Hi we are Jo and Alan Boyd, the proud new owners of these lovely village houses, which we fell in love with the moment we saw them. Having finally realised our dream of a ‘place in the sun’ we are determined to continue with the very high standards that Glyn and Daphne our predecessors have offered to guests.
We look forward to welcoming back returnees and new guests alike to experience the peace and tranquillity of the accommodation and all this beautiful area of Crete has to offer.
We encourage guests' feedback to ensure that precious holiday time is as good as it can be and that people will continue to want to return.
The Wine Press & Olive Picker's Houses, Gavalohori Crete.
If you are looking for a holiday house to rent in a real Greek village, the Olive Pickers House and Wine Press are just a couple of minutes’ walk from the cafes,tavernas and shops of Gavalohori village and only a five minute drive from the beach at Almirida. Although sympathetically renovated these houses also have all the facilities you would expect in a modern villa with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, DVD, Central heating to name but a few.
The historic Venetian towns of Chania and Rethymnon are 45 minutes away, The White Mountains and Samaria gorge, a fresh water lake at Kournas, and miles of sandy beaches along the North coast, are all within easy reach.
At any time of the year you can find a deserted stretch of sand within a half hour drive.
Gavalohori is an excellent base from which to explore the Western part of Crete. There are several well stocked shops in the village centre, a bakery and three tavernas.
Monica's taverna in the village square (5 minutes walk) is open all day every day, all year round. The food is excellent and there are tables indoors, and outside in the courtyard, or the terrace over looking the square.
The nearest taverna, Aposperitis (3 minutes walk) is open from May until the end of October from 6.30 pm every day, also Sunday lunch times and holidays.
The safe sandy beach and tavernas of Almirida are 5 minutes drive. Here the sand slopes gently into the bay, making this a suitable bathing location for all ages. There are several cafes and tavernas where you can take a leisurely breakfast, lunch or evening meal.
Our nearest airport is Chania International, which is 45 minutes drive. Internal flights connect to Athens several times a day all year - direct charters arrive between March and October. Easyjet & Ryan air are flying directly to Chania now. Ryan air connects with regional airports in UK and mainland Eurpoe.
Heraklion airport is about 2 hours drive along the North coast highway, a nice scenic drive in the daytime. A hire car is recommended, we can arrange for a hire car or a taxi to meet you at either airport.