Monastiraki-Thripti-Kavousi

An awome hike in Eastern Crete along the E4 European Trail.
The hike starts from Kavousi village, near Tholos beach and pass through the village of Thripti.
Thripti is situated on a secluded plateau at 850 meters altitude.
Depending the group needs, we will stop either for lanch or coffee (or both) in a traditional taverna in the small village of Thripti where you can taste some great local recipes.

It’s 21 km long, it takes about 8 hours and the difference of altitude is about 1600 meters.

The route is along a dirt road and a clear, well-signed trail. Up to the small chapel of Agia Anna the way is mild up, then it becomes steeper. The way down is not difficult and offers a wonderful view to the Cretan sea.

The route can be cut down to 6 hours if you don’t ascend to the peak Estavromenos Christos at 1476 meters and you decide to stop at the small village of Thrypti, where there is a tavern.


Price Includes: Local guide & transport.
Not Included: Picnic lunches during the walks and everything that is not listed above.
Period: All year long.
Equipment: Daypack (approx. 25-35lt), trekking shoes, water bottle (at least 2lt of water during the summer), hat, sun cream, sun glasses and fleece jacket, windproof jacket if doing the hike during the winter.

Notes:

Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather, trail conditions) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final hiking selection is left up to the guide. Temperature during summer months (June - early September) are between 30oC - 42oC. Sun cream and hat is a must! During the winter temperature on the summit might dropped down to 4oC.

Price: 80€ per person.

To confirm booking please contact us with your preffered dates and how many persons are interested in.