Mount Ida (Greek: Ἴδα), known variously as Idha, Ídhi, Idi, Ita. The massif including the mountain is called Psiloritis (Greek: Ψηλορείτης).Put Mount Ida into our Rethymnon travel route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rethymnon.
At 2,456 m (8,057 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.
Tours To Mount Ida
Up the gorge and down the mountain: The wilderness of the Cretan mountains BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $141
Duration: 8 hours
Cheese workshop at the Shepherd's Shelter BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $97
Duration: 7 hours
The peak of Crete: A rewarding hike on Mount Psiloritis BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $141
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Mount Ida Reviews
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 »
I have started at Nida Plateau, to which I came from Anogia village. The surroundings are beautiful. The route starts at the small church. There are also signs for Ideo Antro cave. It took three and..... more »
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