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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
(11 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #99150
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8166243
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Viewed 14 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 10 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
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Viewed 9 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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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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Multiple rentals Villa #1642350
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Viewed 17 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
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8131695
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1642361
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1658606
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(3 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 #4311985
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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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  • 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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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
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #1416902a
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 19 BR
  • 14 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 47
Villa #420345
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4104518
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1658608
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6775359
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1658605
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  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #6715452
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1658607
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6680553
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  • 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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Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #4192555
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Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #3900764
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Viewed 67 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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Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1932489
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #8138945
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Viewed 38 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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Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #6556640
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Viewed 24 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 15 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 45 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 17 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 23 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 21 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
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1987691
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1887844
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Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #770708
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6557279
8
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6901965
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Gavalohori Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Excellent. A beautiful place with all possible comforts and amenities. Lovely views.

5 of 5
Both villas are beautifully designed and well maintained. They have every possible comfort and amenity. The rooms are spacious and relaxing. The views are stunning. As there are so many windows and balconies the views can always be enjoyed. The pools are large and there are enough inflatables and toys to keep even the liveliest youngsters amused for hours. The village is within easy walking distance. Everyone is friendly and the tavernas are really good. The museum and old wells are well worth a visit. The beach is a short drive away. It is sandy and good for kids. It really is an amazing place to stay. I cannot recommend it enough.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Long term let

4 of 5
We recently had a 2 month stay in this apartment. Kathy and Chris could not have been more friendly or helpful what wonderful hosts. We found the apartment very clean and comfortable, especiallly the sofa and the bed and the kitchen was a bonus as we like to self cater as well as eat out. The position of the apartment afforded wonderful views of the mountains and the valley and beautiful sunrises. It was very convenient for shops, tavernas and beaches. The local taverna next to the pharmacy in Agio Pantes served excellent fresh food just 5 minute drive. Would recommend the apartment for a short or long stay holiday.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017