Although many people have already forgotten about winter, being in Crete is easy to remember. It's enough that when you pass the local mountains, you will look at their peaks, which are still shimmering with the white of the snow cover. This situation applies to both the White Mountains and the Psiloritis massif. Probably some of you wonder how much snow is in the current mountainous regions of Crete. Well, looking through the prism of the photos, which were made by Giorgios Ntagiantas, I must admit that in some places the snow cover is still very thick and exceeds even a few meters. Below you will also find a movie made by Giorgos Katakis.
In the last days he went on a trip to the area of the Skinakas Observatory. While riding a mountain road leading to this place, he had the opportunity to photograph spectacular snow tunnels carved in snowy snowdrifts. Looking at his pictures, it is also worth paying attention to the clearly visible African dust, which colored the top of the snow in a pink color.
According to the information provided by Giorgios Ntagiantas, the road leading to the observatory was not completely passable. A high snowdrift covering one of the corners made it impossible to continue driving.
Unfortunately, these spectacular paintings are reserved mainly for local residents and those few fans of Crete who will choose the spring period for the date of their trip. By the summer, the vast majority of snow will dissolve, and its small remains can be seen only in well-shaded places hidden from the direct access of the sun. In any case, we strongly encourage you to visit the source article, where you will find more photos taken by Giorgios Ntagiantas.
The photo comes from the profile of Giorgios Ntagiantas