|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Villa Artemis 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 350 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.
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
We stayed here for two weeks and it was a fantastic location - quiet and peaceful, but within walking distance of some lovely restaurants in Gavalochori village, and five minutes' drive to Almyrida with a huge selection of places to eat. The pools were fabulous, and it was wonderful to have a separate lap pool to do some 'real exercise' as well as the recreation pool to play in. The views from the balcony, where we ate our breakfast every day, were glorious. Christos was very quick to respond to any queries leading up to our stay, and Mrs Froso who cleaned the property daily was friendly and helpful. There are number of places to visit within easy reach of an hour's drive or less. We particularly loved the ancient ruins at Aptera, and the Botanical Gardens south of Chania. Rethymnon is also great for a day trip.
We booked this villa because the photos looked great. When we got there it was even better than we imagined. Huge villa, two pools. Overlooking the mountains and you can see the sunset every night. I would definitely recommend!
The villa is absolutely stunning place! Amazing view, amazing bedrooms... everything is just perfect. Around the area is plenty of places you can drive to and see beautiful beaches or traditional villages.
We knew it will be beautiful before we went but we didnt know it will take our breath away when we arrive.
UK and CZ family.
We have recently arrived home from 2 weeks at Villa Artemis. We are 2 families with children of 7, 11 and 13 years of age. On arrival all we could all say was 'WOW'. We have stayed in many villas over the years and Artemis was by far the best! The villa had everything we needed. It is architecturally beautiful, very spacious and immaculately clean. We were really happy that there were 2 master bedrooms for the adults! The swimming pools were wonderful with spectacular views and provided hours of fun for everyone. We loved having the lap pool to burn off the calories of the gorgeous Cretan food! Frosos, the lovely maid came every day and made sure that beds were made, bins emptied and everywhere looking clean. She was charming and discrete. The Villa is in the traditional village of Gavalochori and it is a short walk down a gentle hill. We loved going to buy bread from the bakery in the morning and the children loved the miniature ice creams sold here! We all adored the restaurant 'Gavalianos Kafenes' in the village - lovely food, excellent service in a beautiful setting! We often went to the nearby coastal village of Almirida where there is lovely sandy beaches and a great selection of tavernas and shops.
We spent a long time trying to find the perfect villa and we definitely found it with Artemis! We highly recommend this villa and we are already hoping to return next year. We were all really sad to leave!
This is the best villa we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in many..We have been back 2 days and we are missing the villa and local area so much.. The villa is very luxurious, spacious and impressive.. The pools are immaculate and the outside area is clean and well maintained. The daily maid service was fantasitc and she is such a lovely lady.. very friendly and was great with the kids! We have 2 young daughters ( 5 and 2 years) who loved this villa and the smaller pool with the baby area meant we could relax knowing our 2 year old could paddle and swim about safely.
Gavalohori is beautiful but we didnt spend much time there as we loved Almirida where we went for meals and shopping. We didnt really have to go into Kalives at all. The view and countryside is amazing and sitting on the lounge balcony overlooking the valley is a memory I will never forget. You will need a car for this villa even thought the village is near.
I highly recommend this villa.. we will be definately going back! My only one slight fault was that the railings on the balcony were widely spaced apart and we had to keep an extra vigilant eye for out toddler but this is a small criritsm for such a great place!
Hi, we stayed at villa Artemis in Setember 2009, it was fairly easy to find, location is perfect: views of the village below and mountains far ahead are simply breathtaking. Villa exceeded all our expectations, it has all modern cons listed in description, including satellite TV and PC with internet access. Pool area is nice and clean, plenty of towels were provided. Villa can be cleaned daily with the towel and sheet change, but we opted for a less frequent service. The nearby village shop has basic choice of food and toiletries, but we usually went to nearby Kalives (7 km) for our groceries, and to the butcher shop to get meat for our barbeques, which we had almost every day. Local taverna in Gavalochori serves very nice local food and has takeaway option(down the hill from the villa to the main square, take first left and 50 meters further on the right hand side) Nearest sandy beach is Almyrida (3 km), which is less than 10 minutes drive from the villa. So you definitely need a car to get around. Customer service from the owner and the lady who manages the villa is excellent. Special thanks from all of us to Christos and Froso, who made us feel very welcome throughout our stay and made this trip unforgettable. This villa is highly recommended by us:) We will definitely come back here again one day!
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 centre and one could wander through several interesting sections of this officially protected village. Stone built houses with lovely backyards full of colourful 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 Gavalohori 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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
GENERAL NOTES FOR RENTAL RATES
• We accept payment by bank wire or credit card or Paypal
• Prices include VAT and all expenses.
• No security deposit against damages is required.
• 50% down payment with balance 60 days to arrival