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Explore Mile Cave & Northern Side of White Mountains of Crete

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Chania, Crete, Greece

  • Activities

    Adventure, Jeep Safari

  • Price
    $131 USD per person
  • Duration

    9 hrs

  • Avg Distance

    120-130km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    On Request, typically 8:00 - 8:30 am

  • Starting Location

    Chania

  • Price Includes

    Free hotel pick up and drop off. English speaking guides and professional group guide-drivers. Lunch in Volikas refuge (Barbeque). Coffee or mountain tea. Also, liability insurance and local taxes are included.

  • Notes

    Ideal for trekking groups; either singles or couples who like trekking. The trip consists of 20 minutes walking to the refuge and 1.5 hours walking up to Mile cave. The trip has guided stops every 30 to 40 minutes. The trip is not recommended under 13 years old. Don’t forget your trekking equipment: a water flask, sun cream, and your camera!

Highlights

  • Best panoramic view of northern side of Chania
  • 3 hours trekking in the white mountains of Crete climbing to 1500-1800 meters altitude.
  • Visit Mile Cave a natural cool oasis and enjoy o cold cup of mountain tea.
  • Visit Volikas refuge at 1500 meters altitude and enjoy a barbeque lunch break.
  • Learn about Cretan culture and history through our expert mountain guides.

Trip Info

Visit the Mile Cave and the Northern Side of the White Mountains of Crete.

On the northern side of the White Mountains, and just 20 kilometers away from the town of Chania, there is a mountainous paradise. Leaving beautiful Kabous behind, we climb to Madaro and from there we enter the dirt road that will lead us to the northern heart of the White Mountains. The view multiplies every meter we ascend and after 8 kilometers the 4 wheels are replaced by 2 feet. Vegetation is scarce, rocks are sharp but the positive energy of the place is such that you can only keep climbing to the top. Before we can even sweat, we stop for a break at the Volikas refuge, which is the oldest in Crete, and with a view to the Northern side of Chania we enjoy a cup of coffee or mountain tea.

Afterwards, we tie our shoelaces really well as the climb awaits. A little above and within the mountainous terrain there is a natural cool oasis with an eternal glacier standing for whole centuries in the beautiful cave of Mile, an ideal spot to sip our tea gazing at Chania from above. We end our day with a barbeque lunch at Volikas refuge, before we follow the road back to Chania.

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