Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

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Kokkino Horio means “red village” in Greek and was named for the red tiles on the roof tops. The village that was the main set in the 1960’s for the film of “Zorba the Greek”. Many of the elderly inhabitants were extras in the film and love to show you photos of themselves with Anthony Quinn. The main part of the village still has narrow streets and white washed houses. The outskirts of the village boast stunning sea views and, very often, wonderful mountain views as well. This interesting village is set on the side of a hill which has a cave leading to many passages that were made by the Germans during World War 2. At the entrance to the village is the glass blowing factory, where you can watch the craftsmen make beautiful products from recycled glass. Lower Kokkino Horio has a coastline that is dotted with sea caves, and Koutalas cove is a more private spot for swimming and snorkeling. The village has 1 excellent taverna which hosts occasional music nights during the summer, and a kafenio / mini market, but is only 5 minutes drive to Plaka, and 7 minutes to Almyrida.


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