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We begin our journey through the historical village of Kastamonitsa. This small village is located 1km NE of the former capital of the island at the time of the Roman occupation Lyttos. Kastamonitsa was referred for the first time in the year 961 AD.
At the beginning of our hike we find the remains of an ancient Romans aqueduct built during the period of Emperor Hadrian (125-140 BC) its total length is estimated at more than 22 km. Another feature of this village is its history during the World War II. It was the place where the abduction of General Heinrich Kreipe was organized on 26 April 1944 by British commandos and Cretan partisans.
After walking along the Minoans Road we arrive at the grave of Tsoulis an infamous person in the early 19th centuries. Finally we visit ” Dikteon Andron “, the cave where Zeus was born. It is a mythical place, where people used to worship and venerate for more than 30 centuries. Its decline came after the eruption of the Santorini volcano in 1600 BC which destroyed largely the Minoan civilization.