Crete

A meeting point for various expereiences, Crete manages to impress the visitor immediately, by offering him a many of interests and action. From the vast sand beaches with the blue-green waters to the traditional mountain villages that keep the flame of the tradition alight, (video)

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CRETE

 A very special island, endowed with beautiful seas but also with a history imprinted over the centuries.

 A meeting point of different experiences, Crete immediately wins over the visitor by offering him a multitude of interests and activities. From the endless sandy beaches with the blue-green waters to the picturesque mountain villages that keep the traditions intact and from Dikteo Andros where Zeus was born to the ancient cities - its palaces and unique museums (Knossos Phaistos, Malia Zakros etc.) , Crete enchants you every moment in a different way.

 The picturesque fishing villages of the island are not only suitable for fresh fish but also for the famous local cuisine of the "Mediterranean Cretan diet"

 Crete is the island with the largest concentration of exemplary RESORTS that are a travel experience in themselves. And which for years have been keeping the bar of gastronomy high, setting an example for all of Greece.

The Cretan nature rewards the visitor every season. The mountains, the madares, the plateaus, its gorges enchant and the access to many routes from the European path E4 shocks. As for entertainment, whether you wander the magical cosmopolitan nights of the island or indulge in a heavenly Cretan feast, the result will reward you.

Cretan hospitality, the hospitality of Xenios Zeus makes your travel dreams come true.

Taste her.

A meeting point for various experiences, Crete manages to impress the visitor immediately, by offering him a plethora of interests and action. From the vast sand beaches with the blue-green waters to the traditional mountain villages that keep the flame of the tradition alight, and from the “Diktaio Antro” where Zeus was born to the ancient towns, the palaces and the unique museums (Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros etc), Crete mesmerizes you each time in a different way.

The picturesque fishing villages on the island are recommended not only for fresh fish, but also for the infamous traditional cuisine, known as “mediterranean Cretan diet”.

Crete is the island with the largest concentration of outstanding resorts, which are in their own a unique travelling experience, and which have been for year keeping the bar high on the gastronomy field, setting an example for the entire Greece. the Cretan nature rewards the visitor any time of the year. The mountains, the herding fields, the plateaus, the canyons mesmerize and the access to many areas from the Euro trail E4 is a shocking experience.

As for entertainment, either you wander at the magical cosmopolitan nights of the village, or you succumb to a traditional cretan fair, the experience will be rewarding.

The Cretan hospitality, the hospitality of Xenios Zeus, fulfills your traveller’s dreams.

 TASTE IT!

  

Welcome to Europe’ s southernmost ski mountaineering event!

Registrations are open!
(Registrations will be accepted until max participant’s limit of 150 is reached otherwise until 31/01/2019.)

Register now for the upcoming Pierra Creta 2019 and be part of the experience! All the necessary informatin is on the website and it will be updated constantly.
We are expecting you at 2 & 3 March 2019 for the 4th Pierra Creta!

Until then participate to the first #pierracreta_craziness photo contest and  stay tuned for the rest!

for more photos visit flickr or watch the videos from past events 2014, 2015, 2017!

 

A few words about the event…

Pierra Creta is a ski mountaineering race held in the mountains of Crete. It was organized for first time in March 2014, and in 2015 as a team race with great success. After two successful consecutive editions, “Pierra Creta” is a bi-annual event! This Spring the fourth Pierra Creta will take place. Come and join us!

A few words about us & the idea…

We are a group of people living in Crete and the idea to set up such an event on the Cretan mountains, came to us with beers at hand. The fact that our island is mainly a mountainous rocky terrain and a spontaneous wordplay with the “Pierra Menta”, gave us a name… And the name was “Pierra Creta” (Creta is the Latin name of Crete). During the early stages of our thoughts about the event, we used this name and eventually became hard to give up on it. We loved it so much and it was so fun telling the others about it, that it became the official name of our event. Please, do not get us wrong but, it is not and never was in our intention to compare with the Pierra Menta (how could we?) and we hope that this is obvious . It is  a source of inspiration and a role model to us.

Our effort is to enjoy skimo as much as we can, and along with friends from all over Greece, to promote ski mountaineering in our country and inspire more people to engage with it. Our event is aligned with the above aim and it pursuits to make ski mountaineering, known to people of Crete and to show to other Greeks, already involved, and people abroad that Crete is a place for it.

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