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Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Sfendyli (Sfedili) village

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Sfendyli (Sfedili) village

  • 8.5 / 10
  • Pezoula

Royal Heights is situated within 240,000 m² of land and features swimming pools and spa. It offers elegant rooms with verandas and villas with private pools.

All Royal Heights Resort accommodation is decorated with modern furnishings. Units feature well-equipped, stylish kitchens with fridge and microwave ovens. All accommodation is air-conditioned and includes a sitting area with satellite TV. Villas feature a beautiful garden with patio furniture.

Wellness options include the hotel spa with a hammam and sauna, and a fully equipped fitness centre. A beauty and hair salon is on site.

The seasonal Royal a la carte Restaurant offers dishes with Cretan ingredients. The Royal View Café & Bar serves coffee, cocktails and snacks in a relaxing environment. Buffet breakfast is daily served.

A games room and a children’s playground cater for younger guests. Free Wi-Fi access is offered throughout the hotel.

The beaches of Malia are just a 2-minute drive. Heraklion International Airport is a 20-minute drive.

  • 5.5 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Agiou Ioannou 6

Featuring an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a sea-view terrace, Malliotakis Beach Hotel “by Checkin” is located right on the sandy beach of Stalida. It offers rooms with a balcony or patio and free WiFi access.

All rooms of Malliotakis are equipped with a fridge and a flat-screen TV. Each comes with a private bathroom with shower or bath tub and a hairdryer, while some units offer views over the Cretan Sea or the surrounding area.

Guests can relax at the sun loungers by the pool and enjoy a refreshing drink from the on-site snack bar, while younger guests can spend their time at the children’s pool. Billiards are also available on site.

A variety of restaurants and shops can be found within a short walk from the property. Hersonissos is 5 km from Malliotakis Beach Hotel “by Checkin”, while Agios Nikolaos is 28 km away. Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is 24 km from the property. Free on-site parking is possible.

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€73

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  • 5.6 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Main Street

Anastasia Hotel enjoys a privileged location at the bottom of a hill in Stalis, just 450 metres away from beaches.

Anastasia consists of 13 different buildings in a total area of 8,500 m². The buildings are a modern, family-run complex, surrounded by trees and green gardens.

Rooms are simply decorated and furnished. They all include a furnished terrace or balcony that looks out to swimming pool, gardens or the sea. They come with a fridge, hairdryer and satellite TV. Electric kettle and safety boxes are also available upon surcharge.

There is a restaurant and bar situated by the pool. Guests can enjoy meals after taking a swim in the outdoor pool. A buffet breakfast can also be enjoyed daily at the dining area.

Anastasia Hotel Stalis’s friendly staff offer traditional Cretan hospitality 24 hours of the day and can offer tips on what to see and do around the north east of the island of Crete.

  • 5.6 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Irinis 136

Within 150 metres from a sandy beach, restaurants and shops, Horizon Beach is located in Stalis Village. Surrounded by lush gardens, the hotel has 4 pools, a private platform with direct access to the beach and a playground. Rooms offer garden, pool or Cretan Sea views.

Opening out onto private balconies, the spacious rooms come with a wardrobe and cable TV. The apartment includes a dining area and a kitchenette with fridge and cooking hobs. Air conditioning and a safe are available upon request with surcharge.

Dining options at Horizon Beach includes a restaurant, bar and snack bar by the pool, all providing sea views. A buffet breakfast is served daily.

Kids can enjoy their own playground and paddling pool, while the adults have direct access to the sea via a wooden deck. A minimarket is conveniently located on site.

Horizon Beach is 3 km from the bustling towns of Malia and Hersonissos, and 50 metres from the bus stop. Heraklion International Airport and Heraklion Port are at a distance of 30 km.

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€69

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  • 5.6 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • 104 Agiou Ioanni

Located on the beachfront, Riviera Boutique Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. The accommodation offers a private beach area, as well as a shared lounge and a garden. The accommodation features evening entertainment and room service.

At the hotel, each room has a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms at Riviera Boutique Hotel include air conditioning and a wardrobe.

Continental and American breakfast options are available daily at the accommodation.

Riviera Boutique Hotel offers a terrace.

Alexander Beach is 1 km from the hotel, while Drapano Beach is 1.5 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 28 km from Riviera Boutique Hotel.

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€139

/night

  • 5.6 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Ag. Ioannis Str.

Situated on a private beach at Stalis, Cactus Beach Hotel offers a sea-facing terrace and large rooms. Guests can make use of the tennis court, outdoor pool and health club.

With a large balcony or terrace, all air-conditioned rooms at The Cactus Beach Hotel come with a satellite TV and small refrigerator. Each modern room has a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

The spacious garden terrace with its white umbrellas offers a calm setting for an afternoon drink or local meal. There is also an indoor dining room with arched, stone walls and a classic décor.

While kids have fun with the animation team and in the playground, guests can relax by the pool or play a game of billiards. There is also a hammam and a mini golf course.

