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Large 10m by 4.5m pool, Mountains views , 300m from Gavalochori

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Wonderful peaceful setting in olive groves with great views. 400m to village

Imagine yourself sitting by the pool sipping coffee or tea with nothing to disturb you except the butterflies and a soft warm breeze. , Look up and see the magnificent White Mountains in the distance and the olive trees surrounding you

Delightful and relaxing.

You can enjoy all this here at Villa Ariadne.

Situated on a country lane on a small ridge between olive groves easily accessed by a normal car --4 wheel drive not needed at all.

Only 400 metres from the centre of Gavalochori village

IDYLLIC place to stay for your holiday and to live too.

Families and children welcome

NO events

NO long term renters.

FREE WiFi in the villa


** Large family sized liner pool 10 metres by 4.5 metres with roman steps and NO ladders to negotiate.

*** Shallow end 1.2 m and deep end 1.7 m with 1.2 metre ledge all the way around the pool.

*** Pool faces SOUTH and is in the sun ALL DAY

*** NO slippery tiles around the pool

*** Mature gardens with olive trees flowers bushes and palm trees plus butterflies


*** Two couples can share the house as there are bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor

**** 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

*** Not situated on a development

*** Comfortable and airy - clean and bright

**** Great views all round

*** Balconies face west for those wonderful cretan sunsets

*** 8 minutes walk to 3 great tavernas in the village the nearest one is 6 minutes. Walking at night with a torch for guidance is wonderful - you could steer by the stars

** Great views of The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori)

** 8 minute drive to beach at Almerida


** Secluded setting among the ancient olives groves

** 100 metres square accomodation plus 3 , balconies and covered verandah

** 1 double bedroom upstairs with balcony .

Living room kitchen/ diner , shower room and balcony with great views of the mountains and open countryside

** 2 twin bedrooms on ground floor with verandah and or balcony plus large family bathroom

** 2 couples can share villa as there are bedrooms and bathrooms on both floors so extra privacy is available

** Situated on unmade road which is graded and suitable for normal cars.

** Car recommended NOT essential.walk to village in 8 minutes

** Mature gardens. olive trees. fruit trees, bushes and flowers birds and lizards

** Covered seating area by pool plus patio and shaded area under olive tree

*** Table and chairs on upstairs balcony

*** Table and 6 chairs on downstairs verandah

*** Table and chairs outside in garden under old olive tree


* Open countryside and the White mountains in the background including views over the olive groves

* Plot 2000 metres square and not on development

** No neighbours except owners villa separated by double carport . The villas face in opposite directions too!

** Villa not overlooked and faces west for sunsets


3 ATMs in Almerida and 1 in Vamos 3 in Kalives


*************** FREE WIFI

** Full air conditioning included

** Automated electric gate entry

** Concrete and tiled carport keeps your car cool plus parking

** Deposit box

** Hairdryers in each bathroom

** Pool towels

** Dishwasher

** BBQ Charcoal

** NEW Rain shower in shower room

** Floor Fan


Set in ancient olive groves for a relaxing and peaceful holiday Villa Ariadne offers luxury and comfort.

The villa is light and airy and all rooms are double aspect so that you can enjoy the lovely views.

There are three balconies two upstairs and one downstairs and a large covered verandah is on the ground floor facing the magnificent White Mountains

You will find all the comforts of home to enjoy in a relaxing and peaceful environment. Fully air-conditioned.

Your own electric gate for access and use of shared double carport.

The villa is situated in olive groves and not on a development on a quiet lane but within easy walking distance of the village - 8 minutes to the village square

A large 10m by 4.5m pool for all the family to enjoy has easy access wide Roman steps and no ladders.

Villa Ariadne is a comfortable light and airy detached villa.

All balconies have stunning views of the White Mountains and the open countryside. There is full air conditioning included in the price.

The gardens, carport and pool are on the same level around the house making it easy for access.

There are 3 steps up to the front door and three from the verandah to the patio and paths around the villa

The open plan lounge and kitchen/diner are upstairs with two balconies.

On the first floor you will also find the master bedroom with luxury king size divan bed ,fully fitted wardrobes, mirror, dressing table, voiles and french doors to a balcony.

The upstairs shower room has a newly fitted rain shower 200mm in size and an english glass shower cabinet with 900mm ceramic shower tray .

The two twin-bedded bedrooms are downstairs and have a large terrace and/or balcony and a large family bathroom tiled in blue and white with a bath/shower.

This arrangement is ideal for families or couples sharing who require some privacy as they can sleep on separate floors.

The washing machine is downstairs under the stairs

Windows and doors are double glazed with shutters in white aluminium.

The lane to the villa is a quiet one and leads to Gavalohori Square in 8 minutes on foot. It is driveable with normal car and no 4*4 required.

There is large covered area having a tiled roof with a table and chairs at one end of the pool and an open patio at the other end with 2 parasols.

