Gavalohori Estate

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids

Experience a stay like no other in Crete in the enchanting Gavalahori Estate. Three cottages sit across grounds embedded in history and culture, all of which present the features you can expect in any holiday home!
The estate boasts a rustic yet elegant theme throughout both its interiors and across its grounds. Restoration of a two-hundred and fifty-year-old olive oil press only serves to highlight the natural and sacred ambience felt as you stroll through the grounds and gather in the cottages. The three cottages house between two to four guests each and the lounge, kitchen and garden area are shared, so guest will feel as if they are in a resort given the exclusivity and beauty each cottage offers on Gavalahori Estate!
The first cottage offers accommodation for up to four people across two floors. Downstairs, guests will find a gorgeously designed double bed and table, with a fireplace to keep up the rustic consistency apparent throughout. Complete your revitalisation in the bathroom on the ground floor! Upstairs another two further single beds are offered.
The second cottage offers another two floors and is the most spacious of all the cottages. Sleep upstairs or downstairs as both floors offer individual king-size beds with the cottage bathroom located downstairs. Upstairs this truly delightful cottage offers a spacious level that offers sofas and cushioned seating alongside the kingsize bed. Fantastic décor across this loft-style level helps add vibrancy to the natural cottage, and a terrace makes for a great place to enjoy morning or evening beverages as you gaze across forests and mountains!
The last cottage is single-storey, meaning it can accommodate those with mobility issues! Further beds can also be provided here, and the king-size bed will help guests drift off into a snug snooze, the fireplace providing a touch of magic and warmth to this wood and stone dwelling!
Guests will share the lounge area, and this helps moments spent here together feel that much more magical, especially given the exclusivity separate cottages provide! Kick-back before or after days of exploration at the warmth of the fireplace whilst you watch television or leave it on for some background noise whilst you chatter away! The kitchen is fully equipped and can accommodate the creation of delectable dishes and this can all be served indoors on a beautiful and sleek designed round table around architecture to make the family feel as if they are dining as medieval royalty!
Outside the true blend of country settings and sophistication is truly showcased! Step into the luxurious and bliss providing, outdoor pool. Finished with lights shaped like candles and providing steps for simple access, the pool is large enough to accommodate the whole family! Why not dry off on the sun-loungers or simply kick back in the lovely Crete climate! The area behind the pool has been laid out for ultimate relaxation, with a sofa laden gazebo and intimate table and chairs and sofas, perfect for alfresco feasting during days and nights! An abundance of olive, walnuts, pomegranates and fruit trees adorn the estate and provide fragrances to delight the senses and odes to days of old such as the olive press, main entrance, the stone openings, the interior patio, the traditional exterior oven have all been expertly restored and preserved to embolden the centuries-old beginnings of the Gavalahori Estate!

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What you should know…

  • The Gavalahori Estate sits in humble countryside settings so to fully explore, we recommend a car rental
  • Guests will be pleased to know that the estate comes with daily housekeeping and a reception, where you can hire cars, order food to the cottages, book restaurants, things to do and much more!
  • For bookings in winter months for dates up until 31st March, at least 5 days notice is required to prepare the house.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Ground Floor Bed & Bath

The Villa

Gavalohori Estate is comprised of three separate villas which share a delightful garden, swimming pool and dining area. Together, the three villas can accommodate up to 10 people.

Cottage I

- Double built-in bed
- Twin bedroom (on mezzanine room)
- Bathroom with shower
- Writing desk and fireplace

Cottage II
- King-size bed
- Bathroom with shower
- Writing desk and fireplace
- Wheelchair accessible

Cottage III
- King-size bed with bathroom and bath tub on the ground floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and bathroom with shower

