APART FROM CRETANS, MOST VISITORS IGNORE THAT THE SNOWY PEAKS OF THE CRETAN MOUNTAINS IN WINTER ARE IDEAL FOR SNOW SPORTS.
All mountaineering clubs on the island organize courses and training sessions related to snow mountaineering, especially in the ranges of the White Mountains and Psiloritis. Mountaineering is usually combined with a stay in one of the many mountain shelters.
Ski mountaineering, an exciting winter sport that combines trekking on snow-covered surfaces with skiing and attracts an increasing number of fans. Many Cretans climb up the whitewashed mountains and descend slopes on skis or snowboard.
Snow-kiting is a relatively new winter sport, which has spread rapidly around the world. The sport is similar to water-based kiteboarding, yet with the footwear used in snowboarding or skiing. Crete is an ideal destination and champions of the sport were excited to do kiteboarding around the white peaks with the blue sea in the background.