Panagia tou Araka - Stavros tou Agiasmati (Linear) Nature Trail
The Churches of Panagia tou Araka (1192) and Stavros tou Agiasmati (1494) boast excellent frescoes and are both listed UNESCO World Heritage sites. Prior arrangements must be made to visit the Church of Stavros tou Agiasmati. The trail runs through dense pine forest, orchards, almond trees and past old stone terraces. To the east of the trail lies Kionia peak, to the north Morfou Bay and Pentadaktylos range, to the west Olympos Mountain and to the south the Madari area. The trails connected with the Lagoudera or Agros - Madari trail.
Panagia tou Araka church, Lagoudera village.
Stavros tou Agiasmati church (8 kilometres from Platanistasa village)
Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children.