Rethymno - Prases
Advanced 28 klm. / Mountain Bicycle
This is a relatively short route, ideal to see the villages that spread over the northern foot of mount Brysina. The road from Rethymno climbs upwards towards Mikra Anogia and Agia Irini where the monastery of the same name is situated. A little further on, at Rousospiti, a wonderful Venetian drinking fountain and the Byzantine church of the Virgin Mary have been preserved. The route from here leads to the small, green gorge of Mili and climbs up to Chromonastiri, parallel to this, where the magnificent Villa Clodio is situated, as well as more Venetian buildings. Shortly after the village, a dirt road leads to Prases where it meets the provincial road of Rethymnos-Amari.
Villa Clodio, Chromonastiri