Ε4.24 Askifou - Impros - Kallikratis

Additional Info

  • path length 17.5 km
  • duration 4 hours & 45 minutes
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level A relatively easy route on a paved road
  • markers' type Non-existent
  • Region Sfakia (Chania)

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Trail Vertical Alignment

Trail Detailed Description

From Ammoudari (1), following the paved road in a southerly direction, after 4 km we come to a turn on our left (2), which we take if we wish to access the western region of the Prefecture of Rethymnon (Argiroupoli), passing through the mountains of Chania (instead of the coastal area, via Frangokastello).

In that case, we follow the uphill road, continuously climbing on the slope of a nameless summit, for about 3 km. 

When we reach an altitude of 1.100 m, we follow a right-hand, descending turn (3). Down below to our left, the rough and almost deserted landscape of the Asfendou (4) region opens up.

We arrive at the settlement which bears the same name, after 7,5 km in total from the Askifou junction. 

From the almost deserted village of Asfendou, we continue on the road which passes by the southern foot of the mountain Kimbos through pine-forested slopes and small plateaux.

We ignore any turn-offs, constantly following the main road. After 6 km of pleasant walking, the plateau of Kallikratis (5), as well as the settlement which stretches out on its northern slope, appear in the distance; the vegetation of the area is dominated by old, large oak trees.

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