Psiloritis Summit Hiking At 2,456m
- 5 Hours
It is an exhilarating Psiloritis Summit Hiking adventure, ascending the highest point in Crete with an impressive altitude of 2,456m. It starts at Lakkos Mygerou, 1700 meters up Mt Ida. Our journey begins on the well-marked stone-built trail and continues along the renowned E4 European trail to the majestic Timios Stavros peak. Here, you’ll get a panoramic view of the whole island. Despite the summer heat, it’s surprisingly cool here compared to sea level, often requiring a light jacket despite the warm beach weather expectations.
There’s a lot of mythology and history at Psiloritis, which is in the Rethymno region. The legendary Idaion Andron cave, believed to be the birthplace of Zeus, was sacred to the Greek Titaness Rhea. As Greece’s highest peak, Timios Stavros is notable for its topographic prominence. Geologically important, the mountain is part of UNESCO‘s Global Geoparks Network.
Since the Psiloritis Summit Hiking is usually covered in snow during the winter, ice axes and crampons are essential mountaineering equipment. According to the ancient Roman historian Tacitus, Psiloritis is associated with the origin of the Jewish people and its natural wonders.
We provide complimentary pick-up service from Heraklion for your convenience. You may also be able to pick up from other areas along the route, depending on availability and location. Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you require transportation. To facilitate a smooth pick-up, please provide us with your exact hotel location.
What to Bring For Psiloritis Summit Hiking
If choosing this hike during the winter, you will need a day pack (approx. 25-35 liters), trekking shoes, fleece jacket, windproof jacket, water bottle (at least 2.5 liters during the summer), hat, sunscreen, goggles, and ice axe and crampons.
Crampons and ice axes are essential for a winter ascent.
Limitations For Psiloritis Summit Hiking
- You need at least 3 people
- Time of start: 10:00
- Time to end: 17:00
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
There are various hiking trails that lead to the Psiloritis Summit. The most common starting points are the villages of Anogia and Zaros. It is recommended to have a map or a guidebook, and to be prepared for a challenging hike.
the surrounding area offers opportunities for various outdoor activities such as rambling, exploring the natural beauty of the region, and visiting nearby villages to experience the local culture and cuisine.