Multi-day walking holidays around Crete


Walking holidays composed by a selection of coastal paths, mountain tops, forests, high plateaus, valleys and gorges. The program combines walking through Crete’s most spectacular ecosystems with participating in cultural, agricultural and gastronomical activities, while interacting with the local communities.

Throughout the holiday we will experience:

  • A wide range of fine Cretan cuisine and wines
  • Swimming and relaxation opportunities
  • Stunning wild life, including a wide variety of endemic plants, big birds of prey colonies, insects, butterflies, reptiles and more

For more information, please refer to the trip itinerary tab (above).


Out in the dark blue sea there lies a land called Crete, a rich and lovely land, washed by the waves on every side, Densely peopled and boasting ninety cities. Each of the several races of the island has its own language. First there are the Achaeans, then the native Cretans, proud of their native stock; next the Kydonians…

Homer, the Odyssey


 

DAY 1
Arrival
Platania gorge – Arkadi monastery – Eleftherna – Margarites (4 hours hike)
Introductory walk – Lunch at Margarites

DAY 2
Ag. Pavlos – Preveli coastal path (6 hours hike)
Swimming – Lunch by the sea – Walk in the Palm forest – Return by boat

DAY 3
Rouvas gorge (6 hours hike)
Lunch at Zaros Lake

DAY 4
Mount Gingilos (6 hours hike)
Visit to the Botanical Garden of Chania & Lunch at the garden

DAY 5
Samaria Gorge (5 hours walk)
Lunch by the sea at Ag. Roumeli & return by boat to Chora Sfakion

DAY 6
Mount Psiloritis (5 hours hike)
Highest mountain top, visit to Krana Mt., Cheese making & lunch at the Shepherd’s Shelter

DAY 7
Lassithi – Plateau of Katharo – Havga’ s gorge (5 hours hike)
Lunch at the plateau of Katharo

DAY 8
Knossos palace – Mount Giouhtas (4 hours walk)
Lunch at the traditional village of Archanes
Departure

walk duration

4-6 hours per day

walking distance

5-10 km per day

ascent / descent

depending on the trail

difficulty

easy to medium walks


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