|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Set amongst the trees, overlooking the picturesque village of Gavalahori, large 4 bedroom villa (200m sq.) Light and airy with large living area, picture balcony, huge covered ground floor terrace and separate terraces accessible from each bedroom. Two double & two twin bedrooms, each with own shower room. Can sleep 10 on request. Pool with stunning views overlooking Souda Bay and the mountains. Ideal place to watch the sun go down. Only 35 minutes drive from the airport. Close to family beaches of Almerida and Kalives (10 min. drive) with their water sports and fantastic selection of tavernas. Ideal for large family or two families sharing. Fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and washing machine. Maid service twice per week, welcome pack, details of local tavernas, self catering. Great location for summer or out of season. Fans, central heating, log burning fire. Sit by the fire in winter and discover why they are called the White Mountains!
The villa overlooks the village of Gavalahori which is just over 1km away. A lovely walk downhill, for a refreshing glass of something cool at the village Taverna, but a bit of a hike back up and only for those who are fit. The village has a baker, a couple of kafeneons, three tavernas, a supermarket and a Lace cooperative shop. The village of Vamos is 1km behind the villa and has a number of tavernas, a bank, a bar, gyro (the best!) chemist ,petrol stations and a range of other shops. The nearest beach is Almerida which is 7km (10 min drive) away. Good for kids, sandy, many tavernas and a few bars. Nearest town is Chania , 35 mins drive and worth a visit alone for sitting at the harbourside bars/tavernas in the evening and watching the world go by. For those interested in history, Aptera is 20 mins away, an abandoned town with Greek/Roman/Byzantine ruins.
The villa has a panoramic view, sea to the north, white mountains to the south, sunsets and sunrises that are breathtaking
Currently living in Dubai, we like to escape the heat of the gulf and relax with beautiful scenery, great simple food and warm friendly people.
Alasdare/Fiona purchased this villa in 2005
Peaceful, stunning views of mountains and sea, yet close to villages, beaches and Chania
We have just returned from a lovely 2 week holiday,this property is wonderful, perfectl location for a totally restful holiday.This property has everything you need for a great holiday for all ages. We will be back some time soon.
We stayed here for a week from the 2nd August 2011 , 6 adults and 4 children and had a really lovely, relaxing holiday. The villa is incredibly well furnished and equipped, the pool is lovely and the dining terrace is perfect, with great views to the sea. There is a refreshing cool breeze that blows around the villa keeeping you nice and cool is the summer heat which means that it doesnt matter that there is no air con. We travelled out to Knossos for a day, about a 2 hour drive and ate in Georgiopoulis ( 30 min drive) and also in Chania ( 45 mins) but other than that we stocked up at the Carrefour in Chania and catered for ourselves enjoying lovely long evenings on the terrace. The drive up to the villa was a slight challenge to the rental cars but then again so are many of the roads in Crete so this wasnt a problem specific to the villa. I cant recommmend this villa enough and we would definitely consider a return at some stage to explore the area further as we didnt really spend any time in the immediate locality which we would have done if we had spent longer there. On arrival we were made very welcome by Angela and Dennis even though we arrived very late at night and nothing was too much trouble. The villa represents fantastic value for money and we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
We've just returned from Crete after having a wonderful holiday at Villa Agavanos. This holiday was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for two families from different sides of the globe: UK and NZ, to get together for a break before the kids grow up and fly the nest. The villa was perfect for two families: plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms - ideal for teenage kids who want to have their own space! The views over Souda Bay are amazing, and we absolutely loved the tranquility. Waking up to the silence of the mountain was fantastic, with the odd tinkle from the goats' bells. The villa is a real home-from-home with everything you could possibly need, including a Weber BBQ which we made the most of. The villa is very clean and well maintained, and looked after by a lovely English couple. Its two fantastic balconies provide plenty of outside space for relaxation, group meals, and star gazing. We made the most of the pool, which provided our teenage 'national level' swimmers with plenty of water to splash around in. We all felt the villa gave us the best of both worlds being only a 10 minute drive from the beach and nearest resorts of Kalives, Almirida and Georgiopoli where there are plenty of shops/tavernas. Unfortunately it was a wee bit too far to walk into the nearest village in the heat, so we drove instead. The villa's location is excellent as its quick to get to the national highway which runs all the way along the island so its easy to go sightseeing and explore the White Mountains. Chania is a 30 minute drive away, and is well worth a visit, as is Rethymon. We would strongly recommend the villa to anyone who wants to see the real Crete, but with easy access to the more touristy areas. We certainly have lots of wonderful memories to treasure, and completely fell in love with Crete and the villa. So we look forward to being able to return to Villa Agavanos before too long.
Just returned from 2 weeks at villa agavanos had a fantastic time,the villa is huge and plenty of space for our family of 6.The village of vamos is not to far away and the locals really friendly, the pool was a good size and very clean.We loved the views and there was always something new to look at.Our neighbours were the goats and sheep.The bakery in Vamos sells wonderful bread for breakfast and the fish monger great produce.The accomadation was great and had everything to make our stay relaxing and stressfree which is my idea of a holiday.
We were wonderfully impressed with this well planned and designed villa. There was everything we needed with an unexpectedly impressive library of books and DVDs. It was tempting not to explore the Island as staying in the villa was so comfortable and serene.
Without hesitation I would recommend this villa to friends. It is generously sized and immaculately maintained with stunning views, and without doubt one of the best villas we have ever stayed in.
This is the most amazing place, the light and space is spectacular. The villla throughout is at the highest standard, everything has been considered to create a home away from home.
The light and space of the villa's terraces are so relaxing and soothing after the heat of the day, the perfect place to kick back and chill with an iced drink while taking in the breathtaking sweep of the bay. I am not often lost for words but the panoramic 360 views left me speechless.
You can button down the hatches with friends and family spending lazy relaxing days by the pool/taking meals on the terrace, watch the stars at night ( the first floor terrace has a open topped pagoda which gives the effect of being in your own observatory) or take the short journey to the small villages and beachside haunts for authenic food and wine.
Personally I could have stayed much longer if not forever. I would highly recommend this Villa to anyone looking for a truly first class holiday experience.
Close to the sandy beaches of Amerida and Kalives with their watersports. Situated in the Apokoronas region with its many historical attractions, including the roman ruins at Aptera. 35 minutes drive from the main town of Chania with its beautiful Venetian buildings and harbour. For those that enjoy walking, Samarian and Imbros gorges easily within reach by car. Lake Kournos, the only natural lake on the island is less than 25 minutes away with its wildlife including terrapins. The house is set on its own in the trees with buzzards and eagles frequently seen, along with the occasional hedghog that comes to drink at the pool in the evening. Great selection of tavernas locally in Gavalohori, (1.5km) Vamos (1km), Almerida (7km) and Kalives (7km). Easily reached from the main East-West highway. Great position to explore other parts of the island from including the south coast and the Minoan ruins at Knossos. Supermarkets, bank, pharmacy, baker, fishmonger, butcher & other shops in nearby.
Other Activities: go-karts, bowling
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Notes||Changeover dates are flexible. Duration of stays may be flexible, ie short stays, says of 10 days, 18 days etc.The booking is not accepted until the deposit is received.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.