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Hiking Giouhtas Mountain

Hiking Giouhtas Mountain

Product Code : 6924


  • The panoramic view of the sea

  • Dia island from the top of the mountain

Total Duration

  • 5 Hours

Full description

A captivating and accessible hiking adventure just a short distance from the vibrant city of Heraklion. The magnificent Juktas mountain, reminiscent of a human head, holds immense historical and religious significance for the Minoans. Legend has it that this mountain represents the face of Zeus, the revered king of the Gods, and serves as his final resting place. The name “Juktas” itself is derived from the Latin word for Zeus, Jupiter. Exploring Juktas reveals three archaeological sites, an ancient monastery, and a charming church.

Ascending to the peak of the mountain, reaching an elevation of 811 meters, proves to be a relatively easy feat. The trail spans the entire mountain, providing an awe-inspiring panoramic view. From the summit, where the Church of Lord Christ stands, you’ll be treated to vistas of the majestic Ida (Psiloritis) mountain, the sprawling Dikti mountain range, the picturesque village of Archanes adorned with vineyards and olive groves, the bustling city of Heraklion, and the enchanting Dia island. The fauna and flora of Juktas add to the allure, with sightings of magnificent griffon vultures (scientifically known as Gyps fulvus) gracefully soaring in search of sustenance, and the discovery of various aromatic herbs. This family-friendly hike typically spans approximately 4 hours.

Price Excludes:

  • Personal expenses, such as coffees and alcoholic drinks
  • Anything not mentioned in the “includes” list

What to Bring

  • Trekking shoes

  • Windproof jacket

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat – Sunglasses


  • Experienced Trekking Guide

  • Free transport from/to your hotel with our vans. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Lunch pack (water,energy bar, fruits, juice box)

  • Trekking equipment (trekking poles, backpack) uppon request


  • Starting time 08:00
  • Ending time 13:00

Meeting point

Hotel Pick Up ( North Heraklio area)

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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