Gavalochori village in November

Gavalochori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokoronas region about 3 km inland from the coastal village of Almyrida. Its location is 25 km east of Chania which takes about 20 minutes drive along the National Road. Gavalochori is an old historical village.
Gavalohori is a large old village with particularly interesting and well-preserved folk architecture.  In this officially protected, traditional village a lot of interesting buildings can be found, such as the 18th century two-roomed, arched olive oil press, the temples of Panagia and Agios Sergios, the old school and many residences. Many of the well-known Gavaliana wells still stand within a fantastic landscape.

In addition there is an excellent folklore museum, where you can see the history and the culture of the village. It is hosted in a renovated Venetian building with stone arches. The museum was founded in 1967 but was inaugurated in September 1993.

Finally, there is an agriculture and tourist women”s co-operation on the main square, which has a cottage industry producing knitting embroideries and laces of delicate art.

Many interesting walks exist around the village in the unique region of Apokoronas.

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