Starting from Hania we are going to Varipetro to Agias Kyriakis monastery.We need half hour to be there by car. As soon as we arrive, we enter at the outside parts of the monastery perfecture. Getting in the monastery itself is not allowed exept special permition.The monastery is stone build gorgus and appears hight up as we are getting at the gate of its suround walls. Differert stone short paths goes to little small churches build in caves and we are going to follow them all around. They exist between trees and beutifull plants that monks take care of them. After explorong all them we walk to the monastery itself and get out o the gate at the other side, up. We keep hike to Kastelos that we are going to visit the archeological place there hight up from the monastery. After discovering Kastelos we returne to the monastery and then again down to the car and back to Hania. This is a very nice hike,getting knowing also with the plants, the monastery and Kastelos with a great view of Agyia valley.
My name is Pari.I am from Samaria and I grew up in Agia Roumeli Sfakia.I have been walking at the white mountains since l was teenager.l am a mountain guide and l have certificate of hiking leader.l have been working many years at the tourism sector and tourist offices. Also in private hiking tours. I have great experianse all over the white mountains, paths all arount Chania,and the E4 hiking path all arount Creta.l also have great idea of nature,plants and animals and endimic spices,culture,habitation,cretan music and local food.
Arriving Varipetro we visite Agia Kyriaki monastery perfecture. We walk all paths of the monastery visiting litle churches and caves.crossing all the perfecture. Admiring the monastery itself we hike also to Kastelos the acheological place.After explore Kastelos we returne the same way back to Agia Kyriaki and back.
The clothes that you wear should be covering the body,respecting the holyness of the monastery
Hike to KASTELOS and the monastery.