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Help Climbing Mt. Psiloritis

11 March 2008 - 04:32 AM

Hi everyone,

This summer I will be spending 9 weeks working at an archaeological dig site off the Euboean Gulf. Since this is a very special opportunity I want to make the most of my trip to Greece. I plan to arrive about 10 days before the site work begins and explore Crete with a friend. We plan on visiting Knossos, Phaestos, Matala, the Samaria Gorge, and the Karmares Cave/Mt. Psiloritis. I am an avid hiker with all the necessary gear for outdoor excursions.

Of the places I've listed the Kamares Cave/Mt. Psiloritis has been the hardest one to plan logistically. We will not have our own transportation since we will be on a tight budget and be forced to use buses/maybe hitching. However, it seems to be very hard to get into the interior of Crete without a car. Any ideas? Do buses go to Karmares?

Has anyone here climbed to the top of Mt. Psiloritis. What is the easiest rout? Can we camp on top of the mountain?

Thanks for any help!