Mount Psiloritis is the highest mountain of Crete and has been a physical and cultural reference point since ancient time. Located in the centre of the island, it is the place where Zeus was raised and where rebels found refuge throughout numerous battles and wars, and it is home to people and wildlife alike. This tour takes us to the top of the mountain, walking through villages, natural parks and bare landscapes. We start early in the morning and arrive at the starting point of the hiking path around 9.00. The path starts at 1700m and ends at 2456m, a 750m ascent! The walk normally lasts 5 – 6 hours; 3,5 hours going up and another 2,5 hours going down. During our hike in one of UNESCO‘s Geoparks, expect to see unique landscapes, dominated by special rock formations, endemic plants and Cretan birds of prey. On the way back, we stop by a shepherd shelter where we get a chance to interact with locals, admire traditional architecture and taste Cretan delicacies made by the shepherd’s family. This truly is a tour where participants experience the authentic, isolated people, landscapes and nature of Crete.
- Stunning nature in the Psiloritis Natural Park, a UNESCO Geopark
- Average to high difficulty route (750m ascent)
- Stunning views of Crete
Duration: 07:30 – 18:00
Meeting Points: Heraklion,Rethymno
Price: The cost for the trip is €120 per person. Children aged 6-12 pay €95.
Including Minibus transportation, Guided hike, Snacks, Meal at local shelter, Local guide