a. Gigilos Peak

Sunday 6th October 2019

A hike in the White Mountains and ascent to the peak of the imposing Mt Gigilos, the rocky mountain above Samaria Gorge.

Early on Sunday morning, we reach Omalos Plateau and start our hike 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 Linoseli, 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:

Leader: Aria Chatzivasili  •  Hiking hours: 7  •  Difficulty Rate: 3

Departure:  06.00 from the Archaeological Museum.

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

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