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Artemis - Luxury Villa - 2 Private Pools - Maid Service - Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Villa with 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, Sleeps 10, 3km to beach

Villa Artemis is a stone built villa in the traditional village of Gavalochori, 25km east of Chania Crete. Its unique architectural style is combined with modern facilities in order to provide an ideal environment for your holiday. The villa features 350 m2 of living space on a 1000 m2 plot of land. It offers complete privacy with its own parking space for two vehicles, garden and two pools (one regular and one lap). The villa can accommodate up to 10 guests. It offers a stunning view of the White Mountains.

Free WiFi coverage throughout the villa. Beach towels are provided. The pools operate from March 1 to October 30.

Cleaning Service: Price includes daily maid service (bathrooms and bedrooms only), change of towels and linen twice weekly (more often if requested) and general cleaning once weekly.

Catering Service, groceries delivery: We can arrange for daily delivery to the villa of meals of the finest Greek and local Cretan cuisine. We can also arrange groceries delivery from local supermarkets, butcher shop, fruit stands and bakery.

Long term renting: The villa is available for long term renting at reduced rates during the off season (November to end of March). Please send us your request.

Further comments about the area:

The villa is located on a hillside in the village of Gavalochori in West Crete. Gavalochori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokoron region about 3km inland from the coastal village of Almirida. Its location is 25 km east of Chania which takes about 20 minutes drive along the National Road. Gavalochori is an old historical village with approximately 500 residents which has retained its color and way of life. Several family run tavernas offer the visitor tasty dishes of Cretan cuisine. Near the small village square and within walking distance from the villa there is a coffee shop, a bakery, a mini mart, two tavernas and the Folk Art Museum. The surrounding area has several beautiful nature paths for walking or biking which lead either towards the sea or towards the White mountains. The coastal village of Almirida is less than 10 minutes driving distance. In Almirida you may find all basic facilities, such as a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bakery, ATM, gas station and taxi service. It has a wonderful sandy beach with crystal clear water and a shallow section particularly suitable for small kids. This Blue Flag rated beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas and sea sports services. There are several sea side tavernas and bars offering exquisite sea food and night entertainment. The large town of Chania of course offers the visitor a wider range of choices for shopping, dining and night life mostly centered around the old Venetian port. Some interesting monuments in Chania town are the covered Municipal Market, the Venetian fortifications, the Egyptian Lighthouse, the Synagogue, the Fortress of Firkas, the Mosque of Giali Tzamisi, the Arsenals, and the Othrodox Cathedral.

The villa can be used as a base for visiting several points of interest in the area:

3km to nearest beach of Almirida

10km to the exquisite beach of Georgoupolis and Kournas lake

25km to Chania town for shopping and night life

15km to seaside village of Kalives

20km to port of Souda

45km to Chania airport (code CHQ)

60km to Rethimno town

150km to Heraklion airport (code HER)

45km to the west coast beaches of Falassarna, Gramvousa and Balos

70km to south coast beaches of Elafonissi, Paleohora and Sougia

60km to Omalos Plateau and starting point of the Samaria Gorge

More Details

Christos Skalkos
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018


Gavalohori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom 1 bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , En suite bathroom for Master bedroom 1
    Master Bedroom 2 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , En suite bathroom for Master bedroom 2
    Twin bedrooms' full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Common to twin bedrooms
    Twin bedrooms' half bathroom - toilet , Twin bedrooms' common half bathroom
  • Each master bedroom has ensuite bathroom equipped with bathtub with hydro-massage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Regular or baby cot can be added
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Regular or baby cot can be added
    Twin bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Extra cot can be added to accommodate a third person
    Twin bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Extra cot can be added to accommodate a third person
  • Master bedroom 1: with queen size bed and with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi & shower (25 m2) + private terrace (20 m2).- Master Bedroom 2 : with queen size bed and with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi & shower (25 m2) + private terrace (20 m2) - Twin Bedrooms 1 & 2: with 2 single beds each and with common bathroom with shower ( 15m2) - An extra cot can be added in each bedroom All bedrooms open out to either balcony (equipped with table and chairs), patio or garden, with stunning views -All bedrooms are air-conditioned (individually controlled) -All bedrooms have TVs (flat screen).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Regular pool size is 6m x 6m. Lap pool size is 18m x 3m. Up to two cribs and high chairs are provided for infants. A computer with internet connection is provided. Free WiFI access.


