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Keronia Villa
Crete, Chania, Vamos, Gavalochori village
4.9 out of 5 from 26  reviews


Keronia Villa is a beautiful house, located in the traditional Gavalochori Village, just 3.5km away from the sandy and organized beach of Almirida. Gavalochori is a village with historical importance and interesting samples of vernacular architecture. The old houses of the village are renovated with respect to their original form and the new ones are built based on the local architecture and character. Keronia Villa is one of the new houses and combines Cretan tradition and modern comfort.

The villa is built on a 1000sq.m. private property, 250m away from the center of the village, in a peaceful area. The biggest part of the garden is covered with grass. Around the large private pool there are sunbeds for relaxing moments under the hot Cretan sun, while parasols and a bamboo pergola offer shady areas for those who need a cool break from sunbathing...

The house consists of four levels. The entrance door is on the third level. It opens to a sunlit, beautifully decorated lounge/dining area with white vaulted ceiling. On the same level there are the open plan kitchen and a wc. Few steps lead on the forth level, which comprises of two bedrooms - one double and one twin - both with ensuite bathrooms and private balconies. Two more bedrooms are found on the second floor - one double and one twin - both with direct access to the garden. A bathroom completes this level. The fifth bedroom - a twin one - is on the first level, next to a big area where the ping-pong table and a football table are found.


Floor area
  • 250 sq.m.
  • ✓ 4 ring ceramic stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ dishwasher
  • ✓ microwave
  • ✓ toaster
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
  • 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 persons
  • bedroom 1: forth level, 1 double bed, closet, AC, ensuite bathroom, private balcony
  • bedroom 2: forth level, 1 small double bed, 1 single bed, closet, ceiling fan, AC, ensuite bathroom, private balcony
  • bedroom 3: second level, 1 double bed, closet, ceiling fan, access to the garden
  • bedroom 4: second level, 2 single beds, closet, AC, access to the garden
  • bedroom 5: first level, 2 single beds, closet, ceiling fan
  • 4 bathrooms, 1 wc
  • bathroom 1: forth level, toilet, shower cabin, ensuited to bedroom 1
  • bathroom 2: forth level, toilet, shower, ensuited to bedroom 2
  • bathroom 4: second level, toilet, bathtub
  • bathroom 5: first level, toilet, shower
  • wc: third level, toilet
  • ✓ satellite TV
  • ✓ DVD player
  • ✓ radio - cd
  • ✓ ping pong table
  • ✓ football table
General Info
  • ✓ linens
  • ✓ bath towels
  • ✓ baby cot
  • ✓ high chair
  • ✓ washing machine
  • ✓ iron/ironing board
  • ✓ hair-dryer
  • ✓ safe box
  • ✓ wi-fi internet access
  • ✓ private parking
  • ✓ private garden
  • ✓ barbecue
  • ✓ outdoor dining set for 10
  • ✓ sun loungers
  • ✓ parasol
  • ✓ private
  • ✓ pool ladder
  • ✓ pool towels
  • ✓ surface: 40 sq.m.
  • ✓ depth: 1.5 m - 2.2 m
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)
At a glance
  • bedrooms: 5bedrooms: 5
  • sleeps: 10sleeps: 10
  • bathrooms: 5bathrooms: 5
  • internet: Wi-Fiinternet: Wi-Fi
  • swimming pool: PRIVATEswimming pool: PRIVATE
Staff Comments
  • The perfect villa for relaxing vacations

    One of our favorite villas; high white walls, white vaulted ceiling, colorful decorative items, ping-pong table, beautiful garden, large pool, lovely village, great restaurants...

