: Chania International Airport
Gavalohori is a large old village with particularly interesting and well-preserved folk architecture. It is situated just 4 km south of the village of Almirida and was named after the Byzantine family Gavalodon who lived there in about 1200 AD. Many of the houses have been renovated in traditional fashion and the village has a pleasant air of both rural charm and prosperity. It is built in a valley overgrown with olive trees, carob trees and vineyards. In this officially protected, traditional village a lot of interesting buildings can be found, such as the 18th century two-room, arched olive oil press, the temples of Panagia and Agios Sergios, the old school and many residences.
Visitors can also find the unique historical and folklore museum of the prefecture of Chania, organized by the Ministry of Culture, filled with a wealth of displays of folk life. The building of the museum of Gavalochori constitutes of a characteristic manifestation of the local architecture.