Makronas and Potamida

If you enjoyed the drive over to Voulgaro to visit the Agia Irini monastery at Nisi (ref. Explore ! February 2023) then, although with a certain sadness, you will equally like the two short walks described below. Drive the same scenic route from Paleochora as previously, through the Tyflos Valley, above Topolia Gorge, and park …

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The Vasiliki Strata, or Royal Path

Long ago, before the establishment of any road network in Western Crete, there was a route for the inhabitants and goods of Selino province, and Ottoman troops stationed on the South Coast, to travel through the mountains to Chania.  This became known as the Vasiliki Strata, or Royal Path, and what remains of it, or …

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