Fodele village, 1 famous El Greco’s birthplace

Fodele-car-rentals Fodele Village is one of the most visited places of Heraklion, Malevizi area. It is the birth place of “El Greco” famous painter!


Fodele-car-rentals The village of Fodele is located on the north coast of Crete, in Malevizi municipality. This village is 30km far from Heraklion city.

How to go there

Fodele-car-rentals Fodele Village is a place easy to access, you can drive-cycle-ride and go there. There are very often connections to the city of Heraklion, either from Heraklion airport-city-port or west from Rethymnon city or port, west of it.

By car

Crete rent a carThe best way to visit Ierapetra is by hiring a car. There are very competitive rates to hire a car from Heraklion airport or any other place of Crete.

By Taxi

crete-taxi Hiring a Taxi is a good idea when you arrive late night and have to drive a long distance.

By Bus

By bus is a good solution too. You can get one in Heraklion port main station or from the airport Heraklion. The other cities have a good connection, Rethymnon city has a faster way to move to Rethymnon.

Things to do during your stay

The village has many small hotels and rooms to stay. It has a river crossing it’s center while the square is beautiful all year round!

Agia Pelagia is close by the place, easy to visit.

Rethymnon is just 45km far.

Bali town is just 20km away and is one place you should visit.


Fodele Village is hosting many visitors who come for leisure and business. The famous resorts are welcoming their guests all year round. There are very good 5 star hotels in all places. The Fodele beach hotel is a 5stars complex with suites-villas and rooms, where many tourists spend their vacations.

Gorges close to Fodele Village

3 churches gorge is the most beautiful one in the south of Rethymnon, a Tropical scenery with green blue waters and Palm trees.


Fodele Village is the place very difficult occupied against enemies, Venetians, Arabs or Turks. It was connected through the mountains with Marathos and Damasta village and was a cross point to the seas, during WWII. Fodele was the way out of Crete, as warriors could walk down the mountains from Anogeia village-pass to Damasta village and exit to Fodele, ferries were taking all rebels to other islands.


fodele village The plateau areas are full of open fields with orange trees it is one of the most sunny places of Crete! The locals produce olives, olive oil, tomatoes and vegetables, water melons, according to the year period the production is varying to different vegetables and production.

Food-Restaurants by the port and city center

Fodele-car-rentals Fodele Village n is one of Crete’s places that local fishermen bring fresh fish to the local market, everyday. You can taste delicious fresh fish dishes and taste the Cretan diet by the city’s taverns in the north side or to the magnificent villages south of it!  The most important thing for you is to feel the quiet atmosphere and spend unforgettable days and nights in this area. There are numerous of famous restaurants as well as local taverns.

When is it the best period to visit Fodele Village

Crete has temperate climate, there are some places that have subtropical climate. The winter is mild and the summer is hot. You can see there is snow all year, by Psiloritis mountain, the highest on the island=2452meters.

In conclusion, I can suggest Fodele Village as one important area to spend unforgettable vacation. It;s location is ideal to explore the west of Crete, based in one of the village’s places or hotel. The sea of the village is clean with blue flag.