I'll be in Crete in early- mid July and have been doing a lot of research for good hiking opportunities. I saw amazing things about Mt. Ida, but haven't been able to find any logistical information about how to get there, where to stay, level of difficulty etc. (I don't have a car and will be travelling via public transportation).
We are planning on doing Balos Monday (staying in Chania overnight) Samaria Gorge on Tuesday (where we stay that night depends on what we do on Wednesday). We have Wednesday and Thursday free for other hikes and would really love to climb Mt. Ida on one of those days. Friday we catch a ferry to Santorini. Is this reasonable? If so, can anyone please advise on a practical itinerary for Tuesday night onward?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated, as I have been finding it very difficult to logistically plan climbing Mt. Ida.