Mountaineering Club of Heraklion refuge is located on the east slope of Mt. Psiloritis at 1080m altitude. The location is called Prinos. It’s accessible only on foot and we consider it to be an extension of our club’s premises on the mountain.
Also, the european path E4 passes next to our refuge, through which you can reach the forest of Rouvas in 4 hours and Nida Plateu in 8. The two closest peaks are Koudouni (1860m) and Giristi (1779m).
The refuge features a spacious living room with a wood stove. The kitchen is fully equipped: cooking facilities include a gas hob and wood stove/oven. There are also two indoor toilets. On the upper floor there are two bedrooms with two storey beds that can accommodate up to 30 people. Inside the bedrooms there are two closets full of blankets for everyone.
The refuge is available for visiting and for overnight staying not only to club members, but also groups from other clubs or companies and people who love nature and mountains. Very often it is also visited by groups of students who are participating in enviromental programs.
Anyone wishing to stay at the refuge should contact the club in advance for availability and organizing.
The refuge manager is always present, when there are visitors.
The paths that lead to the refuge are now well marked with distinctive signs.
WGS84 Coordinates: N35° 11.000′ E24° 58.170′
Refuge Phone: 697 657 6070
See also: How to get there, Refuge regulation