This page offer the updates on the way, everyone can write directly here (comments), or email to email@example.com, to help the next walkers. Mistakes in the book, changes on the path, changes in the accommodations, everything useful can be reported here. The future Cretan walkers will thank you!
IMPORTANT: WE RECOMMEND TO RESERVE THE ACCOMMODATIONS ALWAYS IN ADVANCE!
The route updates to the first edition of the book (print and take with you): find it here
The route updates to the second edition of the book (print and take with you):
- DAY 1
Where to stay in Chandras:
in Chandras there’s the 4th change of the woman running the apartment: now is Katerina Manousaki , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org If you have problems to contact her, try to contact the Kafenio IOANNA, in the main square, she will help you to find a room: go directly to her kafenio or phone her, Gianka Dobreva +30 2843031891
New information: Marina at Marika’s Taverna, there are 3 rooms. +30 6979034968 . She is at Marika’s Taverna. There are 3 rooms. 2 x double and 1 x 3 single rooms.
There is also a fabulous Airbnb belonging to Doretta that can sleep 6. Unfortunately it is a 2 night minimum stay, but she may do you a slight discount.
- DAY 2
Where to stay in Chrisopigi:Irene wrote us there’s a new possibility in Chrisopigi for accomodation: you have to contact directly the owner. Her name is Stella Kirmitzoglou and her phone number is +306974716266. The house is up to 6 persons and soon is going to be at Airbnb too.
Another possibility is to go down to Stavrochori, good news, there’s a nice accomodation there! Gemma is an italian lady, married with a Stavrochori man, they have a nice Blue House (Casa Blu), she comes to pick you up in Chrisopigi and the morning after she brings you back there. Good prices for the night, in Stavrochori you find a taverna restaurant and a market too. Gemma: 0030 6971719456 and email@example.com
- DAY 3
Where to stay in Monastiraki :These are the updated houses for rent in Monastirakihttps://www.airbnb.gr/rooms/23665228https://www.airbnb.gr/rooms/10642984https://www.airbnb.gr/rooms/20159273
Ioanna of tavern Kapilio (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a nice lady, you can ask here help if you have problems with Airbnb rooms.
- DAY 4
Where to stay in Prina: in Prina Taverna Pitopoulis is building rooms, now gives accomodation outside, in the yard under the olive trees, but gives the shower and toilet. And the food in the taverna, and he plays lyra for the guests. If you want a room, for now he can pick you up till Kalamafka, it’s 4 km, he knows who can host you. Dimitri Pitopoulis 0030 6994854613.
- DAY 17 In Gerakari the accomodation of Despina, taverna and rooms, seems to have some problems: in 2019 walkers report that they are not satisfied, we got many complaints, so you can decide if to go or to change and go to the hotel. Hoping in the future will be better.
- DAY 24 COASTAL ALTERNATIVE #1 KALLIKRATIS – CHORA SFAKION
March 2018: the part from the end of the Kallikratis gorge to Komitates is now marked with two red stripes.
- ALTERNATIVE OMALOS – SOUGIA THROUGH KOUSTOGERAKO
Not the official Cretan Way, but a nice alternative, with a night in Koustogerako, a nice village. If you come down from Omalos to Sougia and you don’t want to hike Agia Irini gorge, you can walk from the path that starts near the church of Agii Theodori, near Ghreleska. The path passes a fantastic cypress forest, and arrives to Agia Ekaterini church. Then down to Koustogerako. From Koustogerako to Sougia it’s another beautiful walk on the hill an then down to Sougia. Maria in Koustogerako runs a kafenion with a room that can host 4 people. She can host walkers, it’s a home accomodation, she cooks home made dinner. Contacts of Maria in Koustogerako: 00306943191310 – 00306949746866 – email@example.com
- DAY 28 ELAFONISSI – CHRISSOSKALITISAMarch 2018: now the last day of walk is well marked with two red stripes.
Anavasi has also maps to use on the phone, you can download them with the app PdfMaps (for Iphone the app is Avenza).