garden and use the barbecue facilities.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 25 km from the holiday home, while The Palace of Knossos is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 27 km from Accetto, Stone House With Pool, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€171

/night

  • 6.1 km

Casa Benavista

  • / 10
  • Kerasia, 63

Set in Kerásia, 21 km from Venetian Walls and 22 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Casa Benavista offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With inner courtyard views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

The Palace of Knossos is 25 km from Casa Benavista, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 37 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 24 km from the accommodation.

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€91.8

/night

  • 6.7 km

Country house in nature

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  • Ethniki Odos Irakliou Faistou

Located in Kerásia, 21 km from Venetian Walls and 22 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Country house in nature offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area.

The Palace of Knossos is 25 km from Country house in nature, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 36 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 24 km from the accommodation.

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€100

/night

  • 6.9 km

FAQ

Where is Agia Varvara located?

Agia Varvara is a town built along the road between the Messara plain and the Malevizi region at the highest point (580 m).

What is the unique feature of Agia Varvara?

The town enjoys a unique location with a splendid view into the Malevizi region, and a cool climate, particularly pleasant during the hot summer months.

What is Agia Varvara known for producing?

Agia Varvara produces first-rate fruit and vegetables.

Why was Agia Varvara often exposed to fierce battles?

Because of its strategic location on the main north-south axis, the town was often exposed to fierce battles.

Who was Mathiou Kapitakis or Mathioudakis?

Mathiou Kapitakis or Mathioudakis was a famous warrior who was born in Agia Varvara. He fought side to side with Karaiskakis and was killed at Faliro.

What is the significance of the rock with a chapel dedicated to Profitis Ilias?

As you reach the village, on the north side there is a rock with a chapel dedicated to Profitis Ilias. On this rock -which used to be twice as large but part of it fell off at the beginning of the 19th century- there used to be an ancient temple.

What kind of facilities can visitors find in Agia Varvara?

Nowadays, the visitor can find every kind of commodity and facility on hand at the modern town of Aghia Varvara.

What kind of feasts are organized by the Cultural Association of the town?

In summer a special ‘tsikoudia’ feast, and in early spring a carnival feast are organized by the Cultural Association of the town.

What churches are located in the center of Agia Varvara?

At the centre of the town, there are two churches – one old and one new – both dedicated to the patron saint, Aghia Varvara. Three Byzantine churches are also well worth a visit: Profitis Ilias, Aghios Giorgos and Aghios Ioannis, and of course the old monastery of Aghia Pelagia by the cemetery.

What is the average temperature in Agia Varvara town?

The average temperature in Agia Varvara town ranges from 15°C to 30°C, depending on the season.

Where is Agia Varvara town located in Crete?

Agia Varvara town is located in the Heraklion region of Crete, Greece.

Which is the nearest airport to Agia Varvara town?

The nearest airport to Agia Varvara town is Heraklion International Airport, which is approximately 25 km away.

What are some popular attractions in Agia Varvara town?

Some popular attractions in Agia Varvara town include the Agia Varvara Monastery, the Agia Varvara Gorge, and the Agia Varvara Beach.

Are there any beaches near Agia Varvara town?

Yes, there are several beaches near Agia Varvara town, including Agia Varvara Beach, Karteros Beach, and Ammoudara Beach.

What are some other nearby towns or cities worth visiting?

Some nearby towns or cities worth visiting include Heraklion, Knossos, and Hersonissos.

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