3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Villa in Gavalohori

Luxury secluded detached villa near village , large pool 10 m by 4.5 m , Spectacular views of the White Mountains and countryside

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Penny
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Property Type: Villa
Location: Gavalohori
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 7
Low season price per week: £280
High season price per week: £1955
Average price per week:£1500
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Villa Ariadne in Gavalochori

CANCELLATION POLICY Holidaymakers who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount that they've paid. If they cancel between 10 and 14 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.

If you are looking for somewhere that is secluded, peaceful, private and relaxing this is the place to get away from it all!!!
Can you imagine yourself sitting by the pool surrounded by flowers or sipping your drink or just reading or sleeping.?

Villa Ariadne is situated amongst ancient olive groves on a quiet country lane near the beautiful village of Gavalochori
The villa is beautiful, detached, comfortable, light, modern and airy set in mature gardens only 8 minutes walk from 3 tavernas, one cafe. a bakery ,2 mini markets and a cretan gift shop.
Spectacular views of open country side ( Mountains, rolling hills, olive groves and villages in the distance) from all balconies. The upstairs balcony faces west for those fabulous Cretan sunsets - not to be missed!

No need to drive to the village for lunch or dinner - walking (400 metres) at night with a torch for guidance is wonderful - or you could steer by the stars.

Health and Safety
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The Villa has been awarded a Health First Safety Certificate from the Greek Tourism Ministry to show that the villa complies with the local regulations regarding COVID-19. Namely cleaning and presentation in order to provide a safe and secure environment for our guests.


BALANCE OF FEES Due 30 days before arrival

CANCELLATION POLICY Holidaymakers who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount that they've paid. If they cancel between 10 and 14 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.

Prices quoted are in Pounds sterling, per week, for up to 6 people occupying the villa and not per person.
Alternative length of stays of more than 7 nights are welcomed and are charged pro rata.
Prices include air conditioning, a welcome pack of pantry items, all linen/towels, including pool towels.
cleaning once per week. Towel change twice per week except the pool towels

Pool towels are machine washed at the villa when the villa is cleaned during your stay , Two week stay villa cleaning before after and midway are included in the price

NB Pool towels provided are not for use at the beach.

There are NO hidden extras.

Please do not use suntan lotions with colourants ie carotene ( All suntan in Greece seems to have this ingredient) as this stains the pool.


*** FREE WIFI ** Full air conditioning ** Automated private electric gate entry ** Carport

** Deposit box ** Hairdryers in each bedroom


First floor

– Kitchen/diner and living room

– One double bedroom with kingsize divan bed – A shower room with rain shower

- 2 balconies with stunning views to Mountains and countryside

- Outside dining area on balcony

Ground floor

– A bedroom with 2 single beds adaptable to super king bed on request with private balcony and verandah

– A double bedroom with 2 single beds and verandah

– A full bathroom with bath/shower., basin toilet, shelving, window with mosquito net

- Entrance Hall with washing machine and tea/coffee facilities

– A verandah at rear of the house


--- Two couples can share the house as there are bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor
or parents upstairs and children downstairs!!. Downstairs a kettle and coffee tea making facility is provided.

POOL with pool shower

** Large family sized pool 10 metres by 4.5 metres with roman steps and NO ladders to negotiate.

*** Shallow end 1.2 m sloping to 1.7 m

*** Pool faces SOUTH and is in the sun ALL DAY

*** NO slippery tiles around the pool


*** Not situated on a development

*** Comfortable and airy - clean and bright

**** Great views all round

*** Balconies face west for those wonderful Cretan sunsets

*** 7 to 10 minutes walk to 3 tavernas in the village the nearest one is 6 minutes on foot.


** Secluded setting among the ancient olives groves

** Mature gardens with olive trees, fruit trees, bushes and flowers, birds and butterflies

** shaded area under ancient olive tree dining Table, chairs and a Charcoal Weber BBQ

*** Table and 6 chairs on upstairs balcony and also on downstairs verandah


* Open countryside and the White Mountains in the background including views over the olive groves.

** Villa not overlooked and faces west for those fabulous sunsets,


Close by is the charming and friendly village of Gavalochori (400 metres) which has 3 tavernas including Arismari and Monica's and a hairdresser , bakery. gift shop and two mini markets..


Gavalochori Village has the following places of interest Superb Folk Museum newly updated 2 euros entry charge, an ancient Olive Mill with beautiful Cretan arches and interesting Greek churches. Roman wells can also be found above the village. Lovely walks to Almerida and Douliana.
Chania and Rethymno are a short drive away for sightseeing, Roman ruins at Aptera. Vrysses for the superb cake and ice cream/coffee shop.


