Climb Mygia peak from the Vistagi shelter
The route at a glance
Route suitable for: Mountain hiking.
Hiking on: Dirt roads and trails.
Degree of difficulty: Easy route (for the level of experienced hikers).
Starting point: Vistagi shelter.
End: Mygia peak
Special features: None. The climb is a constant alternation of dirt roads and distinct paths.
Drinking water point on the route: Nowhere
Realization: Any time of the year.
Spring – Summer – Autumn: trousers (due to the presence of dense clumps of woody bushes), walking stick, hat, sunglasses, (1½ liter water bottle).
Winter: Winter hiking shoes, gaiters, (in case of snow cover on the mountain above 1000m), winter clothing, raincoat, walking stick, water (1½ liter water bottle).
The route in numbers
Route length: 4,5 km
Duration: 1h40′ – 1h50′
Minimum altitude: 1120m
Highest altitude: 1581m
Total altitude gain / loss: +493m / -39m
Slope: Maximum +32,8 % / -15,1 %. Average +11,0 % / -2,2 %
Alternative proposal for the approach to point 05 (starting point of the ascent to the top), via the Vistagi – Pigadia Tsikala route.
The transition to point 05, where the main ascent to the top begins, can also be done by 4X4 vehicle or on foot from Vistagi, following the dirt road that leads to Pigadia Tsikala and a little further up the bend where point 05 is.
The dirt road in question, 7.7 km long, starts 1.3 km from the exit of Vistagi (Church of Sotira Christos) to Platania or 4.28 km from the exit of Platania to Vistagi.
Route length: 7.0 km
Duration: 1h55′ – 2h10′
Minimum altitude: 474m
Highest altitude: 1233m
Total elevation gain / loss: +722m,
Slope: Maximum +40,9 % / -38,2 %. Average +13,7 % / -8,3%