For those looking an exceptional house for sale in Apokoronas this property provides a magnificent opportunity to acquire am attractive real estate asset in a striking location close to a wide range of amenities:
Additionally, there are very good transport links to other parts of the area offering unlimited options for relaxing or adventure trips to spectacular beaches, exceptional gores and historical monuments.
Leisure: There are a wide range of sport activities in the beach front and in surrounding areas to include Golf Courses (the closest is 8 km away), water sports, and nearby outdoor activities centers include horse riding, jeep safari, trekking and bike tours.
General: There are a good selection of gourmet restaurants, dentists, doctors, banks, schools, supermarkets within the local vicinity.
Kokkino Chorio – Apokoronas – Historical Facts
According to the tradition, the name “Red Village” was attributed to the settlement during the Turkish occupation, when the Ottoman Army slaughtered all women and children of the village and the blood was flowing all over the place, making everything red. The village also plays host to an impressive tunnel complex which was used in World War II by the Nazis as an artillery spotting point.
The Nazis violently forced the local villagers to construct the tunnel under horrendous conditions and with no way to escape from the site. Three canons and many missiles were placed in embrasures so that they could patrol/control the whole of Souda Bay.
Nowadays, there are at least two entrances to the tunnels that takes you straight down to the complex. Upon entering, visitors walk through a series of rooms moving eastward but a torch (flashlight) is necessary if you want to explore every corner of the tunnels. Some of the corridors are blocked off, bringing you to unexpected dead ends.
However, the tunnel complex is small so there is no worry of getting trapped. In 2006 a war memorial to those killed during World War II was constructed at the entrance to the tunnels.
Kokkino Chorio – Apokoronas – The Caves
The exceptional volume of mysterious, yet magnificent caves is what distinguishes the area in Kokkino Chorio from other places of interest in Apokoronas. Many of Apokoronas caves, and of Crete in general, are connected with religious rituals and myths dating back to the Minoan years. For the time being, not all the caves are open to the public.
However, it is possible to access some of them with the appropriate equipment. Karavospilios cave is situated at the coastal region of Kokkino Chorio, Katalimata is located in the heart of the area and the most famous among them – Drapanos Cave is located just 2 km away from the village.
Here you can learn more about Kokkino Chorio and it’s history.