We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Mount Ida hike -Crete in July

We decided to hike this mountain because it's the highest point on Crete. The info about this hike... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Kel1780
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hike with my 11 and 6 year old

Absolutely wanted to hike through the mountains in Crete , away from tourist flooded beaches, enjoy... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Inge H
,
Bruges, Belgium
via mobile
Read all 60 reviews
78
All photos (78)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“loose rocks”(2 reviews)
“three hours”(2 reviews)
“snow”(3 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
26°
17°
Sep
21°
14°
Oct
17°
11°
Nov
Contact
Rethymnon, Crete 740 51, Greece
Website
+2834031402
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Rethymnon
from USD 88.70
More Info
from USD 76.90
More Info
from USD 76.90
More Info
from USD 88.70
More Info
Reviews (60)
Filter reviews
23 results
Traveller rating
19
2
2
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
19
2
2
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsloose rocksthree hourssnowhikevegetationrefugesheepplateaupathropesclimbingroutecrete
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

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

6  Thank Kel1780
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank Inge H
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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

1  Thank Jane T
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

Thank teemulehtinen
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice, but also difficult, hiking trip. It was worth every step and meter of ascend. Make sure to wear good hiking shoes and take enough water with you!!!

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

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

5  Thank Anton A
Reviewed 23 August 2017

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

1  Thank MichaelDolgy
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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, George

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank srty18
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,539 hotels in Crete
Enagron Ecotourism Village
200 reviews
11.54 km away
Delina Mountain Resort
111 reviews
12.50 km away
Marina Hotel
36 reviews
12.71 km away
Eleonas
576 reviews
15.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,255 restaurants in Crete
The Taste's Turn
28 reviews
6.53 km away
Aravanes Taverna
106 reviews
12.11 km away
Arodamos
272 reviews
12.67 km away
Moschovolies
48 reviews
12.87 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,778 attractions in Crete
Cave Of Zeus
1,095 reviews
5.66 km away
The Shepherd's Shelter
35 reviews
8.01 km away
Cretan Zeus Park
9 reviews
10.07 km away
Sfentoni Cave
271 reviews
10.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mount Ida staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines