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Villa Koukouvagia

Gavalochori, Nr Almyrida

Sleeps: 4 + 1
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

£875 - £1595per week


Private Pool
Sea Views


General Description

Nestled into the hillside with far reaching views over the sandy beach resort of Almyrida and a short distance to the popular village of Gavalochori, Villa Koukouvagia is a very private, modern, single storey villa set in a beautiful, well established plot boasting a newly built infinity pool.  The villa is situated within a large, gated plot with parking for several cars and comprises of 2 double bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms; ideal for couples and families.

The villa is peacefully located in an elevated spot with fantastic views from the many terraces and vantage points around the property; a perfect place to unwind but only a few minutes drive to the beach and local amenities.

Living areas

The villa is fully air-conditioned and open plan in design with light streaming in from the large windows and patio doors leading to a balcony overlooking the pool. All of the windows and doors have been positioned to take advantage of the fabulous sea and countryside views on the doorstep.

There is an eclectic mix of comfortable furnishings in the spacious, relaxing lounge area, from the 3 seater cream leather sofa with scatter cushions and 2 rattan armchairs arranged socially around a wooden coffee table to the beautiful beamed ceiling, impressive stone fireplace and large modern TV with satellite reception (not Sky).  

Adjacent to the large patio doors is a good sized, oblong table and chairs providing indoor dining capacity for up to 6 people. The doors lead onto a spacious terrace furnished with a mosaic table and 4 chairs; a convenient outdoor place to dine whilst soaking up those magnificent views. 

The very well-equipped kitchen (see amenities list) is situated to one side of the living area and separated from it by a low level counter top/breakfast bar. A large window lets in plenty of natural light and at the same time allows the cook to look out on those uninterrupted sea views.    

A couple of steps lead up from the dining area to a separate study/sleeping area and the two bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms (see below). The study area is furnished with a contemporary futon style sofa bed (which can sleep 1 child up to the age of 15 years), desk, chair and printer, it's ideal for those wanting extra sleeping space or attending to some occasional work matters.

Bedrooms and bath/shower rooms

Both double bedrooms are situated at the rear of the villa and have access on to a shared covered terrace; a lovely breakfasting spot or place to sit and chill out with your favourite book.

One double bedroom has an en-suite shower room and the other double bedroom has use of the main bathroom. Both bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and comfortably furnished with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space.

Steps lead from the bedroom terrace into the garden and bbq/poolside area with many paths to wander around for those who enjoy admiring all the wonderful mediterranean plants and flowers this well established garden has to offer.

Utility room

Accessed from outside at the front of the villa and to the rear of the covered car parking area, is a well equipped, separate, utility room housing a fridge, washing machine, iron and ironing board. There is also a sink and drainer.

External Areas

There is a newly built infinity style pool with spacious, very private, sunbathing terraces with views out to the sea and countryside which you can enjoy from the comfort of your sunbed. An adjacent, pergola covered, dining area, complete with a stone built BBQ, pizza oven, large oblong table and chairs has been built to provide a perfect place to dine al fresco or take a break from the sun with the pool never far away.

Internet Access

Free unlimited WIFI is provided via satellite.


At the edge of the driveway there is a steep drop and for this reason the owners do not accept bookings from families with children aged under 5. 

Although this villa is single storey, the outside terraces, garden and driveway are on many different levels and therefore is unsuitable for wheelchairs.     

More Information

Use the different tabs to view the villa's features and amenities, actual location and distances to the nearest beach, shop and taverna. The prices tab contains details of the weekly rate together with discount information and additional charges where applicable. You can check "LIVE" up to date, availability using the availability tab which will also confirm the price for your selected dates ***. If you want to book you can then follow the online prompts. Also see https://www.crete-escapes.com/booking.

*** In some cases relating to the low occupancy discount, the price may need adjusting by us. Please see the note on this page for more details https://www.crete-escapes.com/about-our-discounts

Holiday Rental Licence

EOT Ministry of Tourism - Crete EscapesVilla Koukouvagia is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number AMA 00000592935.

Koukouvagia (18)



Villa size

100m2 (single storey)

Plot size


Gated Plot



Yes (several cars with 1 covered space)

Air conditioning

Yes (throughout)

Mosquito screens

Yes (windows)

Ceiling fans


Safety deposit box

Yes (master bedroom)



Complimentary toiletries


Wifi internet access


Phone for emergency use and incoming calls




High Chair


Sofa Bed

Yes (request at time of booking - see prices tab)

Z bed


All bed/bath linen/towels

Yes (except cot linen)

Cot linen


Beach/pool towels


Central heating


Maid service and linen/towel change

Yes (see prices tab for more details)

Welcome pack on arrival


Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms

Single rooms


Twin rooms


Double / King rooms

Yes (x 2 - 1 x en-suite double and 1 x double)


