Group walking on Mount Psiloritis peak

The peak of Crete

A rewarding hike up Mount Psiloritis (Ida)

€ 147 per person

we offer family packages

destination

Psiloritis natural park

dates

Available upon request

activity profile

family
50%
adventure
100%
active
100%
nature
100%
culinary
40%

Summary

What’s special about Mount Psiloritis? 

Mount Psiloritis, also known as Mount Ida, is the highest mountain of Crete and has been a physical and cultural reference point since ancient times. Located in the centre of the island, it is the place where – according to mythology – Zeus was raised, and where rebels have found refuge throughout numerous battles and wars. It is home to people and wildlife alike, and it is one of UNESCO‘s Global Geoparks, as a site of international geological significance.

 

View of the paved pathway (Strata)

What will I do on this tour?

On this tour, you will walk to the top of the mountain, walking through the bare landscapes of a natural park. We will start early in the morning and arrive at the starting point of the hiking path around 9.30. The path will start at 1700m and will end at 2456m, a 750m ascent! The walk will normally last 5 – 6 hours: 3,5 hours going up and another 2,5 hours going down. During our hike, expect to see unique landscapes, dominated by special rock formations, endemic plants and Cretan birds of prey. At the end of the day, you will return home having experienced the authentic and isolated landscapes and nature of Crete.

Timios Stavros (summit) at 2456m

Highlights & info

  • Experience the stunning nature in the Psiloritis Natural Park, a UNESCO Geopark
  • Hike up to highest peak of Crete
  • Enjoy stunning 360 panoramic views of Crete

meeting point

  Heraklion or Rethymno

difficulty

medium - hard

duration

09:00 – 17:00 (8 h)

walking distance

  10 km

languages

English

ascent / descent

  750m / 750m

group size

2 - 6 persons

Prices

The cost for the tour is €147 per person.

 

Solo travellers

Please contact us.

 

Family packages

If your group includes children under the age of 12, please contact us.

 

Cancellation policy

Upon a confirmed reservation, cancellations are considered acceptable until one week prior to the tour date

blooming bush on the way to the summit

What's included

  • Transfer
  • Guided hike up the mountain
  • Experienced local mountain guide
  • Lunch with local products
  • First aid kit
  • Third party liability
  • Taxes

Contact

Haris Saslis

Tour responsible