Olive press

Stone restored house in mountaines




Gavalochori, Chania, Crete, 73100, Chania, Apokoronas, Greece, Gavalochori

Villas, 1 bedrooms, Sofa Beds, 1 baths, occupancy 2, sleeps 4

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Large stone paved steps take us from the olive grove to its private courtyard with sun beds and the outdoor furniture. From here we enter the Olive Press, a typical "kamarospito" with dining and sitting rooms an old fireplace and a double bed. Its kitchen is also fully equipped and there is also a WC/shower.

A staircase of cypress wood leads to the upper floor and the two bedrooms with double beds and ceiling fans overhead. One of the bedrooms has an extra single bed. Each bedroom has en suite WC/shower.

The house is fully air-conditioned

A private terrace offers an even more spectacular view than that from the courtyard.

The view from its courtyard is superb over the village and towards the White Mountains, covered with snow until May. Around the house are olive groves and flower beds.

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Air-Conditioning / Heating : A/C in_livingroom  
TV : Sat TV / Cable TV
Internet : Wireless Internet  
Kitchen : Fully Equipped Kitchen  
Swimming : 4 km
Sailing : 30 km

Gavalochori, is a traditional village awarded protected status. It nestles in a valley amongst hills covered with cypress, carob, and olive trees in the Apokoronas region about 25kms south east of Hania. Its history, and its name, go back to the 11 th -12 th centuries (1080 to 1181 A.D.), when the Byzantine general Philippos Gavalas was ordered by the Emperor of Byzantium to settle there. The evidence of its history is still visible in its many old houses, some of which have being lovingly and tastefully restored by their owners.

Gavalohori is now a magnet for Greek and foreign visitors, interested in a really relaxing vacation away from the noise of overcrowded resorts, in an environment of natural beauty and close to the everyday life of a village.

In the Folk Museum of the village, a perfect example of the local traditional architecture, many traditional household artifacts, silk, pottery, guns, coins, hand carved items from old churches, icons and numerous other objects are displayed together with the renowned special lace (kopaneli), a rare lace similar to that which can be found in the city of Bruges in Belgium and in Venice.

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