The hotel is situated between Agios Nikolaos and the capital Heraklion. Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport is 30 km away. The 24-hour reception provides car rentals and a doctor service.

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€113

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  • 5.6 km

What to Know Before Visiting Sfendyli (Sfedili) village

Apartments and hotels in Sfendyli Sfedili village from Crete Island

Sfendyli (Sfedili), a small village located a few kilometres south of Hersonissos, was submerged in the artificial Dam Aposelemi upon its completion in 2012.

Located near the villages of Potamies and Avdou, Aposelemis Dam is the largest water supply project in Crete. Constructed to address the crucial need for water supply and irrigation in the northern part of eastern Crete, from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos in Lasithi, the project was completed in 2012. The dam collects water from the Lasithi Mountains and has a capacity exceeding 30,000,000 m3, making it the largest artificial lake on the island. The area surrounding the dam has become a wetland and provides shelter to various bird species.

A vital source of life and a significant factor for growth in the region, the dam and the neighbouring villages attract numerous visitors who are captivated by the stunning scenery. The area offers visitors the opportunity to take nature walks while enjoying breathtaking views of the tranquil landscape, including the sunken village of Sfendyli.

Initially established in the 16th century, Sfendyli was submerged within the boundaries of the artificial lake of Aposelemis Dam. The inhabitants were forced to evacuate and were compensated for their property by the state. As the water levels fluctuate, the village periodically emerges from the depths, drawing many visitors, especially when the water recedes. The earliest evidence of the settlement dates back to 1577, as recorded by Fr. Barozzi, and in 1583, it is referred to as Sfendigli with a population of 78 residents according to Castrofilaca. The name of the settlement is derived from the family name Sfendilos, which is found in Crete. Recently, archaeologist Athanasia Kanda discovered 65 skeletons near the area, believed to be from a Minoan cemetery.

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Best Villas in Sfendyli (Sfedili) village

  • 9.6 / 10
  • Stalida, Crete, Greece

Boasting mountain views, Anixiatiko Villa offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 1.5 km from Stalida Beach. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 5 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath.

The villa offers a picnic area. A outdoor play equipment is also available for guests at Anixiatiko Villa.

Alexander Beach is 2.3 km from the accommodation, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 17 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 25 km from Anixiatiko Villa.

  • 4.7 km
  • 8.1 / 10
  • 33 Εμμανουήλ Γιακουμάκη

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, mountain view and a patio, Astali Villa is located in Stalida. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa is equipped with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The villa offers an à la carte or continental breakfast.

At Astali Villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation.

Stalida Beach is 700 metres from Astali Villa, while Alexander Beach is 1.7 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 26 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€173

/night

  • 5.1 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Unknown Street

Set in Stalida and only 1.6 km from Stalida Beach, Villa Ete Premier Luxury Villa offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. With mountain views, this accommodation features a terrace and a swimming pool.

This villa has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 3 bathrooms fitted with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Drapano Beach is 2.3 km from the villa, while Alexander Beach is 2.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 26 km from Villa Ete Premier Luxury Villa.

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€647

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  • 5.2 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Σταλίδα

Featuring garden views, Theros Premium Villa in Stalis Heraklion offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 500 metres from Stalida Beach. It features a garden, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa comes 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 sea views.

Alexander Beach is 2 km from the villa, while Drapano Beach is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 26 km from Theros Premium Villa in Stalis Heraklion.

  • 5.2 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Pezoula

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a terrace, Villa Petros, Luxe Villa met privé zwembad. Is set in Malia. This property offers access to a balcony and free private parking.

With free WiFi, this 3-bedroom villa offers a cable flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Central Malia Beach is 2.5 km from the villa, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 30 km from Villa Petros, Luxe Villa met privé zwembad..

  • 5.4 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Synoikia Galini

Boasting garden views, Villa Lemonia – Ground floor apartment offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 2.2 km from Central Malia Beach. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and pool views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

Alexander Beach is 2.8 km from the villa, while Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 30 km from Villa Lemonia – Ground floor apartment.

  • 5.4 km

Best Apartments in Sfendyli (Sfedili) village

  • 9.2 / 10
  • Αβδού

Located in Avdou, 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 39 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Kagiampakis Concept Residences I provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With quiet street views, this accommodation offers a patio.

The apartment comes with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Venetian Walls is 40 km from the apartment, while The Palace of Knossos is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 32 km from Kagiampakis Concept Residences I.

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€151

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  • 2.5 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Γωνιές

Boasting garden views, Apartments Gonies – Artemis features accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. There is an in-house restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 40 km from the apartment, while Venetian Walls is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from Apartments Gonies – Artemis.

  • 3.0 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Γωνιές Πεδιάδος

Featuring lake views, Apartments Gonies – Afroditi provides accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available.

The apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with mountain views.

