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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).

Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #54461
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Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #99150
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Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8166243
8
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #61639
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #99183
9
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1852054
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Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #99192
8
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8131695
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1642361
3
Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1658606
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(3 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Villa #830798
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4104480
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #8054970
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Multiple rentals Villa #830798
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8161721
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(2 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Villa #830798
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2547468
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #1416902a
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 19 BR
  • 14 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 47
Villa #420345
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4104518
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1658608
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1658605
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #4311985
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6775359
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #6715452
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1658607
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6680553
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #3604014
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8043092
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Viewed 358 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #4192555
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Viewed 119 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #3900764
6
Viewed 161 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1932489
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Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1152642
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Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(54 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #448494
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Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6405237
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #8138945
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Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #6556640
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Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #1962531
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Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
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Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1987691
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Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1887844
4
Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8038218
10
Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #89172
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Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8036047
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Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
4
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #770708
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6557279
7
Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours

Gavalohori Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Fabulous

5 of 5
The apartment was perfect and the roof terrace was stunning with views across the bay. Alymirda was a lovely village which had everything you would need , restaurants , cafes, supermarket and a bakery. Taxis and the bus stop just further up the road. Panos was more than helpful, left a good welcome pack for our arrival and kept in touch with us during our two week stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Nothing was too much of a problem for him, even when the front door to the apartment slammed closed while on the roof terrace and we were locked out. Within 15 minutes we had access. What a fantastic host !!! Thank you Panos and thank your father.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Beautiful stone villa with fantastic views of sea and mountains.

5 of 5
Fantastic villa in the hills above the beach. If you like sitting watching the sun set over the mountains then this place is perfect - just like the photos. Owner and agent were friendly and helpful. Only niggle was construction work down the hill about half a mile away - I suspect though that we were unlucky to coincide with early drilling and the wind from the north - I doubt this would be a problem next week. We had an excellent holiday. Thanks.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017