Our house is on the edge of Gavalochori village, 10 mins walk through narrow streets to several tavernas with several mini-markets & a bakery. Almyrida's sandy beach is 4.5km & Chania airport 45mins by car. You’ll love our place because of the views, private pool and 10 minutes walking distance to village centre and amenities. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids over the age of 5 who can swim). Pool is chlorine type, size 7mx4m & between 1.1m & 2.2m deep.
Villa Helona is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom detached villa with private swimming pool, situated in the upper part of the village of Gavalachori in the Apokoronas region of Western Crete.
The villa has splendid views over the village and across Souda Bay towards the Akrotiri Peninsula. There are also panoramic views across the countryside to the White Mountains.
Driving time from Chania (also spelt Hania) airport is approx 45 minutes and from Heraklion airport approx 2 hours. Journey time to Chania old town is also approx 45 minutes.
Villa Helona Details
The ground floor of the villa is open plan with Cretan arch window onto terrace and pool area with views. The terrace has a pergola for shade from the midday sun. There is also an outside barbeque. A shaded parking area is provided down in front of the villa garden.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, full cooker, microwave, washing machine, kettle, toaster, iron, coffee machine, blender etc.
The open plan living/dining area is fully furnished with comfortable sofas (1 can be used as bed for child, extendable dining table and 6 chairs and remote control ceiling fan/light. The fireplace has a logburner for the odd chilly evening in wintertime. There is also a shower room with WC, basin/mirror/cabinet and shower.
For entertainment there is satellite internet/Wifi with 40ins flatscreen TV/DVD/HDMI. Additional GB of data can be purchased for satellite internet use, if required.
On the first floor there is the main bedroom with superking bed, a veranda, pergola and commanding views, to the rear a twin bedroom and main bathroom with a full size bath with shower over. Solar hot water is available with backup emersion also.
Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes (incl 1 hair dryer). Air conditioning is provided in both bedrooms.
Outside, the villa has a private swimming pool (7mx4m, 1.2m to 2.2m deep) surrounded by terraces, with BBQ, outdoor furniture and sun loungers [very young children not recommended because of pool safety].
Zugang für Gäste
The villa is approached up a flight of steps from the off-road covered parking area, so may not be suitable for the less mobile.
The nearest beach is at Almyrida, which is a 5-8 minute drive. Car use is highly recommended in order to appreciate this beautiful area of Crete.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We are available in Gavalochori some of the year - our local number is in the villa, otherwise our pool and maintenance team are available locally to assist you with settling in and any queries.
Weitere wichtige Infos
From the parking area to the house / pool ground level are several outside steps (approx 1 storey) partly with handrail.
We recommend a smaller or compact sized car for navigating the narrow streets in our village Gavalochori. Car hire is recommended to make the most of sightseeing in the area, cost effective airport transfers, access to local beaches and trips up to the mountains and gorges on the west of Crete.
The 10 minute walk from the house to the centre of the village of Gavalochori has some downhill (moderate) parts and so on the way back, especially after a hearty dinner and in the heat of summer it can be more of an effort.
For local taxis to/from Almyrida please search Almyrida Taxis dot gr
Smoking outdoors is fine :)
Cretans generally siesta in the hot summer afternoons (2pm to 5pm). Please kindly observe this QUIET time, by not making loud noises around the pool and villa, thank you.