Psiloritis

The legendary mountain of Psiloritis (8057 ft), the highest mountain of Crete, is the background to many ancient legends. We have climbed to the top in the spring of 2010. Snowfields were hampering us, so we got totally ecstatic when we have actually and finally made it. The night was spent on the boulder floor of the stonewalled chapel at the top. We had almost no food with us, some drinking water, but with a small bottle of “raki” we couldn’t care less. We were richly rewarded next morning by the stunning views over most of the island and the incredible sunrise. There is a “guest” book lying freely in the chapel and we have signed it. During the entire climb and descent we haven’t meet a single soul. Unforgettable...