Skinakas Observatory

At the top of the Psiloriti mountain and at an altitude of 1,750 meters is located the Observatory Skinakas. At the peak of plateau, and at the area which is giving from the Municipality of Anogion, two telescopes are operating in separate buildings.

The first telescope came into operation in 1986. The second one, with a mirror diameter of 1,3 m., is the largest observatory in Greece and it is inaugurated in 1995.

The observatory of Skinakas is a joined project of the University of Crete, the Foundation for Research and Technology (ITE) and the Max Planck Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physik of Germany. Also, it has excellent technological equipment.

The Observatory is visited during the summer months, one Sunday in each month.

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  • location Skinakas peak (Psiloritis), Anogia, Rethymno
  • museum type Sciences
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Visiting hours/info

Summer Hours: one (1) Sunday of each month. For more information, be informed of the website of the Observatory.

Tel.: +30 2810 394238
Fax: +30 2810 394240
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