Mount Ida -  Psiloritis explor Trekking


Mount Ida, also known as Psiloritis is actually a chain of mountains the highest of which is Timios Stavros (Greek for Holy Cross). With an altitude of 2,456 m, Ida is the highest mountain on Crete. It has the highest topographic prominence in Greece. The wider area of Psiloritis is a Natural park f

  • Language
• Experienced, English speakin
  • Transfer
• Free transport from/to your
  • Price includes
• Free Wi-Fi
  • Price includes
• Lunch pack (water,energy bar
  • Eguipment
•Trekking equipment (trekking

 The road trip from Heraklion to Lakkos Mygerou takes about an hour and a half. The same goes for the return.

 The hike starts from the north side of the mountain in the area called "Livadiotiko Aori" and follows a trail called "Strata tou Psiloriti" (Greek for: Psiloritis route), which starts from the plateau “Lakkos tou Mygerou” (altitude 1580m) and climbs to "Timios Stavros" (Greek for Holly Cross) which is located at the peak of Psiloritis mountain (altitude 2456m).

 The small chapel at the top is built with simple mountain stones without any binding material keeping them together, which is the same technique that the local shepherds for centuries now use to make the stone structures called "mitata" (Mitato is a term meaning "shelter" or "lodging" in Greek). The view from the top of the island is unique towards all points of the horizon.

                                                                  •​​​​​ The panoramic view from the highest point of the island.


• Distance: 9 km

• Duration: 5 hours

• Total tour duration 8 hours

• Family friendly: Yes (for families with children above 8y/o)

Price Price includes 
114 €/person
Minimum number of participants, 3 persons • Experienced, English speaking trekking guide
• Free transport from/to your hotel with our vans. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
• Free Wi-Fi 
• Lunch pack (water,energy bar, fruits, juice box)
•Trekking equipment (trekking poles, backpack) uppon request • Private expenses (coffees, alcoholic drinks etc.)

Price excludes 
• Anything that it is not mentioned at the "Price includes" list • Trekking shoes

What to bring
• Windproof jacket
• Camera
• Sun Screen
• Hat – sun glasses



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