If the wind is East or even if it is still, it is always worthwhile to take a trip above Askufo. The small rural road which is 4 km above the village, will lead you to the takeoff which is situated on the mountain peak. Askufo plain, even in dead calm, produces a strong wind current which is capable of keeping you in the air for hours. The landing in the plateau certainly will not be one of the easiest things that you have done but, why not try? The elevation variance is 450m
This shelter is situated in the plateau above the village of Askyfo in the Sfakia region. The shelter was built on land donated by the mountaineer, Christos Christodoulakhs from Askufo. Its construction began in 1988 and finished in 1992. In the plataeu of Tavris Niato and in the summits of Kastro, the mountaineers of Hania have accomplished ascents since 1930. In Askyfo and in Tavris, they used for the first time Sking in Crete in 1955. (Details & photo in the following URL)
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