E4 European Path at Rethymno

E4 consists of two sections – a northern and a southern. The first crosses the border from Chania at the village of Argyroupolis, the south in the area of Rodakino. The two parts meet up at the Nida plateau on Psiloriti – thence the path goes on to the Heraklion Prefecture.  

 

Both branches again cross areas of significant archaeological, historical and cultural worth. 

 

The north branch is recommended to those more interested in Venetian monuments and modern cultural experiences, the southern is appropriate for someone in good physical shape and intrigued more by matters Byzantine.

 

PATH CODE

ROUTE

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

ROUTE LENGTH

DURATION

SUGGESTED PERIOD

E4.46-47

Arkadi - Eleftherna -Margarites

The gradients are not steep, yet the route is quite tiring.

12km

4 hours & 15 minutes

All year round

E4.48

Margarites – Houmeri

The gradients are not steep, yet the route is tiring.

12.5km

4 hours

All year round

E4.49

Houmeri – Garazo

The gradients are not steep, yet the route is tiring.

8km

3 hours

All year round

E4.50

Garazo – Zoniana – Anogia

 An easy route with no difficulties

18km

5 hours & 15 minutes

From spring to autumn

 

 

 

Hiking on AILAS Hill

Route: The route starts at point A and ends at point B. Its length is about 5km (3.1 miles) and it usually takes around 3.5 hours (yellow line in the image below).

The path is rocky and narrow, with thick bushes (some of them thorny) on both sides and with some steep uphill parts. The highest point of the route is 308 m. above sea level, where a short stoppage takes place in order to admire the magnificent view of the villages of the area and the Cretan sea.

Hikers: Participants can walk the route as an organized group in cooperation with the Cultural Club of Achlades, with experienced local hikers in charge. Participants should be either experienced hikers or in a very good physical shape.

 

 

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Restoration of village was co-financed by agrotourism program OPAAX, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

 

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