At the village Koxari near Heraklion we meet a very nice and short trail, ideal for a short walk in nature and a little getaway not far from the city. This trail starts through the narrow streets of the village and moves to the south till the spring of Mesa Vrissi which gives life to the small valley of Koxari. The entire route is in the shade of the plane trees and the oak trees alternating throughout the route with orange, walnut and other fruit trees.
In the middle of the route we meet a centenarian oak which is among the largest found in Crete and dominates the area. We also meet an old mill for grinding grain with the power of water. The spring area is a very important habitat for many frogs and insects.