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“Amazing views and away from it all”
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Kallergi Refuge
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“Amazing views and away from it all”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

A stiff walk up to the refuge but worth all the sweat. Good food, friendly staff and warm showers which are only on for an hour or so in the early evening. Beds are comfortable with quilts but best to bring your own sleeping bag. The view across Crete and down the gorge are truly amazing. Visited in early October and it was still warm but the temp drops quickly when the sun goes down.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Fabulously situated 5500 ft up this text book "alpine" refuge is a must stay for anyone wanting to spend time in the Lefka Ori.
Perfectly placed overlooking the spectacular Samaria Gorge it also boasts a wide variety of hiking (probably 3 days worth) of all standards accesible from the door. The custodian Josef has a extensive working knowledge of the surrounds (and other parts of Crete and indeed other parts of the world !!!) and will, without provocation, help with trail suggestions - he even drove us to some of the trail heads using the hair raising shepherd tracks that criss cross parts of the range.
Food while we were there was provided by his wife and was again as good as anything else we ate all holiday, all washed down with the compulsory Mythos – oh yesss!!!
Facilities considering the position of this place are unbelievable: Bedding is mainly in dorms but there are doubles available and all are comfortable (if a little hard) with linen and blankets available; showers are hot and free flowing and the toilets are in a better state than most in Greece.
Last thing worth mentioning are the fantastic sunsets which can be enjoyed in the welcome cool whilst chilling in the provided hammocks on the refuge’s patio - bliss.
Thinking you have to book such an idylic place – we were 2 of 4 people staying in peak time (mid July) !!! Far from the madding crowds.

Room Tip: Try and stay a few days and walk in the early morning in Summer
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kallergi Refuge

Property: Kallergi Refuge
Address: Lefka Ori, Omalos, Crete 731 34, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Omalos
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Omalos
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kallergi mountain Refuge was build in 1971 by the Greek Mountaineering Club of Chania and ever since it hosts hikers and climbers from all around the world that want to expirience the magesty of the White Mountains massif. The refuge can accomodate up to 45 people, serve dinner and breakfast if needed and provide a guide for Trekks in the area. ... more   less 
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Kallergi Refuge Omalos, Crete

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