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

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

(A4) 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:
January 10, 2018

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 my Marilena Apartments. I have a holiday home in nearby Vamos village, barely 10 minutes from Gavalochori where MARILENA Apartments are situated...

Aris Sacorafos purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Aris Sacorafos chose Apokoronos

MARILENA Apartments complex consists of 9 one-bedroom apartments of which I currently own 3. I have been renting these apartments since 2014 after securing a Greek Tourist Board license. I suppose had it not been for the Greek economic crisis, I would have never converted my apartments into holiday rentals and I would not have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful guests over the last 4 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
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • 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 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Absolutely The Best

  • 5 of 5

Schon haben wir für 2017 gebucht. Die Wohnung, das Personal, die Lage, die Buchungsmodalitäten sind alle perfekt. Gavalochori ist ein fantastisches historisches Dorf mit sehr wenigen Touristen (und dann nur Tagestouristen passieren). Das Dorf Tavernen und Geschäfte treffen alle Ihre Bedürfnisse. Der Strand ist nur 10 Autominuten entfernt, ist aber eine andere Welt. Die Wohnungen sind sehr ruhig mit den fantastischen Aussichten, auch vom ErdgeschossAlready we have booked for 2017. The apartment, staff, location, the booking arrangements are all perfect. Gavalochori is a fantastic historical village with very few tourists (and then only day trippers passing through). The village tavernas and shops meet all of your needs. The beach is only a 10 minute drive away but is a different World. The flats are very quiet with the most fantastic views, even from ground level.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just a lovely place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice apartment great location and village very is lovely traditional place with good choice of food. Views from apartment stunning

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. I hope you can come back soon and next time I am taking you out to one of my favourite tavernas.
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Appartamento delizioso! Se fosse solo più comodo alle belle spiagge di Creta, sarebbe perfetto....

  • 5 of 5

L'appartamento si trova in un piccolo paese di collina dove comunque non mancano negozi e taverne.

Anche se non comodissimo al mare e alle piú famose spiagge, ci siamo trovati benissimo. Con vista sulla piscina di giorno e sotto cielo stellato da lasciar senza fiato di sera. Il padrone di casa é stato gentile e disponibile: al nostro arrivo ci ha fatto trovare bottiglie fresche in frigo e il necessario per la prima colazione (nonché quello per combattere i possibili mosquitos). L'appartamento era pulito e accogliente, delizioso nella sua semplicità. Ce lo siamo gustato nonostante per la maggior parte del giorno abbiamo visitato Creta. Fantastico fare colazione a bordo piscina e tuffarsi al rientro dal mare! Grazie Aris!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Half-way between Chania and Rethymnon, Gavalochori is ideally situated to take advantage of the highlights of both districts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $122.19

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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