Mount Ida, Rethymnon

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Mount Ida (Greek: Ἴδα), known variously as Idha, Ídhi, Idi, Ita. The massif including the mountain is called Psiloritis (Greek: Ψηλορείτης).
At 2,456 m (8,058 feet), Ida is the highest mountain on Crete. It has the highest topographic prominence in Greece. A natural park which includes Mt. Ida is a member of UNESCO's Global Geoparks Network.

Located in the Rethymno regional unit, Ida was sacred to the Greek Titaness Rhea. On its slopes lies one of the caves, Idaion Antron, the Idaean Cave, in which, according to legend, Zeus was born. Other legends, however, place his birthplace in Psychro Cave on the Lasithi Plateau.

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  • The plan was to be on summit for dawn and then paraglide off. The drive was a nightmare really coming from Heraklion. IF YOU'RE APPROACHING FROM THE NORTH THE ONLY ROAD THAT WILL GET YOU TO THE...  more »
  • The highest mountain of Crete offers a great view from the summit at 2456m. I started from migeros plataeu and follow a well made stone path after 4 hours I reached the top! Great destination for...  more »

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