Villa Katerina in Gavalochori
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A new beautiful villa positioned at the edge of the traditional old village Gavalochori,offers comfortable and quiet accommodation in a fantastic countryside setting,surrounded by aromatic flowers and fruit trees, that extend towards the unspoilt cretan landscape beyond.
The villa has its private pool, stone BBQ, and all the necessary requirements that ensure a pleasant stay with all modern amenities.
The operation of the villa is supported by the lovely family that own them. If you wish,you can take part in seasonal agricultural activities such as the picking of fresh vegetables from the gardens, olives or grapes, the making of house wine, gardening, animal care etc.Villa Katerina is one of the three villas run by the family in Gavalochori.
Villa Katerina is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT).
LICENSE NUMBER: 1354-13-0332
Ground floor (pool floor):
Fully equipped kitchen, open plan sitting room
Bathroom with shower
Swimming pool and lawn area
Outdoor dining area
Large balcony with lovely views
One twin bedroom
One double bedroom
Full size bathroom with jacuzzi bath
Swimming pool (30 sq.m) with hydromassage end
Private gardens (500 sq.m)
• Satellite TV
• Stone barbecue in the garden
• Large garden
• Private pool, sunbeds,parasols
• Twice weekly maid service, change of linen and towels.
• Air-conditioning throughout
• 2 Fully equipped kitchens
• Fire place
• Private parking
• Baby cot- baby chair (free of charge)
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almyrida 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania airport 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Crete region
Beautiful Crete and Chania, a heavenly and pure land brimming with natural beauty, history, memory and culture. It is a land whose visitors will experience nature in all its glory and will encounter breathtaking sights.
Endless stretches of seashore bordered in frothy lace, inlets and islands of exotic beauty and sandy beaches tucked away at the foot of forbidding mountains. Impenetrable but yet such majestic gorges, holy caves, blessed rivers and lush, green plateaus thickly covered with olive and citrus trees. It is a self-sufficient land in every way that is rich in endemic and rare flora and fauna.We highly recommend that you take a stroll in the city centre of Hania which is steeped in history; a sightseeing tour of the crossroads and the winding cobbled paths of civilizations with the starting point being the most central point in Hania: the Municipal Market or the Agora.The Venetian old town with its harbour and Lighthouse, with its excellent restaurants and shops will fascinate you!
The Apokoronas region spreads to the east of Chania with its seaside villages enjoying excellent views to the entrance of Souda bay and the Akrotiri peninsula across. It is a very fertile area (olive trees, vines, avocado trees, orange lemon and mandarin trees) with several sandy beaches at Almirida, Kalives and Georgioupolis. Apokoronas is one of the most picturesque areas of the province of Chania with many attractive and authentic villages like Armeni, Nio Chorio, Samonas, Ramni etc.
There are wonderful walks in this lush area, including the Diktamos Gorge and several others along countryside paths through orange and lemon groves, by the sides of rivers Xidas and Koiliaris. Extending several kilometers inland it is rich in olive and citrus groves, pasture lands and tiny hamlets rarely visited by tourists. In the spring-time, the fields, groves and tracks are filled in endless varieties of flora including many species which are endemic to Crete. Birdwatchers will find a large number of local as well as migratory birds to see, ranging from tiny warblers to large buzzards, eagles and hawks.
The historical village of Gavalochori is situated just a few kms inland from Almirida, on the road to Vamos and was named after the Byzantine family Gavalodon who lived there about 1200AD. The village has many old buildings which are being lovingly restored . In the centre of the village there is a shop exhibiting traditional arts and crafts of the local women (the famous “copanelli” bobbin lace). There is also a folklore museum. As in every Cretan village a kafeneion shaded by old mulberry trees and a couple of tavernas at the end of the village square, could not be missing!
Gavalochori seems untouched by tourism and retains a great part of the its traditional and authentic character. Around the village you will see beautiful stone built houses, white paved streets, flowered gardens and lovely churches.
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