Sitia Mountains

Sitia Mountains are the easternmost mountain range of Crete. It is actually divided into two separate ranges, the Mountains of Thripti (Aori) in the west and the mountains of Zakros in the east. The highest peak is located in Thripti mountains and is called Stavromenos (1476m).

The mountains of Thripti are covered by a beautiful pine forest, which has unfortunately shrunk due to human presence and fires. Moreover, near the Plateau of Thripti start the imposing gorges of Ha and Mesonas. On the southern slopes of these mountains there are some of the most scenic villages in Crete, such as the lush Orino village, and the seaside resort of Makrygialos. There are also the amazing green gorges of Pefki, Mylonas and Orino.