Updates Discover Almyrida & Kalyves... on Foot
It’s in the nature of walking guidebooks to be out of date almost as soon as they appear! Especially in Crete the landscape is changing all the time; footpaths are made into roads or are overgrown, houses are built, new fences are erected, etc. If you find any changes in the walks or think that the descriptions are not correct or clear, please let us know and send your advice to: firstname.lastname@example.org The changes will be added in future editions of the book. All our Books and updates for the walks you can find on our website www.discoveronfoot.com.
Here you find updates for our booklet Discover Almyrida & Kalyves... on Foot. The updates are based upon experiences from other hikers but also by new information from us while checking the routes.
Edition 2011 and 2013
In the older editions of this booklet (2011 and 2013) there are still 11 walks described. Because there were too many problems with walk 9 (walk to Proverma), we decided to leave it out in later editions (2016 and 2019). In case you still have one of the older copies and want to do this walk, note that the descend from the water pump station downhill became overgrown and very difficult! Also the blue dots are not there anymore!
Walk 2 From Almyrida to Plaka and the water caves
Page 19, column 1/2: In 400m from the harbour ignore a turn to the right but take the first track to the left just a little further. Follow this gravel path for 100m and as it bends to the right, just before the entrance of a property, look for a small path on your left. Follow this path uphill as it brings you to the main Almyrida-Plaka road. Arriving at the road (opposite you see WP260),...
New: Don't take the path to the left (a house is being built there and you can't pass anymore. Instead walk straight on further uphill and in 120 turn left and follow the narrow concrete/asphalt road steep downhill. In 150 m arriving at the main road Almyrida/Plaka, turn left uphill (be careful for the cars!). In 90m turn left and follow the road for 250 m where you turn right uphill just after the “Plaka Panorama Apartments” into a concrete road. You enter the village of Plaka (2).