Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th October 2016
A weekend in the White Mountains and ascent to the peak of the imposing Mt Gigilos, the rocky mountain above Samaria Gorge.
We set off on Saturday afternoon and spend the night on Omalos Plateau in rooms or tents.
Early on Sunday morning we start from Xyloskalo, at 1200m a.s.l. We follow the E4 European trail and pass by impressive rock formations, we have a short stop at Liniseli, the water spring and then reach the saddle at 1650m enjoying the view. We continue on rocky terrain admiring the breathtaking view over the biggest part of western Crete until we reach the top, at 1980m.
We follow the same route on our way down.
You can see the track to Gigilos on wikiloc here: https://www.eos-her.gr/routes/2014/gigilos-track/
Leader: Aria Chatzivasili • Hiking hours: 7 • Difficulty Rate: 3
Departure: Saturday 15.00 from the Archaeological Museum.
Information: Monday to Thursday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st, telephone number: 2810-227609.