Although Kritsa has many visitors very few people make it to the next village of Kroustas, and that’s a shame as there are some walking treats. Take the main road through Kritsa and turn left at the top of the hill. (The right turn is virtually pedestrianised in the summer). The road swings around the hillside rising to Kroustas. For a map click here.
The main street has kafenions and a village shop sheltering under shady mulberry trees. At the end of the high street there is a school on the right and just past it there is a free car park. A wander around the backstreets provides charming insight to traditional village life.
If you are equipped for a more strenuous walk then the hills behind Kroustas has a fabulous set of way-marked paths.
Turn right just before the school – this is a good road, a 4×4 is not necessary.
Follow the narrow winding road up through some dramatic scenery until you reach a walled enclosure on the left around what looks like a house, in fact its a water cistern.
There is space to park here and a notice board describing several walks. Take care in the summer and autumn as the hum you can hear is bees from the hundreds of beehives situated close by. However, once you are away from your car they’ll not bother you.
There is no point in providing detailed walking guides here are the walks are well defined. This clip will give some insight: