Hiking trip at cypress forest of Katharo Kritsa – Private

Nature  | Themis

Let’s hike at the famous and historical cypress forest of Kritsa and enjoy the unique view.

This excursion’s meeting point is set at the village of Kritsa (district of Mirambello – Lasithi) at 9:00 am.

Together we will follow the ancient Minoan path that extends to the west of the village and leads to the plateau of Katharo.

We will walk through the cypress forest of Kritsa, which is the largest of its kind on the island and is inhabited for many centuries, as shown by the numerous archaeological remains that have been found in the area.
During the walk we will have the opportunity to get in touch with the rich flora and fauna of the mountain, but also to enjoy the unique breathtaking view of the Mirambello Gulf.

Our final destination will be the plateau of Katharo which is continuously cultivated from the Minoan years onwards. Here, amongst others, prehistoric fossils of dwarf hippopotamus and elephant, deer and other animals have been found, during paleontological research.

From this point we will be led to t, a traditional little tavern, where we will enjoy local recipes, with special culinary interest.

After the meal we will return to the village Kritsa by the downhill road on bicycles.

The route is considered easy and no prior experience is required. All the necessary equipment will be provided by me.

This is the time to enjoy an unforgettable experience!


Who can join this experience?

From 10 years old

What should i wear/ bring?

We recommend that you wear sports shoes or climbing boots, and comfortable clothes .
You can also bring your sun screen ,sunglasses and hut a hat.



4 - 5 hours


Water, snacks and full meal


Hiking baton helmet, bicycle


Greek, English


2 persons



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