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Walking in “Kera” and around

 

The mountainous area of the Municipality, bordering with the plateau of Lasithi, is part of the NATURA 2000 ecological network. Leaving the settlement of "Gonies" behind and a few kilometers before your reach the village of "Kera", there is the monastery of "Panaghia Kera Kardiotissa", surrounded by a beautiful natural environment. In the old district of Kera, time seems to have stopped in the past century: old picturesque neighborhoods, green gardens and old traditional houses. A few meters before the district of old "Kera", there is a dirt road that leads to the chapel of "Zoodochos Pigi", built in a site of incredible beauty. A bit further from the chapel, southeast from the village "Kato Kera", there is the waterfall of "Embassa" (the water flows only in the winter). Lengthwise the path that leads from the village of "Ano Kera" to the gorge of "Embassa", the walls of old watermills are preserved. The gorge of "Embassa" (6km) starts from "Gonies" and ends in "Kato Kera" and is ideal for walking. Going back to the central road, towards the plateau of Lasithi, you will see a sign to the archeological site of "Karfi".

 

In the region of Kera there are sites of unique natural beauty, forestlands and spring waters. 

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