Gigilos Summit

Where everybody goes down, we go up.
One of the major attractions of Crete is the Samaria gorge.
From the parking area there also is an alternative, the mountain on the right called Gigilos.
This is the second highest face in the whole Greece with 1000 meters length.
Lot of rock climbing activity on this mountain and a great hike too.
The ascent is steep and you need to be in good shape to complete the hike.

The group will meet in Omalos plateau where the hike starts or in Chania city (let us know when you book about your location).

Gigilos (2080 meters) is the most accessible high peak of the White Mountains. We'll need about 3-4 hours to reach the summit and another 2-3 until we return back. The return is down the same way, so the walk can be curtailed at any stage if you prefer.

There are spectacular views from the summit, such as most of the high summits of White mountains and pictureque  view to the open sea.

Price Includes: Local guide.
Period: All year long. During the winter months you will need to have excellent self rescue skills on snow using your ice axe and crampons due to snow. Usually there is snow from late December to late March.
Group Size: 2-12 participants.
Difficulty: The Gigilos hike is a demanding trek with a maximum of 6-8 hrs walk on rocky terrain. Participants should be in very good physical condition. Experience is essential during the winter.
Equipment: Daypack (approx. 35-45lt), trekking shoes, fleece jacket, windproof jacket, water bottle (at least 1.5lt of water during the summer), hat, sun cream, sun glasses and ice axe/crampons if you choose this trek during the winter.

Notes:

Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather, trail conditions -- snow) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final hiking selection is left up to the guide. Temperature during summer months (June - early September) are between 20oC - 35oC. Sun cream and hat is a must! During the winter temperature on the summit might dropped down to -15oC. Usually is somewhere between 0/-6oC.

Price: 80€ per person