Ε4.70 Agios georgios – Limnakaro

Additional Info

  • path length 5.5 km
  • duration 1 hour(s) & 45 minutes
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level Not particularly difficult
  • markers' type E4 (red and yellow marks)
  • Region Lasithi Plateau (Lasithi)

E4 Trail Map

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Trail Detailed Description

We follow the road south of Agios Georgios for 300 m. Slightly before the settlement of Koudoumalia, we come to a complex of agricultural tourism facilities on our left-hand side. There, a secondary road (1), with a southerly direction, begins, which we follow for approximately 500 m. We then come upon a fork and take its left (southern) branch; we continue for 100 m, until we reach an uphill main dirt road (2), which we take southwards for 850 m.

At a right turn, we leave the unsurfaced road and follow a distinct path which zig-zags for approximately 300 m, to the top of the slope (3). We continue on the smooth slope walking southwards, towards the saddle; once there, we reach the dirt road (4) again.

From here, the Plateau of Limnakaro (5) can be seen; we arrive there after 650 m on the unsurfaced road.

On our left side, eastwards, we see the steep, vertical slopes of Spathi which justify its name (σπαθί- spathί = sword, in Greek).

Down below at Limnakaro we can distinguish a chapel of Agio Pnevma (the Holy Spirit), and slightly southwards, the bed of a stream which runs through the small plateau. As soon as we have descended to the plateau, we come to a dirt road on the left which we ignore and follow the main unsurfaced road southwards; this road, having passed by the chapel of Agio Pnevma and immediately after by a well (not drinkable water), continues straight on towards the south. We ignore a crossroads (6) that we meet a few metres along the road and continue rather uphill to a shepherd’s stone dairy hut (7), which is located at the foot of the western side of the plateau.

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