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Athina - Apokoron Villa with Large Private Pool and Great Views

Family-friendly Apokoronas villa with private pool and fireplace

  • Free WiFi

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Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
  • A wonderful two week stay with family and friends at villa Athina 1st - 15th August 2020…

    Aug 16, 2020

  • We had a great two weeks stay here. The house is lovely and the views amazing. Plenty of…

    Aug 23, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available

Entire villa

  • 10 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Historical - Folklore Museum of Gavalochori - 5 min walk
  • Almyrida Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Kera - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Kalyves Beach - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
  • Koutalas Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Blue Coast - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 4

1 Queen Bed

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About this villa

Villa Athina 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 300 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 pool. The villa can accommodate up to 10 guests. It offers a stunning view of the White Mountains. The nearest beach of Almyrida is 3km away while the nearest shops are 200m away.

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.

Free WiFi coverage throughout the villa. Beach towels are provided. The pools operate from March 1 to October 30. Please note: No parties or loud music is allowed at the villa.

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

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


Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
  • Historical - Folklore Museum of Gavalochori - 5 min walk
  • Almyrida Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Kera - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km

What’s around


  • Historical - Folklore Museum of Gavalochori - 5 min walk
  • Almyrida Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Kera - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Kalyves Beach - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
  • Koutalas Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Blue Coast - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km
  • Kiani Beach - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Kalami Beach - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Kalyváki - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Samonas Cave - 9.7 mi / 15.7 km
  • Samonas Olive Tree - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km

Getting around

  • Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport (CHQ) - 46 min drive

The manager

Christos Skalkos

Speaks: English, Greek

The villa

Key facts

  • Villa (3229 sq ft)
  • Garage
  • Free WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom two - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bedroom four - 1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Crib/infant bed available


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 jetted bathtub, and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 jetted bathtub, and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • Breakfast available
  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Private pool
  • Access to spa tub
  • Water park access


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk chair
  • Safe
  • Fireplace
  • Beach towels
  • Telephone
  • Travel crib

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 10
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

    This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe).

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 1042K10003146201

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  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Onsite parking options include a garage (max 1 space).
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gavalianos Kafenes (5-min walk), Francoise (2.3 mi), and Dimitris (2.3 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, fishing, and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Athina - Apokoron Villa with Large Private Pool and Great Views also has a water park and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect family spot

    We loved the village. The people were so welcoming and the beauty overwhelming. The house owners were very helpful. We did not want to leave. You can take lovely walks from the village and there is a wonderful taverna in the square that serves the best Cretan food.

    Diana G., Other trip, Apr 23, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Such a beautiful property

    We absolutely loved our two-week stay in Villa Athina. We spent the first week as a family of four (including two teens) and were then joined by two other family members. Communication with the property owner, Christos was excellent from start to finish. He reassured our concerns regarding last minute free cancellations due to Covid restrictions and even arranged the housekeeper to get me crutches when I sprained my foot. He answered endless questions that I had before reaching the property and was incredibly helpful. The picture of the property do not do it justice. It is huge and we loved our stay. The housekeeper, Mrs Froso was brilliant and even though she will come and clean every day, we just asked her to come two days a week which was ample. Everything was provided - loo roll, soaps, hairdryers, towels, pool towels, floats for the pool. When a toaster broke, it was replaced almost immediately with a brand new one. We did not hire a car as we knew that the furthest we were going to venture was the beach town, Almyredia. The great guys from Almyredia Taxis charge €10 each way and €15 for a minibus. There were some fantastic beaches and loads of good restaurants down in Almyredia. The town of Gavalochori where the villa is based is absolutely enchanting. It is around five minutes’ walk from the restaurant and has three mini markets, a baker and two superb restaurants. You really feel emmersed in village life In Gavalochori and Monica at Monica’s Tavern and Anastasia at Arasmari could not make you feel more welcome. The food at both restaurants is very affordable and cooked to perfection. The villa bedrooms were large and all had balconies. The outside eating area was a beautiful place from which to watch the sunsets and the kitchen was well-equipped even including a sandwich maker and a blender. We loved our stay at Villa Athina and would definitely return as it ticked so many boxes. Thank you Christos and Mrs Froso!

    Emilie A., Other trip, Aug 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything was great!

    Everything went well ! No issues what so ever! Enjoyed it very much!! Only complaint too much walking & steps for old people! Lol

    Cheryl H., Other trip, Jul 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Très très bon séjour

    La maison est juste splendide, la piscine est bien plus grande en vraie que sur les photos. La maison est propre et est adapté pour des amis/famille. La communication avec le gérant est très facile.

    imane o., Other trip, Jul 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    ...einfach schön!

    ...wir haben eine sehr schöne Woche in der Villa Athina verbracht und die Villa, das Dorf, die Tavernen sowie die Sonne sehr genossen. JF

    Jochen F., Other trip, Sep 24, 2019

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