Hike the White Mountains of Crete - A Guided Trekking Tour to Pachnes Summit

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Hike the White Mountains of Crete - A Guided Trekking Tour to Pachnes Summit


If you are looking for the ideal places to hike near you in Crete, then you have to join the trekking experience in the White Mountains' summit of Pachnes. 

Visiting Places: White Mountains, summit of Pachnes (2456m)
Duration: Full day tour

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Activity Description 

Hike the White Mountains and make memories of a lifetime in Crete's biggest mountain range. This unique adventure tour in west Crete is one of the easiest and safest hikes of the region.
Starting from Chania town, this adventure tour takes you to Anopolis in Sfakia region where you will board a 4×4 vehicle which will drive you to the end of a dirt track (21 kms) at the altitude of 1950m. From there, your expert guide will lead you to the 'heart of a high desert', through a unique geological landscape, all the way up to the summit of Pachnes (2456m) at the centre of the White Mountains, a hike which takes about 2 hours. 
Once you reach the summit, a short break will follow during which you can enjoy the panoramic views before the descent. The refreshing mountain breeze is ideal especially for the hot summer months where weather in Greece reaches peaks often exceeding 40C. To top this unique experience in Greek nature, on your way back to Chania you will have the chance for a refreshing swim in the crystal waters of the Libyan Sea. 

Special Features

  • Magnificent views and unique landscapes of Crete's nature
  • Swim in the Libyan Sea
  • Light lunch 


Why We Like It

Hiking on the magnificent White Mountains of Crete is an experience of a lifetime and one of the best things to do in Crete (or adding on your buckelist)!

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Every Sunday (or otherwise upon request) | 8am from Chania.

Duration: Full day tour.

Meeting Point: Chania town. 

Group Size: Min 2 persons - max 7 adults (shared groups) | Private groups available upon request.

Pace: Suitable for adults. The hike requires a minimum of walking experience. 

Spoken Language: English, Greek and Spanish.

Included: All transfers, 2 English/Spanish speaking guides, light lunch (prepared by your guides).

Excluded: Anything else not mentioned as Included.

Note: This hike is only available while the dirt road and the trail are free of snow and ice. 

Vendor: Natour Lab

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation at least 5 days prior to scheduled program: 70% refund. Cancellation 2-4 days prior to booking date: 50% refund. Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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