village in Chania
Armeni Village is just 14 kilometers from the city of Chania, located in the area of Apokoronas and belongs to Kantanos – Selino. It is one of the 34 villages that give life to the most fertile area of the prefecture.
Armeni is quiet and quaint village about 2 km inland, set in a beautiful green valley of avocado, orange and olive groves. In the shady village square there is a huge plane tree said to have been saved from the German tanks in the war by the villagers.
Armeni is considered by locals but also by many visitors as a paradise. This is supported by the huge trees, cover each area of it and sources of water gushing everywhere and end up in theriver Kyliari.
The name of the village is due to the Armenians who lived first time in the period of the empire of Nikiforos Fokas in 961 AD. The church of St. Nicholas, which you will see in Armeni, is large and imposing.
There is a police station, two tavernas - with spring water running through them, a kafenion, a souvlaki bar, a mini-market and a specialist cheese shop. The Kiliaris river runs through the village.
In the taverns of the village, you will eat great food and in cafes you can drink coffee and raki enjoying the shade of trees.
One of the reasons that have not been altered very traditional elements of the settlement in Armeni, and behavior of residents is because there are no resorts but only some minimal rental houses.
The wonderful sandy beach at Kalives, a large coastal village with many facilities is only 2km away. Chania is 30 minutes away and Chania airport is 40 minutes by car.