Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0889-3;
Xerosterni is a village located in the Apokoronas region of the northwest coast of Crete, Greece, in Chania Prefecture. It is approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Chania. It is a small, traditional village located between Kefalas and Vamos. The village mainly consists of old traditional homes with fine views to the Cretan White Mountains or to the sea. There are no hotels, rental rooms or restaurants here - it is strictly residential. There is however a small cafe which sometimes serves snacks.The old name used to be "Viola", which is a beautiful Cretan flower.The new name Xirosterni means "dry cistern",or"dry well".
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