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Karfi is a Minoan settlement of about 3000 people which was abandoned peacefully in 900 BC, because the place was harsh and hostile. Now you are not visiting an ancient site, because the bushes have covered it. You are visiting a place with wonderful views....More
We read about the ascent to Karfi in the rough guide to Crete. Finding the trail in the car was a bit tricky but we did drive as far as the road went in our little volkswagen up hire car!
At the west end of...More
Simply amazing views and meaningful minoican settlement. We started the route from Tzermiadon, but not from the point you can find ar the right side of the Health Care building (E4), but 200 meters left of this building (locals' recommendation). If you have a car,...More
Above the village of Tzermiado is a a stunning place called Karfi. Karfi is a hill top ruin site of the Minoan culture.
You can walk up from the village which is about 6km or drive to an unspoilt mini plateau and walk up the...More
It's a stunning archaeological hike, moderately difficult across some goat paths with amazing scenery all around. At the top you're greeted with 360 degree panoramas, Minoan ruins and amazing plant-life. Highly recommended short hike worth 1000's of photos.