In August 1919, two Swiss travelers arrived at the foot of Mt. Olympus with the romantic goal to be the first mortals ever to reach the top of the residence of the ancient Gods. When they asked local goat hunter Christos Kakalos -a man who knew the mountain better than anyone-for guidance, he shouted: “Impossible! Only the eagles can reach the peaks of Olympus”.
Birthplace of Zeus and the cradle of Europe’s earliest civilization, Crete is justifiably known as the “Great Island”. Fabulous beaches and crystalline seas are just the beginning of the story. The mountains, which dominate the view as you approach, consist of dozens of peaks over 2000m of altitude and present a stunning scenic backdrop to life on the western side of Crete.