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Crossing the White Mountains of Crete

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Chania, Crete, Greece

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking, Jeep Safari

  • Price
    $235 USD per person
  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Avg Distance

    230 Kilometers

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    On request, and typically 7:00am to 7:30am.

  • Starting Location


  • Price Includes

    Free hotel pick up and drop off. English speaking guides. Two meals cooked and served in the refuge, one night refuge accommodation, coffee or mountain tea, local treats. Coffee or mountain tea, local treats, professional guide drivers, liability insurance and local taxes.

  • Notes

    Ideal for climbing or trekking groups, single or couple participants who like trekking. The tour has approximately 5-6 hours walking the first day until we reach the Svourihti Refuge, 4-5 hours next day until we reach the Anopolis village. The trip has guided stops every 30 to 40 minutes. The trip is not recommended under 15 years old. Don’t forget your trekking equipment, leave some space in your carrying bug for supplies, water flask, suncream, and your camera. This tour's level of difficulty is rated as medium to hard. An extra day added to your tour is an additional cost of $97.00 USD per person. Gratuities are optional.


  • Walking through, and staying overnight in the White Mountains of Crete.
  • Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the White Mountains, the Aegean Sea, and the Libyan Sea from an elevation of 2400 meters.
  • Stay overnight at Svourihti refuge (1980 meters) in the middle of White Mountains of Crete.
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal blue waters in South Crete.
  • Get introduced to Cretan culture and history while enjoying your time with our expert guide-drivers.

Trip Info

There is no better way to see the inland of Crete than exploring the White Mountains. Known for their enormity and their white limestone peaks, only by crossing them will you be able to comprehend their bulk and their beauty.
From one end to the other, 58 autonomous summits stand at an altitude of over  2000 meters and 54 more summits at over 1800 meters. Additionally, there are 15 of the greatest gorges in Greece within the same mountainous area.
On the first day, depending on the time of the year, we will be accessing through the White Mountains and staying overnight in the heart of the mountain range at the refuge of Svourihti which stands at 2050 meters.
On the following day, we will be climbing to the tallest summit of Lefka Ori called Pahnes at 2545 metres, gazing on from there not only at a sea of mountains but also at the Libikon Sea in the South and the Kritiko Sea in the North… what follows is equally enjoyable offering many options.
The crossing can either end east at the village of Sfakia, north at Kabous Keramion or west at Omalos Plateau where we admire from above the renowned Samaria Gorge. Or there is also the amazing ending in the south- touring Cretan mountainous villages and swimming in the clear blue waters of the Southern coast!

A spectacular 2 day Trekking adventure awaits you in Crete.

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