Rethymno - Kastelos
Moderate 27 klm. / Road Bicycle
The longest section of this relatively short route of 27 klms. passes through the protected forest of cultivated oaks, unique throughout Crete. It begins at Rethymno, passes through the village of Gallou where the restored Monastery of Peter and Paul is situated and continues towards the south, passing through the small village of Somatas, ending at the post-Minoan burial ground of Armeni. The route from here continues westwards to the village of Kastelos and reaches the Old National Road from where, having passed through the beautiful villages of Saint Andreas, Gonia, Prines and Atsipopoulo, it ends at Rethymno.
The oak forest at the post-Minoan burial ground of Armeni.