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Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Megali Vrissi

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Megali Vrissi

  • 9 / 10
  • Zaros

Situated at the foothills of Mount Psiloritis, just a few metres from Zaros village, Idi Hotel is a family-run hotel offering comfortable accommodation. Surrounded by a garden, it includes a pool, a restaurant and a cocktail bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout.

Opening to a balcony, all air-conditioned rooms of Idi are spacious. Free toiletries are included.

The swimming pool features a sun terrace with grassed and paved areas. Idi also offers tennis court facilities.

A buffet-style breakfast is included in the room rate, while refreshing drinks and beverages are served at the tree-lined courtyard café. At Idi Restaurant, guests can taste traditional local dishes and fresh fish from the family’s own fish-farm.

Hotel Idi offers free private, on-site parking.

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€69

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  • 9.9 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Agios Mironas, Michael Archagelou

Located in Áyios Míron, 19 km from Venetian Walls, Rafkos Mansion ‘Luxury Suites & Apartments’ provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has garden views, and guests can enjoy access to a hot tub. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 20 km away.

At the hotel each room has air conditioning, a wardrobe, a balcony with a sea view, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

The Palace of Knossos is 23 km from Rafkos Mansion ‘Luxury Suites & Apartments’, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 35 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 23 km from the accommodation.

  • 11.1 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • ano archanes

Set in Archanes, 9.4 km from The Palace of Knossos, Inotropes Boutique Suites – Adults Only offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. The property is situated 15 km from Venetian Walls, 16 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 27 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. Offering free WiFi throughout the property, the non-smoking hotel has a hot tub.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a toaster, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Rooms are equipped with a kettle, while certain rooms also offer a kitchen with an oven and a stovetop. At Inotropes Boutique Suites – Adults Only all rooms include bed linen and towels.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is 7 km from Inotropes Boutique Suites – Adults Only, while Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion is 15 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 13 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€153

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  • 17.0 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Πλατεία

Mokamvilia has an outdoor swimming pool, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Petrokefálion. The accommodation features room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. All rooms are complete with a private bathroom and air conditioning, and certain rooms have a balcony.

Phaistos is 5.8 km from Mokamvilia, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 6.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 55 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 20.1 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • 11th km of old road Heraklion-Rethimnon.

The Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel occupies a cluster of buildings on the mountains outside Heraklion. Built in the late 1980s, it has been purposely designed to reproduce an authentic Cretan village and much care has been taken to recreate the atmosphere of times gone by.

In the bedrooms, modern amenities are cleverly blended with traditional . The local taverna organises Cretan nights with mouthwatering Greek food and folk dances. A number of social events are organised during summer in the open air restaurant.

The area boasts dazzling white houses with pretty turquoise windows that host several old-fashioned shops, including a blacksmith.

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€58

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  • 20.4 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Anogia Mylopotamou

Situated in the mountain village of Anogia, Hotel Marina offers rooms with balcony enjoying panoramic views over Psiloritis Mountain. It provides free Wi-Fi access throughout.

Bright and spacious, Marina rooms have a fireplace and a kitchenette with fridge. Other facilities include a TV, air conditioning and a private bathroom with shower.

The city of Heraklion is 32 km away from Hotel Marina. The scenic town of Rethymno is at 50 km. Free private on-site parking is possible.

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€59

/night

  • 21.4 km

What to Know Before Visiting Megali Vrissi

Apartments and hotels in Megali Vrissi from Crete Island

Megali Vrissi, a picturesque village situated in the southern part of Heraklion, Greece, has a fascinating history that dates back to the 16th century. The village has undergone significant changes over the years, from being a part of a province to becoming a municipality in its own right. Today, Megali Vrissi is home to over 900 people and is renowned for its stunning churches, including Aghia Anna and Panagia Almiri.

One of the most exciting projects in Megali Vrissi is the Aeolian Park, a pioneering initiative on the island that generates 5MW of electricity. The park is a fantastic example of how renewable energy can be used to power communities. Visitors to the village can also enjoy the breathtaking natural surroundings, as Megali Vrissi is located at an altitude of 620m above sea level, surrounded by mountains that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

In addition to its rich history and natural beauty, Megali Vrissi is a charming village that offers a unique experience to visitors. The village is known for its warm hospitality, and visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture by attending traditional festivals and events. Overall, Megali Vrissi is a hidden gem that is well worth a visit for anyone looking to explore the beauty and history of Greece.

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Best Villas in Megali Vrissi

  • Festou street peirouniana

Boasting city views, Wonderful Villa Sifakis features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 28 km from Venetian Walls. It has a terrace, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa features 2 bedrooms, 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 available in the villa.

A car rental service is available at the villa.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 29 km from Wonderful Villa Sifakis, while The Palace of Knossos is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 31 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€132

/night

  • 1.1 km
  • 8 / 10
  • Οδος Φαιστού, Πειρουνιανά Αγίας Βαρβάρας Ηρακλειο Κρήτης

Featuring mountain views, Villa Antigoni features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 28 km from Venetian Walls. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom villa provides a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 29 km from the villa, while The Palace of Knossos is 32 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 31 km from Villa Antigoni.

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€79

/night

  • 1.1 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Ano Moulia

Set 31 km from Venetian Walls, Draganigo Luxury Stone Houses 40 min from Matala offers accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a terrace and free shuttle service for your convenience. Free WiFi is availablethroughout the property.

Fitted with a patio, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and a hair dryer. An oven, a microwave and toaster are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The villa offers a barbecue.

