We visited in September in 2018 with friends and occupied both cottages. This was a superb holiday destination offering everything required for a modern life in traditional cottages. The Cottages are set in a rural Cretan village with plenty of nice local restaurants offering great food choices within a few minutes’ walk. Local sandy beaches and quiet coves are only a very short drive away from the village, and Chania can be reached in 30-40 minutes for those wanting a larger historic town with shopping and tourist attractions.

We split our stay up to include a couple of days quiet relaxation, reading and chatting on the terrace, along with a full day in Chania, and some beach visits for some swimming and sun. Another trip to this beautiful place is already being planned for 2019.

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Graham Marchant

Rating: Excellent. The Olive Picker’s House. What a gem! Set on the outskirts of the quaint village of Gavalohori, the Olive pickers is a unique Cretan house reached through a tranquil courtyard ablaze with flowering Bougainvillea and Jasmine, also the orange, lemon/lime and fig trees…
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Helen and Nicki Terriss

Rating: Excellent. I went on holiday with our friends from Guernsey and found the accommodation to include everything we needed – even a corkscrew – The village shops provided all our daily requirements and the four tavernas in the village gave us excellent meals and evening entertainment.
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Valerie Robertson-Young

Rating: Excellent. The Slow Life! My parents and husband and I stayed in the Olive Pickers for ten days, where each day we indulged in extended breakfasts in our private courtyard, took daily drives to the nearby beach, the villages clinging to the southern coast of Crete or ancient ruins peppering…
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Leisa Tyler