Agios Ioannis, Sfakia – Pacnes Peak

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th July 2018

A weekend in the unique region of Sfakia in western Crete and ascent to the highest peak of the White Mountains.

We set off on Saturday afternoon towards Sfakia. On the way, we stop for a swim at Iligas beach. Later we reach the small village of Agios Ioannis, where we spend the night either in rooms or in tents in the full moonlight.

Early on Sunday morning, we set off. We use small trucks to reach a spot called Rousses, at 1900m a.s.l. From there we go up to Pachnes peak, at 2452m. On the way back we take the same route. The day ends with another swim on Sunday afternoon.

The hike is suitable for newbies. Only a little mountaineering experience and the basic gear are required.

Leader: Michalis Lyratzakis  •  Hiking hours: 5  •  Difficulty Rate: 2

Departure: Saturday 15.00 from the Archaeological Museum.

Information – Registration: Monday to Thursday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st, telephone number: 2810-227609.

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