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White Mountains (Lefka Ori)

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Rugged and beautiful at the same time

If you've just come to Crete for the beach package holiday, then you'll probably not appreciate this but if you want to experience all the richly varied stunning landscapes that... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you've just come to Crete for the beach package holiday, then you'll probably not appreciate this but if you want to experience all the richly varied stunning landscapes that Crete has to offer, the White Mountains are a great experience. We drove up here on two occasions on our last trip, once to Omalos when doing the Samaria Gorge... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our flat had an unobstructed view to The White Mountains. It was amazing how their colour changed. We also had some great trips driving through them. Definitely a highlight for us.

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Bli Bli, Australia
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I (ages 63 and 68) climbed this mountain with our guide as part of a 7 day hiking tour with Trekking Hellas. It takes 3 hours up and the same down. You ascend and descend about 800m and travel 5k each way. My. Gigolos is part of the White Mountains in Western Crete. The track has several... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking and beautiful. We had a lovely gentle hike up the mountains. It was well worth the effort the views and landscape are stunning x I have never been to this side of crete before, I was surprised, how beautiful and peaceful it is, I will be going Again x

Thank Carol D
Nantes, France
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

This is probably our favorite area in Crete. The mountains are very impressive and pelnty of fine walks and good swims are there to take for dynamic visitors. Not to many people in September.

Thank JFLR187198
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

My last hikes in the White Mountains in May 2015 were unfortunately impeded by snow. The major summits were inaccessible. Nevertheless I had some very beautiful, albeit exhausting, hikes in the Western part (Strifomadi, Melindaou). I'll be back in a year or two to walk through the moon-like landscape of the Madares. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 28 May 2015

Mountains are very much part of the Cretan landscape and the White mountain range is very dramatic and imposing, and snow ridges clearly visible from afar

Thank Douglas552
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

It is worth the car, ferry or bus journey to this beautiful corner of Crete - it is completely unspoilt and coming from London, feels like a heavenly paradise.

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Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

We had a breathtaking mountain trip from Chania to White mountain, and it was just amazing! I'll never forget this thick roads, flocks of the sheep an goats, standing on the old olive trees. Here, in the mountains you'll get one of the best views of Crete. And, if you'll get to stop on the rocky road, get out of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

hiking here on well marked paths through beautiful mountain scenery and gorges and away from the crowds in most parts

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