Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares

When: From May to October
Languages: Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Czech, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Dutch, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares English, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares French, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares German, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Greek, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Italian, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Polish, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Russian, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Serbian, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Slovak, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Spanish, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Finnish, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Swedish, Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares Turkish,
Duration: 8 hours
Meeting Point: Agora (Market Hall) in Chania; or if you prefer, pickup from your hotel
Dress Code: Casual, warm clothes, hat, sun block, good walking shoes, a back-pack for water and light snacks, and a full meal after the hike
Including: Services of an officially qualified Greek tourist guide, entry fees, lunch, and bottled water
Food: Yes
Walking difficulty: Difficult walk, participants must be physically fit
Rest rooms/WC: Yes

The ultimate highlands of the island of Crete, the so-called Madares, are located in the White Mountains. The quest of this hike is Mt. Pachnes: at 2453m it stands second only by a mere 3 meters to Mt. Psiloritis at 2456m. This adventure calls for travel in 4 x 4 vehicles in order to access a parking plateau three hours from the top. The landscape of Pachnes is barren, almost Martian-like; the views from the summit are breathtaking, almost surreal — on a clear day you can see forever. This trip can be combined with other spectacular hikes in the same area, including the E4 European long distance path, that meanders east-west along the spine of Crete.

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