Tuesday 18 April 2017

Walk from Eleonas to Vrontissi Monastery, Crete

As it winds up towards the Vrontissi Monastery, this 6km round trip from the hotel at Eleonas provides sweeping views of the valleys and mountains around the town of Zaros.  The hillsides, which are lush in April, are punctuated with ancient olive groves and cypress trees, and sprinkled with wild flowers. The Monastery itself is quite picturesque and you may encounter frisky goats. Although some of the inclines are steep, this is a very enjoyable walk through Crete's charismatic countryside. 8/10