Mount Ida, Rethymnon

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  • Mount Ida highest point of Crete, dominating several valleys that are more spectacular one to the other. Beautiful views.
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  • Directions of Livadia and the 13 km long, interesting, well-developed panoramic road. Rise at 7: 00 of the refugee Lakkos Mygerou out, to avoid the impending heat. We were about 2 hours on the psiloritis mountain with its main peak Timios Stavros. Views on the way and above great, only the West unfortunately cloudy. The encounters and conversations with friendly Greek fellow hikers remain in the memory (key word Raki, grapes, figs, bread and and and).
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  • Demanding hike to the highest mountain of Crete but worth visiting! A beautiful panorama, of the Summit but also throughout the hike. 1200 m of elevation on a 20 km round trip. We have about 7 h: 4 of rise and 3 h of descent. Must be in good physical condition given the elevation, but hiking does not technical difficulty or danger. All of the hiking is very well signposted, with regular markings. A first section of hike leads to the #1 pass: this part has a strong vertical drop (half of the total height). A second stretch leads to the #2 pass: party longer and less steep. The last section leads to the Summit. We had the chance to leave with a few clouds: the view from the top was less beautiful but this has made the much milder temperature! Anyway, the ideal is to start rising as early as possible, to pass the first section before the heat of the mid-day. We had need of rising socks / pants (because of pungent bushes) and a raincoat/sweater to cover themselves in the heights. To get there: we drove up to the city of Anogia, then followed for 20km signs for 'Nida plateau. This leads to a tavern, where we left our car. We had to foot the wide track that goes up, and past the chapel. After the Chapel, turn left and then another right turn. It is this right turn that hand the marked trail (two red dots Panel E4 + black and yellow markings). Attention: this markup "two dots" also leads to the cave, you see the entrance to this cave (although there are two red dots) If you have gone too far. After that, the markup is really clear, and led us to the top!
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