20. Plakias, Sellia, Finikas, Souda Bay 2016:04:10

 

We started this walk from the seafront in Plakias, heading up the track that keeps close to the west bank of the stream

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Several water mills are visible on the opposite side of the valley

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Bee keeping is a big industry here

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Looking back down the valley towards Plakias

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As the path climbs the views start to open out

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Flowers beside the path

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Large clumps of Euphorbia

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White flag Iris

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The path now enters the narrow streets of Sellia

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Traditional donkey transport still in use.

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The path we are following drops down west of Sellia just below the main road

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The path out of Sellia

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Take the lower road here

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Cistus

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Much of the countryside is now fenced off with these sheep fences

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Keep a close look out for faded blue way marks after the church to head back down

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The paths join up with a surfaced road running down the hillside

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And back down to the sea at Souda Bay

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Then follow the small coastal road back to Plakias

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Plakias now has a modern harbour

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Plakias sea front

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A kite surfer enjoying the steady breeze off the sea.

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