Kokkino Horio, the "Red Village".
Is situated 150 m above Souda Bay at the northern edge of Cape Drapanos and today a quiet spot.
Scenery of "Zorba the Greek" with Anthony Quinn
The name reminds us of the blood that ran during the Turkish occupation. In the last century the village became famous to be the scenery of "Zorba the Greek" with Anthony Quinn, who does not know it. The narrow lanes, the old houses and last but not least its Cretan people play an important role and you can still find the old kafenion.
Today the people of Kokkino Horio are used to foreigners and share their days, the dreamlike lanes and the beautiful view with foreign residents and holiday makers.
Traditional and modern glass blowers
Most of the today visitors have a look at the glass kiln working here since 1986. With tools that haven´t changed much throughout the centuries the glass artists design unique items in individual shapes and colours. In the shop you will find a large variety of goods offered by traditional and modern glass blowers and track down real glass creations. The place is open daily from 8am to 8pm, the glass blowers are at work from 8am to 3pm except Mondays.
Special painting art technique on mirrors
Taking the way to Plaka you will find the signs of another well known artist: Antonios Santorinios Santorinakis, living here with Jill his wife from England. In his atelier there is an exhibition with his special art technique on mirrors and more. He paints on glass in his own inimitable style, depicting the wild beauty of the island scenery but at the same time adding a local human note. Every Tuesday morning Antonios is glad to show visitors his technique. Every other day the exhibition is open.
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