Falasarna - Balos

Details

DURATION

10 - 12 hours

DIFFICULTY

Difficult

GROUP SIZE

2 - 6 persons

SCHEDULE

Upon Request

TYPE

Small group tour

PICK UP TIME

07:00

PICK UP PLACE

Hotels in Rethymno district

Price List
Price List

Highlights

  • Experience the breathtaking view and stunning scenery of Balos lagoon
  • Hike between the two most famous shores of Crete
  • Enjoy a full panoramic view from all spots of your hike trail
  • Swim in Falasarna and Balos beach
  • Have a knowledgeable guide assist you through the trail
  • Have snacks to fuel up with energy during your walk
ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

A hike from one beach to another

  • distance

    Walking distance: 9 km

  • duration

    Walking duration:6 - 8 heures

  • Pick Up Time

    Pick Up Time:07:00

  • Return Time

    Return Time:17:00

  • Terrain

    Terrain:Rocky

  • Include lunch

    Include lunch:No

A hike from one beach to another

We will start by following an off-the-road trail for about 1 km which will lead us to a fence; after opening it and crossing by, we have to make sure we've closed it (otherwise the sheep will start leaving!). Then, we'll see in front of us the first blue pole, which marks the start of the hike trail. The whole hike is marked by blue poles, blue arrows and blue marks on the rocks ... So we will just follow these guides.

After about 20 minutes of walking, we can stop to catch a breath and look behind; before our eyes lies the beautiful Falassarna, with its crystal clear water and the great Prophet Elias church (Manna), which overlooks the region.

As we walk, we will see and smell the wild thyme, chamomile, thrimpa, stamnagathi, agroagginara, wild olive trees (many of which are extremely old) and many other herbs and plants - gifts of nature to man!

When walking, sometimes up and sometimes down, we will always be accompanied by a breathtaking view of the islands of Pontikos, Kithira, Antikithira and the Tigani. Fortunately, the relaxing sound of the waves crashing against the cliff will help you free yourself from thoughts. At the end, we will be rewarded with the magnificent view of Grambousa and Balos beach, which will take our breath away and make us forget everything, included the long walk we just finished!

We can stay there for a swim in the blue lagoon of Balos beach and relax while waiting for the boat to take us back to the port of Kissamos. From there, we will take our transfer vehicle and start the route back.

What’s Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Only Rethymno district)
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Local driver / guide​
  • Transport by air-conditioned car​ / mini bus
  • Guidance through the hike trail
  • Trekking from Falasarna beach to Balos
  • Swimming in two beautiful shores
  • Traditional snacks on the way
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges​
  • Lots of adventure and laughter! :)
ADULTS145 EURO P/P
CHILDREN (3 - 12)50%
INFANTS (0 - 2)FREE
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