Through this trail we will explore the central part of Crete and we will walk on 2 plateaus reaching an altitude of 1150 meters.
We will learn several things regarding the local mythology and receive more information on Crete and the local way of life.
We will follow a beautiful route through lush olive groves and reach the ruins of the Roman aqueduct in Lyttos and then we will make our first stop at the traditional village of Kastamonitsa where we will have coffee at a local traditional coffee shop. You will have the opportunity to walk in the narrow streets of the village and get to know the architectural tradition of central Crete.
Straight afterwards we will start our ascent using dirt roads and enjoying stunning views, and passing by the monastery of Agia Anna we will reach the Limnakaro Plateau at an altitude of 1150 meters, where you will also get to know the architecture of “mitata”, the stone made refuges of the local shepherds. The view from there is amazing and will reward you.
Our next stop is the cave of Zeus where mythology says that the father of the gods was born (there is a 6 euros entry fee).
Right after the visit to the cave you will enjoy an authentic meal, typical of the traditional Cretan cuisine in one of the best local taverns.
Then we will go through Seli where you will be surely enchanted by the landscape and the pictures you will take from this point will be the best of your holiday.
Then we descend and reach the traditional village of Krasi with its 2000 year old plane tree and the ancient natural water spring.
Finally, through a beautiful route with a very nice view we get back to the hotel full of memories.
This day will be full of surprises and will surely fill you with beautiful memories for the rest of your life.