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Essential Information
Sleeps (Max) 6
Bedrooms 3
Shower Rooms 2
Maid Service Included
Pool Private 10m x 5m
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 149
Car Hire Essential
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Tavernas 850m/10min walk
Restaurants Arismari 10min walk
Mini Market 950m/ 10min walk
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 35km/ 45 mins
Heraklion 130km/1hr 50mins
Villa Equipment
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Sun Lounger
Mosquito Window Blind
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Espresso pot
BlueTooth/USB Speaker
Nespresso* Machine
?Pool Airjets?
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Villa Yasemi  - Agios Pavlos, Gavalohori

*******NEW for 2020*********


This beautiful brand new Villa, being decorated and equipped over the winter 2019/20 will be totally complete to welcome its first guests in April.  Photos to follow, when the paint's dry!


Villa Yasemi offers the opportunity to reinvigorate  mind and body, ready to return to everyday life, totally refreshed. Set amongst the terraced farmland of the Apokoronas, criss crossed by ancient Byzantine donkey paths yet only 800m from the tavernas in the small village of Gavalahori, the Villa’s setting has the perfect combination of peace and tranquility, with convenience. 

The opulent outside living space at Villa Yasemi includes a mineral spa filtered swimming pool with jacuzzi bench, comfortably furnished poolside pergolas, firepit and BBQ area. There's  table football for the children - young and old.  On the other side of the house a ‘zen’ garden is planted with sweet scented herbs and features a pergola strung with tiny lights softly illuminating a wood platform furnished with plump cushions -  a  zone for yoga practice or general mindfulness. 

Sliding doors from the pool terrace makes the transition from  comfortable indoor to outdoor living space seamless. Two bedrooms on the ground floor each have doors to the terraces and the first floor bedroom has a dressing room with space for a childs bed or cot and it's own furnished terrace with far reaching views encompassing the beautiful White Mountains.



The surrounding woods and terraced farmland with its web of footpaths, will  appeal hugely to walkers and nature lovers and it’s a lovely 3 km walk  downhill to a small beach or  just 800m to Gavalohori village where you'll find  amongst the narrow streets,  3 excellent tavernas, a bakery and a couple of minimarkets, one of which offers a delivery service by quadbike.  It's also useful  to know that one of the village tavernas offers a great take away service, to enjoy an authentic Cretan meal  by your own pool

For a day by the sea, Almerida, just 5 kms away  and a small and low key resort,  offers a choice of tavernas strung around a crescent of soft sand where shallow waters lap onto the shoreline.

The White Mountains beg to be explored and Chania and Rethymnon are both within an easy drive.


Outside Villa Yasemi:

Swimming Pool - Tiled, 10m x 5m mineral pool (no chlorine, water is filtered with salt) with roman step entry, bench seat with air jets. Depth 1.00m - 1.60m.

Pool Terrace - tiled terrace with sun beds and pergola shade.

Front Covered Terrace - purpose built barbecue, sink and dining table with chairs.

Rear Terrace - spacious tiled terrace with table football, built-in corner sofa with gas fire pit for cozy evenings in Spring & Fall plus outdoor shower. Views of the pool & lush Cretan natural green backdrop.

First Floor Balcony – spacious tiled balcony with comfy chairs under pergola. Lovely views of the hillsides and the villages of Douliana and Ag Pavlos plus the peaks of the White Mountains in the far distance.


Inside Villa Yasemi:

Ground Floor, Open plan living room 

Sitting area - comfortable L shaped sofa, Sat TV (restricted English programmes), DVD, CD player, large sliding patio doors that lead to the terrace, pool and green hills towards Douliana village. Air con unit.

Dining Area – Wooden table and seating for 6. Large sliding patio doors lead to BBQ area.

Kitchen Area – Sink with window above, 4 ring electric hob, eye level electric oven & microwave. Breakfast bar with two stools. Espresso Coffee Machine, fridge freezer and dishwasher.

Twin Bedroom 1 – Two single beds, bedside table & wall lamps, mirror and wardrobe. Sliding patio door to terrace overlooking the pool and hillside view. Air con unit.

Twin Bedroom 2 – Two single beds, bedside table & wall lamps, mirror and wardrobe. Sliding patio door to balcony for morning sunshine. Air con unit.

