The White Mountains or Lefka Ori is the largest mountain range in the island of Crete, consisting of dozens of peaks over 2000m of altitude. They are made of limestone and called White Mountains because they are covered in snow until late in the spring. Watch Christine Schmitthenner’s video (2010) featuring parts of the Cretan Way:
Nice video, about a thru-hike on the Cretan Way in 22 days, august 2016. Made by Jaroslav Smékal, a 21 years old from Czech Republic.
Here is the web version of the Kathimerini news, there’s also a video!
Written by Giorgos Lialios, photos and video by Enri Canaj.
Jimmy walked with me in West Crete in 2012, this is a short video of a crazy game, running on the big dune…
Nice to get letters like this!
I have just come across your Cretan Walk Website and the book that you are planning to publish on it. I am thrilled and want to get my hand on an English Version as soon as possible. Please let me know when and how I will be able to buy it.
My wife Silvia and I are passionate walkers and are planning a long distance track from March 2016 to October 2016, starting in Crete, continuing via the E4 on Peloponnese, then via ferry crossing from Patras to Bari, then using the newly established Archangel Michael’s Way to trek Gargano and Abruzzi (hope that your Refugio is on that route;-), then ferry again from Civitavecchia to reach GR 20 on Corsica and on to Marsaille (E 4) to Andorra and GR 10 … and, so god willing, maybe Portugal in the end. Most of the routes are coming together slowly. The only ones I am still struggling with is how to best get from the Archangel Michael Trail to Civitavecchia (for the ferry to Corsica) and the E4 on the Peloponnese, which seems to be difficult to find due to lack of marking as well as guidebooks. It would be great if you had any information on those that you could share or point me towards.
Thanks in advance for your response,
Bruno is a friend from Belgium, a man that loves Crete deeply, like us! He sent this nice video, an unusual Crete with a lot of snow, Bruno with mark they went to walk to the top of Lefka Ori and they have to dig, to dig a lot, to find the small huts where to sleep… fantastic and incredible landscapes!