Mountain Ida or Psiloritis - Satellite images of Crete

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Mountain Ida or Psiloritis - Satellite images of Crete

Mt Ida in Crete

Psiloritis or Mt. Ida is the highest mountain in Crete. Psiloritis, meaning "high mountain" in Greek, stands at 2,456 metres (8,057 feet). According to mythology, Zeus was born here inside a cave, the Idaion Antron cave.


summit of Mt Ida

The summit of Mountain Ida (Psiloritis) covered by snow. You can also see the chapel which has been built there with local stone.


Mt Ida Psiloritis in Crete

A mountain road covered by snow. All high mountains of Crete are covered by snow in the winter. Snowfall starts on Psiloritis in November and the snow lasts until June.

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