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, 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 the early 20th century, the grove has become the favourite place for the residents of Neapolis to enjoy a stroll and a picnic, as the water has turned the area into a small paradise. The wooded area, the gurgling water and the scenic mills 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 plantains, oaks, cypresses, olive groves, lemon trees and several endemic plants.

A walk around Paschaligo in Neapoli

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An easy walk from the free car park in Neapoli….
Map link to Paschaligo
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Q code walk 1 Walk 1 Fountains of Neapoli walk Walk 2 Paschaligo Forest, Vigli & Voulismeni walk Q code walk 2 Walk 3 Nikithiano & Kremasta Walk Q code walk 3 Neapoli Crete Appreciation face book link
This is a small selection of the Trails around Neapoli that are available on Wikiloc and have been provided by the Neapoli Crete Appreciation Society Check out their face book page here.
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…
FOUNTAINS OF NEAPOLI WIKILOC TRAIL
NEAPOLI-PASCHALIGO FOREST-VIGLI-VOULISMENI- FRARO - MONASTERY WIKILOC TRAIL
NIKITHIANO-KREMASTA-STREAM-MONASTERY- VRISES - WIKILOC TRAIL
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.
Map link to Paschaligo
An easy walk from the free car park in Neapoli….
Q code walk 1
CLICK MAP
CLICK MAP
CLICK MAP
This is a small selection of the Trails around Neapoli that are available on Wikiloc and have been provided by the Neapoli Crete Appreciation Society Check out their face book page here.

A walk around Paschaligo in Neapoli

FOUNTAINS OF NEAPOLI WIKILOC TRAIL
NEAPOLI-PASCHALIGO FOREST-VIGLI-VOULISMENI- FRARO - MONASTERY WIKILOC TRAIL
NIKITHIANO-KREMASTA-STREAM-MONASTERY- VRISES - WIKILOC TRAIL
Q code walk 2 Q code walk 3 Walk 1 Fountains of Neapoli walk Walk 2 Paschaligo Forest, Vigli & Voulismeni walk Walk 3 Nikithiano & Kremasta Walk
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…
Paschaligo 2 Paschaligo 3 Paschaligo 1
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