Shared house
- Lounge and dining area
- Kitchen

Exterior Grounds
- Swimming pool (14x4m - 1.20-160m depth)
- Sun loungers
- Shaded pergola
- Seating for alfresco dining
- Large garden
Additional features
- Air-conditioning
- Hairdryers
- Branded bathroom amenities
- Safety deposit box
- Pre-stocked in-room bar
- Wi-Fi
- Baby cot
- Pool towels
- Private parking
- Mosquito nets
- Portable barbecue
- Hair dryer
- Dishwasher


About the surrounding area of Gavalohori Estate
<1hr to Airport
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Shrouded in mythology and history, this gateway to three continents will serve to tantalise the senses as delicious cuisines, breathtaking land and seascapes alongside a multitude of both exhilarating and relaxing activities will captivate you in the island of Crete.
Start with a trip to the seas that surround the island, with a journey to the shores closest to you! Visit the pebble bays of Ompros Gialos. Famed for its diving possibilities, guests can explore the caves that are accessible from the bay!
There are beaches galore along the coast of this impressive island, so for a public beach offering the amenities to keep your hunger and thirst at bay as well as offering sun-loungers and parasols, you can visit Golden Beach, just a thirty-minute drive away. Not only can you sunbathe on the sandy shore and splash in the clear and cooling sea, but guests are also offered water-sports to ramp up their entertainment!
Exhilarating activities such as paragliding and bungee jumping are also possible on this small yet fun-packed island, so make sure you try one or both if you are a true adrenaline junkie! The bungee point at Liquid Bungee, which is located on the south of the island offers Europes second-highest jump point!
Immerse yourself in the mythology that Crete has inspired in the BC ages which have been carried through time and all corners of the world. Knossos is a great place to start, immersed in rich tales and legends of Greek mythology and offering ruins; both left preserved or partially rebuilt to showcase magnificent palaces and ancient architecture. Knossos is said to be home to King Minos and the legendary tale of the Minotaur!
A trip the Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete will help nature lovers and those looking for the idyllic bliss nature provides satisfy their desires and provide unforgettable and up-close and personal encounters with a variety of both rare and indigenous wildlife and fauna. Alongside the enchanting lands, a restaurant serves traditional and authentic Greek cuisine, cooked from the herbs, fruits and vegetables that grow on the lands!

Read more about Chania

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport

(35 km)

Nearest Village Gavalohori

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Chania

(28 km)

Nearest Restaurant Gavalianos Kafenes Monica's Tavern

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Captain Jack

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Almirida Beach

(5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermarket Village

(4.9 km)


Head to the West side of Crete to find some of the best beaches and most charming villages in the island. Indulge yourself by visiting the unique Balos lagoon and jumping into its turquoise waters, or have a truly Cretan dining experience in one of the many tavernas by the sea and taste the delicious seafood on offer.

Find more about Chania and the rest of the Southernmost island in Greece with our travel guide below.

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How to reach Chania

There are two ways to reach Chania: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane:
Chania Airport (CHQ) is only a 20 minutes ride away from central Chania. During the summer months, frequents overseas and domestic flights are performed. In most of the cases, there are available buses that connect Chania city and most of the villas. You can also hire a car from one of the many rental companies at the airport, or alternatively get a taxi to bring you right to your doorstep.

