Who says only Chania Old Town is beautiful and alluring? Crete is full of really eye-catching and fascinating villages and the region of Apokoronas is famous for its small, yet of exceptional beauty settlements and villages.
They are located near the coastline or near the impressive White Mountains overlooking the Aegean Sea, medieval, historical, with narrow streets adorned with bougainvillea. The best summary of the Cretan essence is located in Apokoronas.
The major villages of Apokoronas are Vamos, Armenoi and Vryses, with police, municipal and utility offices as well as taverns and large churches; Kalyves, Almyrida and Georgioupoli are the largest beach resorts in this part of Crete.
The district capital Vamos, home to only 600 permanent residents, serves tourists exploring Crete’s northwestern coastline. Tourism and agriculture are the major local industries, with much construction and quarrying to satisfy the demands of many foreigners eager to buy or rent properties in what used to be beautiful and traditional villages.
At the present time, Gavalohori is among the more popular villages for foreign buyers, with a large amount of often low-quality building taking place. Many residents or workers in Chania also have homes in the area.
From cobblestone paths, to 19th century churches, and from Venetians remains to luscious green fields – these authentic Cretan villages in Apokoronas will surely charm you away.
Surrounded by lush green fields, olive groves and wildflower meadows, the village of Nipos in Apokoronas is a reminder of the authentic Crete. The tranquil, unspoilt village is brimming with beautiful houses and small chapels.
Adding to its beautiful architecture and picturesque country setting between the White Mountains and the Apokoronas area are a number of World War II monuments and a stunning tavern serving traditional dishes.
The village of Nipos is located 8 km from Vamos and 2 km from Vrisses. The charming Old Venetian Harbour in Chania is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the village. Those who are familiar with Apokoronas must have at least heard of Nipos Village; one of the most magnificent spot to witness the vast treasures of nature in Crete.
This is not a very populated village comparing to the sea side resorts in Apokoronas area. Located about 8 km from Vamos and 2 km from Vrisses equipped with unspoiled nature and a magnificent landscape. Moreover, each and every local products like cuisine, agricultural activities and a selection of cultural attractions will surely delight your visit in Nipos.
One word – variety. And Nipos has heaps of it. This fascinating landscape in Nipos village in Apokoronas is both sleepy and captivating with snippets to satisfy everyone. The nature is lush green and consists mostly of chestnut trees, olive groves and fruit trees.
With magnificent plane tree forests and natural springs of exceptionally beauty the area provides endless possibilities of hiking, walking, mountain biking and trail running.
The region of Apokoronas extends from the foothills of the White Mountains north to the coast, in a wide plain with rolling hills. To the east, Cape Drapanon rises above the plain and extends out into the Sea of Crete.
The area is very green and fertile. The Kiliaris river, known in antiquity as ‘Pyknos’, runs through the region. Robert Pashley suggested that the name ‘Apokoronas’ came from the ancient city of Ippokoronas or Ippokoronion, also cited by Strabo.
There is a unique culture in the area of Apokoronas that sets it apart from anywhere else in Crete. From the cuisine to how they spend their time with family and enjoy the present and cherish every moment of life.
There are many ways to discover this way of life, but exploring the lesser-travelled but equally stunning locations on these spectacular villages is one of the best!
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