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Karydi is located 800m from Dories and is a typical example of a livestock breeding hamlet of the Cretan highlands. Near the village we find earlier livestock holdings-corrals and cheese dairies, of unrendered stonework and separated by dry-stone walls, whose structure is totally in sync with the area’s arid and harsh landscape.

Moving from Karydi towards Skinias we find the Monastery of Kardamoutsa and then the fortress-like Monastery of Areti.

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30′ from Agios Nikolaos
25′ from Elounda
20′ from Neapoli