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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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                                                                                                      A tiny slice of (early season) paradise.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Probably a mistake to tell anyone about this as I would for very selfish reasons not want this place to become too popular at Easter. Seems the season in Crete doesn't really start until June, and this makes no sense as the weather when we were there was nigh on perfect and not those blisteringly hot days that make August there unbearable. The advertised walk to the local village was bang on accurate and we did it a number of times as it was a highlight, and the random encounters with Goats and the like on the way added immeasurably to the experience. When you get there, the small but perfect choice of taverna's was just what anyone would want and of course, the Easter celebrations in Greece are legendary, and you must try the local beer (Charma, pronounced harmer, but it didn't do too much damage) and the raki is, of course, to be respected. The villa was spotless and very well appointed and the managers (Mark and June) were about as nice a couple as you could ever want to meet, even bringing some cushions from their own home to soften the hours of sun bedding. Although difficult to find in the dark the supplied Google map link worked and not a single wrong turn was made, and all the pre-supplied instructions were well worth reading through before hand. Good size pool but good God the water was cold, early season issue that I hadn't considered. However, it did wake you up. Yes, we would go again, in a heartbeat.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great Villa, fantastic views, short trip to beach!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The owners were very helpful, kept us informed and answered all our questions before the holiday as we had not been to Crete before. The villa was exactly as described, lovely! It had all the mod cons, was clean and well maintained. Beautiful location with views of the mountains and sea, in a very unspoilt picturesque village. It was ideal for us as it was not far from the seaside but we had the advantage of staying in a very peaceful and relaxing place. We've had a number of interruptions to our stay at previous villas due to gardening, pool cleaning and housekeeping. Villa Mia accommodated our request for minimal housekeeping and disturbance so we could fully relax. The wi-fi was a bit ropey but Yvonne (housekeeper) sorted it. The owners recommended Auto Club who were very good and met us at the airport. A small car is best for the narrow roads. Directions were detailed so we arrived easily in the dark due to late flight. The pool was a good size, with outdoor furniture and BBQ,warm enough to swim for us Brits(!) and sun was very warm especially in the second week! There are nearby villas but it still feels private. The village has a couple of eateries and Monica's by the square is a great place to eat as is Kritiko restaurant with seaside views in Kalyves. There is lots to do at the beach or for the more adventurous snorkelling and diving. There is also a lot of historical sites to visit such as Aptera and Knossos (the latter by car or you can go by boat trip). The beaches were practically deserted as we were just out of season but it was warm enough to spend time there at Almerida (good for kids) or further up past Kalyves. Chania is the large city nearby with a beautiful venetian harbour for a day out.The village in which we stayed has a small but very nice folk museum and old olive oil factory from the 16th century that has been preserved as well as very old houses and a site that used to house an ancient turkish coffee house, you can see the arabic tablets on the wall! A local lady sells handmade lace from a house in the square (ask at the museum for opening times). Unfortunately it was shut whilst we were there for Easter. On Easter Saturday there is a service at the big church (past the museum) where they burn an effigy of Judas. Really amazing to see! We stayed for 2 weeks and it wasn't long enough to enjoy all that western Crete had to offer! We will definitely go back again to Villa Mia and will recommend to our family, friends and colleagues.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      The villa was far nicer than portrayed in the photographs. Very well equipped and very comfortable

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful area, beautiful villa, well kept, clean, spacious, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. A very picturesque area of Crete, definitely worth another trip and will recommend to friends.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017