WI-4 Caves, Forts and Goats

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Azogires – 99 Saints Cave – Turkish Fort – Paleochora   Grade: Medium   Total Distance: 11.5 km.

From the village of Azogires the walk starts with a steady climb to the ‘cave of the 99 Saints’, a spot of legends. The cave proves to be much more than a simple cavern, it is a complex of huge cracks of intriguing beauty high on the mountain slope. Next stop are the ruins of a small fort dating back to the Turkish domination; an amazing location with formidable views. A long and gradual descent along a century’s old mule path – only recently cleaned and restored by Paleochora Nature - brings you back into Paleochora.

Booking fee € 6.00, which includes a map, route description and GPS track plus € 7.50 pp. for the transfer per minibus to the start of the walk. Book and pay in our office at the Kontekaki Street (next to the Chania Bank) in Paleochora.

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Grade: ***  

Length: 11.5 km. 

Duration: 3.5 - 4.0 hrs.

Transfer: per minibus from Paleochora to the start of the walk in Azoyires

Classification: medium

Total ascent: 320 m. Total descent: 700 m.


  • Ayion Pateron caves
  • Turkish fort
  • spectacular views over the Lybian Sea


  • route description and detailed map
  • GPS-track
  • transfer Paleochora-Azoyires


  1. Azogires
  2. Cave of the 99 Saints
  3. Turkish fort
  4. Paleochora