With a combination of varied views, of the surrounding traditional villages and the sea, this piece of land is the centre from where you can explore the unique Apokoronas region: its rolling olive and cypress groves backed by a rocky ridge which drops to Crete's north coast and laced with wild flowers and views of snow-capped peaks in spring.
From here one may also explore the numerous beautiful sandy beaches of the Apokoronas region, such as Almyrida, Kalyves and Kera, the picturesque villages of the hinterland and the popular seaside little villages while the long stretch of sandy beach in Georgioupolis is also a short drive away.
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The district of Apokoronas in the north-eastern corner of the Chania prefecture and at the foot of the White Mountains is one of the greenest regions of Crete and contains some interesting sights, such as Lake Kournas, the island's only freshwater lake, picturesque villages and small beach resorts.
Neo Chorio is built in the hinterland of Chania, in a basin with lush vegetation, olive and orange trees. Madamas River crosses the village, which belongs to the municipality of Apokoronas and has about 500 permanent residents. Neo Chorio is located 25 kilometers from Chania, in the southeast side.
At Neo Chorio, visitors have the opportunity to admire the ruins of Kules, a fortress that was built during the Ottoman period, over older ruins dated from the Venetian era. From this fortress, the entire area around was controlled and protected, as it was manned by warriors, who fought the enemies through the turrets of the fortress.
At Neo Chorio you will be able to see the historical house of Sarides, a complex of a feudal residence, including a house and an olive mill with warehouses of the pre-industrial period.
Visitors can make a stop at the central square of Neo Chorio with the old platanus and the well, to be cooled and taste wonderful specialties and all sorts of delicacies, in all the small taverns of the village.