Villa Philia is set in the pretty village of Gavalochori and offers beautiful countryside views from the pool and the penthouse. The property is built in traditional style and maintains many original features including stone-arches and beamed ceilings. The villa comprises two separate apartments; the Penthouse on the upper floor and the Cottage on the ground floor below. The friendly owner, Koula, also retains a small apartment downstairs, connected to the cottage and garden, and lives onsite.
Villa Philia is just a short walk uphill (10 mins/400 metres) from the centre of Gavalochori village, a traditional Cretan village with two cafes and two good tavernas. There is also a bakery and a minimarket in the village and sandy beaches are just a 10/15 drive away.
Villa Philia Cottage is situated on the ground floor of the property and sleeps up to 4. It features one double bedroom and a living room with a double bed, dressed as a sofa, and fireplace. The cottage has charming traditional features including stone walls, Cretan arches and wooden ceilings and has a very cosy feel. There is a second sitting room area with TV, a kitchen with dining area and a bathroom with bath and shower attachment.
From the kitchen/dining area a door leads out onto a spacious terrace and garden, shaded by fruit trees and with table and chairs for al fresco dining. Just beyond the terrace/garden area is the swimming pool which is shared with the Penthouse above.
- Air Con throughout
- Free WIFI
- Satellite TV/DVD
- Washing machine
- Pool 3x 5m depth 1- 1.6m
- Tavernas & mini market short walk
- 10 mins drive to Almirida’s sandy beach, shops, cafes & restaurant
- 15 mins drive to Kalyves beach & all facilities