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Gavalohori Estate

Villa with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in Gavalohori, Crete

From £3,995 per week

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Villa to rent in Gavalohori, Crete

Experience a stay like no other in Crete in the enchanting Gavalahori Estate. Three cottages sit across grounds embedded in history and culture.

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Air conditioning

Villa overview - owner's description

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 decor 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!


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


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!


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Updated 30 July 2021

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 31 July 2021 - 30 January 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.



  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £851.69 per booking, paid locally



5 bedrooms, Sleeps 10


4 bathrooms


Air conditioning


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