Welcome to Kapetaniana
In the heart of the Asteroussia mountain range that runs along the entire southern coast of Iraklio, and clinging to the slopes of the highest peak, Kapetaniana is a remote, car-free mountain hamlet that’s a mecca for rock climbers and hikers. The last 8km of road corkscrews up into the mountains, making it one of the most exciting drives in Crete.
Kapetaniana is blessed with a couple of excellent sleeping options and one basic taverna. A gorgeous 14th-century Byzantine church graces Kato (‘lower’) Kapetaniana.