Heroes and legends in the highlands of Mt. Ida

Price in euro

1 - 4 people 750 €

5 - 6 people 850 €

7 - 16 people 150 € pp

Der oben genannte Ausflug kann in Deutsch mit einem diplomierten Fremdenfuehrer durchgefuehrt werden.

L’ escursione citata si puo effettuare con la guida ufficiale nella lingua italiana.

When: Daily May to October, if weather permits.
Languages: Heroes and legends in the highlands of Mt. Ida Greek, Heroes and legends in the highlands of Mt. Ida English, Heroes and legends in the highlands of Mt. Ida French, Heroes and legends in the highlands of Mt. Ida German, Heroes and legends in the highlands of Mt. Ida Italian, Heroes and legends in the highlands of Mt. Ida Russian
Duration: Approximately 8-9 hours.
Meeting Point: Liberty square (Heraklion downtown), or your hotel on request. Return to the meeting point.
Dress Code: Casual, hat, walking shoes, warm clothes in early spring, sunblock.
Including: Transfer to the meeting point and back, the services of a professional qualified guide, entry fares, a meal in Anogeia and bottled water.
Food: Yes
Walking Difficulty: Average. The participants (children included) must be in a good shape for an uphill trek (and return) of approximately 30 – 40minutes.
Rest Rooms/ WC: Yes.

We will spend the day on Idis mountain, or Psiloritis, reliving its history, exploring the natural environment, getting to know the way of living of the locals.

We begin with the archaeological site of Tilisos –the villas there date from the Early Bronze Age, Minoan times. Later, we ascend the Nida plateau (1400m altitude) and cross the old path to Idaion Andron cave, a rarely visited ancient place of worship, associated with Zeus’ birth and upbringing place. In Nida we will see the local shepherds’ residences, the so called “mitata”, which constitute a unique element of the Cretan architecture.

Later we will visit Anogeia, a village known for its proud, yet hospitable inhabitants whose heroic deeds and puissant resistance to invaders became legendary with the lapse of time. Here, we will indulge a skewered lamb meal done the local way.

Special Remarks

  • The cost of the excursion does not include tips and personal expenses.
  • The tour can be done in other languages upon request, apart from those mentioned.


Price Per Adult: 150 €
Price Per Child: 150 €

Reservation Information: touristguidesofcrete@gmail.com

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