Skip to Content

<

Aghios Pavlos, Sfakia

A cache by pezoporikos Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/01/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

Aghios Pavlos is located 4 km to the east of the village of Aghia Roumeli, at the southern end of Samaria gorge.



Aghios Pavlos is an old-Christian chapel, a sample of the Greek cross plan design often used in the 11th century AD. The murals painted on the internal walls date from the 13th century and are preserved exceptionally well. The temple walls contain building material from ancient structures, which is an indication that there used to be an ancient temple on the site.


The temple’s history is connected with two Saints: Apostle Paul (=Aghios Pavlos), who is said to have gotten ashore at this bay on his mission to preach the Bible to all nations, and Saint John the Stranger (Ahgios Ioannis Xenos), who built the temple in memory of Apostle Paul’s visit.

Aghios Pavlos beach is ideal for hermits! Not many people go there, as the access is not easy: you have to either hike down from the village of Aghios Ioannis in Anopolis area or the village of Aghia Roumeli, or take a boat from Loutro. There is also a small tavern on the beach that opens during summertime.


We placed this cache on our 5-hour hiking from Ahgios Ioannis to Aghia Roumeli. It is a small plastc container wrapped in a plastic bag and contains a logbook and a pencil. It can be combined with GC243B5 and the Balconies Round series if you come hiking from Aghios Ioannis or GCKAA0 if you come from Aghia Roumeli.

Enjoy the wild nature of Crete!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pbirerq ol fgbarf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

81 Logged Visits

Found it 77     Write note 2     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 15 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.