Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Kalo Chorio Village

What to Know Before Visiting Kalo Chorio Village

Kalo Chorio is a village located 25.7 km from Heraklion, Greece, at a height of 320m above sea level. It is situated at the crossroads at km 16.7 on the National Road to Agios Nikolaos and on the road to Gouves-Koxare-Kalo Chorio. The village was previously known as Stravorina, as mentioned in old documents. However, the present name was given in the decade 1830-1840. The village had 298 inhabitants in 1981, which remains the current population.

The Maza hilltop, southeast of the village, is 457 metres high and is believed to have been a town from the 10th to the 8th c. BC. The highest part of the hill was used as a shrine in the Middle-Minoan years, and clay figurines and offerings were found there. The shrine lay quite close to the town and stopped being used in Proto-Geometric years. Archaeologists, including N. Platon, believe that the name Maza comes from pre-Hellenic years and means Mother Earth.

Traces of ancient installations have also been found northeast of the village, by the country road that leads from Kasteli to Hersonissos. Remnants of water tanks by a source that is still in use today have been discovered, which probably belonged to the Hersonissos aqueduct. Parts of the aqueduct are still visible today in Aposelemi valley. Additionally, there is an interesting gorge close to Kalo Chorio, in the valley of Aposselemis river, which is worth seeing for nature lovers.

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Best Hotels in Kalo Chorio Village

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Best Villas in Kalo Chorio Village

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Best Apartments in Kalo Chorio Village

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Best Holiday homes in Kalo Chorio Village

"Thimises" traditional-stone village house

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  • ΧΑΡΑΣΟ

Set in Kharasón in the Crete region, “Thimises” traditional-stone village house has a patio. It features a garden, a terrace, inner courtyard views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hot tub. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a hot tub. A a baby safety gate is also available for guests at “Thimises” traditional-stone village house.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 11 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 20 km from “Thimises” traditional-stone village house.

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€118.8

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  • 2.8 km

Green Residence by Good Life

  • 10 / 10
  • AGRIANA

Located in Hersonissos, 7.9 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 23 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Green Residence by Good Life offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

The holiday home offers a continental or Italian breakfast.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Green Residence by Good Life, while hiking and walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

Venetian Walls is 24 km from the accommodation, while The Palace of Knossos is 25 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 17 km from Green Residence by Good Life, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€168

/night

  • 4.2 km

Hermes Casa Hersonissos

  • 9 / 10
  • ΑΝΩ ΧΕΡΣΟΝΗΣΟΣ

Offering a garden and quiet street view, Hermes Casa Hersonissos is situated in Hersonissos, 26 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 27 km from Venetian Walls. The air-conditioned accommodation is 11 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The holiday home with a balcony and garden views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a terrace.

The Palace of Knossos is 28 km from Hermes Casa Hersonissos, while Lake Voulismeni is 40 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 19 km from the accommodation.

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€127.45

/night

  • 4.2 km

Krinos Suite-Magnificent Sea view

  • 7.2 / 10
  • Apostolou Tsapaki 3

Located in Hersonissos, 2.8 km from Limenas Hersonissou Beach and 11 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Krinos Suite-Magnificent Sea view provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. This holiday home features accommodation with a patio.

The holiday home is equipped with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home, while hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 26 km from Krinos Suite-Magnificent Sea view, while Venetian Walls is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 19 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€66.96

/night

  • 4.3 km

Casteliana I

  • 7.3 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Κόξαρης - Γουβών

Located in Gouves in the Crete region, Casteliana I has a terrace. The accommodation is 5.4 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned holiday home is composed of 2 separate bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. A flat-screen TV is provided.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from Casteliana I.

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€95

/night

  • 4.3 km

Ilianthos Traditional Maisonette

  • 8 / 10
  • Apostolou Tsapaki 3

Situated within the Old Town Hersonissos district in Hersonissos, Ilianthos Traditional Maisonette has air conditioning, a balcony, and garden views. It has a garden, a terrace, sea views and free WiFithroughout the property.

This holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with an oven and a toaster, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom fitted with a shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

Limenas Hersonissou Beach is 2.7 km from Ilianthos Traditional Maisonette, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 20 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€60

/night

  • 4.4 km

FAQ

Where is Kalo Chorio located?

Kalo Chorio is located 25.7 km from Heraklion to the right at the crossroads at km 16.7 on the National Road to Agios Nikolaos and on the road to Gouves- Koxare- Kalo Chorio. It is at a height of 320m above sea level.

What is the history of Kalo Chorio?

The present name Kalo Chorio does not figure in old Venetian documents. The village was called Stravorina in the old days, and there is a reference by Barozzi in 1577 to a village Stravorina in the district of Pediados. In the 1583 Register, the village Stravorina is mentioned as having 76 inhabitants and in the Turkish census of 1671 Istavrine is quoted as having 21 charatsa. However, Chourmouzis Vizantios in 1842 mentions Kalo Chorio, the present name was therefore given in the decade 1830-1840.

What is the population of Kalo Chorio?

The village counted 298 inhabitants in 1981 which is also the current population.

What is the Maza hilltop?

The Maza hilltop, southeast of the village, is 457 metres high. According to archaeologists, the name Maza comes from pre-Hellenic years and means Mother Earth. The pile of stones on the hill was a town from the 10th to the 8th c. BC. The highest part was undoubtedly used as a shrine in the Middle-Minoan years, and clay figurines and offerings were found there. The shrine lay quite close to the town. The shrine stopped being used in Proto-Geometric years.

What ancient installations have been found near Kalo Chorio?

Northeast of the village, by the country road that leads from Kasteli to Hersonissos, traces of ancient installations have been found along with remnants of water tanks by a source that is still in use today. These water tanks probably belonged to the Hersonissos aqueduct, parts of which are still visible today in Aposelemi valley.

Is there anything else worth seeing near Kalo Chorio?

There is an interesting gorge close to Kalo Chorio, in the valley of Aposselemis river, worth seeing for nature lovers.

What is the average temperature in Kalo Chorio Village?

The average temperature in Kalo Chorio Village ranges from 15°C to 30°C, depending on the season.

Where is Kalo Chorio Village located?

Kalo Chorio Village is located on the eastern coast of Crete, Greece.

What is the nearest airport to Kalo Chorio Village?

The nearest airport to Kalo Chorio Village is Heraklion International Airport, which is approximately 45 km away.

What are some popular attractions in Kalo Chorio Village?

Some popular attractions in Kalo Chorio Village include the Agios Nikolaos Archaeological Museum, the Voulismeni Lake, and the Kritsa Gorge. Additionally, visitors can enjoy the beautiful beaches and traditional Cretan cuisine.

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