Fodele is located between Heraklion and Rethymnon, about 27 km west of Heraklion or 50 km east of Rethymnon and only 10km from Agia Pelagia. Accessing Fodele is very easy, since the National Road passes right by. Hiring a car in Heraklion or Chania airport is the best way to travel especially when heading to Fodele. You can rent a car directly at our rental agency Royal Rentals upon your arrival at the airport but if you are coming in a high season, pre-booking online will help you avoid the inevitable public transport and queues.
Fodele is a very beautyful and traditional rural village built in a very green large area of orange, mandarine, lemon and olive groves popular for its particularly beautyful landscape. There is a very pretty park next to the main square, several sites for walk and picnic and the small river that crosses the middle of the village. There are several traditional taverns that offer excellent food.The locals in Fodele are famous for the handicraft sector, ceramics, the trade of local products, mainly oranges, mandarines and vegetables.
Fodele is the birthplace of the famous painter"El Greco". Do not miss to visit the El Greco museum in Fodele, the old Byzantine church of Panagia right opposite to the El Greco's museum and the Holy Monastery of Agios Panteleimon about 3,8km drive from Fodele village. The road is very pleasant, it follows the river. The monastery is built in a hidden, beatyful spot surrounded by vast vegetation.
Fodele has two beaches; one is near the national road and provides some tourist facilities, a large hotel, restaurants and cafes. The other one which is located to the west of Fodele, is not organized and can only be reached from the village.
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