Hiking

Mountains and gorges, villages and beaches, valleys and plains, ancient city remains, olive groves and gardens, endless wine fields. A landscape diverse and stunning. A land literally crisscrossed with a big number of hiker’s trails and ancient paths. The climate is dry almost all year round, with mild and breezy summers, and cooler autumns and winters.

An ideal landscape offering a wide range of hiking and walking tours for the experienced or inexperienced visitor alike. A memorable experience of the wild and unknown beauty of Crete.

Milia a full organic village

Milia is an authentic 17th century mountain settlement which has been transformed into and eco-friendly tourist complex; it seems to have sprouted from the lands of Crete. A glorious location...

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Duration: 3 days
Lang: Greek, German, English, French, Italian, Russian
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Hiking the High Deserts of the Madares

The ultimate highlands of the island of Crete, the so-called Madares, are located in the White Mountains. The quest of this hike is Mt. Pachnes: at 2453m it stands second only by a mere 3 meters to...

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Duration: 8 hours
Lang: Greek, German, English, French, Italian, Russian
Views from Mirabello bay

Ancient Lato and the Kritsa Gorge

This program combines a visit to the ancient Greek city of Lato with a hike of the Kritsa Gorge. One of the most important Doric cities on the island, the ruins of fortified Lato date to the 5th and...

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Duration: Approximately 7 hours (the short version hike is almost 3 hours)
Lang: Greek, German, English, French, Italian, Russian

The valleys and Caves of Malevisi

Malevisi is a municipality to the west-southwest of Heraklion. This program features several highlights of the region. It starts at the Gazi Archeological Museum that displays a new collection of...

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Duration: 8 hours from point of departure in Heraklion
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Agia Irini Nunnery and the Mili Gorge

Recommended as a half-day activity, ideal for families with young children.

The program begins at the Monastery of Agia Irini (Santa Irene) at the foot of Mt. Vrisinas about 5 kms south of...

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Duration: Twelve or more hours depending on your whereabouts on Crete
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

A Cretan Odyssey

Day 1. Minoan Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum a walk through the historic section of Heraklion (overnight: Heraklion). Knossos is one of the most famous archeological sites...

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Duration: Seven days / seven nights
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

The Imbros Gorge

The White Mountains of western Crete are among the most spectacular in southern Europe. This Alpine landscape consists of more than 150 peaks, 50 of which are over 2000m; there are also more than 50...

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Duration: Ten hours (from Heraklion).
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Samaria Gorge

The Gorge of Samaria is the longest and most spectacular in Europe. Next to Knossos, it is the second most visited tourist attraction on the island. Located in the White Mountains of western Crete,...

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Duration: Twelve or more hours depending on your whereabouts on Crete
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Unknown Crete: Exploration in 4WD (Moni Koudouma)

This excursion, of a full day, includes guiding the Asterousia Mount on South Central Crete in 4WD suitable for adventures on rough terrain. The drive is picturesque, with an impressive view of...

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Duration: Approximately 8-9 hours.
Lang: Greek, English, German, French, Italian, Russian
Tylissos Archeological ground

Heroes and legends in the highlands of Mt. Ida

We will spend the day on Idis mountain, or Psiloritis, reliving its history, exploring the natural environment, getting to know the way of living of the locals.

We begin with the archaeological...

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Duration: Approximately 8-9 hours.
Lang: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

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Historical

Through your visit in Crete you should be prepared to immerse yourself in roughly 8.000 thousand years of history and constant human presence.

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Village experiences

Visiting in land Crete can be a real challenge! In the villages of Crete one has the opportunity to experience the Real Crete, the heartbeat of the island.

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Culinary/Gastronomy

It is no hardship to eat like a Cretan. The people of Crete eat well. Crete’s economy is based on agriculture, not only tourism.

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Sports activities

Either you need to perfect your tennis serve, or choose among a wide variety of marine activities such as sailing, yachting. Crete is your place of choice.

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Cultural

One can never experience the true heart and soul of Crete, without tasting its raki and dance to the sounds of Lyra – Crete’ s emblematic musical instrument- along with its beautiful and friendly inhabitants.

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