The sandy beaches at Almerida 4 km and Kalives 8km are inviting with ample choice of tavernas, fast food gyros, icecream and coffee shop and bars for your enjoyment plus supermarkets, green grocers and butcher shops.

Villa is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities
. Licence No MHTE 1042K123K2548401

Please note
The owners house is next door- guests can ask for help when required - owners is discreet and leaves guests to enjoy their stay in peace,

20 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Sehr geplegte

By Andreas R on 20-Oct-2021

Sehr geplegte, liebevoll eingerichtetes Haus mit wunderschönem Garten. Sehr freundliche, entgegenkommende Vermieterin

Beautiful luxury villa with incredible views on the edge of a lovely village

By Paul H on 02-Aug-2021

Beautiful luxury villa with incredible views on the edge of a lovely village My family and I loved our stay here. It is located on the edge of a pretty village which has 2 tavernas, a couple of general stores and a small museum. The villa is modern and was so clean we thought we might have been the first visitors, but no, our host has been running it for years, she''s just meticulous. The rooms were well sized for our needs and each bedroom and living space has its own generous sized balcony. The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms are modern and well sized. All appliances work well and there is an extensive range of cooking and serving utensils in the kitchen. Check-in and out couldn''t have been simpler and the host responded quickly to all messages before and during our stay. The living areas are upstairs and the views from the living room balcony will live long in my memory; in the morning the position of the house at the top of a small hill provides views of olive groves in the valleys below leading up to the distant neighbouring villages with the white mountains in the distance. At sunset though is when this really comes alive as the panoramic views of dusk settling in are postcard perfect. The pool is a good size and extremely well kept. There is a little more land around the house than shows in the photos which is very much a part of the wider landscape. It is a 10 minute drive to the beach which is in a small town that has a wider range of tavernas and shops. There is a supermarket about 20 minutes away from the house which is well stocked with everything you would expect in any supermarket (including all the gluten free/ lactose free/ vegan bits that is not universally available in the med) but also with local produce. The house is a great base to get around the island as it is close the national road and you can be in two of the island''s three cities within an hour but is sufficiently remote to allow you to cut yourself off from the world if the mood takes you. We were a group aged from 2 (and a half) to 74 and we all found the house to be comfortable, convenient and enormously enjoyable. A real treat. 8/2/2021 at 8:21 AM

Would go back in a heartbeat!

By Steve and Family on 20-Aug-2021

Villa Ariadne is everything you would want for a family/friends holiday. It has everything you need, excellent wifi, brilliant pool - kept beautifully clean, as was the rest of the villa. Plenty of places to keep out of the August sun. We went as a family of 6 and cannot fault it. Penny, the host, was on hand if you needed anything - including locking ourselves out of the villa! - but very discreet. It is an easily do-able walk to the nearest village of Gavalachori where there are 2 small supermarkets and two very good tavernas plus a bakery selling the biggest pain au chocolate! Kalives is nearby for a larger supermarket plus a clinic for Covid tests should they still be needed. It is very peaceful and not surrounded by other properties, apart from Penny's and the views from the many balconies are all superb, especially at sunset. Only slightly further afield are very good tavernas in the surrounding villages of Vamos and Douliana. If you want a change from the beach or mountains try the excellent cookery course in Vamos for an afternoon - details are in the villa. The two larger towns of Chania and Rethimnon are both less than an hour away and well worth visiting. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely be going back. The Cranleigh Six 9/5/2021 at 5:49 PM


01/09/ to 17/09/2023 £222 per night
16/09/ to 30/09/2023 £170 per night
01/10 to 15/04/2024 Unavailable
16/4 to 30/4/24 £175 per night
1/5 to 24/5/24 £179. per night
25/5 to 31/5/24 £189 per night
1/6 to14/6/24 £191 per night
15/6 to 22/6/24 £197 per night
23/6 to 30/6/24 £229 per night
01/7/to14/7/24 £262 per night
15/7 to 31/7/24 £279 per night
1/8 to 31/8/24 £279 per night
1/9 to8/9/24 £231 per night
9/9 to 16/9/24 £215 per night
17/9 to 30/9/24 £210 per night
1/10 to 16/10/24 £197 per night
17/10 24 to 15/4/25 unavailable



Children Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Private Pool


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions