Set north of the traditional village of Archanes, near Heraklion Crete, the wooded hill of Fourni boasts a bird’s eye view on the north coast of the island as well as the adjacent Giouchtas mountain with an elevation of 2,400 feet.

The forested area mainly features pines and cypresses, the typical trees of the Cretan flora. Besides the amazing landscape the place is of great historical value, since there has been unearthed a Minoan cemetery dating back to 2400 BC, which can be visited today.

Still not convinced to participate? There is more to it than meets the eye. A thrilling 6.7K route among pines overlooking the gorge of Archanes, a fully-equipped station at the completion of each lap, the traditional village within walking distance, where athletes and chaperones can relax in traditional cafes and tavernas or wander in the paved streets of the village and so much more. We’ll be there to welcome you to the first backyard ultra event ever held in Greece!