A winding unpaved road to Omanite Peak on Crete

Omanite Peak is a mountain peak with an elevation of 1,157m (3,795ft) above sea level, situated on the Greek island of Crete.

Omanite Peak

How challenging is the road to Omanite Peak?

Located high in the White Mountains, the road to the summit is entirely unpaved, necessitating a 4x4 vehicle. The road is quite challenging, featuring narrow sections and 33 hairpin turns. At the summit, there's a traditional Orthodox chapel, Ιερό Παρεκκλήσιο, open to the public.

How long is the road to Omanite Peak?

Commencing in Asi Gonia, a mountainous village in the eastern part of the Chania regional unit, the road extends for 8.4 km (5.21 miles). Over this distance, there is an elevation gain of 715 meters, and the average gradient is 8.51%.

Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic:  Andreas Schaub