Xirosterni is a small village and part of the municipality of Apokoronas, in the regional unit of Chania. The location of the village is between two larger villages, Vamos and Kefalas, and approximately 25 kilometers away from Chania, in the northeast side. The name Xirosterni means dry water tanks.

This picturesque village is approximately inhabited by 40 people who have built their homes traditionally, at an altitude of 240 meters above sea level. There are no hotels or other facilities of mass tourism. Visitors will only find rooms for rent or luxurious villas built traditionally and integrated in the beautiful natural environment.

At the square of Xirosterni there are taverns with traditional Cretan cuisine and a traditional cafeteria. For everything you might need to buy or any other service, you should drive to Vamos, because neither the neighboring hamlet of Litsarda neither Xirosterni have developed their tourist infrastructure.

The central church of Xirosterni is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Savior Jesus Christ and the locals celebrate it on the 5th and the 6th of August by organizing a big feast with Cretan music, dance and delicious traditional food, lasting until the morning!

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