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Paleochora Nature IKE WI-1  Views above Paleochora

WI-1 Views above Paleochora

Vasilaki - Kerea - Paleochora   Grade: Easy   Total Distance: 5.5 km. This relaxed short walk is a perfect introduction into the pleasures on foot that Crete can offer. A short transfer brings you to the start of the walk close to the tiny hamlet of Vasilaki. Nearing this attractive village you will be surprised by its wealthy greenery and beautiful old houses. From here an old mule track brings you to the antennas on top of the mountain Kerea (365 m.) with stunning views over Paleochora and the south coast as far as the White Mountains above the Samaria Gorge. An easy descent takes you back into Paleochora. Price: € 9.00, 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.

Paleochora Nature IKE WI-2  Gods, Graves and Vultures

WI-2 Gods, Graves and Vultures

Voutas - Ayia Triada - Azurro Beach     Grade: Easy-Moderate    Total Distance: 9.4 km. After a transfer to the village of Voutas, the walk starts following a well-defined track into the Pelekaniotiko valley which is dotted with spring flowers and leads to a steep rocky slope where several vultures nest each year. The next stop is the authentic hamlet of Ayia Triada. From there descend slowly to the beautiful Azurro Beach.  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.

Paleochora Nature IKE WI-3  Classics of the Selino Region

WI-3 Classics of the Selino Region

Azoyires - Anidri - Paleochora    Grade: Easy - Moderate   Total Distance: 11.3 km. A transfer brings you to the village of Azoyires, where you can find refreshments at the local kafenion. The huge plane tree and the monastery tell the legend of the 99 Saints. From there you walk to the picturesque Anidri village with the graceful medieval church of Agios Georgos. Be surprised by the descent through the attractive gorge of Anidri to enjoy the sandy Gialiskari Beach at the end, which is a perfect place for a refreshing swim. The dirt road back to Paleochora will take an hour. 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.

Paleochora Nature IKE WI-4 Caves, Forts and Goats

WI-4 Caves, Forts and Goats

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.

Paleochora Nature IKE WI-5 Through the Heart of Selino

WI-5 Through the Heart of Selino

Spaniakos – Azoyires – Anidri – Paleochora   Grade: Moderate   Total Distance: 13.3 km. After a transfer to the village of Spaniakos, the walk starts following the old mule path from Spaniakos to Azoyires.  After a refreshment is the village kafenion you can visit the local Museum exhibiting stories of saints and local history.  From there you decend slowly to the next village of Anydri with the interesting church of Ayios Georgios. Dirt roads and a steep descent over an old mule path bring you back to 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.

Paleochora Nature IKE WI-6  Anidri and the Anidri-Gorge

WI-6 Anidri and the Anidri-Gorge

Paleochora - Anidri - Gialiskari - Paleochora      Grade: Easy-Medium      Total distance: 12 km. Take the old mule path from Paleochora up to the charming village of Anidri. The church of Ayios Georgos with fascinating medieval wall paintings is surely worth a visit. Be surprised by the descent through the attractive Anidri gorge and enjoy the sandy Gialiskari Beach at the end, which is a perfect place for a refreshing swim. The dirt road back to Paleochora will take an hour. Map, route description and GPS track € 6.00. Pay and collect in our office at the Kontekaki Street (next to the Chania Bank) in Paleochora.