Ε4.80 Thripti – Kavoussi

Additional Info

  • path length 7.5 km
  • duration 2 hours
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level Easy
  • markers' type Non-existent
  • Region Ierapetra (Lasithi)

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Trail Detailed Description

We walk northwards, on the road that passes through the clusters of houses, from the central area (1) of the Thripti settlement; after 600 m, at its northernmost point, on the right-hand side of a characteristic evergreen oak (2), we go down a few steps that lead us to a dirt road, which we follow for approximately 400 m. We continue straight northwards, just where the dirt roads cross (3).

We continue on the main unsurfaced road for 1.600 m; at a crossroads with a characteristic left bend, we come to a clear path (4) on our right side, which descends along a small valley on the way to Kavoussi village. 

We follow the distinct downhill path, cross a small stream and walk along its left bank, until we reach a characteristic rock, where we may enjoy a beautiful view to the whole area of Kavoussi.

The path continues to snake down the slope, initially running along a low ridge. It then comes upon a dirt road (5), at the foot of a large rock, and continues on the slope of a small valley with terraces, olive trees and scattered cypresses. Next it goes through a clump of oaks with a water spring, (6) passes beside a ruined chapel, draws near a dirt road and then continues northwards, next to a few characteristic rocks.

It presently crosses a cement water channel and then another dirt road, until it reaches a small stream and goes along its western bank. Having crossed the dirt road, the path continues parallel to the stream, up to a point with eucalyptus trees that can be seen next to a dirt road.

We follow the dirt road for approximately 50 m and then turn right on a path that runs parallel to a cement water channel. Having crossed a dirt road, we pass next to an old water reservoir and reach the first houses of Kavoussi (7)

We pass through the village until we reach the square; from there on, the road leads us to the main road that connects Agios Nikolaos to Sitia, which runs through Kavoussi. 

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