Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Crete

Sougia - Paleochora Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainHeathland / Moorland, Coast / BeachDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCrete, HaniaCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteSougia, Ancient Lissos, Paleochora
NotesWild Cretan scenery through low thornbushes, leading to unexpectedly pleasant ruins at Lissos. Use the coastal ferry to get to the start of the walk.
Karst foreground and Western flanks of Lefka Ori (White Mtns) from nr Sougia, Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E447

Ancient Lissos and cove, nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E448

Asklipion Sanctuary (3rd Ct BC) and Roman mosaic (1st Ct AD) at Ancient Lissos, nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E450

Greek inscription on Asklipion Santuary (3rd Ct BC), nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E451

Thornbushes with SW Crete coast and Libyan Sea beyond, from plateau W of Lissos Valley, Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E453

   
White Mountains / Samaria Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4TerrainHills, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCrete, White MtnCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)70.5Height gain (m)3450Route findingModerate
RouteKsiloskala (1200), Kalergi Refuge (1680), Poria Saddle (1500), Mavri (2030), Melidau (2133), Plakoselli (1800), nr Potamus (1700), Katsivelli (1970) (first night), Pakhnes base saddle (2200), Amutsera, Vigla Hill (1400), Anapoli (600) (2nd Night), Aradena, Livaniana (250), Aradena Gorge, Marmara (0), Agios Pavlos, Agia Rumelli (3rd Night), Samaria Gorge ascent, Ksiloskala (1200)
NotesAt the end of the trekking season (October), water (requiring treatment) was available only in Katsevelli. Try not to get knocked over by the trippers coming down the Samaria Gorge.
View to E from Mavri/Melidau saddle (1950m), with Pakhnes (Far R peak), Lefka Ori (White Mtns), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 23-Oct-98, E433

View to W from Mavri/Melidau saddle (1950m), Lefka Ori (White Mtns), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 23-Oct-98, E434

Entrance to Lower Aradena Gorge, S of White Mtns, White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 25-Oct-98, E436

Agios Pavlos Chapel (St Paul’s landfall in Crete), Sfakia Coast, nr Agia Rumelli, White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 25-Oct-98, E437

View to N from base of Pakhnes (2200m), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 24-Oct-98, E435

   
Zakros Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceCrete, LassithiCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteZakros, Kato Zakros, Zakros
NotesOleander bushes line the well-proportioned gorge.
Bougainvillea nr Zakros, Zakros Gorge (T), Lassithi, Crete, Greece, 4-Nov-98, E467

Oleander bushes in Zakros Gorge, Zakros Gorge (T), Lassithi, Crete, Greece, 4-Nov-98, E468