Gavalchori in North Western Crete is an attractive traditional Cretan village of winding narrow flower filled streets. Once an ancient settlement, the village has some buildings still remaining from the Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish Eras.
Things to see:-
- The old olive mill with Venetian arches and the Venetian wells
-Gavalochori Museum – a historical and folklore museum housing some locally discovered artefacts, as well as giving the visitor a clear idea of the appearance of a traditional Cretan house. The museum houses examples silk making, stone cutting and wood carving.
-The Women’s Co-operative. Local women make and sell their home made products such as pottery, rugs and lace making which has been revived in the village.
There are two excellent tavernas in the village – Monica’s cafe/taverna in the village centre and Arismari, in a small courtyard setting.
Bakery and minimarket.