A car rental service is available at Draganigo Luxury Stone Houses 40 min from Matala.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 32 km from the accommodation, while The Palace of Knossos is 35 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 34 km from Draganigo Luxury Stone Houses 40 min from Matala, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€88

/night

  • 3.0 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Tzaniana Tzaniana

Boasting garden views, Villa Tzaniana offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 35 km from Venetian Walls. This villa features air-conditioned accommodation with a patio.

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

The villa has a barbecue and a garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 36 km from Villa Tzaniana, while The Palace of Knossos is 39 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.

  • 6.3 km
  • 9 / 10
  • Asites

Set in Kato Asites, villa kastelas provides accommodation with an outdoor pool.

The country house offers a barbecue.

Heraklio Town is 20 km from villa kastelas. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 22 km from the accommodation.

  • 8.8 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Dafnes

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, mountain view and a terrace, Castello Villa Daphnes – Private Pool & Whirlpool is set in Dhafnés. Featuring pool and garden views, this villa also has free WiFi.

Featuring a DVD player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a bath. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

The villa offers an outdoor fireplace. A car rental service is available at Castello Villa Daphnes – Private Pool & Whirlpool.

Venetian Walls is 18 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 21 km from Castello Villa Daphnes – Private Pool & Whirlpool.

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€45

/night

  • 9.5 km

Best Apartments in Megali Vrissi

  • Πανασός

Situated in Panasós, 33 km from Venetian Walls and 34 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Το σπίτι του Καπετάν-Γιάννη features air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. With quiet street views, this accommodation offers a patio.

The apartment is located on the ground floor and has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with an oven, a fridge, a washing machine, a stovetop and a kitchenware. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

The Palace of Knossos is 37 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 49 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 36 km from Το σπίτι του Καπετάν-Γιάννη.

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€72

/night

  • 3.2 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Ano Asites

Offering a garden and garden view, Cozy village house in Ano Asites is situated in Áno Asítai, 24 km from Venetian Walls and 25 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum. This apartment is 22 km from Pankritio Stadium and 23 km from Stadium Theodoros Vardinogiannis.

The apartment is composed of 1 separate bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a fridge, and 1 bathroom. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

The Palace of Knossos is 28 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 40 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 27 km from Cozy village house in Ano Asites.

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€63

/night

  • 7.2 km
  • 9 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Βενεράτου - Κυπάρισσου

Situated in Kerásia, 21 km from Venetian Walls and 22 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Lux Aprt in a Graphical Village features air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. This apartment offers accommodation with a balcony.

This apartment features 1 bedroom, a kitchen with an oven and a toaster, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 2 bathrooms fitted with an a bath or shower.

The Palace of Knossos is 25 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 37 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 24 km from Lux Aprt in a Graphical Village.

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€53

/night

  • 7.4 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • georgiou varouxa

Situated in Dhafnés, 18 km from Venetian Walls and 19 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Cozy studio in Dafnes near to Heraklion features air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The property features garden and quiet street views, and is 22 km from The Palace of Knossos.

The apartment with a terrace and mountain views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

The apartment offers a picnic area. A bicycle rental service is available at Cozy studio in Dafnes near to Heraklion.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 34 km from the accommodation, while Pankritio Stadium is 16 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 21 km from Cozy studio in Dafnes near to Heraklion.

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€59

/night

  • 9.4 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Agii Deka

Situated in Áyioi Dhéka, 42 km from Venetian Walls and 43 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Like Home Luxury House features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property has garden views and is 46 km from The Palace of Knossos and 17 km from Phaistos.

The 3-bedroom apartment has a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and oven, and 1 bathroom with a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 17 km from the apartment, while Pankritio Stadium is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 45 km from Like Home Luxury House.

  • 9.5 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Αγίων Δέκα

Set in Áyioi Dhéka, 42 km from Venetian Walls and 43 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, AlexandRos Home offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment with a terrace and mountain views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a toaster and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower.

The Palace of Knossos is 46 km from the apartment, while Phaistos is 17 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 45 km from AlexandRos Home.

  • 9.6 km

Best Holiday homes in Megali Vrissi

  • 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.

  • 190 m
  • 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

/night

  • 1.1 km
  • 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

  • 7.1 km
  • 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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€92

/night

  • 7.1 km
  • 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.

  • 7.3 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Siva

Set in Síva, 19 km from Venetian Walls and 20 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Villa Lambraki offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property features quiet street views and is 23 km from The Palace of Knossos and 35 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos.

The holiday home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

Pankritio Stadium is 18 km from Villa Lambraki, while Stadium Theodoros Vardinogiannis is 18 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 23 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.

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€166

/night

  • 8.9 km

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  • 22.5 km
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FAQ

Where is Megali Vrissi located?

Megali Vrissi is located 32km south of Heraklion, at 620 m above sea level.

What historical documents mention Megali Vrissi?

The Barozzi document of 1577 mentions Megali Vrissi as forming part of the province of Monofatsi. The Archives of Megalo Kastro (Heraklion) quote it in 1583 as having 71 inhabitants, and the Basilicata document of 1630 also references the village. The Turkish census records it with 47 families in 1671, and in the Egyptian one in 1834, it figures with 27 families.

What is the population of Megali Vrissi?

As of 1928, Megali Vrissi became a commune and today it counts over 900 inhabitants. In the censi of 1881 and 1900, it is mentioned as a municipality in its own right with, respectively, 240 inhabitants and 307 inhabitants.

Who is the patron saint of Megali Vrissi?

Saint Constantine is the patron saint of Megali Vrissi.

What are some notable churches in Megali Vrissi?

The churches of Aghia Anna and of the Panagia Almiri are worth visiting in Megali Vrissi.

What is the Aeolian Park in Megali Vrissi?

The Aeolian Park is one of the island’s pioneering projects, installed in Megali Vrissi, and produces electricity of 5MW.

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