E4 European Path at Heraklio

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Here, the E4 runs from the Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) peak of Psiloritis down to the region of Akolyta – at which point it divides. The eastern branch takes one to the Nida plateau and south to Kamares; it runs on across the south and east flanks of Psiloriti into the hinterlands of the Prefecture.

The natural environment varies: from the forest at Rouva, a rare sight, and the impressive gorge of Aghios Nikolaos, to the olive-groves and vineyards of the Pediada region. The trail connects historic villages, old monasteries, unique natural features and cultural points of interest worth a visit.

 Do not forget to read the  Helpful Suggestions for the E4 route in Crete. For the best sightseeing though, use the menuThe E4 Routes’ at the left, arranged by Prefecture, or search the Smart Search faculty.

Below are details on the E4 Walking trail in Crete. Each has a description, photographs and a detailed map.

 

53

Akolita – Kamares

Relatively easy
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  • Route Length9 km
  • duration3 hours
  • suggested periodFrom spring to autumn
  • Route Length12.5 km
  • duration3 hours & 30 minutes
  • suggested periodAll year round
55-56

Nida – Rouvas

Relatively easy
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  • Route Length11.5 km
  • duration3 hours
  • suggested periodFrom March to October
57

Rouvas – Zaros

Relatively easy
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  • Route Length8 km
  • duration2 hours & 15 minutes
  • suggested periodFrom March to October
58-59

Rouvas – Mountain Shelter of Oak – Asites

Medium, especially during summer
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  • Route Length14.5 km
  • duration4 hours & 15 minutes
  • suggested periodFrom April to September
  • Route Length14.5 km
  • duration4 hours & 15 minutes
  • suggested periodAll year round
  • Route Length11 km
  • duration3 hours & 15 minutes
  • suggested periodAll year round
63-64

Archanes – Mirtia (Varvari) – Agarathos Monastery

An easy route with no difficulties
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  • Route Length18 km
  • duration6 hours
  • suggested periodAll year round
65

Agarathos Monastery – Kastelli

An easy route with no difficulties
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  • Route Length10.5 km
  • duration3 hours
  • suggested periodAll year round
  • Route Length7 km
  • duration2 hours
  • suggested periodAll year round
  • Route Length8 km
  • duration3 hours & 15 minutes
  • suggested periodAll year round

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