Crete and 'signs' or 'maps' don't really go well together. It took us about an hour before we were on the right track to the summit of Psiloritis. To save the trouble for anybody else planning to start from Fourfouras, I've made a map with Google earth, you can still read the coordinates in the full size view. Here the directions to go with it:
- When driving in to Fourfouras from the southeast, park your car at the first shop / supermarket on the left hand side right at the village start (marked with 'P' on the map).
- Then walk back for about 200 meters and you should see a big yellow sign of the E4 trail (inset picture, and yes, I'm helping the flora fight the drought there). When driving in the sign is directly behind a corner so we missed it.
- Once on the trail there are a few turnoffs without signs or markings (at least not the we could see). First (point '1') the smaller hiking trail joins a larger gravel road, turn right here.
- At point '2' there are a few turnoffs to the left which clearly go 'up' but ultimately lead to a goat farm of some sort (visible on the map). Ignore these two turnoffs and continue on the main road.
After point '?' I'm not entirely sure anymore, try to go by the general rule of 'straight ahead, or up' at an intersection. At some point there should be a quite clearly marked E4 signpost and/or yellow paint dots at a fence.
Please see below, in the comments section for additional valuable information.
Keep in mind that the climb from Fourfouras is a loooong way, >2000m vertical, so calculate about 8-12 hrs for a return trip, depending on your abilities. On the other hand, it doesn't seem very popular from this side, so it's nice and quiet. We didn't meet a single person all day. Be careful with the heat: I drank 3 liters of water on the way up, and was still thirsty.
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