The twelfth route of the E4 European Long DIstance Path in Crete is 20 kilometers long and lasts about 8 to 10 hours. You can follow it from May to September, it is one of the most difficult routes of Crete and includes E4 signs in order to direct you more easily. The route starts from Katsiveli from where you can start going down the northern side of the col (where the “Christos Chouliopoulos” mountain hut is).The path leads you to the Livada plain in the north-east that you pass and continue to the Volikas mountain hut in the northern sides of the Lefka Ori Mountain in about 4 hours. Then, head to the col of Svourichti and Agio Pnevma and, after walking for 40 minutes, go down the left mountain cavity that you will meet. Then, go up for 15 minutes and and reach the rock’s top. After a while (about 15 minutes), reach the col’s ridge as well, pass by the Agio Pnevma church in your left and head to the col of the Grias Soros hilltop. After Sideroporti (a narrow passage in the northern side of Grias Soros), follow the path going down the ridge. 40 minutes after Sideroporti, arrive at the col of Mikros Trocharis and Askifiotikos Soros. Being careful as the most difficult part of the route starts at that point, go down the col and head to the cavity of the hillside in the north-east and, then, to the south. On the foot of an anonymous ridge (2.070 meters above the sea level) head to the southern side of the hilltop and go down to the south-western side of Koutalas. See the flat area after about 1 hour and 20 minutes from where you go up to the col (1.800 meters above the sea level) in the north of Fanari. Being on the hillside of Fanari and after an hour, you can reach the eastern ridge of Fanari from where you can see the hilltop of Kastro and go down to a flat area. After 1 hour and 30 minutes you can see an old water tank and reach Niato after 10 minutes. Go through Mikro Oropedio heading to the east and reach the “Tavri” mountain hut of the Greek Mountaineering Club of Chania after 15 minutes. The path to Askifou is in the north-eastern side of the hut and, after a small hillside, a flat area and a mitato (i.e. shepherd’s shelter), head to north-east and see the Agio Pnevma church. Start going down the hillside enjoying the view of the Askifou Plateau, follow the path and arrive at the Ammoudari village.