The White Mountains in summer - Page 1

The White Mountains (or Lefka Ori) are the largest mountain range of Crete. In winter, they are covered deep in snow which remains until May. After a brief season where they become covered in grass and mountain flowers, the vegetation dries out and they glisten white in the harsh summer light. The pictures in the following pages were taken between May and September.

This page shows photos in the area of the plateau of Omalos with the summits of Gingilos and Volakies and up towards the refuge of Kallergi and the summit of Melindaou

 

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  • The plateau of Omalos (looking South)
  • The summits of Gingilos and Volakies to the South of the plateau of Omalos
  • The summits of Gingilos and Volakies seen from Poria
  • The summits of Strifomadi (left) and Psilafi (right)
  • Cliffs of Kakiskala on the way to Gingilos
  • Cliffs of Kakiskala on the way to Gingilos
  • Rock arch on the way to Gingilos
  • Rock arch on the way to Gingilos
  • Rock spires on the way to Gingilos
  • Rock arch on the way to Gingilos
  • View of the gorge of Samaria on the way to Gingilos
  • View of the gorge of Samaria on the way to Gingilos
  • A cypress tree on the way to Gingilos
  • A cypress tree on the way to Gingilos
  • A cypress tree on the way to Gingilos
  • Rock formations near Gingilos
  • Gingilos seen from the summit of Volakies
  • On the way to the summit of Volakies
  • The refuge of Kallergi on top of a cliff
  • Rock formations near Gingilos
  • Two hikers on their way to Melindaou
  • Mountain ridges at sunset (below the summit of Melindaou)
  • Descending from the summit of Melindaou
  • Descending from the summit of Melindaou

 

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