Moving time  en time 30 minutter

Tid  2 timer 29 minutter

Koordinater 3644

Uploadet 22. oktober 2019

Optaget oktober 2019

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tæt på Kritsá, Crete (Greece)

High off roading above the Lassithi Plataeu.
Starting at the Kritsa Car park and finishing at the Taverna Skapanis, Lassithi Messa
parkering

Kritsa Car park

Starting Point. Turn right out of the car park and right again at the sort of T junction and up the main through road which gets a bit narrow further up.
Waypoint

Right hand turn

Uphill right hand turn after going through the main Kritsa through road
Waypoint

Turn left

Turn left and just follow the road
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Views

Just photo's of the view. Road still tarmac at the moment
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View

Views, and a few tight hairpins on the raod
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View

Just views of the scenery
Building of interest

Info Sign

Parked up here to view the outside theatre, still used by the locals for entertainment.
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More views

More Views
Provisioning

Start of 4 x 4 road

After miles of uphill travelling around numerous bends you finally descend and negotiate a few tight bends into the small village of Katharou, which the valley is named after. There are three local Tavernas here, should you want to refresh yourselves before continuing. Alternatively carry on with the local Taverna Stereos on your right, pass the small church and you finally enter the real 4 x 4 tours trail starts
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The start

Here starts the actual off road trek. The trail covers both rugged terrain and concrete roads.
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Keep going straight

Ignore any turn off's and keep going straight. The road is fairly wide and on the whole most of the traffic runs one way.
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View of gorge

Gorge to the left
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Havgas gorge Stop & view

Parking area here. Small trail to the edge of the gorge to admire the view.
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View

Road view
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Dust

Trail kicks up a lot of dust when dry, especially when following other vehicles
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Stopped to admire the view

Vultures and goats in this area. Stunning view across the plataeu Worth stopping for photo's
Building of interest

Turn right off the main trail to view the sculpture

Small excursion to view a memorial made by Nigel Radcliffe a resident in Kritsa. The plaque is dedicated to the rebel leader Captain Kazanis, with his band of rebels including Rodanthe disguised as Spanomandis. To know more about this true story of the heroine of Kritsa and the history behind it, I suggest you read the books "Kritsotopoula" & "Rodanthe's gift" by Yvonne Payne
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Road leading down

Towards the memorial
Building of interest

Memorial

Parked the car here and walked a little further down to view the monument This was an actual area where the rebels stayed After viewing return up the same route to join the main trail
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Return back

After viewing monument. Doubled back to where we turned off and carried on straight ahead
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Straight ahead

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view

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view

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Main road that you join to the left coming up.

When you hit the road, turn right and a couple of bends later you will see the Taverna
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Taverna

The official end. Stopped at Taverna Skapanis. Nice Taverna to enjoy a snack or meal and enjoy the view across the Lassithi Plataeu The choice is yours whether to carry on to the left towards Ag Nik or Neapoli or turn right and go through the villages around the Lassithi valley. The caves of Zeus and many small villages and numerous Tavernas await you.

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