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KALAMAKFA
Set in a lush valley of the highest parts of the Dikti range, Kalamafka is one of the most beautiful villages in Crete. Forests of sycamore trees, pine trees, olive trees and a spring with small waterfalls are the characteristics of this picturesque settlement. Kalamafka is located at 24.5km from Agios Nikolaos, taking the road from Kalo Horio- Prina, and lies 11km northwest of Ierapetra. It is the seat of the municipality of the same name with 617 inhabitants, including the settlements, Kamara and Psathi. A striking feature is a mountain set in the middle of the valley, with a small chapel at the very top and accessible via some steep steps. When approaching from the south, you will come across a point where a marker (in Greek and English) indicates the "Stone God". If you look up towards the chapel, just to the left and below it, you can make out the profile of a grim-looking male face.
“Kastelos Hill" overlooks the village and from here you have an impressive view over both Mediterranean and Libyan sea. At the top of Kastelos you will find the cave "40 Chambers" with its small chapel "Timios Stavros" (Holy Cross).Other interesting sights are the gorge of Havga, the cave Theriou Koufala, the chapel of Agios Antonios with curved temple and entrance and the chapels Agios Georgios, Agia Paraskevi and Panagia.


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View over the village
Church on top of the hill