In a distance of 25 Km from Chania, in the heart of Gavalohori village, you will live a unique Cretan experience in these renovated traditional cottages of historical importance. These cottages combine the traditions, the authenticity and comfort, in a harmonic environment for quality vacations.
The three residences are built in a special traditional style, the well-known “Kamarospita”, famous for the arches, the domes and the various small levels that separate the rooms.
In a distance of 150 m. from the village square, in the center of an olive grove of 3000 sq.m., a small complex consists of two renovated buildings, the “Pery” residence, main house for 300 years and the “Olive Press”, meaning the old oil-press.
The residences “Pery” and “Olive Press” are dominate characteristic of the village and communicate with each other.
A few steps from the central square, the last residence “Erghina” is an example of the traditional architecture of Apokorona and has been awarded by the Ministry of Culture for its perfect renovation.
Guest Inn Opinion
You will truly enjoy this traditional Cretan village which is situated in an ideal location combining relaxation and beaches, and discover a brand new independent society.
Baby cot free of charge
Cleaning service 2 times a week
Towels & sheets included
From Heraklion: (90 km, 1h30 approx) From the airport or the port, follow the New National Road for Rethymnon – Chania. A few kilometers after the exit for Georgioupoli, follow the direction for Kalyves – Armeni and, in continuation, for Kalives-Almirida-Plaka-Gavalochori and finaly, from Almirida to Gavalochori (3 km) From Chania: (25 km, 35ʼ approx) From the airport, follow the direction for Souda and, in continuation, for Rethymnon, by the New National Road. When you pass the exits Megala Horafia-Agrepa and Kalami-Kalyves, turn right at the exit Kalyves - Armeni - Vamos, then follow the signs for Kalyves – Almirida-Plaka-Gavalochori and finaly from Almirida to Gavalochori (3km). One cottage is located by the main square of the village, the other 2 cottages are located 200m further.
Walk around and explore marked trails, accompanied by the owners, qualified guides or on your own, starting from your place of stay or within 10 km.
Stroll around the picturesque Gavalochori in order to meet the friendly local people, to taste good Cretan food in the village taverns, to visit the old mill of the 18th century, the churches of Virgin and Saint Sergius, the old village school, the Venetian wells and the folklore museum.
For walkers, many marked hiking trails await you.
Traditional villages in the region are well preserved and authentic, stroll through the streets of Douliana, Kefalas, Sellia you'll see beautiful buildings restored or not from Venetian period as well as churches of rare architecture.
The closest beach is Almyrida at 3 km. In the vicinity, several quiet beaches like Kalivaki, Ombrosgialos, Koutalos for underwater fishing and numerous small coves with crystal clear waters.