Arrival

You can use the buttons below to download easy to follow driving directions from the airport to the villa to print and bring with you. If you experience any difficulties during your arrival and need help please call

Steve Gendall on +30 697 484 3404

Click the picture to get Google Maps directions to Villa Koumos, Ear. Do Almirou-Ksiroterni, Gavalochori 730 08, Crete. GPS Coordinates:North 35.42271 East 24.21574

Park your car at the bottom of the drive. The key safe is on the wall to your left next to the wooden gate. The key code is 8268.

 

The door is double locked so you will need to turn the key twice to unlock it. The light switches are inside on the wall to your left. To connect to the WiFi network, use the code: koumos12

 

Tavernas

Gavalochori has a great choice of excellent tavernas in walking distance, serving food throughout the day. You can even phone for a delivery, if you prefer to stay at home. If you don't mind a short drive, there are many good restaurants along the beaches in Almyrida and Kalyves and in Vamos.

Walk down the hill into the village and Gavalianos Kafenes or Monica's is the first taverna you reach. Choose your food from the blackboard. Phone: +30 697 416 2507. They will deliver to the villa.

Turn left along the Vamos road and about 150 metres on the right is Aposperitis. A family run taverna with great food and a play area for children. Tick the form you're given with your food choices. Phone +30 2825 023095

At the village square, turn left and immediately right into a lane towards the museum and you will find Arismari. A good choice of fresh local dishes. They will deliver to the villa +30 2825 084066

Beaches

The local beaches are all sandy and have Blue Flag awards. Sunbeds are provided free by the beachside tavernas and cafes in return for your food and drink purchases. You can also use their toilet and changing facilities. Please take the blue striped towels from the villa for use on sunbeds.

The nearest beach is just a few minutes drive away at Almyrida. Turn right at the end of the lane, then left at the cemetery. Follow the road all the way to the sea. This is a sandy beach and suitable for children.

If you continue through Almyrida towards Kalyves after negotiating the hairpin bends downhill,as you approach the town, look for a road ahead of you. This brings you to a parking area by the beach.

Continue through Kalyves, keeping the sea on your right. On the outskirts of the town, there's an INKA supermarket on your left. Turn right down a track to the sea. This lovely beach is good for swimming.

Shopping

Gavalochori has a remarkable choice of shops. There's a bakery selling wonderful fresh baked bread, made on the premises and a general store, grocers and mini market selling a wide range of goods and fresh local produce. There's also a shop selling local handicrafts. All the shops are in or around the village centre, close to the tavernas. Everything is within walking distance. If you drive to Kalyves, you will find a great choice of small, specialist shops and also the nearest supermarket. The nearest bank and ATM is in Vamos. There are also ATMs in Almyrida, near the sea front.