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Athymolakos -mavri peak - ornio peak - spathi peak - kriariko peak

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Trail stats

Distance
7.01 mi
Elevation gain
3,419 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
3,419 ft
Max elevation
7,056 ft
TrailRank 
65
Min elevation
4,364 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
5 hours 45 minutes
Time
8 hours 47 minutes
Coordinates
2069
Uploaded
May 14, 2020
Recorded
May 2020
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7,056 ft
4,364 ft
7.01 mi

near Drakóna, Crete (Greece)

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Itinerary description

A beautiful spring excursion. There are many old sheperd structures here and there. You can see that the place was alive some years before..
From athymolakos we climbed until the col next to malemou peak where are located old sheperd houses.
From there we climbed mavri peak. After that we climbed the northernmost peak feom ornio peaks region (there are 3-4 summits one next to the other).
We could see antikythere and kythera islands and also continental greece but unfortunately my camera is not that good. It is possible to see continental greece, it depends on the atmosphere conditions.
We continue to walk east until the spathi peak. From there the moved north-north west to kriariko peak. At the east face of kriariko there is a cave where there is ice all year long but it was so much snow that the entrance was under the snow so we will go there during fall.
From kriariko we descent to athymolakos. In general there is no water source and of there is snow it is very dangerous because in this (and elsewhere) part of the mountain there are many holes 10-100m (some are 1200m one of the deepest -known- in our home, earth) and you will take a big risk but it depends also on the conditions.
Almost 100% of the route is not on trail and in some (not many) parts it was very steep...
Anyway thats it enjoy!

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,781 ft
Photo ofThere are few red signs on the path

There are few red signs on the path

PictographPhoto Altitude 5,008 ft
Photo ofLooking to the north

Looking to the north

PictographPhoto Altitude 5,098 ft
Photo ofPhoto

Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 5,634 ft
Photo ofThe view from the coll

The view from the coll

PictographPhoto Altitude 5,634 ft
Photo ofThe view from the coll (mavri peak)

The view from the coll (mavri peak)

PictographPhoto Altitude 5,738 ft
Photo ofSheperdhouse Photo ofSheperdhouse

Sheperdhouse

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,654 ft
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Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,825 ft
Photo ofThe view from mavri peak

The view from mavri peak

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,833 ft
Photo ofThe view from mavri peak Photo ofThe view from mavri peak Photo ofThe view from mavri peak

The view from mavri peak

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,741 ft
Photo ofPhoto

Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 7,005 ft
Photo ofThe view from ornio peak Photo ofThe view from ornio peak

The view from ornio peak

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,993 ft
Photo ofGoing to spathi peak

Going to spathi peak

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,683 ft
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Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,549 ft
Photo ofPlace for Bivouak

Place for Bivouak

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,536 ft
Photo ofLeaving soathi peak

Leaving soathi peak

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,379 ft
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Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,206 ft
Photo ofNorth west face of spathi

North west face of spathi

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,259 ft
Photo ofThe path from the sheperd houses near psari peak to mavri ornio spathi Photo ofThe path from the sheperd houses near psari peak to mavri ornio spathi Photo ofThe path from the sheperd houses near psari peak to mavri ornio spathi

The path from the sheperd houses near psari peak to mavri ornio spathi

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,261 ft
Photo ofKriariko peak

Kriariko peak

PictographPhoto Altitude 6,118 ft
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Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 5,757 ft
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Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 5,434 ft
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Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 4,957 ft
Photo ofOld sheperd house

Old sheperd house

PictographPhoto Altitude 4,421 ft
Photo ofOld sheperd house

Old sheperd house

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