The International PSILORITIS RACE takes place on Sunday 2 of June, starting from the Nida plateau of the Psiloritis mountain. (35 km from Rethymno) :
35 km race, 8.5 km race, nordic walking and children’s race.
Have a look at the website (English, French and Greek) to learn about the description of the routes, terms and costs of participation, application form etc.
“The race trail covers the distance that pilgrims of the sacred city of Minoan Knossos used to walk in order to climb Psiloritis mountain and honor their god, Zeus Cretagenes. Today, Psiloritis Race links the myth with contemporary history as the runners will follow the traces of their ancestors on the holy mountain of Zeus Cretagenes”.