A gravelled area with a stone seating area around an ancient olive tree provides shade and extra seating/ dining area and a place to relax away from the pool. There is also a table and chairs on the back verandah and the same arrangement upstairs off the living room.

FREE welcome basket includes wine water OJ eggs biscuits tea coffee sugar, loo rolls, tissues and liquid hand soap. A bottle of our estate organic extra virgin olive oil is also included.

Outdoor pool shower,

Mature gardens with palm trees olive trees, shrubs and flowers, patios, shaded area.

Electric gated entrance with a tiled roof carport for keeping your car cool in the heat of the summer.

The owner gives EXCLUSIVE use of the swimming pool to guests during their holiday as owner does not use the pool when guests are in residence.The owner live in the adjacent villa and happy to give help and support to guests, if required : Please note that the owner leaves guests to enjoy their stay at all times without interference but is very happy to chat or give ideas of where to go and where to eat out.

Also there are no immediate neighbours or other villas to overlook the villas or the pool. The grounds are just under 1 acre in size and fully fenced and stone wall to the front of the property.


Close by is the charming and friendly village of Gavalochori which has three tavernas including Arismari and Monica's and Niko's, a bakery and two mini markets..


Folk Museum an ancient Olive Mill with beautiful Cretan arches and interesting Greek churches. Roman wells can also be found above the village. Lovely walks


The beaches at Almerida 4 km and Kalives 8km are inviting with ample choice of restaurants, coffee shops and bars for your supermarkets and green grocers and butcher shops.


By making a booking with us, you are accepting that you will replace or pay for any breakages or damage caused in the property during the rental period and that the property will be left in good condition.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Some German and French understood
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

Why Penny chose Apokoronos

If you enjoy a quiet country location surrounded by olive groves this is the place for you- away from the hustle and bustle of the coast. All amenities are very close by.

All guests enjoy the villa for this reason

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful, no close neighbours,

Delightful detached villa.

Not on a development

Situated up a little used unmade country lane In the olive groves

Stunning views over the countryside and White Mountains

Peaceful comfortable and secluded surrounded by olive trees.

8 minutes walk to village and 3 great tavernas and shops plus bakery

SOUTH facing Pool 10m by 4.5 m with Large roman steps and NO ladders and is in the sun all day

Great views of the Mountains.

Set amongst ancient olive groves in great location but still only 8 minute walk to the village and 3 tavernas and bakery and 3 small supermarkets.


Apokoronos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large downstairs bathroom 3 metres by 1.65 metres
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 90cm shower tray. Rain shower & glass surround
  • Two Hairdryers are provided. The ground floor bathroom has a bath with shower attachment plus shower curtain. The first floor bathroom has a huge 900mm shower tray ( most unusual here in Crete) with 200mm round rain shower and glass shower cabinet There are mosquito nets on the windows. Tissues and liquid soap are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • FIRST FLOOR * The main bedroom has a kingsize 150cm wide bed with top of the range mattress. * Built in wardrobes with plenty of storage ,vanity unit and mirror * Dual aspect with a window and french doors giving fabulous views of the White Mountains which are covered in snow from November till the end of May. *Views of olive groves and the fantastic countryside. *The shower room adjacant to the bedroom has a rain shower and glass shower cabinet with 900 cm tray,Toilet and wash basin. GROUND FLOOR BEDROOMS *Two bedrooms have 2 single hand crafted pine beds, bedside tables,a double wardrobe chair, mirror and bedside rugs. If a very large double bed is preferred please ask * Each room has doors to a large verandah with views over the garden olive grove and white mountains *One room has a private balcony, overlooking the garden and wonderful view of the White Mountains * Shared large full size bathroom with bath/shower, basin ,cupboard and toilet
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
*Full length mirror in hall. Pool towels provided and are not for beach use There are 6 sunloungers and chairs . *A Hardwood table and chairs are provided on the first floor balcony adjacent to the living room -wonderful for dining al -fresco and enjoying the sunsets. . * Please note the pool is not gated and all children should be supervised at all times ***The owner live next door and are pleased to help with any queries or just for a chat, otherwise guests are left to enjoy themselves without any interference. Owner does not use pool or gardens when guests in residence other than cleaning the pool or some gardening. EOT tourist number MHTE 10 42 K 123K2548401


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Large 10m by 4.5m pool, Mountains views , 300m from Gavalochori
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

The Luxury of your own Private Pool

  • 4 of 5

Villa Ariadne is very private with wonderful views of the White Mountains. We have known Gavalachori for over 20 years and it is a perfect central location for Georgeopolis, Kalives, Almerida and Chania market on a Saturday morning. Visit Kissamos for a traditional fish restaurant and up to Falassarna for honey raki and wonderful swimming. You need a car!

