Climb Mygia peak from the Vistagi shelter

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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.

Marking: None.

Drinking water point on the route: Nowhere

Realization: Any time of the year.

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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).

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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%

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