About the property
- Villa3229 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Luxury Villa with 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, Sleeps 10, 3km to beach
Villa Ariadne is a stone built villa in the traditional village of Gavalochori, 25km east of Chania Crete. Its unique architectural style is combined with modern facilities in order to provide an ideal environment for your holiday. The villa features 300 m2 of living space on a 1000 m2 plot of land. It offers complete privacy with its own parking space for two vehicles, garden and two pools (one regular and one lap). The villa can accommodate up to 10 guests. It offers a stunning view of the White Mountains.
The villa is 100m from supermarket, bakery, coffe shop and restaurants.
Free WiFi coverage throughout the villa. Beach towels are provided. The pools operate from March 1 to October 30.
Cleaning Service: Price includes daily maid service (bathrooms and bedrooms only), change of towels and linen twice weekly (more often if requested) and general cleaning once weekly.
Catering Service, groceries delivery: We can arrange for daily delivery to the villa of meals of the finest Greek and local Cretan cuisine. We can also arrange groceries delivery from local supermarkets, butcher shop, fruit stands and bakery.
Long term renting: The villa is available for long term renting at reduced rates during the off season (November to end of March). Please send us your request.
Further comments about the area:
The villa is located on a hillside in the village of Gavalochori in West Crete. Gavalochori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokoron region about 3km inland from the coastal village of Almirida. Its location is 25 km east of Chania which takes about 20 minutes drive along the National Road. Gavalochori is an old historical village with approximately 500 residents which has retained its color and way of life. Several family run tavernas offer the visitor tasty dishes of Cretan cuisine. Near the small village square and within walking distance from the villa there is a coffee shop, a bakery, a mini mart, two tavernas and the Folk Art Museum. The surrounding area has several beautiful nature paths for walking or biking which lead either towards the sea or towards the White mountains. The coastal village of Almirida is less than 10 minutes driving distance. In Almirida you may find all basic facilities, such as a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bakery, ATM, gas station and taxi service. It has a wonderful sandy beach with crystal clear water and a shallow section particularly suitable for small kids. This Blue Flag rated beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas and sea sports services. There are several sea side tavernas and bars offering exquisite sea food and night entertainment. The large town of Chania of course offers the visitor a wider range of choices for shopping, dining and night life mostly centered around the old Venetian port. Some interesting monuments in Chania town are the covered Municipal Market, the Venetian fortifications, the Egyptian Lighthouse, the Synagogue, the Fortress of Firkas, the Mosque of Giali Tzamisi, the Arsenals, and the Othrodox Cathedral.
The villa can be used as a base for visiting several points of interest in the area:
3km to nearest beach of Almirida
10km to the exquisite beach of Georgoupolis and Kournas lake
25km to Chania town for shopping and night life
15km to seaside village of Kalives
20km to port of Souda
45km to Chania airport (code CHQ)
60km to Rethimno town
150km to Heraklion airport (code HER)
45km to the west coast beaches of Falassarna, Gramvousa and Balos
70km to south coast beaches of Elafonissi, Paleohora and Sougia
60km to Omalos Plateau and starting point of the Samaria Gorge
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
i rented all 5 houses with friends from around the globe and we had a great time. Would for sure return.
Fantastic as always
The Villa was fantastic. I have stayed in another of this group of Villas (Aphrodite) and this time was no exception. Everything about the Villas is perfect, beautifully furnished, clean, superbly looked after by Mrs Froso on site who will always be there to give you any help you need. The pools are wonderful especially when you have 3 Grandchildren of mixed ages whe can enjoy themeselves all day long. The local village Galvochori has everything you need from great plaxes to eat with genuive Cretan food, to small local shops and bakery to meet all your self catering needs. There are so many places to visit Chania (very pretty) the nearby Lake with Pedalos, watch Turtles and fish with a lovely Taverna on site. With two weeks there are endless activities and places to visit for all age Groups, The people of Crete are so warm and welcoming. I cannot praise this holiday,and the previous one earlier in the year, enough and so look forward to going back. We have self catered in so many places all over the world but this Villa is outstanding.
Very beautiful villa and village. Very welcoming. Booking and dealings with owner very good and Mrs Forso who looks after the villa great. Would recommend and likely to return. This was a special holiday for my wife's birthday and there were 8 of us and it was special
Idyllic villa and wonderful service
We've just returned from seven days in the beautiful Villa Ariadne. The location and villa itself are just perfect. The decor is a fantastic blend of modern style and traditional materials. Despite being in a village location and near a number of other rental properties you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere with a glorious view of the white mountains. We travelled with a one and three year old and they both loved the children's area in the square pool. The terrace is a lovely place to have breakfast or watch the sunset. Gavalachori has several tavernas which are a short walk away. We tried two of them and both were fantastic although we kept going back to Arismari which has a really special setting under a plane tree in the village square. The beach at Almyrida is perfect for families with shallow, clear water and decent waterside tavernas for lunch. The service from Christos, the owner, and the housekeeper were second to none. All in all highly recommended.
The Villa Ariadne experience
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Ariadne, set in the hills of Gavalochori. The villa is beautifully designed, lots of space with wonderful views of the mountains, hills and valley. With Almyrida beach and friendly restaurants so close it was a perfect combination.
October weather was fabulous with beautifully hot days and nights (other than 1 stormy day). Owner/manager Christos could not have been nicer and Froso is great to deal with. This villa Ariadne experience is highly recommended.
Super luxurious villa in friendly village
Excellent villa in every respect with great service. We spent most of our time in the pool even though the nearby organized beach of Almirida is great. Barbecued every day on the terrace which offers breathtaking view of the village and the White Mountains. Walked to different shops for the essentials. Highly recommended.
Gavalochori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokorona region about 3km inland from the coastal village of Almirida. Gavalochori is an old historical village with approximately 500 residents. It is a typical Cretan village with a small square where a coffee shop, a bakery, a mini mart, two tavernas and other convenient stores can be found. Several narrow streets branch off its center and one could wander through several interesting sections of this officially protected village. Stone built houses with lovely backyards full of colorful flowers can be found. A lot of interesting buildings can be seen, such as the 18th century two-roomed, arched olive oil press, the temples of Panagia and Agios Sergios, the old school, and the historical folk art museum.
Within a short distance (5km) from tranquil Gavalochori one can drive to Almirida, a picturesque coastal village. You may dine there in one of several seaside tavernas or relax sipping your drink by a bar during sunset.
Additional pricing information
GENERAL NOTES FOR RENTAL RATES • We accept payment by bank wire or credit card or Paypal • Prices include VAT and all expenses such as electricity and internet service. • No security deposit against damages is required. • 50% down payment with balance 60 days prior to arrival • Check In/out : 15.00 hrs, 12.00 hrs