Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Megali Vrissi

What to Know Before Visiting Megali Vrissi

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 Hotels in Megali Vrissi

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  • 9 / 10 ()
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  • 8.8 / 10 (8)
  • from 153 euro
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Best Villas in Megali Vrissi

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Best Apartments in Megali Vrissi

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  • 7.3 / 10 (992)
  • from 47.2 euro
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Best Holiday homes in Megali Vrissi

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

  • 190 m

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.

from

€71.25

/night

  • 1.1 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.

from

€99

/night

  • 2.3 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.

from

€171

/night

  • 7.1 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.

from

€91.8

/night

  • 7.1 km

Country house in nature

  • / 10
  • 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.

from

€100

/night

  • 7.3 km

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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