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  • chania: 28 kmchania: 28 km
  • rethymnon: 35 kmrethymnon: 35 km
  • chania airport: 36 kmchania airport: 36 km
  • heraklion airport: 120 kmheraklion airport: 120 km
  • restaurant: 0.25 kmrestaurant: 0.25 km
  • shops: 0.24 kmshops: 0.24 km
  • beach: 3.2 km (Almyrida beach)beach: 3.2 km (Almyrida beach)
EOT License: 1042Κ10003024001
Weekly rates
  • 09 Nov 20 - 20 Mar 21
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  • 21 Mar 21 - 16 Apr 21
  • 17 Apr 21 - 14 May 21
  • 15 May 21 - 18 Jun 21
  • 19 Jun 21 - 16 Jul 21
  • 17 Jul 21 - 20 Aug 21
  • 21 Aug 21 - 03 Sep 21
  • 04 Sep 21 - 17 Sep 21
  • 18 Sep 21 - 07 Nov 21
1000€ - 3300€
Booking conditions
  • 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The payment can be made either with credit card or by bank transfer.
  • The balance can be paid either by bank transfer up to 20 days before check-in or in cash upon check-in; credit cards are not accepted.
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancelled up to 90 days before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.
  • If cancelled 89 - 60 days before check-in, 25% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • If cancelled 59 - 30 days before check-in, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • • Payments are accepted only in euros.
  • • The above prices include all taxes and VAT, cleaning service and linens change twice per week and all the described facilities; there are no additional charges.
  • • The guests are responsible for any loss or damage caused to the property or its contents. Guests are required to report any damages to the owner and to bear the cost of repair or replacement.
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4.9 out of 5 from 26 reviews
  • great stay

    Period of Stay: Oct 2019
    It was a really great stay in the Keronia Villa.
    A lot of space for cooking and the grill area, also in the House.
    The Village is very nice and has 2 great restaurants and a bakery.
    The two supermarkets are always open and have everything you need.
    Great area for jogging and hiking direkt from the house and some great beaches are not far away with the car.
    We would absolutely come again.
  • Very relaxing

    Period of Stay: Aug 2019
    We spend 10 days in the villa and it was very relaxing. Quiet neighborhood and the house is in a very good shape and you will find everything you need!

    Within walking distance there are two restaurants, Monicas and Arismari. Both are really good and you can enjoy excellent Greece food! A bakery (great cake!) and a small supermarket are nearby as well ... just a 2 min walk.

    Beaches are about 15 - 25 min and you absolutely need a car.
  • Absolutely lovely!

    Period of Stay: May 2019
    We stayed here at the end of May beginning of June. The villa was really fabulous. It had everything we needed. The pool was great and we couldn’t get the kids out of it. Bbq area was brilliant, it was especially good to have a sink there to wash your hands whilst barbecuing.

    The bedrooms were lovely and the maid service was great too, nice to have clean towels and made beds so often.
    The kitchen was well equipped with everything you’d need for a self catering villa. We’ve been with companies before and they didn’t have half the utensils they had here.
    The owner was so kind and helpful, such an easy process to rent from Chania rentals.
    It was really clean and decorated really nicely. Felt really homely. We especially loved the ginger cat that came to see us every day. He was absolutely gorgeous and so friendly. I would of brought him home if I could have.

    We loved the area, it was so rustic and the restaurants were great in Gavalochori.
    Thank you for a lovely villa holiday.
  • Really nice house for two families

    Period of Stay: Jun 2018
    Very nice,clean and fairly new house where everything just works.

    Very spacious house where we could easily fit to families of ten in total (with loads of bathrooms - good when 7 women are living in same house ;O). All is there and the pool is also big and great.

    The local village is very charming with a small bakery, mini market and a restaurant that is worth more than one visit (and live music on mondays)

    Just to focus on the very small and very few negatives;
    - Aircon is missing in one of the rooms
    - Wifi-speed should be upgraded (couldn't stream World Cup)

    But all in all, well worth all five stars.
  • Super

    Period of Stay: May 2018
    We spend a wonderful week in villa Keronia in the first week of May 2018. The villa was equipped with all the kitchen and house parts you can think of. Escpecially for the children (but also the adults) the pool and sports room was super. This villa was certainly worth the price. Coen
  • Fab u lous

    Period of Stay: Jun 2018
    Fantastic Villa, 8 Adults and 3 children easily with accommodated with privacy. The layout of the Villa is great, the high ceilinged lounge, diner and kitchen bright and cheerful. Wonderful Terrace area for El Fresco dining and gathering in the evening. The pool was lovely and again private. The Villa is clean, bright and spacious.

    Anestis the Caretaker was there to greet us and always available by phone if needed. We enjoyed strolling to the local Tavernas in the pretty Village. Almyrida was just a 5 minute drive with plenty of shops, tavernas and a wonderful beach.

