WI-4 Caves, Forts and Goats

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Azoyires – 99 Saints Cave – Ottoman Fort – Paleochora   Grade: Moderate   Total Distance: 12.5 km.

After a transfer to the village of Azoyires, 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 Ottoman 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.

Price:  € 12.00, which includes a map, route description and GPS track, and the transfer per minibus to the start of the walk. You can also book and pay in our office at the Kontekaki Street (next to the Chania Bank) in Paleochora.

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Highlights

Grade: ***  

Length: 12.5 km. 

Duration: 4.0 - 4.5 hrs.

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

Classification: moderate

Total ascent: 320 m. Total descent: 710 m.

Highlights:

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

Included:

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

Route

  1. Azogires
  2. Cave of the 99 Saints
  3. Ottoman Fortress
  4. Paleochora