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Athina - Luxury Stone Built Villa with Private Pool - Maid Service - Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Luxury Villa with 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 10, 3km to beach

Villa Athina 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 pool. 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

More Details

Christos Skalkos
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Athina - Luxury Stone Built Villa with Private Pool - Maid Service - Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

*****AMAZING VILLA******

  • 5 of 5

Firstly we would like to congratulate Christos (The owner) on how stunningly perfect his villas are

The villa is one of five set in a stunning location with breathtaking views. Inside and out these villas are more than 5***.The villas and pools are all very private and the size of these villas means you're not on top of each other. BBQ's in the evening watching the sun go down with the views is just heaven. The village is a nice little village with friendly people and just a little drive away is a town with a lovely beach restaurants and bars.

The housekeeper is a really nice lady who is more than happy to help. We only stayed for a week and were really sad to go. Next year we will be booking for 2 weeks.

We had an amazing holiday and we would recommend these villas.

Thanks so much for making this holiday so special.

Can't wait till next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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7 5
Nairobi, Kenya

One of the best weeks of our life

  • 5 of 5

The place to spend a relaxing and recreational week with an expanded family. Beautiful and peaceful village, Welcoming people, Excellent food and numerous activities. The villa is a state of art and fully equipped. Mostly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
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6 4

First rate

  • 5 of 5

Very high standard and spacious property with stunning views of the White Mountains.

Housekeeper v. helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
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6 6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Super Villa for a relaxed holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 5 friends in this villa from 30/5 tilll 6/6 2010 and we had a great time. The villa is even more stunning in real life with comfort and luxury on the in - and outside. The housekeeping from Froso was excellent and effecient. Any help you need is in good hands with her. The view is breathtaking and seems to change every minute as the sun and clouds paint a different picture endlessly. The pool is big, clean and very inviting. The rooms have very good beds and the yacuzzi is wonderful.

We enjoyed many meals outside on the veranda and the gas BBQ works great. Walking down the hill every morning to the bakery is a pleasure and the beach with good seaside dining is nearby. The bigger town of Chania is just half an hour drive away and offers quality shops, but be aware of the siesta opening hours.

We are very excited about this villa and have plans on staying here again. Thank you Froso and Christos for your service and kindness!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
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10 6
staffordshire england

fabulous,relaxing and ultra friendly holiday!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Visited crete in late may for two weeks and stayed at villa Athina with my husband. The villa nor the service did not disappoint in any way.Immaculate, very spacious and with excellent layout.Our 7th visit to Crete in six years and our best, the local village and the residents made us fall back in love with Crete the way it did 20 years ago when we lived and met there.would highly recommend eating out locally, beautiful tavernas in village,and also driving around to explore off the beaten track.Beautiful beach in Almerida with fabulous fish tavernas.Best moments by far watching the sunset with only the sounds of the goat bells for company and the snow capped{just} mountains in the distance. thank you Christos and everyone in Gavalochori for two weeks we do not want to forget.Hope to return later this year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
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11 6
Surrey, England United Kingdom

Fabulous luxurious villa with spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning, spacious villa with gorgeous views near seaside. Immaculate and in perfect order. We were cared for with true hospitality. Nearby taverna with excellent food. Close to beach with fine sand. We previously lived in Greece for 2 years and have travelled extensively through mainland and islands - and our stay here is a top favorite. Perfect for family - we brought our 4 children, ages ranging from infant to 15 years. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
CHQ (Chania airport)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
150 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Chania - Rethimno highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Village square
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: 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 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 room, 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


• We accept payment by bank wire or credit card or Paypal
• 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
• If booking is cancelled more than 60 days to arrival all payments are refunded

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gavalohori in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bedroom 1 Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , En suite to Master bedroom 1
    Master Bedroom 2 Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , En suite to master bedroom 2
    Twin Bedrooms Full Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Common to the twin bedrooms
    Twin Bedrooms Half Bathroom - Toilet , Common to the twin bedrooms
  • Each master bedroom has en suite bathroom equipped with bathtub with hydro-massage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Regular or Baby cot can be added
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Regular or Baby cot can be added
    Twin Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Extra cot can be added to accommodate a third person
    Twin Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Extra cot can be added to accommodate a third person
  • 2 master bedrooms, 2 twins. Each bedroom has a balcony with a table and two chairs. Each bedroom is equipped with a TV (receiving local channels). Satellite TV is available in living room and can be used only with free channels. The master bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with tub (with hydro massage). A cot can be added in each of the bedrooms to accommodate an extra person. A regular or baby cot can be added in each of the master bedrooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pool size is 16m x 6m. Up to two cribs and high chairs are provided for infants. A computer with internet connection is provided. Free WiFI access.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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