Prefecture of Chania

Gavalochori

Gavalochori is a small  village situated in the Apokoronas area and not far from the sea side ( Soudabay, Almirida ). It can be reached either on the Almirida -  Vamos route or on the road Almirida to Xirosterni. The village is of historical importance. It is named after the Byzantine family of Gavalodon. In the village there are remains from the Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish periods, and artefacts found in Gavalochori proof that the village was inhabited in earlier times (Minoan, Neolithic and Roman times). On the village square of Gavalochori there is a 2. world war memorial. Most of the inhabitants still are farmers.

There are some good tavernas and villas and apartments to rent.

Sights

the churches

folklore museum

roman tombs

roman wells