Ε4.48 Margarites – Houmeri

Additional Info

  • path length 12.5 km
  • duration 4 hours
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level The gradients are not steep, yet the route is tiring
  • markers' type E4 (yellow and black marks)
  • Region Milopotamos (Rethymno)

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Trail Detailed Description

At the north-eastern exit of the village of Margarites, there is a small square (1) from which an uphill road begins, leading to the church of Metamorphosi tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of the Saviour). East of the church a dirt road begins; we take it in a southerly direction, passing through a landscape with cypress and olive trees. After approximately 400 m, we come to a right branch, which we ignore and continue straight on for another 400 m, to the small settlement of Pigouniana (2).

We pass through the almost abandoned settlement, following the eastern direction of the main road for 1,5 km, until we bypass the village of Orthes (3) on its southern side. 

At the eastern exit of the village, on our left, there is an abandoned building with sculptures in its yard. We continue on the main road and arrive at the traditional village of Kalantare (4), which we bypass to the north and after 3 km we come to the Kalamas (5) settlement.

From its northern entrance, where a drinking fountain and a shrine can be seen, we follow the signs along the narrow right-hand alley, which leads us to the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios.

From Kalamàs, we continue on the main road in a south-easterly direction; after 600 m we see a greenhouse on our left and an unsurfaced road (6), which we follow to the village of Pasalites (7).

From Pasalites, we take a downhill road in a north-easterly direction, which after a few metres ends and a vague path begins.

We continue on the footpath which goes down a ravine. After passing through the ravine, we climb the slope in a slightly south-easterly direction, among dry-stone walls. The vegetation of shrubs and carob trees is thick, so the path, as well as the markings, is by now very hard to discern

Continuing for 250 m from the ravine, we come to a dirt road which we follow to the right for about 1 km, until we get to a right-hand branch; left of this, a stone hut can be distinguished under carob trees.

We continue straight on the dirt road, until we come to a borehole and immediately after to a wider dirt road (8), which we take to the left. A few metres further on, we come to a cement road; if we take it to the left, it will lead us to the village of Ηoumeri (9), after approximately 700 m.

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