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Gavalohori is a charming village on the Drapanos peninsula named after the Gavalas family who lived here during the reign of the Venetians. It offers wonderful views to the White Mountains, to the sea and the surrounding countryside. At the village square there are quaint kafenions as well as a bakery and shops selling local products. As in many other villages of the Apokoronas, the locals make there living from agriculture. The women of Gavalohori are famous for their lace making. Also worth seeing is the local museum, established in a restored house where traditional items can be viewed showing the Cretan way of life. Gavalohori is about 4 km away from the sea. The closest beaches are Almyrida and Kera. Vamos and Kalives are about 6 km away.