A traditional village located between Kefalas and Vamos in the Apokoronas region of Chania prefecture. The area consists of rolling hills and lush, fertile valleys bordered by the impressive White Mountains to the south and the glistening Mediterranean to the North.
Xirosterni is comprised of old traditional homes with lovely views of both Souda Bay and the White Mountains. There are no hotels, rental rooms or restaurants here – it is strictly residential with one village kafeneio. Only 2kms from the many amenities in Vamos (renouned restaurants, a post office, bank, and tourist shop), 9kms from Kalyves, and 6kms from the beach at Almyrida, Xirosterni has a private, remote feeling while still being well connected. In neighboring Gavalochori, you can visit a workshop of traditional cretan embroidery along with a folklore museum. The village is known for a music festival that is held every year on August 5th.