Enjoy the beauty of Apokoronas, in North-East Prefecture of Chania where you can build the home of your dreams on this 9.000 sq. plot surrounded by beautiful scenery and overlooking the Souda Bay. This is the ideal spot for a lovely vacation home or a commercial property.
This plot for sale in Kokkino Chorio is located at a very idyllic point, at a top of a hill, with stunning distant sea views over Souda Bay, the White Mountains, and spectacular sunsets, thus imparting you a sense of calmness and serenity. Perhaps this is why the village is so popular with holiday makers from the UK, Germany and Scandinavia who wish to enjoy the peace and seclusion and enjoy a slower pace of life!
Despite its sleepy atmosphere, Kokkino Chorio does in fact feature two beautiful tavernas and an excellent mini market – all within a short drive of the property. Almirida, a quite yet beautiful resort with a spectacular beach and all basic amenities it is located just 3. 5 km from the property. The charming city of Chania is located approximately 25.00 km from the plot.
Kokkino Chorio Village
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.
You can find more information about the area in our dedicated Apokoronas Property Guide .
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.
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