If you would like to stay somewhere within striking distance of Chania and are looking for a double bed, plus peace and quiet in a Cretan Garden of Eden with Noah’s Ark thrown in for good measure, then this is the mixture of metaphors you’ve been looking for! Some 500 metres from the tiny village of Varipetro and reached by a rough track through the olive groves, Maro’s Spitaki (little house in Greek) is destined to launch a thousand postcards!
Sandy beach, bit coarse but good when wind is up. Beachside tavernas/cafes right on beach.
Small narrow sandy beach, fairly shallow, nice for kids.
Arismari Taverna, Gavalochori
Amazing little taverna tucked off the main road, where the sq of the village used to be. Limited menu, but all just incredibly good, moussaka is fantastic! Tranquil atmosphere with tables on ledges underneath the large plane tree with old buildings surrounding with whitewashed walls. They a limited number of fresh dishes & grilled meat.
Gavalianis Kafenes, Gavalochori
Monica’s delightful little place in the center of Gavalochori offers Cretan dishes & often has live English bands playing in the summer. Hidden garden at the back, very friendly atmosphere.
Beach 4 km
Tavernas 300 m
Mini Market 250 m
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania Airport 35 kms
Heraklion Airport 131 kms
Ferry Port Souda 20 kms