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Rethymno – Karoti

3A circular route west of Rethymno, above the New and Old National roads. 

At the bridge of Petres and heading 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. 

Then it leads back to the main road and, passes 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 villages of Agios Andreas, Gonia, Prines, and Atsipopoulo, and reaches Rethymno.
Estimated duration: 3.3 hours                                Distance: 39km


City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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