Elafonissi – Paleochora – Azogyres – Anydri Gorge

Three-day trip August 15th-17th, 2014

Three days in the magic of Southwestern Crete!

We set off on Friday morning, August 15th, to Elafonissi with the blue green waters and the exotic beach. On the way we visit the historical Monastery of Panayia Chrissoskalitissa and then we enjoy a swim at sunset. We spend the night in sleeping bags, as tents are not allowed in an effort to protect the area.

On Saturday, August 16th, we go hiking eastwards along the E4 European trail, passing past the beautiful beaches of Kedrodassos and Krios lake. We spend the night at Krios or Koundoura beach in tents or sleeping bags.

On Sunday, August 17th, we go hiking from the green village of Azogyres, at 360m a.s.l. to the picturesque village of Anydri, then along the gorge down to Yaliskari beach for a swim and a rest and finally to Paleochora. It’s an easy hike direction north to south.

We leave Paleochora at 06.00 pm, after a short visit of the town.

Leader: Anna Papadaki • Hiking hours: 5+4 • Difficulty Rate: 1+1

Departure: 08.00 from the Archaeological Museum.

Information: Monday to Friday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st, telephone number: 2810-227609.

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