Kakopetros is a village in the prefecture of Chania, located at an altitude of 420 meters. It is 36 km from the city of Chania and there are about 100 permanent residents, who are mainly occupied in the production of olive oil, chestnuts, wine, fruit, honey, animal husbandry.
The districts of Kakopetros, located in the southwestern part of Platanias, are: Pontikou Platanos, Micheliana, Kotsifiana, Marketiana, Ganiana, Seli, Papadiana, Scholio, Metochi, Tsichliana, Ano Tsichliana.
There are two versions of the way the designation of the village was inspired. According to the first, the name was attributed due to the rough ground of the village. According to the second version, which is considered as the most prevalent one, a man named Petros used to live at the village during the Turkish rule and he caused fear to the invaders. The Turks had given him the adjective “kakos” which means bad in Greek.
Kakopetros is among the villages of martyrdom throughout Greece, because of the resistance of its inhabitants during the German occupation, when dozens of men, women and children were murdered by the Nazis.