We start from chania by car to Nerokourou. Then we will hike up to Malaxa following an old stipy path.At first we meet a great stone wall from the turkish occupation in Creta that makes a circle. Continiuing we meet a spring that is been in cube with three crunes that also exist there from turkish occupation. After this getting more highter we meet a lonely little church named Agia Marina. A second spring exist also there. All the way has a great view as we are moving highter and highter. Continiuing some more we get at the top 400meters altitute highter from where we begin. Then we continiu at the same altitute for 2km more until Malaxa village. We returne back from a deferent way making a circle. The way down, goes, also, having a great view of the woolf of Suda and Chania. From Malaxa you can see from Rethimno all along the north coast till Kissamos.Going down we be again at the same place we started.10 km is all the way that we walk and it takes 3hours or some more.
My name is Pari. I am from Samaria and I grew in Agia Roumeli at the province of Sfakia .I have been walking at the white mountains since l was still teenager.l am a mountain guide and l have sertificate of hiking leader.l worked many years at the tourism sector and tourist offices. Also in private hiking tours. I have great experianse all over the white mountains, paths all arount Chania,and the E4 hiking path all arount Creta.l also have a great idea of nature,plants and animals and endimic spices , culture, habitation, cretan music and local food. I'm hiking leader.
Transfer from chania to Nerokourou and back
Nerokourou is a village at the bottom of the mountain wich Malaxa is at the top and the place we start to hike. The turkish circle stone wall is next what we are going to see. After this the old cube with the crunes of the spring. After we see Agia Marina little church then getting at the top the traditional village Malaxa, view point. Returning we be again when we start by difirent way.
It is a very nice old path to hike with great view not so far from chania ideal for active people that like to hike and enjoy nature with evidens of old people at the spring,church,old stone walls.
Hike to MALAXA on the old path. Round.