Ε4.65 Agarathos Monastery – Kastelli

Additional Info

  • path length 10.5 km
  • duration 3 hours
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level An easy route with no difficulties
  • markers' type E4
  • Region Minoa (Heraklio)

E4 Trail Map

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Trail Vertical Alignment

Trail Detailed Description

From Agarathou Monastery (1), we follow the dirt road which goes northwards; after approximately 100 m, we turn right onto a downhill dirt road which passes through a small slope north of the gardens of the monastery.

On our left, up the hill, a small chapel can be seen.

We continue on the unsurfaced road, hiking on slopes full of shrubs and low vegetation, and after about 1,8 km we come to an asphalt road (2). We go down this road for 1,5 km, until we emerge onto the main road, at a spot where there is an old farmhouse and a few cypresses (3).

The little village of Sampas can be seen on the slope, southwards, at a distance of approximately 150 m

We turn left, following the main road in an easterly direction; after 1,3 km, we come upon a right-hand turn-off (4) that leads to Zofori village. We continue eastwards for 2 km, to the village of Apostoli (5). After another 4,5 km, we arrive at Kastelli (6).

The route to Kastelli passes through several olive groves and vineyards; it is pleasant, offering open views to the nearby hills and to Mount Dikti, eastwards, in the distance.

From Apostoli, a road leading to Thrapsano, to the north, begins. Thrapsano is one of the oldest and most important pottery centres of Crete 

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