Adventures | Hiking - Palia Strata Route

  • Explore Asfondilitis, an abandoned settlement with dry-stone houses and wells.
  • Discover Kapsala, where monks lived in caves before the monastery was built.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the 'Big Blue.'

Explore the Ancient Path of Palia Strata Palia Strata, meaning 'old walk' in Greek, follows an ancient trading route that connected Minoa with Aegiali. This popular coastal hike offers stunning views from the mountain crest at 350-400 meters altitude. Start: Potamos village above Aegiali port. This moderate hike has no significant elevation changes. End: The historic Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa.



  • Guided visit of the monastery
  • Transfer from/to Aegiali

Don’t forget: Walking shoes, hat, 1L reusable water bottle, camera.

Women must wear or carry long skirts to enter the monastery.

Vigla Hotel Guests: Enjoy free pick-up transfer for all hiking routes and road trips.