Villa Athermigo is a period house in the picturesque village of Gavalohori outside the historic town of Chania, Western Crete.
The villa can be rented as a whole to accommodate parties of up to 10 people or as individual self-contained Cottages each sleeping between 2 and 4 people.
Previously a 250 year-old olive oil press, Athermigo has been recently restored to create an elegant boutique-style villa that combines discreet rural chic with all the amenities that holidaymakers expect. If shared, guests in all three accommodation units share a luxurious lounge and kitchen as well as the courtyard and garden with its secluded private swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
The name Athermigo is derived from the traditional olive pressing process that is typical of the locality.
The three deluxe accommodation units are named after the trees on the property: Elia (Olive tree) sleeping 2- 4 Rodia (Pomegranate tree) sleeping 2-4 and Karydia (Walnut tree) sleeps 2.
The villa is perfect rural retreat on Crete ideal for a special holiday or wedding venue for your ceremony or reception – accommodating up to 200 dinner guests, and with the option to accommodate exclusively the bride and groom (it makes a perfect honeymoon destination) or accommdating their guests also (up to 8).
The house is a remarkable example of local, traditional architecture.Elements such as the main entrance, the stone openings, the interior patio, the traditional exterior oven, the well and the semi-circular arches typical of the architecture of the time, as well as the original oil extraction machinery, have all been preserved intact. This renovation process resulted in a luxurious and contemporary villa complex.
Athermigo makes for a very special setting, both for you and your guests. Not bookable online, please email for prices & availability
Price on quotation, please ask for details specifying your requirements and party numbers
Gavalohori is a beautiful traditional Cretan village inland from the coast and just a 10 minute drive from sandy beaches at Almirida and 15 minutes from Kalives Beach. The village itself has two charming tavernas, a local store, museum and a woman’s cooperative selling local crafts and produce. Vamos village with its art gallery, cafe-bar, live music and tourist office offering walking tours and cookery courses is also a short drive away.