Hiking and nature in Eastern Crete
Route 6 : Palekastro - Hiona beach - Plakos
Total length of run : 7 kms : 1,5 hours (Palekastro - Plakos - Palekastro)
Hiking and Nature: : Routes in Eastern Crete
3,5 kms far from Palekastro and just 2 kms far from the famous beach of Hiona the deserted place Plakos lies. There is a dirt road which reaches the last small beach of the area.
You need to open the door of a fence. Don't forget to close it again. The area is wild and combines the clear blue of the sea with the coarse landscape of the Cretan countryside.
This route is lent to walk especially in spring and autumn, when you will see scarce wild flowers in the rough and impressive landscape, far from the noise of the tourist traffic.
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