It doesn’t matter how well you think you know Crete, if you haven’t visited the Apokoronas villages in northern Chania, you haven’t experienced it at its traditional best.
You’ll immediately know you’ve looked into the soul of Chania when you visit its villages. And nowhere more so than in the Apokoronas, a collection of 34 settlements built in the shadow or valleys of Crete’s legendary White Mountains or by the coastline.
So close to the city of Chania that you’ll be astonished how completely they’ve kept their traditional ways, the villages radiate all the authenticity of this proud region of Crete.
You’ll experience it in all the crafts that surround you, and in the timelessness of the olive press you’ll visit, with a stone still being turned by a watermill. It is in the melt-in-the-mouth food and, above all, in the wide-eyed smile of locals who greet you as if they’ve known you forever.
The changing scenery of each season still determines the flow of daily life here. You’ll see it in the orchards and olive groves – from the serenity of the springtime bloom to the collective energy of harvest time in the olive groves and vineyards. And you’ll find it in the makeshift distilleries that come to life to create the local firewater (raki) that fuels the endless banter of the locals. It’s this love of life they so much want to share with you.
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