Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Looking for something really special? Then this Studio apartment is for you.. The perfect "Get away from it all" with your own large Pool (not shared) in the most Romantic setting with views that will amaze you and just mins away from beach resorts. If you like and enjoy these photographs, just wait until you see it for real! You really are going to feel On top of the world !

This private studio apartment is perfectly suited to adult couples who wish to relax, Swim, Sunbath and enjoy a poolside BBQ lunch during the daytime in peaceful countryside surroundings with the added bonus of being able to take the short gentle stroll into the village to enjoy wonderful local cuisine at various restaurants ( some with live music ) in the evenings, with the further bonus of taking a short 10 min drive to the many local seaside resorts or villages located in this fabulous unspoilt region.

Perfectly located above the owners villa, The apartment has spectacular views spanning the whole region, Just wait until night time.. When you will experience the night sky in a way you've possibly never seen it and almost touch the stars and literally sit with a wine or coffee and watch the shooting stars pass you by! It really is an experience you'll remember forever.

This self catering apartment has its own private access separate from the main villa entrance and you'll have your own access to the pool and BBQ areas too. The apartment has a bathroom with Shower, WC and hand basin, a large Sea & Mountain view sun terrace with sunbeds, air-conditioned and comes with Kettle, fridge, toaster, sun terrace sofa & Table and chairs to enjoy your morning Coffee, Tea and toast as you relax and take in the views.

Please check our upto date bookings calender for availability

Features include:

• Private / Peaceful location, just mins from the beach

• Large private Pool for your use only ( Not Shared )

• Tavernas, Restaurants & Attractions Just around the corner

• Fresh Bed Linen, Pillows, Duvets & Towels Included

• Air-conditioned Apartment

• The benefit of a Luxury Villa at apartment prices

• English speaking owner - Great for those top tip Best beach info etc

• BBQ Area & Large garden with Orange, Lemon & Pomegranate trees

• Car parking

Please book early to avoid disappointment as this apartment is very popular due to its superb location in a very desirable "Conservation area" region and having Sea & Mountain views

Enjoy a fun day out at Limnoupolis Water Park which is just 25 mins drive from the villa, a real fun day with food, drink and plenty of activities for all.

History and archaeology abounds here. Within a few yards of the villa is a complex of Venetian wells, and within sight (albeit a 20 minute drive away) is the huge ruined Minoan and Roman city of Aptera at Megala Horafia.

Gavalahori village is an ancient and attractive Cretan village just a few minutes drive inland from the coast and only 25 km east of Chania. The town of Rethymnon, with its characteristic Turkish minarets and attractive harbour and leather markets, is 25 km along the coast in the other direction.

The village of Gavalohori stands at the end of a green and wooded valley leading the 3.5 km to the sea at Almyrida. The village is renowned locally for the work of its women's cooperative. These local ladies wish to keep ancient Cretan traditions alive, including the manufacture of hand made lace, silk, pottery and honey.

There are 4 cafenions in the village (including more than one with free wi-fi). At the bottom of the lane from the villa the Gavalianos Kafenes offers local specialities and hospitality to locals and visitors alike, with English spoken. The cafe opposite is the place the local aging male population choose to use to sit and while away the hours playing Tavli (backgammon) and they may well invite you over to take a coffee with them and play a turn.

There are in addition two small supermarkets in the village, both easily walkable from the villa, and both stocking a good range of fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables, bottled, canned and frozen goods to stock the villa freezer. They also sell home brewed raki (the local spirit of choice) and locally pressed olive oil. The village also has an excellent bakery, open all hours and offering a wide range of breads, hand raised cheese and apple pies, the delicious aroma of which snakes its way up the hillside to greet you as you walk down of a morning for warm bread for breakfast !


Almyrida. Only 7 minutes drive from the villa, this is the perfect family beach - shallow, calm, with showers and changing cubicles and with a toilets and a beach bar. Behind the beach is a ribbon of tamarisk trees and then a pretty resort with quiet bars, shops and restaurants.

Georgioupolis. A 20 minute drive towards Rethymnon, this pretty resort has a quiet beach to the western side, beyond the river bridge, and a long but narrow stretch of sand with umbrellas and sunbeds by the new promenade. This beach actually stretches for several miles beyond the resort and is worth driving to for the sheer isolation! Georgioupolis itself has many tourist shops, bars and tavernas as well as mini-golf and several night clubs. The river is still an active fishing port and at the river mouth is a beautifully photogenic white chapel on the rocks.

