Millions of villages throughout the world remain hidden gems until they receive media attention.
Gavalohori is a peaceful, quaint and traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokorona region about 3km inland from the equally beautiful coastal fishing village of Almirida.
Gavalohori is an old historical village with approximately 500 residents but this number swells in the summer months as tourists, relatives and visitors arrive.
Its name comes from the noble Gavaladon family (who gained possession of the village during the diversion of Crete to the 12 young rulers of the Byzantium in 1182).
Many of the well-known Gavaliana walls still stand within a fantastic landscape.
A typical Cretan village with a small square where a coffee shop, a bakery, a mini mart, two tavernas and other convenience stores can be found.
Many hills, mainly wooded with olive trees and carobs, are scattered through Gavalohori. It is a wonderful experience for visitors to walk throughout the village and enjoy the peace and beauty of the surroundings.
Many interesting buildings exist, such as the 18th century two-roomed, arched olive oil press, the temples of Panagia and Agios Sergios, the old school, and the historical folk art museum.
Just 5km from tranquil Gavalohori one can drive to Almirida, a picturesque coastal village. You may dine there in one of several seaside tavernas or relax sipping your drink by a bar during sunset.
The climate is mild and enjoyable for all.
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