Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Petrokefalo village

What to Know Before Visiting Petrokefalo village

Petrokéfalo is a small village located 16km from Heraklion and 3km from Agios Myron, situated at an altitude of 340m above sea level. The village has a population of 248 inhabitants and is built on a rocky hillside that resembles a human head, which is believed to be the reason behind its name, petrokefali, meaning stone head. The settlement was fortified and has recently revealed significant ancient findings. The village celebrates its patron Saint, Agia Paraskevi, on the 8th of September with a village feast in her honour.

There are different versions of the origin of the village’s name. One suggests that it comes from the shape of the hill that resembles a human head, while another claims that it was named after a person named Petros, who was the owner of the hill and the first resident of the area. Despite the uncertainty surrounding its name, Petrokéfalo remains a charming village with a rich history and cultural heritage.

Best Hotels in Petrokefalo village

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Best Villas in Petrokefalo village

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  • 8.1 / 10 (349)
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  • from 270 euro
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Best Apartments in Petrokefalo village

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Best Holiday homes in Petrokefalo village

Entire independent maisonette near Heraklion Pottery Classes

  • 8.6 / 10
  • Petrokefalo

Located in Petrokefalo, 16 km from Venetian Walls and 17 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Entire independent maisonette near Heraklion Pottery Classes 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 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and a stovetop, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

The Palace of Knossos is 20 km from the holiday home, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 32 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 19 km from Entire independent maisonette near Heraklion Pottery Classes.

from

€80

/night

  • 450 m

Pendamodi Vintage House

  • 9.7 / 10
  • Κεντρικός δρόμος Οικισμού Ισόγειο

Set in Pentamodi in the Crete region, Pendamodi Vintage House has a patio. The air-conditioned accommodation is 18 km from Venetian Walls, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The holiday home with a terrace and garden views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 19 km from Pendamodi Vintage House, while The Palace of Knossos is 21 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 21 km from the accommodation.

from

€68.85

/night

  • 1.0 km

Forest House with Amazing Yard

  • 9 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Αγίας Βαρβάρας-αγ. Θωμά

Located in Heraklio Town, 14 km from Venetian Walls and 15 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Forest House with Amazing Yard offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking.

With free WiFi, this 1-bedroom holiday home provides a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

The Palace of Knossos is 18 km from the holiday home, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 30 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 18 km from Forest House with Amazing Yard.

from

€98.58

/night

  • 2.1 km

Modern Stylist House for Friends

  • 7.7 / 10
  • Dafnes

Modern Stylist House for Friends is located in Heraklio Town, 18 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, 21 km from The Palace of Knossos, as well as 33 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. The air-conditioned accommodation is 17 km from Venetian Walls, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The holiday home features a terrace, 2 bedrooms, a living room and a well-equipped kitchen. A flat-screen TV is provided.

Pankritio Stadium is 16 km from the holiday home, while Stadium Theodoros Vardinogiannis is 16 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 21 km from Modern Stylist House for Friends.

from

€119.04

/night

  • 3.6 km

Kitharida Garden

  • / 10
  • Κιθαριδα

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace, Kitharida Garden is located in Sárkhos. With garden views, this accommodation provides a balcony.

The holiday home is equipped with 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with an oven, a fridge, a washing machine and a stovetop. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Venetian Walls is 22 km from the holiday home, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 23 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 25 km from Kitharida Garden.

from

€65.02

/night

  • 3.7 km

Villa Lambraki

  • 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.

from

€165.6

/night

  • 4.2 km

FAQ

Where is Petrokéfalo located?

Petrokéfalo is located 16km from Heraklion and 3km from Agios Myron in Greece.

What is the elevation of Petrokéfalo?

Petrokéfalo is located at an elevation of 340m a.s.l.

How many inhabitants does Petrokéfalo have?

Petrokéfalo has 248 inhabitants.

Why is Petrokéfalo called “stone head”?

Petrokéfalo is called “stone head” because the shape of the hill in the village resembles a human head.

What ancient findings were discovered in Petrokéfalo?

Significant ancient findings were discovered in Petrokéfalo.

Who is the patron saint of Petrokéfalo?

The patron saint of Petrokéfalo is Agia Paraskevi.

When is the village feast in Petrokéfalo?

The village feast in Petrokéfalo is on the 8th of September in honour of Agia Paraskevi.

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