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We decided to hike this mountain because it's the highest point on Crete. The info about this hike on the internet may be confusing with some people saying it's terribly marked and easy to get Lost and others totaly opposite saying it's easy and well...More
Absolutely wanted to hike through the mountains in Crete , away from tourist flooded beaches, enjoy nature and silence and stunning views.
We hiked up for 1.5 hours which was enough for the children. The path is very easy to track. Good footwear is necessary...More
It is about three hours straight up, very steep, and even harder coming down as you can slip on the loose rocks. But the views are sensational, and the variety of plants and birds - we saw a Golden Eagle - impressive. The weather can...More
You cannot miss this in this part of the island. Very imposing and dominates the skyline. Accessible for those more adventurous to view from top down rather than bottom up!
One of the many things to do.
Do not think that Mount Ida - or rather Psiloritis as it is called in Greek and by all locals - is only for hikes in the summer. It makes an excellent ski touring destination just some 45 minutes to an hour away from Iraklio...More
To get there from Chania, we drove ~2h to Mygero Refuge. The road was good, with only some small rocks fallen on the road after Livadia. We left the car in the free parking at Mygero Refuge, and started climbing. The mountain trail is easily...More
As i am Ultra Runner i made a goal to conquer this highest pick on Crete straight after arrival. i started from my hotel, took 5 bananas and 3 liters of water and began to run. Amazing escape dear friends.It took 9 hours for me...More
Reached out to Green Tours by e-mail and they were timely and responsive to all of my questions. My wife and I were missing some gear which was provided for us (poles, but also hats too). It was AMAZING. Looking at pictures doesn't do it...More
4 Thank Patrick R
Greentour_Rethymno, Guide at Mount Ida, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017
Thank you Patrick!
It was really fun for us also hiking up the mountain with great company like you!
Hope you have been doing well since our adventure in Crete!
All the best,
Go there. Go to mount Ida. Vissint the Psiloritis. You will understand. Just rent a car and go. Breath taking views. Impressive mountain. Nice tavern at the topz the ideal place to have a cup off coffe and chill for a a few minutes. Go...More