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MONI KAPSA' Weather

In the part of coast that leads

from Gouduras to Makrigialos

at the extreme South-East of Crete

you will find the

evocative orthodox monastery of

Moni KapsÓ

and

the small village of

Kal˛ Ner˛.

Built on the mountain, overlooking to the South of the Libic Sea,

Moni KapsÓ

is the ancient guardian

of this area of sea coast  and of the path that starts here and follows

the Gorge of Pervolakia; walk still used today

from the shepherds for the yearly move of herds and from the

trekking lovers.

The fortified monastery has its origins in the XV░ century but was completely destroyed during the period of Ottoman occupation (1669-1898).

 

The reconstruction works began in 1861 thanks the Yerontoyannis hermit.

 

Today Moni KapsÓ deserves a stop in order to admire this part

of cretan coast still untouched from the tourism, with few beaches but with several peaceful small bays, like those of the small village of

Kal˛ Ner˛,

overlooking a sea with crystalline colors.

 

An area that lives still mostly of rural-pastoral economy where it will not be difficult for you to collect images as this

taken in June 2007; the gather of the herds in natural coves roughly fenced, here named ôMandreö, in order to carry out the shearing.

 

An ancient activity but by now of insufficient economic value. An chance however of encounter that almost always becomes a party.

 

From Xerocampos the best and more panoramic road to reach Moni KapsÓ and Kal˛ Ner˛ is direction Ziros but as soon as you pass the entrance of the military base you must immediatly turn on the left for Agia Triada and continue then on the new road for Aterinolaco (the ugly thermoelectrical plant!) from here you will reach Gouduras and the south coastal road that reconnects then to the crossroad of Analipsi for Makrigialos or for Sitia.

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