Nio Chorio

A very quaint little village, still full of old charm, where the locals go about their daily business. Up the hillside in the old village is the old site of Koules the ruins of an old Turkish fortress. It was a key vantage point at that time to also view the ancient site of Aptera. Around the village square are a couple of kafenions and a surprisingly well-stocked mini market….

Meledoni

Meledoni is a cahrming Cretan village in the mountains of Apokoronas. From the village you have beautiful countryside views over the area and to the sea down at Kalyves and Geaorgeoupolis. The village is home of a large orthodox church and narrow streets and old houses invite you to stroll around. It is just 5km to Agios Pantes with its shops and taverna and the national road leading east to…

Macheri

One of the oldest villages in the Apokoronas. Steeped in history and tradition, where everything moves at a gentle pace. The Ministry of Culture issued EU grants to those wishing to comply to strict laws to restore old buildings. You will note that the roofs are tiled in the traditional way with red tiles. Parts of the old village date back from the late Venetian period. There is even an…

Litsarda

This small village has retained is traditional Cretan character. Not only for its delightful landscape, but, its utterly charming handful of residents. There are many lovingly-restored houses.It is also famous locally for its cultural events during the summer and one of the best local feast days on 15 August.

Kournas

The traditional Cretan village Kournas lies at at the only freshwater lake of Crete only 4km from the beach of Georgeoupolis. The lake lies in between mountains at 20m above sea level and is 22,5m deep at its deepest point. The fresh water lake is protected under Natura 2000 and offers shelter to turtles, ducks, eels and snakes. Water comes from mountain streams filling up the lake during winter months….

Kokkino Chorio

Most famous for being used as the backdrop for the film of Zorba the Greek, is a very picturesque village with some stunning coastal views. There is a delightful glass factory with objects made from hand-blown glass on site. At the village square there are a couple of mini-markets, cafes and tavernas. Kokkino Chorio hasbeautiful views over Souda Bay especially nice at night time with the village lights. You also…

Kefalas

The village of Kefalas is in a beautiful location and is the highest village of the Apokoronas Peninsula. (the name Kefalas means head). The Venetians left a strong impression on the village when they had homes and businesses here, including olive presses and arches which can still be seen today. The views are spectacularly impressive.

Kambia

Kambia is a quiet, small village, an ideal spot to relax and unwind. There are views to Souda bay and the White Mountains. Close by are the villages of Almyrida, Plaka which offer all the amenities, shops, mini-markets and tavernas.

Fres

The village of Fres is located a little to the west from the village of Vryses. It is situated at the foot of the White Mountains, in the heart of greenery. It is a charmingly traditional village. It boasts a large main square which is surrounded by cafes where the locals meet to socialise. An archway leads to the upper village and to the chapel of Our Lady of the…

Drapanos

The small village of Drapanos is crisscrossed with many roads and lanes. In this Cretan village you will find fantastic sea views over Souda Bay and mountain views. It is a rural tranquility to be enjoyed sitting at the kafenion and watching the world go by.

Douliana

This Cretan village is located on a little hilltop and offers you a cafe, taverna and mini-market. The houses in this traditional village are beautifully renovated and it is a joy to stroll around in the street. There are many cypres trees around and you will hear many birds while walking around the surrounding nature. In the forrest you will discover the hidden stone chapel Agios Iannis. The andy beaches…

Aspro

A tiny old hamlet with Greek houses as you have always imagined them. Wonderful views looking down over the coast. The village of Douliana is close by. It is a small peaceful village, hidden from tourism with crisscrossed winding lanes.