Pezas Hill

As soon as you arrive at the settlement of Istron, you turn left in the direction of Prina – Kalamafka. After about 400 metres, right before the bridge, you turn on the left and follow the signs.

The rock Minoas lies at a distance of 2.5 kilometres from there and the rocks Talos and Istronas lie at a distance of 3 kilometres from there. Rocks are also accessible by car until the foot of each of them and it is a five-minutes walk from where you leave the car until the foot of the rock.

The climbing field of Peza consists of four rocks: Minoas, Talos, Istronas and Panas. It lies to the East of Aghios Nikolaos at an elevation of 300 metres. It is a very important sport climbing field in Crete The orientation of the three of them (Minoas, Talos and Istronas) enables climbers to climb throughout the day, all year round. The development of its circuits varies between 14 to 30 metres; thus a 60-70 metre rope as well as 16 sets are strongly recommended. The bedrock is very good quality solid limestone.

The creation of the field is still in progress, however there are circuits that will satisfy climbers of all levels. All of them are sport circuits, equipped with inox plates and bolts. At the rock Talos, there is Dionysus’ cave, from where circuits of a high grade of difficulty (8a, 8b+) begin. What makes the field so unique, is the bird’s eye view to the Bay of Mirabello and to the peaks of Lasithiotika mountains, the scenic surrounding landscape and the fact that it offers climbers the option to climb all day, since there is always shade due to the rocks.


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