Cretan Walker

Время в движении  4 часов 11 минут

Время  5 часов 14 минут

Координаты 2597

Загружено 12 марта 2020 г.

Записано марта 2020

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880 м
124 м
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3,7
7,3
14,69 км

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рядом с Monastiráki, Crete (Greece)

Monastiraki to Thripti to Karvousi passing by Ha Gorge.
A long climb of 10 Kms before reaching the highest point before a steep descent of 5Kms down to Karvousi.
A Return car parked at Karvousi near the Church of Ag Georgios is required to bring walkers back to their cars parked at the start.
The walk is hard underfoot going through all types of terrain, Tarmac roads, concrete pathways, unstable shale, pathways through woods and old rock pathways.
Certainly not for the unfit.
Although the walk intercepts the A4 it does also go off that route and the pathways are not always marked, especially going up.
The walk takes you through the village of Thripti following the A4 almost all the way from there to Karvousi.
Парковка

Car Park outside Monastiraki

From car park head towards the village and turn left up some stairs towards the Tavernas
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From car park head towards the village

From car park head towards the village on the nice paved pathway. Turn left and go up stairs where the Taverna's are
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Pass by Taverna and keep left going up

Pass by Taverna and keep left going up. (Neat sign outside Taverna doorway). When you get to the large unmade road turn right and follow for approx 2Kms
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Photo of pathway

Photo of pathway Continue to top and turn right
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Follow pathway

Follow pathway for 2 Kms
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Either pathway converges onto main pathway

Follow the E4 markers
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keep going right

keep going right
Перекресток

At E4 sign, turn left head off trail

E4 sign takes you off the road and onto the narrow bush trail
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Follow narrow track going up

Narrow track, but easy to follow
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View over to Ag Nik

View. Trail leads onto rougher patch with slippery shale underfoot
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Worse part of the Skree

Very slippery underfoot going up this area
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Path firms up and widens

Path firms up and widens still rocky underfoot
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Path passes large rock

Path passes large rock
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Photo of pathway

Easy to follow and great views
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Photo of great rock formation

Path runs close to the edge, but offers great views
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onwards and upwards

Path more softer underfoot
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passing through higher scrubland

Path still narrow but well trodden
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Entering softer underfoot trail as heading into wooded area

Entering softer underfoot trail as heading into wooded area
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E4 sign

Sign to mark trail View to your left from time to time you can see the Ha gorge
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Looking down on trail from roadway

Looking down on trail from roadway
Перекресток

Took the roadway turn left

Followed roadway for next 5 Kms
Храмовая архитектура

Church of St Anna

Stopped here for a water break after continuous climb up the winding roadway
Храмовая архитектура

Photo of church of St Anna

Pass to the left of the church to continue walk
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Continue path to the left of the church

Continue on up the wide road track Keep to the left when you hit the next junction
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Photo of pathway

Easy roadway path, just continue going up
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view of gorge

Not the best day for it, but photo looking back at the Ha Gorge
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Rough roadway intersects tarmac road. Turn left

Back onto E4 signage road. Continue left up to Village
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Entering village of Thripti

Head into village to the small triangular opening and keep left then right by the wall onto path through village and past the Taverna
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Follow pathway to the right by Taverna sign

Follow pathway through the village buildings
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Pass Taverna and stay on pathway

Pass taverna and stay on pathway passing passing many buildings keep to the right at junction 300 metres further on
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Take right turn down staircase

Turn right and go down staircase onto rough track that leads onto dirt track that goes up and follows E4 trail again
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View of terrain

pathway continues going up zigzagging up to the highest point of the walk.
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Keep to the left by the fence

Keep to the left by the fence and keep left at the next turn off, we are back on the E4 trail and there is signage along the path
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Looking back on pathway

View looking back
Панорама

Looking down on Karvousi

View before the descend finally starts. Karvousi can be seen at the base of the valley view, along with the pathway that you will be following
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Sign marks the pathway to take

Trail now descends from here on wards. The path is mostly rocky single lane winding it's way down fairly steeply all the way to Karvousi
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View of the pathway

Mud / dirt trail to follow down before continuing onto a rocky underfoot pathway
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View of Kauvousi

Where you are heading. Pathway is visible to the left that you will be taking to get down.
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View of the pathway

View of pathway that you are following Steep and long 4Km walk down to finish Pretty tough on your legs by now. Soon to enter the stony / rocky bit that will be the main pathway to the end.
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Rocky narrow trail

Very easy to follow trail, this part has a low rock wall to your right
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Chunky rock formation and good view

View of pathway and stunning scenery
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Photo of pathway

Shows pathway (middle area) as it winds down
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Path leads onto wide flat area. Turn right by the sign

Enter a roadway and almost within a few meters turn right by the sign and follow the dirt track down, staying on this track as it crosses over several concrete roads
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Easier underfoot now but still single file track

Follow well trodden track straight across the concrete road a little further on
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Pass ruined building to your right

Pass ruined building to your right
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Enter a concrete roadway approx 25 meters turn right again on E4 trail

Intersect a concrete roadway and continue on until you see sign to your right taking you off the back onto the E4 with signage and red dots on stones. Easy track to follow.
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Past small concrete aquaducts and acrooss the concrete road again

An Aquaduct system runs along the pathway which you pass over. You will see more of it as you continue down along with the usual black pipes. Go straight across the road keeping to the trail
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Markers to show way to follow

Markers on roadway to show pathway continuation
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Photo of pathway

Back onto rocky bits
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Pathway broken away here, so small step down required

Last photo here. Turn left at end of path here then right again, signage is here and follow pathway again. Turn off right again across the concrete road again pass a large water reservoir concrete tank to your right The path widens out now as you enter Karvousi, continue going straight ahead through the village houses until you come to the large central church of Ag Georgios where hopefully you will have parked your commute car to transport the walkers back to their cars at Monastiraki

1 комментарий

  • Фото Achilles2

    Achilles2 13.03.2020

    Awesome walk Paul 🚶 👍😊

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