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Individual walks with walking map.

You can explore Crete’s variety of landscapes, remote coves and the ruins of ancient cities, walking! Crete is a hiker's paradise and we organize for you fantastic trails around Eleonas Country Village. Discover “the unspoiled Crete” while following walking paths through wild flowers, ancient olive trees and groves, small rivers, monasteries, gorges, secret forests, hidden villages, and old pathways. Get to know the locals, hike to authentic Crete!

All the walks are for  individuals without a guide ,

Explore the province of Zaros area ,  the most of the walks start from Eleonas country village.

We provide free for our guests

ü  The walking map

ü  Walking sticks

Vrontissi Monastery (1a)
Starting point: ELEONAS Total length: 6.5km Route duration: 2h Suggested visiting: All the year Route difficulty factors: 2/5 Attitude: 550 meters Main attractions: walking amongst ancient olive trees and carob trees, with panoramic views, Vrontissi monastery.
Eleonas – lake - monastery Agios Nikolaos – Eleonas (2a)
Starting point: ELEONAS Total length: 2.2km Route duration: 45min Suggested visiting: All the year Route difficulty factors: 2/5 Attitude: 500 meters Main attractions: Lake of zaros, monastery of Agios Nikolaos
Rouvas Gorge (3a)
Starting point: ELEONAS Total length: 11.2km Route duration: 4h & 30min Suggested visiting: April to November Route difficulty factors: 4/5 Attitude: 1100 meters Main attractions: Rouvas gorge and The Rouvas forest with old and huge oaks.
The Cave hermitage of st. Efthimios (5a)
Starting point: ELEONAS Total length: 8.6km Route duration: 3h Suggested visiting: April to November Route difficulty factors: 3/5 Attitude: 700 meters Main attractions: Lake of Zaros, the cave hermitage of st. Efthimios and panoramic view.
Samari Shelter (6a)
Starting point: Vrontisi Monastery
Total length: 19.6 km
Route duration: 5h & 30min
Suggested visiting: April to November
Route difficulty factors: 4/5
Attitude: 1370 meters
Main attractions: Vrontissi monastery, walking among a forest of pines trees ,the shelter of Samari with amazing panoramic view.
Ancient olive tree (8a)
Starting point: Panaghia village Total length: 6.5km Route duration: 2h & 20min Suggested visiting: April to November Route difficulty factors: 2/5 Attitude: 300 meters Main attractions: Panaghia village, Paliama village, the ancient olive trees of 3000 years old, Fari village.
Old village Drosoi – Agia Anna (7a)
Starting point: ELEONAS Total length: 9.08km Route duration: 3h Suggested visiting: April to November Route difficulty factors: 2/5 Attitude: 300 meters Main attractions: Zaros village, walking amongst ancient olive trees, drosoi village, lake of zaros.
Faneromenis Reservoir (4a)
Starting point: ZAROS village
Total length: 15 km
Route duration: 4 h &30 min
Starting point B: LALOUMAS village
Total length: 8 km
Route duration: 2h & 40min
Suggested visiting: April to November
Route difficulty factors: 2/5
Attitude: 100 meters
Main attractions: village laloumas walking around the dam faneromeni, bird observation points.
Eleonas - Zaros - Lake – Eleonas (2a)
Starting point: ELEONAS Total length: 4.2 km Route duration: 1h 15min Suggested visiting: All the year Route difficulty factors: 2/5 Main attractions: Zaros village, Lake of zaros