Gavalochori is a traditional village with lovely traditional houses in a very natural landscape, an ideal place for relaxing and tranquil holidays. The seaside villages of Almirida and Kalives are in short driving distance (3 km each) with many cafes, restaurants, and a long sandy beach.
Its name comes from the noble Gavaladon family (who got the possesion 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 traditional art museum also stands in the village. A few traditional grocerries, minimarkets and tavernas are provided in the centre of the village. Finally, there is an agriculture and tourist women co-operation, which has a cottage industry producing knitting embroideries and laces of delicate art.
Many hills mainly wooded with olive trees and carobs are scattered through Gavalohori. It is simply necessary for the guest to try a walk around the village and enjoy the peace and beauty of the nature. The climate is mild and beneficial for the health of the inhabitants. You can combine the tradition to the nature and the landscape in Gavalohori village.