Destination guide

Adventure on the doorstep in Askifou

Nestled to the east of Crete's White Mountains, where the Ideon Cave is said to be the birthplace of Zeus, Askifou provides a relaxed base for visits to Greece's largest island. Split into 4 pretty hamlets, the village offers several hiking routes, including a popular trail through the scenic Imbros Gorge to Komitades. The high mountain plateaus of Niatos and Tavri, towering over all, offer a challenging alternative for experienced hikers. Perfect for visits with friends and family, there's always an adventure on the doorstep when you choose an Askifou vacation rental.

Activities

Out and about in Askifou

Outdoor time is always on the agenda in Askifou. When you're not exploring the village, set in a wide valley surrounded by wild mountains, you might be taking a scenic drive from your Askifou vacation rental to the island's southern coast. Here, you'll find Vrissi, Ammoudi and Sweet Water Beaches all competing to provide the perfect spot on the sand. For those who like a different type of adventure, Krionerida Cave, in the Laggos Ravine to the north, offers a unique way to explore a different side to Crete's diverse landscape.

Weather

Spring and summer sunshine in Askifou

Winters in Crete can be cold and wet, but are quickly replaced by the delights of spring in the months of April and May, when temperatures often soar past 70 degrees. The summer months of June through September are the most popular time to vacation on the island. Demand for rentals can be high, but should you score your favorite, you can look forward to up to 13 hours of blissful Mediterranean sunshine during the day, while the cooler nights offer respite from the heat. The warm water that graces the area in summer is a magnet for swimmers and snorkelers alike.

Natural features

Get back to nature in stunning Askifou

Sprinkled with snow over the winter months, and sometimes until as late as June, the White Mountains dominate the center of western Crete. The natural highlights here include the cone-like peaks of the Mountain Desert and the meandering trails through Kormokopos Wood. With the chance to take in the unrivaled views from the Samaria and Vrissi Gorges, discover some of Greece's largest caves and descend into the area's potholes and precipices, opportunities for adventure just keep on coming.

Where to stay around Ασκύφου?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 577 vacation rentals near Ασκύφου. From 131 Houses to 7 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ασκύφου for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ασκύφου?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ασκύφου:

  • Old Town: 226 vacation rentals
  • Makris Tichos: 215 vacation rentals
  • Halepa: 139 vacation rentals
  • Nea Chora: 173 vacation rentals
  • Koum Kapi: 190 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Ασκύφου?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 131 Houses in Ασκύφου. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ασκύφου include:

  • Bungalows: 7 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ασκύφου?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 470 vacation rentals with pool available in Ασκύφου. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.