Description

Kerkis or Kerketeas mountain (in Greek Κέρκης or Κερκετέας) , extends its peaks high above the west side of Samos.

It is the highest mountain of Samos with maximum height 1.434 m and the second highest mountain in Aegean Sea  after “Feggari” or “Saos” in “Samothrace” (excluding the mountains of Crete and Evia).

Kerkis is literally a huge rock. As it is completely dry, it is a very unfriendly and difficult place to trek. For this reason, people have lost their way back, many times, that’s why you must be very careful.

The view at the top and from most points of the route is amazing. During a good day the neighboring islands are visible and when the weather is clear one can see as far as the mountains of Crete.

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Respect the environment; do not throw away rubbish or start any kind of fire.

  • Tips

  • It’s better to hike at Kerkis mountain with organized team and Specialised guide, like Samos outdoor activities.
  • Start early in the morning, take water with you, do not leave the path, put signs to paths for return, return early in the afternoon.
  • The terrain is quite rocky and the route is physically demanding but not technically.
  • Getting there

  • Restrictions

  • No fires
  • Remove your trash when you leave

 

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Address

Our Address:

Vigla the top of Kerkis mount

GPS:

37.726406236081, 26.622173711658

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