Paschaligo is a small grove located 1.5 km southwest of Neapolis
town, on the northern slopes of Mount Kavalaras. The existence
of the forest is related to the history of the region, which was
named after the Venetian feudal lord Fillipo Pasqualigo, who lived
in a chateau that was built here. Pasqualigo constructed irrigation
ditches to supply his tower with water coming from the local
spring Vigli. Later, locals used the irrigation ditches by building
watermills along them and were established in the area,
developing the settlement Kenourgio Chorio that later evolved to
Neapolis. The mills still stand in the heart of the forest, but are
severely damaged by time.
Since early 20th century, the grove was the favorite naturalist
destination of residents of Neapolis, as the water turned the area
to a small paradise. The wooded area, the gurgling water and the
scenic mills still compose a wonderful setting.
The area is a remarkable place of beauty in the dry region of
north Mirabello and its important biodiversity has raised the
ecological interest and aesthetic value of the area. The vegetation
is typical of the Cretan limestone grounds, but is highly developed
due to the abundance of water. It consists of high shrubs, trees
and large platans, oaks, cypresses, olive groves, lemon trees and
several endemic plants.
An easy walk from the free car
park in Neapoli….
This is a small selection of the Trails around
Neapoli that are available on
Wikiloc and have been provided
Neapoli Crete Appreciation Society
Check out their face book page here.
A walk around Paschaligo in Neapoli
FOUNTAINS OF NEAPOLI WIKILOC TRAIL
FRARO - MONASTERY WIKILOC TRAIL
VRISES - WIKILOC TRAIL
Take a look at Wikiloc as it is a great
resource for walking trails and
they have 120 listed on their
website for Neapolis and
the surrounding area…