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Paleochora Nature IKE WW1  Anidri and the Anidri-Gorge

WW1 Anidri and the Anidri-Gorge

Paleochora-Anidri-Gialiskari-Paleochora      Grade: 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 surprized by the descent through the attractive gorge of Anidri 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 and route description € 4.00, or 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.

Paleochora Nature IKE WW2  The World above Paleochora

WW2 The World above Paleochora

Paleochora-Vasilaki-Sarakiniako Valley-Paleochora   Grade: Medium   Total Distance: 12.2 km. The climb from the Panorama district to the antennas of Keria (365 m.) takes an hour with stunning views over Paleochora as a well-deserved result. An old mule track takes you from there to the tiny hamlet of Vasilaki. You will be surprised by its wealth of greenery and beautiful old houses. The Sarakiniako valley is spectacular in its botanical variety. Explore Kakavopetra Beach and then head home. Map and route description € 4.00, or 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.

Paleochora Nature IKE WW3  Classics of the Selino Region

WW3 Classics of the Selino Region

Spaniakos-Azogires-Anidri-Paleochora  Grade: Medium   Total Distance: 13.2 km. This walk starts in the village of Spaniakos. Follow an old footpath to the mysterious cave of the 99 Saints. The descent takes you to the attractive village of Azogires, where you can find refreshment at a kafenion. The huge plane tree and the monastery tell the story of the 99 saints. Pituresque Anidri is the next village with the graceful medieval church of Agios Georgos. Led by wonderful views across the Mediterranean you will head back to Paleochora.

Paleochora Nature IKE WW4  Gods, Graves and Vultures

WW4 Gods, Graves and Vultures

Voutas-Ayia Triada-Sarakiniako Valley-Paleochora   Grade: Medium   Total Distance: 12.1 km. Start in the village of Voutas. Follow 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. Next stop is the authentic hamlet of Ayia Triada. From there descend into the Sarakiniatiko valley rich in botanical variety. Follow the river and end up at Kakavopetra beach. A final 45 minute walk will take you back to Paleochora.

Paleochora Nature IKE WW5  The E-4 Paleochora to Souyia

WW5 The E-4 Paleochora to Souyia

Paleochora-Lissos-Souyia   Grade: Medium/Hard   Total Distance: 14.8 km. Fascinating walk along the E-4 coastal route from Paleochora to Souyia. Pass the vast sandy beaches of Gialiskari and climb to the cliff of Arkalies to be rewarded with stunning views of the Mediterranean. A short descent brings you to the ancient city of Lissos where you wander amidst the fascinating ruins. The last stage leads through a short gorge and ends in the harbour of Souyia where the ferry takes you back to Paleochora. Paleochora Nature will take care of your tickets.