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Artemis - Luxury Villa - 2 Private Pools - Maid Service - Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Artemis and we all enjoyed it so much - the villa is perfect, the pools were in constant use by the grandchildren, Gavalochiri is a beautiful area and the village restaurants are excellent. I strongly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would highly recommend

  • 4 of 5

We recently stay here and it was wonderful, the Villa was clean and spacious and very well maintained, both inside and out. The pool area is great however I would have happily paid to have the pool heated as in early April the water was a little cold but I am sure as the weather improves there would be no requirement for the pool to be heated. We were meet on arrival and made to feel very welcome. The location is fairly remote and you do need a car but it is well worth it as the view is stunning, the snow covered mountains were breathtaking. The people locally in Gavalochori are friendly and welcoming and there are several good places to eat and drink and is prefect if you just want to relax and while away the hours, or if you are looking for a bit more a short 5 minute drive to Almyrida you will find ample bars/restaurants that are located on beach front. We went horse riding which was about 30 minutes away, Go Karting again about a 30 minute drive, and found many small beaches to stop at. Chania is well worth a visit the old town and port is charming and incredible pretty. My only one criticism would be that there is no proper shower, the jacuzzi baths were lush and overall the bedroom and bathroom areas were prefect but a proper shower would have been nice.

I would definitely return, it was great value for money, would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, fabulous pools

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks and it was a fantastic location - quiet and peaceful, but within walking distance of some lovely restaurants in Gavalochori village, and five minutes' drive to Almyrida with a huge selection of places to eat. The pools were fabulous, and it was wonderful to have a separate lap pool to do some 'real exercise' as well as the recreation pool to play in. The views from the balcony, where we ate our breakfast every day, were glorious. Christos was very quick to respond to any queries leading up to our stay, and Mrs Froso who cleaned the property daily was friendly and helpful. There are number of places to visit within easy reach of an hour's drive or less. We particularly loved the ancient ruins at Aptera, and the Botanical Gardens south of Chania. Rethymnon is also great for a day trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa because the photos looked great. When we got there it was even better than we imagined. Huge villa, two pools. Overlooking the mountains and you can see the sunset every night. I would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The villa is absolutely stunning place! Amazing view, amazing bedrooms... everything is just perfect. Around the area is plenty of places you can drive to and see beautiful beaches or traditional villages.

We knew it will be beautiful before we went but we didnt know it will take our breath away when we arrive.

Highly recommended.

UK and CZ family.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem of a Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have recently arrived home from 2 weeks at Villa Artemis. We are 2 families with children of 7, 11 and 13 years of age. On arrival all we could all say was 'WOW'. We have stayed in many villas over the years and Artemis was by far the best! The villa had everything we needed. It is architecturally beautiful, very spacious and immaculately clean. We were really happy that there were 2 master bedrooms for the adults! The swimming pools were wonderful with spectacular views and provided hours of fun for everyone. We loved having the lap pool to burn off the calories of the gorgeous Cretan food! Frosos, the lovely maid came every day and made sure that beds were made, bins emptied and everywhere looking clean. She was charming and discrete. The Villa is in the traditional village of Gavalochori and it is a short walk down a gentle hill. We loved going to buy bread from the bakery in the morning and the children loved the miniature ice creams sold here! We all adored the restaurant 'Gavalianos Kafenes' in the village - lovely food, excellent service in a beautiful setting! We often went to the nearby coastal village of Almirida where there is lovely sandy beaches and a great selection of tavernas and shops.

We spent a long time trying to find the perfect villa and we definitely found it with Artemis! We highly recommend this villa and we are already hoping to return next year. We were all really sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
CHQ (Chania airport)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Chania - Rethimno
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Gavalochori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokorona region about 3km inland from the coastal village of Almirida. Gavalochori is an old historical village with approximately 500 residents. It is a typical Cretan village with a small square where a coffee shop, a bakery, a mini mart, two tavernas and other convenient stores can be found. Several narrow streets branch off its centre and one could wander through several interesting sections of this officially protected village. Stone built houses with lovely backyards full of colourful flowers can be found. A lot of interesting buildings can be seen, such as the 18th century two-roomed, arched olive oil press, the temples of Panagia and Agios Sergios, the old school, and the historical folk art museum. Within a short distance (5km) from tranquil Gavalohori one can drive to Almirida, a picturesque coastal village. You may dine there in one of several seaside tavernas or relax sipping your drink by a bar during sunset.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


• We accept payment by bank wire or credit card or Paypal
• Prices include VAT and all expenses.
• No security deposit against damages is required.
• 50% down payment with balance 60 days to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.