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Aptera – Apokoronas Nature & Culture
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60 Km
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Hellas Bike

Aptera – Apokoronas Nature & Culture

1 Days Moderate 60 Km

A mix of nature and culture expects us on this trip. We reach ancient Aptera via a scenic ride starting from the Plateau of Malaxa. Nowhere else on Crete will you find as much concentrated history in one spot: Minoan walls, Doric fortifications, a Greek amphitheatre, impressive Roman cisterns, a Byzantine monastery and a Turkish castle. After a relaxed visit to the past we cruise down into the lush area of Apokoronas to the Springs of Stylos, where we can enjoy lunch under fragrant eucalyptus trees. Sleepy mountain villages which are connected by narrow winding lanes and easy natural roads make a perfect scenery for our afternoon until we reach the North coast in Kalives, where we can enjoy a beautiful beach and the clear Mediterranean Sea.

A medium tour suitable for active adults and teenagers in "normal" condition. Expect firm country roads, some gravel passages and some steeper & faster downhill parts.
Elevation Gain: 610m
Elevation Lost: 1444m
Min Elevation: 1m
Max Elevation: 480m
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