Yes (x 1 - double bedroom)

Bath/shower rooms

Yes (x 2 - 1 x en-suite shower room and 1 x family bathroom with shower over)



Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

Full cooker/oven/grill











Yes (utility room)

Coffee maker

Yes (cafetiere type)



Electric juicer


Electric blender


Washing machine

Yes (utility room)

Tumble dryer


Iron & ironing board

Yes (utility room)


Yes (satellite reception - not SKY. Netflix compatible)

DVD player


CD player


Media system


ipod docking station

Yes (JBL)


Private Pool

Yes (36m2 - 9m x 4m. Depth - 1.2m - 1.5m. Pool shower. Access via aluminium ladder)

Shared Pool


Sun loungers

Yes (x 4)

Sun umbrellas

Yes (x 1 - large)

Garden chairs

Yes (including 1 x lounger chair)

Garden tables


Outdoor preparation area with sink



Yes (stone built/charcoal type)

Pizza oven






Full length mirror







Local Info

Chania airport - 45 minutes. Heraklion airport - 2 hours

Nearest Beach ­- Almyrida - 5 to 10 mins drive

Nearest Taverna Gavalochori or Almyrida - 5 to 10 mins drive

Nearest Shop ­- Gavalochori or Almyrida - 5 to 10 mins drive 

NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds.



10% of total rent

Pricing Notes

Prices quoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for up to 4 people occupying the villa and are not per person. The villa can sleep up to 5 with 1 child (up to age 15) using the sofa bed available; the sofa bed is charged at the rate of £10 per night.

Alternative length of stays of more than 7 nights are accepted and are charged pro rata.

Prices include air- conditioning, a welcome pack and all linen including  beach/pool towels and maid service with linen/towel change.

Maid service with linen/towel change** - 1 week stays - end of let clean and 2 week stays -  at the end of week 1 + end of let clean. For stays that do not fall into a 7 or 14 night pattern eg; 10 nights this service will be provided mid-stay ie; approx after 5 nights.

**except beach/pool towels which are only changed at the end of let however they can be washed using the laundry facilities in the villa during your stay.

There are NO hidden extras.

Options & Extras

  • Sofa bed: £10.00 per night

Low Occupancy Discounts

low occupancy discount for a single couple (use of 1 bedroom), of 10%,  is available at this villa except  for July and August dates.

Not allowed on late availability or special offer prices.

Loyalty Discounts

If you are a returning client and this is your 3rd (or more) consecutive booking with Crete Escapes or your 2nd separate booking in one season, you will qualify for our loyalty discount. Please quote voucher code LOYALTY05 when asked to do so during the online booking process or let us know when you contact us. Your reduction of 5% will then be deducted from the total price.

Short Breaks

Short breaks are normally only available for a minimum of 5 nights and will be charged at the 7 nightly rate unless otherwise advertised.  However, if the number of available days between existing bookings is less than 7 nights we may be able to accept bookings at a reduced rate subject to the owners agreement.

Short breaks are allowed within 3 days of arrival.



Booking Information

Change-over days are totally flexible but are subject to existing bookings taken either side. If a booking means that the owner would be left with too many "void" days we might not be able to accept it. If this is the case we will contact you without delay to discuss alternatives.

Payment can be made by bank transfer (sterling or euro) or by debit or credit card.

Additional Note: at the edge of the driveway there is a steep drop and for this reason the owners do not accept bookings from families with children aged under 5. 


Our travel information provides details of how to get to Crete including flights to both Chania and Heraklion airports.

If you want to book, please use the availability chart above to check your dates, you can then either book on-line, email  or call us on 0330 111 0061.

Please note: although the calendars show live availability and you can book on-line, please note that your booking is not confirmed until we have issued a confirmation of booking. You may prefer not to book your flights until we have confirmed the booking. 

Low occupancy discounts - unfortunately the online booking system automatically calculates the single couple or small party discount based on the number of people entered onto the booking form and the start day of your rental. There are 2 problems with this:-

a) If you are 2 people but not a single couple, or 3 or 4 people but not 2 + 1 or 2 + 2, the system will have automatically calculated a discount when it is not due. Please make use of the "additional notes" box on the booking form to tell us and we will adjust the price accordingly before we confirm your booking.

b) If your rental overlaps from a discounted period to a non-discounted one (or vice versa), the discount calculated will be wrong. In these cases we have to make the adjustment manually. You can still book on-line but we will need to change the price on receipt of your booking request. If the price increases we will contact you to confirm the new price before we confirm your booking and take your deposit.

Please don't let either of these issues put you off making a booking. The discounts are genuine and our villa owners welcome couples and smaller parties out of high season. We just can't fine tune the booking system to account for these 2 circumstances - sorry.




Floor Plans

Floor plans - Koukouvagia