Hiking & trekking
An ideal way to explore the regions of Western Psiloritis and Kentros, with the help of experienced mountain guides who are active in the region, is hiking through the paths that cross the areas that are rich in flora and fauna, as well as in some monuments of different seasons and cultures. In the area of Amari there are many climbing and hiking routes. Besides the paths in Patsos and Platania canyons, there is the European path E4 that crosses the south side of the valley, from Gerakari to Fourfouras. From Gerakari the path reaches the peak of Mountain Kentros (1.777m.) and from Fourfouras the path may continue to the highest peak of Psiloritis and generally of Crete, Timios Stavros (2.456m.). Also there are paths which unite the villages Nefs Amari, Opsygias and Monastiraki with the summit of Mountain Samitos (1.014m.), while from Meronas you will reach the top of Agio Pnevma (Holy Spirit), and from Patso you will reach Mountain Soros.