By ferry:
If you choose to do an island-hopping trip and use the ferry as a method of transportation, then the closest port is in Souda, only 8km from the centre of Chania. Only ferries from Piraeus in Athens or Heraklion in Crete. Heraklion port has a wider choice: you can also take a ferry from other Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Paros, but you will have to take a longer bus ride to reach your villa. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Introduce your children to the freedom that acres of countryside settings afford! Let them play and frolic under the scents of a range of herbs, fruits and plants that cover the estate and grow within its lush grounds! Individual cottages enhance the grandeur of this rustic escape, so kids will feel as if they are in their very own private dwelling if they sleep in a cottage separate to their guardians and parents. The cottages feature intimate features such as fireplaces, adding a tender touch to evenings spent together! The decorum and design of the dining table are both unique and elegant and shaped in a round formation, giving unforgettable ancient Greek dining settings!
Step into the momentous garden and kids and families can find they will be able to relax or have fun! The pool offers the latter, where both entertainment and relief from the heat will keep the family outdoors for hours! The ample spaces and gazebos mean children can play on soft grass barefoot or simply recline in the sun on seats and sofas!
The beach will be a sure spot to keep the entire family entertained and feed into your children's mythical curiosity with a trip to Elafonsi Beach. With pink sands and beautiful calm, transparent seas that are gentle enough for even babies to play in, children will be amazed at this rare and fabulous scene! The bar on the beach offers refreshments also!
For a beach offering a variety of restaurants and bars as well as a town full of things to do and see head over to the Panormo Beaches. More beautiful shores and gentle waters make this a treat for the family and the beauty of the landscape along with the scenic village alongside make this a spot a must-visit!
Exploration of the archaeology and ruins of the ancient lands will help add to the adventure and legendary stories that this island boasts! Visit any ancient sites and places which are steeped in tales and myths, such as the Ideon and Dikteon Caves, said to be the birthplace of Zeus!

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Daily Housekeeeping
  • Pool Maintenance Twice a Week

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time 14:00 pm
Departure time 12:00 pm
Other Ts and Cs Additional charges (50% of the daily rate) apply to early check in / late check out.
Other 2 For all cancellations received within 60-22 days prior to confirmed arrival date: 50% of total accommodation charges will be charged as Cancellation Charges
For all cancellations received within 21 days prior to confirmed arrival date: 100% of total accommodation charges will be charged as Cancellation Charges
No show fee, departure prior or arrival after the confirmed dates: 100% of total accommodation charges or remaining accommodation balance.
Minimum stay 3 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen, bath and pool towels are included in rental price and changed every second day.
Pets welcome? Not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi included
Tax Included in the rental price

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £1,834 £2,445 £3,056 £4,277
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £1,459 £1,946 £2,432 £3,405
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 £1,310 £1,746 £2,183 £3,055
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £2,245 £2,993 £3,742 £5,238
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,647 £2,195 £2,744 £3,841
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,834 £2,445 £3,056 £4,277
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 £2,544 £3,393 £4,241 £5,936
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,834 £2,445 £3,056 £4,277
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £1,459 £1,946 £2,432 £3,405
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 £1,310 £1,746 £2,183 £3,055

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €1,976 €2,635 €3,293 €4,610
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €1,573 €2,097 €2,621 €3,669
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 €1,412 €1,882 €2,352 €3,293
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €2,419 €3,226 €4,032 €5,644
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,774 €2,366 €2,957 €4,139
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €1,976 €2,635 €3,293 €4,610
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 €2,742 €3,656 €4,570 €6,397
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,976 €2,635 €3,293 €4,610
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €1,573 €2,097 €2,621 €3,669
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 €1,412 €1,882 €2,352 €3,293

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $2,107 $2,809 $3,512 $4,916
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $1,677 $2,236 $2,795 $3,912
Nov 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 $1,505 $2,007 $2,509 $3,511
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $2,580 $3,440 $4,300 $6,019
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,892 $2,523 $3,153 $4,414
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,107 $2,809 $3,512 $4,916
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 $2,924 $3,899 $4,873 $6,821
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,107 $2,809 $3,512 $4,916
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $1,677 $2,236 $2,795 $3,912
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 $1,505 $2,007 $2,509 $3,511

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Beautiful garden

    on 19/08/2019

    A breathtaking decoration to the smallest detail, beautiful garden. Warm atmosphere and perfect indoor and outdoor lighting. Our host Vasily was very caring.

  • Wow what a beautiful villa!

    on 01/09/2018

    Wow what a beautiful villa! We attended a wedding here and was able to stay. The rooms were beautiful and clean and they used original items that the house contained as part of the decor. It used to be an oil and wine press. The facilities and was next to none. The grounds were beautiful with a great pool, BBQ and lots of beautiful trees and plants. Such a lovely place to chill!

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