Where to stay around Gavalohori?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 921 holiday lettings near Gavalohori. From 620 villas to 168 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gavalohori is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gavalohori?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gavalohori. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Historical - Folklore Museum of Gavalochori: 2,502 holiday lettings
  • Maritime Museum of Crete: 2,291 holiday lettings
  • University of Crete: 2,473 holiday lettings
  • Rethymnon Venetian Port: 2,402 holiday lettings
  • Chania Central Market: 2,295 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gavalohori listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Gavalohori?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 620 villas in Gavalohori. Our other popular types of Gavalohori holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 168 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 105 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gavalohori?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 709 holiday homes with pool available in Gavalohori. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Gavalochori, Crete your home away from home

    Gavalochori is a beautiful little village of whitewashed houses and colourful, fragrant flowers located in the middle of the highly scenic Apokoronou Peninsula in northern Crete. There is a wonderfully traditional atmosphere to the village, with an amazing air of rural charm and a whole range of magnificently cosy little villas in which can be found nestled among the woodland which covers the village.

    Things to do in Gavalochori, Crete

    Gavalochori is home to a fantastic folklore museum which documents the history, culture and traditions of the village, making it an excellent place to visit when you first arrive at you Gavalochori holiday rental property. The endearing combination of old stone houses, olive trees and patches of woodland that pop up throughout the village and absolute peace make Gavalochori an absolute pleasure to visit, and you can never tire of simply walking through the woodland lined streets of the village.

    There are a handful of traditional tavernas in Gavalochori to explore during the evening. There is nowhere better to sample the best of local food and wine than in these tiny, family run tavernas, where you can get a real sense of local lifestyles, allowing you to walk to your Gavalochori villa under the stars.

    Of course, the allure of the beaches is huge during the summer, and if you are staying in a self catering Gavalochori villa, the best of Crete’s beaches are just 3km away. There are numerous little beaches along the coastline, from the larger tourist beaches of Almirida and Chania to the secluded little stretches which hide between rock outcrops.

    The Apokoronou Peninsula is a haven for walkers. The peninsula is wonderfully picturesque, with lush woodlands and blossoming olive groves providing shade, fragrance and a natural habitat for all manor of animals. The coastline is perfect for walking, especially if you take swimming gear, but for more strenuous outings, the mountains and dramatic landscapes of the Smaria Gorge are never far.

    Places to visit on holiday in Gavalochori, Crete

    Gavalochori is just over 3km from Almirida. The village is an old fishing village, steeped in history and set on one of the finest beaches in Chania. Walks along the coast from Almirida are excellent, as the coastline is inundated with caves and rocky spurs. There are also a great range of historical attractions in and around the village, as well as some of the finest seafront restaurants you can find.

    Weather in Gavalochori, Crete

    Summers in Gavalochori are long and hot. Temperatures can be almost guaranteed to reach into the mid 30’s (˚C) during June, July and August, with maximum temperatures peaking at around 36˚C most summers. The sea remains warm enough to swim in for the vast majority of the year too, especially if you are hardy enough to swim off the coast of England during the summer.

    Travel to Gavalochori, Crete

    Chania Airport (CHQ) is perfectly positioned for those hoping to stay in a self catering Gavalochori villa. The airport is just a few miles away, and receives a good range of cheap flights from the UK, especially during the summer. During winter, there are fewer flights direct to Chania, with many services stopping in Athens (ATH).

    Activities and attractions in and around Gavalochori

    Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Gavalochori has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Monumental Olive Tree Samonas (6 mi / 9.7 km)
    • Volos Shelter (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Gavalochori

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gavalochori is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Georgioupolis Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
    • Lake Kournas (7.5 mi / 12 km)
    • Seitan Limania Beach (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
    • Volos Shelter (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
    • Kalathas Beach (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
    • Chania Municipal Garden (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)