Any family that enjoys outdoor activities and wishes to get a taste of adventure will love Crete! It is packed full of possibilities, and walking to the top of the highest mountain is one of them. An expert local guide will lead the way as you follow a path to the peak of the 2456m summit of Mount Ida (Psiloritis Mt.). One thing is for sure; this Family Hiking Adventure will be a lifetime experience for both you and your kids.
The walking route follows a very well maintained track, and the ascent takes approximately 3 and a half hours. Along the way, you can expect to see many panoramic views, but of course, it is from the top that the views are the best!
With 360 degree views all around, you can see for miles on a clear day. Other mountain ranges appear in the distance, you can see the islands that surround Crete, and the sea. When you are at the top, take your time enjoying the breathtaking views and capture the fascinating Cretan landscapes with your cameras- you have earned them after all!
The descent back down follows the same path, but takes less time. In total the entire hike takes around 6 hours. Anyone with good health and level of fitness can easily manage the hike, although it may be too difficult for younger kids. It is recommended that people wear good footwear, sunhats, sunscreen, and take water. A daypack is also a good idea.
To find out more about this Family Hiking Adventure to the top of the highest mountain in Crete, or any other family-friendly outdoor activities, please contact us via the online form. Our team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and can help you to plan the perfect family vacation in Crete.
Families should know
- There are some steep sections of track
- Not suitable for very young children
- Take a daypack with essentials
Kids will love
- Saying that they climbed of the top of the highest mountain in Crete
- The challenge and excitement
- The breathtaking views
Parents will love
- Walking in the fresh mountain air
- A professional kid-friendly guide
- A chance for some exercise during the vacation
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