The road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos is not for the faint-hearted
Located in the southwestern part of Crete, in Greece, the road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos with 27 hairpin turns is one of the most hairpinned roads in the world.
How long is the road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos?
The road is 10.6km (6.58 miles) long, running north-south from Kallikratis (a small mountainous village in the Sfakia municipality, southwest Crete) to Kapsodasos (situated off the beaten tourist path, made up of four widely separated neighborhoods that are scattered on a small plateau).
Is the road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos paved?
The road has been totally paved since 2006.
Is the road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos steep?
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 28% maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Kallikratis, the ascent is 10.6km (6.58 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 625 meters. The average gradient is 5.89%.
Is the road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos challenging?
The road is very defiant, with 27 hairpin turns. During the winter, it is often covered with snow, and most of the villagers move down to the sea coast. The road is very narrow, pretty scary, bumpy, small, and empty, without barriers.
Is the road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos worth it?
Located in the heart of the Skafia region, the drive offers great views of the Libyan (Southern Cretan) Sea and the Frangokastello plain.
Pic: Othon Manousakis