CI-3 Pretty villages around Voutas

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Voutas - Sklavopoula - Paleochora   Grade: ***   Total Distance 27.5 km.

Your fascinating trip through authentic Crete starts in the former regional centre of Voutas. From there climb narrow lanes through tiny hamlets to Sklavopoula, an elevated village with many stories. Make the spectacular descent back to Voutas and from there to Paleochora.

Booking fee € 6.00, which includes a map, route description and GPS track, plus € 12.50 pp. for the transfer per minibus for you and your bike to the start of the tour. Book and pay in our office at the Kontekaki Street (next to the Chania Bank) in Paleochora.

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Grade: ***   

Length: 27.7 km.        

Duration: 2.5 hr.

Transfer: Paleochora - Voutasat an altitude of 280 m.

Classification: moderate

Total ascent: 620 m. Total descent: 900 m.


  • amazing circle of villages above attractive Voutas.
  • arduous climb to almost isolated, and elevated village of Sklavopoula.
  • visit some of the many chapels with amazing medieval frescoes.
  • long attractive descent back to Paleochora.


  • transfer and bike transport Paleochora-Azoyires
  • route description and map
  • GPS-track


  1. Voutas
  2. Paleochora
  3. Paleochora