Vasiliki - Monastiraki - Thripti - Kavousi

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Trail Vasiliki - Monastiraki - Thripti - Kavousi
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This E4 European trail part ascends to the piney range of Thripti and offers amazing views to the gulf of Mirabelo. The trail is well signed with the E4 yellow - black marks and poles.

Our course starts from Vassiliki and comes by the antiquities of the Minoan settlement and heads east to the exit of the imposing gorge Ha, at the scenic village Monastiraki. From Monastiraki we start ascending to Thripti settlement and we soon enter the pine wood of Thripti range, while having very nice views to Pahia Ammos.

We come by the starting part of Ha gorge and the old chapel of Agia Anna, before reaching the fertile plateau of Thripti and the homonym village. We can make a stop for food or coffee here. We then start descending to Kavoussi village via trekking trail. We come by the Postminoan settlements of Kastro, Vrondas and Azorias and meet the huge ancient olive tree of Azorias, the oldest recorded in the world.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: E4 trail
  • Length (km): 18
  • Difficulty (0-10): 2
  • Hiking Hours: 5:00
  • Accessibility: Dirt track, Walking

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