Ground Floor Shower Room – Walk-in shower with rain shower attachment,  wash basin, WC and washing machine.


First Floor

Principle Bedroom 3, en suite shower room - 1 double bed with bedside tables and wall lights. Ensuite rain forest shower, wash basin, WC. Dressing room with sofa bed, wardrobe, dressing table with mirror. Three windows that face out to the pool and forest view whilst sliding doors lead to the spacious balconywith pergola and views of pool,villages and mountains. Air-con Unit.


Your Villa will be prepared for you on arrival with fresh bath and hand towels, beds will be made up.

For stays of 7 nights or more - house towels and bed linen will be changed every 3 - 4 days.

Pool towels are provided.

Complimentary Welcome Pack - on arrival you will find drinks and a few snacks to enjoy while you unpack and relax.

Wifi – free.

Parking - There is space for parking inside the villa grounds.


Check In

Check Out
Minimum 1 nights
Any day arrival
Instant Book

Price is the total accommodation price.
Our price also includes:

24/7 Local Assistance
Free Pool/Beach Towels
Free Essentials Grocery Pack
Free Air-Con
Free Cot
Free Highchair
Free WiFi
Payments required to confirm
  • 30% Required to Confirm your booking
  • Balance Due 8 weeks before Check-In
  • If within 8 weeks, 100% required to confirm
  • 24Hr Hold, No Charge, No Obligation
Tavernas 850m/10min walk
Restaurants Arismari 10min walk
Mini Market 950m/ 10min walk
Car Hire Essential
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 35km/ 45 mins
Heraklion 130km/1hr 50mins
Location of Villa Yasemi
Gavalochori, Crete

In the centre of the scenic Apokoronou Penisula, 3.5 km inland from Almirida and at the end of a green and wooded valley leading down to the sea, the village of Gavalohori has enjoyed something of a renaissance. This is in part thanks to a woman's co-operative where they make and sell local handicrafts such as lace and silk products. Many of the houses have been renovated in traditional fashion and the village has a pleasant air of both rural charm and prosperity.

...More about Gavalochori »

Google Maps & Earth images Please note:
We try to get the map location of our Villas as accurate as possible, but sometimes it may not be possible to show the precise location. In addition, Google earth images are not live and may have been captured some months/years previous.
So please only use this map as a guide, please free to call us if you have any questions.

Floor plans
Not to scale, for general guidance only, if you have specific questions/concerns about the layout of the property then please call us on 01789 297705.

2020 Car Hire in Crete
Group 01/01
to 11/05
to 06/07
to 08/09
to 05/10
to 31/12

 - Group B B

Hyundai I10, Fiat Panda 3dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


 - Group C C

Citroen C3, Nissan Micra 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group D D

Peugeot 208 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group E E

Peugeot 308, Nissan Note 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group F F

Suzuki Jimny 4x4, Vitara 1300cc 2 dr (Soft Top)/similar - 4 seats 


 - Group G G

Minibus Fiat Doblo, Citroen Berlino(inc Roof Rack/Air Cond)/similar-7 seats


 - Group G2 G2

Minibus Fiat Scudo, Citroen Jumpy (Air Cond)/similar - 9 seats


 - Group H H

Automatic Citroen C3, Hyundai i20 5 door (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group H2 H2

Automatic Nissan Juke, Toyota Auris (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group I2 I2

Cabriolet. Peugeot 308 2dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


 - Group K K

 Automatic Jeep Renegade (SUV/Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


Prices for 7 days hire

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Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports

We don't book flights, we prefer to stick to what we love doing ( finding the best villas in the best places) below is  a rather good app showing flight routes, airlines, prices with links to the airlines to book.

** Top Tip **, if you avoid flying at the weekends or in different durations, 5,10 16 nights, flights are often a lot cheaper, and remember with Freelance you can arrive ANY DAY at our villas, good eh ...

If you prefer to talk;

Alan Garner - IAG If you prefer to speak to someone, we have found Alan Garner at VHG  Flights (A fully ATOL bonded company ATOL5889) very helpful (mention our  name when booking), you can call Alan on 01444 225 618 during office hours.





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