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Neo Chorio

The village of  Neo Chorio is located in the middle of Apokoronas Province, about 25km southeast of Chania  rests comfortably against the side of a hill overlooking a lush valley of olive and orange groves. Its name means 'New village', and that because it was built in the ruins of a village destroyed by invaders of Crete. In the center of the village several coffee shops, a pharmacy, mini markets owned and some taverns. 

The most attractive in the village is the fort of Koules , that is on the top of the hill. The fort is not well preserved, with only a few walls standing and commemorating its glorious past. The building we see today was built by the Turks at the site of a preexisting Venetian tower to control the area of Kalives, the villages at the slopes of Lefka Ori and the passage from Apokoronas to Keramia. Koules was composed of a central, rectangular building with two semicircular artillery towers on the east and the west side.Another smaller fort was built just on the opposite peak. Water was supplied to both towers by a nearby tank, which still survives.

 

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