    All in all a great family holiday, Thank you Chania Rentals for a very Professional service in respect to the Villa and the car rental
  • Period of Stay: Oct 2017
    This is a charming house with all facilities you need even when you stay there with two families. Especially we were pleased about the good equipped kitchen (inclusive Tupperware). Well, the cutting boards could be replaced;-) The cleaning and the guest-service were great.:-)) The only fly in the soup: serveral times we found cat-shit in the garden. But nevertheless we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the house our friends.
  • Super Villa

    Period of Stay: Sep 2017
    We had a very relaxing week in this beautiful villa, enjoying lazing round the pool, playing table tennis and trying the local restaurants in Gavalachori and those in Almyrilda. There were only 4 in our party so the extra space was a real luxury. The villa is kept lovely and clean and within easy walking distance to the village.

    A car is recommended if you want to venture out of the village. We found our way to Chania where we toured the town on segways and also visited Rethymnon in search of turtles (too late!).

    First appearances of Gavalachori are misleading and you will discover a warmth to the village by the end of your stay. Our stay has been truly memorable. Thank you!
  • Fantastic Villa

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    Spent 2 weeks here at the beginning of August with 3 families - 11 of us in total. Amazing villa in a beautiful and unspoilt village. Villagers were very friendly particularly in the small supermarket and in Monica's taverna which is beautiful. (they also do take away meals). Almyrida is also lovely - not too busy on the beach or in the tavernas.
  • Come rain or shine....

    Period of Stay: May 2017
    We spent a really lovely week here in June 2017. We were two families or 4 and 5 respectively with kids ranging from 8-14.

    We arrived late at night after an exciting drive over the mountains. We awoke to a lovely villa in a lovely village. The villa is hugely spacious and well equiped, and so everyone had their own space. There are local shops in the village that are fine for most things and others only short drive away. The tavernas in the village are lovely - we loved the one in the square in particular. It rained pretty solidly for 2 days and that is where the space; the games room and even the pool came into their own. We were delighted to venture to the nearby beach whenit finally stopped.

    The outdoor space is great and we created a lovely cocktail (Mo-Creto!) from the mint and lemons... The gentleman who told us all about the villa could not have been more helpful and went above and beyond the call of duty with missing bags (airline) and a replacement car delivery. Top tips on days out as well.

    We had a lovely time and for once we said we'd like to go back. Highly recommended.
  • vacances inoubliable

    Period of Stay: Apr 2017
    superbe semaine dans la villa keronia , en groupe de 10 adultes, il ne manque rien , bon confort et bonne situation dans un village traditionnelle ou il ne faut pas manquer la taverne "monica".

    merci au propriétaire pour son accueille, malgré la barrière de la langue, très disponible et rapide si problème (plus d'eau chaude un matin , résolu par Mr en 10mn ) . et ne pas oublier la femme de ménage pour son excellent travaille et son pliage de serviette qui nous donne le sourire dés l’entrée dans la villa . propreté très bonne . Merci de nous 10 pour cette semaine.
  • As good as it looks

    Period of Stay: Apr 2017
    Keronia Villa was a great base for the nine of us. Easy walk into an interesting village but very private. Really comfortable and very well equipped.
  • Exceptional accommodation in stunning Gavalachori

    Period of Stay: Apr 2017
    We were hoping for something pretty good when we book Keronia Villa, especially when we saw the photo gallery. When we got there, however, it exceeded our expectations by far. What a stunning house and amazing views of the white mountains! The villa and grounds are impeccable with a huge amount of space, a great pool, bbq area and games room. The weather was sunny but windy, still we managed to keep low out of the wind for sunbathing and managed a few swims.

    Ten of us just spent a week there over Easter and had the most amazing holiday. We were welcomed very warmly by Anestis who gave us some excellent advice on what to do during our stay. The most remarkable event was Easter Saturday at midnight in the small, beautiful village of Gavalachori. There was a huge bonfire at the church with a candle vigil attended by quite a large crowd of people from across the area. This was followed by fireworks as we headed to the main square where we were given small glasses of wine and cheese pastries along with red eggs, which we then had to challenge people with in a similar manner to conkers. It was SO much fun.

