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Self Catering holidays in Gavalohori, Crete

Our traditional village houses are lovingly restored and fully equipped for your holidays in West Crete

Hi there!  We are Jo and Alan Boyd – the very proud owners of two lovely village houses in Gavalohori, Crete for your Holidays in West Crete. We fell in love with them, the minute we saw them. Having finally realized our dream of a place in the sun we are determined to ensure our guests really enjoy their stay, relax and recover from day to day stresses life has thrown at them!

We look forward to welcoming new guests and of course our returnees who now seem like friends. So they too can experience the peace and tranquillity of the accommodation and all this beautiful area of Crete has to offer.

We can arrange a wealth of local tours and airport pickups from Chania airport with direct flights from all major UK and EU airports. Please review the Explore the Area and Travel Info sections on our website for more information.

2024 Season Specials

Pay for 2 weeks – get the 3rd week HALF PRICE

Watch the video and explore the local area as well as the cottages inside and out:

You can also now book a wonderful massage with our professional therapist who offers treatments tailored to your individual needs in the comfort of your own cottage (subject to booking). You can also now arrange for a private transfer from the airport and hire of a driver for a half day or more, please contact us for details to make your holidays in west Crete even more relaxing and care-free.

Guests’ feedback is actively encouraged to ensure that precious holiday time is as good as it can be and that people will want to return. Indeed we hope that some of the helpful comments we have had our returnees will see we have put in place so many thanks to them.

Experience the traditional Crete

in one of our quirky but comfortable fully equipped renovated cottages

They have everything you need from air con to wireless broadband. We even supply beach towels to save space in your suitcase for the things that really matter. So say goodbye to the package holiday and experience the freedom of the independent traveller. Both of our houses are secluded within stone walls & courtyards, each having private parking and entrance gates. Courtyards with fruit trees, terracotta pots with flowers, and bougainvillaeas provide shade and colour.

Olive Picker’s House

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The Olive Picker’s House is a single-storey house offering comfort and privacy. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms, with a room for 5th on a sofa bed if needed.

Wine Press House

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The Wine Press House is our two-storey authentic village house with terraces & courtyards, sleeping up to 4 people, extremely comfortable for two.

Gavalohori Village
A home away from home

relax with the pace of Cretan life

Many of the lovely old buildings have been restored, including the Folk Museum, which chronicles the history of the village – an interesting record of culture and handicrafts.

Easily accessible
all year around

from major European cities by air, or car and ferry

We will send detailed directions to our houses, depending on your point of arrival in Crete. We can arrange for your hire car, or a taxi, to meet you at Chania or Heraklion Airport.

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