52. Ano Valsamonero to Monopari and Malaki
52. Ano Valsamonero to Monopari and Malaki Walk and Cycle in Crete
Six kilometres of narrow road.
Head south and level on the narrow road through Ano Valsamonero. This broadens slightly as it leaves the village.
2 km. Monopari, a small partly ruined village. See route 53 for directions to the old fortress that is near here. On the south side of Monopari the road takes a long hairpin down into the steep sided valley.
3 km. The road continues south up a series of short steep hairpins onto the limestone plateau.
6 km. Malaki is a long straggle of houses, partly in ruins, but with signs of a prosperous past in old Venetian buildings.