Kokkino Chorio: the village of “Zorba the Greek”

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the view of the Souda bay harbour and the Akrotiri

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Kokkino Chorio is one of the traditional Cretan villages locals love. It is located close to Chania, but it became well-known through the 1964 movie “Zorba the Greek”, which was filmed in the village. Interestingly, many of its inhabitants were featured in the movie!

the beach where Zorba the Greek was filmed

Life in Kokkino Chorio

The village of Kokkino Chorio has preserved its traditional looks and the natives’ hospitality. Within the village, one can find some small shops and mini markets to cover daily necessities such as groceries. In the plateia, the village’s main square, there is a coffee place, a kafeneion, as it is called in Greek, and a taverna.

 

Why you should choose Kokkino Chorio

Crete, and especially the areas adjacent to Chania, are easily accessible by plane throughout the year! This means that foreign buyers interested in Kokkino Chorio, alongside Kalyves and Chania, will be able to prolong their summer vacations in a permanent second home.

 

Additionally, Kokkino Chorio is settled in a breathtaking geological environment: strolling northwest from the village, one will find unique caves and geological formations. On the other hand, the strangely shaped mountain crowning Kokkino Chorio is called Drapanokefala, which translates in the sickle-like head.

 

Kokkino Chorio has become a representative of Greek culture and life following the 1964 filming. And for good reasons! Alongside other areas of Apokoronas, the most northeastern district in Chania, Kokkino Chorio combines stunning views and crystal waters with convenience. You can easily reach Kokkino Chorio throughout the year, and in short distances and minute drives, you can find all that you may need! 

 

From the hills adjacent to Kokkino Chorio, one can discover gorgeous sea views. Do you want to explore villas in Kokkino Chorio and the surrounding areas?

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