Ε4.22 Niatos – Askifou

Additional Info

  • path length Path: 3 km, dirt road: 7 km
  • duration On the old path: 1 hour(s) & 15 minutes
  • suggested period From May to September
  • difficulty level A relatively easy descent
  • markers' type E4
  • Region Sfakia (Chania)

E4 Trail Map

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Trail Vertical Alignment

Trail Detailed Description

The path leading to Askifou begins at the north-eastern corner of the mountain shelter (1). We pass through a small slope and immediately after descend to a low flat area, where a rectangular shepherd’s stone dairy hut is situated among oaks.

From the stone hut, following a rather north-easterly direction, we reach the chapel of Agio Pnevma (2). A path which meanders down between the thick trees of the steep slope begins from the chapel. 

The view towards the plateau of Askifou, especially in the evening hours, is magnificent.

The distinct path at some point crosses a dirt road; continuing to descend the slope, it reaches the first houses of the settlement of Ammoudari (3).

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