    Anestis also recommended a trip across the mountains to the south of the island. We did this and it was an unforgettable day. We drove to Chora Sflakion and got a boat to Marmara (no cars can access this place), where there is a beautiful taverna. The food was wonderful and then we walked up into a vast gorge which was spectacular, with stunning photo opportunities and interesting plants and many goats. Back on the beach we swam into caves, some adjoined, which was thrilling and eventually our boat returned to pick us up and take us back to our car.

    The cleaning ladies (apologies for forgetting names) were delightful. It was a woman and her daughter and they did an amazing job and we had a great chat too about all sorts of things local.

    I couldn't recommend this villa highly enough. We fell in love with Crete and would love to return to Gavalachori. Thanks for all.
  • Simply excellent!!

    Period of Stay: Aug 2016
    Villa Keronia was simply the best. Fantastic villa in a fantastic location. Out of this world and one of the best villas we have stayed in. A big thank you to all the "Villa Keronia Team".

    Period of Stay: Sep 2015
    What an excellent villa - My friends and I have stayed at a number of villas in this area but this was by far the best - it was well equipped and well set out and I am certain that we shall be booking this villa again next year. I don't want to praise it too much just in case it is not available when we want to book it again.

    All I can say is "it was as good as it gets."
  • Keronia

    Period of Stay: Apr 2015
    This is a really amazing villa. It is well equipt, beautifully furnished and kept. The garden and patio areas are in a lovely west facing position. We were 2 large families and there is more than enough space for 11 people. The games room in the basement is great for kids to escape to. Gavalachori is a really lovely quiet village fully of Cretian charm, the villagers are very helpful and friendly and there are 2 lovely restaurants, particularly Monica's in the main square. It is very close to Almyrida but this is not a walk (but a good run) so you really need a car for this Villa, to get about and see the Island. Anestis, who looks after the villa, could not have been more helpful, with great local advice. We had a few problems with the villa, I think we were the first guests of the season, and had some awful stormy weather, so mostly related to these things, but Anestis was very much on hand to deal with anything that arose. I would definitely recommend this villa to families or groups of families.
  • Beautiful villa

    Period of Stay: Oct 2014
    We spent a week in October in this beautiful villa and couldn't rate it highly enough! It was spacious, very clean and comfortable. My kids loved the pool which even in October was warm enough for swimming in. There is a local mini-market and bakery within walking distance of the villa and we ate at a local restaurant - Monica's which was lovely. We also hired a car through Chania Rentals which was great - met at airport and car was just outside and easy to drop off again. Would highly recommend the villa for a lovely holiday.
  • Perfect location for families

    Period of Stay: Sep 2014
    We have been there already the second time and again we loved it. Beautiful Villa (the pictures dont lie), very friendly People to support you and a perfect Location. In the quiet village there is all you Need in Walking distance (bakery, tavernas, grocery). The beach is 5 min away by car and just perfect for small Kids (sandy beach with shallow water protected by a wave barrier). The only mini complaint is that the litter box is much too small for 2 families and is constantly overspilling. Either get a bigger one or someone has to come every second day to empty it. Otherwise for families with small Kids just perfect.
  • keronia august 2014

    Period of Stay: Aug 2014
    Our two week stay at Keronia Villas was beyond our expectations. The Villa is perfectly located, walking distance to 3 tavernas and 3 shops in a very quiet village. Best taverna is on the road out to Vamos with a playground next door. 5 minutes drive to nearest blue flag beach of Almiridia. Lovely safe beach for kids.
    Anestis, our contact at the villa was charming and friendly and gave us hugely helpful tips on beaches and tavernas to visit. It really made our holiday with the advice he gave us. The villa is finished to a very high standard and very well kitted out. Our daughter baked two birthday cakes while we were there!
  • Fantastic Family villa

    Period of Stay: May 2014
    Just returned from a wonderful week at Keronia Villa. Lovely secluded garden with large Pool ideal for all ages. Only 300m from village centre with 2 excellent tavernas. Villa is very well decorated with all amenities including a large kitchen. The villa has 4 large bedrooms and a 5th bedroom with its own sitting room and fridge on the ground floor next to the games room.Perfect villa for the three generations in our party. Huge BBQ. Great location for local beaches and sightseeing in the mountains. About 40 mins to Chania Old Town. We would love to return in the future
  • Perfect house for a family