Ariadne has a good kitchen and a BBQ in the garden - get your meat from the brilliant butcher in Kalives.

The property is a 10 to 15 minute walk to the village, mainly along a rough farmyard track which is very dark at night. Good tavernas with friendly staff.

Overall, a good place to stay, clean, well-

maintained and very private.

We may well return at some future date.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of my villa. I think presentation is very important and is based upon how I would like a villa to be. It is indeed well placed for visiting many places. The country lane is an agricultural road which is rarely used and a torch is always necessary unless of course there is a full moon when it becomes very magical amongst the olive trees bordering the lane. Steer by the stars!! The situation is very tranquil and private and just what is what is required to get away from it all but not so far from great tavernas in the village , nearby villages and the beaches.
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many a villa on the beautiful island of Crete and Villa Ariadne is up there with the best of them.

Situated in a quiet country location so stunning views, yet within a 10 minute stroll along a dusty track to the village of Gavalochori which has a couple of superb tavernas. We found this a really enjoyable bonus with this villa.

The villa itself was very clean and equipped with all that was needed plus, the beds and pillows were really comfy so took no getting used to which must be a first !! Penny the owner also did a very thorough clean of the villa during our stay.

We all enjoyed the large pool and was particularly impressed with the wide, non slip steps into it. No dodgy metal ladders to negotiate plus there was a shallow ledge even in the deeper end. The pool is surrounded by pretty gardens which attracts lots of butterflies.

The beach at Almyrida is just a 10 minute drive away and so to is the village of Douliana which also has a great taverna.

Penny was on hand if we needed her but otherwise we were completely left to enjoy our holiday. We have no hesitation in recommending.

The Freeman family & The Buzwells.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, stunning location, lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. The photos just do not do it justice! Immaculately clean with lots of thoughtful touches - especially things like bread, milk, wine and loo rolls! Great rural location within walking distance (with a torch at night) of a couple of fantastic tavernas in the beautiful picturesque village of Gavalochori.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danke für den schönen Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Es war ein sehr schöner Super Urlaub.

Die Villa war sehr schön, es hat an nicht gefehlt.

Super schöne Lage und toller Pool.

Wenn wir Fragen oder Wünsche hatten war Penny stehts zur stelle.

Wir werden mit sicherheit die villa nochmals Mieten.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as described and expected but more so

  • 5 of 5

Just two of us stayed for a week. We felt guilty and not having two more to share the lovely experience! The property is immaculate and well kitted out. We enjoyed drinks and breakfasts on the upper terrace and downstairs in the shaded part of the very private garden. Chania Airport was easy and the owner's most precise directions got us to the villa without a hitch, even in the dark, in 40 minutes. It is in a charming location just outside the village, but not too remote, along a virtually unused track. The walk through the Olive groves to get to the two tavernas was a genuine leisurely 11minutes and a part of our holiday which we really enjoyed every day. It is quiet here, we weren't aware of any midges or mosquitoes. There was no passing traffic. We drank the local wine, sampled the local olive oil and enjoyed the local food. If possible shop before arriving, Penny the owner will have told you where; we were just too late. It is a good base from which to explore this part of Crete, with beaches, noisier towns, delightful old villages, archeological sites etc all never too far away.

The satellite TV is not what one might expect at home but then we never switched it on. Also there is no WiFi, but again it was little bother as every taverna and even some entire town areas all offered free WiFi. Mobile phone reception was very good. Everyone including the owner here were very friendly and we would certainly recommend it to like-minded travelers.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Family of four spent two weeks in this great villa. The kids loved the pool and the location is great since it is just a 10 minute walk down to the village and a 15 minute drive to the beaches. A rental car is probably needed though.


  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
National Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Choice of three in Gavalochori
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The backdrop of the White Mountains the olive groves and hilltop village of Douliana provide the wonderful scenery from the villa . The local village of Gavalohori has three tavernas, - the womens lace co-operative, three small supermarkets and a bakery and it is a lovely traditional Greek village with friendly people

Watersports are available at Almirida beach. Scuba diving in Almerida. Horseriding in Georgeoupoli.

There are many walks in the area to enjoy plus plenty of wildlife. The sandy beaches at Almirida and Kalives are nearby and have all facilities of tavernas coffee bars, beach bars supermarkets, chemists. Nightlife can be found in Almerida with its numerous bars, Greek tavernas english run restaurants and cafes.

Enjoy Chania with its Venetian Harbour and wonderful old side streets for a coffee or meal.. There are museums, a superb indoor market and many shops to browse in. A beautiful city with a great buzz and numerous coffee shops to sit and watch the world go by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $68.97
Stay tax $1.24 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

you can contact us on skype or by phone us to set your mind at ease.

The villa is available from 4pm on day of arrival until on your departure day.
If needed other times can be arranged. Please contact.

The owner reserves the right to amend rates advertised as necessary,

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.

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