|Just a few minutes’ drive from Plaka is the village of Kokkino Chorio. Kokkino Chorio is popular because of its location and the fantastic views to both mountains and the sea.
Follow the signs to Kambia - right turn up the hill as you leave Plaka and follow the road as it sweeps up the hill- or go via the coast road and turn right up the hill at the end of the road to enter the village.
‘Kokkino Chorio’ translates literally as Red Village.
Dependant on which guide book you choose to read, this is because:-
of the red volcanic soil (just try getting it off your shoes before treading it into the house) in the area around the village
of the red tiles on the roof tops
of the blood that was spilt when the Turkish invaders ransacked the village many years before
Approximately 200 permanent residents live there. In the old and original part of the village there are narrow streets with white washed stone houses.