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E4 European Long Distance Path - Crete

#1 KASTELLI KISAMOU-SFINARI

DISTANCE: 22,5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6,30 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring and Autumn
CHALLENGES: Easy route on passable route with some turns.

#2 SFINARI-MONI CHRISOSKALITISSA

DISTANCE: 32 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 8 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn
CHALLENGES: None

#3 CHRISOSKALITISSA-PALEOCHORA

DISTANCE: 22 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 7 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn
CHALLENGES: No particular difficulties
WARNING: Additional drinking water is necessary.

#4 PALEOCHORA-SOUGIA

DISTANCE: 14.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn
CHALLENGES: No particular difficulties
WARNING: Additional drinking water is necessary.

#5 SOUGIA-AGIA ROUMELI

DISTANCE: 20 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 8-9 hours
BEST SEASON: April through September
CHALLENGES: One of the most tiring and difficult routes in Crete.
WARNING: Additional drinking water is necessary.

#6 AGIA ROUMELI-LOUTRO

DISTANCE: 13 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 4.5 hours
BEST SEASON: All year round, mainly September through May
CHALLENGES: None
WARNING: Additional drinking water is necessary.

#7 LOUTRO-FRANGOKASTELO

DISTANCE: 19.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6.5 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: minimal

#8 SOUGIA-KOUSTOGERAKO-OMALOS

DISTANCE: 24.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 8 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn
CHALLENGES: No particular difficulties

#9 SOUGIA-AGIA IRINI GORGE-OMALOS

DISTANCE: 15 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 7.5 hours
BEST SEASON: May through September
CHALLENGES: Relatively tiring if you cross the gorge

#10 OMALOS-AGIA ROUMELI (Samaria Gorge)

DISTANCE: 18 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6.5 hours
BEST SEASON: Forbidden from October through May
CHALLENGES: Relatively easy contoured route.

#11 OMALOS-KALLERGI-KATSIVELI

DISTANCE: 15 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 7 hours
BEST SEASON: End of Spring until the beginning of Autumn
CHALLENGES: No particular skills are necessary but it can be a tiring walk in the summer.
WARNING: Additional drinking water is necessary.

#12 KATSIVELI-ASKIFOU

DISTANCE: 20 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 8-10 hours
BEST SEASON: May through September
CHALLENGES: One of the most difficult routes in Crete
WARNING: Additional drinking water is necessary.

#13 ASKIFOU-IMBROS-KOMITADES-FRANGOKASTELLO

DISTANCE: 19.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6.5 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn
CHALLENGES: None

#14 ASKIFOU/IMBROS-KALIKRATIS

DISTANCE: 18 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: Relatively easy (passable by car)

#15 KALLIKRATIS-ARGYROUPOLI

DISTANCE: 16 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 5 hours
BEST SEASON: All year

#16 FRANGOKASTELLO-KATO RODAKINO

DISTANCE: 14 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 3.25 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: None (paved road)

#17 RODAKINO-AGIOS KONSTANDINOS

DISTANCE: 20.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 7-8 hours
BEST SEASON: March through October
CHALLENGES: No particular difficulties

#18 ARGYROUPOLI-AGOUSELIANA

DISTANCE: 23 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 7-8 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: No particular difficulties

#19 AGOUSELIANA-SPILI

DISTANCE: 13.3 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 4 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: None

#20 SPILI-GERAKARI

DISTANCE: 18.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 8 hours
BEST SEASON: March through October
CHALLENGES: Relatively difficult ascent to the summit of KEDROU Mountain

#21 GERAKARI-APLITRA (TOUBOTOS PRINOS SHELTER)

DISTANCE: 22 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 3-8 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: Relatively difficult in the area of FOURFOURA, near the shelter

#22 TOUBOTOS PRINOS SHELTER-NIDAS PLAIN

DISTANCE: 14 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6.30 hours
BEST SEASON: April through October
CHALLENGES: High altitude. Bare terrain without shade.
WARNING: Additional drinking water is necessary 

#23 AGIOS KONSTANTINOS-ARMENI

DISTANCE: 15 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 5 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: None (relatively difficult in winter in the river-bed of KALONIKITI)

#24 ARMENI-ARKADI

DISTANCE: 15 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 9-10 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring
CHALLENGES: Relatively difficult in winter.

#25 ARKADI-GARAZO

DISTANCE: 32 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 11-12 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: Moderate turns but tiring route

#26 GARAZO-ANOGIA

DISTANCE: 16 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 5 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn
CHALLENGES: None

#27 ANOGIA-NIDA

DISTANCE: 11 +11 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 8 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn
CHALLENGES: Relatively easy

#28 AKOLITA- KAMARES-ZAROS

DISTANCE: 9 + 12.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 3 + 3.5 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn - All year
CHALLENGES: Relatively easy route

#29 NIDA-RΟΥVΑΣ-ZAROS

DISTANCE: 19.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 5 + 2.5 hours
BEST SEASON: March through October
CHALLENGES: Relatively easy route
WARNING: Additional drinking water is necessary.

#30 ZAROS-ROUVAS-PRINOS SHELTER ASITES

DISTANCE: 21.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 9.5 hours
BEST SEASON: April through September
CHALLENGES: Tiring in the hot months on the route from AG IANNI until GURUSTI

#31 UPPER ASITES-ARHANES

DISTANCE: 25 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 7 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: Easy

#32 ARHANES-MONASTERY AGARATHOU

DISTANCE: 18 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: None

#33 MONASTERY AGARATHOU-KASTAMONITSA

DISTANCE: 17 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 5 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: None

#34 KASTAMONITSA-AGIOS GEORGIOS

DISTANCE: 15 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 4.5 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: Relatively easy

#35 AGIOS GEORGIOS-SELAKANO

DISTANCE: 17 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6 hours
BEST SEASON: Spring through Autumn
CHALLENGES: No particular difficulties

#36 SELAKANO-PRINA

DISTANCE: 18 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 5 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: None

#37 PRINA-MESELERI-BASILIKI

DISTANCE: 19 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 5.5 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: None

#38 BASILIKI-CHRISOPIGI

DISTANCE: 23.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 27 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: Practically none

#39 CHRISOPIGI-CHANDRAS

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#40 CHANDRAS-KATO ZAROS

DISTANCE: 20.5 ΚΜ
ESTIMATED TIME: 6 hours
BEST SEASON: All year
CHALLENGES: None