Mount Skloka: an awe-inspiring paved road in Crete

Sklóka is a mountain peak at an elevation of 443m (1,453ft) above the sea level, located on the northeast side of the Akrotiri peninsula, on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete.

Mount Skloka

Surrounded by rock formations, the road to the summit is paved but very narrow and steep. Not recommended to newbies. Along the way you’ll have to deal with some dangerous dropoffs. The summit is home to a few communication facilities.

The drive offers stunning views of Souda Bay and Chania-Ag. Marina area. Starting from Akropoli, the drive is 3.8 km long with 12 hairpin turns. Over this distance the elevation gain is 186 meters. The average gradient is 4.89%.
Pic: Reijo Metsäperä