About the property
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Luxury Villa with 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, Sleeps 7, 3km to beach
Villa Aphrodite is a stone built villa in the traditional village of Gavalochori, 25km east of Chania Crete. Its unique architectural style is combined with modern facilities in order to provide an ideal environment for your holiday. Villa Aphrodite is completely autonomous with 250 m2 of living space on a 650 m2 plot of land. It offers complete privacy with its own parking space for one vehicle, private garden and pool. The villa can accommodate up to 7 guests (with the addition of one cot in one of the twin bedrooms).
The villa is 100m from supermarket, bakery, coffe shop and restaurants.
Free WiFi coverage throughout the villa.
Beach towels are provided.
The pool operates from March 1 to October 30
Cleaning Service: Price includes daily maid service (bathrooms and bedrooms only), change of towels and linen twice weekly (more often if requested) and general cleaning once weekly.
Catering Service, groceries delivery: We can arrange for daily delivery to the villa of meals of the finest Greek and local Cretan cuisine. We can also arrange groceries delivery from local supermarkets, butcher shop, fruit stands and bakery.
Long term renting: The villa is available for long term renting at reduced rates during the off season (November to end of March). Please send us your request.
Further comments about the area:
The villa is located on a hillside in the village of Gavalochori in West Crete. Gavalohori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokoron region about 3km inland from the coastal village of Almirida. Its location is 25 km east of Chania which takes about 20 minutes drive along the National Road. Gavalochori is an old historical village with approximately 500 residents which has retained its color and way of life. Several family run tavernas offer the visitor tasty dishes of Cretan cuisine. Near the small village square and within walking distance from the villa there is a coffee shop, a bakery, a mini mart, two tavernas and the Folk Art Museum. The surrounding area has several beautiful nature paths for walking or biking which lead either towards the sea or towards the White mountains. The coastal village of Almirida is less than 10 minutes driving distance. In Almirida you may find all basic facilities, such as a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bakery, ATM, gas station and taxi service. It has a wonderful sandy beach with crystal clear water and a shallow section particularly suitable for small kids. This Blue Flag rated beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas and sea sports services. There are several sea side tavernas and bars offering exquisite sea food and night entertainment. The large town of Chania of course offers the visitor a wider range of choices for shopping, dining and night life mostly centered around the old Venetian port. Some interesting monuments in Chania town are the covered Municipal Market, the Venetian fortifications, the Egyptian Lighthouse, the Synagogue, the Fortress of Firkas, the Mosque of Giali Tzamisi, the Arsenals, and the Othrodox Cathedral.
The villa can be used as a base for visiting several points of interest in the area:
3km to nearest beach of Almirida
10km to the exquisite beach of Georgoupolis and Kournas lake
25km to Chania town for shopping and night life
15km to seaside village of Kalives
20km to port of Souda
45km to Chania airport (code CHQ)
60km to Rethimno town
150km to Heraklion airport (code HER)
45km to the west coast beaches of Falassarna, Gramvousa and Balos
70km to south coast beaches of Elafonissi, Paleohora and Sougia
60km to Omalos Plateau and starting point of the Samaria Gorge
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great villa in a lovely spot!
Lovely villa, with great views overlooking Gavalohori village and the mountains beyond. Very pleasant outdoor pool area and also an outdoor dining area on the balcony. Plenty of living space indoors. The villa is only a 2-3 minute walk from the village centre where you will find a few good restaurants, small supermarkets, a bakery and coffee shops. The beach at Almyrida is only about 3k away.
If you're looking to sample real life in Crete, Gavalohori is not a tourist village. It's a real working village. Very peaceful!
Christos was very helpful with the arrangements. NB: You really will need a car if you are staying here.
Aphrodite the Goddess how appropriate for such a beautiful Villa. The location and views are stunning. Gavalochori is a beautiful very much alive Village with a Taverna which we used even twice a day for superb food and the staff make you feel so welcome and part of a community. The village shops are well stocked and so hospitable. Our Housekeeper Froso was amazing and could not do enough for us. The Villa had everything you could possibly need and the Pool was fantastic. Would highly recommend the Villa and the area for a perfect holiday.
Lovely villa with glorious views in friendly village
Perfect location for an adult family holiday. Spacious villa with excellent facilities. Close to village shops and really good tavernas. Would definitely return.
Thank you for selecting villa Aphrodite for your holidays. It was a pleasure hosting your family!
We stayed at Villa Aphrodite at the end of August - beginning of September. A great location for the peace and quiet needed for a relaxing holiday but only a short drive to the beach.
The 5 minute morning walk to the village bakery for fresh bread was a great way to get the day started and the village offered a couple of restaurants, bars and shops which had everything that you could need.
The villa was spacious, very clean and had a great layout. Breakfast, lunch or dinner on the balcony with views over the village and valley.
We would absolutely visit again If I was not set on seeing the rest of the world!
Very happy to have you as guests! Good travels to the rest of the world!
Fabulous fortnight in a lovely villa in an authentic Cretian village!
Lovely villa which was spacious, comfortable and cool. We were met and looked after by a lovely housekeeper and the villa and pool was kept clean and tidy. We loved the little village of Gavalachori which had some lovey eateries. Nearby beaches and towns were also a delight. A great relaxing holiday for our family of 5.
Great pleasure to serve you and your family!
Villa Aphrodite, June 2009
Villa Aphrodite was exactly what they promised. Customer service was good and friendly, and the property was well-maintained and in good condition. The pool area was great especially for adults. For the kids the pool may be too deep and there was no grass or space to play. Also a lot of stairs. We rented a car and I recommend it for others too. The nearest beach, Almyrida, is not in walking-distance. Gavalohori was a quiet but friendly village with a couple of tavernas and markets.
If you are looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to spend a week or a two, this could be your choice. At least we liked it.
Gavalochori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokoron region about 3km inland from the coastal village of Almirida. Gavalochori is an old historical village with approximately 500 residents. It is a typical Cretan village with a small square where a coffee shop, a bakery, a mini mart, two tavernas and other convenient stores can be found. Several narrow streets branch off its center and one could wander through several interesting sections of this officially protected village. Stone built houses with lovely backyards full of colorful flowers can be found . A lot of interesting buildings can be seen, such as the 18th century two-roomed, arched olive oil press, the temples of Panagia and Agios Sergios, the old school, and the historical folk art museum. Within a short distance (5km) from tranquil Gavalochori one can drive to Almirida, a picturesque coastal village. You may dine there in one of several seaside tavernas or relax sipping your drink by a bar during sunset.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
GENERAL NOTES FOR RENTAL RATES • We accept payment by bank wire or credit card or Paypal • Prices include VAT and all expenses such as electricity and internet service. • No security deposit against damages is required. • 50% down payment with balance 60 days prior to arrival • Check In/out : 15.00 hrs, 12.00 hrs