    Period of Stay: Apr 2014
    We rented the house for a vacation with our family of six adults and four children. The house was really perfect for our group. Plenty of space and enough privacy for all of us. The house was comfortable and the children enjoyed the table tennis, table football and especially the outside pool. The barbecue worked outstanding and we had some nice diners outside. Gavalochori is a nice place to be, near to Almeryda and near to the airport.
  • Inoubliable

    Period of Stay: Aug 2013
    Nous étions 3 familles et avons séjourné durant 15 jours à 6 adultes et 5 enfants dans cette superbe villa où nous avons passé des vacances inoubliables. Gavalochori est idéalement situé pour rayonner dans les différents endroits intéressants à visiter (Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion, plus les superbes plages alentours...). A seulement 4 km de la villa se trouve le village d'Almyrida en bord de mer et Kalyves où l'on trouve tout le nécessaire en terme de plages, restaurants, supermarchés etc... Anestis, qui nous a accueilli le premier jour, est trés serviable et vraiment au petit soin pour nous. N 'hésitez pas à lui demander des conseils et des bons plans pour les endroits à visiter et les restaurants à ne pas manquer.
  • A perfect holiday!

    Period of Stay: Jun 2013
    We had two very nice weeks at Villa Keronia this summer! I must admit that we were a bit sceptical to book our villa online, but Chania Rentals were very professional, and we felt safe and good taken care of all the way. We were in Villa Keronia the two first weeks of July. When we arrived, a very nice couple met us at the villa. We were shown around, and were stunned both by the space and the design. It was all very good! (And we are a bit picky!) Everything worked very well in the villa. We are two families with small children (aged 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7) and the villa was very suitable for us. The only place where we were a bit afraid for the youngest child was on the terrace, because the "fence" was quite low. But both the garden and the house are very family friendly. We spent many days by the pool (excellent!!), but became very fond of the beach Almyrida as well. (Small and child friendly - but also nice waves for a bit of surfing). Some of us walked to the beach (about 3 km), but we recommend renting a car. There is just a short walk (200 m?) to the local store, and we went there every morning for fresh bread etc. But for larger shopping (for barbequing etc) we went to Chania. All in all a very good vacation!!
  • Excellent holiday home

    Period of Stay: Jul 2013
    We went for 8 days to Gavalochoro a small town between Rethymno and Chania. We stayed with two families in total 9 persons. The villa is great. Nicely situated close to gavalochoro and offers an excellent holiday experience with a nice pool and a terrace with a great view on the white mountains. Everything was very clean and comfortable. Not every sleeping room has airco but we had no problem sleeping at night. Thanks also to Anestis who welcomed us at exact the time we agreed and to the cleaning ladies who really used their creativity to make the beds in a pleasant way.
  • Sehr schöner Aufenthalt

    Period of Stay: May 2013
    Wir waren mit Tochter und Freunden insgesamt 8 Personen vom 01.05 bis 22.05.2013 hier. Ein neues sehr sauberes Haus in dem alles vorhanden war und jeder Wunsch erfüllt wurde. Es wurde 2 mal die Woche gereinigt und Wäsche gewechselt, wir wurden dabei immer mit Betten-Dekorationen verwöhnt ! Besonders erwähnenswert die Betreuung durch Herrn Anestis, seine Freundlichkeit, Hilfsbereitschaft und Ausflugsempfehlungen einfach toll ! Ein idealer Ort für Erkundigungen in jede Richtung. Ein kleiner Wermutstropfen sind die vielen bellenden Hunde im Dorf, trotzdem sehr empfehlenswert. Liebe Grüsse die Tiroler !
  • In search of wild flowers

    Period of Stay: Apr 2013
    Just to say that we had the best time staying at Villa Keronia in Gavalochori. The Villa was superb, spotlessly clean and comfortable! The small village of Gavalochori is beautiful with the best taverna, Gavalianos, for miles around. Monica, the owner, is very welcoming and an excellent cook! Anestis, who looked after us was full of local knowledge and friendly as indeed were all the villagers. We will definitely be back, we might even bring our husbands next time!