Kokkino Chorio is a small, traditional Greek village situated on the rugged coast with magnificent across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri Peninsular. To the south the White Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop. The village is famous for its role in the film of “Zorbas the Greek’ based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis the internationally famous Cretan writer. Still the owner of the local ‘kafenion’ in the centre of the village is proud to talk about Antony Quinn and show his photographs.

 A small glass workshop on the outskirts of Kokkino Chorio recycles glass to produce items from “blown” glass. This process can be observed in the mornings and purchases can be made of beautiful lamps and glass ornaments produced.

Overlooking Kokkino Chorio is the strangely shaped  Drapanokefala Mountain or Calapodha (so named during the Venetian occupation). The coastline northwest of the village is an extremely interesting place for experienced walkers, with its ground formation and caves, such as the caves of Petsi (or Karavotopos) and Katalimata, which is located at the centre of the village.  At cape Drapano, approximately 10 metres under water, is the impressive Elephant Cave, an area 60m² full of stalactites and stalagmites of various shapes and colours.

Properties for sale in Kokkino Chorio

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Freedom Villa (4 bed)
Villa Freedom is an impressive secluded stone villa set in its own 4000m² plot. The 4 double bedroom property is available for sale in Crete. The villa has central heating and an open fire place and is set in a private location. There are 3 terraces and 5 balconies with comfortable chairs, dining areas and sun beds providing a choice of shade or sun. On the ground floor is a large open plan kitchen dining area with 2 en-suite bedrooms with balconies and on the first floor is an open pl ...
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Jasmine Panorama villa - 2 bed
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Rentals available in Kokkino Chorio

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Becalie Villa (Sleeps 6 + 2) Holiday villa in Cret
Villa Becalie, a holiday villa completed October 2008, has a relaxing ambience and contemporary décor and is situated on a large secluded plot on the Drapanokenfala Mountain overlooking the traditional village of Kokkino Chorio, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete. There is a large balcony on the first floor the full width of the property from which you can enjoy uninterrupted sea views over Souda Bay and the White Mountains. After a day relaxing by the private pool or on one of the beautiful san ...
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Chrysseli Villa (Sleeps 6-8) Holiday villa in Cret
Villa Chrysseli is a magnificent holiday villa overlooking the Bay of Souda and across to the White Mountains. The pool area in front of the villa has uninterrupted views and is a fantastic place to relax and drink in the scenery. The villa is 5 minutes walk to the village of Kokkino Chorio with a taverna and mini-market and 5 minutes drive to the private beach of Kokkino Chorio or 10 mins to the main beach at Almyrida. The villa has many terraces and balconies to soak up the sun or rest in ...
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Legenia Villas
In the province of Apokorònas lies the village of Kokkino Chorio one of the most beautiful and historical villages of Western Crete. Here you will find three wonderful holiday villas that combine a splendid view to Souda Bay and Akrotiri, dominated by the White Mountains (Lefkà Òri). Legenia Villas have been designed and equipped with special care and attention to detail constituting an ideal choice for your holidays. These villas cover a surface of 2,500sq.m. and feature uniquely planned outd ...
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This newly built private complex of 4 two bedroom and two bathroom holiday villas with a shared pool and terraced area is situated on the edge of the village of Kokkino Chorio in the Apokoronas area of Crete. The village taverna and mini-market is within 5 mins walking distance. The villas have air conditioning with private balconies giving sea and mountain views. These villas are suitable for families who want to holiday together and still have their private space. The shared pool and large ...
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Stella Maris (Sleeps 5)
Villa Stella Maris is situated between the villages of Plaka (5 mins drive) and Kokkino Chorio (5 mins drive) in the Apokoronas area of Crete. The beaches of Almyrida (10 mins drive) and Kokkino Chorio (5 mins drive) give a choice of a bustling seaside Blue Flag sandy beach or the local secluded sandy bay ideal for quiet relaxation or snorkelling. Both local villages have mini markets and tavernas. This impressive villa has 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and one single, and 2 shower rooms. A beautiful ...
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Villa Kapare (Sleeps 6) Holiday villa in Crete
Villa Kapare is a traditional, lovingly restored holiday villa in the traditional Cretan village of Kokkino Chorio with the added advantage of enjoying panoramic views of Souda Bay and the White Mountains, situated in the Apokoronas area of western Crete. Furnished in traditional style and incorporating modern amenities this villa is idea for those who wish to enjoy a traditional Cretan holiday in the heart of Kokkino Chorio. Villa Kapare is within walking distance of the local mini market and t ...
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