Hiking Karfi Mountain
The view of the island and the Aposelemi dam.
Walking Distance: 7km
- Trekking 3 Hours
- Total Tour Duration 5 Hours
Experience an exhilarating hiking expedition to Mount Karfi, nestled within the captivating Lassithi plateau, located approximately 70km west of Heraklion. The Lassithi plateau is renowned for its idyllic windmills, which played a vital role in the region’s history. During the 1950s and 1960s, this area stood as one of Europe’s pioneering wind farms, boasting an impressive array of 10-13 thousand windmills. These windmills harnessed the power to pump underground water, providing essential irrigation for local farmers and their bountiful crops. Additionally, Lassithi holds a significant place in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Zeus, the revered King of the gods.
Embarking on our hike from the charming village of Tzermiado, nestled within the heart of Lassithi plateau, we ascend along an uphill cement road, leading us to the breathtaking Nissimos plateau. It is from this picturesque plateau that our trail to the summit of Karfi commences. Reaching the summit, we discover the captivating remnants of an ancient Minoan settlement, offering a glimpse into the region’s rich history. From this vantage point, a panoramic view unfolds, showcasing the stunning north coast, the majestic Selena and Dikti mountain ranges, and the magnificent Aposelemi dam. As our journey continues, we descend back to Tzermiado via an alternate path, following the footsteps of an old rocky mule path.
- Personal expenses, including coffees and alcoholic drinks
- Anything not mentioned in the “includes” list
What to Bring
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)
Lunch pack (water,energy bar, fruits, juice box)
Trekking equipment (trekking poles, backpack) uppon request
- Minimum of 3 participants
- Starting time 08:00
- Ending time 13:00
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