Chania, Greece

The Kallikratis is a col with a length of 6.6 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Chania, Crete, Greece. The average grade of this col is 9.2% with a maximum of 13.9%. The Kallikratis ascents from 140 meter at the start, to 740 meter at the top, with a total of 600 ascending meters.


Kallikratis Profile


Distance 6.6 km
Elevation gain 600 m
Average grade 9.2 %
Maximum grade 13.9 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 140 m
Maximum elevation 740 m

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With 30 hairpin turns the narrow zig-zag road that connects Kapsodasos and Kalikratis villages was asphalted just in 2006 and is the most hairpinned asphalt road in Greece and one of the most famous in the world.

The most spectacular part of the road is a short challenging section of 4km long, with 22 hairpin turns. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 400 meters, and the average percentage is 12%. The inclination at some sections is up to 26%.

Source: https://cyclingcreta.gr/the-climb-of-kallikratis/