Kallergi Mountain Refuge open this weekend – Omalos 19th/20th March

The Kallergi Mountain Refuge (Lefka Ori – White Mountains)) will be open this weekend 19th – 20th  March.
‘Access is not easy (forget cars etc) and make sure you call before your climb: 6973400077

The Kallergi mountain Refuge was built in 1971 by the Greek Mountaineering Club of Chania and ever since it hosts hikers and climbers from all around the world that want to experience the majestic Lefka Ori massif . The refuge is located on the west side of the mountain range at the altitude of 1680 meters , 600 meters higher than the Omalos plateau. It is the only staffed refuge of Western Crete . The refuge is currently accessible only on foot .

The  hike up takes about 1 hour and forty  minutes (depending on the snow conditions).
Location: see mapBildschirmfoto 2022-03-17 um 22.35.58

Covid-19 protocols

According to the instructions of the Greek Government and the Greek Mountaineering Association all  guests must have a vaccination certificate (green pass).

Source: Kallergi Shelter FB 

and Kallergi Mountain Refuge


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