Mt Pantokrator dominates the Northern part of the Island and is over 1000 meters high. During the winter months, it is occasionally 'snow capped'. The road to the top goes through the mountain village of
Strinilas which is well worth a stop. For driving instructions,
200m after you leave Strinilas , the road to the summit forks off to the right.
This newly completed road goes all the way to the top.
The views from the summit are stunning. Looking down South, you can see the Islands of
Paxos and Anti Paxos.
Looking North, you can see the Northern Islands - Mathraki, Erracusa and Othondi. If you are very lucky you may even see the Southern tip of Italy - over 80 miles away!
At the top, you may be surprised to see a Monastery -over shadowed by a large 'radio antenna'.
If you plan to go visit though, do not forget your sun cream. As the suns rays can be very at strong at this height.
There is a welcome little cafe-bar at the top - appropriately named the 'Pantokrator'
To return 'home', you can either go back the way you came, or pick a route down the 'other side'
(sign posted ' Petalia and Lafki') This road will take you down to Sidari and Acharavi depending on your exact route - driving through small mountain villages that look like they have never seen a tourist.