at 11.3km (W) from Anopolis village & plateau
Pórtes (GR: Πόρτες - Gates) or Sideróportes (Iron Gates) is maybe the most striking point of the canyon. Here the canyon walls rise nearly 300 meters while the width is only 3.5 m. At this point the water runs almost all year round. The stratified limestone, the dominant rock of the canyon, forms specific geological formations, showing all the geological history of the canyon in the eyes of connoisseurs. Portes are 11 km away from the entrance of the Samarian gorge at Xylóskalo and 4km from the beach at Agia Roumeli.
at 11.6km (NE) from Anopolis village & plateau
29th August - Nicholas Crane, at the beginning of his huge walk across the watershed of Europe, writes that Julius Caesar and his Roman Army probably had it right when they walked for three days and rested for one. He ignored the advice (to his regret) and so did I in Part One, but now I had learnt my lesson. So for my rest day, I went for a little 7 km walk around the Askyfou plateau (without a pack) and found my way up to the Turkish fort which dominates the skyline there.
at 11.6km (NE) from Anopolis village & plateau
30th August - The day dawned with a cloudless blue sky. I was lucky. The route starts with a gentle two km warm up across the Niato plateau before turning more vicious. The next phase is a very steep 700 meter climb up the north east ridge of Kastro. One of the pluses is that you are doing this in the relative cool of the morning - one of the minuses is that you will probably be carrying something like five litres of water. Distance: 17.0 km Time: 10 hrs. 5mins. Mov av 2.5 km/hr Height overnight: 1,913m. Max. height: 2,060m.
at 11.9km (E) from Anopolis village & plateau
Live your Dream in the Villas of the Dream. Experience the stunning view of the endless sea and swim in the crystal blue water , just 5' from the Villas. An all new - built block of semi-detached houses, of an amazing aesthetics and an exciting architect design ( front stone walls, tile roofs, arches pergolas), with a wonderful swimming pool ( hi-tech automatic system of water filtration, spa and hydro massage), stone paved yard and panoramic view.
Two villas, each one 50 m² with verandas 30 m²
One villa 80 m², which is ideal for two families together or groups.
at 12.1km (NE) from Anopolis village & plateau
It is located at an altitude of 750 m, 50 km SE from the city of Hania and 20 km from the village of Vryses. Its population is approximately 500 people. The small villages that constitute the community of Askifou are Kares, Ammoudari, Goni and Petres. The most touristic organised of them is Ammoudari with restaurants, gas station, and some rooms for rent.
at 12.2km (NW) from Anopolis village & plateau
31th August - Katsiveli to Kallerghi via Pachnes- The day dawned with a cloudless blue sky. I was lucky. The route starts with a gentle two km warm up across the Niato plateau before turning more vicious. The next phase is a very steep 700 meter climb up the north east ridge of Kastro. One of the pluses is that you are doing this in the relative cool of the morning - one of the minuses is that you will probably be carrying something like five litres of water. Distance Total (with Pachnes climb): 25.3 km Time: 9 hrs. 30 mins. Mov av 3.3 km/hr Height overnight: 1,518m.(Kalergi) Max. height: 2,453m.(Pachnes) To Pachnes and back:12.1km, time 4hrs 10mins.
at 12.5km (E) from Anopolis village & plateau
Vatalos is the long beach to the west of the main beach of Frangokastello. It is a stretch of fine sand interrupted by pebbles and rocks that create small coves. There are no umbrellas and sun beds available for rent and the only shadow can be found under the little tamarisks. It is by far less crowded than the main beach. It is frequented mostly by the guests of the hotels that stand above the beach as it is peaceful, and, quite safe for the kids.
at 13.1km (E) from Anopolis village & plateau
Our apartments are fully equipped, air conditioned, have balcony or terrace with nice view to the sea and the mountains, private bathroom/WC, kitchen facilities and are suitable for 2 to 4 people. The surroundings is very quiet and well looked after, with nice gardens and flowery yards. Our taverna, from the oldest and most renowned in the whole area (and not only) offers a great variery of dishes, based on the Cretan diet and of course fresh fish direct from the sea!. You can also hire your car from us.
at 13.2km (E) from Anopolis village & plateau
A small family business 5 full equipped studios and one apartment with 1 bedroom. The studios behind a grove of olive trees. Nearby are mini markets, taverns and the butcher shop. Great view to the impressing white mountain and the clear see, directly in front of the door. The beach is in front of the rooms and suitable even for the small children. The studios are lightly and comfortable, nicely furnished with full equipped kitchen. The balconies and terraces are offering an excellent view. There is also a fully equipped apartment with one bedroom and a dinning area with a sofa.
at 13.9km (E) from Anopolis village & plateau
On the south coast of Crete, on a magnificent white sandy beach, stands one of the most beautiful Venetian fortresses, Fragokastello, built in 1371. It is located approximately 170 km from Iraklion, 70 km from Rethimnon, and 70 Km from Hania. Today, Fragokastello is a small, but developing, community, with nice beaches covered in sand dunes, and limited, but increasing, tourist facilities.The Villages Patsianos and Kalikratis, the castle, the history of the place and the fenomenon of Drossoulites...