A a baby safety gate is also available at the apartment, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 40 km from Apartments Gonies – Afroditi, while Venetian Walls is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from the accommodation.

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€53

/night

  • 3.0 km
  • Emmanouil giakoumaki 32

Boasting accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a balcony, 4 Beds Flat with Shared Pool is situated in Stalida. This apartment is 2.3 km from Ikaros and Kernos Beach and 18 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos.

This air-conditioned apartment features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen with an oven and a fridge. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Stalida Beach is 600 metres from the apartment, while Alexander Beach is 1.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 26 km from 4 Beds Flat with Shared Pool.

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€71

/night

  • 5.1 km
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Κράσι πεδιάδος

Set in Krásion, 39 km from Lake Voulismeni and 46 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Stefanis Guest House offers air conditioning. The accommodation is 32 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment is fitted with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with quiet street views.

Venetian Walls is 47 km from the apartment, while The Palace of Knossos is 48 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 40 km from Stefanis Guest House.

  • 5.2 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Vitsilia 0, Malia, Heraklion Crete

Located in Malia and only 2.3 km from Central Malia Beach, MaliaDes Panoramic Apartment view of Malia provides accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This apartment offers air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace.

The apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with an oven, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and a stovetop. Towels and bed linen are provided in the apartment.

The apartment offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at MaliaDes Panoramic Apartment view of Malia.

Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 2.8 km from the accommodation, while Alexander Beach is 3 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 28 km from MaliaDes Panoramic Apartment view of Malia, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€68

/night

  • 5.2 km

Best Holiday homes in Sfendyli (Sfedili) village

  • 8.6 / 10
  • Αρχαγγελος

Situated in Mokhós, 25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 40 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Traditional Fine Living provides accommodation with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Guests benefit from a patio and a sun terrace.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a barbecue.

Lake Voulismeni is 40 km from Traditional Fine Living, while Venetian Walls is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from the accommodation.

  • 2.1 km
  • 9 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Stalidas - Gonion Eparchiaki Odos Stalidas - Gonion

Located in Mokhós, 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 39 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Malamatenia ‘s Maisonette offers air conditioning. It has a terrace, city views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home with a balcony and garden views features 1 bedroom, 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 provided in the holiday home.

Lake Voulismeni is 40 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from Malamatenia ‘s Maisonette.

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€57

/night

  • 2.4 km
  • 10 / 10
  • κάτω Κερά, Κρήτη

Featuring accommodation with a balcony, Kera valley house is located in Krásion. The accommodation is 28 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and has free WiFithroughout the property.

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.

A a baby safety gate is also available for guests at the holiday home.

Lake Voulismeni is 42 km from Kera valley house, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 42 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 36 km from the accommodation.

  • 4.9 km
  • 9 / 10
  • 175

Offering inner courtyard views, tiny house EFROSSINI is an accommodation located in Krásion, 32 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 39 km from Lake Voulismeni. It features a terrace, garden views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home consists of 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchenette with an oven, and 1 bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 46 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 47 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 40 km from tiny house EFROSSINI.

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€45

/night

  • 5.3 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Eleftheriou Venizelou

Boasting inner courtyard views, Poppy flower features accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 600 metres from Stalida Beach. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a terrace and garden views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Alexander Beach is less than 1 km from the holiday home, while Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 27 km from Poppy flower.

  • 5.5 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Stalida

Set in Malia, 1.1 km from Alexander Beach and 1.8 km from Ikaros and Kernos Beach, Evi’s Beach Front Apartment by Estia offers a terrace and air conditioning. The accommodation is a few steps from the Stalida Beach and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home with a balcony and sea views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Drapano Beach is 2.2 km from the holiday home, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 26 km from Evi’s Beach Front Apartment by Estia.

  • 5.6 km

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FAQ

Where is Sfendyli village located?

Sfendyli village is located a few kilometers south of Hersonissos, within the boundaries of the artificial lake of Aposelemis Dam in Crete.

Is Sfendyli village inhabited?

No, the village was submerged in the waters of the Aposelemis Dam when it was completed in 2012. However, during periods of low water levels, the village resurfaces, drawing many visitors.

When was Sfendyli village established?

The earliest evidence of the existence of Sfendyli village dates back to 1577, as recorded by Fr. Barozzi. The settlement is believed to have been established in the 16th century.

What is the origin of the name “Sfendyli”?

The name “Sfendyli” is antroponymous, derived from the family name “Sfendilos,” which is found in Crete. It is believed that the first inhabitant of the settlement would have had this name.

What is the significance of Sfendyli village?

Sfendyli village is an important part of the history and culture of Crete. Its sunken ruins attract many visitors, and its discovery of a Minoan cemetery suggests a long and fascinating past.

Are there any other notable attractions near Sfendyli village?

Yes, Aposelemis Dam is the largest water supply project in Crete and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of the tranquil landscape. Additionally, the area surrounding the dam has become a wetland and provides shelter to various bird species.

 

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