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Aphrodite - Luxury Villa - Private Pool - Maid Service - Sleeps 7

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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Gavalohori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Master bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , En suite to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Common to twin bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , A baby crib can be added
    Twin bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , A baby crib can be added
    Twin bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , A cot can be added to accommodate a 3rd person
  • The master bedroom has ensuite bathroom equipped with bathtub with hydromassage. A cot can be added in one of the twin bedrooms to accommodate an extra person. All bedrooms are equipped with TV, satellite receiver and DVD player. Satellite TV can be used only with free channels.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pool size is 14m x 3m. A crib and high chair is provided for infants. A computer with internet connection is provided. Free WiFI access.


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Aphrodite - Luxury Villa - Private Pool - Maid Service - Sleeps 7
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa with glorious views in friendly village

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for an adult family holiday. Spacious villa with excellent facilities. Close to village shops and really good tavernas. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting villa Aphrodite for your holidays. It was a pleasure hosting your family!
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to have you as guests! Good travels to the rest of the world!
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Fabulous fortnight in a lovely villa in an authentic Cretian village!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great pleasure to serve you and your family!
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Villa Aphrodite, June 2009

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Extra Great

  • 5 of 5


I had a 10 days ta with kid and wife in August 2008. :)

Just to tell we had an great vacation at this Villa.

Everything was just great.

For exemple, when we arrived at 22h30 at the villa, a staff was waiting us with great food softs and wine...

If you are waiting from your holidays a certain "niveau" you will found it there.

The place in it self is super located at the top of a small village, the people who manage the villa are so kind and friendly.

The village is a real typical Cretian village.

No noice, unbeliavable view with the mountains in back view, super pool, great food (you can order).

What can I say more ....

I'm booking for this spring :)

with kid, wife, father, mother, and cousins...

In one word, if you need a relax and luxury Cretian stay.

Don't hesitate to book one of this villas.




  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christos Skalkos
Member since: 2005
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, greek
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Chania airport (Daskalogiannis)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
150 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Chania - Rethimno highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


• 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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