Hiking in Crete



Pardi Wood
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The Wood Pardi is one of the finest remaining holly woods of Crete, located near the village Kouroutes, 53km southeast of Rethymno. Here the steep western slopes of Psiloritis Mount meet the plain of Amari, creating a magical and unknown majestic landscape.

The altitude is over 1300m, thus Pardi many times in winter is covered with snow. The wood is mainly covered with hollies, but there are also cypress, maple, plane trees and more.

Pardi can be easily accessed via the street leading to the shelter of Stoumpotos Prinos at Sopata (alt. 1500m), near the highest peak of Psiloritis, Timios Stavros. Here you will find the picturesque church of Saint Titus, built on the ruins of an older church, and celebrating on August 25 with a great feast taking place.

Pardi is an ideal choice for those who love nature. If you have a 4x4 car, then you will be impressed by the beauty of the area and wonder how such a beautiful place is that unknown.

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  • Location: Rethymnon Prefecture
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