The Olive Mill

Western Crete, Crete, Greece

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Prices for this property are available on request, please call the number below to speak to a Villa Specialist about pricing and availability.

+44 (0)20 7261 5499

Our view

A fabulous authentic property within walking distance of the picturesque village of Gavolchori and within easy reach of sandy beaches.

In brief

  • In the heart of the village
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Breakfast service included

About the villa

This property is a 250 year-old olive oil press that has been recently restored to create an elegant  villa that combines discreet rural chic with modern amenities, in the picturesque village of Gavalohori outside the historic town of Chania. The property is an ancient monument, a remarkable example of local, traditional architecture. Elements such as the main entrance, the stone openings, the interior patio, the traditional exterior oven, the well and the semi-circular arches typical of the architecture of the time, as well as the original oil extraction machinery, have all been preserved intact. 
The three cottages are named after the trees on the property: Elia (Olive tree), Rodia (Pomegranate tree) and Karydia (Walnut tree). 
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Villa details


central area

  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Steps down to furnished circular dining area
  • Bar area
  • 2 WCs

elia cottage - external access

  • Open plan cottage with built-in double bed, shower room and TV
  • Staircase lead up to first floor with 2 single beds (end to end) on mezzanine (open to floor below) and door to small terrace

rodia cottage - external access

  • Spacious open plan cottage with sitting area, double bed (King size, can be twin) and in-room bath tub with hand shower
  • Steps lead up to mezzanine level (open to floor below), with double bed, shower room and door to terrace
  • WC

karydia cottage - external access

  • Double bedroom (king size bed) with shower room en suite


Children's Facilities

  • Complimentary cot
  • Complimentary high chair


  • WiFi
  • In each cottage: 32" Satellite LCD TV
  • Television in central area
  • iPod dock

Keeping Cool

  • Independent Ecological Air Conditioning throughout

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Mini-fridge in each cottage

Private Pool

  • 14.7m x 4.5m
  • Plunge Pool m x m
  • 1.7m x 1.5m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Ladder Access
  • Jacuzzi

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryers For All Bathrooms
  • COCO-MAT mattresses
  • Fireplace in each cottage
  • COCO-MAT mattresses
  • Fireplace in each cottage

Something Special

  • Breakfast service
  • Bathroom amenities
Shaded area with soft seating
Shaded area with soft seating

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 3 hours per day 7 day(s) per week

available on request at an additional cost

  • Selection of wines available for purchase
  • Cook service*
Shaded area with soft seating
Shaded area with soft seating

Important Information


A CV Representative in Greece will be in touch with you by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 14:00. Departure by 12:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

EOT Tourist Licence number:



  • Restaurants, mini market and bakery in Gavalochori, 700m
  • Nearest pharmacy, bank and supermarket in Kalyves 7km


  • Almyrida (sandy) beach 5km


  • Chania airport 36km
About the area

Western Crete

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When it comes to sheer character and beauty, there are many who consider Crete to be a true Grecian gem. It’s the country’s largest island with contrasting landscapes, a distinct culture and an atmosphere immersed in charm. It also offers a treasure trove of riches from villages steeped in tradition, the landmark White Mountains, secluded coves and architecture from the pages of history through to delightful coastal areas and lively resorts. It is this western part some say is the most enticing; it’s where you’ll find enchanting towns, a good range of beaches and pockets of local life untouched by the passage of time

Find out more about Western Crete



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