The imposing Ida Range has the highest peak of Crete, Timios Stavros at 2546m altitude. For reaching Timios Stavros, there are many ways from both north and south sides. The view for the peak is amazing towards all directions.
Since ancient times, many people ascended to the peak to leave some relics at the peak sanctuary, at the side where today we meet the chapel of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross). The chapel is built of stones, without any other material.
During the last years, a trail has been constructed starting from the plateau of Lakos Mygerou (attitude 1580m) and is the shortest way to reach the peak (2 hours). It is very well signed and mostly paved with stones, making ascending quite easy.