Kyani Akti. Between Kalyves and Souda, about 20 minutes drive. This sandy beach is only popular with Greeks (and therefore quiet every day except Sunday). There is good surf here for bodyboarding, but it can be cold near the pretty river outlet. There is a lifeguard post, two snack cafes and toilets and changing rooms

Elafonisi. This has to be paradise. Almost no habitation, and for the last few hundred yards, no surfaced road. Shallow sandy lagoons full of water so warm it is like a bath. There are beach bars, umbrellas and sunbeds but no shortage of room to get away from it all. A good 3 hours from the villa through beautiful scenery - an amazing day trip ( make sure you stay after all the coaches have left! )

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room, Solarium or roof terrace
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: CHANIA ( 45mins ) 20 km, Nearest railway: N/A
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Chania Prefecture region

Gavalochori is a village of the Chania regional unit on the northwest coast of the island of Crete, in Greece. It is located on Cape Drapan in the Vamos municipality of the Apokoronas region. It is named after the Gavalas family who lived here during the reign of the Venetians. Gavalochori is four kilometers from the coast at Almirida. It is a very old village with an interesting history explained in the local Folklore Museum. The population is around 350 but this number swells in the summer months as tourists, relatives and visitors arrive.

The village has many shops including two taverns, two cafes, a pastry shop with cafe bar, the village pre-school, a graphic design Studio, bakery, three grocery stores and a handicrafts shop. There are 14 Greek Orthodox churches in and around the village as well as Venetian arches and wells, Roman tombs and an ancient olive oil factory. Many interesting walks exist around the village.

The village of Gavalohori itself has an interesting history - the name comes from the Gavalas family who originally settled here at the time of the Venetian occupation. As well as the wells, there is a Roman cemetery, a variety of Venetian buildings and several churches.


Almyrida ( 15 MINS DRIVE) is a resort located in the Apokoronas region of the northwest coast of the island of Crete, Greece. The village is approximately 25 kilometers from Chania, in Chania regional unit. Traditionally a fishing village Almyrida has a long beach that is popular with families. Wind surfers, kayaks, paddle boats and beach chairs can be rented on the beach. There are many hotels, rental rooms, taverns, bars, snack and cafe bars, gift shops, grocery stores and bakeries, all of which are open late into the night in the tourist season. Almyrida is famous for its delicious food, as well as for the shallow waters, ideal for children.

Kalyves ( 20 mins drive) lies about 20 km east of Chania in the Apokoronas area and is linked with GR-90 (E65). It is on the coast at the entrance of Souda Bay. It essentially consists of one long road, with houses opening directly on to it, with the occasional alley behind. The town is bound on one side by the sea and the other by low hills. On Kastelli Hill, east of the town, are the remains of the fortified settlement Castello Apicorono, identified by some scholars as the site of ancient Ippokoronion, which is thought to have given the Apokoronas region its name. In classical and Byzantine times, Kalives is the likely site of Kissamos, one of the ancient city of Aptera's two harbours.

Kalives is the base of the municipality of Armeni, covering 12 other settlements inland. A short walk out of the village to the west is a collection of stone buildings including a taverna and a chapel known as Koumos built by a local man who spent ten years erecting them. Paths are littered with mosaics, walls stuffed with stones in the shape of fish, snakes and other creatures with rough tables and chairs of stone. Before reaching Kalami village, another beach - 'Kyani Akti' is hidden behind fields of bamboo.

Kalyves is a pretty seaside village in the area of Apokoronas in Chania, on Souda Bay, 19 km east of Chania. Kalyves is one of the resorts on Cape Drapanos, along with Almyrida and Plaka, which are famous for their lovely beaches but also their intensive building development. Thousands of British people visit Kalyves every year, not just on holiday but also to buy land and summer villas.pokoronas is one of the most beautiful and greenest parts of West Crete. Here you will find woods, large areas of cultivated land, mountains and hills with small settlements and beautiful, picturesque villages, all well worth visiting for a taste of Cretan nature and traditional Cretan architecture.