The Neighbourhood

From Xirosterni village, there are excellent small roads close by putting a whole myriad of villages, seaside resorts and attractions within easy reach.

If walking or cycling is your pastime you'll be in your element here. There are small roads and footpaths through olive groves and small cypress forests. Go and see the traditional villages and the surroundings of the Apokoronas area.

Enjoy sampling little shops and tavernas in Vamos, Vrisses, Gavalochori, Kalives, Almirida and Georgioupolis. The seaside resorts of Kalives, Almirida and Georgioupolis offer the best beaches for swimming in the region.

About 40 km away and easily reached by the National Road, Xirosterni sits almost midway between Chania and Rethymnon. Both towns with outstanding beauty are homes to a wide selection of historic places, but also to shops and restaurants.

Xirosterni itself has a small grocery shop and a traditional kafenion located about 600 m from Viola's Apartments. The Kafenion serves drinks and small dishes with a real Cretan accent.


Vamos / small shops, super market, tavernas, café-bars, health centre

Vrisses / small shops, super markets, tavernas, café-bars, post office

Almirida/seaside resort / small shops, super markets, tavernas, café-bars

Kalives/seaside resort / shops, super markets, tavernas, café-bars, post office

Kefalas / small super markets, tavernas, kafenia

Georgioupolis/seaside resort / shops, super markets, tavernas, café-bars

Gavalochori / small shops and super markets, tavernas, kafenia

Litsarda / pizzería

Chania / airport

Heraklion / airport

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In nearby Vamos there is the next taxi station and also a bus stop for Chania.