Ε4.77 Prina – Messeleri – Vriomeni

Additional Info

  • path length 7.5 km
  • duration 2 hours & 10 minutes.
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level Easy
  • markers' type E4
  • Region Ierapetra (Lasithi)

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Trail Detailed Description

From the southern entrance to the village of Prina, next to the bus stop, a downhill dirt road (1) begins which leads south-eastwards; we take this road and after approximately 500 m we reach a point where two streams join (2).

We pass onto the southern bank and follow the main dirt road, which meanders along a slope with olive groves. 

Poor route marking and many forks make the distinction of the main dirt road (which we must constantly stick to) difficult; after approximately 2,5 km, the road leads us to a small saddle, just east of Prίna.

On the saddle the way divides (3); we take the left branch of the unsurfaced road, which skirts around a low mountain to the south and after 950 m leads us to a main road (4), a little before the eastern entrance to the settlement of Messeleri (5).

East of the village, next to the cemetery (6) begins a main dirt road which goes eastwards.

We ignore any side roads of this uphill road, which initially passes through cultivated land and then through a small pine-forested valley; deep inside this valley, in a rocky area, the Monastery of Panagia Vriomeni (7) can be seen. The total route from Messeleri to the monastery is 3,5 km long.

Next to it there is a drinking fountain; a cypress tree thicket completes the beautiful landscape of this deserted monastery.

 

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