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Quiet, relaxing flat, with pool surrounded by olive trees, great mountain views

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quiet one-b/room flat, Gavalochori-Chania. Pool, great mountain views, sleeps 4

(A3) Fully furnished one-bedroom apartment , in a small, quiet complex in the historical village of Gavalochori, 30 minutes drive from Chania. Ideal for a couple but two more can sleep on comfortable double sofa-bed in the lounge. The flat has a covered veranda looking onto the secluded mature gardens and landscaped pool but also onto the spectacular White Mountains just beyond. Surrounded by flowers, carob and olive trees in a wonderful rural Mediterranean ambience. 4 minutes walk (350m) from the village square with its traditional coffee shops and tavernas. 6 minutes by car to the famous beach of Almyrida. A perfect location for a relaxing holiday and / or as a launching pad for exploring Crete.

The flat has its own designated parking space.

How to get there:

There are many direct flights to Chania airport 40 minutes away. Alternatively you can fly to Heraklion airport (the main airport of Crete). Heraklion to Gavalochori is about 90 minutes drive. Another option is to get a connecting flight from Athens airport. There are also daily ferries from Piraeus to Souda/Chania port (about 8 hour trip). A car is highly recommended and there are plenty of local car-hiring companies apart from the majors at Chania airport.

More Details

Aris Sacorafos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Aris Sacorafos

I am the original co-developer of the complex that was completed in 2008. I live permanently in Cyprus but I spend most of my summers in Crete looking after Marilena Apartments. I have a holiday home in nearby Vamos village, barely 10 minutes from Gavalochori and Marilena...

Aris Sacorafos purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Aris Sacorafos chose Apokoronos

The complex consists of 9 one-bedroom apartments of which nine have been sold. Of the remaining four my partner owns 2 and I own the remaining two, We have been renting these 4 apartments jointly since 2014 after securing a Greek Tourist Board license. I suppose had it not been for the Greek economic crisis, we would have never converted the remaining apartments into holiday rentals and we would not have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful guests over the last 3 years.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is cool, functional, fitted and equipped with all the requirements for a relaxing holiday. Its main feature is undoubtedly the landscaped swimming pool (12mX3m), with strategically placed loungers under the shade of mature olive trees and amazing views of the White Mountains of Chania District. Usually, in early summer you can still see the snow-covered peaks. One rarely has the chance to swim among olive trees and at the same time stare at the breathtakingly beautiful mountains. At MARILENA APARTMENTS you will find yourselves submerged in a quiet, serene environment though only 350m from the village square. The apartment has a covered veranda overlooking the pool, where visitors tend to leisurely spend a lot of their time, enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner or just sitting around enjoying a book and a drink between dips in the swimming pool. Alternatively, the well-known but generally uncrowded beaches of Almyrida and Kalyves are less than 10 minutes away. The centre of the preservation village of Gavalochori is full of excellent little tavernas, close enough to walk to but far enough not to be noisy. If you are the exploring type, Gavalochori is pretty much in the middle of most well-known sightseeing spots, making these easily accessible within short driving time particularly during the busy summer season.


Apokoronos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, wc and wash basin in mosaic tile design.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Spacious room with double bed and ample wardrobe space.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Quiet, relaxing flat, with pool surrounded by olive trees, great mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

perfect place for peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

The views on the white mountain range is awsome.. We book a second appartment for my in laws, so we were independant but together most of the time ! Was confortable, practical and very clean. The swiming pool is very pretty and nice to swim in (good lenghand not to deep), and premices are very peacefull, especially with 2 beautiful olive trees giving some shade when you rest..! The village is just below, (3 mn walk) and you can get from the baker and traditianal grocery all what you need. and there are nice taverns and cafés, with entertainment at night . The Gavallichori village is cute, as well as Vamos in the nearby. You need a car or a motorbike to go to the seaside (about just 5km from there), and it is worth visiting the surroundings (Chania, Monasteries, cross the mountain to go to the south coast..). But we were also tempted just to stay and relax at the property, walking in the surroundings.(venetian wells not far..).

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your precise review. I hope to see you soon again
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Gavalochori main square
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Port of Souda
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
National Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Gavalochori main square
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Gavalochori is right in the middle of everything, yet very quiet and secluded. It is a perfect location in close proximity both of renown beaches (Amnyida, Kalyves), as well as mountains (the village is not the foothills of White Mountains. The village is half-way between Chania and Rehtymnon and visits to these towns are highly recommended as both are considered to be among the prettiest of Greece offering many sightseeing highlights (both towns have old quarters within ancient Venitian walls), shopping sprees for local produce and souvenirs, antiquities, museums (both Chania and Rethymnon have verity respectable ancient history, maritime, art and other kinds of museums. Restaurants are plentiful offering the best of Cretean cuisine at excellent value for money. Day trips to Sfakia (South coast), Falaserna and Elafinisi (West coast) are a must and the fit ones may dare descent the Samaria Gorge. Nearby (15km towards Rethymnon) Kournas fresh-water lake is also a must-see.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $122.56

Rates include electricity, linen and towels (including pool/beach towels), pool lounger, wi-fi, parking on site and reasonable cleaning after departure. The rates also include €100 damages deposit payable to and refundable by HOMEAWAY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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