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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).

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                                                                                                      Gavalohori Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Absolutely stunning views & villa. Ultimate escape.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa is unlike anywhere I have ever stayed before, and I have stayed in lots of Air B&Bs. The views...Oh. My. God. Absolutely amazing, sometimes it's hard to believe that you're actually seeing what you are seeing it is so stunning. The peaceful waterfall from the infinity pool is so relaxing and you don't hear hustle and bustle as there's no cars that will drive past the villa ever because of the designated parking. The villa is clean and the owner is an amazing amazing person. He helped me out at 10pm the night before when I was in a pinch. I am forever grateful for that. He responded immediately to ever question I had and would text or email just to check in because he knew I was traveling alone. He even answered close to 1am when the power went out and I had a mild anxiety attack! (Power came back on within 5 minutes and I assume high winds knocked it out). He is a very gracious person & host. The villa is absolutely comfortable, the balcony off the bedrooms is a great spot for morning coffee with an INCREDIBLE view. The decor is very minimalism which I love because it doesn't clutter the mind and is very clean yet feels like home. There's a washer which was nice to do laundry before leaving, and a very update kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal! The little town is quite quaint and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Although you feel extremely remote and away from it all, it's not a far drive at all to restaurants, beaches and other attractions. This is the perfect villa to relax, unwind, do yoga by the pool and you'll probably not even turn the television on, I didn't. Lots of friendly cats will stop by to say hello also! I am a femal that was traveling along and felt extremely extremely safe staying in the villa. Perfect for families or for singles/couples. You won't regret renting Pon's villa and I hope to be back in the future!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent position

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The roof terrace is fabulous. I could stare out at the sea all day long! Panos was an excellent host. He was there to greet us when we arrived and came to see us just before our taxi arrived to (sadly) take us to airport. The apartment, situated in the centre of Almyrida, is spacious and has everything you will need for your stay. We loved our holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017