Psiloritis
Updated: 14 January, 2023 By: Stelios

Psiloritis

An ascent on the highest peak of Crete, Timios Stavros, at 2,456m a.s.l. on Mt Psiloritis. During the summer the temperature is always at least 10oC lower than sea level and is not uncommon to need a jacket even in July, August when everyone is laying on a beach! 

We start our hike from a place called Lakkos Mygerou, at 1700m, on the northern side of Mt Psiloritis (or Mt Ida). We follow an up going, stone-built, well-marked trail that in two hours meets the E4 European trail. Following it we reach the highest peak, Timios Stavros, which offers a panoramic view all over the island. During the winter you need to have a good knowledge of using an ice axe with crampons. From December to early April usually the summit is cover with snow.