Cycling Tour 4

39 km

Rethymno – Karoti

Rethymno – Karoti

A circular route west of Rethymno, above the New and Old National roads. At the bridge of Petre and heading towards south, the road climbs to the traditional village of Karoti and meets the beautiful Old National Road. A detour leads to Kato Varsamonero, where the King's Cave is situated and the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis with beautiful murals of the 14th century. It then leads back to the main road and, passing through the villages of Fratzeskiana Metochia, a picturesque and tranquil settlement. The Primary School of the village has been operating since 1837. This building, known also as the "House of the Teacher", became the European Fairy Tale Center, where the first European fairy tale seminar was held in 1997 with the participation of several international storytellers. The road continues to the already mentioned above villages of Agios Andreas, Gonia, Prines and Atsipopoulo, and reaches Rethymno.

City of Rethymno

Rethymno’s timeless attractions and diverse landscapes, city architecture, museums, archaeological sites, endless sandy beaches and escapes to nearby villages will reward you with a rich cultural yet relaxed experience all year round. Step off of the beaten path into the untouched Greece of the past. Cultural pride and natural beauty – Rethymno offers the best of both.

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Department of Tourism
  tourism (@) rethymno.gr
  +30 28310 21459
  +30 28310 21459
  20 El. Venizelou Str, 74100, Rethymno

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