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Christos Skalkos

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Greek

Alkyoni - Luxury Stone Built Villa - Maid Service - Sleeps 10

6 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Gavalohori

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

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

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Christos Skalkos (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Greek

Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Alkyoni - Luxury Stone Built Villa - Maid Service - Sleeps 10
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Perfect place to unwind with a group of friends and family!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting villa Alkyoni for your holidays. It was a real pleasure to host your travelling group!
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5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

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 ;)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a joy to serve you and your family!
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5

The best thing in Crete

  • 5 of 5

Great Villa; Great view: great service and amenities. Excellent place to rest, unplug your self, and share time with people you love :))

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, you are always welcome!
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

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 ???

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent luxurious villa in nice cozy village

  • 5 of 5

We rented this excellent villa for a week and had a superb time.

We where greeted by the nice lady Froso, who showed us the house etc.

She came by every day to clean and make sure all was in prestine condition.

The villa seemed brand new and the terrasse and pool where perfect for us and the children.

Overall the villa and service was all we could hope for and we are already planning to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than you could imagine

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in villa Alkyoni for a week this past August (of 08) - the villa is really beautiful and luxurious - I think it is actually nicer than it looks in all the pictures. We were two families travelling together and there was plenty of room - the layout is excellent. The location is lovely - very secluded. Gavalohori is a quaint little town and you are near beaches and other towns that offer restaurants and shopping. The owner was very diligent about trying to remedy a few problems that we had (when we stayed the villa was really new) - we had a plumbing problem with one of the bathrooms and a problem with the air conditioning in one of the master bedrooms. He tried to have all things fixed very quickly and even left us two bottles of nice wine as a way of making up for the inconvenience. The caretaker/helper is very lovely - recommending restaurants and shopping areas and answering questions, giving directions, as well as cleaning. The pool is gorgeous - really huge and the area around the pool is so well layed out and beautifully decorated with flowering plants and comfortable and plentiful outfoor furniture There is ample and comfortable space for dining alfresco (which we did every mornig and several evenings). Beds are comfortable enough. Lighting is slightly dimmer than I would have preferred in the bathrooms and bedrooms. We didn't get any toilettries, no dish soap, no dishwasher soap, no salt or pepper - it seemed a little weird, but not that big a deal. There were however really nice cozy robes. Lots of tvs, lots of dishes. Very comfortable. A really fabulous place - you feel like you are on the set of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" We would definitely like to return - it was certainly the highlight of our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since 2009 we offer free a full set of toiletries such as body lotion, shower gel and shampoo plus every day usage items such as dish soap, clothes detergent, salt, pepper, olive oil e.t.c.
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
CHQ (Chania airport)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Gavalochori
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Golf
150 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Chania - Rethimno highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Gavalochori
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Almirida
Car: recommended

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gavalohori, Chania area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September
6 Sep 2016 - 13 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
£1,189
for 7 nights
£1,189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
September
17 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,189
for 7 nights
£1,189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
October
4 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
£1,104
for 7 nights
£1,104
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
November - March
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£907
for 7 nights
£907
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
April - May
1 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 7 nights
£1,088
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
May
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,270
for 7 nights
£1,270
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
May - June
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,542
for 7 nights
£1,542
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
June
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,814
for 7 nights
£1,814
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
July - August
1 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,812
for 7 nights
£2,812
 
 
August - September
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,449
for 7 nights
£2,449
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,723
for 7 nights
£1,723
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
September - October
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,270
for 7 nights
£1,270
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,993
for 7 nights
£2,993
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

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 30 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gavalohori in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bedroom 1 Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , En suite to 1st master bedroom
    Master Bedroom 2 Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , En suite to 2nd master bedroom
    Twin Bedrooms' Full Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Common to twin bedrooms
    Twin Bedrooms' Half Bathroom - Toilet , Common to twin bedrooms
  • Each master bedroom has ensuite bathroom equipped with bathtub with hydro-massage.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 master bedroom has a balcony with a table and two chairs. Each bedroom is equipped with TV (receiving local channels). Satellite TV is available in living room and can be used only with free channels. A cot can be added in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool size is 18m x 6m. Up to two cribs and high chairs are provided for infants. A computer with internet connection is provided. Free WiFI access.

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