Ε4.29-30 Kallikratis – Asi Gonia – Argiroupoli

Additional Info

  • path length 16 km
  • duration 4 hours & 30 minutes
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level An easy route on an asphalt road
  • markers' type E4, in some sections
  • Region Sfakia, Apokoronas (Chania), Rethymno

E4 Trail Map

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Trail Vertical Alignment

Trail Detailed Description

From Kallikratis (1), we follow the road in a south-easterly direction, initially passing through a small dry valley. After about 2,5 km we come to a path branching off to the right (2) which leads to the Myriokefala village.

At this point, the western part of the Prefecture of Rethymnon can be seen towards the east, in the distance. 

We follow the left-hand branch of the road which winds on the slope, seeing a valley surrounded by hills, located south-east of Asi Gonia, below, ahead of us.

Halfway down  the slope, we have visual contact with the settlement of Asi Gonia (3), to the north, where we arrive after 6,5 km.

From Asi Gonia, we continue to descend for about 3 km, until we are in the valley, next to a ravine with plane trees (4), parallel to which the road meanders.

After 3 km on the western bank, and having passed the small gorge which runs along a water course named Koufara, we cross onto the eastern bank. We then climb for 400 m, until we reach a landscape full of enormous plane trees (5); there, the springs of Argiroupoli and the old watermills create a unique setting. 

Here one can find tavernas which serve delicious traditional food. 

An uphill path begins where the springs and the old watermills are. After approximately 350 m, having passed through the lower neighbourhood of the village, we arrive at the square of Argiroupoli (6). From this point, we can begin to explore one of the oldest and most beautiful settlements in Crete.

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