The region of Apokoronas offers itself for a special daily trip that you simply must not miss. It is located next to the city of Chania and it is consisted of 75 picturesque villages, lost in the mountains, perched on slopes and spread in front of the Sea of Crete. It is hard to see them all, but start with a walk around the tourist-attracting village of Kalyves, meet the picturesque Armenoi, the tradiotional Gavalohori, the historic Vamos, Kaina with a view to the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) and end up at Obrosgialos for a swim! Finally, eat some traditional yoghurt with honey in Vrisses, next to the water, meet the “newly-biult” Douliana and wrap it up at the beautiful Lake Kournas for a swim, as well as water-bike riding. Apokoronas combines the mountains and the sea through a wonderful, yet difficult route that needs caution…Vamos!
Suggested visit time: 1 day
The know it all says: It got its name by the Venetian castle of Apicorno, which was destroyed in 1538 by the notorious pirate Barbarossa (Kalyves region)!