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These are the correct instructions to get to E4 Mt Ida trailhead!

There are a lot of instructions on the Internet about how to get to this trailhead and lots of... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
Afdrmom
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Alamogordo
via mobile
Walk above the clouds

We visited in October, weather was still hot, so plenty of sunscreen during the day been used... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Daiva0214
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of instructions on the Internet about how to get to this trailhead and lots of vagueness about the hike. It seems to me a lot depends on where you start. We left from near Hersonissos, so some of these directions are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Afdrmom
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited in October, weather was still hot, so plenty of sunscreen during the day been used. Route itself is very well marked with red dots every few meters as stone trail is really easy to follow. It took as 4hours up and 2 to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Daiva0214
Reviewed July 29, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Kel1780
Reviewed July 5, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Inge H
Reviewed July 4, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank janetX2162BA
Reviewed June 28, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed June 11, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank teemulehtinen
Reviewed May 6, 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!!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed September 23, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
6  Thank antonantal
Reviewed August 22, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank MichaelDolgy
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