Photo GalleryPsiloritis

Road Routes

Several road trips can be suggested in the Psiloritis Natural Park where visitor can experience natural environment, culture and geotops, except the existing trails and European trail E4.


Northern High Way (R1)
Old National Road (R2)
Mountainous Mylopotamos (R3)
Nida – Rouvas forest (R4)
South Psiloritis – Amari (R5)

 

 

Northern High Way (R1)
This route run over the northern part of the Park where some of the most important geotops can be seen like: Almiros Spring (C1),  Fodele High pressure fossils (Α1) where special attention is needed because of the nearby High way, Talaia ori cross section (Α3), Vossakos folds (Α4) and Melidoni cave (F3). The trip can start either form Heraklion or Rethimno. It is a paved trip along the northern High way at its most parts.


Old National Road (R2)
The route follows the old national road between Heraklion and Rethimno, running through Mylopotamos basin. It starts from Almiros Spring (C1), then goes through Voulismeno Aloni (C2), Doxa Cave (Ε10), Damastas’ detachment (F4), Vossakos folds (Α4) and finally Melidoni cave (F3). It is paved road.


Mountainous Mylopotamos (R3)
The route starts from Heraklion running through mountainous Mylopotamos area till it reaches Perama area. One can see Almiros Spring (C1), Gonies Gorge (C3), Gonies cross section (F1), Chainospilios cave (Ε4), Sfentoni cave (Ε1) and arrives at Livadia area from where the trip can continue northwards to Perama and Rethimno or southwards to the Psiloritis summits. It is a paved road all along its parts.


Nida – Rouvas forest (R4)
The route starts from Anogia driving to Nida Plateau and Rouvas forest up in Psiloritis Mountains. Along the way one can see Migias (Β6), Stefana folds (Β7) and sinkholes (Β8), Nida plateau (Β1), Idaion andron cave (Β2), Petradolakia plateaus (Β3), the Cretan Detachment fault (Β4), Skinakas observatory, Rouvas forest (C9) Gergeri fault (C7). A paved trip and only in small parts well cobbled.



South Psiloritis – Amari (R5)
The route goes through the southern Psiloritis, Kato Riza and Amari areas. It drives near Grandma’s pies (C5), Agia Varvara gypsum (C6), Gergeri fault (C7), Zaros spring (C8), the gorges of Vorizia (C11) and Kamares (C12), Kouroutes lavas (D7), Fourfoura’s area, the famous monastery of Arkadi and the gorges at Margarites (F3).
It is a paved road


 
Top