|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Villa Alkyoni 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
We ve had a perfect stay in this beautiful house. Large bedrooms, well equiped kitchen and the huge living room and nice terrace have a wonderful view to the white mountains.
The pool is large and well maintained and behind (one terrace below) is even a nice garden where our kids loved to play.
We were with 3 young children (5,4 and2) and it was very easy to close the stairs to the swimming pool with a chair, so our youngsters could not enter the pool unguided. That felt very safe.
Mrs Frosso came by every day to maintain the house. She is really Nice, speaks English and knows a lot of the environment.
The house is situated in a litlle village with a bakery, a few little supermarkets and Some Nice restaurants. It is a little but charming and friendly village.
Nearby in Almyrida is a Nice beach (safe for little Children).
I really can recommend this beautiful house!
The villa was spacious , clean , and in a wonderful location , up a steep hill but overlooking the village with the mountains in the distance , a treat waking up every morning to the ever changing view. Each room had a balcony , and there was a big dining table outside with steps down to a large pool .
We had a friendly cleaner who came in daily which was a bonus and was there to give advice if needed.
The village was very quaint with a folk museum and a couple of supermarkets plus a bakery selling pastries which seemed to be open all the time! We ate out at two excellent tavernas - not a lot of meat available in the supermarkets for home catering.
The beach was three kilometres down a very winding mountain road ; plenty of restaurants on the water front and a sandy beach with safe bathing round the bay.
We hired a taxi and spent a day in Chania which was much busier than we remembered from years ago , but worth a visit and lots of restaurants round the pretty harbour to choose from.
The owner ,Christos was easily contactable and helpful and we had no problems while we were there.
A great holiday!!
The house is as beautiful as in the photos. We were a group of three families with several children and never felt crowded. The place is clean and well maintained. Mrs. Froso comes by daily and is helpful. The kitchen is fairly well stocked with tablewear and glasswear. The location is nice, can walk down the hill to the village for charming tavernas. It takes about 10-15 minutes to the nearest beach by car. I had hoped to walk to the beaches but the route is not ideal for walking ( no trails and the roads are narrow, winding, and busy). The outdoor area of the house is amazing, great views of the mountains from the veranda. Lovely to sit out in the morning or evening and have breakfast/dinner or watch the kids enjoy the pool. The village is small but charming with friendly and helpful locals ( try the apple pastries from the bakery). Definitely hike the Samaria gorge- was the highlight of our trip. We also enjoyed Olive oil tasting at the traditional mill- Biolea, seeing nearby ruins, and the beaches, especially Falasarna. We had a great time in Alkyoni and would definitely recommend the house. Thanks for a wonderful week in Crete!
Have stayed in these villas already 3 times, and wish i had an excuse to go back more often! Each time was with a group of friends from around the world - and the consistent reactions have been totally positive. Great big spaces, amazing views, nice pools, a perfect set-up for a family or group holiday. The little village of Gavalohori is also a gem, a really special place. Christos is a responsive manager, who is on top of every request - and the on-the-spot care of Frosso is perfect. Highly recommend any of these villas - for any reason ;)
Great Villa; Great view: great service and amenities. Excellent place to rest, unplug your self, and share time with people you love :))
The villa is beautiful and very comfortable.The service is also excellent, responsive and efficient, not mentionning the kindness of the people.We have really enjoyed our stay there and have appreciated to live in the village. This place is great to get out of the noise of the busy life ....two beaches at less than 10mn drive...two taverna in the village...more by the beach....what else do you need ???
Gavalochori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokoron region about 3km inland from the coastal village of Almirida. Gavalohori 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-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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
GENERAL NOTES FOR RENTAL RATES
• 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