Friday 21 April 2017

Walk from Arkadi Monastery to Kapsaliana Village, Municipality of Rethymnon, Crete

If you are staying at Kapsaliana Village Hotel, one of the staff will drive you up to the nearby Arkadi Monastery and point you in the direction of a trail that leads back down through the picturesque valley to the hotel. The walking is fairly easy and there are some fine views of the distant Mediterranean, but you may have to work your way through a large herd of goats overseen by adults with impressive horns. If you get distracted, you might lose your way, at least temporarily, forcing you to cut across country through the shrub. Towards the end of this 3km to 4km walk, you will have a stiff climb back up to Kapsaliana Village.