|GATEWAY TO RODOPOS
From Kolimbari to Afrata is a challenging 4 Kilometers of some really superb scenery varying from the 20 feet or so above the edge of the sea for the first km or so, to the magnificent winding climb up to about 600ft before you reach the first plateau and head inland to Afrata. Gateway to Rodopos. But plan it right, the peninsula is a Cretan mountain, more often than not very hot, which becomes more isolated the further one ventures. Roads and tracks become more difficult and hostelries more distant!
|Either start from the track at Kolimbari or continue up the mountain road. Following the latter enables a diversion to the WWII Freedom monument - excellent views over the sea and a good place to photograph Kolimbari.||