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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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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #99150
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Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #61639
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #99183
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Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #99192
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Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1852054
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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  • 2 BA
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Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8166243
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
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Villa #8131695
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1642361
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1658606
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4104480
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #8054970
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8161721
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  • 19 BR
  • 14 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 47
Villa #420345
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #4104518
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #1416902a
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1658608
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  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6680553
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1658605
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #6775359
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #4311985
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  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1658607
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #2547468
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  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
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Villa #6715452
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #3604014
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8043092
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Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #4192555
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Viewed 120 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1932489
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Viewed 118 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #3900764
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Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
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Bungalow #6556640
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Viewed 177 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #1962531
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Viewed 168 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6405237
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1987691
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(52 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #448494
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Viewed 65 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 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6557279
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Viewed 177 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1152642
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Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
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Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1887844
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Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8038218
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Viewed 62 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 31 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 21 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #8138945
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Viewed 387 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Villa #8168558
10
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #89172
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Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Villa #8168558
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1728020
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Gavalohori Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Spacious apartment, great location

5 of 5
The apartment is really spacious, with two bathroomd and two living/dining rooms. But the true gem is the rooftop terrace! Very nicely designed and well equipped to have breakfast/lunch/dinner and sunbaths. With a great view of the bay & sea. Furthermore we truly liked the location, in the 'center' of the small village of Almyrida: nice restaurants, sandy beach and water sports rental just meters away. And Panos is a great and engaged host. Well recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Fabulous villa with great views and only 10 minute walk in to the village

5 of 5
The villa was very well appointed with everything you would need even for an extended stay. The main balcony off the kitchen and living area is superb with views to the bay and is a great place to relax and dine - we spent a lot of time chatting and playing cards late into the evening on here. The pool was large compared to some we have stayed at with plenty of space to sit in sun or shade. There is also lots of nice walking around the valley. Although we used a car most days to go to the beach at Almyrida it is around 45 min walk and best done early for some shade. We have stayed in this area quite a few times now and enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the beach front restaurants.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017